Rounds & Age Divisions


Australian  Target Archery Rounds

These rounds come from various sources. Some are official World Archery (FITA) rounds and so can be registered at World Archery events – this means that they are eligible for World Archery Awards (sometimes). They are in bold text in the table. Take a look at our ‘Awards, medals, & recognition!’ page for all the details about which awards you can get, and how to get them!

The other rounds can be registered for Archery Australia Tournament status. Which means that they can be used towards you classification at official shoots, and you can get awards and medals for them (again, sometimes). Our ‘Classifications‘ page explains the Archery Australia official classifications, and the ‘Awards, medals, & recognition!’ page explains all about the other awards you can get for those rounds.

Schedule 9A

 


Who shoots what rounds?

Archery Australia specifies that all age divisions (see below) can shoot all rounds listed above at any time for their score to be eligible for the Archery Australia classification scheme (with some caveats – see the Classifications page).

BUT, if you want your score to be eligible for certain awards and ranking purposes you must shoot the correct round for your division at official tournaments and QREs.

This is does not mean that you can’t shoot other rounds at a tournament or QRE if you prefer. It just means that your score would only be eligible for the Archery Australia classification scheme, not the awards or your Australian National ranking.

For tournaments & QREs:

QRE rounds 2015

To be eligible for an Australian Tournament Record you can shoot:

Eligible rounds for Australian Tournament Records

You can get Australian Tournament Records at all the QRE rounds, BUT also in some extra rounds (below Horsham) in this table.

Note that there are very specific rules for which shoots you can shoot at which tournament, and what that makes you eligible for. Check out our ‘Awards, medals, & recognition!’ page for all the details.

 


Australian Age Divisions: 2015

DivisionYear Born 
Cub2002 or sinceAn athlete may compete in the cub class in tournaments when the competition takes place up to and in the year of his or her 13th birthday.
Intermediate2000 or 2001An athlete may compete in the intermediate class in tournaments when the competition takes place up to and in the year of his or her 15th birthday.
Cadets1998 or 1999An athlete may compete in the cadet class in tournaments when the competition takes place up to and in the year of his or her 17th birthday
World Archery Junior1995 to 1997An athlete may compete in the junior class in tournaments when the competition takes place up to and in the year of his or her 20th birthday.
Open1966 to 1994An athlete of any age may compete in the open class in tournaments
Master1956 to 1965An athlete may compete in the master’s class in tournaments when the competition takes place up to and in the year of his or her 50th birthday and thereafter.
Veteran1946 to 1955An athlete may compete in the veteran’s class in tournaments when the competition takes place up to and in the year of his or her 60th birthday and thereafter.
Veteran 70+1945 or beforeAn athlete may compete in the veteran 70+ class in tournaments when the competition takes place up to and in the year of his or her 70th birthday and thereafter.

Author: Naomi Etheridge

Last updated: 2015-07-13