Dress Code Reminder

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Just a reminder of the tournament dress regulations. Please make sure you are familiar with the rules.

The following is an excerpt from the Archery GB rulebook, which can be found on www.archerygb.org

307. Dress Regulations

(a) Members of the Society shooting and officiating at tournaments granted UK or World Record Status by GNAS are required to wear the accepted dress of the society as detailed below.

(b) Ladies are required to wear a dress, skirt, trousers or shorts with a suitable top which is not strapless, nor beachwear.

(c) Gentlemen are required to wear trousers or shorts with long or short sleeved shirts.

(d) Footwear must enclose the feet and be worn at all times during the tournament.

(e) Colours

(i) The recognised dress of the Society is plain dark green or white. There is no objection to wearing green and white garments together. Minor piping on the garments is permitted.

(ii) A club, county, region, affiliated association or sponsoring archery retailer may register alternative shooting colours. For members of such a body or archers supported by such a sponsoring archery retailer to shoot at a record status tournament in their shooting colours, these colours must be registered with the Society at least one month before the end of the previous affiliation year. The process for registration of shooting colours is included in the Shooting Administrative Procedures.

(iii) Registered upper body garments shall consist of no more than four colours. A single colour may be registered for lower body garments to produce a uniform. If lower body garment colours are not registered then lower body garments in the Society’s recognised dress colours must be worn. Blue denim, olive drab and camouflage patterns are not acceptable as shooting colours.

(iv) The name and/or emblem of an archer’s club, county, region, national association/society, affiliated association or sponsoring archery retailer may be worn on upper body garments. 3- 8 April 2010

(v) Members of the Society who are officiating at a UK or World Record Status tournament shall not wear club, county or regional shooting colours if they are acting in the capacity of Chairman of Judges, Judge or Director of Shooting.

(vi) At National tournaments where there is a Home Nations’ team competition incorporated into the event, nominated members of the teams will be permitted to wear the dress of their Home Nation (i.e. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales), as approved by their organisation, throughout that tournament.

(vii) Archers who are members of other national associations or societies that are affiliated to FITA may wear the shooting uniform of their home country.

(viii) A member of the Society who has represented Great Britain as an archer at an international tournament may wear their international shooting uniform, as an alternative to the accepted dress detailed above, for the remainder of that season and the following one.

(ix) An archer who affiliates directly to GNAS may nominate one club whose shooting colours they may wear. In this case they will be required to show evidence from the club (preferably a letter from the Club Secretary) confirming that they are a member of that club and the club has granted them permission to compete in
those shooting colours.

(f) If the judge in charge of the tournament declares the weather inclement, waterproof clothing worn only during this time is not subject to these regulations, either for those members of the Society competing or officiating. However, waterproofs in the recognised dress of the Society or the registered shooting colours are recommended.

(g) Advertising material must not be carried or worn except in conformity with FITA rules.

(h) Any archer not conforming to the above regulations shall be required, by the Judge and Tournament Organiser, to leave the shooting line and will not be permitted to take part in the competition.


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