Member’s Handbook

 

The following information is for members of

Mount Petrie Bowmen Inc.

 

Club Policies

 

The MPB Constitution and various policies are available on the MPB website – click on “Administration & Rules” on the left hand navigation bar of the home page.

 

Starting times and shooting rounds

·      All rounds to be shot, including start times, are published in the shooting calendar. Members must nominate for their shoot a minimum of 30 minutes before commencement by adding their name to the shoot blackboard under the shoot of their choice.

·      Archers are to also register in Archer’s Diary for the nominated round of their choice, if they wish to record an official score.

·      All late comers are to report to the Director of Shooting (DOS).

·      Only listed rounds on the Club Shooting Calendar will be shot, unless otherwise approved by DOS.

·      Regardless of which target rounds are scheduled there will always be a Novice Shoot available (e.g. Newcastle, Geelong) - shoot calendar permitting.

·      Records and Classifications can only be claimed on shoots listed in the Club Shooting Calendar.

 

Range Fees and Equipment Hire

 

Temporary members may only shoot on Saturdays and must pay range fees and the equipment hire fee.  Temporary members may not shoot at any other time.

 

Range fees are –

 

·      $6.00 – 18 years and above

·      $4.00 – under 18

 

Equipment Hire is $8.00 each time.

 

Range fees are payable –

 

·      anytime on Saturday, for both indoor or outdoor

·      Tuesday and Thursday nights

·      Sunday morning for indoor

·      no range fee is payable on Monday night.

 

Full members with their own equipment may shoot on the outdoor range at anytime during daylight hours without paying range fees, other than on Saturday, and subject to the club shooting calendar.

 

·         All archers are responsible for their own safety and that of others using the Club’s facilities, and everyone is expected to comply with safety rules.

·      Only financial Club members, registered tournament competitors, visitors who are financial members of other AA registered clubs and those attending Beginners’ Courses and other courses being run by the Club etc. are permitted to undertake archery activities.

·      Home practice is not covered by the AA Public Liability Insurance policy.

 

Control of Shooting

·         On club days and tournaments, all shooting will be controlled by the DOS or the nominated Assistant DOS.

·         Any instructions or requests by the DOS will be acted upon immediately.

·         Shooting shall be controlled by whistle blasts:

·         One (1) move forward to line and commence shooting

·         Three (3) move to the target face, score and retrieve arrows

·         Repeated Blasts – stop shooting immediately and move back from the line.

·         When Clout is being shot, the short range target shoot (if applicable) shall be controlled by a nominated Assistant DOS.

·         All un–supervised shooting shall cease 30 minutes before the nominated time for the scheduled shoot.

·         All archers are required to assist in getting the field ready for shooting and packing up after the completion of shooting.

·         Any archer wishing to use the Indoor Hall on Saturday afternoon when the Club shoot is outdoor, must seek permission from the DOS first.

·         Archers must report to the DOS if leaving the shooting line at any time during a shoot (e.g. finishing early, equipment failure).

·         Archers who finish shooting before the completion of the event are to put their target butt away before leaving.

 

Out of Hours practice

·           Target butts are to be returned to the covered area when finished.

 

General Safety Rules

·         Covered footwear must be worn. Sandals, thongs, open–toed shoes etc. are not permitted.

·         Alcohol or drugs must not be consumed by any person/s while or during shooting is taking place. No one may shoot when under the influence of either.

·         Armguards, chest protectors, tight–fitting clothes, hats, water and sun screen are recommended.

·         Bows must not be drawn with an arrow unless the bow is pointed at the target and the field of play is clear of archers and officials.

·         When drawing a bow, the bow–sight must not be above the height of the target butt (refer to AA website for further information on high drawing).

·         Aiming a bow, with or without an arrow, at another person is forbidden.

·         Always walk on the field of play, never run.

·         When crossing the field of play, always walk behind the archers on the shooting line.

·         Do not disturb or cause interference to other archers when on or leaving the shooting line.

·         Regularly check your equipment to ensure it is safe and always use matched arrows.

·         Do not dry fire a bow.

·         Headphones or ear coverings must not be worn while shooting.

·         Stay behind the shooting line unless directed by the DOS.

·           Approach the target butt from the side, and check for arrows in the ground.

·           When pulling arrows, stand at the side of the butt, use two hands (one on the target and one on the arrow close to the butt), ensure that no one is standing in front of the arrows, and only 2 people can remove arrows at the same time (one from the left and one from the right side of the butt).

