Who can take part:
All archers must be financial members of Archery Australia/Archery NSW for each event
The series is open to all youths and bow divisions:
- Joeys - An athlete may compete in the Joey class in tournaments until December 31 of the year of his or her 11th birthday.
- Cubs - An athlete may compete in the Cub class in tournaments until December 31 of the year of his or her 13th birthday.
- Intermediate - An athlete may compete in the Intermediate class in tournaments until December 31 of the year of his or her 15th birthday.
- Cadets - An athlete may compete in the Cadet class in tournaments until December 31 of the year of his or her 17th birthday.
- 20 and Under - An athlete may compete in the Junior class in tournaments until December 31 of the year of his or her 20th birthday.
Archers from other states may participate in the events, but will not be eligible to win a trophy. Only NSW Youth Archers are eligible to win a trophy.
Each event will be a stand alone whereby the actual score will count. Organisers of these events may, or may not issue medals or prizes.
You do not have to attend each event, but you will stand a better chance of a final placing if you do.
For the series, handicapped scores will count based on your 'floating handicap' from Archer’s Diary. It will be handicapped scores that will determine placings. For the purpose of the Youth Spirit Event, Handicaps will be based Outdoor Target Archery, not Field because a number of youth archers do not have a separate rating for field archery.
Archers will need to have a base rating to qualify for scoring in the series which is based the best scores from three previous target rounds. Should an archer not have previously competed in at least three target rounds with scores recorded in Archer’s Diary, then the series organisers reserve the right to adjust the archer's handicap to keep the competition fair.
The series results will not be per age class, but the overall attendance. The handicap system allows for an archer with a lower rating to compete against an archer with a higher rating and will even the scores up.
For the Youth Spirit Event, it will be the combined handicap scores from the two days that will determine the placings.
Points for each event will be awarded to the top 20 positions, with 20 points given to 1st place:
1st 20 points
2nd 19 points
3rd 18 points
4th 17 points
5th 16 points
6th 15 points
19th 2 points
20th 1 point
21st 0 points
Over the four events, the points will accumulate as they are added together. So say an archer places 3rd in event 1, 6th in event 2, 1st in event 3 and 19th in event 4, they will accumulate 55 points overall.