Archery Canada News – April 27th 2012

1. Gold for Marie-Pier Beaudet at Olympic Qualifying Event

2. 2012 Canadian 3D Indoor Championship

3. Update on 2012 Canadian Target Archery Championship

4. Update on 2012 Canadian 3D Outdoor Championship

5. 2012 Canadian Trials

6. 2012 Canada Cup

7. 2012 Canadian MICA Tournament: Results

8. New Canadian Records

9. LTAD Coordinator: Call for Applications

10. The WW Gunter Memorial Bursary: Call for Applications

11. Level 5 Coaching Certification Process

12. 3D National Team Selection Criteria & Process: 2013 World 3D Championship

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1. Gold for Marie-Pier Beaudet at Olympic Qualifying Event

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2008 Canadian Olympian, Marie-Pier Beaudet of Lévis, Quebec won the Continental Qualification Tournament for the Americas held on April 22nd in Medellin, Colombia. The win assures Canada a quota spot in the women's individual archery competition at the 2012 London Olympics.

Only three Olympic quota spots (one per country) were available in the individual event category at the Continental Qualification Tournament for the Americas. By virtue of Marie-Pier Beaudet's gold medal performance, Canada was guaranteed one of the three quota spots in the individual category. Mexico and Colombia won the two remaining Olympic quota spots. A total of 64 female archers will qualify for the London Olympics.

In the ranking round, Beaudet shot a score of 1340, setting a Canadian record in the process and finished 2nd in the ranking round. Fellow Canadian Vanessa Lee (Toronto, ON) set a personal best score of 1288 and placed 7th in the ranking round. Canada's Kateri Vrakking (Etobicoke, ON) shot a score of 1244 and finished 13th in the ranking round. As a result all three archers advanced to the elimination round. Kristen Niles (Moncton, NB) was unable to finish her round due to illness and therefore did not advance past the ranking round.

Early in the elimination round, Vrakking was up against world class archer Ana Maria Rendon of Colombia. Vrakking shot well taking the match to a 5 - 5 tie and a single arrow tie break. However, Rendon won the tie break and advanced to the quarterfinals. Meanwhile Beaudet and Lee met in the quarterfinals with Beaudet winning and moving onto the semi-finals. In her semi-final match, Beaudet was up against international veteran Aida Roman of Mexico. Beaudet prevailed in this tight match and advanced to the gold medal match against Rendon of Colombia.

Buoyed by the support of the 'hometown' Colombian crowd, Rendon took an early 3 – 1 lead in the gold medal match. Beaudet, who is recognized as a tough competitor in matchplay, re-grouped and won the gold medal match 7 – 3. As a consequence she secured an Olympic quota spot for Canada in the individual category. "Marie-Pier shot like there was a homing device in her arrows", said Head Olympic Coach, Joan McDonald. "An outstanding performance."

"I was really happy to get the Olympic spot for Canada and proud of my performance", said Beaudet. "It was a stressful day but everything went really, really well."

Canada has now secured one quota spot in both the women's and men's individual category at the London Olympics. At the 2011 World Archery Championship, Jason Lyon (Winnipeg, MB) secured Canada an Olympic quota spot based on his outstanding 5th place finish. The Canadian Selection Trials for the one female and one male individual event quota spots will take place May 26th - 28th at Pierre Bédard Park in Montreal.

Archery also has a male and female team event (3 archers) in the Olympic Games. Male and female Canadian archers will compete at the World Cup of Archery in Ogden, Utah this June 18th – 24th in hopes of securing a quota spot in both the men's and women's team event category.

For full results visit

Listed below are the athletes and staff comprising the Canadian contingent at the Continental Qualification Tournament for the Americas:

• Marie-Pier BEAUDET - Lévis, QC

• Vanessa LEE - Toronto, ON

• Kristen NILES – Moncton, NB

• Kateri VRAKKING, Etobicoke, ON

• Head Coach: Joan McDONALD, Richmond Hill, ON

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2. 2012 Canadian 3D Indoor Championship

The 2012 Canadian 3D Indoor Championship took place April 6th - 8th 2012 (Easter weekend) in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The Championship was a success and attracted competitors from right across Canada. Full results are available at:

Congratulations to the medal winners and all competitors!

Sincere thanks and appreciation to Ruby Mannila and her team of volunteers for hosting a successful 2012 Canadian 3D Indoor Championship!

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3. Update on 2012 Canadian Field & Target Archery Championship

The Victoria Bowmen Archery Club will host the 75th Canadian Target Archery Championship in 2012. The Championship will be held at the Westshore Recreation Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, August 9-12, 2012.

