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    RULES OF SHOOT
    These are the Rules of shoot as presented to me by the 3DAAA Committee.
    They are presented here exactly as is without change

    1. All score cards must be shuffled and groups busted. A group with 3 or 4 friends or family members plus an outside person is considered busted, provided that the outside person is one of the two score keepers for the group.

    2. Double scoring is required. Score cards will be collected at the completion of each course. All score cards must be legible and completed to be accepted. When score card is turned into range official, it will not be subsequently changed. Inaccurate total may result in the elimination of that shooter's card. Anyone who alters without authorisation, or falsifies a score or knowingly has a score altered or falsified shall be ineligible to compete in any 3D A.A.A. sanctioned event for one year.

    3. Shooters are responsible for their own score cards. Duplicate cards will not be issued for any lost, damaged or stolen cards.
    3a. All score cards will be kept by host club for (1) year.

    4. Once a shooter begins shooting a course, he/she must finish with his/her group or as reassigned by a range official. Any shooter that leaves a range without the authorisation of a range official will not be allowed to continue.

    5. To score, arrows must be stuck in the target, or witnessed pass through or BOUNCE OUT are to be agreed on by the majority of the group, or re-shot before shooters advance to the target.
    A pass through is defined as an arrow passing completely through a target, with material 360 degrees around the arrow, leaving both an entrance and exit hole.
    A BOUNCE OUT may result from an arrow not penetrating the target, or as a result of striking an arrow already in the target and falling to the ground.
    5a. An arrow released accidentally or deliberately will be, if not in the scoring area of the target, scored as a '0'. Any arrow, which is dropped and can be recovered while touching the stake may be nocked and shot.

    6 For all sanctioned 3D AAA shooting events, the scoring must be as follows :
    1- 10 - circle inside vital area. Arrow must at least touch circle.
    2- 8 - vital area other than the 10 point circle. Arrow must at least touch the vital area line.
    3- 5 - remainder of the animal touching body colour.
    4- 0 - a hit in the horn or hoof not touching body colour, any other miss or glance off. An arrow that is embedded into the nock end of an arrow that is embedded in the target will be scored the same as the embedded arrow

    7. Targets must be scored by both scorers before arrows are pulled. Early pulled arrows score 0. Repeated offences will result in the guilty shooter being disqualified.

    8. Targets are to be set at unmarked distances at yardage's up to 50 yards max (45.7 meters) from the orange peg, 40 yards max (36.6m) from the green stake, 30 yards max (27.4m) from the white stakes, 20 yards max (18.3m) from the red stake. The vital areas are to be open and targets distinguishable.

    9. Picture cards of the targets being used may be carried onto the range.

    10. Ranges are to consist of 3-D type animal targets. Mixture of targets (size, type etc) is allowed with official 3D AAA scoring areas.

    11. Shooting stakes:
    1. Orange - MBO, MBR, CHAMP
    2. Green - MSR, MBF, FBO, FBR, FBF, MCU, HC, HC CHAMP, YMR (15-17)
    3. White - TRAD, RA, RU, FCU, YMR (13-14), YF, YMF
    4. Red - CUBA, CUBU, CUBF

    12. Stakes farthest from the target are to be shot first, unless directed otherwise by a shoot official.

    13. When shooting, the shooter must touch the stake with a portion of his/her body.

    14. Allotted Shooting Time. - Two minutes for the first shooter in the group. Time will begin when the group in front of yours clears the target. Each following shooter in the group will have two minutes to shoot his or her arrow. This two-minute time limit begins when the previous shooter in the group releases his or her arrow. A shooter found in violation of this rule may have five points deducted from his/her score.
    Each group is responsible for the shooters comprising their group. If other shooter group points out possible time infractions to your group, then it is your responsibility to speed up and stay within the allotted time.
    No warning will be given! If another group protests you or your group, the entire group may have five points deducted from each shooters score if the protest is upheld.

