Postal League 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. The League round to be the CANADIAN 900. 30 @ 55, 45 and 35m, or for Kiwi, Cub and Intermediate division archers a SHORT CANADIAN 900. 30 @ 45, 35 and 25m.

3. 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.

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

5. Where more than one team is being entered, all members must shoot together on the same date. However, a Club can shoot the Canadian 900 round as many times a month as they like, as long as all scores that are submitted for the competition are from the same day. 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. All scores must be verified by at least one other archer.

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

7. 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.

8. All submitted scores shall be verified as correct by at least one member of each participating club. Where the scores are posted or faxed they should be signed by the person(s) verifying them. Where the scores are sent by electronic text means (ie email) the person verifying should not be the person sending the message.

9. A result sheet will be issued direct to Clubs following each month.

10. Scores must be received by the coordinator by the 6th of the following month. Allowance is already made for any postal delays. Late returns will incur default.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

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

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. Any league matter not covered by the current rules will be adjudicated by the coordinator until such times that amendments may be made as provided in para 15.

18. Recurve archers shall shoot on a 122 cm face as per Archery NZ Rules, 10 zone scoring.

19. Crossbows may participate together with other classes of equipment provided the score attained was shot on a 60 cm target face, 10 zone scoring.

20. Compounds may participate together with other classes of equipment provided the score attained was shot on an 80 cm target face, 10 zone scoring.

21. 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.

22. 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.

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