DETAILS AND APPLICATION FOR COUNTY TEAM

 
This is to inform those Cheshire archers who wish to apply for selection for the County Team of the procedures involved. 
 
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The Requirements for Selection.
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The Selection Process.
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The Events and Dates.
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Event Procedures.
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Application  form.
  

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLUB SECRETARY TO MAKE THEIR MEMBERS AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SHOOTING FOR THE COUNTY, AND TO SUPPLY A COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT TO ALL ARCHERS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE COUNTY TEAM.

 
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The Requirements for Selection. 
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  a) The archer must hold a current G.N.A.S membership, and be a member of Cheshire and Northern Counties.
  b) Shoot recurve, Compound or Longbow (the shoots for longbows is dependent on the hosting county).
  c) The required standards for York / Herefords are  900 and above, or  Fita’s of 1000 and above, this applies to both Recurve and Compound.
  d)

The candidate for selection is to send a completed copy of the enclosed application form, with a minimum of 3 Tournament results. The tournaments are to be York or F.I.T.A for the gentlemen and Hereford or F.I.T.A for the ladies, obtained within the last 12 months.

  e) Juniors, that are able to obtain the above standard would be eligible  for consideration for the Senior Team, or Junior Team dependant on selection. 
   f) The application form must be signed by the archer's club Records Officer or Secretary. 
  g) The timely arrival of the application to the County's Team Selection Co-Ordinator is the responsibility of the archer.
  h) Applications for selection are to be received by the end of January, and also the week after the Cheshire Championships by the County Team Manager. 
 
 
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The Selection Process.
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Selection is undertaken twice a year by a committee comprising  the following people
  • County Records Officer.
  • 4 Elected Committee Members.
  • Team Manager.
 
First selection is on the SECOND SUNDAY  of April combined with the County Trials. The results of the trials are also included in the selection process.  Dependent on the number of applicants an invitation will be made to all, starting from the top. This does not mean a one off high score, the selection panel will be looking for consistency in performance. The County Champions both Recurve and Compound will be automatically invited. The selection will be done on the day of the trials directly after the shoot.
 
Those selected will be invited to shoot for the County at the first county match of the season which is the 4 COUNTIES MATCH. On the day of the 4 COUNTIES the top archers will be selected for the 3 COUNTIES MATCH on results.
 
Second selection is for the two matches at the end of the season, and is undertaken by the selection committee at the beginning of September from application forms received by the week after the Cheshire weekend, This is for the third match of the season, which is the NORTH WALES match. Once again selection for the following match, which is the 5 COUNTIES, will be done on the day of the North Wales match by selection from the top archers of the day. The five counties match will require Longbow archers in the team of both ladies and gents and will be selected by the selection committee in September and notified by the Team Manager. There will also be a reserve for both ladies and gent selected in case of illness and could be called upon up to three days before the match, the person selected will be informed.
 
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 The Events and Dates.
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[1st Match]     [2nd Match]    [3rd Match]      [4th Match]

 
The first match is the 

FOUR WAY INTER-COUNTIES MATCH.

Between

CHESHIRE ,  STAFFORDSHIRE, and WORCESTERSHIRE.  

ROUND:                         YORK/HEREFORD 
SIGHTERS:                         10.00am  
DATE:                          LAST SUNDAY IN APRIL  
TEAM:
Comprises of:   
8 RECURVE LADIES
12 RECURVE GENTS  
3 COMPOUND LADIES 
3 COMPOUND GENTS  
2 LONGBOW LADIES  
2 LONGBOW GENTS
 
Longbow depends on the other counties being able to make a team. The Longbow team would comprise of 2 ladies and two gents.  
Second match is the 

THREE WAY INTER-COUNTY MATCH.  

Between

WARWICKSHIRE, LANCASHIRE and CHESHIRE

ROUND:                         FITA 
SIGHTERS:                         10.00am  
DATE:                          THIRD SUNDAY IN MAY  
TEAM:
Comprises of:   
5 RECURVE LADIES  
7 RECURVE GENTS  
 2 COMPOUND LADIES   
3 COMPOUND GENTS  
Third match is the 

NORTH WALES  MATCH

between

NORTH WALES and CHESHIRE  

ROUND:                         YORK/HEREFORD
SIGHTERS:                         10.00am  
DATE:                          THIRD SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER, OR THE WEEKEND AFTER NORTH WALES WEEKEND.
TEAM:
Comprises of:   
6 RECURVE LADIES 
6 RECURVE GENTS  
 3 COMPOUND LADIES  
3 COMPOUND GENTS  
A junior team will be selected but only if both counties are able to put a team of juniors together. Team and numbers will be decided upon each year.  
 
Fourth match is the  

INTER-COUNTY TOURNAMENT (Five Counties)

 

BRITISH RECORD STATUS - ROSE AWARD SHOOT 

between

 LANCASHIRE, CHESHIRE, YORKSHIRE, CUMBRIA, and NORTHUMBERLAND  

ROUND:                         YORK/HEREFORD
SIGHTERS:                         10.00am  
DATE:                          FIRST SUNDAY IN OCTOBER
TEAM:
Comprises of:   
4 RECURVE LADIES 
4 RECURVE GENTS  
 2 COMPOUND LADIES  
2 COMPOUND GENTS  
 2 LONGBOW LADIES  
2 LONGBOW GENTS  
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 Events Procedures.
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a)   A map to the venue can be made available on request. Please let the team manager know when selected if you require a map
 
b)    Each county takes in turn to host the event and you will be informed of the venue on selection.
c)  A target list is made available by the host on the day, and can usually be found on the club house wall.  
d)  Please make certain your equipment is in good order, and you are carrying adequate spares, clothing and food for the day.  
e) All selected members of the team must arrive at least half an hour before sighters, where the team will get together with the team manager for a talk and the opportunity to meet the other team members.  
f) Dress will conform to G.N.A.S rules.  
g) The team manager will be at the event to help and support the team members with any problems they may have, or experience during the match. Also to represent the county at the presentation.  
h) Conduct: REMEMBER THE ETIQUETTE RULES. The county is seen by  your behaviour.  Bad behaviour offends and embarrasses other members of the team and affects their performance. Non-compliance to the etiquette rules will effect a person’s future selection.  
i)  After the match there is a presentation given and also refreshments, please attend. If for some reason you cannot attend please inform the Team Manager as early as possible. Good reasons only will be accepted, as it is rude to the host to walk out.