Official 3D Archery Association of Australia Website

Welcome one and all to the Official 3D Archery Association of Australia 3DAAA Website. This website is for all those interested in Archery in general and 3D Archery in particular. As usual this site will attempt to pictorially document and archive as much of the 3D Archery Association of Australia competition shooting years as possible. So check back regularly as we will be updating content frequently. If there is anything you would like to see online here then please email us and we will see what we can do.





Rule Of the Week


Rule Section 4

F.4      Unsportsmanlike conduct will NOT be tolerated. Any action considered unsportsmanlike by the Host Club or the 3DAAA National Committee will be grounds for disqualification and/or suspension from Membership. Examples of unsportsmanlike conduct include, but are not limited to the following:
F.4.1 Shooting more than one arrow from a shooting peg, whether aimed at the
target or not.
F.4.2 Shooting anywhere at a venue other than the designated practice range or
shooting stake.
F.4.3 Projecting any illuminated aiming point onto a target;
F.4.4 Littering or improper disposal of rubbish. Leaving drink cans or other rubbish
at the shooting stakes is considered littering. If you take it onto the range it is
your responsibility to remove it from the range.
F.4.5 Communicating to another archer the yardage of a particular target that the
archer has not yet shot;
F.4.6 Using a mobile phone on the shooting range. Mobile phones are only to be
used when the group decides there is an emergency requiring such use. Upon
entering a course or range all mobile phones are to be switched “OFF”;
F.4.7 Disobeying or disregarding the orders of a Range Official or Shoot Official;
F.4.8 Using offensive, indecent or obscene language.
F.4.9 Any otherwise listed rule violation which does not carry a specific penalty.

To view past Rules of the week, go to the Rules page

2016 Australian Championship - 4/10/16
Pre nominations and shoot information for the 2016 Australian Championships are now available.
Please click on the below links to get information regarding the Shoot venue, the Meet and Greet,the Presentatations and Pre nominations.
Pre nominations Close 5th November 2016
Current Pre Nomination List   as at 20-10-16

2017 Shoot Fee Increase
In an effort to support clubs willing to put in the hard work required to
hold a Sanctioned Event the National Committee has approved the following
Shoot Fee Increase:
Increase in shoot fees for Sanctioned/Special Events for 2017
Adults   $45
Juniors  $30
Cubs $0
Family   $105 (saving of 30%)
Aged Pension $30
   Clubs benefit from this fee increase as this money goes to the host
club. There is NO increase to the shoot return remittance paid to 3DAAA.
   Attached is an example of costs to clubs under the current fee structure compared to the fee structure for 2017.

Casual Committee Vacancy- Merchandising Officer
A casual vacancy for the position of Merchandising Officer has become available.
If anyone is interested in taking up this vacancy they can contact the committee via email-
To find out what is involved in this role please click on the link below.
2016 IBO World Championships - 20/8/16
This past weekend at Seven Springs PA USA there were nine 3DAAA members who competed in the IBO World Championships with some good results coming their way. Congratulations to all of the members.
MBO-  Gerard Miles 5th
          Jamie Bradshaw 11th
          Jock Thompson 32rd
SPM-  Grant Elsley 10th
MBR-  Robbie Vayro  20th
RU-    Billy Watson  13th
FHC-  Megan Miles  26th
YMR 15-17- Remy Leonard 6th
YMR 13-14Matt Bradshaw 10th
Check out the full results at
**The top 5 scores in each class from the 1st 2 days of shooting(40 targets) progress into the final and shoot an extra 10 targets to determine the final placings**

Election of Committee - 13/6/16
A new committee has been elected at the AGM.
The new committee changes for the next 12 months are as follows:
President - Mike Elvin
Treasurer- Neil Digweed
Tournament Director- Ron Scott
Score Recorder- Grant Elsley
We would like to welcome the new members to the committee and also thank the outgoing committee members who did not stand for re election for all the hard work they have put in to 3DAAA.

Merchandise - 2/6/16
All new dye-sublimated collared shirts have arrived and are available  for $39 each.
These new 3DAAA shirts can be ordered by completing the order form on the Store page
Sizes available  Kids-10,12 and 14  
                        Unisex- S,M,L,XL,2XL and 3XL


There are also T shirts($25) & caps($20) available. The T-shirt is a cotton blend so should be nice & cool for shooting in. Sizing for men, women & children are available. Store page



Sanctioned Shoot Stories- 1/3/16
The committee is requesting that host clubs of Sanctioned shoots submit shoot stories and photos to be added to the 3DAAA website.
As an incentive for the clubs to submit stories, 3DAAA will refund the clubs shoot remittance in the following ways:-
  • A shoot Story and Photos, the club will receive a $50 refund if submitted with 7 days of the shoot or $25 if submitted within 7-14 days.
  • A Story only, the club will receive $25 refund if submitted with 7 days of the shoot or $15 if submitted within 7-14 days.
  • No refund will be given if after the 14 days.

