Changes to County Records
A number of changes to county records were agreed at the meeting of the KAA Operational Committee held on Monday 14 May 2012; these are intended to address a number of anomalies among the records maintained.
All new records approved on 14 May 2012 have beend in the appropriate record book and a County Record Certificate issued, following which, those books affected by the changes described below have then been amended. All record books that have changed in any way have then been reissued, dated 14 May 2012.
The KAA currently maintains records in the following disciplines:
|Outdoor Target Archery||120||2336||1244||1244||4944|
|Indoor Target Archery||112||112||176||176||576|
Outdoor Target Archery
World Archery has recently introduced the FITA 50m Round (72 arrows at 50m on an 80cm target face) for the compound division; its main use at international events will be to form the ranking round ahead of head-to-head Elimination and Finals Rounds. The FITA 70m and FITA 60m Cadet/Masters Rounds (72 arrows at 70m/60m on a 122cm target face) have therefore been restricted to the recurve division, where they will be used for the same purpose.
Domestic competitions (such as the National Series) are following suite this year and all three rounds will be available for handicap, classification and national records for all recognised bow-styles.
The county record books for Outdoor Target Archery have been updated with the following changes and are now available.
- This round is now available for county records for all bow-styles and county records may be claimed for rounds shot on or after 31 March 2012.
- These rounds will continue to be available for county records for all bow-styles as before, but note that the FITA 60m round is only available to junior archers, as separate county records are not maintained for Masters.
Indoor Target Archery
The county record books for Indoor Target Archery have been updated with the following changes and are now available.
The separate record for the FITA 18 (triple spot) is discontinued with immediate effect.
After ratification of all valid record claims received up to 14 May 2012, the FITA 18 & FITA 18 (triple spot) records have been merged and the higher record has been carried forward.
In cases where the option exists to shoot a round on a choice of target face, the choice of a multiple target face was introduced only to reduce the risk of arrow damage; these are not recognised as separate rounds. The Association will recognise records for the round irrespective of the target face on which it is shot.
It is important to note that this issue is distinct from changes to the dimensions of a target face or scoring zones or to the scoring method for a round, any of which effectively gives rise to a new round (even if known by the same name as the existing round it replaces).
The separate record for the FITA Combined (triple spot) is discontinued with immediate effect.
After ratification of all valid record claims received up to 14 May 2012, the FITA Combined & FITA Combined (triple spot) records have been merged and the higher record has been carried forward.
The reason is the same as for the FITA 18.
Vegas - double
The record for the double round is discontinued with immediate effect; the single round is unaffected.
Existing records for the double round have been moved to the "Closed Records" section.
We appear to have been alone in maintaining records for the double round and it is seldom shot.
At present very few of our members take part in Flight Archery and the opportunities to do so are very limited.
The KAA does not propose to maintain Flight Archery records for the time being, but will review the matter periodically in case greater interest should be shown in the future.