Club Shoots, Ladder, and Competitions
In addition to attending and running area and national tournaments, we hold many organised shoots throughout the year. Club Shoots are organised shooting periods that are not as formal as a tournament, but are good opportunities for training and building archery skills.
Based on the World Archery Beginners Awards Program (BAP) - to progress archers from the White Arrow (Beginner course award) through the rest of the WA Arrows (Black, Blue, Red, Gold Arrows). Each Arrow has a skill / technique component along with a scoring requirement at advancing distances.
On alternating months we will be holding a BAP Coaching or Assessment session during a scheduled Sat Club Shoot. At the Coaching session you can come and learn about the skill / technique requirement for your next Arrow. At the following Assessment session, a coach will be available to assess you against the WA Awards program requirement.
MGAC Club Shoots and Ladder
Mountain Green holds a Club shoot every Saturday afternoon on Owairaka Domain. All club members are welcome to come along, regardless of ability level. Committee members or other senior members take turns to organise rostered shoots which range from a casual arrangement to fun shoots to skill builders. There is also room for those not wishing to take part in the rostered shoot to practise on the range.
A fun monthly ladder round that is achievable by all archers. This will include a handicap system to even the playing field. Each month a different round will be selected from the Archery New Zealand recognised rounds; this can be shot at any time during the month. You will need to record your scores on a scoresheet, along with at least one other club member, and leave these in the clubhouse (folder marked Club Ladder) for me to collect and record each month.
Dates for these shoots: every Saturday afternoon - check the club calendar for specific round details
October/February/June - Portsmouth - 60 arrows @18m on 60cm face
November/March/July - Auckland - 30 arrows @25m on 60cm face & 30 arrows @15m on 40cm face
December/April/August - St Nicholas - 48 arrows (8x6) @37m, 36 arrows (6x6) @28m - 122cm - 5-zone scoring
January/May/September - Silver Fern - 90 Arrows @ 35m on 60cm face
We will be including three events in a Club Champs over the new season - Keep an eye on our weekly updates for more information. All three events will form the MGAC Club Championship - Clout, Field (in association with one of our district field clubs), Target & Matchplay
ANZ Postal League
The Archery NZ Postal League is a national competition that pits archers from one club against archers of similar ability from another club in teams of three. There are currently six divisions, with some clubs having more than one team in the league. The League is shot in the summer season, from October to March of the following year.
The Round is a Canadian 900: 30 arrows shot at each distance of 55, 45 and 35 metres.
This is a great way for members to experience an 'informal' formal competition shoot, with varied distances to build confidence, bow strength and fitness. We organise a specific date to shoot this round on our outdoor range within each calendar month, at a suitable time. Each team score that is submitted is made up of a team of three archers. The best three scores on the day are the team for that month! Results are sent in to the League Coordinator for collation.
All club members are welcome to participate in the shoot at any time and as part of our Club Ladder (above); however, only ANZ members' scores can be submitted for the league competition.
Mountain Green currently has three teams in the league, so the top 9 scores from the shoot are submitted each month.
Full information on the ANZ Postal League can be found on the Archery NZ website here.
Results for the Postal League can be found here.
Dates for these shoots: as part of the Saturday club shoots above - check the club calendar for specific round details
ADAA 600 Round
The Auckland District Archery Association (ADAA) runs a "600 Round" shoot once each month in an Auckland-based target club (with the exception of October), and is open to all members of any club to participate.
The shoot is free to join, and is generally held at 1:00pm at the nominated club, with shooting commencing no later than 1:30pm. Records are maintained on the ADAA website. Ribbons are awarded for attaining a score of 600 out of 900, and can be claimed by any archer who is a member of an ADAA club.
The shoot is 90 arrows at 30 metres. All archers begin on a 122 cm target face. Once an archer has shot 600 points or greater on that target face, at the next shoot they must drop their target face size to 80 cm, then 60 cm, then 40 cm. Archers who proceed beyond this point may opt to shoot a 20 cm spot.
Check out the ADAA website for more details and current results.
Awaiting dates for the 2019/2020 Calendar
Archery NZ Youth Archery League
Archery NZ run a monthly Postal League for youth members. Each month is a different challenge, organised by age group and bow type. Mountain Green runs this shoot every Sunday as their regular youth shoot. At the end of the month, each club's best score is submitted to Archery NZ. Final results are posted after the end of the month, with youth archers being able to see how they compare to their counterparts around the country.
Archery NZ's Youth Archery page can be found here.
Dates for these shoots: as part of the weekly Sunday morning Youth sessions
ANZ Outdoor League Series (individual)
The Archery NZ Outdoor League Series is a weekly competition on individual (not team) scores running from November to March. Archers shoot a "360" round (36 arrows at 30 m on an 80 cm target face) and submit scores online at ArcheryOSA.com. Any ANZ member may participate; honours are available in Open Compound, Open Recurve, Open Recurve Barebow, Open Longbow, and Open Crossbow divisions (no gender or age divisions) for the top total score and the top handicapped score. Individual handicaps are calculated based on the average of each archer's score in previous weeks. For more information, see the full rules.
Dates for these shoots: can be shot anytime during a week, as long as scores are verified by at least one other club member. Some Mountain Green archers shoot this round on Wednesdays from 5:00pm, Fridays from 5:00pm, or during the weekend.