Venue: Mylor Oval
Time: 1.00 pm
New Rules (adopted 13 June, 2019)
Master, Veteran & VeteranPlus shall be eligible to enter. A choice of WA 60/900 (Canberra) or Short Canberra rounds will be offered.
Archer's final results shall be determined by converting their score to a rating and subtracting the outdoor handicap as determined by The Archer's Diary at the close of entries in the following categories:
- male recurve (includes barebow recurve & longbow)
- male compound (includes barebow compound, bowhunter & Target Crossbow)
- female recurve (includes barebow recurve & longbow)
- female compound (includes barebow compound, bowhunter & Target Crossbow)
Entries open: 1 September
Trophy for 1st place and ARCHERY SA medals for the minor placegetters (in accordance with the Policy) in each of the four categories. The results will also display the off-the-bow standings based on the various standard categories (Division+Class), for interest and so that records (if any) can be acknowledged; no prizes/medals shall attach.
History of the ARCHERY SA AJ Barter 50Plus Tournament
The Archery Society of SA Veterans' Tournament was first held on Sunday, 14 May, 1989 (on Mothers' Day) at Adelaide Archery Club.
The second tournament was held in tandem with the ASSA Tyro Tournament on 6 May, 1990 at Regency Park College of TAFE (the then home of ASSA) as a way of capitalising on the numbers and to introduce new archers to those who are more experienced (and vice versa).
In 1991, the event was re-named in honour of long-time stalwart of archery in SA, Alex J Barter, OAM (see the Hall-of-Fame page) as the ARCHERY SA AJ Barter Veterans' Tournament. One of Alex's requests, as a condition of agreeing to the naming of the event, was that it never be called a "Memorial" Tournament.
Alex was keen to see older archers able to compete on a generally level playing field, with the event's winners being decided via a handicap process.
The event continued to be held at Regency Park until 1993. In 1994, with the Regency Park venue no longer available, the event returned to Adelaide Archery Club until 2008.
With ARCHERY SA having a home ground at St Ignatius' College, Athelstone, as well as not wishing to continue to impact on Adelaide AC's members' ability to shoot on their grounds, the event moved to Athelstone in 2009. Adelaide AC offered to continue to host the event.
However, that was the only year it was held at Athelstone.
An offer by Southern Vales AC to host the event in 2010, on condition it be held at its Club's grounds at Morphett Vale, was accepted by ARCHERY SA and the event was conducted there until 2016.
In 2017, with the relocation of ARCHERY SA to a potentially permanent venue at Mylor Oval, the decision was taken that its events, as much as possible be held there. The ARCHERY SA Tyro Tournament & AJ Barter Veterans' Tournament have been held there since 2017.
In 2019, the AJ Barter Veterans' Tournament was re-named the ARCHERY SA AJ Barter 50Plus Tournament, to better reflect the range of ages that can participate.