Return to Outdoor Archery
In line with the First Minister’s announcement today, WAA is pleased to confirm that clubs can now take the necessary steps to re-open and welcome our archers back to our sport as from Monday 22nd June.
Only outdoor shooting is currently allowed and everyone will need to follow the current Welsh Government guidelines on social distancing and travel.
Archery clubs, archers and coaches MUST follow the latest guidelines and recommendations laid out by Archery GB. Specific guidance clubs, archers and coaches can be found on the Archery GB website:
Guidance for Clubs
Guidance for Archers
Guidance for Coaches
Please note that at the time of writing, these guides do not reflect the announcement today that non-contact sport can resume in Wales but we are working with AGB to update these as soon as possible.
WAA very much welcomes the announcement today and hope that all our archers can now safely return to shooting from Monday 22nd June.
Judge Requests - New Procedure for 2020
For 2020 season and afterwards the Judge Request system is changing, and tournament organisers will need to contact individual judges to request their attendance at tournaments, and not rely on the J.L.O to provide judges. This system is used nationally. Organisers, log in and see the internal Documents page for fillable and static forms to contact judges and request their attendance.
This change is due to the lack of judges in WAA. If judges do not agree to attend a tournament then a WRS or UKRS application will not be granted by Archery GB, as a named judge of the correct grade is required on the application, meaning judges will have to be requested from ArcheryGB.
This also means that judges unable to attend their tournament will be required to find a replacement and inform the J.L.O.
Paul Curtis WAA Judge Liaison Officer
Paul Curtis 07954816207 National
Debbie Anderson 07779848769 Regional
Philip Bailey 07595902391 Regional
Martin OSullivam Prismick 07572451724 County
Kevin Bridgman - County
New Rules of Shooting
Archery GB have released a new Rule Book.
Changes since the October edition are as follows:
Equipment - aligning the Archery GB Rules with the World Archery Rules. The rules for Compound, Recurve, and Barebow now reference the World Archery rule book directly. These rules are helpfully printed in Appendix F of the Archery GB rule book for ease of reference. This change will make it easier for archers, as for Recurve, Compound, and Barebow the rules are the same no matter which event you are at. This means that for Archery GB events we need to use the 12.2cm ring for checking Barebows.
Additional Rounds added on page 3.13 - to include WA 50m for Barebow, Double 70m & 50m Rounds, and Barebow Match Round.
Clarification of scoring for the Vegas 300 Round - 409A (e)(iii) "Rule 404 applies for scoring, with the exception that Compound Archers will score 10 for an Inner 10 and 10 for an Inner Gold (Rule 404(a)).
Please make sure you update all copies of your rule books, particularly any electronic versions.