BC 3D Team Selection Criteria

Purpose:   to put the most possible BC athletes on the medal podium at the Canadian 3D Championships

Competitors:

  • Must be a paid up member of BC Archery, or have membership paid prior to competing at the BC Provincial 3D Championships
  • Must declare his/her intentions to be available for the team no later than one week (7 days) prior to the start of the Provincial 3D Championships (archers MUST compete at Provincials and Nationals in their declared category).  Submissions MUST be emailed to al.campsall@gmail.com no later than one week (7 days) prior to the start of that year’s BC 3D Championships.  A declaration form will be posted on the BC Archery website for prospective Team members to use.   No late submissions or ‘walk on’ declarations will be accepted (these criteria have not been adhered to in the recent past, but have been followed since 2015).

No late submissions or ‘walk on’ declarations will be accepted

  • Must declare the class in which they are going to shoot. Archers MUST compete at Provincials and Nationals in their declared category.  Classes will be as found in the Archery Canada rule book, as these (in general) will be the rules and classes shot at the Provincials and the Nationals.  Consideration will only be given to categories deemed as a competitive class at the Canadian Championships.  In the event that an athlete competes in the M70f or M70m categories in the BC Championships and declares for the BC 3D Team, their scores will be included with the M60f or M60m classes for team selection consideration. Archery Canada does not recognize M70 categories!
  • Must shoot the BC Provincial 3D Championships. Placement in the BC Provincial 3D Championships will be used to select the team based on the established handicapping system. Funding for attending the Provincials may be available through Athlete Assistance. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Athlete Funding page.
  • The Provincial 3D team is made up of eight (8) archers competing in all classes and age groups, excluding PeeWee.  A larger team will be funded when Nationals are in BC or Alberta due to lower travel cost outlays. When Nationals occurs in BC the team will be made up of 12 athletes; for Alberta team size will be 10 athletes. Four Alternates will also be named each year.
  • A maximum of 2 archers will be selected for any given category, based on the handicapped results. When Nationals are in BC or AB, a maximum of 3 archers may be selected in M60m, M50m, CFPm, and CUm. This is based on the fact that these classes represented 39% of all shooters 2014 through 2018 3D Nationals. The percentages for each class are as follows: CUm (16 %), CFPm (7 %), M50m (8 %) and M60 (8%). Known50 has only one year of established scores and is thus not yet considered for potential 3-archer selection.

 

Youth Team Members (includes PreCub through Junior archers):

Given the amount of money BC Archery dedicates to youth programs, limited consideration will be given to the selection of PreCub through Junior athletes on the Provincial 3D team. A maximum of 2 youth may qualify for the Team. Youth are subject to the same handicapping system as adults, making chances of qualification even across the board.

  • Youth team members MUST have a parent/guardian or an adult chaperone accompany them to the Nationals. This accompanying adult will be responsible for direct supervision of the youth at all times. This includes age categories that require a chaperone on course, whether it be a shooting chaperone or not. The youth will have all benefits of being a team member made available to them, but BC Archery athletes and representative will not assume any responsibility for the supervision of the youth at any time. Given this, BC Archery will require a letter attached to any youth declaration stating who the youth’s accompanying chaperone will be and that the chaperone understands their supervisory responsibilities. Chaperones will receive no funding.
  • Team members will receive the following from BC Archery: Team Shirt, funding support paid shortly after the 3D Nationals, and a team leader/coach at the 3D Nationals. Current funding levels provide for $10,000 allocated for Western Provinces and $12,000 allocated for Eastern Provinces (Manitoba is considered an Eastern Province). 50% of the funding will be allocated to Team BC members directly.  The other 50% of the funding shall be disseminated using a merit system, or performance award, which will depend upon performance at the Canadian Championships and will include the four Team BC alternates.  Since funding levels can change on a year to year basis, be sure to check the allocated funds for the current year.
  • All athletes must sign an Athlete Agreement (those athletes selected will be able to sign the Agreement at the BC 3D Championships). Violation of this Agreement will result in loss of funding.

