14, Oct, 2013

Ryan and Fraser Shields

The dates between which clubs may shoot for the Ryan and Fraser Shields are 14 October to 16 December 2013. This is a slight difference to the dates set out in the Tournament rules, the error being as a consequence of the National Secretary being overseas for considerable parts of the last few months. The available shooting period is the same as that set out in the rules but hopefully the weather will be better.

The results, including the score cards, must be with the National Secretary not later than 20 December 2013.

The rules for the Shields are set out below.

This 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 only represent one club per year for this competition.  

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

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

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.

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.

Note these are the revised rules under which the trophies were shot in 2011

Carole A Hicks

National Secretary