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Multi-Sites Indoor Championship of the Americas (MICA)

Starts January 1st – June 30th 2020

Multi-Sites Indoor Championships of the Americas, more commonly referred to as MICA, is an indoor virtual competition, organized by World Archery Americas annually. Clubs interested in competing in MICA can register their site with Archery Canada. Scores are then submitted to World Archery America, and put into ranking with competitors from across the Americas.

The MICA Championships include 2 events:

  • The individual event
  • The team event

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.

The Multi-sites Indoor Championship of the Americas takes place every year during a period determined by World Archery Americas.

The 2020 Multi-sites Indoor Championship of the Americas will be held from: January 1 to June 30.

If you have specific questions, please contact Lynne Durward, the MICA Coordinator, at mica@archerycanada.ca 

Registration

Archers: Archers interested in competing in the MICA can register with their club, or a local club that has registered a MICA site. Archers in good standing with Archery Canada, which is a member of World Archery Americas, are eligible to shoot the Multi-sites Indoor Archery Championships of Americas. These archers can shoot at any approved Host Site throughout the Americas.

Clubs: The MICA competition day at your club must be registered in the Archery Canada tournament registration system, I@nseo. The host site has the option of registering the event for World Records; this is not done automatically. MICA Sites are subject to Archery Canada registration fees, as outlined below:

  • Registration with Archery Canada only: $35.00
  • Registration with Archery Canada & World Archery: $60.00

If you need assistance registering your site, please visit the I@nseo resource document.  When registering the event in the calendar, the organizer should ensure MICA is in the title of the event and check off in the options that it is a MICA Site.

Registration Fees

Archer’s registration fee’s are determined by the host club. Please contact the club for more information.

Club fee’s are subject to the Archery Canada tournament registration fee, as outlined below:

  • Registration with Archery Canada only: $35.00
  • Registration with Archery Canada & World Archery: $60.00

Registering with World Archery is optional.

Individual Categories

Individual Competition:

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.

*  Barebow 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 year of the tournament. For the 2020 MICA: archers born in 2003 or later. 
  • 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 year of the tournament. For the 2020 MICA: archers born in 2000 or later. 
  • 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 year of the tournament. For the 2020 MICA: archers born in 1970 or before. 
  • 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 his/her discretion. 
  • Should the number of individual archers in one age category be fewer than 8, the registered participants in this category will be moved to the next eligible individual category. 

Para Categories: WA Para categories (Compound, Recurve and W1) will be offered in the Senior Categories only.

 

Individual Event Format

Distance

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

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.

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.)

Score Cards and results report: Score cards are to be retained by the host site coordinator until August 1st at which time they may be destroyed. The number of tens and nines shot by each archer and team must be included in the excel template to report results to the MICA Coordinator. If no tens or nines are reported, the archer or team will get zero for these totals with the disadvantage of losing any possible ties.

Team Categories

Team Competition:

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.

Minimum number of teams: 

A team category will receive medals only when the number of teams with reported results is equal or larger than four.

Team Event Format

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. If a team is formed by archers in different age groups, the results of the team must be reported in the senior category (or junior if the team is formed by cadet and junior archers only). 

Eligibility

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

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.

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.

Ties: Because there is no possibility for breaking ties using shoot-offs, ties will be administered as follows: 

  • Ties for all positions will be solved considering the number of 10s and then 9s shot by a team. If this system does not break the tie, the following will apply: 
  • If there is a tie for first place, 2 (or as many as are tied) gold medals will be awarded and a bronze (if there are more than 3 tied, there will not be a bronze. 
  • If there is a tie for second place, Gold, 2 (or as many as are tied) silver medals will be awarded and no bronze; 
  • If there is a tie for 3rd place, Gold, Silver and 2 (or as many as are tied) bronze medals will be awarded. 

Score Cards: Score cards are to be retained by the host site coordinator until August 1st at which time they may be destroyed. 

Results & Medals

All results should be sent to mica@archerycanada.ca no later than July 1st, each year.

World Archery America’s will distribute the results to their members, and Archery Canada will post and distribute once available.

Medals are determined by World Archery America’s and shipped to the Archery Canada office. Once received Archery Canada will ship to the medalists club fro distribution.

Exact dates cannot be determined for shipping medals. On average, they are sent to the Archery Canada office from August-September.

Host Site Coordinator Information

Score Cards: Score cards are to be retained by the host site coordinator until August 1st at which time they may be destroyed.

NOTE:

Scores must be submitted to mica@archerycanada.ca using the excel sheet. Entering scores into I@nseo is not sufficient for result entry for this championship

Before the tournament: Download the Excel reporting spreadsheet (provided above) and make
sure you are familiar with how to use it. Ensure that you are capable of entering the information and
sending it as an email attachment.

After the tournament: Send the individual and team results from your Host Site to your National MICA Coordinator via email using the Excel spreadsheet provided. Include your Host Site name in the name of the Excel file. Please be sure to include all information required, including the number of 10’s and 9’s.

Important: Scores received by the Canadian MICA Coordinator after Midnight July 1 will NOT be entered and included in the medalist or final results listing.