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Canada Winter Games Team Selection Document

ABAM TEAM SELECTION POLICY for the 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES

2019 Canada Winter Games – February 15 – March 3, 2019 (Archery Event Dates TBD)

1)       INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this selection document is to define the specific process and criteria used by ABAM to select the archery athletes that ABAM will send to compete at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, to be held in Red Deer, Alberta from February 15th to March 3rd, 2019.

One (1) Compound Male, One (1) Compound Female, One (1) Recurve Male and One (1) Recurve Female will be sent to the 2019 Canada Winter Games. There will be one alternate athlete selected for each of the above team spots.

2)       DECISION AUTHORITY

Under the guidance of ABAM’s Athlete Development Committee, the ABAM Executive Committee is the sole decision-making authority for the approval of nominations of athletes.

3)      ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for the 2019 Canada Winter Games Team

To be eligible for selection to compete at the Canada Winter Games, archery athletes must meet the eligibility criteria outlined below:

  1. a) Shoot a compound or recurve bow.
  2. b) Be a Manitoba Resident 180 days prior to opening of games
  3. c) Twenty (20) years of age and under as of December 31st, 2019. Year of Birth: Born in the calendar year 1999 or later.

4)       ATHLETES EXCLUDED FROM THE CANADA GAMES (as per the event Technical Package)

  • Senior National Team athletes
    • Athletes who do not meet the date of birth requirements as determined in section 3 of this document
    • Athletes that have held a Senior, SR1 or SR2 card (as defined by Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance program) at any time
    • Athletes who have previously competed for any nation at the following events:
    o Olympic Games
    o Senior World Archery Championships
    o Pan American Games
    o Commonwealth Games
    o FISU Games

No athlete can be rendered ineligible within 90 days of the opening of the Games due to carding status or National Team status (i.e., no athlete will be excluded if they become National Senior Team members for the first time or are granted carding status after November 10th, 2018).

* Athletes who hold a C card (as defined by Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance program) or are in their first year of Senior National Team status may be deemed eligible on a case by case basis. Requests must be submitted to the respective Provincial/Territorial Chef de Mission and approved by the Canada Games Council’s Sport Committee.”

5)       TEAM SELECTION PROCEDURES

  1. A) PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE

The objective of the team selection process is: Select athletes with a reasonable probability of finishing in the top half of the men’s and women’s competition.

  1. B) CRITERIA

The following specific criteria will be used for the selection of archery athletes to compete at the 2019 Canada Winter Games:

  1.       Archers must participate in all Training & Competitions as outlined by the Archers & Bowhunters
    Association of Manitoba.
  2. Archers must shoot and submit scores for a minimum of Five (5) Registered (AC and/or World Archery or other World Archery member national associations (e.g. USA Archery) 18M indoor rounds between January 19, 2018 and December 3, 2018 to obtain a ranking score.
  3. Ranking scores must have been shot in the Compound or Recurve division in the Cadet or Junior age categories.
  4. It is the archer’s sole responsibility to submit qualifying scores from outside Manitoba to the ABAM Office in a timely manner. A list of archers with submitted qualifying scores will be posted on the ABAM website as they are received.

Ranking scores will be determined as follows:
A minimum of five (5) scores above or equal to the Minimum Qualifying Scores (MQS) must be submitted during the qualifying period to be ranked for selection. Total cumulative score of an athletes top three (3) scores will determine final ranking score.  The top archer and one (1) alternate per equipment division and gender category with the highest ranking score will make up the team.

The Minimum Qualifying Scores (MQS) for selection are as follows:

Compound Male: score of 573

Compound Female: score of 562

Recurve Male: score of 535

Recurve Female: score of 491

Tie Break Rule:
In the event of a tie, the following tie break procedures will be taken in the following priority.

  1. The athlete’s fourth highest score submitted will be added to the cumulative total ranking score.
  2. In the event that implementation of tie break procedure number one results in a tie, the athlete’s fifth highest score submitted will be added to the cumulative total ranking score.
  3. In the event that implementation of tie break procedure number one and two results in a tie, team selection will be made utilizing the Subjective Criteria.

