Archers from the University of Birmingham bossed the first BUCS archery indoor finals at the University of Bristol, winning both the non-compound team cups.
It was the first time regional heats were held. It allowed more archers to compete - and that resulted in more than 750 shooting Portsmouth rounds in Sheffield and Crawley. Of those, 250 qualified for the finals. They then shot a World Archery 18-metres seeding round and the best made the cut for the head-to-heads.
Birmingham took the non-compound team trophies ahead of Warwick and Edinburgh. Those two took the other podium places in both events, Warwick getting the silver in the men's competition and Edinburgh silver in the women's event.
The individual head-to-heads saw the top 32 recurve qualifiers, plus the top 16 barebows and eight longbows and compounds shoot off for the top prizes.
In the recurve divisions, Francis Berti (Birmingham) dispatched last year's champion Tom Hall (Warwick) in the final. Ashe Morgan (Birmingham) won bronze. Francis later said: "I think the head-to-head made it much more interesting, allowing for much more fierce competition. Honestly, I can't wait to see how the next few years of BUCS Indoors turn out. This year was amazing!"
Jaspreet Sagoo (East London) led from the start and didn't let up, ending the hopes of home favourite Rebecca Martin (Bristol) in the final. Jaspreet said: "Even though this was the first year BUCS held qualifiers and then national finals, it gave everyone a fair chance and was very successful. It gave everyone the opportunity to experience what other major events are like."
The women's individual compound final was an all-Edinburgh affair as Sarah Prieels took on Hope Greenwood - and it was decided by a shoot-off. Sarah kept her title, shooting a 10 in reply to Hope's nine. In the men's final, Chris Woodgate (Warwick) edged past fifth seed Ciaron Peake (Liverpool) 144-141. Lizzie Foster (Durham) and Thomas Taylor (Coventry) took bronze.
Only one of the top four barebow seeds made it through to the men's semi-finals. And it was Samuel Thomas (Loughborough), ranked second, who disappointed the home crowd by beating Will Armstrong (Bristol). David Priestley (Bath) took third spot. The women's final was fought out by the top two seeds: Jessica Nilsson (Edinburgh) and Sarah Shahzad (Abertay Dundee). Jessica took the title with Elizabeth Miller (Sussex) third.
The top seeds took the honours in both longbow events. Alex Newnes (Aberystwyth) retained his title against East Anglia's Tom Lucking, with Edward Pike (Edinburgh) in third. Jessica Nirkko brought Edinburgh's individual gold haul to three with victory over Emily Williams (South Wales) and the bronze medal went to Beth Duthie (Aberystwyth).