The All Ireland archery series will consist of 6 by 2 day tournaments run all over the country and finishes in a 1 day knockout only event to decide on the overall winners for each category.
Each competition will take place usually on the 4 th week of each month running through March to August with the final taking place on the 23rd/24th of September 2016.
Each competition is assigned to a province.
Dates for Irish Series 2016
- 2nd/3rd April 2016- Leinster – Cavan Archers, Killenkere, Co. Cavan
- 23rd/ 24th April 2016 – Cork City Archery Club
- 27th,/28th May 2016 – Ulster – City of Belfast Archers
- 25th/26th June 2016 – Wicklow Archers
- 30th/31st July 2016 – Ulster – City of Belfast Archers
- 29th/30th August 2016 – Cork City Archery Club
- 24th/25th September 2016 – Finals invitational September- run by Archery Ireland
Each competition will consist of a World Archery 1440 competition on Saturday and a World Archery 720/knockout H2H competition on Sunday.
Archers will be awarded points on each day for the position they finish in. Each day first place will gain 20 points, second place 18 points, third place 16 points, fourth place 14 points and 5th to 16th 12-1 points. There will be a possible maximum of 40 points obtainable over a weekend. In the H2H sections of the tournament the archers who are knocked out in the 1/8 round will receive 5 points each, archers knocked out in the qtr finals receive 10 points each.
Archers best 3 weekends will go towards their total points for the series. Archers must shoot in at least 3 events to qualify.
In the case where there is a draw on points in the series league table. The higher rank will be decided by the next best series score. So a 4th series score will then come in to play.
In a case where this still results in a draw, the archer with the highest FITA 1440 score shot on the Saturday of a series shoot will be ranked higher. In a case where this is still a draw it will move on to the highest 720 score
The All Ireland Series Final cut
Current planned cuts based on participation from previous years
· Senior Open Recurve – Top 16 places
· Senior Ladies Recurve – Top 8 places
· Senior Open Compound – Top 16 places
· Senior Ladies Compound – Top 8 places
· Master Open Recurve – Top 8 places
· Master Ladies Recurve – Top 4 places
· Master Open Compound – Top 8 places
· Master Ladies Compound – Top 4 places
· Junior Open Recurve – Top 4 places
· Junior Ladies Recurve – Top 4 places
· Junior Open Compound – Top 4 places
· Junior Ladies Compound – Top 4 Places
· Cadet Open Recurve – Top 4 Places
· Cadet Ladies Recurve – Top 4 places
· Cadet Open Compound – Top 4 places
· Cadet Ladies Compound – Top 4 places
· Open Recurve team – Top 2 places
· Open Compound Team – Top 2 places
N.B. the above qualification cuts may change depending on the number of entrants in the Series over the 2015 qualifiers.
There is an open division instead of a gents division; this will allow the top level lady archers more competition if they wish. There would still be a ladies division. Ladies would however have to shoot the full gents distances in the open category. They will not be able to chop and change from one day to the next.
Ladies may shoot 3 open and 3 ladies events to attempt to qualify in both. The same would apply with Master/Seniors and all Junior Categories/Seniors.
The final will be a knockout only session and the matches will be decided on the standing in the series. The final will be run where there is viewing and seating for spectators and a commentator and big screen put in place to add to the event (where possible).
The prizes for the senior divisions will be cash while the junior and cadet division’s prizes will be gift vouchers for archery stores. The amounts will be announced as sponsors are confirmed.
This event would be ideally run as a sponsored series, with the sponsors putting up the prize money for the winners. The series could then be named after them. Eg “The Acme All Irish Archery Series”
It is intended that interviews and reports will be taken on video at each event and put into a 5 minute youtube video which could be published on our youtube channel. All the finals matches could also be compiled into a video and published in the same style as the world archery videos on youtube.
There will also be some team matches in the finals only. The divisions for the team finals will be decided on by the amount of teams in the division. The teams will be made up of archers registered in the same club.
- Senior Open Recurve
- Senior Ladies Recurve
- Senior Open Compound
- Senior Ladies Compound
- Master Open Recurve
- Master Ladies Recurve
- Master Open Compound
- Master Ladies Compound
- Junior Open Recurve
- Junior Ladies Recurve
- Junior Open Compound
- Junior Ladies Compound
- Cadet Open Recurve
- Cadet Ladies Recurve
- Cadet Open Compound
- Cadet Ladies Compound
Clubs will be able to cater for other divisions in their shoots and they can be awarded a club medal, but only the divisions above shot at the full World Archery distances will be recognised as part of the series. We have not included the youth category in the series. Youths may shoot of course but will need to compete in the Senior, Junior or cadet divisions respectively and shoot the full distances in those categories. As each of the matches will be shot individually in the final we have had to be limited to the major divisions.