SUBJECTIVE CRITERIA

In the case no athlete meets the MQS for team selection ranking in a specific division & category, the following subjective criteria will be utilized.

  1. A) Past Performance
  • Athlete performance is tracked to enable a performance review over the previous two (2) years of competition.
  1. B) Future Potential
  • Consideration may be given to an athlete’s future potential with respect to talent and commitment to training.
  • Depending on the event, athletes may be selected who, in the opinion of the selectors, have the potential to represent Manitoba in the Canada Winter Games and would benefit from exposure to this level of event.

The athletes meeting the above criteria, will be approved and notified by the ABAM Executive Committee no later than December 10, 2018.

It will be the archers’ sole responsibility to ensure correct scores have been submitted to the ABAM and posted to the Ranking, a list of archers with submitted qualifying scores will be posted on the ABAM as they are received

 

6)       APPEALS

  1. a) Athletes who have not been nominated and who wish to appeal this decision can do so by filing an appeal in writing only with the ABAM Canada Games Appeal Committee. Appeals must be submitted through email to the ABAM Executive Director.
  2. b) The ABAM Canada Games Appeals Committee will include the ABAM Executive Director and two (2) executive committee members. The fee for an appeal will be $50 and will be returned only if the appeal is upheld. The Canada Games Team Coach and the Canada Games Manager will be used in an advisory role, but will not have a vote in the final decision.

Grounds for appeals will be limited strictly to:

  1. Eligibility criteria & accuracy of submitted scores for team selection ranking
  2. c) After hearing an appeal, the Canada Games Appeals Committee will have the authority to:
  3. Direct the ABAM Executive Committee to redo the selection process using the correct criteria/process and submit new list of nominated athletes; or
  4. Deny the appeal

The deadline for athletes to submit appeals to the ABAM Canada Games Appeal Committee is two (2) days after final selection has been announced. Appeals should be emailed to: ABAM Executive Director at info@abam.ca

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Passing of Roger Garrod

It is with a heavy heart that the Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba announces the passing of Roger Garrod, a great man and ambassador to the sport of Archery. Roger was a tireless volunteer and archer of many disciplines, during his years of involvement he served on multiple provincial and national committees, was a provincial coach, coach educator, as well judging  provincial, national, and international events. More recently, Roger had been an integral part of his local club, the Selkirk Archers & Bowhunters as it increased events and development, as well a driving force behind getting Archery back in the Manitoba Games. Roger will be missed. Our sincere condolences go out to Roger’s family and in particular his wife Helen.

A celebration of Roger’s life will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 12 in the Qualico Family Centre by the duck pond in Assiniboine Park. This information is also posted on the Cropo Funeral Chapel website.

To view Roger’s Obituary, please click the following link: http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-249803/Garrod_%20Roger

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2017 ABAM Awards Nominations & Luncheon

The ABAM 2017 Annual Awards Lunch & Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday November 26, 2017 at the Manitoba Sport Hall of Fame at the Sport for Life Center, located at 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.

The Awards Ceremonies will begin at 11:00 AM, followed by lunch at 12:00. The Annual General Meeting will take place following lunch at approximately 1:00 PM.

Annual Awards Lunch

The following awards are currently open for nomination:

Target Archer of the Year: In recognition of the Manitoba Archer with the most outstanding achievement(s) in provincial, national or international Target Archery in the past year.

3D Archer of the Year: In recognition of the Manitoba Archer with the most outstanding achievement(s) in provincial, national or international 3D Archery in the past year.

Rising Star Award: In recognition of the Manitoba Youth Archer (Cadet & under) with the most outstanding achievement(s) in provincial, national or international archery in the past year.

Coach of the Year Award: Awarded to the Coach who has contributed the most to developing archery in the province of Manitoba during the previous year.

Volunteer of the Year: Awarded to the volunteer who has contributed the most to developing archery with in the province of Manitoba during the previous year.

To nominate a fellow member for one the above listed awards, please download the Award Nomination Form below and submit via email to info@abam.ca no later than Friday November 10.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AWARD NOMINATION FORM

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Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting 

The ABAM 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday November 26, 2017 at the Manitoba Sport Hall of Fame at the Sport for Life Center, located at 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.

