Hamilton Shield Postal Challenge

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Hamilton Shield Postal Challenge

Hamilton Shield Postal Challenge

20 November, 2017

Hi All

We are all go for a postal shoot for teams with Bare Bow and Long Bow archers similar to the Ryan/Fraser Shields.  As this  going to take a while to pass the paperwork  we will run a Trial version of this to run over November and December this year (With the last day to shoot of 17th December to give me time to process results and announce them at Nationals).   We are looking to call it the Hamilton Shield in Memory of Terry & Diane Hamilton who were Barebow Archers and Judges.

It will be the following format:

This Inter-club postal team shoot for mixed Long Bow and Bare Bow bow (can be all of one bow type) teams of archers, open to all clubs associated to Archery New Zealand (that is clubs that have ANZ Members). 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. As there may be limited numbers of Bare Bow/Long Bower  archers in some clubs, two clubs may combine to form a team as long as it is shot it together at one location.

The round to be shot will be similar to a Short Ohio round, that is, 96 arrows, but at 35 metres on a 122cm face, with five zone scoring (9, 7,5,3,1). One practice end will be allowed.

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

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.

All members of the shooting team must be current financial members of Archery NZ.  If one or more members of a team are not current financial members the team scores will all be considered Null and Void.

So go to it and organise your Team and see if you can beat the Naked Archers of Mountain Green.

Kerry Hoole

ANZ Teams Postal Organiser