2023 Youth Series

The Youth Series is a four round competition designed to be inclusive and welcoming to youth archers of all levels and ages.
Each round is followed by a social event where youth archers can hang out, reconnect and make new friends.

Competition rounds

  1. Armidale Youth Spirit, 13 – 15 January. Details and registration.
  2. Coast Archers Youth Challenge, 26 February
  3. Hawkeye Youth Clout, date to be confirmed.
  4. Kidbow, 4 November. Details and registration.

Scoring/medals

The events will be stand alone events whereby the actual score will count. It will be up to the club as to whether they will award medals.
For the 2023 Youth Series, only kidbow will be handicapped.
Points will be awarded to the top 20 positions, with 20 points given to 1st place, 19 points, etc.
There will be two perpetual trophies at the end of the series: 1st Place Compound and 1st place Recurve.
Take home trophies will be given to top three places in compound and recurve.
Archers will need to have a base rating to qualify for scoring in any handicapped events in the series which is based the best scores from five target rounds in Archers Diary.

Who can enter

Any financial ANSW youth member providing the minimum distance they can safely and efficiently shoot is 30 metres.

Age divisions

  • Under 12
  • Under 14
  • Under 16
  • Under 18
  • Under 21

It is designed so that the maximum distance that archers in that division have to shoot is 30 metres.
That is with the exception of clout where Compound Under 12s will shoot 100 metres and Recurve Under
12s will shoot 85 metres.

Series trophy presentation

The winners of the series will be announced at the presentation night. Trophies will be on hand for a photo shoot. The trophies will be properly presented at the ANSW presentation night with the winners names engraved. At the same time, take home trophies/plaques will be presented to the top three places.

KidBow Tournament (Warringah Archers)

When Nov 5, 2022
Where Warringah Archers
Cost $28
Register now!
Closes Oct 30, 2022

Waringah Archers is hosting the KidBow tournament for this year on Saturday, 5th November, 2022.

Program

Newcastle – 90 arrows at 20m on a 122cm face.

Grades and Awards

  1. Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd & 3rd placings in each age group & discipline* (*refer note below).  Note:  There will be 1 Longbow Division, and 1 Barebow Division, regardless of age / gender of competitor*
  2. The round will be broken into 5 ends of six arrows, with a total of 15 ends being shot (90 arrows).  A small break will be held at the conclusion of each five ends.
  3. An all gold range medal will also be recognised should an archer shoot five (5) consecutive ends of six (6) arrows, within the brackets listed above – Total of thirty (30) arrows not previously achieved.
  4. An all round medallion will also be recognised should an archer shoot the complete round with all arrows scoring 9’s or 10’s, not previously achieved.

Hawkeye – Archery NSW Youth Clout Event and Youth BBQ (Penrith City Archers)

When Nov 6, 2022
Where Penrith City Archers
Cost $15 (includes lunch)
Register now!
Closes Oct 30, 2022

Have you ever tried clout, or are you a seasoned clout archer?

Join us at Penrith City Archers for a great day of clout archery, where a high draw is allowed and you get to shoot arrows into the sky to hit a ground target in the distance.

The emphasis of the day is that it is very much going to be a social event for all our youth archers, with PCA putting on a BBQ lunch.

Registration is only $15 and includes lunch. Closing date for registrations: 30 October 2022.

Just what is clout archery?

Clout is shot at distances starting from 85 metres (Joey Recurve). The maximum distance is 180 metres which is the distance that the 20 and under, open (and over) compound division participate in.

The target consists of ten scoring zones (like target) but it is flat on the ground and has a diameter of 15 metres. Coloured flags mark the colours, and the centre is marked with a triangle (usually made from cardboard or polystyrene) that protrudes from the ground.

In order for the arrows to make the distance, archers usually use a mirror or prism (compound and recurve), because they need to shoot into the sky for the arrows to make the distance. The mirror acts like a periscope.

The day will be broken down as follows:

  • 8:30am to 11:30am: Development/Sight settings/Learn how to shoot clout
  • 11:30am to 12:30pm: Barbeque lunch
  • 12:30pm to close: Single Clout Competition

Development Morning

You can use this morning for practice, obtain sight settings or learn how to shoot clout if you have never done it before. We will teach you how to read the wind and provide some tips and tricks to hit the gold ring. We will also teach you the rules, how to score and a variety of other things.

By the end of the morning, hopefully you will have a bit of a grasp on shooting clout and be in the scoring zone.

Archery NSW Youth BBQ Lunch and ‘Social Get Together’

Penrith City Archers plan to put on a tasty social BBQ lunch for all the youths that attend. You’ll get a chance to catch up with your friends or even make some new ones. Hang out for an hour or so before we get down to business for a fun competition…

Lunch will be available for parents at an additional cost on the day.

The End Game

Okay so you now have sight settings, you’ll have a full belly from lunch, now we get down to some competition – a single clout round of 6 ends and a total of 36 arrows. You’ll get two/three ends of practice just in case the weather has changed to allow you to make any alterations.

Trophy Presentation

Following the competition, there will be a trophy presentation for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place based on actual scores.

For further information and registration please click here.

For information about equipment that you will require on the day, please click here to download our info sheet.

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Youth Series 2022


Find the current leaderboard here.

 

The 2022 Youth Series is a brand new initiative to provide the ASNSW Youth Community a standout event of their own and will consist of four rounds.

It is designed to be inclusive and welcoming to youth archers of all levels and ages. After each competition will be a lunch/dinner and social event, so youth archers can hang out, reconnect and make new friends.

Event 1

14 - 16 January – Armidale Archers
Day 1 Development Day, Coaching with Dennis Carson
followed by BBQ Dinner.
Day 2 24T marked field course. Dinner at Bowlo.
Day 3 24T marked field Course. Final day of competition
Just $30 for the weekend! (not including bowlo)

Register here.

Event 2

27 February –Coast Archers, Erina
This has become one of the coolest events on the calendar,
and has something to offer for everyone!
WA 60/900, Short Canberra, Junior Canberra, Mini Canberra
BBQ lunch included for archers!

Event 3

Archery

16 July – Troy Adams Oval, PCA, Werrington

Shoot some arrows in the air, hang out with your friends for a big BBQ lunch and have a great day out!

Have you ever tried clout, or are you a seasoned clout archer?

Join us at Penrith City Archers for a great day of clout archery, where a high draw is allowed and you get to shoot arrows into the sky to hit a ground target in the distance.

The emphasis of the day is that it is very much going to be a social event for all our youth archers, with PCA putting on a BBQ lunch for you.

Registration is only $15 and includes lunch.

Click here to download the information document. 

Event 4

Archery

5 November – Warringah Archers
This is an iconic event. 90 Arrows, 20 metres – it is a challenge for the best of the best to get 900 and allows for newcomers to take part in a relaxed environment!

 

Series Rules

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.

Scoring

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
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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.

Archery

There will be two perpetual trophies awarded at the end of the series: 1st Place Compound and 1st place Recurve.

Take home trophies will be given to the top three places in Compound and Recurve. Trophies will be awarded at the 2023 Archery NSW Presentation Night, or at the first available opportunity.

Any questions about the Series Rules of for further information please contact Barry Parker, Youth Coordinator via email: [email protected]