“chaos” - complete disorder and confusion.
You can see it demonstrated every Saturday morning at Erina Archery Field. I am talking about setting the field up for the scheduled rounds.
Setting up the Range for Practice.
Our “volunteers” first set up the range for practice. Who are they? Check the sign 0n book. Are you a volunteer? Why not?
Preparing the range for you to enjoy a days shooting involves the following activities:
1. Place safety signs around the field, including the 90m barricade (if required)
2. Take the tables out of the storage area and place them in position so members can set up their gear (when you finish, clear the table and place your gear bag on the pegs on the walls).
3. Remove the portable Butts from the store and either place them on the beginners range or on the main field as required.
4. Place bins in position.
5. Place notice boards in position.
6. Place score sheets and clipboards in position.
7. Place in position the practice target faces.
8. Place the distance markers alongside the designated target butt and on the field indicating the correct lane. Members must use the designated butts which are marked with the appropriate distances. Under no circumstances shall additional butts be opened for use without permission.
9. Sweep loose rubbish, leaves, etc. from the club house and verandah.
10. Place peg buckets and lines at top of ramp ready to set up field.
For normal routine events as scheduled in the Shoot Calendar the “volunteers” set up the field based on past experience and the number of members signed on. Minor adjustments are made to the number of shooting lanes as required AND THIS IS WHEN CHAOS RULES!
When the D.O.S blows his whistle at 0930 for “Field Setup”, that is the time to let him or your coach know you cannot shoot 40m and would it be possible to have a portable target set up at 20m. You do not wait until the round commences to tell the members who set up the field that the distance is too far.
There is a note posted on the main notice board which lists the Junior Rounds for the next 6 months. It is up to you to inform the D.O.S and the Field Setup Team if you cannot shoot the scheduled round.
Monthly HCP Event:
1 This event is scheduled for the first Saturday of each month.
2 Members can shoot any of the scheduled rounds pegged out on the range.
3 The equaliser is your HCP.
4 This event is a “First - in, Best - dressed” event meaning you have to find a position on the shooting line yourself. This rule also applies to the normal event held on the second and fourth/fifth Saturday.
Monthly FITA Competition:
This event is scheduled for the third Saturday of each month.
Members must shoot to their Division/Classification to be eligible for a prize. You can shoot above your classification but not below.
To allow sufficient targets to be setup, members must register for this event by close of play the week prior and nominate the round they intend to shoot. The number of members registered for each round will determine how many targets are required.
Members who “forget” to Register by the cut-off date may submit their Name and preferred distance in case of a no-show by a registered member. Registered members have priority for a position on the shooting line.
At 0930 the red flag will be placed at the butts on target 5 and all practice will cease until the DoS is satisfied that the range has been setup correctly.
Medals are awarded for High Score Male compound, High Score Female Compound, High Score Male Recurve, High Score Female Recurve, High Score Male Longbow, High Score Female Longbow, High Score Male Crossbow, High Score Female Crossbow.