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 2

B.4 An arrow embedded in the horn of an animal, not touching body colour, is considered a miss and is scored as a zero. Targets with legs or hooves of a different colour than the main body will still be considered as body colour for scoring. 

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


2016 AGM-27/5/16

Just a reminder that nominations for positions close 31-5-16.
Information on positions on below notification


Indoor National Championships- 16/5/16

Pre Nominations are now open for the 2016 3DAAA National Indoor Championships which is being held the weekend of 22-24 of July.
Click on the below links for your state, within these links you will find the information for the venue at which you wish to participate at,shoot times available, plus the pre nomination form. Pre Nominations close 16-7-16.
We will try our best to accomadate you in your preferred time slot, but places are limited per sessions.

2016 AGM-27/4/16
In the upcoming Annual General Meeting being held on the 11th of June 2016 at the Leeville Hall during the State Of Origin shoot,  the following positions are up for election by financial members of 3D AAA as at the date of the AGM in 2016.
Role Descripitions
As a part of the 3D AAA network of archers this is your opportunity to come and be a part of the committee, nominate a new person to the position or show your support for the current person in the role.
Please use the nomination form to apply for a position.

Nomination Form

2016 Australian Championships-22/4/16
The committee is please to announce that the venue for the 2016 Australian Championships has been decided.
The 2016 Australian Championships will be returning to the Big 4 Nambucca Beach Holiday Park, Nambucca Heads NSW (Phone 1800 223 224).
This is the same location that the Australian Championships were held at from 2003 to 2009. 3DAAA has booked the park for that weekend, so when ringing to book your cabin/campsite ensure that you say it is for the 3DAAA Championships and mention Chris Wakely's name.
Further details regarding the meet and greet and presentations will follow soon.

The committee would like to apoligise for the delay.

Merchandise - 31/3/16
All new dye-sublimated collared shirts have been ordered and will be available soon for $39 each.
These new 3DAAA shirts can be pre ordered by contacting the merchandising officer  
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. 


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 and Lake Macquarie shoots have been added to the EVENT STORIES page.

IBO World Championships - 8/2/16

Any members that are planning on attending the 2016 IBO World Championships in August are requested that they contact Grant Elsley at  ,so that a invitation form can be sent to you.
Any current shooters of the year that are attending will be eliagble for some funding.

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

Target Policy Updated - 28/1/16
The Target policy has been updated to now include new targets form both Rinehart and McKenzie. 

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.   
IBO World Championships - 12/8/15
This past weekend in Ellicottville NY USA there were four 3DAAA members who competed in the IBO World Championships with some very good results coming their way.
Jenette Harvey finished in 2nd in FBR
Matt Hatch finished 3rd in MCU
Ron Scott finished 4th in MCU
Billy Watson finished 9th in RU
Team Photo 

Election of Committee - 6/6/15
A new committee has been elected at the AGM.
The new committee changes for the next 12 months are as follows:
President - Mike Elvin
Vice President- Robert Vayro
Secretary- Cordell McGuire
Membership Secretary- Vicki Mollema
Liaison Officer- Rhys Aizlewood
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 over the past 12 months.


Upcoming Events

June 11-12 State of Origin - Casino

July 2-3 QLD state series- Hinterland

July 9-10 VIC State Series -DVA


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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