On January 8, 9 & 10th the AZ State Indoor was held at the Indoor Range at Ben Avery. There were 138 registered archers, and they all brought their A game. There were 48 State records broken during the event.
Congratulations to all the new State Champions.
Results can be found here – Results
Registration for the 2016 AZ Cup has opened up.
Information can be found on the AZ Cup webpage. Here is a link to the Web Page.
Thank you USA Archery Arizona Clubbers!
On January 2, 2016. Volunteers and JOAD youth cleaned up and organized our containers at Ben Avery FITA Range.
• Troy and Cody Johnson, Pineapple JOAD
• Tyler and Rick Bachman, DSA
• Devin and Brian Timsom, DSA
• Jeremy and Charles Corridori, Corner
• Travis and Jackie Laverio, Corner
• Bob Pian, AZJOAD
• Everything was removed from the 3-40’ and 1-20’ containers.
• Target butts, equipment and supplies were sorted and retired equipment discarded.
• All was put away
Container 1, 40’the former DSA container, north most container
• Often used tourney and shoot items.
Container 2, 40’ side door unit
• 54” Target butts.
Container 3, 40’ new unit, in the old trailer location
• 52” Target butts.
• Supplies that are not used often in back.
• More often used items in front.
Container 4, 20’ JOAD Container
• Construction and once a year use items, faces.
BASF operation trailer cleared of USA Archery AZ storage.
The day ended with Spencer, Susan and Steve Yee setting up for a club pin shoot.
A great way to start 2016…(Taken from Bob Pian, AZJOAD)
As another year comes to a close, indoor archery starts to heat up. The 2015 Iron Archer brought many of the AZ’s best archers out to compete. We even had several archers drive from Nevada and New Mexico.
Competition was tough this year. The archers all brought their A game. Qualifying was led by Eric Bennett, who set a World Record on his way to the Number 1 seed. Congratulations to all the Flight winners.
Iron Archer Webpage Link
Registration has now opened for the 2016 Arizona State JOAD Indoor. Compounds will compete on Saturday, Recurve will compete on Sunday. Please choose the proper session while registering.
Event Information can be found on the Corner Archery website, weblink below.
Registration Webpage Link
Live Scoring Link
Congratulations to all that have put in the hard work to make the 2016 USAT. Several of the 2016 team are local Arizona archers.
Here is a link to the USA Archery announcement – 2016 USAT Link
Desert Sky Archers are hosting the 2106 Arizona State Indoor Championship on January 8 – 10.
Information about the event can be found here – Info link
Registration can be found here – Registration Link
Live Scoring Results can be found here – Scoring Link
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
Congrats to Mike Cullumber for being elected to the USA Archery Board of Directors. Mike will be acting in the Judge Director position.
The story from USA Archery can be found here – Story link
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.
2015 Copper Classic Results