The Annual General Meeting will take place following the 2017 Awards Lunch at approximately 1:00 PM.

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Executive Committee Positions up for election are as follows:

Please click the position above to be download the position description.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER NOMINATION FORM

Annual General Meeting Agenda- Coming Soon

Minutes from the 2016 Annual General Meeting

Minutes from the 2017 Special General Meeting 

Please RSVP attendance at the meeting in person or via teleconference by Friday November 20, 2017. Please note, the deadline to submit agenda items or motions

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Manitoba Winter Games Archery

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The Manitoba Winter Games Archery Event is seeking female and male archers aged 16 & Under with intermediate to advance skills in recurve or compound archery. The Manitoba Winter Games is a fantastic athletic and character building experience for youth, as they will practice, travel and compete with their fellow team members to represent their home region in Manitoba. This exciting developmental event will take place in Thompson, MB and will include a 3 three day archery tournament starting March 4, 2018. Whether you are a bowhunter or  recreational archer with limited competition experience, we encourage you to participate in your regional preparation camps!

The preparation camps (“Prep Camps”) are hosted by regional coaches and managers with National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) training and is geared toward development of archery skills and introduction to competition. The Prep Camps will prepare archers for the regional qualifier hosted in December 2017.

One of best parts about the Manitoba Winter Games Archery Event is the low cost for the opportunity to participate! There is no cost associated to the participation in the Regional Prep Camps & Qualifier.

Please note, it is not mandatory to attend both Prep Camps, but it is recommended.

For more information on the event, please contact Ryan Van Berkel at the office by email at info@abam.ca

or telephone at 204 925 5697

Pre Registration is Mandatory for events. To register for your regional events, please click the links below:

Key Regional Information

Sport Regions Map

East Region

Coach:  Mike Fox
Manger: Joanna Lachance

DATE EVENT TIME DURATION LOCATION
5-Nov-17 MB Games – East Region Promotional Event 10:00 AM 4 Hours Ashern Arena – Ashern, MB
18-Nov-17 MB Games – East Region Prep Camp 1 10:00 AM 2 Hours St. Laurent School – St. Laurent, MB
19-Nov-17 MB Games – East Region Prep Camp 2 1:00 PM 2 Hours St. George, MB
25-Nov-17 MB Games – East Region Prep Camp 3 10:00 AM 2 Hours Selkirk
9-Dec-17 MB Games – East Qualifier 10:00 AM Happy Thought School – East Selkirk, MB

South Region

PREP CAMPS REGISTRATION
QUALIFIER REGISTRATION

Coach:  Pierre de Moissac
Manger: Gloria Penner

DATE EVENT TIME DURATION LOCATION
21-Oct-17 South Prep Camp 1 3:00 PM 3 Hours D & G Archery
29-Oct-17 South Prep Camp 2 2:00 PM 2 Hours D & G Archery
10-Dec-17 South Qualifier 1:00 PM D & G Archery

PREP CAMP REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE
QUALIFIER REGISTRATION –  CLICK HERE

West Region

Coach: Chris Iverson
Manger: April Burdeny

DATE EVENT TIME DURATION LOCATION
28-Oct-17 West Prep Camp 1 1:00 PM 4 Hours Birtle Collegiate
12-Nov-17 West Prep Camp 2 1:00 PM 4 Hours Neepawa Collegiate
18-Nov-17 West Prep Camp 3 1:00 PM 4 Hours TBD
26-Nov-17 West Prep Camp 4 1:00 PM 4 Hours Neepawa Collegiate
17-Dec-17 West Qualifier 10:00 AM TBA

PREP CAMPS REGISTRATION
QUALIFIER REGISTRATION

Winnipeg Blue Region (West Winnipeg)

Coach: David Dunwoody
Manger: Carrie Minion

DATE EVENT TIME DURATION LOCATION
21-Oct-17 Winnipeg Blue Prep Camp 1 5:00 PM 2 Hours Heights Archery
28-Oct-17 Winnipeg Blue Prep Camp 2 5:00 PM 2 Hours Heights Archery
12-Nov-17 Winnipeg Blue Prep Camp 3 5:00 PM  2 Hours Heights Archery
18-Nov-17 Winnipeg Blue Prep Camp 4 5:00 PM  2 Hours Heights Archery
3-Dec-17 Winnipeg Blue Qaulifier TBD Heights Archery

PREP CAMPS REGISTRATION
QUALIFIER REGISTRATION

Winnipeg Gold Region (East Winnipeg) 

Coach: Kelly Taylor
Manger: Darlene Cherniak

5-Nov-17 Winnipeg Gold Prep Camp 1 5:00 PM 2 Hours Heartland
26-Nov-17 Winnipeg Gold Prep Camp 2 5:00 PM  2 Hours Heartland
17-Dec-17 Winnipeg Gold Qualifier 5:00 PM Heartland

PREP CAMPS REGISTRATION
QUALIFIER REGISTRATION

Contacts: (Click to email)
Sport Chair:                                   Tom Crawford: lizlake7@yahoo.ca or tclizlake7@gmail.com
Technical Director:                      Roger Garrod
VP Events:                                     Aaron Bull
ABAM Executive Director          Ryan Van Berkel 

Important Links:
Technical Package (Version 3.0 – April 11, 2017)

Sport Manitoba Official Games Website 

Information Overview:

The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba is proud to be a part of the 2018 Manitoba Games, to be hosted in Thompson, MB in Winter 2018.

The 2018 Manitoba Winter Games Powered by Manitoba Hydro will be held in Thompson from March 4-10, 2018. The Games are a competitive, developmental opportunity for selected sports to advance their Provincial Sport Organization’s long term athlete and coach development plans. The age or stage selected generally complies with the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Train to Train stage of development.

Participation in the Manitoba Games begins with regional try outs. Regional teams of approximately 200 athletes, coaches, and managers go on to participate in the Provincial Finals.

The Manitoba Games Powered by Manitoba Hydro are often an athlete’s first multi-sport Games experience. The Games help to identify Manitoba athletes who have the potential to advance to higher levels of competition: Provincial Team, National Competitions, and the Canada and Western Canada Games. After competing in the Manitoba Games, many athletes move on to become part of Team Manitoba.

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Team Manitoba Archers Compete at 2017 World Archery Youth Championships

The Archers and Bowhunters Association of Manitoba is proud to have four Provincial Team Archers heading to the 2017 World Archery Youth Championships in Rosario, Argentina this weekend. Team Members Austin Taylor, Brady Klassen & Robbie Comberbach will be competing in the individual and team events in the Cadet Compound Male Division. Team Member Bryanne Lameg will be competing in the individual and team events in the Junior Compound Female Division. The organization would like to wish all of the athletes from Manitoba and the rest of Canada the best of luck in their performance. We will be watching with excitement and supporting them as they compete at the highest level of their respective age category.

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         (from left to right: Bryanne Lameg, Brady Klassen & Austin Taylor)    

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From left to right – Brady Klassen, Austin Taylor & Robbie Comberbach) 

The tournament will begin with official practice on Monday October 2 and will end the evening of Sunday October 8 with medal matches. World Archery will be providing coverage of the event with live scoring on IANSEO, photography and video. We will be sharing all of the content throughout the week on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/archersandbowhuntersassociationofmanitoba/ (please note, this page is accessible to the public without a personal Facebook Account)

Please note: Rosario, Argentina is 2 hours ahead of Central Standard Time. The schedules posted at the links below reflect events times in Rosario.

For all of the coverage directly from World Archery & IANSEO, please use the following links:

Official Event Page

Official Results Page

Official Schedule

Official Event Facebook Page

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ABAM Office Closed

The ABAM Office will be closed from Friday September 8 to Monday September 18, 2017 as Executive Director, Ryan Van Berkel will be away at a World Archery Event. The info@abam.ca email will be monitored while the office is closed. If you have an urgent matter, please contact ABAM President Walter Potrebka at president@abam.ca or text message Ryan Van Berkel at 204 291 1775.