Austin Taylor Places 2nd at 2018 Vegas Shoot

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: To follow the progress of Austin, Allan and Bryanne at the upcoming Indoor World Championships, please visit:


Article: Highly rated young archer is aiming high

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Highly rated young archer is aiming high


Canada Winter Games Team Selection Document


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.


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.”



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.


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.


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


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:


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 no later than Friday November 10.