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
  • Must declare his/her intentions to try-out for the team by submitting a completed Declaration Form. Submissions MUST be received no later than one week (7 days) prior to the start of the BC 3D Championships.  A declaration form will be posted on the BCAA website for prospective Team members to complete, along with submission instructions.

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!
    • Please note: in 2018 K50 is a "test" category at Nationals and will not be considered for the BC Team selection
  • 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 40% of all shooters 2014 through 2016 3D Nationals. The percentages for each class are as follows: CUm (15 %), CFPm (9 %), M50m (7 %) and M60 (9%). 

 

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 the BCAA athletes and representative will not assume any responsibility for the supervision of the youth at any time. Given this, the BCAA 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 the BCAA: 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 - 2018

Category 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total

Average

Handicap

M60m

 

784

780

777

807

779

819

736

5482

783

16

M60f

 

730

732

677

767

748

739

 

4393

732

67

M50m

 

756

797

770

804

765

780

714

5386

769

30

M50f

699

605

742

655

748

652

625

 

4726

675

124

CUm

 

765

801

786

818

776

793

752

5491

784

15

CUf

 

748

752

703

741

734

792

649

5119

731

68

CFPm

 

754

765

723

778

746

733

633

5132

733

66

CFPf

597

555

676

541

687

612

638

 

4306

615

184

HUNm

 

762

769

760

763

     748

755

791

5348

764

35

HUNf

607

549

691

684

619

-

703

664

4517

645

154

JRCm

721

663

772

723

763

776

760

 

5178

740

59

JRCf

651

617

         -

626

630

611

625

597

4357

622

177

CADCm

 

713

774

765

812

786

803

764

5417

774

25

CADCf

 

622

700

685

704

687

721

668

4787

684

115

CUBCm

 

776

826

766

818

813

852

742

5593

799

0

CUBCf

 

621

637

753

746

785

802

773

5117

731

68

PCUBCm

 

707

808

679

775

709

608

504

4790

684

115

PCUBCf

 

543

704

516

559

607

         -

516

3445

574

225

BBm

 

607

742

565

709

641

690

652

4606

658

141

BBf

         -

         -

         -

         -

445

349

336

468

1598

400

399

INm

 

576

664

639

654

664

633

623

4453

636

163

INf

         -

-

         -

         -

459

332

487

379

1657

414

385

LBm

588

503

609

566

550

594

612

 

4022

575

224

LBf

         -

         -

         -

         -

471

446

453

475

1845

461

338

M50TRm

608

513

687

585

537

613

567

 

4110

587

212

M50TRf

561

         -

486

496

         -

         -

         -

 

1543

514

285

JRTm

         -

         -

         -

         -

479

         -

         -

 

4716

636

163

JRTf

         -

         -

         -

         -

         -

         -

         -

 

1657

414

385

CADTm

480

 

         -

         -

403

         -

         -

 

883

442

357

CADTf

         -

303

319

         -

         -

         -

         -

 

622

311

488

CUBTm

361

341

415

 

562

         -

         -

 

1679

420

379

CUBTf

         -

         -

         -

         -

285

         -

         -

 

285

285

514

PCUBTm

219

0

485

         -

         -

         -

173

 

850

283

516

PCUBTf

         -

         -

         -

         -

270

103

         -

 

373

187

612

 

Notes:  In general, Canadian Outdoor 3D Championships gold medal scores must be available for at least four of the past seven 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 and JRTf handicaps were calculated by using the next category ‘up’ from theirs (INm and INf).  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 seven scoring years). Some anomalies were ameliorated such as only one shooter with a super-low score; the Gold medal score too far above the field average (INm and PCUBCm so that Gold and Silver scores were averaged).

Category abbreviations explained

m and f male and female
   
M60m and M60f Master 60
M50m and M50f Master 50
   
CUm and CUf Compound Unlimited
CFPm and CFPf Compound Fixed Pins
HUNm and HUNf Hunter
   
JRCm and JRCf Junior Compound
CADCm and CADCf Cadet Compound
CUBCm and CUBCf Cub Compound
PCUBCm and PCUBCf PreCub Compound
   
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)