Teams Postal League Rules

Rules Summary

1. The rounds to be shot are based on the Canadian 900 round, which is 30 arrows shot at each of the three distances with the target faces and distances as in the table below:

  Face Distance 1 Distance 2 Distance 3
Crossbow 60cm 55m 45m 35m
Compound 80cm 55m 45m 35m
Recurve 122cm 55m 45m 35m
Barebow 122cm 45m 35m 25m
Longbow 122cm 35m 30m 25m
Up to and including the year of their 15th birthday        
U16 Crossbow 60cm 45m 35m 25m
U16 Compound 80cm 45m 35m 25m
U16 Recurve 122cm 45m 35m 25m
U16 Barebow 122cm 35m 30m 25m
U16 Longbow 122cm 25m 20m 15m

2. The Teams "Round" must be shot by all team members on the same day. Though Archers can shoot at different times and locations, all must have their scores verified by a senior. (A Senior can be a parent, or another adult including other archers.)

3. However, a Club can shoot the Round as many times they like, as long as all scores that are submitted for the competition are from the same day.

4. Scores MUST be submitted to the Postal League Coordinator by the 6th of the Month following the round.

Other Rules: (As amended October 2017)

1. Rules of shooting shall be employed as laid down in current Archery NZ rules in force at the 
commencement of the League. Any change in Archery NZ rules introduced after the commencement of the League will not be incorporated into League rules until the following season.

2. A representative club team shall consist of any 3 members who are affiliated to a major international Archery organisation - i.e. WA, IFAA or IBO.

3. Clubs may enter more than one team, in descending order A, B, C to a maximum of three teams per club.

4. The first 3 scores of the day shall comprise the "A" team for that fixture only. The 4th to 6th scores of the day shall comprise the "B" team for that fixture only. Each fixture to be treated as a separate shoot and all members shall compete for places in the A B C teams by scoring ability on the day. Pre-selection of team members is unnecessary. A participant  may only shoot one round for any particular day. 

5. Individual participants in the league will only represent one club per season.

6. Each club will be issued with a fixture list prior to commencement. A specific month will be designated for each match, each club to organise its own date within that month.

7. Result sheets will show individual and team scores plus a points table. Points will be awarded as follows: 3 points for a win, 2 points for a loss, 2 points for a tie on team score, 1 point for a bye, no points for a default. Where 2 teams tie on points (not score) the winner shall be deemed to be the team with the highest aggregate score.

8. Divisions will consist of 6 teams in as many divisions as is possible with the odd remainder in the lowest division. The coordinator to arrange opponents for any unchallenged match in the lowest divisions with friendly teams from other divisions. Such matches to have no value on the points table. Should any team fail to re enter from the previous season thereby leaving a vacancy within a division, additional teams will be promoted up through the lower divisions to maintain a complement of 6 teams in each.

9. Upon completion of the League season, Division 1 winning team would be recognised as League Champions. The team with the lowest points in each division will be relegated to the next lower division whilst the team with the highest points will be promoted to the next higher division.

10. All teams entering for the 1st time will enter via the lowest division and earn promotion through the points system.

11. Participating clubs may submit rule amendments at the conclusion of each league season. All proposed amendments shall be directed via the coordinator for circulation. Rule amendments will be carried by majority vote on the following basis: Each team in the current season at the time shall receive one vote each (i.e. a club entering an A and B team would therefore have 2 votes). The coordinator shall have one independent vote.

12. The league coordinator shall be an elected officer each season. Nominations will be called for at the conclusion of each league season for the following year. The current coordinator at that time must indicate if available for re-election. Vote entitlement as para 15, except that the current coordinator may not vote. The assistance of an Archery NZ official may be requested to receive nominations and vote returns on behalf of league clubs.

13. Any league matter not covered by the current rules will be adjudicated by the coordinator until such times that amendments may be made.

14. Limited compounds may participate together with other classes of equipment on the same basis as a recurve (Olympic) archer, that is on a 122cm face, outer 10 ring. Limited Compound is taken to mean those using finger release as approved for Olympic archers.

15. That clubs have a maximum of two (2) teams in any one division. In the event that a club commences the season with more than two teams in the same division, the lowest scoring team from the Club in the previous season be relegated one division.

16. A certificate of merit to be given to the winning team in each division.