Register today for the 2019 Canadian Indoor 3D Championships in Brandon

Archery Canada is pleased to announce the Carberry Archers of Brandon, MB as the new host for the 2019 3D Indoor Archery Canadian Championships. The Championships will take place in Brandon April 27-28, 2019.

Tir à l’arc Canada est heureux d’annoncer les Carberry Archers de Brandon, MB comme le nouvel hôte des Championnats canadien 3D en salle de 2019. Les Championnats auront lieu à Brandon les 27 et 28 avril 2019. Plus d’informations seront bientôt disponibles !

To access the event website and registration please go to:  http://www.cdnarcherychampionships.ca/


Western Canadian Indoor Open Championship – REGISTER TODAY!

Western Canadian Target Open
Is a 300 Round Vegas style, 18m target tournament with 75% pay back.Format:
300 Round, shot on a Vegas face, using outer 10 scoringChampionship Division:
All Archers will shoot a 300 round, and be ranked by their highest 300 round score.
The top 16 Championship Compound Men scores, and top 4 Scores in other Championship divisions will shoot off for 80% of the entry fee prize pool from their division Saturday Evening.
The shoot off will follow the NFAA Las Vegas Shoot Off Format. Equipment rules are follow the NFAA Las Vegas Shoot rules.Flights:
All entrants will be ranked using their highest 300 round score.
Prize money will be given out to the top 3 archers in each flight, using the payout schedule attached.
Mulligan round- After completing their first round, archers are given the option to shoot a second “Mulligan round” This gives archers a second chance to make the shoot off. If an archer shoots a mulligan round, they must use that score for their ranking.Fees:
Championship Divisions $60
Flights $40
Mulligan round
$30 Championship
$20 Flights

Website: http://www.cdnarcherychampionships.ca/western-open.html

Direct Link to Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/3/d/e/1FAIpQLSfG_UV4N6T7-xPXbuTrb85_gk-TotprupzAb2rJHi-NZnNrrg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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George Ryals IV Training Camp

Please note: The camp is currently full with a waiting list. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please register below.

The ABAM is proud to announce the hosting of one of world’s most well-known and most well-regarded archery coaches, George Ryals IV, also known as GRIV, for a camp in Winnipeg July 19-21, 2019.

GRIV is hot off his team owning the podium in Nimes, France, where his Hornets went 1, 2 and 3 in the Junior Men Compound category. His ability to relate high-level archery technique and mental preparation to archers of all skill levels is unparalleled. When not coaching at events around the world, his Hornets practice out of his Archery Learning Center in Snellville, Ga. Coach Ryals has shot seven 900 rounds at the Vegas Shoot and is on the coaching team for Team USA.

The three-day camp will include Ryals’ famous seminars, followed by shooting, coaching and one-on-one with GRIV. The maximum class size is 20.

The camp cost is $425. Included are lunches both days plus exclusive access to his HornetPower-only web pages full of information, videos and tuning tricks. The indoor location is currently being secured, and will be announced soon.

Please note, we anticipate the camp to fill up very fast. We ask that all registrants deliver a $100 deposit via cash, cheque or e-transfer to the office with in 24 hours of registration. If we do not receive your deposit, you will remain on the list, but will be bumped down, with the potential of losing the spot.

Please send e-transfers to info@abam.ca, with a follow up email to indicate the password. To register, please go to: https://goo.gl/forms/CNSOGmAvE75P5yvn1  

To check out a great video on Ryal’s training center in Atlanta, please go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzNjKoCqk8k

For more information, visit his website, www.extramiddle.com




2019 Manitoba Indoor 3D Provincial Championships

The 2019 Manitoba Indoor 3D Provincial Championships was hosted this past weekend by the South Mountain Archery Shooters & Hunters (S.M.A.S.H) of Erickson, Manitoba. The ABAM would like to thank all the shooters that came out to participate in the event. As well as a special thank you to the membership of S.M.A.S.H for hosting a great event, that saw over 100 participants! To summarize the event, we would like to share a post from the S.M.A.S.H. facebook group written by  Tanya Lynn

“If there is one word that could sum up yesterday’s S.M.A.S.H 3-D Indoor Provincial Shoot it would be “Incredible!!”

We had 102 shooters plus many spectators who came for either breakfast or lunch to watch the archers compete. So many familiar faces, great conversations, and some St.Patty’s Day spirit was worn.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Michael Oneschuk and Tom Comberbach for being our judges once again, to all of the archers who came to tackle the course, spectators who came to check out our event, donators -Ian Gibbons, Jo Brooks, Heights, and Heritage Coop.

