3D Committee Teleconference Meeting

March 16, 2008

In attendance:

Jude Hooey, Vice-President 3D

Ted Kennedy, BCAA     René Schaub, ATAA     Jon Biskup, ABA           Harvey Giesbrecht, SAA

Mano Navarro, ABAM   Peter Garrett, OAA       Daniel Goyette, FTAQ   Wil Reinhart, AANB

 

Absent with regret:        AANS   AANL

Guest:                          Kathleen Millar, FCA Executive/Technical Director

 

1.         Opening remarks by VP 3D

The meeting was called to order at 15:07.  Jude felt that it was important that the group get together to discuss items more than once per year.  She would like to have 3 meetings per year.  She is dedicated to the growth of 3D, and it is the FCA 3D committee’s mandate to lead for changes and though the process will long, the committee provides the leadership for the programme.

 

2.         Issues

a)     2008 Outdoor 3D Nationals

Mano Navarro reported that the O/C has been working well and planning.  They working on obtaining a title sponsor right now and will ensure that the logo will be bilingual, once the sponsor is obtained.  They are waiting for the snow melt.  There are still some problems with the O/C website but it is being worked on.

 

b)     2009 3D Outdoor Nationals in Quebec

Daniel reported that Amos will be applying to host the 3D nationals and Trois-Rivières for indoors in 2009. 

 

c)     2009 Indoor 3D Nationals

The proposal from Trois-Rivières should be ready to submit in time for the April 1 deadline.  There should be news in time for the FCA Board meeting in Toronto.  AANB is interested in putting in a bid in 2010. If successful, this would be the first indoor 3D championship in eastern Canada.  Jude is looking to propose a schedule for the indoor 3D championships similar to what is done for outdoor championships.  She will discuss this at the August meeting. Manitoba is the only other bid received to date.

 

d)     Rules changes for 2008

Proposal 1.1                                                                                                    TABLED

3D chaperones will be discussed in August.  Cubs & pre-cubs shoot with their parents.  At the 2008 indoor nationals, Jude plans to put cubs and pre-cubs in groups with the same distances and not have parents shooting at the same time during the event.  Youth will shoot at a different time for indoors, with 3 lines.  It will be an experiment. 

 

ACTION:          Note to Dauphin Archery Club - On the formal 3D registration form would it be appropriate to state whether or not the participant would shoot with children, as a special request.

 

Proposal 2.1                                                                                                    PASSED

Everyone will have to have shot all the same courses.  Spectators and archers alike enjoyed the new format in Utopia, ON.

 

Verbal vote confirmed as:          BCAA yes                     ABA no/ATAA yes         ABAM yes

OAA yes                       FTAQ yes                     AANB yes

(note:  SAA had not joined the teleconference at this point)

 

Proposal 3.1                                                                                                    PASSED

Three courses were used in Utopia and will be used in Manitoba. 

 

Verbal vote confirmed as:          BCAA yes                     ABA yes/ATAA yes       ABAM yes

OAA yes                       FTAQ yes                     AANB yes

(note:  SAA had not joined the teleconference at this point)

 

Proposal 4.1                                                    PASSED WITH AMENDMENT IN RED

11.11. 2.1

Hunter Class was the issue because equipment is being made with string suppressors integral to the bow.  This contradicts the IBO ruling.  But FCA rules have been modified.

11.11.2.3     Sights and v-bars, when allowed, must not extend more than twelve (12) inches in a horizontal plane from the bow nearest the point of attachment for all classes.

 

Verbal vote confirmed as:          BCAA yes                     ABA/ATAA yes             ABAM yes

OAA yes                       FTAQ yes                     AANB yes

(note:  SAA had not joined the teleconference at this point)

 

Proposals 5.1 & 5.2                                                                                         DEFEATED

Optional 3D Indoor Championship Class

Optional 3D Outdoor Championship Class

 

Verbal vote confirmed as:          BCAA no                      ABA/ATAA no               ABAM no

OAA no                        FTAQ no                      AANB no

 

Proposal 6.1                                                                                                    PASSED

Range officials replaced with judge.

 

Verbal vote confirmed as:          BCAA yes                     ABA/ATAA yes             ABAM yes

OAA yes                       FTAQ yes                     AANB yes

 

Proposal 6.2                                                                                                    PASSED

In order for FCA to send a team to international 3D events, 3D needs to have registered events in order to qualify to be on a world championship team, similar to target archery.

 

Verbal vote confirmed as:          BCAA yes                     ABA/ATAA yes             ABAM yes

OAA yes                       FTAQ yes                     AANB yes

 

Proposal 6.3                                                                                                    PASSED

Equipment inspection is mandatory.

