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19, Dec, 2012

Amendments to Archery NZ Rules Moved by Clubs


Please note these motions are additional to those moved by the Board and will be taken as separate items following the decisions made on the Board amendments.

ADMINISTRATION RULES

1    The Gisborne Archery Club moves an addition to Administration Rule 5.2 to be inserted before the words “These groups are as follows:”

That all Archery NZ commissions and executive of the board of Archery NZ add to their respective strategic plans a clause which includes an annual independent performance review of their effectiveness by the membership of Archery NZ.

Rationale

At present there are no checks in place to monitor the performance and effectiveness of the commissions or the board representatives, this will allow the members of ANZ to have a chance prior to the AGM to provide feedback which can be tabled at the various AGMs, this will give ANZ and its members an accurate picture of its performance both good and bad so changes can be put in place to keep our sport moving in the right direction.

2    The Dunedin Club  moves that in the ANZ Administration Rules No 13.5 The word “or”  be deleted and replaced by a comma, and after the word “Commissions” the words "or Officers" be added.

RATIONALE:

It has come to my notice that as an Officer of the Association (Registrar)  I do not have any individual right to suggest rule changes but that this must be done through a Club or Commission.  This change which is a simplification will allow Officers such as Editor, Membership Secretary or myself to suggest rule changes directly to the Association.

3    The Gisborne Archery Club  moves to amend Tournament Regulations by the addition to 2.1:

That the Archery NZ Outdoor Nationals to be split into 2 events being Target/Match-play and Field/Clout, the National Champions being a combination of the 2 events where points have been allotted.

RATIONALE

If the Archery NZ Outdoor Nationals were split into 2 events it would not have to be run consecutively, and can be hosted by 2 separate clubs. This would make it more appealing for clubs having less to organise and those without field courses are more likely to volunteer for the Target/Match-play event.

SHOOTING RULES

1    The Dunedin Club moves

That the ANZ Shooting Rules 7 to Rule 8.1.1 be deleted and replaced by the following:

      7  RECORDS

7.1.1  Definition:

A new record may be established when a score is at least one point higher (or in the case of Flight shooting, one centimetre further) than the existing record.

7.1.2  Perfect Score

In the case of a perfect score shot in an outdoor target round, a new record shall require at least one more X than the existing record.

7.2.1  Maintaining of Records:

Records will be maintained from the official tournament results sheet supplied to the Registrar by the organising committee.  There shall be records maintained by the Registrar for each gender (female/male) and each bow type recognised by Archery New Zealand Inc (see Archery New Zealand Shooting Rules section  ?), each round recognised by Archery New Zealand Inc  and the following age groups:

•    Seniors     Any

•    Juniors     JAMA specification

•    Cadet     JAMA specification

•    Intermediate    JAMA specification

•    Cub     JAMA specification

•    Kiwi     JAMA specification

•    Masters 65+    65 +

•    Masters     50 - 64

7.2.2  Record Types:

Records shall be of four types

•    National Tournament Records

•    Archery New Zealand Records

•    Open Records

•    W.A. World Records

7.3.1  National Tournament

National Tournament records shall be shot at a National outdoor or National indoor Championship.  The National Tournament record for each age group must be shot by a competitor participating in that particular competition. Where Nationals’ records exceed New Zealand records, they shall become the New Zealand records as well

7.3.2  New Zealand Records

New Zealand records may be created at any major tournament that complies with the  current Administrative Rules  The person who shoots the highest score for that gender and bow type regardless of the age of the archer will hold the New Zealand record for that particular round. However, no one may claim a record for an age group in which she/he is not eligible to shoot. Women's records may only be held by females. Masters,  Junior, Cadet, Intermediate, Cub and Kiwi records may only be held by persons complying with the relevant age requirements. Where New Zealand records exceed Open records they shall become Open records as well.

7.3.3  Open Records

Open records may be held by the person (male, female, any age) who shoots the highest score for that particular bow class and round.

7.304  W.A. World Records

W.A. World Record claims must be forwarded with full documentation to the Registrar of Archery New Zealand within three (3) days of the event to allow compliance with WA regulations.

7.4.1  ANZ Rounds

All officially recognised Archery New Zealand rounds shall be contestable for records.

7.4.2  WA rounds

WA rounds, both single and double round totals, plus single range totals shall be recognised.

