25, Sep, 2012

2013 Fraser and Ryan Shield Registration

Dear Colleagues

Fraser and Ryan Shields

The Board advises that the time frame for clubs to register scores for the Fraser Shield (compound teams) and/or Ryan Shield (recurve teams) is from 1 October – 30 November 2012.

This is a little longer than previously years but the Board was of the view it made sense for clubs to have the extra time before having to send in the results. Apologies for the delay in announcing the dates.

The complete set of rules is set out below.

Please note that a recurve team or compound team should be of four (4) archers, at least one of whom must be of a different gender to the other team members. Archers may be of any age.

The names of the teams with their respective individual scores and total team scores must be sent with the signed score sheets to the National Secretary by email ( or by hard copy (81 Pikarere Street, Titahi Bay, Porirua 5022) as soon as convenient and not later than 15 December 2012.

Kind regards



4.1 CriteriaThis is an Inter-club postal team shoot for recurve or compound archers respectively, open to all clubs whose members are affiliated to Archery New Zealand. Archers with membership of more than one club may choose which club to represent, but may represent only one club per year for this competition.

The round to be shot will be the Short Ohio round, that is, 96 arrows at 46 metres on a 122cm face for recurve and 80cm face for compound.  One practice end will be allowed.

Clubs may enter one or more teams in each shield, but each team must be numbered.

Teams will consist of four archers of identical bow types (All recurve for the Ryan Shield and all compound for the Fraser Shield). At least one team member must be of a different gender to the other team members. Teams may be comprised of archers of any age.

Teams will be selected before the shoot takes place and the number and names of the team or teams and competitors will be displayed on the club notice board prior to the shoot taking place.  The list must not be removed until after the conclusion of the shoot.

Teams, as selected, will shoot together, on the same line, at the same time, but not necessarily at the same target.  There is no requirement for the recurve and compound competitions to be shot at the same time.

The shoot may be postponed because of weather or other conditions, provided the shoot has NOT commenced. The permission of the director of shooting must be obtained to postpone the shoot. Once the shoot has started NO change may be made in the teams.

Certified score sheets will be forwarded to the National Secretary who will be the official umpire.

The dates for the shoot will be circulated annually in July by the Board. The period in which the round may be shot will be from 1st October to 30th November.  

The result of the shoot will be announced during the National Tournament in the calendar year following and the Shields will be presented to the winning clubs at the special prize giving ceremony.

In the event of there being no National Tournament in any year, the Shield(s) will be forwarded to the club(s) concerned and the result notified to all clubs.

The winners of the Shield(s) will be responsible for its safety whilst in their possession and they may be called upon to pay for any damage done to it or to replace it if lost or destroyed whilst in their custody.

The Shield(s) will be returned to the National Secretary upon demand of the Board.