Explanation of the 3D Team payout calculation

Explanation of BC 3D Team Payout Calculation:

This method will help alleviate the almost inevitable course discrepancies.

Let us pretend that we are sending a team to Ontario.  It is an eastern province, so the amount of money to spend is $12,000. There will be eight Team members and four Alternates chosen to represent BC. (further explanation of fund amounts and number of team members can be found in the selection criteria document)

The Team will be chosen at the BC 3D Championships using a handicapping method (see Handicap document).  Half the money ($6000) is equally divided among the eight Team members as a participation allowance ($6000 ÷ 8 = $750).  The costs of shirts is deducted from this participation allowance.  If the shirts cost approx. $80 per person, that leaves $670 per team member for travel expenses.

The other half of the money will be disseminated among the 12 selected representatives using a merit system or a performance award (for their performance at the Canadian Outdoor 3D Championships that year).  This means that the 8 Team members AND the 4 Alternates have an opportunity to share in this portion of the funds. A point system will be used: a Gold medal win gets 5 points, Silver gets 3 points and a Bronze gets 1 point. In the following example we can see that the total number of points won by the Team and the Alternates is 32 points.  If we divide the remaining $6000 by the 32 points, we get $187.50 per point or $937.50 for Gold, $562.50 for Silver and $187.50 for Bronze

 

  Shirt Participation Performance Total
Team Person A - wins Gold (5 pts) $ 80 $ 670 $ 937.50 $ 1687.50
Team Person B - wins Silver (3 pts) 80 670 562.50 1312.50
Team Person C - wins Bronze (1 pt) 80 670 187.50 937.50
Team Person D - wins Gold (5 pts) 80 670 937.50 1687.50
Team Person E - wins Silver (3 pts) 80 670 562.50 1312.50
Team Person F - wins Bronze (1 pt) 80 670 187.50 937.50
Team Person G - no medal (0 pts) 80 670 --  750.00
Team Person H - wins Gold (5 pts) 80 670 937.50 1687.50

 

1st Alternate - wins Gold (5 pts) $ 937.50
2nd Alternate - wins Bronze (1 pt) 187.50
3rd Alternate - no medal (0 pts) -- 
4th Alternate - wins Silver (3 pts) 562.50

 

So, those persons who may have been left off the team due to course discrepancies can still earn merit/performance points and share in the money allocated.  This provides several advantages.  First, it helps to alleviate the unfairness of any course discrepancies (orange, green and white peg placements).  Secondly, it gives both groups incentive to perform well at Nationals.  Thirdly, those Team members who some may feel may not necessarily deserve to be on the Team have the chance to prove their worth and the Alternates also have a chance to prove their worth.  This also gives ‘up and coming’ athletes a better chance to share in the funding.   Additionally, if the BCAA VP 3D shoots well enough at the BC Championships to be selected for Team BC or its Alternates, she/he will be considered the 12th person (regardless of their actual ranking) and will be eligible to share in the Performance Award.  The VP-3D has travel funded by Archery Canada to attend the annual 3D Committee meetings held at the Canadian Championships, and therefore the VP will not share in the BCAA travel/participation portion of the funding.

 

Funding Cap and distribution of balance

In the unlikely event that few BC Team members or Alternates make it to the podium, there will be a ‘cap’ of $2000 paid to any one athlete.  Additionally, any of the remaining athletes (Team or Alternates) who finish 4th, 5th or 6th will share the ‘left over’ money in similar fashion to the first formula (4th = 5 points, 5th = 3 points and 6th = 1 point).   The following example explains how it would work for a $12,000 total pay-out for an eastern province Canadian Championship.

In the example below, only 8 performance points are earned, the dollar per performance point equals $1000 ($6000 ÷ 8 = $750). The Gold medal winner initially qualifies for 5 X $750 for a total of $3750 performance money and $670 participation money plus $80 shirt money for a total of $4500. However, by implementing a cap, no one athlete can receive more than $2000 total, then that is what Team Person A receives. The Bronze medal winner initially qualifies for 3 X $750 for a total of $2250 performance money and $670 participation money plus $80 shirt money for a total of $3000. Again, the cap comes in to play and Team Person D receives $2000 total. The $6000 performance fund now has $3500 ($6000 - $2500) remaining to be distributed among the athletes finishing 4th, 5th or 6th.  By applying the same formula to the left over money, we have the 4th – 6th place finishers earning a total of 25 points at $140 per point ($3500 ÷ 25).  This works out to $700 for 4th, $420 for 5th and $140 for 6th.

 

  Shirt Participation Performance Total
Team Person A - wins Gold (5 pts) $ 80 $ 670 $ 1250 $ 2000
Team Person D - wins Silver (3 pts) 80 670 1250 2000
Remaining $3500 to be shared using the same formula for athletes below ($140 per point)
Team Person B - 4th (5 pts) 80 670 700 1450
Team Person C - 6th (1 pt) 80 670 140 890
Team Person E - 6th (1 pt) 80 670 140 890
Team Person F - 4th (5 pts) 80 670 700 1450
Team Person G - 4th (5 pts) 80 670 700 1450
Team Person H - no medal (0 pts) 80 670 --  750

 

1st Alternate - 4th (5 pts) $ 700
2nd Alternate - 5th (3 pts) 420
3rd Alternate - 8th (0 pts) -- 
4th Alternate - 8th (0 pts) --