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Canadian 3D Outdoor Championships Format Changes

April 19, 2023
Canadian 3D Outdoor Championships Format Changes

The new rules and format changes for the Canadian 3D Outdoor Championships have been approved and are available on the Archery Canada website as part of Book 2, appendix AC 3.5. The redeveloped format continues to provide an experience that will help to prepare archers for international format while meeting feedback received following the initial changes made for 2022. The new schedule for the 3D Outdoor Championships is as follows:

Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
AM Registration /Inspection Round 1 Round 3 Finals A
PM Practice Round 2 Team (5 hrs) Finals B

The changes include:

  • The qualifying round will be based on 3 rounds of 20 targets (1 arrow per target) 
  • Individual Finals will be five (5) targets at varying distances and sizes, and scores will carry over from the Qualification round total of 60 targets. 
  • For the Individual Finals Only, an arrow shot inside the 11 scoring ring scores 14 points unless the arrow breaks the line of the 11 rings, in which case it will score 11 points.
  • There is no Last Chance Qualifier.
  • Introduction of the mixed team event of a male and female archer in the following groups: Known (K50, hunter), Senior Compound (Senior Unlimited and Fixed Pins), Youth Compound (U18 and U21 Unlimited), Unsighted (Traditional, Barebow, Instinctive (WA Traditional) and Longbow)
    • Teams are registered separately, and will be ranked for the team matchplay based on their team members’ total scores from the Individual Qualification Round
    • A Prize purse will be awarded for the top 3 teams in each group based on the fees paid

You can find the rule change summary here (in English for now, French coming soon): 

The rule books on the website were updated (in English for now, French coming soon). For the 3D Outdoor Championships, pay specific attention to Rule Book 2 and 4. You can access the Rule Book page here:

If there are any questions related to the rule changes, please contact