Order of Merit

The Order of Merit is used by EFSA (Scotland) to select our International teams. At present only boat events are included.

Each year events are selected covering venues throughout Scotland, and the European Boat Championships, as qualifying competitions for the order of merit. Members can fish as many of the events as they wish but only their best five results count towards the Order of Merit. Points are awarded based on the size of the entry by dividing the number of entrants by two (to a maximum of 100 entrants) and awarding points in descending order.

For instance where a competition has 40 anglers fishing the member finishing in first place would receive 20, 2nd placed angler would earn 19 points etc down to 1 point for finishing in 20th place. Each member entering the competition also receives 5 points for supporting the competition.

At the end of the season the angler’s best five scores are added up and the annual winner receives a trophy. The teams are selected on the aggregate scores from the previous three years ie the teams for 2010 will be picked from the total scores from 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Where a European Championship or Festival team event is taking place at a qualifying venue competing members will receive double points for that event. The full listing of the current Order of Merit for 2009 is available for download in Acrobat format here and the full listing for 2007/09 here.

The top anglers will receive invites to fish for the International teams early in the new year.

2014 Order of Merit Events


15th March 

Loch Etive / Oban SFSA West of Scotland Open
Scott Gibson, 4 Kirkland Gardens, Methil, Leven, Fife KY8 3AH
Tel   01333309128

14th June 2014

AGM Rosely Hotel Arbroath.

14th & 15th June

Arbroath Cod Festival
Joe Connolly 75 Arden Road,    Hamilton. Ml3 6TT
Home   01698 423343 Mobile 07768657838

28th June

NOSSAC Light Line
Gus MacKenzie, 6 Teal Avenue, Inverness, IV2 3TB
01463   230227

29th June

NOSSAC Open Boat
As for NOSSAC Light Line above

12th   July

Individual Members Boat Championships Arbroath
Joe Connolly, 75 Arden Road, Hamilton, ML3 6TT
Tel 01698 423343 Mobile 07768657838.

24th   July

Western Isles Highlands & Islands Open.
Stornoway Sea Angling Club, South Beach Quay, Stornoway HS1 2BT
Donald Morrison Tel 01851 704289 Mobile 07766114059

25th   26th July

Western Isles Open
Stornoway Sea Angling Club, South Beach Quay, Stornoway HS1 2BT
Donald Morrison Tel 01851 704289 Mobile 07766114059

20th, 21st 22nd 23rd August

Viking Championships
Only first three days accumulated % points count towards Order of Merit
Saturday is a boat specimen day. You fish for the boat.
Alistair Fullerton 9 Meadowfield Crescent, Scalloway, Shetland Isles ZE1 0UT 01595   880756.

4th, 5th, 6th September

Scottish Open Boat Stromness (Double points will be awarded for Team  selection 2015 Orkney)
Leslie Fettes, Treasurer OISAA, The Kiln, 2 Buttquoy Place, Kirkwell, Orkney. KW15 Tel 01856 874089

15th 16th, 17th, 18th September

European Championships Weymouth, England
Ian MacGregor, 35 Nevis Park, Inverness. IV3 8RX
Tel   01463 223621

November - Date to be confirmed

Loch Etive Individual Members Boat event
Alister Robertson, The Lodge, Wemyss Bay Road, Wemyss Bay,Renfrewshire PA18 6AD Tel. 01475 522682. E-mail ajdr@btinternet.com


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