News and Notices
2021 Australia Day Tournament
The 2021 Australia Day Tournament was held in typical Australia Day weekend conditions, 38 deg on Saturday and 39 deg on Sunday. We trialled a new format this year, with the Saturday being a 720-round and then individual elimination matchplay and the Sunday being round-robin (then elimination) matchplay. The plan was to hold a team matchplay event on Sunday, but due to Covid border restictions most states were unable to attend. Thank you very much to the archers who did attend, we appreciate your support.
The results for Saturday are (click the links to see the matchplay charts):
The formats for Sunday are available below. The documents explain how the matchplay worked, and the results have been added in blue.
Covid-19 Return to Archery plan
After the outbreak of COVID-19 in the ACT community in 2020, and the resulting restrictions placed on the community to minimise the spread of this virus, all archery activity in the ACT ceased. This document (available here), outlines the considerations Canberra Archery Club has taken to ‘return to play’ in a manner that is safe for its members and the ACT community, as outlined by ACT Health, Archery ACT and Archery Australia. Complying with ACT Health advice remains the requirement and this takes precedence over this plan. In light of the rapidly changing environment, this document will be reviewed regularly and updated where necessary, to ensure the latest advice is appropriately captured and conveyed to our community.
All members and visitors must sign-in on arrival and before shooting.
For visitors from other archery clubs the shooting fee is $5.
For non-members (beginners) there is a separate sign-in book on Sundays at the Beginner's container.
With the increasing number of members shooting on Sundays, we have divided the field up as follows to improve safety. Beginners (ie non-members) are to shoot on the left side of the field and members are to shoot on the right side of the field. The Director of Shooting (DOS) stand is the divider for the field.
For added safety the first few lanes on the left side of the field closest to the DOS stand will be out of bounds. This is to protect members from stray arrows.
Members are encouraged to not leave bags and bows unattended at the building. Please take all bags etc down to the shooting area.
Last person to leave the Club must ensure all doors are shut, the security system is turned on and the toilets are locked. Shut and lock the gate on the way out.
The club conducts several working bees each year - normally as part of the preparation for major events on the shooting calendar. Dates of working bees will be advertised to members.
If you are not able to attend these working bees, please assist the Club when you are at the grounds by picking up rubbish, taking rubbish away (we do not have a collection service), wiping down benches, keeping target faces neatly stored etc. every bit helps.
Beginner line supervision
Each Sunday we conduct come-and-try sessions for the public. To run these sessions we need volunteers to supervise and to instruct the beginners.
We are looking for additional members to assist in providing basic instruction to the beginners. If you would like to help us, maybe only 1 Sunday every couple of months, then let me know so we can develop a roster.