Judges and judging


 Judges Liaison Officer
 News about judging
 Rule Changes
 Judges Resources (including score control forms)
 Judges Confirmation and Expense Form

Judges Liaison Officer

Karen Winsett is the Judges Liaison Officer and Yorkshire's single point of contact for archery judging. It's best to contact her if you want to book judges for your tournaments. Her email address is:

If you book a judge directly, please let Karen know by sending her the tear-off slip from the Judges Confirmation and Expense Form. This is important, as it helps to prevent double bookings.


News about judging


Louise Smith - National Judge

Karen Winsett - 12 November 2017

I am pleased to inform you that Yorkshire has a new National Judge.

Louise Smith took her written assessment and interview down at Lilleshall and passed. This follows her successful practical assessment at Netherhall Archers in June.

Well done Louise, congratulations from the Yorkshire Judging Team.


Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Gareth Beeby - National Judge

Karen Winsett - 10 November 2016

This weekend Yorkshire Judge Gareth Beeby was accepted to take his written National paper after passing his practical earlier this year. I am pleased to announce that Gareth passed his written, Yorkshire has another National Judge.

On behalf of the Yorkshire Judging team I would like to congratulate Gareth for his hard work and commitment.


Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Two new County Judges

Karen Winsett - 19 November 2015

At the NCAS Indoor Championships on Sunday 15th November, Candidate Judges Martin Middleton and Karen Hunt were assessed for County Level. I am pleased to announce that both Karen and Martin passed and are now Yorkshire County Judges.

On behalf of the Yorkshire Judging team I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate them both. Well done!


Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Louise Smith - Regional Judge

Karen Winsett - 16 June 2015

At the Single WA1440 at Wetherby on the 6th of June, Louise Smith was put forward for her Regional Assessment.

I am pleased to announce that Yorkshire has another Regional Judge.

Well done Louise, from the Yorkshire Judges Team.


Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

New Judge Training Programme

AGB Development - 19 December 2014

Being a Judge is a fantastic way to be involved in archery. We are now recruiting young people (16-25) onto our new judge training programme to be part of the Judging team at the UK's biggest tournaments in 2015.

We are also providing bursaries of 200 to support young judges with the travel costs involved in attending tournaments within the programme. For more information, watch our new Judge video and if you're interested get your application form in as soon as possible.

 Archery GB: Judge video

Richard Ford - Regional Judge

Karen Winsett - 12 July 2014

At the NCAS/YAA Double FITA at Wetherby, Richard Ford was assessed for Regional Judge.

I am pleased to announce that today I have it confirmed that Richard passed!

Congratulations Richard from the Judging team - Yorkshire has another Regional Judge.


Regards,
Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Gareth Beeby - Regional Judge

Karen Winsett - 6 June 2014

On Saturday at the Single Fita at Wetherby, Gareth Beeby took his Regional Judge assessment. I'm pleased to confirm that Yorkshire has a new Regional Judge. Well done Gareth.

Congratulations from the Yorkshire Judging Team.


Regards,
Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Allan Shuker - County Judge

Karen Winsett - 11 March 2014

On Sunday at the YAA Indoor Championships Allan Shuker was assessed for County Judge. I am pleased to inform you that Yorkshire has a new County Judge - well done Allan.

Congratulations from the Yorkshire Judging Team.


Regards,
Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Richard Breese retiring

Karen Winsett - 16 February 2014

I have recently received an email from Richard informing me of his retirement from judging.

Richard has been a Yorkshire Judge since 1998 when he first took up Candidacy. He has gone through all the assessments of judging until he reached International status. He has Judged all over the world including the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

The Yorkshire Judges would like to wish him well in all the ventures and interests he becomes involved with.


Regards,
Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Assembly briefings

Karen Winsett - 30 December 2013

Dear Colleagues,

I have been asked on many occasions by Candidate and County Judges about the opening assembly briefing that's given at competitions. Sometimes Judges struggle to get all the information over to the Archers. I have asked Gareth & Louise if they would allow us to put their briefings onto the Judges web site to show how it can be done.

At all Record Status shoots the correct information must be given at assembly. At local Club shoots it doesn't have to be as in-depth as this, but basic information is still required and has to be given by the Judges especially if novices are present.

We have all come across Archers who have not been given certain information by their Clubs, so it is important that the Archers know exactly what are the requirements at competitions.

Please look at the briefings. I'm sure Gareth & Louise would be pleased for you to use them.