·           Field course – when looking for arrows behind the target, place a bow in front of the target butt.

 

Conduct

·         Excessive talking, laughing and other noise must cease once the whistle has blown and shooting commenced.

·         When you have finished shooting, step back from the line, and remain quiet to allow other archers to complete their shooting.

·         Skylarking, bad language and equipment abuse shall not be tolerated from any Club member, visitor or spectator. They may be asked to leave the grounds.

·         Do not criticise other archer’s equipment or handle their equipment without their approval.

·         Help other archers to look for lost arrows so that the shoot is not unnecessarily delayed.

·         In the event of equipment failure, archers should step off the shooting line and hold their bow above their heads to attract the attention of the DOS.

·         Neat and tidy dress is to be worn, Club uniform is preferred (no singlet tops or short shorts).

·         Score sheets must be correctly filled in and signed, otherwise your score and record claims may be disallowed.

·         All scores are to be entered into Archer’s Diary by archers either during the event or immediately after the completion of the event.

·         Novice shooters should be given support and encouragement from other archers.

 

 

 

CLUB COMPETITION INFORMATION

 

Midweek Evening Indoor Handicap Shoot

·         Every Tuesday and Thursday night there will be either an 18m or 25m indoor shoot (25m will be shot on the first Tuesday and Thursday of each month unless otherwise instructed by DOS). Scores submitted between 1 February and 31 October inclusive each year, will be used to accumulate points which will determine the overall winners of the indoor handicap shoot each year.

 

Tanah Shield

·         Tanah Shield is a handicap shoot conducted on the results of the Saturday Competition between first Saturday in February and the last Saturday in October inclusive each year. The Tanah Shield Competition rules also require that an archer must submit a minimum of one score in each of the four disciplines to be eligible. 

 

Overall Club Champion

The Club Overall Champion is calculated on a combination of an archer’s best scores shot in the Club championships rounds for each of the 4 WA disciplines for one division and bow type (Target, Field, Indoor, Clout).

 

·          Should any scheduled Club championship round be cancelled by the DOS due to unforeseen circumstances, it will be rescheduled for 2 weeks hence, provided  the date does not coincide with a scheduled SQAS, AQ or National event. If this is the case the Club championship round will be shot on the next available Saturday.

·          For further information, please contact the Club Recorder.

 

Other Information

·          WA 144 or Half WA 144 rounds ‘all divisions’ may be shot on any Saturday, provided there is a minimum of two archers shooting the round. 

·          Newcastle and Geelong rounds may be shot on any Saturday (with scheduled target rounds only), to enable novice shooters to participate.

·          Should the scheduled outdoor shoot be cancelled by the DOS, it may be replaced in the calendar by an AA 18m or 25m Indoor round.

 


Know your shoots

 

TARGET

Name

Arrows

Distances–meters

Target Size–CM

WA/Half WA 90/1440

144/72

90,70,50,30

122/80

WA/Half WA 70/1440

144/72

70,60,50,30

122/80

WA 60/1440

144

60,50,40,30

122/80

AA 50/1440

144

50,40,30,20

122/80

AA 40/1440

144

40,30,30,20

122/80

Long Sydney

120

90,70,60,50

122

Sydney

120

70,60,50,40

122

Long Brisbane

120

90,70,60,50

122/80

Brisbane

120

70,60,50,40

122/80

Adelaide

120

60,50,40,30

122/80

Short Adelaide

120

50,40,30,20

122/80

Hobart

90

90,70,60

122

Perth

90

70,60,50

122

WA 60/900

90

60,50,40

122

Short Canberra

90

50,40,30,

122

Junior Canberra

90

40,30,20

122

Grange

90

60

122

Melbourne

90

50

122

Darwin

90

40

122

Geelong

90

30

122

Newcastle

90

20

122

Holt

90

50

80

Samford

90

40

80

Drake

90

30

80

WA 70/720

72

70

122

WA 60/720

72

60

122

WA 50/720 (compound)

72

50

80

AA 50/720

72

50

122

AA 40/720

72

40

122

AA 30/720

72

30

122

Silver Arrow Target

144

70,60,50,40

122

Silver Arrow Target

144

60,50,40,30

122

Silver Arrow Target

144

55,45,35,30

122

Silver Arrow Target

144

45,35,25,20

122

Silver Arrow Target

144

35,30,25,20

122

 

INDOOR

Name

Arrows

Distances–meters

Target Size–CM

18M Round – WA

60

18

40

25M Round – WA

60

25

60

18M Round – Vegas/Australian 1

30

18

40

25M Round – Australian 2

30

25

60

 

FIELD

Name

Arrows

Distances–meters

Target Size–CM

24 targets – Marked

72

5 – 60

15 – 80

24 targets – Unmarked

72

5 – 55

15 – 80

28 targets – Australian Marked

112

10 – 60

15 – 80

 

CLOUT

Name

Arrows

Distances–meters

Single

36

100, 125, 145, 165, 180

Double

72

100, 125, 145, 165, 180

 

 

 

Which Round Do I Shoot?