To our club members. Bravo!! Between transforming the curling rink to an archers heaven, running around getting supplies, serving food, cashier, cooks, linesman, and so much more that has to be done…THANK YOU!!!! 
Here are pictures from our event.” 

For a full results listing please click here

To view photos from the event, please visit the Manitoba 3-D Archery Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/MB3DArchery/ to be linked to the S.M.A.S.H. group page.


2019 Canada Winter Games Recap

(shown in photo above from left to right: Avril Hatherell, Bryanne Lameg, Kadin Giebelhaus, Austin Taylor, Cleo Wermann – Thorn and Duncan Crawford)

The Canada Winter Games archery event was hosted in Red Deer, Alberta from February 23 to March 3, 2019. Team Manitoba was proud to send talented team made up of primary athletes, Austin Taylor, Bryanne Lameg, Cleo Wermann – Thorn, and Kadin Giebelhaus. Leading the team was our head coach Duncan Crawford of Summerside, PEI and Coach/Manager Avril Hatherell. In lead up to the games, our team, including alternate athletes Brady Klassen, Janna Hawash, Nattasha Shpak, and Roman Boyechko trained extremely hard to ensure success.

On the recurve side, following four days of qualifying and elimination matches, both had experienced challenges and set new highs that will drive them forward.

Giebelhaus shot a personal best score on day two of qualifying, which lent to his qualifying in 4th place in a deep pool of experienced male shooters. Following a quarterfinal match play elimination and a final ranking of 6th overall.

Wermann-Thorn started her week with some challenges during qualification which ranked her 7th heading to eliminations. She took the opportunity in the preliminary elimination round to top the shooter from Yukon before matching up against the top seed from Quebec in the quarterfinal. Though there was significant disparity in the level of experience between the opponents, Wermann-Thorn managed to tie the match at two set points before ultimately falling to the eventual gold medalist. Wermann-Thorn said she felt good about turning her performance around in the second part of the event.

The highlight of the week was the recurve mixed team event shot on the final day of competition. The 6th ranked Team Manitoba faced off against a 3rd ranked Team Saskatchewan, boasting the top male recurve shooter. Team Manitoba held them to a tie going into a one arrow shoot-off to determine which team would advance to the semi-finals. After shooting near perfect, Team Manitoba was defeated by a skilled Saskatchewan duo.

Team Manager and Manitoba Recurve Coach, Avril Hatherell was very pleased with the performance. Hatherell a former two-time Canada Games athlete shared how being a part of the games as a coach felt this time around.


On the compound side of the field, Austin Taylor and Bryanne Lameg came up big, winning a silver medal in the mixed team event and Taylor taking home a gold in the Compound Male Category. Following qualification, Lameg and Taylor ranked 2nd and 1st respectively in the individual categories and 2nd in the mixed team event ranking.

Individual elimination rounds saw Lameg up against Yukon archer  Sofija Jewell, Lameg took the match 146 – 142. In the semi finals, Lameg went up against PEI archer Kristen Arsenault, following a tight match, Lameg fell with a score of 140 – 143, leading her to a Bronze medal match against Ontario archer Abby Bunn. The bronze match was filled excitement as both archers took turns leading in score. Despite a strong effort, Lameg fell to Bunn placing 4th overall in the event.

First seed Taylor shoot his quarter final elimination match against New Brunswick archer John Dow, beating him handily with a score of 147 – 138. In the semi-finals, Taylor faced off against the 5th seed archer from Saskatchewan, Jacob Bourassa. Bourassa, who had been shooting very well put up a strong score, but was unable to topple Taylor with a score of 144 – 148. The gold medal final saw Taylor face off against a very hot B.C. archer in Spencer Gamache. Gamache, the 6th seed had upset several high ranked opponents before meeting Taylor. After an exiting tilt, Taylor secured the win and a gold medal for Team Manitoba with a score of 148 – 141.


The mixed team event saw the Lameg & Taylor matched up against the 6th ranked B.C. Team in the quarterfinals. Manitoba shot well, defeating B.C. with a score of  155 – 141. Rolling into the semi-finals, Team Manitoba met a very hot Team Yukon, who had upset Alberta with a score of 154 – 149 in the quarters. Despite the red hot opponent, Manitoba kept their focus and defeated Yukon 155 – 147, taking them to the gold medal final. In the final, Manitoba and Quebec, ranked 2nd and 1st respectively, went arrow for arrow, keeping the match very tight. After 4 ends of regulation shooting, the teams were tied and a shoot off was required. After Quebec shot a 10 – 9, Manitoba followed up with a 10 – 9, losing the 9 by fractions of an inch after a measurement, to take a silver medal home for Team Manitoba.


