Interclub Challenge Rules

Interclub Challenge Rules

1. The Archery NZ Interclub Challenge is an inter-club competition in which club teams compete over a number of rounds, to be determined at the start of the season. Each club may enter up to three teams in the competition. Clubs must be affiliated with Archery NZ to enter this competition.

2. Teams will compete in divisions, with up to six teams per division. New clubs/teams will start in the bottom division. At the end of the season, the winner of each division is promoted to a higher division, and the lowest ranked team in each division is demoted. If any teams pull out of the competition, other teams may be promoted to fill any gaps in the divisions.

3. For each round of the competition, archers will shoot the Interclub Canadian 900 Round, a modification of the standard Canadian 900 Round. Thirty (30) arrows will be shot at each of three different distances, for a total of ninety (90) arrows. Target face sizes and distances to be shot are detailed in the table below. Two sighting ends are permitted at the beginning of the shoot at the longest distance. No sighting ends are permitted at distances 2 and 3 during the shoot.

Target sizes and distances for the Interclub Canadian 900 Round:

  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

4. Club teams are made up of top scoring archers for each round, regardless of class, gender, or bow type. For example, if a club has one team entered then their top three scorers make the team for that round. If a club has two teams entered, the top three scorers make the “A” team and the next highest three make the “B” team for that round. As the teams are made of scoring archers, a team’s make-up is not fixed and will change from month to month in accordance with that month’s scores.

5. The round must be shot by all team members on the same day. Archers may shoot at different times and locations, though they must have their scores verified by an adult member of their club.

6. Any shooting members of Archery NZ-affiliated clubs can be part of a club’s team, subject to the club’s rules. For example, clubs with multiple membership types may require their members to be full (e.g., not associate) members to represent the club as part of a team. Each archer may only shoot for one club in the season.

7. Clubs may shoot the round as many times as they like during the time period for that round, as long as all scores submitted for the competition are from the same day. For example, when the round is one month long, your club may choose to shoot the round three times during the month, and submit the best scores for that month from a single day. 

8. Scores MUST be submitted to the Interclub Coordinator by the 6th of the month following the end of each round. The score submission process will be determined by the Interclub Coordinator.

9. Results of each month’s matches will be published on the Archery NZ website.

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.