Stories and photos are to be emailed to -

The Stories and Photos from the DVA, Bonalbo, Twin Cities, Mornington, Lake Glenbawn Lake Macquarie, Casino State of Origin, Hinterland, DVA Victorian State Titles , Gunnedah , Caboolture and Mt View shoots have been added to the EVENT STORIES page.

Certificate of Currency- 4/2/16
The new Certificate of Currency has been issued and can be found on the Documents page.

New Membership Form available
Would clubs please replace old membership forms with the updated version with the new postal address for memberships. Some memberships are still being sent to our old Bellingen address, resulting in delays in membership processing. The new address is PO Box 33 Muswellbrook NSW 2333.  Membership Form

Guidelines For 3DAAA Funded Trip to IBO World Championships
These guidelines have been in place for many years now with 4 members already winning trips to compete at the IBO World Championships in the past, The guidelines were on the website when they were 1st developed but have not been posted since and the committee has had requests from members asking how it all works.
Below is the guidelines and what is funded as part of this prize.
  • A member must win three(3) consecutive Shooter of the Year prizes (SOTY) in the same catagory one(1) class. Exception being YMR13-14 which will carry over to YMR 15-17.
  • At each of the National Titles, there must be a minimum of 3 members participate who have qualified to win Shooter of the Year in the division for the win to be eligible.
  • The prize can be deferred once, but the archer must win SOTY the following year to be eligible.
  • Archers under the age of 18 must have Parent/Guardian approval.
  • Must shoot at the IBO World Championships in the class that the prize was won in, unless the winner was in MSR or SMC, as IBO have different ages for these classes.
  • The winner/s will be ineligible to receive the regular SOTY funding for the year this prize is taken.
  • Archers that accept the prize and pull out after funding is paid will be required to refund the money within 14 days after notifying 3DAAA of non participation.
  • 3DAAA will pay for the following:
    • Economy airfare to the nearest major airport to the tournament.
    • Car hire or shuttle from airport to shoot location.(car hire will be standard size car for 5 days)
    • Accommodation for 5 nights(Wednesday to Sunday night)
    • Shoot fees.   

Upcoming Events

November 12-13 Australian Championships- Nambucca Heads


The 3DAAA committee is pleased to announce some exciting new sponsorship & incentive programs.

We are proud to announce that Hoyt has joined our sponsors once again with the offer of a new 2017 Hoyt bow of choice to an adult shooting member. All adults will receive one entry for every sanctioned shoot they attend & shoot, with two entries at Nationals. The winner will be drawn at the annual Presentation following Nationals & will be able to choose their bow from the 2017 Hoyt line-up.
At the 2016 Australian Championships adult members will be able to buy one (1) extra ticket per person in the draw for this Hoyt bow for $5. 

Abbey Archery have  also confirmed their continued support of our young archers with the promise of two bows - one lucky cub & one lucky youth will again win a new bow, to be presented at the 2016 National Championship Presentation. Every time our cub & youth members shoot, their name is added to the draw. Shooting Nationals will give them two entries with the draw being conducted by random number generator.

3DAAA will once again be having an incentive award for our kids. This year the prizes will be a $40 gift voucher that can be redeemed at any of our Australian shop sponsors and a 3DAAA cap. At each sanctioned event a cub & youth will be drawn at random. To be completely fair, this can only be won once by a cub or youth in the shooting year.

Once again 3DAAA has set up a sponsorship package from archery dealers and some overseas archery manufactures to have their logos on the score sheet for 2016. This year we developed a 4 level system, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze, due to the monetary value contributed by the sponsor. Part of this sponsorship will help with providing the end of year trophies and pull up banners which will be at all sanctioned shoots. So please help support these sponsors who support 3DAAA.

This year we have a new sponsor who will be sponsoring the Hunter class at the Australian Championships. Darryl Bulger from Native Hunting Gear will be supplying 2 dozen Native Hunting arrows, 2 packets of Native TKO2 broadheads and will create a perpetual trophy. Darryl created the current Highest score trophy at the National Championships many years ago which is a great trophy, so rest assured this trophy for Hunter class will be just as good.

Not to be left out, clubs will also have two opportunities to win their club a target.  The 1st target up for grabs will be a medium sized target. To be able to win this target a club must get 5 or more shooters at a sanctioned shoot and they will get 1 ticket in the end of year draw. The more times your club gets 5 or more shooters at a sanctioned shoot the more chances your club has of winning this target.

 The 2nd target up for grabs is a large walking bear target. To be able to win this target a club will get 1 point for every 5 shooters at a sanctioned shoot. So the more shooters representing your club the more points your club gets. An example is if your club has 19 shooters at a sanctioned shoot your club will receive 3 points, if there are 21 shooter, the club will receive 4 points. The club with the most points will win this target.

Clubs need to ensure that their members write down their club name on the score recording sheet, if a member of more than one club, the archer needs to list the club of their choice.

The 2016 Nationals will not count towards these awards.

Both of these targets will be awarded at the 2016 end of year presentation. 

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