Mount Petrie Bowmen Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member’s Handbook

 

 

 

MOUNT PETRIE BOWMEN INC.


Street and postal address

Belmont Shooting Complex

1485 Old Cleveland Road

Belmont, Queensland, 4153

 

 

Websites

·  Mount Petrie Bowmen – www.brisbanearchery.com

·  South Queensland Archery Society – www.archerysqas.org.au

·  Archery Australia – www.archery.org.au                                                                                             January 2018

 

Club Constitution, Policies and Insurance

 

The Mount Petrie Bowmen Inc constitution and various policies are available on the MPB site.

 

Mount Petrie Bowmen Inc holds liability insurance to the value of $25,000,000.00. This coverage is provided by Archery Australia Inc through Sportscover Australia Pty Ltd.  Home practice is not covered by this policy. 

 

Official Opening Hours

 

·             Saturday (Club day) from about 9.00am until the end of shooting

·             persons seeking to make enquiries must come on Saturday morning as no one will be available to assist once the afternoon shoot has commenced

·             Tuesday and Thursday evenings from about 5.30pm to the end of shooting

·             Monday evening from about 5.30 to 7.00pm or earlier - financial MPB members only

·             the outdoor range is open to financial Club members with their own equipment during daylight hours

 

Shoot Starting Times and Shooting Rounds

 

·             all rounds to be shot, including start times, are published in the Club Shooting Calendar on the Club website

·             for Saturday shoots, you must nominate for your shoot a minimum of 30 minutes before commencement by adding your name to the shoot blackboard under the shoot of your choice

·             for week night shoots, you must be present by 6.45pm if you wish to record an official score

·             if you wish to record an official score you must register on Archer’s Diary for the round of your choice

·             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 usually be a Novice Shoot available (e.g. Newcastle, Geelong) – Club Shooting Calendar permitting

·             records and classifications can only be claimed on shoots listed in the Club Shooting Calendar for that day

 

Who Can Shoot at Mount Petrie Bowmen

 

·             financial members of MPB

·             visitors who are financial members of other Archery Australia affiliated clubs may shoot during normal opening hours, other than Monday evenings.  They may not shoot on the outdoor range outside official opening hours

·             registered tournament competitors

·             persons undertaking Beginner’s Courses and other activities run by the Club

·             temporary members, ie, persons who have completed a Beginner’s Course but who are yet to join the Club, only on Saturday morning

·             Archery Alliance members may shoot up to four times a year, on Saturdays, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Archery Alliance members may not shoot on Monday evening or on the outdoor range outside official opening hours

 

Range Fees, New Target and Equipment Hire

 

Temporary members may only shoot on Saturday morning in the indoor hall 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

·             visitors who are financial members of other Archery Australia affiliated clubs $10.00 – 18 years and above, $6.00 - under 18, on presentation of a current Archery Australia membership card

·             financial Archery Alliance members (eg, Bowhunter’s Association, 3DAAA) $10.00 – 18 years and above, $6.00 - under 18 on presentation of a current Archery Alliance membership card

 

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.  Only financial MPB Club members may shoot on Monday evenings

 

Equipment hire - $8.00 payable each time.

 

New target - $2.00, payable any time you choose to use a new indoor target face, except when shooting in a registered tournament where targets are provided

 

Full Club members with your own equipment may shoot on the outdoor range at any time during daylight hours without paying range fees, other than on Saturday, and subject to the Club Shooting Calendar.  You must adopt safe shooting practices at all times.

 

Control of Shooting

 

·             for official Club shoots and tournaments, all shooting will be controlled by the DOS (Director of Shooting) 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) blast - move forward to the shooting line and commence shooting

·             three (3) blasts - move to the target face, score and retrieve arrows

·             rapid repeated blasts – stop shooting immediately and step back from the line

·             all un–supervised shooting will 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

·             if you wish to use the indoor hall on Saturday afternoon when the Club shoot is outdoor, you must seek permission from the DOS first

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

·             if you need to leave the shooting before completing the event you must put your target butt away before leaving

 

 

Out of Hours Practice

 

·             practice butts must be returned to the covered area when finished

·             please leave one butt on the 20m line for the use of older and frail members.  Please relinquish this butt if requested by an older or frail member

·             only financial MPB Club members may shoot on the outdoor range out of hours - Archery Australia High Performance Team members excepted

·             you must adopt safe shooting practices and co-operate with other members to achieve this

 

Safety Rules

 

·             you are responsible for your own safety and that of others using the Club’s facilities.  Everyone is expected to comply with 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, spectator or visitor, while shooting is taking place. No one may shoot when under the influence of either

·             armguards, chest protectors, close-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 drawn bow, with or without an arrow, at another person is forbidden

