Interclub Challenge News

Archery New Zealand Interclub Challenge 2023-24 Season

The Archery NZ Interclub Challenge is an interclub competition between Archery clubs that is run by Archery NZ from October to April (inclusive) The competition has a number of divisions (currently 6 divisions), usually with 6 teams per division (some lower divisions may have less). Each division is a round robin competition. This gives 5 rounds for the season. Three rounds are one month long, and two rounds are two months long during the busy time of the season., i.e. Round one is October/November, round two is December/January, round three is February, round 4 is March and round 5 is April..

The rounds shot are variations of the “Canadian 900” round, For this we shoot Five ends of 6 arrows (30 arrows) at each of three distances, depending on Age and Bow types with various face sizes. (See chart Below). Giving a total of 90 arrows shot by each archer.

Distance Table for Interclub Challenge



Clubs can have up to three teams in the competition for the season. You can have as many archers participate in the shoot as you like and the makeup of your teams are decided at each shoot depending on archers scores. For example if you have two teams entered then the top three archers scores make you A team and the next 3 your B Team. A Round is shot over one day. Archers from you club can shoot any time in the day as long as their score is verified by a Senior Archer. Each archer can only shoot the Round once in the day.

Each club may shoot the round a number of times in the time period for that round, for example you may decide to shoot it twice in the round say once on the first Saturday of the round and once on the last Saturday of the round, then submit the higher of the Teams scores of the two days (the scores must be all from the same day, you cant mix scores from different days).

Archers must be ANZ members (Or be members of a major international Archery organisation - i.e. WA, IFAA or IBO.) 

More details information can be found on the archery NZ website here or you can contact the Interclub Coordinator on [email protected].



Results are in for 2021!

November 2020 standings

Please note if you are on Facebook you can get news updates soonest by following  the Facebook page otherwise news is emailed to your club's contact address and published on the ANZ website in the “Archery NZ Postal Leagues” menu.


Archery NZ Postal Coordinator

Final Results for the 2019-2020 year!

The final results for 2019-20 Archery NZ Teams Postal. (please double check the results)

Starting at Division 6, Tauranga A earns a promotion into Division 5 next season, with Tauranga B second and Fiji 3rd.

Division 5 sees Waiarapa take it out with Ellesmere in second and Mana who were leading for most of the comp but unfortunately couldn't muster a team for the last round.

In Division 4 Auckland C will be heading up to join their B team in Division 3, showing it's the wins that count, with Randwick B getting the highest total points in the round to take 2nd. and Shore B in third.

Up in Division 3, Mountain Green's B team managed to sneak in in the last round with a win over Geraldine who took 2nd, with a equal number of Match points but MGAC having higher total points. And with Shore A in third. This was the closest fought divisionwith 4 teams within 1 match point of each other.

Division 2 is taken out by Randwick A earning a spot in the top division next year With Greenwood in second and Christchurch A in third.

And this years Winners are (drum Roll) ....

Mountain Green A. Having managed a clean sweep of their matches, and finishing a long climb from the bottom of the league. Second was Auckland A followed by Manawatu A in third.

For the full set of rules for to

If you have any questions contact  me via e-mail or via the Facebook Page

Have a great season

ANZ Teams Postal Coordinator




News for the Final 2018-2019 Year

Well done everyone for a successful season!

I will start with a reminder that you can send in any rule changes you would like to see into me and I will put them out to a vote. Please have any changes in by 30th June.

Division 6 was taken out by Mana in their first season in a while. GGWAS was first in Division 6 so both of these teams will be heading up a division next season. Division 4 was the closest finish this season with River Glade C and Mt Green C both finishing with 14 match points, but River Glade having 14 more total points scored over the season, so taking it out. Division 3 saw Timaru win with a clean sweep. Manawatu will be heading back to the top division having also managing a clean sweep. And for the Trophy, Gisborne managed also a clean sweep and lock the trophy up for another year. But don’t get too comfortable Gizzy, Mt Green and Southland both got higher total scores so we’ll be back for more next season as I am sure will be Auckland, River Glade A and Manawatu.

Congratulations to the following people for the postal records for the Canadian 900 round this season.

Starting with the Cubs, well done Alex Collett for setting the record for the Short Canadian round for Cub Recurve Male of 834, and Akuhata Norman-Hewlett for Male Cub Compound of 797.

