Archery Canada News – August 3rd 2012


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1.       Archery Canada National Office CLOSED: August 2nd - 13th

2.       Canada’s Para-Archers Bring Home Six Medals from International Tournament

3.       Update on 2012 Canadian Target Archery Championship

4.       2012 Canadian Open Format and Fred Usher Cup

5.       New Canadian Records

6.       Call for Volunteer: Coordinator of Scorecard Revisions

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1.         Archery Canada National Office CLOSED: August 2nd - 13th

The Archery Canada national office will be CLOSED from Thursday, August 2nd through Monday, August 13th. The office is closed for the following Archery Canada business:

  1. The 3D Committee meeting and Canadian Championship for 3D Archery (August 2nd - 6th in Vernon, BC);
  2. The AGM, Board of Directors meeting, and Canadian Championships for Field and Target Archery (August 7th – 12th in Victoria, BC). 

The office will re-open Tuesday, August 14th.

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2.         Canada’s Para-Archers Bring Home Six Medals from International Tournament

Canada’s Para-Archery Team stood on the podium a total of six times at the Czech Target international para-archery tournament  in Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic, July 10th – 14th.  Canada was led by two-time World Champion Kevin Evans of Jaffray, British Columbia, who brought home two gold and a bronze medal over the weekend. This is the third gold medal performance for Evans in the lead-up to the Paralympic Games. Last month he won gold at the prestigious Stoke-Mandeville International Invitational in Stoke-Mandeville, England.  

 

In the Czech Republic, Evans stood atop the podium in the men’s individual open compound bow category and anchored Canada’s open compound team to gold. Rounding out the Canadian open compound team were Bob Hudson of Leoville, Saskatchewan and former Paralympian Alec Denys (Warsaw, ON). Denys came out of retirement two years ago after a lengthy and successful international career in para-archery.  On its way to winning the gold, the men’s team set a World record. The Canadians scored 230 points, breaking the previous world record set a year ago by Korea and then equalled by Italy. Both Evans and Hudson have been named to the 2012 Paralympic Team in the two spots earned by Canada in the men’s individual open compound bow category.

Bob Hudson shared the podium with Kevin Evans in the men’s individual open compound category when Hudson captured the bronze medal.  They also stood on the podium together at the 2011 Parapan American Games, where Evans and Hudson finished one-two. 

The Canadian women were led by Karen Van Nest of Wiarton, Ontario.  Van Nest struck silver after a strong performance in the gold medal match in the women’s open compound category. The silver medal performance marked her first time on the podium at an international tournament. Van Nest wasn’t satisfied with just the one podium finish. She and Kevin Evans teamed-up to capture the bronze medal in the mixed open compound team event. 

Norbert Murphy (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC) captured the silver medal in the men’s ARW1 compound bow category. The silver medal was Murphy’s second international podium finish in less than a month. Last month he was the silver medallist in his category at the Stoke-Mandeville International Invitational.  This August and September in London, Murphy will be competing in his third Paralympic Games. He competed at the 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. Murphy captured the bronze medal at the 2009 World Para-Archery Championship and finished fifth at the 2011 World Para-Archery Championship (in the men’s ARW1 compound bow category).

Rounding out the Canadian Team was Paralympic-bound Lyne Tremblay (Magog, QC) and Rob Cox (Winnipeg, MB). Tremblay is a two-time Paralympian (Beijing 2008) and will compete in the women’s individual ARW2 recurve bow category. Cox is the Paralympic Team Alternate in the men’s individual open compound bow category.

The prestigious Czech Target para-archery tournament was a World Ranking Event and drew a strong field of world class para-archers in all categories. The tournament was the last major international competition prior to the 2012 London Paralympic Games. The full results for the Czech Target international para-archery tournament here .

 “I am really pleased with the results here and very proud of this Team. There was a strong and deep field in every category. Our athletes faced many of the top competitors that they will each face in London”, said Team Leader, Vladimir Kopecky (Kimberley, BC).  “It is definitely a confidence booster for the Paralympic Games”, added Kopecky. 