Handicap Chart - 2020

Category 

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017 2018 2019

Total

Average

Handicap

M60m

784 780 777 807 779 819 736 784 808

7074

786

18

M60f

730

732

677

767

748

739

- 707 734

5834

729

75

M50m

756

797

770

804

765

780

714 768 788

6942

771

33

M50f

605

742

655

748

652

625

- 662 673

5362

670

134

CUm

765

801

786

818

776

793

752 765 832

7079

787

17

CUf

748

752

703

741

734

792

649 740 786

6645

738

66

CFPm

754

765

723

778

746

733

633 705 761

6598

733

71

CFPf

555

676

541

687

612

638

- 601 693

5003

625

179

HUNm

762

769

760

763

  748

755

791 759 766

6873

764

40

HUNf

549

691

684

619

-

703

664 704 620

5234

654

150

K50m - - - - - - - 785 838   804 0
K50f - - - - - - - 672 792   740 64

JRCm

663

772

723

763

776

760

- 695 735

5887

736

68

JRCf

617

        -

626

630

611

625

597 678 693

5077

635

169

CADCm

713

774

765

812

786

803

764 778 820

7015

779

25

CADCf

622

700

685

704

687

721

668 708 680

6175

686

118

CUBCm

776

826

766

818

813

852

742 780 791

7164

796

8

CUBCf

621

637

753

746

785

802

773 * 728

5845

731

73

PCUBCm

707

808

679

775

709

608

504 694 676

6160

684

120

PCUBCf

543

704

516

559

607

        -

516 626 658

4729

591

213

BBm

607

742

565

709

641

690

652 675 723

6004

667

137

BBf

  -

        -

        -

445

349

336

468 619 552

2769

461

343

INm

576

664

639

654

664

633

623 731 688

5872

652

152

INf

-

        -

        -

459

332

487

379 583 592

2832

472

332

LBm

503

609

566

550

594

612

  607 598

4639

580

224

LBf

        -

        -

        -

471

446

453

475 519 564

2928

488

316

M50TRm

513

687

585

537

613

567

  676 472

4650

581

223

M50TRf

        -

486

496

       -

       -

       -

     

2832

472

332

JRTm

      -

        -

        -

479

        -

        -

  526 357

5872

652

152

JRTf

        -

        -

        -

        -

        -

        -

  411  

2832

472

332

CADTm

 

        -

        -

403

        -

        -

     

4650

581

223

CADTf

303

319

        -

        -

        -

        -

     

2832

472

332

CUBTm

341

415

 

562

        -

        -

  *  

1318

439

365

CUBTf

        -

        -

        -

285

        -

        -

  - 418

703

352

453

PCUBTm

0

458

        -

        -

        -

173

  201  

832

277

527

PCUBTf

        -

        -

        -

270

103

        -

  250 244

623

208

596

 

Notes:  In general, Canadian Outdoor 3D Championships gold medal scores must be available for at least four of the past eight years to create a handicap.  Categories not meeting this criteria will usually use the handicap of the closest category ‘up’ from theirs.  This is consistent with the Archery Canada method of ‘bumping up’ archers in under-attended categories.  In some cases, this is not equitable, so handicaps were calculated with available scores.  JRTm, JRTf, M50TRf, CADTf and CADTm handicaps were calculated by using the next category ‘up’ from theirs (INm, INf and M50TRm).  Note that handicaps were generally calculated by deleting the lowest score in the past scoring years, averaging the remaining scores and determining the handicap from that information (ideally, there were eight or more scoring years). Some anomalies were ameliorated such as only one shooter with a super-low score (2018 CUBCf and CUBTm); the 2018 Gold medal score too far above the field average (INm, INf, BBf, M50TRm and PCUBCf) so that Gold and Silver scores were averaged. As we only had 2018 & 2019 Archery Canada scores for K50, scores from available provincial championships were used to attain an average (BC, AB, MB, and ON).

Category abbreviations explained

m and f male and female
   
M60m and M60f Master 60 Compound Unlimited
M50m and M50f Master 50 Compound Unlimited
   
CUm and CUf Compound Unlimited
CFPm and CFPf Compound Fixed Pins
HUNm and HUNf Hunter
K50m and K50f Known50
   
JRCm and JRCf Junior Compound Unlimited
CADCm and CADCf Cadet Compound Unlimited
CUBCm and CUBCf Cub Compound Unlimited
PCUBCm and PCUBCf PreCub Compound Unlimited
   
BBm and BBf Barebow
INm and INf Instinctive
LBm and LBf Longbow
   
M50TRm and M50TRf Master Traditional
JRTm and JRTf Junior Traditional
CADTm and CADTf Cadet Traditional
CUBTm and CUBTf Cub Traditional
PCUBTm and PCUBTf PreCub Traditional

 

Age Category means age as of December 31 of this year

M60 60 or older
M50 50 or older
Junior 20 or younger
Cadet 17 or younger
Cub 14 or younger
PreCub 12 or younger
PeeWee 9 or younger (not eligible for Team BC)