·             never run on the field of play

·             when crossing the field of play, 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 that are labelled with your name/initials

·             do not dry fire a bow, ie, release a fully drawn bow string without an arrow

·             headphones or ear coverings must not be worn while shooting or in front of the shooting line

·             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.  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 to signify that someone is behind

·             spectating children must remain under the immediate supervision of their parent/guardian.  They must not be permitted to move around the Club environs unsupervised, or act in such a way as to distract those shooting

 


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 archers’ equipment or handle their equipment without their approval

·             help other archers look for lost arrows so the shoot is not delayed

·             in the event of equipment failure, step off the shooting line, hold your bow above your head, and call to the DOS

·             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 the archers either during the event or immediately after the completion of the event

·             novice shooters should be given support and encouragement by other archers.

 

Dress Code

 

·             MPB is a family friendly environment, so we request that you wear modest sun-safe clothes, specifically, shirts that have sleeves and reach the top of your pants.  No short shorts

·             please, no offensive slogans

·             always wear fully enclosed shoes

 


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 determined 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 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.

The Championship Policy is available on the Club web site

 

Other Information

 

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

 

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

Outdoor Target

Round

Arrows

Distances

Target Size

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

WA 50/1440

144

50,40,30,20

122/80

WA 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

90,70,50

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

Tucker 20/720

72

20

122

 

Indoor Target

Round

Arrows

Distances

Target Size

18M Round  WA

60

18m

40

25M Round  WA

60

25m

60

18M Round – Vegas/Australian 1

30

18m

40

25M Round – Australian 2

30

25m

60

 

Field

Round

Arrows

Distances

Target Size

24 Marked

72

5 - 60m

15 - 80

24 Unmarked

72

5 - 55m

15 - 80

28 Australian Marked

112

10 - 60m

15 - 80

 

Field Class

Recurve

Compound

Barebow Recurve

Barebow Compound

Longbow

Open Male & Female

Red

Red

Blue

Blue

Yellow

Master, Veteran, Veteran + Male & Female

Red

Red

Blue

Blue

Yellow

20 & Under Male & Female

Red

Red

Blue

Blue

Yellow

Cadet Male & Female

Blue

Blue

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow

Intermediate Male & Female

Blue

Blue

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow

Cub Male & Female

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow

 

Red pegs 10–60m

Blue pegs 5–50m

Yellow pegs 5–40m

 

LEGEND

C – Compound

R – Recurve

L – Longbow

B/BB – Barebow compound/recurve

 

Silver arrow target

Round & Target size

Open

Master

Veteran, Veteran +

20 & under

Cadet

Inter

Cub

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M/F

M/F

WA 70/720 (122cm)

R

R

 

 

 

 

R

R

 

 

 

 

WA 60/720 (122cm)

R

BBC

 

R

R

 

 

BBR

BBC

 

R

R

 

 

WA 50/720 (80cm)

C

C

C

C

 

 

C

C

C

C

 

 

AA 50/720 (122cm)

L

L

BBR

BBC

L

BBR

BBC

L

BBR

BBC

RCL

BBR

BBC

 

L

L

BBR

BBC

BBR

BBC

 

 

 

AA 40/720 (122cm)

 

 

 

 

 

RCL

BBR

BBC

 

 

L

L

BBR

BBC

RC

 

AA 30/720 (122cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

BBR

BBC

RCL

BBR

BBC

 

Target rounds

Round

Open

Master

Veteran, Veteran +

20 & under

Cadet

Inter

Cub

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M/F

M/F

WA 90/1440

RC

 

 

 

 

 

RC

 

 

 

 

 

WA 70/1440

B

RC

RC

 

 

 

B

RC

RC

 

 

 

WA 60/1440

L

B

B

RCB

RCB

 

L

B

RCB

RC

 

 

AA 50/1440

 

L

L

L

L

RCBL

 

L

L

BL

C

 

AA 40/1440

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BL

RCBL

WA 70/720

RC

RC

C

RC

 

 

R

RC

 

 

 

 

WA 60/720

B

 

 

 

RC

RC

B

 

RC

RC

 

 

WA 50/720

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

 

AA 50/720

L

BL

RCBL

RCBL

RCBL

 

L

BL

B

 

 

 

AA 40/720

 

 

 

 

 

RCBL

 

 

L

BL

RC

 

AA 30/720

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BL

 

Individual Matchplay

RC

R

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

Team Matchplay

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

RC

Mixed Team

RC

RC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WA 60/900

RCBL

RCBL

RCBL

RCBL

RCB

 

RCBL

RCBL

RCBL

RC

 

 

 