 

 

 

TARGET ROUNDS

 

 

Open

Master & Veteran

Master

Veteran

20 & Under

Cadet

Inter

Cub

Men

Women

Men

Women

Women

Men

Women

Men

Women

B/G

BG

WA 90/1440

rc

 

 

 

 

rc

 

 

 

 

 

WA 70/1440

b

rc

rc

 

 

b

rc

rc

 

 

 

WA 60/1440

l

b

rcb

rcb

rcb

l

lb

rcb

rc

 

 

WA 70/720

rc

rc

rc

rc

rc

rc

rc

 

 

 

 

WA 60/720

b

 

rc

rc

rc

b

 

rc

rc

 

 

WA 50/720

c

c

c

c

c

c

c

c

c

 

 

AA 50/1440

 

l

l

l

rcl

 

 

l

lb

rc

 

AA 40/1440

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lb

rclb

AA 50/720

l

lb

rclb

rclb

rclb

l

lb

b

 

 

 

AA 40/700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

l

lb

rc

 

AA 30/720

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lb

rclb

 

 

Legend             c – compound   r – recurve   l – longbow   b – barebow compound/recurve

 

 

SILVER ARROW TARGET AND FIELD

 

 

Arrows

Distances

Target Size

SILVER ARROW TARGET

CM, RM, CM20&U, RM20&U

144

70,60,50,40

122

CW, RW, CW20&U, RW20&U, CCM, RCW, CMM, RMM

144

60,50,40,30

122

CVM, RVM, CMW, RMW CCW, RCG, LBM, LBMM, LBVM, LBW, LBMW, LBVW, LB 20&UM, LB20&UW

144

55,45,35,30

122

CIB, RIB, CIG, RIG, LBCM, LBCW

144

45,35,25,20

122

CCB, CCG, RCB, RCG, LBIB, LBIG, LBCB, LBCG

144

35,30,25,20

122

 

FIELD

Division

Recurve

Compound

Barebow Recurve

Barebow Compound

Longbow

Open Men & Women

Red

Red

Blue

Blue

Yellow

Master, Veteran, Veteran + Men & Women

Red

Red

Blue

Blue

Yellow

20&Under Men & Women

Red

Red

Blue

Blue

Yellow

Cadet Men & Women

Blue

Blue

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow

Intermediate Boys & Girls

Blue

Blue

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow

Cub Boys & Girl

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow

Red pegs 10–60m

Blue pegs 5–50m

Yellow pegs 5–40m

 

 

CLOUT

Division

180m

165m

145m

125m

100m

Open, Master, Veteran, Veteran +, 20&Under Men

Compound

Recurve

BB Compound

Longbow

BB Recurve

 

 

Open, Master, Veteran, Veteran +, 20&Under Women,

Cadet Men

 

Compound

Recurve,

BB Compound

Longbow

BB Recurve

 

Cadet Women

 

 

Compound

Recurve,

BB Recurve,

BB Compound, Longbow

 

Intermediate Boys & Girls

 

 

Compound

Recurve,

BB Compound

Longbow,

BB Recurve

Cub Boys & Girls

 

 

 

Compound

Recurve

BB Recurve,

BB Compound, Longbow

 

 

 

 

AGE DIVISONS/CLASS

Open

21 – 49

Master

50 – 59

Veteran

60 – 69

Veteran +

70 +

20&Under

18 – 20

Cadet

16 – 17

Intermediate

14 – 15

Cub

13 & Under

 


 

               

What Age Division/Class Do I Shoot In?

 

 

Cub Class

When the competition/event takes place up to and including the year of the archer’s13thbirthday.

 

Intermediate  Class

When the competition/event takes  place up to and including the year of the archer’s 15thbirthday.

 

Cadet Class

When the competition/event takes place up to and includingthe year of the archer’s17thbirthday.