The 2012 Canadian Field Archery Championship will take place August 8th in Duncan, BC. The host club is the Cowichan Bowmen.

For more information on both Championships visit:   There are links on the website that address frequently asked questions and provide directions to all facilities and to the hotel. As well, you can register on the website. If you require any further information you can contact the organizers at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A list of registered archers for the Target Championship can be found on the website and on the home page of the Archery Canada website at:

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4. Update on 2012 Canadian 3D Outdoor Championship

The Monashee Archers of Vernon, BC are hosting the 2012 Canadian 3D Outdoor Championship at Silver Star Mountain Resort in Vernon, BC on August 3rd – 6th. For more information and how to register, visit:

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5. 2012 Canadian Trials

The Montréal Regional Archery Association and the Bullseye Buccanneers, have been awarded the right to co-host the 2012 Canadian Trials to be held at the Parc Pierre Bédard in Montréal on May 25-28, 2012. For more information, visit:

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6. 2012 Canada Cup

The Burnaby Archers will play host to the 2012 Canada Cup. The Canada Cup will take place May 19th to 21st at the Burnaby Archers club, in Burnaby, BC. For information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it t: . Also, visit:

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7. 2012 Canadian MICA Tournament: Results

Results for the 2012 Canadian MICA tournament are now posted at:

As soon as possible, please send any corrections, omissions, etc. to Lynne Durward, MICA Canada Coordinator at: . Note that the results are subject to verification of all archers' Archery Canada membership at the time of the tournament.

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8. New Canadian Records

Senior Recurve Mixed Team: Marie-Pier Beaudet and Crispin Duenas at the 2012 Arizona Cup with a score of 137. 2012-03-24

Senior Compound Mixed Team: Ashley Wallace and Simon Rousseau at the 2012 Arizona Cup with a score of 154. 2012-03-24

Senior Women's Recurve: Marie-Pier Beaudet, Lévis, QC at the 2012 Continental Qualifying Tournament of the Americas in Medellin, Colombia in a FITA STAR 1440 round with a total score of 1340. 2012-04-21

Cadet Women's Recurve: Odelia Wong, Toronto, ON in a Canadian 900 round with a score of 262 at 55m. 2012-04-15

Congratulations!

Christiane Murphy

Canadian Records Coordinator

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9. LTAD Coordinator: Call for Applications

Archery Canada is looking for a volunteer to serve as Coordinator of its Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) initiatives. If interested, please submit by email, a cover letter outlining why you are the ideal candidate and your resumé, to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you have questions, please direct them to Trina.

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10. The WW Gunter Memorial Bursary: Call for Applications

The WW Gunter Memorial Bursary is awarded annually to a Canadian Archer between the ages of 15 and 20, who has competed or will be competing for Canada at a World Championship or international archery competition such as the Youth Olympic Games, and who is planning to continue their education at the post-secondary level. The archer must conduct themselves in a manner that is a credit to their sport, their country and always maintain a sense of dignity and sportsmanship in victory and defeat.

Any archer between the ages of 15 and 20 who meet these criteria may apply. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of the Gunter Family. Applications are to consist of an introductory cover letter, autobiographical in nature, stating the length of time the archer has participated in the sport, their goals for international competition, their participation in World Championships, Youth Olympic Games or other international archery competitions.

Applications are to also include the archer's plans for post-secondary education. Applications should also include a short (1-2) page 'essay' on what it means to the archer to represent Canada at international archery competitions. A letter from the archer's personal coach is desirable. In this letter, the personal coach can describe the archer's abilities, successes, and how they conduct themselves as a representative of the sport, their country and their community.

Applications can be mailed to Jeff Gunter at 120 Eade Crescent, Winnipeg Manitoba, or e This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All applications must be received no later than May 31st in the year for which the award is applied. The successful archer will be presented with the award at the 2012 Canadian Archery Championships in Victoria.

All decisions and the reasons for the decisions remain within the discretion of the Gunter Family

and will be kept confidential.

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11. Level 5 Coaching Certification Process

The Coaching Certification Committee announces that the Level 5 certification process will be terminated on July 31, 2012. This level of certification will be replaced by Competition High Performance under the NCCP Competency Based certification in 2013. Information regarding NCCP Competition Stream certification can be found at:

Thank you.

Bruce Savage

Chair, Coaching Certification Committee

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12. 3D National Team Selection Criteria & Process: 2013 World 3D Championship

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