Lots happening in the intermediate divisions: Delta Rogan first establishing a record for Intermediate Female Compound of 764 in October, then beating it in the Feb-March round with 820 and again in April with 822! Also in the Recurve Female division Ella Walker established the Short Canadian record of 814 while Lauren Emirali broke Ella's last year Full Canadian record of 764 with a score of 786 in April.

Cadet records broken were the Cadet Female Recurve by Nuala Edmundson beating Rebecca Jones’ record from last year of 778 with 785, and the Cadet Male Compound record of 833 being broken in November by Sidney Spence with 836, then to be beaten again in the Feb-March round by Ryan Jones with 850.

Sam Hudson broke the long standing Junior Male Compound Record of 864 (Steve Clifton from 2004) with 869. Julia Harrison beat the 2006 record for Female Junior Recurve of 806 with a score of 812.

No Senior records were broken this season. You seniors need to up your game!

As for the mature archers, Anne Mitchell beat her own record from two seasons ago of 819, with a 832 on the Masters 50-65 Female compound, and Maria Tucker beat her record from last year of 799 with a 806 for Female Masters 50-65 Recurve. And finally in the Masters Male Bare-Bow, Kerry Hoole beat his last year’s record of 703 in October with 714 then in November with 769.

You may have seen I have started a new Facebook page for information and results to help get the info out to you all. If you are on Facebook, search for “Archery NZ Teams Postal League”, and click on the “Follow” button.

See you next season


Team postal Coordinator

News for February/March 2019

So we are down to the dying days of the Summer Season and with only one Round left in the Postal we have some tight races yet to play out.

The February/March round saw some more close finishes, with only 4 points between Mountain Green and Southland in Division 1 and in the “Battle of the Bridge” match, Shore A beating Mt Green B by 1 point in Division 3.

So who’s in for promotion and who’s in for relegation next season with one round to go?

The winner in Division 6 however is pretty much decided with the battle there being for 2nd place. Mana has a clear lead of 3 points and having their bye this round will give them an unattainable lead and promotion to Division 5 next season. But given there is often one or two teams that pull out in the higher divisions, there is still a chance GGWAS B, Waiarapa or Southland B can earn a spot in Division 5.

Division 5 also is pretty clear cut with GGWAS A on 10 points and Randwick on 10 also but have their bye which will give them a final score of 11 so GGWAS only needs to not default and they will earn the promotion to division 4.

Division 4 however is the closest of all the divisions with only 3 points between top and bottom and three teams on 11 points. The outcome of this round can affect all placings still. With Mt Green(leading on total scored points) vs Christchurch C, Riverglade C vs Manawatu B and Shore B vs Ellesmere the top 3 places are still up for grabs.

In Division 3, Timaru has a one point lead over Rosebank and a two point lead over Shore A, but as long as they don’t default, Timaru should be at least first equal on Points then it may come down to total points scored, which they are ahead on at the moment.

Winner of Division 2 is going to come down to the winner of the Manawatu A vs Randwick match this month. Good luck to both teams.

And as for Division 1, Gisborne has gone through unbeaten so far this season, but hasn’t locked the trophy away in the cabinet yet, for if they lose their last match against Christchurch, who are fighting not to be relegated, and Mt Green win their match and keeps their current higher scored points total, Mt Green could pip them at the post.

There are some battles to avoid relegation as well especially in Division 3 with three teams on 9 points fighting not to go down.

So good luck to all the teams

ANZ Teams Postal Coordinator

News for December/January 2018-2019

The December/January round bought some great results. Thanks to everyone for getting your scores in on time this round. Things are hotting up with two more rounds to go, and some close results again this round.

Just a reminder that the format is with two sighting rounds only for the first distance (45 mtr for Intermediate and below, 55 mtr for rest), there are no sighting rounds for the second and third distances.

Starting with Division 6, Mana and GGWAS B, who were sitting on equal 6 points, faced off, with Mana taking the match and cementing the top position with a 1 point lead. They both have their Byes to come. GGWAS isn’t out yet though, they will need a win in their last match and for Mana to Lose and then it will come back to total points scored.

Division 5 held the status quo with GGWAS A holding the lead with Randwick C in second.

The Real scrap in the League is in Division 4 with four teams on 8 points and the other teams on 7 and 6 points. The leaders changing with each round so far and with two rounds to go this is going to be the one to watch.