 

20&Under Class

When the competition/event takes place up to and including the year of the archer’s 20thbirthday.

 

Master Class

An archer may participate as a master when the competition/event takes place in the year of his or her 50th birthday and thereafter.

 

Veteran Class

An archer may participate as a master when the competition/event takes place in the year of his or her 60th birthday and thereafter.

 

Veteran Plus Class

An archer may participate as a master when the competition/event takes place in the year of his or her 70th birthday and thereafter.

 

For more information go to the Archery Australia Constitution and Rules: Book 3 Chapter 7

 

http://www.archery.org.au/Portals/22/MASTER_COPY_CONSTITUTION_RULES.pdf

 


 

 

 

BOW DIVISONS – Legend

Compound Men

CM

Compound Women

CW

Recurve Men

RM

Recurve Women

RW

Compound Master Men

CMM

Compound Master Women

CMW

Recurve Master Men

RMM

Recurve Master Women

RMW

Compound Veteran Men

CVM

Compound Veteran Women

CVW

Compound Veteran + Men

CV+M

Compound Veteran + Women

CV+W

Recurve Veteran Men

RVM

Recurve Veteran Women

RVW

Recurve Veteran + Men

RV+M

Recurve Veteran + Women

RV+W

Compound Men 20&Under

CM20&U

Compound Women 20&Under

CW20&U

Recurve Men 20&Under

RM20&U

Recurve Women 20&Under

RW20&U

Compound Cadet Men

CCM

Compound Cadet Women

CCW

Recurve Cadet Men

RCM

Recurve Cadet Women

RCW

Compound Intermediate Boy

CIB

Compound Intermediate Girl

CIG

Recurve Intermediate Boy

RIB

Recurve Intermediate Girl

RIG

Compound Cub Boy

CCB

Compound Cub Girl

CCG

Recurve Cub Boy

RCB

Recurve Cub Girl

RCG

Longbow Men

LBM

Longbow Women

LBW

Longbow Master Men

LBMM

Longbow Master Women

LBMW

Longbow Veteran Men

LBVM

Longbow Veteran Women

LBVW

Longbow Veteran + Men

LBV+M

Longbow Veteran + Women

LBV+W

Longbow Men 20&Under

LBM20&U

Longbow Women 20&Under

LBW20&U

Longbow Cadet Men

LBCM

Longbow Cadet Women

LBCW

Longbow Intermediate Boy

LBIB

Longbow Intermediate Girl

LBIG

Longbow Cub Boy

LBCB

Longbow Cub Girl

LBCG

Barebow  Compound Men

BCM

Barebow Compound Women

BCW

Barebow Recurve Men

BRM

Barebow Recurve Women

BRW

Barebow Compound Master Men

BCMM

Barebow Compound Master Women

BCMW

Barebow Recurve Master Men

BRMM

Barebow Recurve Master Women

BRMW

Barebow Compound Veteran Men

BCVM

Barebow Compound Veteran Women

BCVW

Barebow Compound Veteran + Men

BCV+M

Barebow Compound Veteran + Women

BCV+W

Barebow Recurve Veteran Men

BRVM

Barebow Recurve Veteran Women

BRVW

Barebow Recurve Veteran + Men

BRV+M

Barebow Recurve Veteran + Women

BRV+W

Barebow Compound Men 20&Under

BCM20&U

Barebow Compound Women 20&Under

BCW20&U

Barebow Recurve Men 20&Under

BRM20&U

Barebow Recurve Women 20&Under

BRW20&U

Barebow Compound Cadet Men

BCCM

Barebow Compound Cadet Women

BCCW

Barebow Recurve Cadet Men

BRCM

Barebow Recurve Cadet Women

BRCW

Barebow Compound Intermediate Boy

BCIB

Barebow Compound Intermediate Girl

BCIG

Barebow Recurve Intermediate Boy

BRIB

Barebow Recurve Intermediate Girl

BRIG

Barebow Compound Cub Boy

BCCB

Barebow Compound Cub Girl

BCCG

Barebow Recurve Cub Boy

BRCB

Barebow Recurve Cub Girl

BRCG

 

 

For more information on which round or division applies please refer to Archery Australia – Constitution and Rules – Schedule 4               http://www.archery.org.au/

 

For details of QRE’s and other major shoots to be held during the year by SQAS clubs, archers should refer to the following locations for dates, entry information and start times etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Version 1 – October 2016