    15. All protests are to be filed with the registrations committee. No protest will be heard by any person until the protest committee receives a $50 fee with the protest in writing. All protests must be filed within one hour after the ranges close for that day. All decisions of the protest committee are final.

    16. Cameras or range finding devices are not allowed on any of the shooting ranges regardless of use. Binoculars (hand held) will be allowed with a maximum of 8x and under. The use of an archers normal equipment or any part of the body as a range finding device is a violation of rule #16.

    USE OF BINOCULARS.
    In consideration of time, no shooter may glass the target from the shooting stake after taking his/her shot. Shooters may glass the target prior to shooting, but are reminded of the time restriction for their shot. A shooter found in violation of this rule may have five points deducted from his/her score.

    17. There is to be no discussion of yardage's until target has been scored. Discussion is restricted to shooters that have already shot the said target.

    18 EQUIPMENT

    A. 5 grains per pound or 280 FPS (shooters choice).
    Shooters are required to designate criteria for official bow checking when requested, either poundage/weight or speed. Both criteria will not be an acceptable choice.
    Shooters arrows must weigh at least five grains per pound of shooting weight. Shooting weight is defined as the peak draw weight (maximum draw weight or thrust weight, which ever is the greater) that is obtained within the maximum draw cycle. Shooters will be allowed 5 grains for scale difference.
    Shooters at the maximum end of the weight allowed for a class will be allowed two pounds for bowscale variations, but arrow weight must follow bow weight. Equipment will be checked at random.
    The five grains per pound limit will not apply if the shooters bow and arrow combination generates less than 280 FPS of arrow speed. If the arrow speed is higher than 280 FPS the shooters equipment will be subject to the 5 grains per pound limitation (18-A). Shooters will be allowed a 3% grace for chronograph differential.
    Please note: It is the shooters responsibility to maintain their equipment within this rule
    Further note: Check manufactures recommendation concerning arrow weight per pound of bow weight. It is recommended that you do not shoot an arrow weighing less than the minimum recommendation for your bow.

    B Limb Bolts
    Once a shooter begins a course , their limb bolts may not be adjusted until after the equipment can be checked by range officials at the completion of that course.

    C Sights and v-bars must not extend more than 12 inches from the bow nearest the point of attachment.
    STABILISER - Any device used for stabilisation of the bow.
    NOTE: This rule has been amended to allow stabilisers in excess of 12 inches in all classes except Traditional, Hunter Class and Hunter Championship.

    D Overdraws are legal in all classes except traditional long bow.

    E There is no limit to the number of pins on a sight.

    F Any equipment that falls outside our existing guidelines will be put in the open class until such time that the 3DAAA committee makes a ruling as to which class it should be placed in.

    G A sight in any fixed pin class whether or not the sight can be moved without the use of a tool will not be moved while on the range during a tournament

    H. MAXIMUM PEAK BOW WEIGHT
    - a maximum of 80 pounds peak bow weight in all male classes except traditional which is 90 pounds
    - - a maximum of 60 pound peak bow weight in all female and youth classes.
    - a maximum of 40 pound peak bow weight in cub class

    19. Equipment failures must be visible and agreed upon by the majority of the group. Upon agreement, the shooter must have his/her score cards initialled by the entire group as an equipment failure. The score cards of the shooter with the equipment failure will be totaled and initialled by the score keepers before leaving the range. At that time, only the shooter (with the failure) must proceed forward through the course to the range tent and notify officials.

    If there are three or more shooters remaining in the group, they may continue shooting. If two or less shooters remain, they must join the following group or step aside and wait for a range official before continuing.

    The range official will hold the score cards until the repair is completed and he/she is escorted back onto the range. The range official will determine the amount of time necessary to make the needed repair. The time element will not be abused. All persons re-entering the range must be escorted by a range official to the designated target.

    Equipment may be re-checked as the individual returns to the range. Equipment may not be exchanged during a course except as pertains under rule #19. Any shooter leaving the range or exchanging equipment without following the guidelines of rule #19 will be disqualified.

