RULES OF SHOOTING & CONDUCT ON THE FIELD

REMEMBER TO COUNT YOUR ARROWS OUT AND IN

If you lose one TELL SOMEONE it must be found

1. The club rules of shooting will conform to the current rules of shooting of the GNAS.

2. No-one shall shoot whilst others are in front of the shooting line. No bow with an arrow on the string shall be pointed at anyone under any circumstance, whether drawn or not.

3. During shooting anyone seeing an unexpected hazard must shout the word “fast”, all archers will immediately stop and await further orders.

4. Any loss or damage to Club equipment shall be reported immediately to a member of the executive committee.

5. Members shall be held responsible for any loss or damage to Club equipment caused by their negligence or disobedience of the rules.

6. Members, before leaving the field, shall put away securely, all Club equipment they have been using.

7. Any archer not shooting shall remain at least 5 yards/metres behind the shooting line and keep as quiet as possible whilst others are shooting.

8. Archers shall not pass behind the target to retrieve arrows until their scores have been taken.

9. In competition shoots, shooting shall commence 15 minutes after the appointed time for assembly the appointed time of assembly in all cases a whistle will be sounded for assembly and again for commencement of shooting.

10. At an organised meeting, no practice is allowed on the ground, except that one end of 6 arrows may be shot as sighters before the beginning of each days shooting, but only after competitors have come under the judges orders at the assembly. Such sighters shall not be recorded.

11. Six arrows shall be shot at the end in one direction only. Each archer in turn shall shoot 3 arrows and when all on a target have shot, each shall shoot 3 more. At some Metric shoots, all 6 arrows are shot without a break.

12. Archers shall shoot at their respective targets in accordance with the prepared target lists.

13. Unless otherwise directed, number 3 on each target shall be the target captain and number 4 the lieutenant. The captain shall be responsible for the orderly conduct of the score sheet. The litutenant will identify the arrows with the score called and will assist the captain in any way required.

14. Every archer’s arrows must be clearly and distinctly marked with his/her name or initials so that there may be no difficulty in identifying the owner.

15. If from any cause an archer is not prepared to shoot before all have shot, such an archer shall loose the benefit of that end.

16. It shall be the duty of the captain to see that competitors other than those actually on the shooting line shall take up their positions at least 5 yards/metres behind the shooting line and to ensure that the attention of archers engaged in shooting shall not be diverted by talking or otherwise.

17. Except by special permission of the captain, no spectator or friend shall mingle with the archers while shooting is in progress.

18. If an arrow touches two colours, it shall be scored as in that of the highest value. Should any dispute arise as to whether an arrow is touching the higher colour, the matter shall be decided by the target captain, subject to an appeal to the club captain or his deputy.

19. If any doubt or dispute shall arise on any point connected with the shooting, the matter shall be referred to the captain whose decision will be final.

20. Should the presence of the Club Captain be required for any purposes, the target captain or lieutenant shall remain at the target to give any information or assistance which the club captain may require.

21. Once archers have taken tJteir position on the shooting line, they shall receive no assistance or information by word or otherwise from anyone.

22. In the event of any archer shooting by inadvertence more than 6 arrows at an end, the archer shall be penalised by losing the value of his/her best arrow in the target and such an arrow shall not be measured for a gold prize.

23. If an archer persists in shooting more than 3 arrows consecutively, he/she may be disqualified by the club captain. If, for any reason, there is only one archer on a target, he/she shall after shooting his first 3 at an end, retire at least 5 yards/metres from the shooting line, pause and advance again to shoot the other 3 arrows.

b) If he/she breaks another’s arrow through his/her carelessness, pays for it in cash on he spot.

c) Thanks the Field Captain at the end of the shot.

d) Thanks the Target Scorer for their work.

24. An arrow shall not be deemed to have been shot if it fails to travel more than

3 metres from the shooting line. Await permission from the Field Captain before retrieval.

25. An arrow passing through the target shall not be scored.

26. If an arrow is seen to rebound from a target during some rounds, the archer shall, after shooting the last arrow of the end, retire two paces and hold the bow aloft to call an official.

27. Bow sights or similar devices which incorporate any form of lens or prism shall not be allowed except on compound bows.

28. Practice shooting following an organised shoot shall not take place until permission is given by the Club or Field Captain.

Please make yourself familiar with these rules

And remember that ANYONE seeing a hazard can make the “FAST” call.

Reference guide for Recurve Archers click to download

WELCOME                      

The Committee and members of West Windsor Archers, Seniors and Juniors, extend a warm welcome to you as a new member of our club and hope you will gain pleasure, pride in achievement and many new friends among members of the Club.

WHERE AND WHEN WE SHOOT

Dedworth Middle School, Smiths Lane, Windsor. SL4 5PE.
All club shoots and practice meetings during the Summer months are held on the school field. Equipment is stored in the club shed with committee members holding keys. There is a notice board for relevant items.
SUNDAY: Club rounds/competitions.
See shooting Calendar.
MONDAY: Practice and occasional coaching,
WEDNESDAY: Practice & club rounds. 17.30 for 18.00
FRIDAY: Practice and occasional coaching.