7.4.3  Short FITA and Long Metric records

Short WA and Long Metric records may only be claimed where those rounds are shot alone and not as part of a full WA round.  Range totals for these rounds will not be recognised.

7.4.4  Eligibility

National Tournament and New Zealand records may only be held by permanent residents of New Zealand who are affiliated to Archery New Zealand.

Open records may be held by any archer who is affiliated though her/his own association to FITA.

8        INDOOR ARCHERY

8.1.1  Bow Type and Classes

Archery New Zealand recognises the same types of bow i.e. (compound, recurve, longbow and crossbow), and classes for indoor shooting, as specified for outdoor shooting

RATIONALE:

Since taking on the job of Registrar various anomalies have come to my attention. Many I have been able to improve just by adjusting the existing system without requiring a rule change.  The system for claiming records however is different.  This puts the onus on the individual archer to obtain and send in signed score sheets and leads to claims arriving at many different times and greatly adds to the difficulty of keeping the records up to date.  It can also be unfair in that not all archers are aware of the system and scores can become lost through nobody’s fault,  resulting in a record not being awarded.  The change is designed to achieve a standard system which will remove these weaknesses and allow the Registrar to easily check each tournament.  This in turn will allow for the publication of records at set and regular intervals.

2    The Christchurch Club moves:

That for all Officially Recognised ANZ Outdoor and Indoor Target Rounds that all reference to “sighting arrows” be removed and replaced with “practice” which shall be as prescribed in the current World Archery Association rules.

Rules that the motion would affect:

3  Officially Recognised ANZ Target Rounds

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6 and 3.7

8  Indoor Archery

8.4, 8.5 and 8.6

Rationale:  To bring all practice into line with WA as ANZ Inc. has already done for Archers Equipment and other shooting rules.

FURTHER MOTION FROM A CLUB WHICH WOULD NOT AT THIS TIME AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OR RULES.

The Gisborne Archery Club moves:

That the Treasurer of Archery NZ look at the feasibility of a new membership and fee restructure as set out below and report findings back to the members of Archery NZ no later than July 2013.

Fees and memberships

ANZ Full senior            $80

ANZ Full youth            $40

ANZ Postal senior        $20

ANZ Postal youth        $10

ANZ Administrative        $20

Description of memberships:

ANZ Full senior membership

Full membership would entitle members to compete in any major, WA or postal competition and would also entitle members to trial for NZ representative teams with full rights to vote at the Archery NZ AGM and in any Archery NZ ballot.

ANZ Full youth membership

Full membership would entitle members to compete in any major, WA or postal competition and would also entitle members to trial for NZ representative teams with full rights to vote at the Archery NZ AGM and in any Archery NZ  ballot (being that they are the age of 14 years or older)

ANZ Postal membership (senior)

Postal membership would entitle members to compete in any postal competitions undertaken by Archery NZ. Archery NZ Individual Summer Postal League, Archery NZ Postal League Team competition, Archery NZ individual Winter Postal League, Royle Hutton Memorial Shoot, Ryan and Fraser Shields. No Archery NZ voting rights. No entitlement to trial for NZ representative teams.

ANZ Postal membership (youth)

Postal membership would entitle members to compete in any postal competitions undertaken by Archery NZ. Archery NZ Individual Summer Postal League, Archery NZ Postal League Team competition, Archery NZ individual Winter Postal League, Royle Hutton Memorial Shoot, Ryan and Fraser Shields, JAMA postal and Archery In Schools. No Archery NZ voting rights. No entitlement to trial for NZ representative teams.

ANZ Administrative

No rights to shoot in any competition either postal, major or WA. No entitlement to trial for NZ representative teams. Full rights to vote at the Archery NZ AGM and in any ballot sent out by Archery NZ

Archery NZ should also make the most of the Archery In Schools competition and require that all participants of this competition to be at least postal members (youth) with no term fee for the competition.

Rationale

On reading through all the information regarding the benefits of belonging to the national body is was made abundantly clear that there were no advantages given for the various club members who are solely social members, who shoot at their respective clubs but will never travel to tournaments or ever wish to try out for NZ representative teams.

These people are often the life blood of the clubs helping out with working bees and the general running of the clubs, often found in the kitchen at tournaments helping where they can.

It was asked recently what these members would wish from Archery NZ and after reflection it is abundantly clear, they wish for inclusion. At present for these social members there is no benefit to belonging to Archery NZ because they do not feel included and able to benefit in any way.