Following the strong, multi medal performance by Team Manitoba Archery, Austin Taylor was named the Flag Bearer for the province at the closing ceremonies. A great honor and much appreciated recognition for our small, but growing sport.

The ABAM would like to thank the entire team, including volunteers who assisted with camps in Manitoba, the parents for their ongoing support, the primary and alternate athletes, as well as Coach Duncan Crawford and Manager Avril Hatherell for their hard work and dedication in lead up to and at the Canada Games. We were not only pleased to see our athlete train and preform with excellence, but they also demonstrated good sportsmanship and team play during the highs and lows of the event.


Manitoba Archery Media Coverage:

Stonewall’s Giebelhaus on target for Canada Winter Games

Archers shoot for the top at Games

Sport Stars: Archers head to Canada Games 

Archer to rep Manitoba in Red Deer

Team Manitoba Bringing Home 25 Medals from 2019 Canada Winter Games

Recurve archers show impressive poise first major multi-sport Games


2019 Indoor Target Provincial Championships

The 2019 Manitoba Indoor Target Provincial Championships was hosted on Saturday February 23rd at the West Kildonan Collegiate in Winnipeg. The ABAM would like to thank all of the archers for participating in the event, as it grew again this year to over 60 competitors. The Indoor Target provincials has been growing over the past several years, boasting an increase across all categories. The event wouldn’t be possible with out our group of dedicated volunteers, as well as the many provincial team athletes and parents who assisted with setup and take down of the range. The ABAM would like to acknowledge several key volunteers for their assistance in running the event, including the registration table volunteers Darlene Cherniak, Sandy Taylor, Kelly Scrivener, and Sherry Sanders. Direction of our event was managed by Mike Oneschuk and Bob Tataryn, with the assistance of our fantastic judges and judge candidates, Bill Furdyk, Travis Boucher, Tom Comberbach, Kevin Shpak, Chad Sanders and Derek Cherniak.

A special thank you to Walter Potrebka for volunteering his time to photograph the event, to his album, please go to:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2018178164961742&type=1&l=779d201b9c

For more photography by Walter, please check out his website at: https://www.wpotrebkaphotography.com/

For a full results listing please go to:



Beginner Coaching Course April 13 & 14, 2019

Have you ever thought about coaching archery? We are looking for intermediate to advanced archers interested in coach training to help facilitate development at the club level. If you would like to get involved with coaching new archers in your community/club, we are hosting the perfect course for you!

Certified coach training ensures that instruction in our sport is delivered correctly and professionally. In addition to learning archery specific techniques, the  National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Course includes athlete and program management skills that can be an asset in your personal and professional life.

ABAM Coaching Coordinator, Ron Cooney will be hosting a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Instructor of Beginner Archer Course (Level 1) Course on the Weekend of April 13  & 14. The sessions will be held in Winnipeg at the Sport for Life Center, located at  145 Pacific Avenue. The course will run from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM both days at a cost of $100 per participant.

Instructor of Beginner Archers: By presenting several mini-lessons and demonstrations, as well as observing interventions during shooting throughout the course of this workshop, coaches/instructors will be prepared to introduce archery to athletes in a variety of settings, including: clubs, camps, schools, and other organized activities.

Please note, there is a $50 rebate for candidates that complete their evaluation. This course is available for youth and adults interested in becoming a coach.

To Register for the course, please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/mquqwmM0Vhc9p8z42

For any inquires about the course, please contact Ryan Van Berkel at info@abam.ca 

For more information on the Archery Canada NCCP Coaching Pathway, please visit the links below.

Coaching Archery in Canada – CLICK HERE 

Instructor of Beginner: Pathway to Certification – CLICK HERE 

Instructor & Coach: Training & Certification – CLICK HERE



2019 Provincial 3D Team Program

Communicate your intent to meet the team criteria and receive team event communications by filling out a brief online form at: https://goo.gl/forms/6oQaH4HgQqsuKAmG2


2019 ABAM Provincial 3D Team Program

The intent of the ABAM Provincial Team Program is:

  • To strive for excellence, provide our athletes the means and avenues to achieve our goals.
  • To prepare Manitoba Archers to compete in Provincial, National, and International events.
  • To Identify/Select a pool of archers to field teams for Canadian Championships & International Competitions.
  • To provide sufficient funding/development programs for archers dedicated to the Provincial Team programs.
  • To promote the sport of archery.
  • To be a positive ambassador for Sport Manitoba and the ABAM.

