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.


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The 3DAAA Committee would like to wish all the members and their families
a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
 
 
 
2018 Equipment and Class Rule Changes 8/12/17
The following rule changes are directly related to Equipment and Class changes for 2018.
There will be a full review of the rest of the rule book in Mid January, so please check back then to familiarize yourself of the 2018 Rules of Shoot.
 Female Bowhunter Open (FBO)
A compound, recurve, or longbow shot with no restriction on sights, stabilizers, or style of release.
FBO archers will shoot from the YELLOW stake, maximum 40 yard.
 Male Bowhunter Release (MBR)
A compound, recurve, or longbow shot with no restriction on stabilizers or style of release. A sight shall have fixed-pin, cross-hair, or circle style pins. MBR shooters may use a lens with no restrictions on magnification. If circle style pins are used, all circles must be the same size. Sights may not be adjusted after entering the shooting course.
MBR archers will shoot from the GREEN stake, maximum 45 yards.
 Female Bowhunter Release (FBR)
A compound, recurve, or longbow shot with no restriction on stabilizers or style of release. A sight shall have fixed pin, cross hair, or circle style pins. FBR shooters may use a lens with no restrictions on magnification. If circle style pins are used, all circles must be the same size. Sights may not be adjusted after entering the shooting course.
FBR archers will shoot from the YELLOW stake, maximum 40 yard.
 Recurve Un-Aided (RU)
A recurve or longbow shot with fingers directly contacting the bowstring using a glove, finger tab, or bare fingers. No sighting device of any kind may be used. A rest and plunger are all that may reside within the sight window of the bow. A clicker is allowed but must not be mounted in the sight window of the riser. There shall be NO markings on the bow or bowstring (intentional or accidental) that could be construed as sighting marks. There may be only one (1) nocking point on the string All arrows shall be of the same material and be of uniform length and weight. String walking and face walking are permitted in the RU class. A stabilizer measuring 12” or less may be used in Recurve Un-Aided Class (RU).
RU archers will shoot from the WHITE stake, maximum 30 yards.
NOTE: STRING WALKING & FACE WALKING WILL BE ALLOWED IN THIS CLASS.
 Traditional (TRAD) (Re-worded)
A recurve or longbow shot with fingers directly contacting the bowstring using a glove, finger tab, or bare fingers. Archers may use up to two (2) nock locating devices, but they must use the same nocking point and anchor point for each shot and the index finger must contact the string in the same place for each shot. The index finger must touch the nock of the arrow. Face and/or string walking are NOT permitted. No sighting device of any kind may be used. There shall be no markings on the bow or bowstring (intentional or accidental) that could be construed as sighting marks. No type of draw check or clicker may be used. All arrows must be the same length and weight. Aluminium or carbon arrows must have screw-in field points; wood arrows may have glue-on points. All arrows must have at least three (3) feathers or vanes no less than four (4) inches long. No stabilizers, counterbalances, or weights of any kind may be attached or built into the bow, except a quiver clearly designed to hold arrows. Arrows shall be shot off the hand or shelf of the riser only. An arrow side plate (if used) may only extend one (1) inch above the arrow. The shelf may be built up and the side plate may be built out with a hard material that has a minimal consistency of wood. The shelf and side plate may be covered with a softer material that is no thicker than 1/8 inch.
TRAD archers will shoot from the WHITE stake, maximum 30 yards.
NOTE: STRING WALKING & FACE WALKING ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THIS CLASS.

2018 3DAAA National Events Calendar-13/11/17 
The 2018 3DAAA National event calendar has been released
It can be found HERE
Once the Australian Championships venue is confirmed we will announce it.
 
2017 3DAAA Bowhunting Policy-27/9/17 
3DAAA is happy to release the 2017 Bowhunting Policy, A copy of the policy can be found on the Policy Page here

2017 AGM Report -18/7/17
A new section has been added to the downloads page, this section will be where reports from the latest AGM can be viewed.  2017 AGM REPORTS

3DAAA Committee Members - 12/6/17
On behalf of the 3DAAA committee and members we would like to thank the out going committee members for their time and service to 3DAAA.
With the rest of the 2017 season ahead of us all the new members to the committee have a challenging year ahead.
We would like to congratulate the following members on their successful election
  • Vice President- Robert Vayro
  • Secretary- Nathan Butterfield
  • Treasurer- Ben Doyle
  • Membership Secretary- Wendi Murrell
  • Tournament Director- Grant Elsley
  • National Liaison Officer- Rhys Aizlewood
 
3DAAA Metal Badge -18/4/17
The 3DAAA metal badges have arrived and are available from the STORE page
Cost $5 
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New Membership Secretary- 25/3/17
The Committee has appointted a new membership secretary. Welcome Wendi Murrell, we are sure Wendi will do a great job.
To members and clubs that have membership forms, please discard and download the new form. The P.O.box address for the memberships has changed to PO Box 879 Gunnedah NSW 2380
Thank You Vicki Mollema for doing a great job over the past 2 years.

Certificate of Currency- 14/2/17
The new Certificate of Currency has been issued and can be found on the Documents page.
 
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

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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

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Upcoming Events

2018

January 27-28 - Gavin Brown Memorial- Ipswich- Special Event

February 24-25 NSW State Titles- Bonalbo

February 24-25 Victoria State Series- DVA


2017 SPONSORSHIPS AND INCENTIVES

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

*We are honoured to once again have Hoyt as a Platinum sponsor with the offer of a new 2018 Hoyt bow 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 2018 Hoyt bow line-up.

At the 2017 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 2017 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.

*The incentive award for our kids will happen again in 2017. 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. The winners must be present at the time of  presentations to receive the prize.

*3DAAA has once again set up a sponsorship package from archery dealers and some overseas archery manufactures to have their     logos on the score sheet for 2017. There will be 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.

*Darryl Bulger from Native Hunting Gear will again sponsor the Highest score shot at the 2017 Australian Championships in Hunter Class.

*Not to be left out, clubs will also have an opportunity to win their club a target.  The target up for grabs will be a medium sized 3D  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.

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 2017 Nationals will not count towards this award.

The target will be awarded at the 2017 end of year presentation. 

 
 
 
 
 
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