What is Indoor Mailmatch?
Indoor Mailmatch is a National Competition shot in the comfort of your own club! Due to the vast geography of our country it can be difficult to attend all National competitions, but the desire to see where you stand against other Canadian Archers is still there. Mailmatch allows for this to happen without having to travel further than your local club. Each week an archer can submit one score and the average of your six top scores shot throughout the designated time period will be used to determine your final placing.
Who can participate?
Any Archery Canada club or member can participate, You can either participate as an Individual Archer or with a Team! Below are some of the benefits to participating in the mailmatch competition:
- Convenient, compete in a National Competition, without travelling farther than your home club
- Online Live Results
- Fast Results Reporting
How can I register?
Through your local club! Your club should appoint (1) person to act as the mailmatch coordinator. This person will collect and update the scores for all participants at your club with Archery Canada. You can register anytime before February 16th, anytime after that, will not allow for enough time to obtain the (6) scores required for a final score
To register your club for the Indoor Mailmatch, please contact the AC Mailmatch Coordinator at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any costs or deadlines?
It only costs $10.00 per archer to participate. Club Coordinators need to register all club participants to the Indoor Mailmatch coordinator by February 15th. Clubs or archers registered after this date, will be asked to pay a $25.00 late fee on top of the archer’s registration fee
What are the rules?
- Each Archer can submit (1) score per week for this event
- Scorecards need to be signed by another Indoor Mailmatch participant, or another Archery Canada Member
- Scorecards need to be provided to your club’s coordinator to upload
- Payment should be submitted along with the first score submission.
- To contend for medals, each participant must submit a minimum of (6) scores
- Participants must be Archery Canada members in good standing
- The team must consist of 3-4 members from the same club
- When submitting the first score for the team, team members names must also be recorded
- Teams must have the following composition:
- At least (1) Finger Shooter
- At least (1) Release Shooter
- at least (1) woman, para, or JR or younger archer
- There can only be (1) team per club
- All team members must be an Archery Canada member in good standing.
- The team scores will consist of the scores from all (3) arches, as outlined in point 3. Not the best 3 scores out of 4 archers
How is the event scored?
Both individual and team scores will be from a Canadian 300 Round, shooting 30 Arrows. A Canadian 300 Round is using a 40 cm Triple Face or the full 40 cm face.
A 60 cm triple face, or a full 60 cm face can be used for the following categories:
- Cub Recurve
- Cub Barebow
- All Pre-Cub Categories
You can consult rule 188.8.131.52
Are there awards for performing well in Indoor Mailmatch?
Live Results will be posted on the Archery Canada website throughout the competition. The top 3 archers in each category will be awarded a medal for their achievement. Additionally, a Gold Medal is award to the top score within each Archery Classification (only the highest ranking medal will be awarded). Classification groups are as follows:
|Classification||Score Range||Classification||Score Range|
|560 Club||280-300||Class A||285-300|
|Expert A||255-279||Class B||280-284|
|Expert B||230-254||Class C||265-279|
All new competitors will be unclassified until the end of the competition period, where there score will then determine the section they are competing in. If you have a classification from a previous year, you will compete in that classification the following year, even if the archer scores outside of the score range for that class.
An Archer can apply for reclassification, and must direct any applications to the Indoor Mailmatch coordinator, who will act as the authority for the decision.
Additionally, if an archer shoots two consecutive ends of three arrows in the 10 ring, or one end of six arrows in the ten ring, they can be awarded a Six-for-Sixty pins. These pins are available to purchase by the club(s) following score verification
Where can I see scores?
Each scoring week runs from the Monday to the Sunday. All live results can be found here . Scores are updated as they are received by the Indoor Mailmatch Coordinator
Who can participate in Mailmatch?
Any Archery Canada affiliated club or members can participate in mailmatch.
How does our club’s archers register?
The club coordinator will need to contact the Archery Canada Mailmatch coordinators to inform them that you will be participating this year. From there, you will be provided with all the items you will need to report the names of the archers and the sheets to upload the scores, as you receive them .
What are the costs and/or deadlines?
The cost is a flat rate of $10.00 per archer to participate. Notification of participation needs to be sent to the Archery Canada mailmatch coordinators by February 16th latest. If notification of participation or the scores for the first 6 weeks are submitted to the Archery Canada Coordinators after February 16th, then a late fee of $25.00 will be added on top of the archers registration fees.
How is the archers registration fees to be collected?
The club should have all participating archers register through the club, and have the club or the club mailmatch coordinator collect all fee’s. From there, the coordinator, or club treasurer, will send payment direct to the Archery Canada offices, in any of the following methods:
- By Bank E-Transfer, please email information@archerycanada for information on who the transfer should be directly sent too.
- By Credit Card, over the phone, 613-260-2113
- By Cheque, mailed to the Archery Canada Office: House of Sport, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7X7
- Via Paypal. Please input club name and Indoor Mailmatch in the reference line.
Additionally, if you could email a list of participating archers to email@example.com, to record that payment has been received for those archers.
When do I need to have all scores submitted by?
- Each Scoring week runs Monday – Sunday
- First week scores can be submitted: January 6th
- Final Date for Notification of Participation/First Score Submission with no late fee: February 16th
- Final Date to submit Scores: April 7th
- Scores to be finalized and posted week of April 15th
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do archers need to be a member before the sign up to participate?
All participants, especially those contending for a medal will need to be an Archery Canada member. They can begin to participate from when they renew or become a member. Therefore, if they shoot all throughout January through to March, and do not become a member until April, there scores will not be in contention for the competition. If they become a member the end of January, and shoot all throughout February and March, they can be in contention for medals
What if an archer misses submitting a score one week?
The final score used is the average of their top 6 scores. As long as they submit (6) scores, they will receive a final score and classification.
If an archer shoots multiple times in a week, do they simply submit their best score?
The club should arrange it so all participants are in, and shooting for mailmatch at the same time. They should only be shooting to obtain a mailmatch score once per week.
How is Mailmatch Officiated?
Score cards should be double scored, and/or witnessed by another indoor mailmatch participant or Archery Canada member. This needs to be verified by the Club coordinator upon collection of the scores/scorecards. The mailmatch shoot will either need to be supervised by a local judge, or the Club’s Mailmatch Coordinator.
How do we submit the scores?
Once you notify the Archery Canada Indoor Mailmatch coordinator of participation, they will send you all the items you will need for you archers and their scores. A online Google Sheet will be provided to you. Here you can input all the participating archers names, their categories and scores. These entries will be automatically inputted into the overall master score sheet, posted live on the Archery Canada website.
Can archers participate in more than one category?
Archers can shoot in as many equipment categories as they wish, but they will be required to pay the $10.00 registration fee per category they register. Please note, an archer can compete in multiple equipment categories but only in one age group.
Can an archer shooting the team event, as well as individually, submit the same score?
No, each athlete who is shooting a team score, must shoot the score in a separate round.