    20. Class advancement by age - if a shooter changes age on or after March 15, he/she will maintain their present shooting class, (future bowhunters, cub, youth and seniors), until the conclusion of the subsequent world championships. If their birthday falls before March 15, he/she shall advance to the next higher age group.



    21. No alcoholic beverages may be carried or consumed on any range or
    practise area by anyone during shooting hours.

    22. In order to decide tied scores, a countback of 10, 8, 5 will take place, if still tied a shoot-off will be held using a 3D animal set at an unknown distance. The arrow closest to the centre of the highest score zone will determine the winner. If only one shooter is present at the shoot-off, he/she will be declared the winner.

    23. Any shooter participating in the IBO World Championships must qualify at one of the sanctioned shoots and be an IBO and 3D AAA member.

    24. Spectators will not distract, interfere with or assist shooters while on the range.

    25. Shooters will be allowed to participate/compete in only one class at any 3D AAA event.

    26. Fully enclosed footwear must be worn at all times while on the courses.

    27. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Any action considered
    by range officials as unsportsmanlike will result in disqualification.
    It will also be considered unsportsmanlike conduct to assist a shooter by projecting any illuminated aiming point onto any target.


    3D A.A.A. Classes defined
    Male Bowhunter Open (MBO) & Female Bowhunter Open (FBO)

    A compound bow, recurve or long bow with a moveable sight, scope or laser sight. Any type of release aid, glove, finger tab or bare fingers may be used.
    Men shoot from the Orange stake. Women shoot from the green stake.

    At the National Championships the top three shooters in the running for 'Shooter of the Year' will be peer grouped together.

    Male Bowhunter Release (MBR) & Female Bowhunter Release (FBR)

    A compound bow, recurve or long bow with or without a sight. If a sight is used, it will have fixed pins. Must be shot with some type of release aid. Cross hair style pins are allowable as fixed pin sights. Circle style pins are allowable (ie circles are the same size). Sights that utilise any lens or magnification are not allowed in any class other than open. Sights may not be adjusted while on the range during a tournament.
    Men shoot from the Orange stake. Women shoot from the green stake

    At the National Championships the top three shooters in the running for 'Shooter of the Year' will be peer grouped together.


    NOTE: At the discretion of the 3DAAA Committee the winner of 'Shooter of The Year' in MBO & MBR may be asked to move into the Championship division for the following year.

    Hunter Class (HC)

    A compound, recurve or longbow with or without sights. If a sight is used it will be of a hunting style (ie no target sight and no lens). Arrows must have screw in style points and a minimum of 4 inch vanes or feathers. Only one (1) single stabiliser with a maximum 12 inches in length from the nearest point of attachment is allowed. A maximum of eighty (80) pounds of peak weight is allowed.
    To be shot from from the Green stake.


    Cub Aided (CUBA) 0 - 12 years of age
    A bow with a sight. Can be shot with a release aid, glove, finger tab or with bare fingers.
    Must be shot from the Red stake.

    Cub Unaided (CUBU) 0 - 12 years of age

    A bow without a sight. Must be shot with a glove, finger tab or with bare fingers.
    Must be shot from the Red stake.

    Cub Female (CUBF) 0 - 12 years of age

    A bow with or without a sight. Must be shot with a release aid, glove, finger tab or with bare fingers.
    Must be shot from the Red stake.

    Male Seniors (MSR) 50 and over

    Optional class for any shooter 50 years of age or older. May shoot any type of equipment or style described above.
    Men shoot from the Green stake.

    Championship Division

    A compound, recurve or long bow with or without a sight. If a sight is used, it can be fixed pins, moveable sight, scope or laser sight. Any type of release aid, glove, finger tab or bare fingers may be used.
    All archers shoot from the Orange stake.

    At the National Championships the top four shooters in the running for 'Shooter of the Year' will be peer grouped together.