There is a simple solution to this problem regarding inclusion and the lack of it.

These archers only wish to shoot in their club grounds and only wish to shoot with their club members. The solution to this problem is to hold national wide ongoing postal competitions on an individual basis. One competition being held nation-wide over the months of summer based on the Archery NZ Postal League and another over the winter based on an expanded JAMA program. Both of these shoots are already taking place by ECBOPAA and are well supported. If this was taken to a nation-wide competition it would actually give those involved a reason to focus and a reason to feel included.

The individual summer postal would in no way interfere with the current Archery NZ Team Postal League as this would possibly flourish from the extra participation.

If this new fee and membership structure was put into place it would cater for all club members and if the new fee structure was accepted that clubs would generally agree to make Archery NZ fees compulsory within their respective clubs therefore increasing membership to Archery NZ.

Archery NZ Individual Summer Postal League

6 month postal competition held between October – March inclusive (December and January counted as one result)

Shoot based on the Archery NZ Postal League Canadian 900 shot under Archery NZ League rules for target faces and distances

Shoot shot as many times as wished over the month of competition with only the best individual scores being sent in by the club returning officer at the beginning of the next month

Shooting fee for the full competition of $5 an individual whether they submit one or 5 results

Archery NZ individual Winter Postal League

5 month postal competition held between May – September (inclusive)

Shoot based on the expanded JAMA program (shooting 60 arrows instead of 36)

Shoot shot as many times as wished over the month of competition with only the best individual scores being sent in by the club returning officer at the beginning of the next month

Shooting fee for the full competition of $5 an individual whether they submit one or 5 results

Added points

The Archery NZ U10 Year old reduced membership to be dropped as this age group is now catered for with the Kiwi round and relevant pins for this shoot and has always been catered for in the JAMA postal shoots. This age group to join Archery NZ as per youth membership.

ADDED 22 DECEMBER:

Dear Colleagues
As you know from my previous email there have been motions  missing from those circulated by the Board. Before circulating the other motions  I did a comprehensive survey of my emails and nowhere did I find any more.  I was therefore somewhat surprised to receive the email from the Trentham Club regarding its missing motion. When reminded of the content I did remember receiving it but as noted it was not showing on my machine. I requested another copy of the motion.  The ultimatum issued by the Trentham club passed because I was busy with other material and did not check emails till later in the day.
The motion is attached here to ensure it reaches the clubs for which the Board has confirmed addresses and will be added to the list on the ArcheryNZ web site.
While not disputing the various club motions were received in due time, the Administration Rules require
The National Secretary will circulate to all clubs the prepared recommendations not later than six (6) weeks before the A.G.M (or one month for SGM).
These late motions (fault of the Secretary not the clubs) were not circulated in the six weeks time frame and technically will need to approved  as additions to the agenda  by the AGM. I don't for  one minute think the AGM will refuse to add the motions to the agenda and the comments  by Trentham are less than helpful.
Apologies for the lateness of these motions.
Regards
Carole

The Trentham Camp Archery Club would like to submit a motion to amend the 

Archery New Zealand shooting rules as follows:

1 Outdoor Target Archery (Section 1 Shooting Rules 2003)
1.1 Barebow - Replace the current wording (FITA rules apply for field) with 
Archery New Zealand rules apply for Target Archery and FITA rules apply for 
field archery.

8 Indoor Target Archery (Section 8 Shooting Rules 2003)
8.1 Bow Type and Classes
Include barebow in the list of type of bows

12 Clout shooting
include rule changes so that for Barebow the following applies:

145m - Barebow senior men
120m - Barebow senior women and U17 juniors

The intent of these proposed changes is so that Barebow Recurve will be recognised as a valid category (shooting Style) for Outdoor/Indoor target archery and clout shooting within New Zealand.

A number of BBR archers within NZ who currently shoot target archery and are active in target archery clubs would like to have their shooting style recognised by Archery New Zealand for target archery not just field archery. 
This would assist with these archers seeing ANZ as truly representing their interest in this style of archery. It is also consistent with nationals bodies of some other countries who also recognise BBR for target archery for example GNAS of Great Britain and Archery Australia.

Trentham considers this remit to have already been accepted by ANZ for the AGM agenda.

We would take an extremely dim view of any efforts to block its inclusion on the agenda (by any party).

With an increasing number of Archers opting for traditional archery types, we trust that you will support our aims.

Thank you for your consideration.