Provincial 3-D Team General Criteria

  • The Provincial Team Program is open to all ABAM Members in good standing and who are permanent residents of Manitoba.
  • Manitoba Archers attending a post-secondary institution outside Manitoba are eligible to apply for the Provincial Team.
  • Team members must sign an ABAM Athlete Contract, and submit team registration form. Team registration is open beginning Sept 1/2018, and ending May 3/2019
  • Team members will demonstrate commitment to the team by attending team meetings, practice sessions, and fundraising events when called to do so.
  • Team members must participate in a minimum of 4 volunteer hours/year. This can include assisting in tournament organization, fundraising activities, working the ABAM booth at events, or other events as determined by the Team Manager/VP Athlete Development.
  • Applications must define the archers’ shooting category based on the Archery Canada categories for the entire season.
  • Athletes must be a Provincial Team member to receive support and services provided by the Provincial Team Program.
  • A parent or guardian must accompany Team members under 18 years of age to go to out of Province events (Guardian/Parent is self-funded) (exceptions Canada Games, Western Canada Summer Games etc.).
  • Athletes not abiding by ABAM conduct standards as stated in the Provincial Team Athletes Contract may be subject to disciplinary action.
  • Participation in Provincial Indoor & Outdoor 3-D Championships is mandatory for all team members. If an athlete is unable to attend a provincial championship, they must submit in writing a reasonable cause for non-attendance to the office for review by the Team Leader at least two weeks in advance of the event. In the event of non-attendance based on extenuating circumstances, the athlete is responsible to submit in writing a reasonable cause for non-attendance within two weeks of the events completion. Failure to comply may result loss of travel support funding.
  • Values of Funding are based on anticipated expenses for attending the annual Canadian National Archery Championships. This funding is based on estimated costs for team members travelling with the team based on 3 team members per vehicle, and 2 team members per hotel room. Team Members are required to own a current ABAM Provincial Team shirt. Individuals that are accepted to the team for the first time may be eligible to receive one shirt from the ABAM free of charge.
  • Team uniforms must be worn at provincial, national, and state championships during opening, closing and medal ceremonies. Team uniforms must also be worn for the duration of competition on the first day of competition for all funded events. Failure to comply will result in loss of funding for that event.
  • Team members must submit a signed copy of the Athlete Agreement, Team Registration Form, Team Registration fee at the time of their registration.
  • Travel and accommodation arrangements may be made by the ABAM for qualified Provincial Team Members attending funded events, who are traveling and staying with the team. All other travel arrangements/costs are the responsibility of the individual Team Member.
  • Team Members must submit their scores to the Team leader, be filled out completely showing the category, division, date, and location of the event.
  • Funding amounts will be recommended by the 3D Committee and determined per event by the executive committee. Funding levels will be made available to team members following end of the event qualification period.



2018-2019 ABAM 3-D Team Levels


Local Team

The goal of the ABAM 3-D Local Team is to support, and encourage new team members to participate in local 3-D events, while working to grow their skills and progress in the sport.


The focus will be on encouraging participation in local events, and the ABAM Provincial championships.

Team resources include Event Flighting with likeminded archers, the chance to shoot with and learn from experienced team members, and discounted rates at all ABAM sanctioned events.


Local Team Selection Criteria:

Achieve 3 scores that exceed the MQS at any ABAM Club or the Provincial Outdoor 3-D Championship.

Attend 5 ABAM Club level events within the qualification period.


Team Registration Fee-$50


Regional Team

The goal of the ABAM 3-D Regional Team is to support, and develop team members who wish to grow their involvement in 3-D beyond local events.


The focus will be on encouraging competition in Club Level events, ABAM Provincial championships, and select regionally important events in SK, AB, and ND.


Team resources include event flighting with likeminded archers, the chance to shoot with and learn from other team members, and discounted rates at all ABAM sanctioned events. Opportunity to participate in team fundraising activities, and access funds raised to attend select funded events.

Regional Team members will receive funded registration at the Indoor and Outdoor 3-D Provincial Championship events.


Regional Team Selection Criteria:

Achieve Regional Team criteria at 3 ABAM Sanctioned events during the qualification period, and participate in the Provincial Indoor and Outdoor 3-D Championships.


Team registration fee-$150


Elite Team

The goal of the ABAM 3-D Elite Team is help develop and enable team members to compete at Canadian National Championships, and select international events.


The focus will be on encouraging elite competition, in Manitoba and beyond, up to and including 3-D National/International major events.


Team resources include event flighting with team members, the chance to shoot with and learn from other archers, and discounted rates at all ABAM sanctioned events. Opportunity to participate in team fundraising activities, and access funds raised to attend select funded events. Elite Team members can also submit a request to access to Sport Manitoba Sport Psychologists, Nutritionists, and Strength Training. Team members are eligibility to apply for funding to compete in select National/International 3-D Major events.