    Entry fee will be $35 per competitor for year 2003 of which $10 will be put into the "Shooter of The Year" Championship prize pool. At the end of the year the prize pool will be distributed down to 50% off the competitors who have qualified for this division, as per "Shooter of The Year" qualifying criteria.

    If a competitor after entering this division wishes to step out of the division they must request in writing to the 3DAAA Committee to return to their normal division


    Hunter Championship Class (HC CHAMP)

    A compound, recurve or longbow with or without sights. If a sight is used it will be of a hunting style (ie no target sight and no lens). Arrows must have screw in style points and a minimum of 4 inch vanes or feathers. Only one (1) single stabiliser with a maximum 12 inches in length from the nearest point of attachment is allowed. A maximum of eighty (80) pounds of peak weight is allowed.
    To be shot from from the Green stake.

    Entry fee will be $35 per competitor for year 2003 of which $10 will be put into the "Shooter of The Year" Championship prize pool. At the end of the year the prize pool will be distributed down to 50% off the competitors who have qualified for this division, as per "Shooter of The Year" qualifying criteria.

    If a competitor after entering this division wishes to step out of the division they must request in writing to the 3DAAA Committee to return to their normal division

    Male Bowhunter Fingers (MBF)

    A compound bow, recurve or long bow with fixed pins or moveable sight may be shot with a glove, finger tab or bare fingers. Cross hair style pins are allowable as fixed pin sights. Circle style pins are allowable (if circles are the same size). Sights may not be adjusted while on the range during a tournament.
    Men with a moveable sight shoot from the Orange stake and men with fixed pins shoot from the green stake .

    Female Bowhunter Fingers (FBF)

    A compound bow, recurve or long bow with or without a sight. If a sight is used it must have fixed pins. Must be shot with a glove, finger tab or bare fingers. Cross hair style pins are allowable as fixed pin sights. Circle style pins are allowable (if circles are the same size). Sights may not be adjusted while on the range during a tournament.
    To be shot from the green stake.

    Male Compound Unaided (MCU) & Female Compound Unaided (FCU)

    A compound bow with no sighting device. A rest and plunger are all that may reside within the sight window. There will be no markings on the bow or bow string that could be constructed as sighting marks. Must be shot with a glove, finger tab or bare fingers.
    Men shoot from the Green stake. Women shoot from the White stake.


    Recurve Aided (RA)

    A recurve with a sight. Must be shot with a glove, finger tab or with bare fingers.
    To be shot from the White stake.

    Recurve Unaided (RU)

    A recurve or long bow with no sighting device. A rest and plunger are all that may reside within the sight window. There will be no markings on the bow or bow string that could be constructed as sighting marks. Must be shot with a glove, finger tab or with bare fingers.
    To be shot from the White stake.

    Traditional Longbow (TRAD)

    All 3D AAA rules apply, plus traditional rules listed below. There is a 90lb maximum bow weight for this class only.
    1. Competitors shooting traditional longbow class will use a longbow defined as:
    A bow when strung, the string touches only the nocks of the bow.
    A bow at the shelf shall be cut no closer than 1/8 inch to the centre line of the bow. In case a bow cut centre shot is found, it may be re-qualified by adding a leather pad to a thickness that will meet the rules. Cushion plungers or mechanical adjustments shall not be permitted.

    2. No sights, stabilisers or counter balances shall be allowed. Attempts to circumvent this rule by building bows with massive or weighted handle-risers shall disqualify the shooter.

    3. Arrow shafts shall have a minimum of 125 grain points.

    4. Arrow shafts shall be identical in length, weight and colour; except for normal wear. Arrow shafts shall be restricted to wood.

    5. Strings shall have single colour middle serving with no marks.

    6. One string nocking point only is permitted. One or two nock locators, which may be snap-on type, tubing, thread or dental floss tied or served on the serving.

    7. Arrow should be shot from the shelf or hand with no elevated rest. Only a piece of leather or similar material 1/8 inch thickness or less shall be allowed on the arrow shelf.


