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Crispin Duenas Interviewed by the University of Toronto News

Check out this nice interview with Crispin that appeared in the University of Toronto News…….

 
 

2015 Archery Canada MICA Tournament

The 2015 Multi-Sites Indoor Championships of the Americas (MICA) will be held from January 1st through April 30th 2015.

Registration for host clubs MUST be submitted before December 31, 2014. Host clubs register by going to:

To find out more, visit the Archery Canada website and follow the link under Upcoming Events to the "2015 Multi-Sites Indoor Championships of the Americas (MICA) Jan 1-Apr 30, 2015 - Details". The online Registration Form can be found by following the link "Also see the MICA Host Site Coordinator Page". Alternatively, you can go directly to and click "Register a site".

The Archery Canada website also contains downloadable forms and scorecards created for the event. The Host Site Coordinator Page contains links to enable you to download the MICA-specific score cards and reporting sheets. To familiarize yourself with the MICA tournament rules, visit

If you have any questions, please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Archery Canada Suspends Canadian Para-Archer

Archery Canada Suspends Canadian Para-Archer

World Archery, the international governing body for archery, recently brought down its decision regarding the matter of Canadian para-archery athlete Mr. Norbert Murphy. The decision reads as follows: “That Mr. Norbert Murphy be prohibited from seeking a further classification until 23 June 2016, being a period of two years from the date upon which the athlete intentionally misrepresented skills and/or abilities”.

Mr. Murphy broke the World Archery Rules in terms of classification at a world ranking para-archery tournament in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic in late June. The matter was dealt with by the chief classifier on site at the tournament.  Under Article 11.0 of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Classification Code and World Archery Article 1.14.1 it was up to the World Archery Board of Justice and Ethics to evaluate the case and decide if Mr. Murphy had broken the rules and establish the sanction. Articles 11.1 and 11.3 of the IPC Classification Code state:  "An Athlete who, in the opinion of the Classification Panel, is intentionally misrepresenting skills and/or abilities shall be considered in violation of the Classification Rules. If the Athlete intentionally misrepresents skills and/or abilities, the Athlete will not be allocated a Sport Class or Sport Class Status, and will not be permitted to compete at that Competition in that Sport." For the full details on article 11.0 of the IPC Classification Code, go to: 

Mr. Murphy has been deemed to be ineligible for classification as a result of his intentional misrepresentation of his physical strength, joint and muscle movement, and balance during the classification process. By deliberately "faking" his level of physical impairment, he sought to have himself classified in a class with the more severely impaired athletes and thus gain a competitive advantage. There is strong indisputable evidence of this misrepresentation based on what the trained Classifiers observed and their video footage of Mr. Murphy taken while he as on and off the field of play following the classification testing.

Archery Canada does not condone any actions by its members that are contrary to the spirit of fair play. Archery Canada no longer recognizes Mr. Murphy as a member-in-good standing. Therefore, his registration (membership) with Archery Canada and correspondingly with Archery Quebec is suspended for a two-year period retroactive from June 23rd 2014 through to June 23rd 2016. As such, the following applies to Mr. Murphy for this two-year suspension:

  1. Ineligible for registration (membership) with Archery Canada and Archery Quebec.
  2. Ineligible to shoot in any tournaments registered with Archery Canada and World Archery.
  3. Ineligible for selection to the Archery Canada Para-Archery National Team or any Archery Canada ‘able-bodied’ National Team.
  4. Ineligible to receive Archery Canada, Sport Canada and Own the Podium financial support for the above noted two-year period. This includes the termination of AAP (carding) support from Sport Canada and funding support from Own the Podium for fiscal year 2014-2015.

