MICA Tournament Information

Multi-sites Indoor Championship of the Americas (MICA)

January 1 - April 30 yearly

Address for results: mica@archerycanada.ca

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

The MICA Indoor event and the Archery Canada Indoor Championships must be run AS SEPARATE EVENTS

MICA Results Archive

Also see the MICA Host Site Coordinator Page (for forms including entry form)

CHAMPIONSHIP DESCRIPTION

These championships include 2 events:

*  the individual event;

*  the team event.

Important:  When an individual or a team shoots more than one round, at one or several registered Host Sites, only the FIRST score shot is used for MICA (NOT the best one).  This requirement applies for each category:  One score (the first one) per archer and per category.

Date.

The Multi-sites Indoor Championship of the Americas will be held from: January 1 to April 30 yearly

INDIVIDUAL EVENT REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility.
Archers in good standing with a National Archery Federation member of World Archery Americas (formerly Coparco) (in our case Archery Canada) are eligible to shoot the Multi-sites Indoor Archery Championships of the Americas.  These archers can shoot at any approved Host Site throughout the Americas.

Distance.
The event consists of the 18 meter World Archery Indoor Round, i.e. One (1) round of sixty (60) arrows.

Categories.
In each of the two (2) equipment divisions (see below), there are four (4) age classes in each gender:

 Cadet - Junior - Senior - Master.

Therefore there are a total of twenty-two (22) categories.

Cadet

Women Compound

Men Compound

 

Women Recurve

Men Recurve

 

Junior

Women Compound

Men Compound

 

Women Recurve

Men Recurve

 

Senior

Women Compound

Men Compound

Para Compound Open (M&w)

Women Recurve

Men Recurve

Para Recurve (M&W)

    W1 Compound (M&W)

Master

Women Compound

Men Compound

 

Women Recurve

Men Recurve

 

Equipment divisions.

*  Recurve division, according to World Archery Rules.

*  Compound division, according to World Archery Rules.

Age classes.

An athlete may participate in the Cadet Class if he/she is younger than 17 or if  his/her 17th birthday takes place during the tournament year.

An athlete may participate in the Junior Class if he/she is younger than 20 or if his/her 20th birthday takes place during the tournament year.

An athlete may participate in the Masters Class if he/she is older than 50 or if his/her 50th birthday takes place during the tournament year.

All ages are eligible to compete in the Senior Class. Cadets, Juniors and Masters may choose to compete in the Seniors class at their discretion.

Cadets also may choose to compete in the Junior class at their discretion.

Para Categories.
WA Para categories (Compound, Recurve and Compound W1) will be offered.

Target Face.

The Recurve divisions shoot at a 40 cm diameter face, or a 40 cm triple face, whatever the age and gender and do not score with the inner ten ring.

The compound divisions shoot at a 40 cm triple face, and do score with the inner ten, whatever the age and gender.

All faces must be produced by a manufacturer licensed by World Archery.

Warm-Up.

A 45 minute warm-up or practice period, must be organized in each Host Site.  The warm-up period should start one hour before the tournament, and end 15 minutes before the first scoring arrow.   During the warm-up period, the archers may shoot as many arrows as they wish during the 2 min. periods. If possible, there should be only one line of archers.

Format of the event.

At each Host Site the format must be 3 arrow ends, shot in 2 minutes.

Registration.

The Host Club is responsible for setting the date, registration, promotion and timetable of the events.

The registration fee is determined by the Host Club.

Judging.

The Host Club is responsible for providing the appropriate number of judges, and the Director of Shooting. (At smaller Host Sites this may be the same person.)

Team Event Requirements

Team composition.

A team is made of three (3) archers from the same club who have the same gender, age class and equipment division.

If an archer belongs to several clubs, he/she will be allowed to shoot for the club through which he/she became member of his/her National Archery Federation.

Eligibility.

The teams / clubs composed of archers in good standing with a National Archery Federation, which is a current member of World Archery Americas (WAA), are eligible to shoot the Multi-sites Indoor Championship of the Americas.  These teams may shoot at any approved Host Site throughout the Americas. Members of Archery Canada are members of WAA.

Each team must be registered by the Site Coordinator, before the first scoring arrow of the team event.

Distance.

The event is shot according to the rules for the Indoor Match Round team event, but without DIRECT opponents. The team event consists of 4 ends of 6 arrows (two per archer) shot in 2 minutes at 18 meters, for a total of 24 arrows. Only one round is shot.

Categories.

In each of the two (2) equipment divisions (see below), there are two (2) age classes in each gender:  Junior  and Senior.  Therefore there are 8 team categories.

Equipment divisions.

*  Recurve division, according to WA Rules.

*  Compound division, according to WA Rules.

Age classes.

An athlete may participate in the Junior Class if he/she is younger than 20 or if his/her 20th birthday takes place during the tournament year.

All ages are eligible to compete in the Senior Class.  A Junior age archer may choose to compete in the Senior class at his/her discretion.

Target Face.

The Recurve divisions shoot at a 40 cm diameter face, or a 40 cm triple face, whatever the age and gender and do not score with the inner ten ring.

The Compound divisions shoot at a 40 cm triple face, and do score with the inner ten, whatever the age and gender.

When triple faces are used, the team will have two triple faces and one arrow is shot at each centre.

All faces must be produced by a manufacturer licensed by World Archery.

Warm-Up.

A 45 minute warm-up period or practice, must be organized in each Host Site.  The warm-up period should start one hour before the tournament, and end 15 minutes before the first scoring arrow.  The shooting timing shall be similar to the rhythm of the event, i.e. two (2) minutes per end.  During this warm-up period, teams may shoot as many arrows as they wish in each two (2) minute period.

Shooting format of the team event.

At all the Host Sites, the team shooting rhythm shall be in 6 arrows ends, shot in 2 minutes, and one shooting line.  During the 2 minutes each of the 3 team members must shoot 2 arrows.  During this period a maximum of one team member should be on the shooting line, while the 2 other team members should be behind a one meter line.  Rules for the World Archery Indoor Match Team Round apply.

Don’t miss this tremendous event.

Good Luck and Good Shooting.  

Send results to: - mica@archerycanada.ca