1.The name of the competition will be the Birmingham University Toxophily
and Toucan Society Challenge Trophy, herein referred too as "BUTTS".
2.The competition shall be contested between teams (max 12 archers per
round) from the universities of Birmingham, Cambridge, Loughborough, Nottingham, Oxford
and Warwick. If
a team withdraws from the competition it may be replaced with another from
within the area with the consent of all remaining teams (via their
3.Visitors will be allowed to shoot at the discretion of the organising club
(who may decide to levy a charge on these visitors) and the BUTTS organiser
(who will consult all other club presidents/captains). Visitors may compete for
individual medals but may not count towards any team score.
4.There will be five categories in which prizes will be awarded: Ladies,
Gents, Lady Novice’s, Gent Novices and Compound. These classes will stand until
such time as each club president/captain asks the BUTTS organiser to make
5.A novice is a person who has not shot (except "have a go’s"
/summer camps etc) before September 2000.
6.All shooters must be registered members of the university for which they
shoot (and should be able to prove this with e.g. a university id card).
7.Each of the six universities will host a Portsmouth round (at their own expense), on a
date agreed between them and the organiser, giving at least two weeks notice of
8.At each round:
Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed person in each class
except in the case of compound shooters where only two medals will be awarded
(unless the number of compound shooters increases significantly).
Two trophies will be awarded at each round, team and novice team. The team
award will be given to the university who’s four best archers have a higher
cumulative score than that of the four best archers from the other clubs. The
novice team award will be given to the university with the highest cumulative
total of their best four novice scores. A novice may be counted in both the
team and the novice teams scores.
9.Points will be awarded for team positions 1st – 6 points, 2nd – 5 points,
and so on. The Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the team who after the last
competition has the greatest number of points. The Novice Challenge Trophy will
be awarded in the same way. In the event of a tie the actual team score from
each round will be added together to find a winner. In the event of this being
the same the number of 10’s will be totaled. In the event of this being the
same the clubs contesting the Challenge Trophy must nominate four
representatives who must "down a pint" consecutively. The winners of
the Challenge Trophy will be the team who does this fastest!
10.Only the best five of the six (or four of the five, etc if less than the
six rounds are shot) club scores will count towards the award of Challenge