Before You Start Shooting
Once your archers begin arriving, and are preparing to shoot, these are the things you should ensure you do before the competition begins in ernest.
  • Get team captains to register on arrival, and check that the details of their teams are correct. It is highly likely that teams will change between e-mailing you and arrival on the day.
  • Get your medals from of the BUTTS Organiser, who will supply them for you.
  • Provide each University Club Captain with a contact number of someone in your club who will be available all day, in case of any queries or problems. Make sure you get a contact number for each club too, in case you have to contact them for any reason (such as time delays in presentation).
  • Before commencing shooting, do a quick safety talk to the all archers covering the following minimum details:
      • Location of fire exits.
      • Location of toilets.
      • Who is the Judge for the session.
      • Who is the Field Captain for the session.
      • Any rules that may be specific to your range (such as warnings of spectator areas etc…)
      • Get the archers to check their details on the score sheets before shooting, and that they understand the score sheet.
      • If you are running one of the early legs, you will need to run through a full safety talk including whistle commands, and fast calls, as most novices will never have shot in a competition before.
  • Give people a short gap ( ~5 minutes) between the safety talk and sighters to prepare themselves.
  • For smooth running of the day, attempt to get started as promptly as possible.
Would you like to be involved in the Mambo Open Source project? Join the Mambo Foundation or become a member of Team Mambo. Learn more by visiting Mambo-Foundation.org.