Present at their various telephone sites:
Chairman: Don Lohnes
Nova Scotia Eric Sullivan Québec Ronald Gingras
Ontario Sean McKenty Manitoba Tom Paukovic/Marcel Mangin
Saskatchewan Blair Goforth Alberta Dale Isherwood
Guest: Kathleen Millar, FCA General Manager
Absent: Newfoundland, New Brunswick and British Columbia
All sites identified themselves and the meeting began at 2:05 Atlantic Standard Time. The Chairman welcomed everyone. It was noted that Sean McKenty was participating in lieu of Jack Molenaar who had resigned. A new Ontario 3D representative will be named at a future time.
The Chairman outlined the need to discuss the 3D rule changes for 2000, BCAA rep's report, shoot-offs, the protests from the 1999 3D nationals, and finally Eileen Ferrier's judges report. Ontario wished to add discussion of the 3D representatives meeting in Edmonton.
1.3 Duplicate Scorecards will be issued when damage occurs due to weather. This provision will be listed in the hosting manual. Some type of official notification would be needed.
2.0 No Comments
3.0 Passthroughs should follow general FCA shooting rules. The same applies for 4.1.8.
4.0 FCA Scoring
5.0 Item 5.1 was deferred to point 7.0.
6.0 No comments
7.0 Shooting Stakes
IBO has 4 stakes. FCA's fourth stake is Peewee, added at the discretion of the host club.
After considerable discussion regarding stakes for each age group, distance of the green stake, and
Youth participation in the Grand Prix, the classes and distances were modified.
7.1 FCA Classes will shoot from shooting stakes as follows:
7.1.1 Orange MSR, FSR, MBA, MBR, FBR, MB, FB, YM, and YF. The Orange stake maximum 50 yards/45.72 meters.
It was suggested that the hosting manual state:
Stakes for the three classes will be in one line from the furthest shooting position to the target.
8.0 No comments
9.0 No comments
10.0 Protest of Rule Violations
10.1 The Protest Committee or Jury d'Appel should be selected according to guidelines established already in the FCA Target/Field hosting manuals. Any committee member coming from the same province as the plaintiff or the defendant must be excused from the group and a replacement found.
11.0 Cameras and Range finders
11.1 Discussion centered on verification of the magnification of binoculars.
The original manufacturer's specification must be visible on the binoculars. Questionable identification marks, or omission of these marks are in violation of this rule.
12.0 Yardage Discussion is penalized under section 23.
14.0 No comments
15.0 No comments
16.0 No comments
There was discussion on both points, but the rule was left as is. Hits do not count before 10x's.
18.0 Penalties for violations involving sight apertures is dealt with under section 23.
19.0 No comments
20.0 No comments
21.0 No comments. 21.2 should read "unsportsmanlike" conduct.
22.0 FCA Classes Defined. . "Open is a non-competitive class within the FCA's 3D classes. There is no Pro Division in the FCA.
Judge training booklets will be forward to Kathy by Ontario and Québec as samples. Don Lohnes will approach Dennis Mrokwia, Chairman of FCA Judging, for formal assistance.
It was agreed that all the items mentioned in the report had been dealt with during this meeting.
Kathy will forward all the submissions and replies for protests at the Championships, with the minutes from the teleconference.
Edmonton 3D Meeting
There was a review of the extenuating circumstances surrounding all meeting schedules during the first-ever combined FCA nationals at Sherwood Park Archery Club. It was noted that scheduling problems should not occur in 2000 since the nationals will be held separately. In 2001 however, this issue will be re-visited.
The AGM should be a little more open for discussion and 3D questions should be encouraged under Good and Welfare.
Ronald Gingras will be sending a formal letter in response to this report. Several representatives felt there were inaccuracies. Kathy stated neither she, nor Pascal Colmaire, had been contacted by the Sherwood Park 3D contact person. Nor were requests received for judges on the 3D courses. Again there was a call for FCA-trained 3D judges for nationals.
7. Grand Prix
Clarification was requested on the purpose and goal of this event. The Grand Prix round is designed to choose the best archer from the annual tournament. The top 8 men and top 8 women, by score, after 3 rounds, are allowed to enter the event. There was some discussion that all 4 rounds should count to allow for differences in terrain and difficulty among the courses.
b) All targets should be verified with a range finder in order to assure that no target is in excess of the maximum.
c) FCA membership
It should be stated clearly in the rules book and the hosting manuals that all shooters must be FCA members.
d) Ronald Gingras invited everyone to attend the 3D nationals in Aylmer, PQ.