 Outdoor assembly briefing (DOCX)
 Indoor assembly briefing (DOCX)

Briefings Compiled by
 Gareth Beeby
 Louise Smith

Regards,
Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Mark Hayes - National Judge

Karen Winsett - 17 November 2013

I would like to inform the Yorkshire Archery Association that we have a new National Judge. Congratulations to Mark Hayes on passing his National Assessment this weekend.

Well done Mark, from the Yorkshire Judging Team.


Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

New YAA timing system available to clubs

Karen Winsett - 14 May 2013

The YAA's new Danage timing system is available to YAA clubs for use at their own FITA shoots. The system combines timer, lights, sound, scoreboard, archer rotation indicators and control panels. It's so energy efficient that the whole system can run for a two-day shoot using two car batteries.

 
 


Please contact Karen Winsett if you are interested in using this system at your club's open shoot:


Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Instructions for new YAA timing system

Karen Winsett - 16 April 2013

Instructions for the YAA's new Danage Timer system are available online:
 Danage Timer - quick start guide
 Danage Timer - user manual
 Danage Timer - most asked questions

Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Louise Smith - County Judge

Karen Winsett - 12 March 2013

Yorkshire has another new County Judge. On Sunday the 10th of March 2013, Louise Smith took her County Assessment and passed.

Well done Louise - on behalf of the Yorkshire Judges, welcome to the team.


Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Gareth Beeby - County Judge

Karen Winsett - 4 February 2013

Congratulations to Gareth Beeby on becoming Yorkshire's newest County Judge. He passed his assessment at the Savile Double Portsmouth on the 3rd of February 2013.


Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Richard Ford - County Judge

Karen Winsett - 3 February 2013

Congratulations to Richard Ford on becoming a County Judge. He passed his assessment at the Wakefield Indoor shoot on the 13th of January 2013.

Best wishes to Louise Smith and Gareth Beeby, who have their County Judge assessments coming up soon.

And welcome to two new Candidate Judges - Mark Fieldhouse and Martin Middleton. If anyone is interested in becoming a Candidate Judge, please contact me.


Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Amanda Bartram - National Official at Paralympics

Karen Winsett - 15 July 2012

Congratulations to Amanda Bartram, who has been selected to be a National Official in the role of Assistant Director of Shooting at the Paralympics, from the 29th of August to the 9th of September 2012.

On behalf of all the Yorkshire Judges - well done Amanda!


Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Amanda Bartram - National Judge

29 October 2011

Congratulations to Amanda Bartram, who today became a National Judge. This is fitting recognition of all the hard work Amanda has put into her judging work.

Richard Breese to judge at Paralympics

19 October 2011

Richard Breese is to judge at the London 2012 Paralympics. This is in addition to being the Official Scorer at the Olympic archery at Lords, judge at the Paralympic test event in May 2012, and recently being upgraded to a full International Judge.

Richard's in for a busy year of international archery without even leaving the country!

Congratulations from the YAA to Richard.

Richard Breese, International Judge

Karen Winsett - 13 October 2011

I have just been informed that Richard Breese has now been upgraded to a full International Judge. Congratulations and well done Richard!


Karen Winsett
Yorkshire Judges Liaison Officer

Mark Hayes, Regional Judge

Karen Winsett - 1 October 2011

Yorkshire has a new Regional Judge. Congratulations to Mark Hayes on passing his Regional Assessment at Shotton on the 17th of September 2011.

Field archery rule change

Andrew Rees - 7 November 2010

WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

Following an incident at a recent field shoot, the practice of leaving a bow propped against a target whilst searching for arrows will stop forthwith.

Henceforth, when it is necessary to search for arrows behind the boss, one member of the shooting group must stay visible in front of the target to ensure that following groups do not shoot until all archers are clear of the target.

A formal rule confirming this guidance will be published in due course.


Andrew Rees
GNAS Field Committee Chairman


Rule Changes

Field archery RED call

7 October 2012

WHY?
During at least 2 field shoots this year archers have needed to be removed from the course quickly due to a medical emergency.
In both cases it took time to communicate this to someone with a radio who could then arrange the medical assistance.
The archers raised the fact that there was currently only one call for assistance: "JUDGE Target x".
When a judge hears this, they go to the target, waiting for groups to shoot, taking the paths. This takes time.
This doesn't distinguish between "JUDGE we need a line call or there is a twig in the way" and "We need help now".
The archers felt vulnerable and discussed a solution before coming to the committees.
The process is not a rule change.
It is a procedure to be used in emergencies, emergencies being the normal meaning of the word - it does not include arrows stuck in trees or overhanging branches.
Archers should ask themselves - does someone need help quickly? Would you normally call 999 in this situation?
If the answer to either question is YES, then call RED.