Winter Shooting at Eton Wick on Wednesday's and Friday's and at DMS on Sundays

MEMBERSHIP LIST

If you wish to make or maintain contact with other members, please complete a pro-forma giving permission for the retention on file and publishing of your contact details in a list of adult members.Contact with junior members will be via a parent or responsible adult.

DRESS CODE

At all tournaments or competitions, including at Club level, you are required to wear regulation clothing, each piece coloured either dark green or white. Exceptions to this rule are clubs with registered club colours. Waterproofs are not subject to this rule but both colours are readily available.The rule is not generally enforced Monday to Friday and new members are allowed some leeway for a short time. Note, though, that you may be asked to leave the line at Invitation or ‘away’ shoots if you do not comply:

(See GNAS/Archery GB Rules of Shooting for fuller details.) See also Shooting Administration Procedures

Please note: enclosed footwear must be worn at all times, on the archery field.

BOWSHOT

This is the name of the club newsletter which is published occasionally during the year. In it you will find information about general club organisation and developments; competition results; forthcoming events; news and general chit-chat. To help fill the pages, the Editor is always willing to receive items from members for inclusion.

ARROW FINDING

Count your arrows before you start and when you finish.

Our shooting takes place on a school playing-field and, for this reason, all ‘grassed’ arrows MUST be found before leaving the site. If you cannot find your arrow you must tell someone.

Do not use arrows of all-carbon construction as they cannot easily be found with the metal-detectors.

ETIQUETTE

(Extracted from the G.N.A.S. Rules of shooting)
A good archer does not:
a) Talk in a loud voice when others are shooting
b) Talk to another competitor who obviously prefers to be silent.
c) Make any exclamation on the shooting line which may disconcert a neighbour in the act of shooting.
d) Go behind the target to reti?ieve his/her arrows before his/her score has been recorded.
e) Walk up and down the line comparing scores.
t) Touch anyone else’s equipment without permission.
g) Leave any litter.
h) Turn up late for shoots keeping others waiting, remember ample time is required for making equipment ready.
A good archer does:
a)Call his/her score in groups of three, starting from the highest scoring arrow, i.e. 8,7,6, pause 5,5,4. Do not touch any arrows until they have been scored, just point to the ones being called, otherwise those arrows may be disqualified.
 

HANDICAPS

There is a system of handicapping set down by the G.N.A.S. This is so that at certain competitions away and monthly summer club shoots, everyone is leveled off, as in golf. How it works is that (to try to explain it simply) if there is a possible score of 100 and you would normally score 90 then your handicap would be 10. If, however, you would normally score 40 your handicap would be 60. Assuming the seasoned archer achieves their score of 90, this is added to their h/cap. Making their score 100. If the less experienced archer excels themselves and scores 50 this is added to their h/cap. Makes their aggregate score 110, thus allowing the less seasoned archer to win. That is it in simplistic terms, but you can see how it roughly works and allows a leveling of archers. If you shoot better than your norm, you are in with a chance for the medals.

To obtain your handicap you must shoot three recorded qualifying rounds, both indoors and out, They don’t have to be competition shoots, provided you ensure your scores are countersigned by someone in authority (preferably the field captain) before handing them to our Records Officer.

 Once you have three recorded scores the handicaps for each are worked out and an average taken, that is then your declared handicap. The only change to this figure is to reduce it by shooting better. If you go through a bad patch, your handicap is not increased. This only happens at the start of the shooting season, (January for outdoor June for indoor) when it is reassessed by the Records Officer.

Calendar

Archery GB Rules of Shooting April 2017

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TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP

ANNUAL

SUBSCRIPTION

(2016/2017)

NOTES

Adult Member

£83.50

Archers over the age of 24 on 1 September 2016 must be Adult Members.

(WWA £35: Archery GB £42: SCAS £2.50: Berkshire £4).

Young Adult Member (18-25 yrs)

£52

(£37 with NUS card)

Archers between the ages of 18 & 24 on 1 September 2016. (WWA: £35: Archery GB £10.50: SCAS £2.50: Berkshire £4).

Junior Member (between 9 and 18 years)

£27.50

Must be aged 9 - 18 on 1 September 2016.  (WWA: £14 Archery GB £10.50: SCAS £2: Berkshire £1)

Associate Member

£41.50

(£35 if member of another Berks club)

Member of another club where Archery GB membership has already been paid. (WWA £35: SCAS £2.50: BAA £4 (On proof of 2016/2017 Archery GB membership card).

Non-Shooting Member

£5

Non-shooting member.

Associate Student Member

£26.50

(£20 if member of another Berks club)

Member of another club where Archery GB membership has already been paid. (WWA £20: SCAS £2.50: BAA £4 (On proof of 2016/2017 Archery GB membership card & NUS card).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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