Event Information can be found on the Corner Archery website, weblink below.
Fun was had by all. Team Rounds and Head to Head Elimination rounds are always an archer favorite. This year had many combined age classes, which made for interesting matches.
To end on a high note, we finished up with awards and made it out of there just as it started to rain on Sunday afternoon.
The results can be found here – Qualification Round – Recurve Combined 30m Elimination Round – Recurve Combined 50m Elimination Round – Compound Combined 30m Elimination Round – Compound Combined 50m Elimination Round
5th Annual Copper Classic, November 2015.
This tournament was originally designed to teach young archers the ropes of head to head competition. It since has evolved into a tournament that not only introduces new archers to this type of competition, it also brings together archers from all different archery disciplines, USA, ASA and NFAA. Many archers, who usually focus on shooting 3D, crossed over to enjoy this head to head shoot out. All competitors were eager to see how they stacked up against others they might face in Vegas.
On Saturday youth archers competed in USA divisions Bowman to Cadet, with Sunday reserved for Junior’s to Masters. On Saturday I witnessed a few new archers starting to understand the idea of “The only arrow that matters is the one on your bow right now!” Even though you are down 4 set points to 0, you still have a chance to win, if you focus on just that ONE arrow. The nice thing about set points vs. cumulative points is one bad arrow won’t ruin the entire match.
The First part of each day consisted of a 300 ranking round. The archers were then divided into flights of 8 to compete in head to head matches. The flights were determined by ranking round scores, regardless of age, bow, or gender. This was an excellent opportunity to truly see archers compete based only on ability.
With the new “Inner Ten” for Compound rule change, competition was evened out. On both days recurve archers made it into the Top Copper Flight. Saturday’s overall 2015 Copper Classic Champion was Jeremy Corridori. Sunday’s overall 2015 Copper Classic Champion was Nathan Yamaguchi, one of Arizona’s Resident Athletes from the Chula Vista Olympic training center. The clubs own Chris Escarsega was top qualifying archer for Sunday, and Jeremy Corridori was top qualifying archer for Saturday.
The 900 round tournaments hosted by Papago Archery Association (PAA) are the perfect “first time” outdoor tournament for archers of all ages, especially the youth, and fun shoots for any archer that enjoys a little friendly competition.
December 12th, 2015 (Saturday)
Check in: 8:30 am
(Onsite registration will NOT be accepted)
Official Practice (minimum 2 ends): 9:00 am
First Round will begin after official practice.
Papago Park Archery Range
6201 E Oak Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
$30 for Senior & Master Divisions
$25 for all Youth Divisions (Bowman through Junior)
$50 Late registration fee for all divisions (After December 5th, 2015)
900 Round on 122cm target faces* – Archers will shoot three (3) rounds at three (3) different distances. Each round will be 30 arrows (5 ends of 6 arrows). There will be a break between the middle and short distances.
*Bales with only compound archers (Division Cub-Master) will use (2) 122 cm five ring center spot target faces. Lanes will be identified when tentative lane assignments are posted.
Divisions & Distances:
Barebow or Genesis, Recurve Bow, Compound Bow
Master, Senior & Junior 60/50/40M
*All archers are allowed to shoot up in a higher division if desired.
USAA rules apply. Equipment and Arrow size limitations per USAA Rules and Regulations. Please see link below for more details.
The 2015 Iron Archer is set to take place on December 5 – 6. Sign up fast, the tournament is a perenial favorite.
Over thirty archers from ages 9 to 80+ came to Usery Mountain Regional Park to contest the 2015 FITA Field State Championships. The archers had to contend with the elements for two days. The first day they were greeted with strong breezes that did not taper off until noon. The temperature rose to 80 degrees and the breezes were welcomed as there was hardly a cloud in the sky. The rugged hills of Usery Mountains’ Five Star field range provided the archers with many challenging and fun shots from towers, and rocks, uphill and downhill, across deep cervices that have been carved into the rocks, from distances as close as five meters to as long as 60 meters.
The second day was cooler as the clouds rolled in and provided pleasant shade and breezes were just enough to cool everyone. The archers shoot from known distances, and the distances are longer. Any archer who exceeds or matches their first day score is having a tremendous tournament. Most archers will have a lower second day score due to the longer distances.
Special thanks to the following volunteers, whose help made this tournament possible: Brad Cress, Charles Winder, Tom Huteson, Dennis Mowery, Jackie Levario, Tony Certo, and Sam Lopez.
Director of Shooting: Richard Doria.
The 2015 results are the following:
|Male Cub Bare Bow||Day 1||Day 2||Total|
|Male Senior Bare Bow|
|Male Master 50+ Bare Bow|
|Male Master 70+ Bare Bow|
|Male Master 60+ Long Bow|
|Male Bowman Olympic Recurve|
|Male Cadet Olympic Recurve|
|Female Cadet Olympic Recurve|
|Male Senior Olympic Recurve|
|Male Master 50+ Olympic Recurve|
|Female Bowman Compound|
|Male Bowman Compound ( 9 Yrs )|
|Male Bowman Compound|
|Male Cub Compound|
|Male Cadet Compound|
|Male Senior Compound|
|Male Master 50+ Compound|
|Male Master 60+ Compound|
|Male Master 70+ Compound|
|Male Master 60+ Bare Bow
Guest from California
Big Changes made to the Event.
- Copper Classic is now Inner 10 for compound, Outer 10 for recurve.
- There is NO Cut, all competitor who compete in the ranking rounds will be allowed to stay and shoot in the head to head competition.
On November 7 & 8 Arizona Archery Club is hosting the Copper Classic. November 7th is for Youth, November 8th is for Adults.
Here is a link of the event flyer – 2015 Copper Classic Flyer
Online Registration can found here – Online Registration Link
On November 14 & 15, Desert Sky Archers is hosting the 2015 Desert Classic Outdoor. This is a 72 arrow qualifier, followed by Olympics Rounds. There is also an Optional Team round.
Tournament information can be found here – Tournament Info
Online Tournament Registration can be found here – Online Registration Link