Elite Team members will receive funded registration at the ABAM Indoor and Outdoor 3-D Championships.

Elite Team Selection Criteria:

Achieve Elite Team criteria at 3 ABAM sanctioned events during the qualification period, and participate in Indoor and Outdoor 3- Provincial Championships.

 Team registration fee is $150



 Calculation of Qualifying Scores

The qualifying period is July 1/2018 to July 27/2019.

Scores must be submitted to the Team leader, and include date, location of the event.

To be eligible for a grant, Provincial Team Members are required to compete in the category & class in which they qualified.

Final Qualifying Scores for all Categories will be based on complete event score (40 Targets for smaller events, 80 targets at Nationals)

Categories not specified in the Qualification Schedule will not be funded.




Additional Funding Criteria

World Archery 3-D Championship

Athletes qualifying as a member of the Canadian National 3D Team for the World Archery 3-D championships will be eligible to apply to receive a $1000.00 grant for attendance at the World Archery 3D championship.

All Provincial Team Grants are dependent upon funding, shall be reviewed annually and may be subject to change throughout the year.

For more information or to communicate intent to meet criteria, please contact Provincial Team Leader Ed Wilson by email at EDWIL1440@HOTMAIL.COM


Manitoba Archers Compete at World’s Largest Event

A group of nearly a dozen archers from Manitoba have traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend to compete in the 2019 NFAA Vegas Shoot. The event, which is in it’s 51st year is the largest archery tournament in the world and has set a new record for participation in 2019, with over 4000 competitors. Members of Team Manitoba, Austin Taylor, Brady Klassen, Chyler Sanders, Kyle Cherniak, Nattasha Shpak, Ryan Cherniak, and Robbie Comberbach are competing across several classes and divisions. In addition to Team Manitoba, recent 2018 Manitoba Winter Games archers Taylor Klimchuk and Terron Baker are competing at the event for the first time, alongside masters shooters Charles Wong & Kelly Taylor.

The ABAM would like to wish all the archers attending a great performance during their time at the Vegas Shoot!

For a full listing of results, please visit: http://ianseo.net/TourData/2019/4786/IC.php

Results following the completion of the event are as follows:

Name Division Total Score (Out of 600/900) Placement Total Competitors
Austin Taylor Championship Compound – Open 899 – 70X 53 267
Brady Klassen Championship Compound – Young Adult 888 – 56X 30 56
Charles Wong Recurve – Flights – Flight 9 644 – 4X 31 35
Chyler Sanders Compound – Youth Female 572 – 15X 24 102
Kelly Taylor Compound – Flights – Flight 22 830 – 25X 22 35
Kyle Cherniak Compound – Flights – Flight 10 886 – 48X 2 34
Nattasha Shpak Compound – Youth Female 582 – 24X 11 102
Robbie Comberbach Championship Compound – Young Adult 891 – 51X 24 56
Ryan Cherniak Compound – Flights – Flight 26 851 – 24X 5 35
Taylor Klimchuk Compound – Youth Female 557 – 12X 46 102
Terron Baker Championship Compound – Young Adult 868 – 33X 48 56


Brandon Indoor 3D Hosts Over 120 Shooters

The Brandon Wildlife Archery Club hosted it’s annual Indoor 3D Shoot this past weekend at the Keystone Center in Brandon, MB. The event saw an increased number of shooters and spectators attend it’s 2019 event. The 3D shoot hosted nearly 130 participants and an estimated 30 spectators in a variety of age categories and equipment divisions. A highlight of the event was “The Kids Zone” area which was busy all day with youth practicing between rounds or trying 3D archery for the first time. Brandon Wildlife organizer Scott Holman noted that the club would like to build on the success of “The Kids Zone” next year, with the potential of adding a side area or event for adult shooters. The ABAM and the Brandon Wildlife Archery Club would like to thank the nearly 20 volunteers that offered up their weekend to assist with setup/take down and registration. Thank you to Ken McCrury, Shuana & Zach Price, Brent Castle, Dan Chranowski, Remi Decosse, Lee & Pam Robins, Brian Brownlie, Richard Brownlie, Dale Kotowsky, Reed Fowlie, Josh Dillabough, Cam Pakulak, Marie & Rick Liski, Katarena Knipping & Scott Holman.

For a great article by the Brandon Sun on the event, please visits: https://www.brandonsun.com/local/archers-take-aim-during-indoor-shoot-503985172.html

A full listing of results can be found below: