Congratulations to Team Manitoba Archer Austin Taylor on placing second in the Youth Adult Division at the 2018 NFAA Vegas Shoot! Following the official scoring rounds, Austin was in a three way tie for 2nd place, in a division of over 50 archers from six different countries. The ties were determined by a live-streamed three-way shoot off, which Austin won, taking the final placement of second overall and winning a $1500 U.S. cash prize. This fantastic performance by Austin comes just ahead of the 2018 World Indoor Archery Championships which are taking place February 14 – 19 in Yankton, South Dakota. Austin will be representing Team Canada along with fellow Manitoban’s Allen Gunter and Bryanne Lameg. For a full listing of results of the NFAA Vegas Shoot, please go to: http://ianseo.net/TourData/2018/3115/ENE.php. To follow the progress of Austin, Allan and Bryanne at the upcoming Indoor World Championships, please visit: https://worldarchery.org/competition/17863/yankton-2018#/
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Archery Canada Registered Indoor 18M Target Shoot.
Sunday February 11, 2018
Practice & Check-in: 1:00 PM
Scoring: 2:00 PM
Pre-register at: https://goo.gl/forms/
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Highly rated young archer is aiming high
Nattasha Shpak is a 13-year-old Grade 8 student at H.S. Paul School. She is avery good student and her favourite class is science.
“I really like science,” she says. “I like how it is difficult and also very fun with all of the things there are to learn.”
Nattasha Shpak is ranked first in Canada in her age class by Archery Canada.
Precision is very important in science, and precision is also very important in Nattasha’s sport of choice.
It is pretty mind-blowing to see the success Nattasha has enjoyed in archery, especially given the fact that she only took it up three years ago.
“My dad is a bow hunter and I thought it was really interesting,” she says, recalling how she got her start. “He took me to Heartland Archery for a lesson. I kept going to my lessons and got better and better. He bought me a hunting bow and I kept taking lessons. He then bought me a target bow. I am still using that target bow now.”
Nattasha is a member of the 2017-18 provincial target archery team. In her first year in the program, Nattasha won first place at the 2017 Manitoba Indoor Championships; finished fourth at the 2017 Indoor Championships of the Americas; 10th at the 2017 Canadian Indoor Regional Championships, and currently Nattasha is ranked first with Archery Canada in the compound cub women category.
“You have to work hard at your goals,” Nattasha says. “You are never at your best; you can always improve and practise. A part of the sport I really enjoy is meeting new people.”
Nattasha is very thankful for the position she is in.
“One of my goals is to get on the Elite team for Team Manitoba. I am on the developmental team right now,” she says. “I am very thankful for my parents. I wouldn’t be where I am without them, without their support and love.”
Nattasha lives in St. Vital with dad Kevin, mom Stacy, brother Matthew and sister Brittney.
Nattasha is very dedicated to being the best she can be, and there is little doubt she will continue to find great success.
Nattasha had this advice for young athletes:
“Work hard and keep on going. If there are people who are better than you, train with these people. They will help to make you better.”
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January 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Practice @ 5:00 PM
Scoring @ 6:00 PM
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Archery Canada Registered Event
ABAM TEAM SELECTION POLICY for the 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES
2019 Canada Winter Games – February 15 – March 3, 2019 (Archery Event Dates TBD)
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:
- a) Shoot a compound or recurve bow.
- b) Be a Manitoba Resident 180 days prior to opening of games
- 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
- 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.
- B) CRITERIA
The following specific criteria will be used for the selection of archery athletes to compete at the 2019 Canada Winter Games:
- Archers must participate in all Training & Competitions as outlined by the Archers & Bowhunters
Association of Manitoba.
- 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.
- Ranking scores must have been shot in the Compound or Recurve division in the Cadet or Junior age categories.
- 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.
- The athlete’s fourth highest score submitted will be added to the cumulative total ranking score.
- 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.
- 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.
In the case no athlete meets the MQS for team selection ranking in a specific division & category, the following subjective criteria will be utilized.
- A) Past Performance
- Athlete performance is tracked to enable a performance review over the previous two (2) years of competition.
- 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
- 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.
- 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:
- Eligibility criteria & accuracy of submitted scores for team selection ranking
- c) After hearing an appeal, the Canada Games Appeals Committee will have the authority to:
- Direct the ABAM Executive Committee to redo the selection process using the correct criteria/process and submit new list of nominated athletes; or
- 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 email@example.com
Please note, the office will be closed during the holidays from December 27 – 29, reopening on Tuesday January 2, 2018.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday November 10.