3D Outdoor Championships – Aug 2 – 5

The rules and format for the Canadian 3D Outdoor Championships are available on the Archery Canada website as part of Book 2, appendix AC 3.5.

The format will be:

  • Individual qualifying round consisting of:
    Three (3) courses of twenty (20) 3D 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.
  • Mixed team event of a male and female archer in the following groups: Known (K50, hunter), Senior Compound (Senior Unlimited), Youth Known Compound (U18), 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

Field Championship – Aug 6 – 7

The format of the Canadian Field Championship is as follows:

Field Day 1 (Aug 6): Modified Field Qualification Round – Two Field rounds each or 12 targets. One unmarked course and one marked course. When registration permits, the competition will be split to accommodate Recurve and Compound archers in different sessions. 

Field Day 2 (Aug 7): The Elimination Round consists of a head-to-head system involving the top 16 athletes from the qualification round. (See Book 2, section 4.5.3)

Target Championship:

Target Day 1 (Aug 8): Fred Usher Cup:

The Fred Usher Cup is undergoing a drastic change that moves it away from the current system utilizing a handicap system, and creating a team format that we expect to encourage a higher level and increased competitiveness. There is an additional registration fee for the Fred Usher with a Prize Payout schedule based on the fees collected. The new format is summarized below:

  • 16 Team Format (with potential to increase)
  • 1 team spot held for each PTSO: 
  • BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, PE, YK – possible: NF, NWT
  • Spot is reserved until one month prior to National Championships
  • Remaining 6 spots are open on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis to be composed of individual teams, which may be predetermined at the time of registration or randomly assigned by the organizing committee. Participants will be able to identify their preference at the time of registration.
  • All teams are composed of 3 archers and must include a minimum of 1 Recurve, and 1 Female archer from any age class
  • Regardless of class or division, all will shoot from 50m. on a full 80cm target face, no handicaps, cumulative scoring. 
  • each team pays $200 to register or $70 per person
  • 16 teams are put in 4 pools of 4 teams
  • each pool shoots a round robin format (3 matches) – 2pts. For a win, 0 for a loss (no ties).
  • top team from each pool goes into a semifinal grid, 1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3 – based on total score of 3 Round Robin Matches
  • Match winners go into Gold/Silver final match, match losers go into Bronze final match.
  • Total purse (based on 12 teams) is $2400 – 1st – $1250, 2nd – $700, 3rd – $450. Cash prizes to be awarded at the time of the medals

Target Day 2 (Aug 9): Qualification Rounds –

  • Recurve: Shot on a 122 cm target face at distances of
    • 70m for Senior and U21 classes
    • 60m for 50+and U18 Classes
    • 40m for U15 class
    • 30m for U13 Class
  • Compound: Shot on a 80 cm 6-ring target faces at distances of
    • 50m for Senior, 50+, U21 and U18 Classes
    • 40m for U15 class
    • 30m for U13 class
  • Barebow: Shot on a 122 cm target face at distances of:
    • 50m for Senior, 50+, U21, and U18 Classes
    • 30m for U15 Class
    • 30m for U13 Class

Target Day 3 (Aug 10): Elimination Rounds – Compound, Recurve and Barebow 

  • Awards immediately following Elimination Rounds 


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For media passes/accreditation, please contact Karl Balisch, Executive Director.


There will be a medical team on-site throughout the competitions. Additional details will follow.

Doping control may be conducted for specific categories.For information on doping control procedures and banned substances, please go to www.cces.ca.


During the summer Fredericton typically sits between a daily high of 24 degrees, rarely falling below 14 degrees. Humidity tends to be high with moderate chances of rain

Weather Network link: https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/weather/new-brunswick/fredericton



Organizing Committee Chairs
Chair: Trudy Dryden
Vice Chair: Val Breau
Archery Canada Representative: Karl Balisch
Technical Delegate: Aaron Bull / Mike Oneschuk
Head Judge: TBD
Scoring: TBD