The 2012 Paralympic Archery Team will gather again in Victoria, BC from August 10th to 12th in order to compete at the fully integrated Canadian Archery Championships. The Team will then continue its preparation for the Paralympic Games and then participate in a brief training camp in the Toronto area before departing for London, England on August 23rd.  The Paralympic Games archery competition begins August 30th and continues through to September 5th at the Royal Artillery venue in London. 

The athletes and staff named to the 2012 Paralympic Archery Team are as follows:

  • Kevin EVANS (Jaffray, BC) – Compound Bow, Men’s Open category
  • Bob HUDSON (Leoville, SK) - Compound Bow, Men’s Open category
  • Karen VAN NEST (Wiarton, ON) - Compound Bow, Women’s Open category
  • Lyne TREMBLAY (Magog, QC) - Recurve Bow, Women’s ARW2 category
  • Norbert MURPHY (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC) - Compound Bow, Men’s ARW1 category
  • Rob COX (Winnipeg, MB) – Alternate in Compound Bow, Men’s Open category
  • Vladimir KOPECKY (Kimberley, BC) - Team Leader
  • Linda GAGNON (Magog, QC) - Team Support Staff

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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: http://victoriabowmen.com/2012Canadian/ 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 .

The organizers ask that team officials, parents, coaches and others who wish to attend the opening BBQ ($15) and the closing Banquet ($25), to please register for these events by using the form on the Championships website or by contacting the committee at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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4.         2012 Canadian Open Format and Fred Usher Cup

After receiving input from archers and the High Performance Committee, Archery Canada announces that the format of the Canadian Open will be single elimination.

The Fred Usher Cup is shot at 70M

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5.         New Canadian Records

Master 60+ Men’s Compound: Al Wills, Victoria, BC in a Canadian 900 round with a score of 296 at 35m. 2012-05-27

Senior Women’s Recurve: Marie-Pier Beaudet, Lévis, QC in a FITA 1440 round with a score of 354 at 30m. 2012-07-01

Senior Recurve Mixed Team: Marie-Pier Beaudet, Lévis, QC and Crispin Duenas, Toronto, ON with a score of 147 at the 2012 Ogden World Cup. 2012-06-19

Senior Compound Mixed Team: Camille Bouffard-Demers, Bécancour, QC and Christopher Perkins, Athens, ON with a score of 156 at the 2012 Ogden World Cup. 2012-06-19

Master Women’s Barebow: Linda Price, Mission, BC in a Canadian 900 round with a score of 209 at 55m, 239 at 45m, 234 at 35m, and a total score of 682. 2012-06-10

Senior Women’s Barebow: Linda Price, Mission, BC in a Canadian 900 round with a score of 209 at 55m. 2012-06-10

Senior Women’s Compound: Tricia Morris, Calgary AB in a FITA Field-24 with a tie-score of 379. 2012-07-08

Master Men’s Compound:  John B. Schleppe, Calgary, AB in a FITA 1440 with a score of 346 at 60m. 2012-06-30

Master Men’s Compound: Tom Riley, Dartmouth, NS in a FITA 1440 with a total score of 1368. 2012-07-15

Senior Men’s Para-Archery Compound Open Team: Kevin Evans, Alec Denys and Robert Hudson with a score of 230 at Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic. 2012-07-15

Senior Para-Archery Compound Mixed Team: Kevin Evans and Karen Van Nest with a score of 142 at  Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic. 2012-07-15

Congratulations!

Christiane Murphy

Canadian Records Coordinator

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6.         Call for Volunteer: Coordinator of Scorecard Revisions

Archery Canada is seeking a volunteer to coordinate the many different scorecards used in our tournaments. At the present time, the Chair of the Rules Committee, V-P Events and Services and the Webmaster do what they can to keep the scorecards up-to-date and available on the website. However, there is a need to have one volunteer coordinate the work in order to ensure all scorecards are current, correct, bilingual, numbered and catalogued. Interested candidates  need not be bilingual, however it is considered an asset. If interested, please contact the Archery Canada national office at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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