The World Archery decision only applies forward from the date of the classification misrepresentation of June 23rd 2014. Therefore, it has no impact on results achieved by Mr. Murphy prior to this date. This includes the bronze medal won by Mr. Murphy at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

Background Information on Classification

Classification is a structure for competition. Paralympic archers have an impairment in body structures and functions that leads to a competitive disadvantage in sport. Consequently, criteria are put in place to ensure that winning is determined by skill, fitness, power, endurance, tactical ability and mental focus, the same factors that account for success in sport for archers who are able-bodied. The process that is put in place to define who can compete and to group the archers is called Classification.

In archery muscle strength or/and range of joint movement or/and coordination are tested. The allocation of a Sport Class is a process done by Classifiers who determine the level of functional ability of each archer. Archers may be classified a number of times throughout their careers and changes in Sport Class may occur if an archer’s condition improves or deteriorates.

For background information on the purpose of and process of classification in para sport, visit:

For background on the classification process used for para-archery, visit

 

Canadian Archer Stands on the Podium at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Canadian Archer Stands on the Podium  

at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games  

Ottawa, August 27, 2014 – Eric Peters of Ottawa won bronze in international mixed team archery, an event unique to the 2014 Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing, China. Peters teamed up with Finland’s Mirjam Tuokkola to beat a pair from Guatemala and Belgium in the bronze medal match. Peters rebounded from his loss in the round of 16 of his individual event, the men’s recurve bow.

“I was coming into the team event fairly disappointed with how I did as an individual. It was good fun, it was something really different, something great for this event,” said Peters.

The 2014 Youth Olympics Games ran from August 16th – 28th. The archery competition finished August 26th.

“It has been an honour to represent my country and Archery Canada at the Youth Olympic Games,” said Peters. “It was a tremendous experience.”

For full results, visit: http://www.worldarchery.org/EVENTS/Games/Nanjing-2014

Interviews can be arranged by contacting Scott Ogilvie, Executive Director, Archery Canada, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

About Archery Canada

Archery Canada is the national sport organization responsible for the promotion and development of the timeless sport of archery in a safe and ethical manner. Archery Canada supports the achievement of high performance excellence in archery in all categories and the development of a national archery infrastructure to promote archery participation across Canada in cooperation with the provincial/territorial archery associations.

 

Canadian Para-Archers Stand on Podium in Czech Republic

OTTAWA (July 3, 2014) – Canadian para-archers Karen Van Nest (South Bruce Peninsula, ON) and Kevin Evans (Jaffray, BC) brought home the bronze medal in the mixed team event (open compound bow category) at the Czech Target international para-archery tournament held in Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic, June 23rd – 30th. The Canadians faced the team from Korea in the bronze medal match. Sweden and Italy faced off in the gold medal match with Italy beating Sweden.

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 first major international competition of the 2014 season.

“I am really pleased with the podium finish achieved by Karen and Kevin. There was a strong and deep field in this team category. Karen and Kevin proved again they are always in the hunt for gold.” said Team Leader, Nancy Littke (Spruce Grove, AB).

The National Para-Archery Team will gather again in Lac La Biche, Alberta from August 7th to 10th to compete at the fully integrated Canadian Archery Championships. The next major international competition for the Team is the Parapan American Archery Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 18-25, 2014.

The athletes and staff that represented Canada in the Czech Republic are as follows:

* Alec DENYS (Douro-Dummer, ON)

* Kevin EVANS (Jaffray, BC)

* Norbert MURPHY (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC)

* Karen VAN NEST (South Bruce Peninsula, ON)

* Nancy LITTKE (Spruce Grove, AB) – Team Leader

* Phil Henderson (South Bruce Peninsula, ON) - Team Support Staff

* Vladimir KOPECKY (Kimberley, BC) - Team Support Staff

About Archery Canada

Archery Canada is the National Sport Organization responsible for the promotion and development of the timeless sport of archery in a safe and ethical manner. Archery Canada supports the achievement of high performance excellence in archery in all categories and the development of a national archery infrastructure to promote archery participation across Canada in cooperation with the Provincial/Territorial Archery Associations.

 

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