 

Verbal vote confirmed as:          BCAA yes                     ABA/ATAA yes             ABAM yes

OAA yes                       FTAQ yes                     AANB yes

 

Proposal 6.4                                                                                                    PASSED

Judges at 3D events

 

Verbal vote confirmed as:          BCAA yes                     ABA/ATAA yes             ABAM yes

OAA yes                       FTAQ yes                     AANB yes

 

Proposal 7.1                                                    PASSED WITH AMENDMENT IN RED

Conditional divisions minus the peewee divisions and all youth are grouped together and all traditional are grouped together.  There was discussion regarding the change that the FCA Board must reinstate it, e.g. 3.4.9.2. There was a discrepancy with the target/field rules and this was altered in the revised proposal below.

 

Verbal vote confirmed as:          BCAA yes                     ABA/ATAA yes             ABAM no

OAA yes                       FTAQ yes                     AANB yes

 

3.4.9.2 The Peewee Class will be offered as a non-competitive class and is exempt from this rule.

A 3D class will be designated as “Conditional” if the combined number of non-Guest male and female participants in the class is less than ten (10) for three (3) consecutive years. Where feasible, organizers should combine male and female classes if there are fewer than ten (10) competitors in either.

Once a class is designated as “Conditional,” it will be shown as such on the pre-registration form for the Nationals. Any pre-registrants who select a Conditional class will be required to select an alternate non-Conditional class in which they wish to register in case fewer than ten (10) people pre-register for the class which is their first choice. Pre-registrants may indicate that they wish to withdraw their registration for a full refund if the Conditional class which is their first choice is not offered.

The organising committee will declare whether a Conditional class will be offered that year depending on whether ten (10) or more pre-registrations have been received for the class by a deadline three (3) weeks in advance of the start of the event.

 

This rule applies independently to Indoor 3D Championships and the 3D Outdoor Championships.

 

NB:  At this point in the meeting, the ABAM representative left the meeting.

 

Proposal 8.1                                                    PASSED WITH AMENDMENT IN RED

Appeals and definition of who is involved

 

11.8.1     Jury of Appeal. See Chapter 3 (Rule 3.3.8 or 3.4.8) re selection of the Jury at Canadian Championships At other Indoor or Outdoor 3D FCA sanctioned events, unless the Organizing Committee makes alternate appointments with the approval of the FCA Executive, the Chairman of the Jury will be the first person in the following list who is not involved as a subject of the appeal:

(a) the provincial level or higher certified judge with the most active years judging who is present but not officiating or competing,

(b) the highest level certified judge with the most active years judging who is officiating at the event,

(c) a knowledgeable Judge who is present but not competing,

(d) a knowledgeable FCA Officer who is not competing.

In the event there is any dispute about who should be named the Chairman of the Jury, the decision will be made by the FCA 3D Vice-President or appointed representative.

 

Verbal vote confirmed as:          BCAA yes                     ABA/ATAA yes             ABAM N/A

OAA yes                       FTAQ yes                     AANB yes

 

Proposal 8.2                                                                                                    PASSED

It is proposed to replace the rule 11.8

 

Verbal vote confirmed as:          BCAA yes                     ABA/ATAA yes             ABAM N/A

OAA yes                       FTAQ yes                     AANB yes

 

Proposal 9.1                                                                                                    PASSED

The discussion centered round cross gender and sex change issues.

 

Verbal vote confirmed as:          BCAA yes                     ABA/ATAA yes             ABAM N/A

OAA yes                       FTAQ yes                     AANB yes

 

ACTION:          Kathy Millar will forward these rules decisions on to Greg Durward and the FCA Board of Directors.


e)     Chaperones at 3D events

See section d) above, proposal 1.1.

 

f)       Crossbow category for 3D

Jude suggested that the FCA 3D committee review attendance records and participation in the crossbow division after the Québec national championships.  In the meantime, FCA should follow IBO rules for crossbows.

 

MOTION #3D2008-01:  To adopt IBO crossbow rules for the 2008 and 2009 FCA 3D outdoor championships as an optional division.

Moved by:        SK        Seconded by:                ON                                                       carried

 

 

Verbal vote confirmed as:          BCAA yes                     ABA/ATAA no               ABAM N/A

OAA yes                       FTAQ yes                     AANB no

 

g)     Other concerns by the Committee members 

-        3D CanBow – several committee members were not familiar with

 

ACTION:          Kathy Millar will send the CanBow guidebook to all 3D committee members.

ACTION:          Agenda item for August.

 

- 3Di criteria for world championships

Jude has been working on a new system and within the next couple of days she will revise it and send it to the committee by e-mail.

 

ACTION:          Committee responses by Tuesday, March 25 to Jude.

 

            - Traditional Class

Wil Reinhart mentioned that equipment rules within the Traditional Class change for various age categories.

 

ACTION:          Wil Reinhart will present a review of all traditional class rules and suggest changes at the August 2008 3D committee meeting.  Peter Garrett will supply input.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 17:50 EDT and will reconvene in Dauphin, MB on Thursday, August 7, 2008.