    8 One anchor point only is permitted.
    9. An archer shall only shoot with a Mediterranean release. That is, with one finger above and two fingers below the arrow.

    10. Must be shot from the White stake.


    Youth Male Release (YMR 13-14) 13 - 14 years of age

    A compound, recurve or long bow with or without a sight. If a sight is used, it can be fixed pins, moveable sight, scope or laser sight and must be shot with some type of release aid.
    Must be shot from the White stake.

    Youth Male Release (YMR 15-17) 15 - 17 years of age

    A compound, recurve or long bow with or without a sight. If a sight is used, it can be fixed pins, moveable sight, scope or laser sight and must be shot with some type of release aid.
    Must be shot from the Green stake

    Youth Male Fingers (YMF) 13 - 17 years of age

    A compound, recurve or long bow with or without a sight. If a sight is used, it can be fixed pins, moveable sight, scope or laser sight. Must be shot with a glove, finger tab or bare fingers.
    Must be shot from the White stake.


    Youth Female (YF) 13 - 17 years of age

    A compound, recurve or long bow with or without a sight. If a sight is used, it can be fixed pins, moveable sight, scope or laser sight. Any type of release aid, glove, finger tab or bare fingers may be used.
    Must be shot from the White stake.


    SPONSORED TEAMS
    " $50 one off entry fee for the year.
    " Teams to consist of two (2) shooters only.
    " Team members must compete in an adult class with one team member shooting from the orange peg.
    " Teams cannot be changed once started for the year. If a change is required it will have to be approved by the 3DAAA Committee.
    " Teams must register at each tournament before starting to shoot.
    " To qualify for 'Team of the Year' that team must shoot 5 tournaments and the National Championship.
    " Trophies will be given to all members of the winning 'Team of the Year' and their sponsor.
    " Certificates to be given to the sponsor of the winning team at all individual tournaments throughout the year.
    " Team members must wear their sponsors' shirt.
    " Persons competing in a sponsored team cannot compete in a club team.

    CLUB TEAMS
    " $30 one off entry fee for the year.
    " Teams to consist of three (3) shooters only.
    " Team members can be adult, junior or cub and must be a member of that club.
    " Team members can change throughout the year.
    " Teams must register at each tournament before starting to shoot.
    " To qualify for 'Team of the Year' that team must shoot 5 tournaments and the National Championship.
    " A trophy will be given to the winning Club 'Team of the Year'.
    " Team members are expected to wear their clubs shirt.


    Rule Violations
    Any person in violation of the above said rules will be disqualified from that event and could be suspended from membership. There will no longer be warnings given on rules infractions. Any person suspended from membership will not be allowed to shoot any sanctioned event that year, or as directed by the 3D AAA committee. Anyone that is suspended from membership, and violates the rule, could be permanently suspended from 3D AAA membership and all of its sanctioned events.

    Any shooter who ignores a shoot official's orders, will be disqualified from that event, and could be suspended from membership.

    Littering or improper disposal of rubbish will be considered as unsportsmanlike


    3D AAA National Championship and Shooter of the Year
    An individual, must be a current paid up member in good standing of 3D AAA before the start of the Australian Titles to receive the National Championship Award and be eligible for Shooter of the Year in your class.

    Further to the above for an individual to qualify for a shooter of the year, they must compete in either the Northern Tri-series or the Southern Tri-series, the National Triple Crown and the Australian Titles. These tournaments will decide the shooter of the year in each class using a points system.

    NOTE:Archers may participate in both Tri-series, but can only be awarded points to one being your nominated Tri-series. Archers must complete the Tri-series and the Triple Crown to obtain points.
    Double points will be awarded at the Australian Titles.

    NATIONAL TRIPLE CROWN
    There are three designated shoots in the National triple Crown. The shoots are located in a central area as indicated in the 2003 shoot calendar. This is to enable people from all areas a better opportunity to attend the three shoots. There will be the usual first, second and third place trophies for all divisions at each shoot. To win this series overall you must attend all three shoots and the scores will be accumulated for the outright winner of each division.

