Michaelmas Term Roundup
This term there have been two BUTTS legs - CUB started off the season in Oxford on 12/11, followed by Trent on 26/11. There have been some strong performances so far, in particular from the Novice team who were narrowly beaten to first place in the first leg (only 10 points behind serial winners Birmingham) and are currently in second place in the aggregate points scores, only 2 points behind the leaders - let's hope they can keep it up in the new year! The seniors are holding steady in 6th place, ahead of Derby and Oxford - hopefully this bodes well for Varsity later in the year, but of course a lot can change. Individually there have been a number of success and medals across the two legs, including a lady recurve silver, two barebow golds, a novice gent silver and two novice gent bronzes. Liam Pattinson also managed to set a new barebow club record on the Portsmouth round. Full results for the season can be found on the BUTTS website here
Looking towards to next term, it's going to be a busy one, with two further BUTTS legs and the BUTTS Championships and ball, BUTTS team champs and BUTC, not to mention a new, supposedly improved BUCS format which will see the team headed to the Southern regional qualifier in Crawley in February before any qualified archers go on to the finals in Bristol in March.
Also happening next term, the social event of the year: CUB Annual Dinner! Places are filling up fast - as of writing this, there are only five spaces left, so if you want to go but still haven't notified Vamsee (social sec), please do so ASAP.
Closer to home this term we have completed our annual beginners' course introducing over 70 new people to the sport of archery. This year has been rather sucessful with over 40 new beginners joining the club. We look forward to seeing you shooting with us next term. A big thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to help out with this important piece of the club.
The final event befoer the holidays was our Christmas shoot. We all enjoyed shooting at a variety of different targets from ballons to field faces to stockings, rounded off by CUB's "Nerves of Cardboard"; a more arrow safe version of the famous Nerves of Steel! A great time was had by all, and thanks to everyone who brought along snacks.
During the summer we held our first alumni event in recent memory. Thanks to Heather for organising and all who attended; we had a lovely afternoon shooting with a meal in the evening. Hopefully it won't be so long until the next one.
If you couldn't make it but want to stay in the loop for future events, please get in contact with the alumni liaison officer.
The year was brought to a close with the annual general meeting. The minutes can be found here
, and the new committee for 2016-2017 is listed here
. Many thanks to the previous committee for all of their work, and congratulations to the new committee on their elections.
Girton Win Cuppers 2016
Cuppers 2015 took place on a very wet afternoon in May Week. Two ends in to an already wet qualification round and it began to pour.
Kings', Clare, and Girton fielded teams this year, and a tactical decision was made by the captain to award the trophy based on a 2 arrow head-to-head before packing up, drying off and heading for something to eat!
Kings' came in third, with underdogs Girton taking the trophy from defending champions Clare. Congratulations to Isobel and Aidas.
CUB get their BUTTS kicked at Nottingham Trent
A rather sparse team of CUB archers made their way to Nottingham Trent on the 21st of November to shoot a Portsmouth in the second BUTTS leg competing against NTU, Nottingham and Oxford. Only 5 experienced archers and 3 novices made the trip to Robin Hood country.
Lydia Sinnett-Smith put in another good performance to take silver in the ladies' recurve competition in both the NTU and combined leg standings, again just behind Charlie Birch of Oxford. Antonio Rubino put in a strong performance to again take gold in the gent's novice recurve category with Alastair Houston making it a Cambridge 1-2. They each took 1st and 3rd place in the combined results.
The senior team of Lydia Sinnett-Smith, Jack Atkinson, Antonio Rubino and Liam Pattinson came 7th in the overall standings, well clear of Derby in 8th, whilst the novices, lacking a fourth team member came 8th overall.
In the overall standings the seniors are now 7th (though tied in 6th on leg points with NTU) and the novices fall from 2nd to 5th.
We hope to regroup over the vacation before many more competitions next term, hopefully fielding larger teams with a true reflection of our abilities. The overall standings haven't developed too much of a points gap yet, so watch this space.
Full results can be found here: BUTTS Results
BUTTS is Back! - Oxford
BUTTS 2015-16 kicked off at Oxford on the 15th of November for CUB who were shooting with the hosts, Derby, and Birmingham with the other teams competing in Nottingham. 13 archers from CUB made the trip, 9 seniors and 4 of our new novices. Notable performances came from Lydia Sinnett-Smith (2nd Ladies' Recurve), Rob Littlechild (3rd Gent's Recurve) and Antonio Rubino (1st Novice Gent's Recurve).
The results for the combined leg saw Lydia and Antonio retain their standings, whilst strong male recurve performances at Nottingham saw Rob fall to 9th.
As for the teams, the Seniors, consisting of Lydia Sinnett-Smith, Rob Littlechild, Jack Atkinson and Nancy Chen came 6th, whilst a strong performance from all 4 novices, Antonio Rubino, Alastair Houston, Daniel Kang and Miguel Santos Silva, placed them 2nd behind Birmingham.
Congratulations to all who shot. Full results can be found here: BUTTS Results
Thanks to Antonio for providing the photo.
Clare win Cuppers 2015
Cuppers 2015 took place on a beatiful afternoon in May Week. Qualification rounds saw Clare, Fitz, Girton, and Peterhouse ranked before head-to-heads.Clare soared through their early matches before coming up against defending chapmions Fitz in a close final that saw Rob and Nancy take the trophy. A fantastic afternoon for all and congratulations to Clare.
BUCS Outdoor Championships 2015
A fantastic weekend for Cambridge, the experienced ladies team took silver, whilst the experienced gentlemen finished in 9th. Congratulations to Maryia Karpiyevich who took the experienced ladies' recurve individual gold.
Sunday's head-to-head was again filled with success, with Lydia Sinnett-Smith taking silver in the ladies recurve category.
County Champions 2014
Congratulations to Maryia Karpiyevich, Tak Ho and Richard Whiter for becoming County Team Champions of Cambridgshire for both indoors and outdoors 2014. Maryia and Tak got Silver in their catagories and Richard obtained bronze. A further well done to Maryia for beating the CUB record on the WA1440 with a master bowman score of 1184.
BUCS Outdoor Championships 2014
An enjoyable weekend, Cambridge finished 9th out of 35 with a senior team consisting of Maryia Karpiyevich, Richard Whiter, Jack Atkinson and Tak Ho. Congratulations to Rob Littlechild who obtained a bronze metal in the novice gent category for the FITA round, and Tak Ho who finished 4th in the gent's head-to-heads.
BUTTS Team Championships
Our first team was composed of Tak Ho, Maryia Karpiyevich and Jack Atkinson and the second team of Heather Reynolds, Joe Glover and Eleanor Brug. Each archer shot a bray round (30 arrows at a 40cm target from 20 yards). From this, our first team ranked 10th out of 16 and our second team ranked 14th. Following on from this was a head-to-head knock-out shoot where the archers were shooting at 6cm discs from 20 yards away with a hit-or-miss (all-or-nothing) scoring system. Unfortunately, both teams came up against strong opponents and were knocked out with our first team losing 10-7 to Warwick and our second team losing 17-9 to Loughborough. Nevertheless, we all enjoyed the shoot and are looking forward to our next competition in Oxford on Sunday 10th November.
BUCS Outdoor Championships 2013
A successful weekend for Cambridge with a team consisting of Maryia Karpiyevich, Richard Whiter, Jack Atkinson and Tak Ho for the senior team. The team came 7th overall out of 34 university teams. Congratulations to Maryia Karpiyevich who obtained a silver metal in the Fita round and a Bronze in the head to head.