Clout

Distance

Open

Master

Veteran, Veteran +

20 & under

Cadet

Inter

Cub

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M/F

M/F

180M

C

 

C

 

C

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

165M

R

BBC

C

R

BBC

C

R

BBC

C

R

BBC

C

C

 

 

 

145M

L

BBR

R

BBC

L

BBR

R

BBC

L

BBR

R

BBC

L

BBR

R

BBC

R

BBC

C

C

 

125M

 

L

BBR

 

L

BBR

 

L

BBR

 

L

BBR

L

BBR

RL

BBR

BBC

R

BBC

C

100M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

BBR

RL

BBR

BBC


 

 

 

LEGEND

C – Compound

R – Recurve

L – Longbow

B/BB – Barebow compound/recurve


 


Compound Male

CM

 

Compound Female

CF

Recurve Male

RM

 

Recurve Female

RF

Compound Master Male

CMM

 

Compound Master Female

CMF

Recurve Master Male

RMM

 

Recurve Master Female

RMF

Compound Veteran Male

CVM

 

Compound Veteran Female

CVF

Compound Veteran + Male

CV+M

 

Compound Veteran + Female

CV+F

Recurve Veteran Male

RVM

 

Recurve Veteran Female

RVF

Recurve Veteran + Male

RV+M

 

Recurve Veteran + Female

RV+F

Compound Male 20 & Under

CM20&U

 

Compound Female 20 & Under

CF20&U

Recurve Male 20 & Under

RM20&U

 

Recurve Female 20 & Under

RF20&U

Compound Cadet Male

CCM

 

Compound Cadet Female

CCF

Recurve Cadet Male

RCM

 

Recurve Cadet Female

RCF

Compound Intermediate Male

CIM

 

Compound Intermediate Female

CIF

Recurve Intermediate Male

RIM

 

Recurve Intermediate Female

RIF

Compound Cub Male

CCM

 

Compound Cub Female

CCF

Recurve Cub Male

RCM

 

Recurve Cub Female

RCF

Longbow Male

LBM

 

Longbow Female

LBF

Longbow Master Male

LBMM

 

Longbow Master Female

LBMF

Longbow Veteran Male

LBVM

 

Longbow Veteran Female

LBVF

Longbow Veteran + Male

LBV+M

 

Longbow Veteran + Female

LBV+F

Longbow Male 20 & Under

LBM20&U

 

Longbow Female 20 & Under

LBF20&U

Longbow Cadet Male

LBCM

 

Longbow Cadet Female

LBCF

Longbow Intermediate Male

LBIM

 

Longbow Intermediate Female

LBIF

Longbow Cub Male

LBCM

 

Longbow Cub Female

LBCF

Barebow Compound Male

BCM

 

Barebow Compound Female

BCF

Barebow Recurve Male

BRM

 

Barebow Recurve Female

BRF

Barebow Compound Master Male

BCMM

 

Barebow Compound Master Female

BCMF

Barebow Recurve Master Male

BRMM

 

Barebow Recurve Master Female

BRMF

Barebow Compound Veteran Male

BCVM

 

Barebow Compound Veteran Female

BCVF

Barebow Compound Veteran + Male

BCV+M

 

Barebow Compound Veteran + Female

BCV+F

Barebow Recurve Veteran Male

BRVM

 

Barebow Recurve Veteran Female

BRVF

Barebow Recurve Veteran + Male

BRV+M

 

Barebow Recurve Veteran + Female

BRV+F

Barebow Compound Male 20 & Under

BCM20&U

 

Barebow Compound Female 20& Under

BCF20&U

Barebow Recurve Male 20 & Under

BRM20&U

 

Barebow Recurve Female 20 & Under

BRF20&U

Barebow Compound Cadet Male

BCCM

 

Barebow Compound Cadet Female

BCCF

Barebow Recurve Cadet Male

BRCM

 

Barebow Recurve Cadet Female

BRCF

Barebow Compound Intermediate Male

BCIM

 

Barebow Compound Intermediate Female

BCIF

Barebow Recurve Intermediate Male

BRIM

 

Barebow Recurve Intermediate Female

BRIF

Barebow Compound Cub Male

BCCM

 

Barebow Compound Cub Female

BCCF

Barebow Recurve Cub Male

BRCM

 

Barebow Recurve Cub Female

BRCF

 

 

 


 


 

What Age Division Do I Shoot In?

 

Cub Division/Class

 

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

 

Intermediate Division/Class

 

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

 

Cadet Division/Class

 

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

 

20&Under Division/Class

 

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

 

Master Division/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 Division/Class

 

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

 

Veteran Plus Division/Class

 

An archer may participate as a veteran plus 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