Division 3 is looking to be between Rosebank and Timaru both on 9 match points but with Rosebank ahead on total points. But they are head to head this Feb/March round, with it looking like the winner of this match likely to take the Division (assuming no upsets in the final round)

Manawatu A and Randwick A are scraping it out in Division 2 to decide who will be promoted next year to Division 1. But you can’t rule out River Glade B yet. The closest result of this round was in Division 2 with River Glade B beating Christchurch B by 2311 to 2309.

And finally Gisborne has a one point lead in Division 1 with 9 points but has Mountain Green, Southland and Auckland biting on their heels on 8 match points. This round also saw Mountain Green scoring the Highest Teams point score this year with 2552.

News for November 2018

Hi All

So we are now into round three which runs over Dec-January and you can shoot it as many times as you like in that two month period, but the results you submit must be from the same day, picking your best result.

Also for those divisions with Byes in them, you can still shoot the round for practice but, your total score doesn’t get added to you Aggregate total in the Standings.

I hope everyone has a great Xmas and we will see many of you at Nationals.


Teams Postal Coordinator

News for October 2018

Hi All

Thanks to everyone for getting your results in promptly.

There were some close results in some of the divisions and I can see we are going to have some close competitions this year.

Worth mentions were –

  • GGWAS managed to sneak in ahead of Waiarapa by 2 points in division 6
  • Rosebank beat Geraldine by 3 points in division 3

If you are having problems entering the results on the Return sheet you are welcome to call me on 021 677 527. Please note you need to put in the archer details on the “Data” sheet first before putting in your results on the  “Results” sheet. This is so you can use a copy of the sheet in the next round an only need to enter any new archers as you will already have your archers from the previous rounds.


Teams Postal Coordinator

Summer Teams Postal League 2018-19

Hi Everyone

Welcome to a new Season for the Teams Postal, and a special welcome to Mana who have joined in this year.

The vote for changing the February  round into a February- March round and have the last round in April was passed 20 to 9.

Just a reminder that all entered archers need to be a member of ANZ but can join as a Postal member to participate in any of the ANZ Postal shoots. This only costs $30 for adults and $20 for Youth Archers.

Also that Youth for Intermediate, Cub and Kiwi can shoot a Short Canadian which is 30 arrows each at 45, 35 and 25 metres But please indicate this on their score sheet that is returned to me (For the sake of postal records)

Also as introduced last year, all archers don’t have to shoot at the same time on your Shoot Day but no archer can shoot it twice in the same you could have a group shoot at 9 am and another at 3 pm and all scores can be considered for the day. But do have to have a Senior witness present, ie you can’t shoot and score it by yourself.

And you can shoot it more than once in the allocated time for the round and return the results from the Best Shoot.

I am working with Steve Clifton on getting the scoring into Archery OSA but in the meantime please return results on the Excel form that is on the same page as the draw.

I hope everyone has a great season


Teams Postal Coordinator

Summer Teams Postal League 2017-18

So that is it for another Teams Postal Season. I would like people’s feedback on the rule changes we did this year as I am not sure if they assisted in reducing defaults, but I see there is still a few in February. 

Those rule changes being

  • Intermediate divisions and younger being able to shoot the “Short Canadian”
  • Being able to shoot at different times on the same day.

I know Mountain Green used the second change on several occasions, though our youth archers preferred to shoot the full Canadian.

If you have any suggested rule changes please let me know and I will put them out for a vote. I would like to suggest we make the February round a two month round like Dec/Jan and hence have the final round in March as Feb is a short month and is flat out, especially for the Field Clubs.

So on to the results!

Starting with Division 7, this was the most competitive Division this year with only 3 points between first and last, but Grey Goose managed a clean sweep to take it out.

Division 6 was taken out by Trentham, also with a clean sweep.

Division 5 was a tight competition between Ellesmere A and Lakeview A both with 12 points, so the winner, decided on total points, is Ellesmere.

Division 4 ended with another win to Rosebank, being the fourth year in a row of them proceeding up the divisions, lookout Division 1 in three years.

Division 3 was another tight competition given 4 teams scored over 11,000 points and both River Glade B and Timaru A scored 14 so it also came down to points scored and River Glade sneaked in.

Southland managed a clean sweep of Division 2 so will be going the top division next year.

Finally Congrats to Gisborne on taking out the Trophy this year, in another tightly fought competition at the top.

Postal League Coordinator