Members are reminded that the Range Safety requirements apply at all times when using the Erina Archery Club field. This includes practice sessions during the week. Details of the lanes designated for practice are painted on the roller door. If you feel the need to practice or adjust sight settings at distances greater than those prescribed then you must attend on the Saturday morning when the field is set up for practice and all the safety signs are in position.
THE MAXIMUM DISTANCE FOR MID-WEEK PRACTICE IS 60M. However, if two or more archers are present this may be extended to 70m with one of the archers acting as safety spotter whilst the other person shoots.
The shoot fee you pay on a Saturday allows you to use the archery range on that day and also during the following week. If you do not attend the Saturday scheduled shoot and just come along and practice during the week you are required to pay the shoot fee. Shoot fees guarantee your insurance cover in case of accident.
Signing On – (A)
It is recommended that all members and their guests sign the attendance book when at the Archery range regardless of whether you participate in the actual event or not. Guests who leave the Clubhouse area to observe the archers in action on the field should also sign the book and make themselves known to the D.O.S.
Signing On – (B)
Members using the range during the mid-week must sign the book at the Leagues Club. If you arrive before 10a.m and the Club is not open then you must sign the record sheet on the clipboard which is inside the wire covered area. Access to the clipboard is on the left side of the roller door. BYO pen!
Remember “Someone Else?”
Some of you will be glad to know that our old friend “Someone Else” is back with us again in 2014. I thought we had him under control for this year but, alas, he is once again doing his thing. We all know that at the end of the shoot if we put our gear away first instead of helping clear the field – our old mate “Someone Else” will do it for us. When the D.O.S blows the whistle and places the red flag in position at 0930 you clear your gear from the field and help set up the target faces so that the shoot can start on time.
Erina Archery Club does not have “duty rosters” like some other clubs. We rely on the conscience of our members to do the right thing by setting up the targets and clearing up the field after the shoot without having to be asked. Contrary to popular belief we DO NOT have a by-law preventing any person – Senior or Junior from participating in setting up the field or clearing up after the event is over. It is not the job of the D.O.S, the coaching staff or committee members to clear the range. Think about it.
Mum, Dad and Auntie Maude:
If you choose to bring Mum and Dad and other spectators to see you in action then you have a responsibility to explain the Club rules to them. Things like taking photos – we have a policy regarding taking photographs of children. If you are by yourself when Auntie Maude takes her happy snaps then there is no problem, however if other archers are within the frame then there may be a conflict. Things like walking barefoot on the archery field – we have a policy about appropriate footwear being worn on the field. Bare feet or flip-flops are not listed as appropriate footwear. Things like standing or sitting too close to the shooting line –you have to explain to Auntie Maude that spectators are required to keep well back so as not to disturb other archers on the shooting line or those undergoing practical tuition.
Score Sheets submitted without names or signatures, no totals, no statistics (type of bow, etc) no target numbers, scores unable to be read because of the number of errors on the page. Is this you?
The importance of accurate and complete score sheets cannot be taken lightly. There is a sample on the notice board near the canteen on how to correctly compile a score sheet. If you handed some of these pitiful excuses for score sheets to the Recorder at an official competition you would most likely be disqualified. It is NOT part of the job description of the Recorder to spend hours on a Saturday night correcting score sheets or trying to decipher the secret code you recorded the scores with. If you make a mess of the score sheet during the weekly shoot there is nothing stopping you from sitting down with your witness and the other archers you were shooting with and rewriting it before handing it in.
There is no point in shooting a perfect score if at the end of the event you are disqualified. As part of the EAC ongoing training program, any score sheets that don’t meet the minimum requirements as shown on the notice board or cannot be read and understood, may be returned to the archer the following week. That way you can see where improvement is required.
Start Time for Weekly Shoots:
For the foreseeable future all events will start at 10:15 a.m to allow members to use the Erina Leagues Club toilet facilities. Members should be aware that Handicap and Competition events start at 10:15 a.m. sharp. If you turn up late and are not on the shooting line when “scoring end” is called you forfeit any ends that you miss. There is no “catch-up” in competitions unless it is caused by equipment failure and the D.O.S agrees.