THE PROCEDURE
An incident occurs and the archers on the target decide they need EMERGENCY help.
The group call "TARGET x RED" - e.g. "TARGET 15 RED"
This call is heard by other archers who IMMEDIATELY STOP SHOOTING and REPEAT THE CALL
The course has now stopped shooting and is clear for Judges, First Aiders, and Organisers etc. to make their way to the target by the shortest and quickest route.
The incident is dealt with.
Judges will re-start the shoot on WHISTLES.
No one will shoot until this re-start is signalled.


Neil S E Foden
Judges Liaison Officer
Northern Counties Archery Society

Scopes on the line

Mark Hayes - 2 March 2011

All judges, please be aware that after 1st April 2011, scopes may be left on the line for both GNAS and FITA rounds.

This is of course subject to safety conditions, e.g. wind or bad weather when they must be secured down or removed. If they cause aggravation to other archers on the same target, then they should also be removed on these occasions.

From 1st April and not before.

Field archery rule change

Mark Hayes - 2 March 2011

WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

Following an incident at a recent field shoot, the practice of leaving a bow propped against a target whilst searching for arrows will stop forthwith.

Henceforth, when it is necessary to search for arrows behind the boss, one member of the shooting group must stay visible in front of the target to ensure that following groups do not shoot until all archers are clear of the target.

A formal rule confirming this guidance will be published in due course.

RULE : 307 Dress Regulations

Mark Hayes - 2 March 2011

  1. The recognised dress of the Society is plain dark green and/or white.
  2. Footwear that fully encloses the toes and front of the foot must be worn at all times when shooting.
  3. Members of the Society shooting and officiating at tournaments granted UK or World Record Status by GNAS are required to wear clothing that is appropriate, clean, in good condition (ie not frayed or worn, either deliberately or by use) and conventional in style and appearance. In particular:
    1. Tops or shirts must cover the front and back of the body (including the midriff when at full draw), they must not be strapless and, for gentlemen, must include sleeves.
    2. Any colour garments may be worn with the exception of blue denim, olive drab and camouflage pattern.
    3. Badges, Logos and Wording.
      1. Clothing manufacturers' trade marks are allowed. The wearer's name is allowed.
      2. Individuals, and members of clubs and other archery organisations that are commercially sponsored may wear sponsors' logos and names during the sponsorship period only.
      3. Other wording or badges on clothing must represent archery organisations.
    4. Members of the Society who are officiating as the Chairman of Judges, Judge or Director of Shooting at a UK or World Record Status tournament shall wear GNAS recognised Judges official dress.
    5. A member of the Society who has represented Great Britain (GBR) as an archer at an international tournament may wear their international shooting uniform for the remainder of that season and the following one.


Judges Resources

Here are some downloadable resources for judges.

Assembly briefings

 Outdoor assembly briefing (DOCX)
 Indoor assembly briefing (DOCX)

Score Control Forms

The forms below are used by judges when working with some of the more popular record status rounds. These are all in PDF format.

Revised 19 June 2013.

 Combined FITA
 FITA 18
 FITA 25
 FITA 720
 Double FITA 720
 FITA 900
 FITA Standard
 Full FITA
 Long Metric
 Portsmouth
 Double Portsmouth
 York/Hereford/Bristols


Judges Confirmation and Expense Form

The Judges Confirmation and Expense Form was designed following comments made by a number of judges, who have had to approach tournament organisers to seek re-imbursement for their various expenses, almost feeling that they have had to negotiate the matter or value of their expenses for the day. They have also not been sure of the arrangements being provided (or not provided) by the club for the judge's lunch.
The approach we're recommending is for the tournament organiser or club secretary to send the form to the judge well in advance of the event, and for the judge to return the confirmation of their attendance and expected expenses, such that these matters can be settled well before the day.
If you are responsible for organising such a tournament, or are the secretary of a club that runs such a tournament, we request that you use this form.
To prevent double booking of Judges, the Judges Confirmation and Expense Form includes a tear off slip to send to Karen Winsett, the Judges Liaison Officer, when the booking has been confirmed. The form can be downloaded as a Word document:
 Judges Confirmation and Expense Form (Word document)
Many thanks for your anticipated support.

YAA Secretary




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