The Oceania Challenge is an online tournament to engage our Member Associations in
It is open to members of all current financial WAO Member Associations. Members who
study or work in a country other than their own may compete for their home country, as
long as they hold a passport for their country or are affiliated with their country.
The competition will be shot on individual club grounds, there is no need to organise a
national event. However, if it is feasible MAs may do so and use this as their national
championships, if no other event has been organised.
Each host club chooses one or more suitable dates during the months of May/June
2022. Participants may compete more than once but only one result may be
For all rounds archers will shoot 5 ends of 6 arrows at each of the three
distances on a 122cm face. Each end takes 4 minutes = 40 seconds per arrow.
- Short Round (for people shooting Recurve, Compound or Barebow who have been in
archery for 12 months or less or have never shot further than 40m):
- Modified WA 900 Round: 30 arrows shot from each of the 40m, 30m, 20m distances on
a 122cm target face. Also known as Junior Canberrra Round.
- Barebow Round (for everybody else shooting Barebow):
Barebow WA 900 Round: 30 arrows shot from each of the 50m, 40m, 30m distances on
a 122cm target face. Also known as Short Canberrra Round.
- Long Round (for everybody else shooting Recurve and Compound):
- WA 900 Round: 30 arrows shot from each of the 60m, 50m, 40m distances on a 122cm
target face. Also known as Canberrra Round.
This is based on an honour system, and we expect participants to enter the round that
applies for them. Clubs are expected to check that their members have enteres the correct
Under 18s (born in 2005 or later): male/female – Recurve, Compound, Barebow
Under 21s (born in 2002, 2003, 2004): male/female – Recurve, Compound, Barebow
Open (born in 2001 or earlier): male/female – Recurve, Compound, Barebow
WAO will not charge individual entrants or Member Associations, however individual clubs
may charge a nominal entry fee to cover the cost of target faces.
Certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Method for registration and submission of results:
There is no pre-registratipn with WAO required.
Scoring can either be done electronically or on paper.
Individual clubs will send their results to their national federation.
Each MA will collate these results and record the scores on the system that works best for
them – e.g. spreadsheet for smaller Mas (attached).
NZL will use ArcheryOSA
AUS will use Archers Diary – details to be confirmed.
After the end of May each MA will forward their scores to the WAO Secretary General to be
collated to determine the placings in each category. Scores must be submitted by 5pm
NZL time on Friday 15 July 2022 to be included.
If there are any issues with the submission of scores MAs may contact the WAO
Development Officer (email@example.com) for assistance