    NORTHERN TRI-SERIES
    There are three designated shoots in this series. The shoots are located in the northern area as indicated in the 2003 shoot calendar. There will be the usual first, second and third place trophies for all divisions at each shoot. To win this series overall you must attend all three shoots and the scores will be accumulated for the outright winner of each division.

    SOUTHERN TRI-SERIES
    There are three designated shoots in this series. The shoots are located in the southern area as indicated in the 2003 shoot calendar. There will be the usual first, second and third place trophies for all divisions at each shoot. To win this series overall you must attend all three shoots and the scores will be accumulated for the outright winner of each division.

  • #2
    Very efficient,good copy and paste or did you type it.
    Never have a Ugly Bow or Ute

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    • #3
      Nothing beats 'click-n-drag'

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      • #4
        Thanks Mike, very handy.....

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        • #5
          How?

          Didn't you go to work today Mike?
          DARTON & LANDROVER, World\'s finest. HONDA XR430, damage so far = 1 x wrist. It had to happen, SUBARU FORESTER, not too bad either.

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          • #6
            Yeah, started late though. perks of being the boss.
            Had to eventualy go to Casino. Tried to find time to drop in to Rob Donnely's shop, all to no avail.

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            • #7
              You were trying to buy another Mathews then
              Never have a Ugly Bow or Ute

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              • #8
                what do u mean 'another'mathews
                never had one to begin with.
                Farton Darton all the way

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                • #9
                  Tried to find time to drop in to Rob Donnely's shop
                  Rob did have a share in a shop but he now operates from his home.

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                  • #10
                    oops,maybe time to trade up
                    Never have a Ugly Bow or Ute

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                    • #11
                      enseth
                      Rob trades as Casino Archery Supplies : ph 02 6662 1776
                      Never have a Ugly Bow or Ute

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                      • #12
                        Might have been easier to just post the link to the 3DAAA site there Mike

                        NormB
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                        • #13
                          Just read the 3DAAA rules and i think i understand all the divisions.

                          I just have 2 questions.

                          1. How many targets make up a round? How many arrows do you shoot for each round (ie is three a 1, 2 or 3 arrow round like ABA)?

                          2. Why so many divisions?

                          Hope someone can help as we are trying to have only 3DAAA next year for our club 3D shoots.

                          Thanks,

                          Brad
                          Oceanic Archery and Outdoors
                          B2 Bowstrings

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                          • #14
                            At a club level we play forty targets to a game brad. Most clubs put out 20 targets and shoot them twice. The national sanctioned shoots are 50 targets shot over 2 days. 30 one day and 20 the next. These are all on new courses.
                            The divisions are to bring parity into the game across the different disciplines. they are based on equipment sex and age. Hope this helps.

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                            • #15
                              I think also, that Noel didn't mention, that the basic unit is a ten target round.

                              So, a national sanctioned shoot is 5x10 target rounds, etc etc.

                              As Noel said, many clubs may put out 20 targets, and shoot them twice.

                              On the score card, it would normally be:

                              Round 1:
                              1
                              2
                              3
                              4
                              5
                              6
                              7
                              8
                              9
                              10
                              Total/100

                              Round 2:
                              1
                              2
                              3
                              4
                              5
                              6
                              7
                              8
                              9
                              10
                              Total/100

                              Round 3:
                              1
                              2
                              3
                              4
                              5
                              6
                              7
                              8
                              9
                              10
                              Total/100

                              Round 4:
                              1
                              2
                              3
                              4
                              5
                              6
                              7
                              8
                              9
                              10
                              Total/100

                              Round 5:
                              1
                              2
                              3
                              4
                              5
                              6
                              7
                              8
                              9
                              10
                              Total/100

                              Grand Total/500

                              ....etc

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