Teams Postal League News

News for January/December 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.


Kerry Hoole

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.


Kerry Hoole

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


Kerry Hoole

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.

Kerry Hoole

Postal League Coordinator