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Fall Barebow Shoot (Dart Archery)

Are you shooting barebow?  If so, join us for our barebow crew shoot taking place during the regular club practice on 9/9/2017. Shooting & scoring begins at 7:30am so make sure to arrive early for practice ends.

All Papago club members that shoot barebow are welcome to participate. There is no cost for this event.

The winner of the shoot will receive the traveling award and a new pin to add to their lanyard.

Distance: 18m
Target face: 80cm
3 arrows per end (turn)
2 archers per bale
Each archer begins with a score of 301. First archer to reach 0 (or closest to it by 10 ends) is the winner.

Arrows score in the following manner:

  • In the wedge: the amount posted on the outer ring.
  • The double ring (the outer, narrow ring): twice the amount posted on the outer ring.
  • The triple ring (the inner, narrow ring): three times the amount posted on the outer ring.
  • Bull’s eye (outer bull): twenty-five points.
  • Double bull’s eye (inner bull): fifty points.

If an arrow lands on a line between two sections,  the score of section in which the majority of the arrow lies is used.  If a majority cannot be determined, the higher score is used.  If an arrow is shot into the nock of a previous shot, the score of the previous arrow is used.

Each archer begins with 301 points and deducts the points earned from total score, each end.



Barebow Crew Quarterly Shoot

Calling ALL Papago Barebow archers!

Join the Barebow Crew (BBC) for their quarterly shoot on June 10th, during regular club practice hours.

Come play ’18 Holes of Golf’ with your fellow archers and try to achieve the lowest score!!

In this tournament we will be playing “GOLF”. We will be using 4 standard 122 cm target faces, the scoring will be different however. Each “golfer” will shoot one arrow at each “hole” for a total of 18 “holes”. The “golf balls” will score points in the following manor:

GOLD will represent a hole in one.

RED will score two strokes.

BLUE will score three strokes.

Black will score four strokes.

White will score five strokes

MISSING THE TARGET will score seven points.

There will also be “water hazard’s” and “sand traps” on each target. If your “ball” land’s in a hazard you score however many strokes for the color in which your “ball” lands plus one additional stroke for landing in the hazard. Lowest score win’s the tournament.

Targets will be placed at random distances and after everyone completes all four targets, scores and removes “balls”, The targets will be moved to new distances per decision of the people who are moving them.

2017 AZ State Master’s Championships



2017 Arizona State Master’s Outdoor Championships

April 22nd, 2017

Papago Archery Range

Star FITA Registered


Join Papago Archery Association and USA Archery AZ as we host the Inaugural AZ State Master’s Championships in 2017!


April 22nd, 2017 (Saturday)

Check in & Equipment Inspection: 7:30 am  

Official Practice (minimum 2 ends): 8:30 am
First Round will begin after official practice.

$50 for AZ State Master’s (early registration before April 12th, 2017)
$60 for non-resident Master’s (registered before April 12th, 2017)
$70 for late registration (Between April 12th – 15th, 2017)

Onsite registration will NOT be accepted. 50% refunds after April 15th, 2017. NO REFUNDS after April 20th, 2017.

Papago Park Archery Range
6201 E Oak Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Tables & benches are available on site. Please bring additional chairs and canopies as needed. There will be water provided for archers and a concession stand will be available for drink & snack purchases.

*Parking is provided in the paved parking area adjacent to the range and in the additional parking lot located to the NE. All vehicles must be parked in one of the designated parking areas. No parking is allowed on unpaved surfaces.
900 Round on 122cm target faces for Recurve & Barebow divisions* – 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 will use (2) 122 cm five ring center spot target faces. Lanes will be identified when tentative lane assignments are posted.

*Compound Para-VI archer will shoot at 30m on 60/80/122 cm target faces.

Three Distances:
60 Meters
50 Meters
40 Meters


Bow Type:
Barebow or Genesis, Recurve Bow, Compound Bow
“Masters 50+”, (Born in or before 1967)
“Masters 60+”, (Born in or before 1957)
“Masters 70+”(Born in or before 1947)


Current World Archery/USA Archery rules apply with exceptions noted below.

Arizona Tournament Rules and Procedures can be found here:



Dress Code: Dress code that went into effect January 1, 2017 applies.

USA Archery Dress Code Policy 

The USA Archery Dress Code Policy applies to the following individuals when in front of the Spectator Line at USA Archery Sanctioned Events: (a) Athletes, coaches, managers, credentialed media, team officials, tournament officials, and archer agents.

Must present a professional, athletic appearance while on the field. (Torn, ripped or badly faded clothing articles are not allowed.) Clothing may be of any color, except as noted below.
No camo or blue denim (jeans) may be worn at target events. Accessories such as trim on shirts, caps, quivers, armguards, footwear, etc., are permitted to be camo. At field events, denim may be worn but camo may not be worn.
Shorts, skorts and skirts must not be shorter than fingertip length while standing normally. Leggings (tight fitting/yoga-type stretch pants) may be worn with compliant shorts, skorts or skirts.
Men and women are required to wear upper garments covering the front and back of the body and covering the midriff when at full draw. Women’s upper garments shall have a minimum strap of 3″ or sleeves. Men’s upper garments shall have short or long sleeves.
Shoes must cover the entire foot. Sport/athletic shoes are recommended to all athletes and coaches during target events.
At no time will any athlete or coach wear any article bearing any image or language to be considered offensive to others.


Championship Eligibility: USA Archery Membership listing Arizona as your residence is REQUIRED for you to be eligible for awards.  Guest are welcome to shoot the 900 rounds on Saturday, no award given.

Membership to USA Archery is REQUIRED and CURRENT: temporary membership for the tournament can be found here.  Be prepared to show membership card if asked.



QUESTIONS: Tournament Director, Kelsey Lard



Bare Bow Crew – Spring Quarterly Shoot

The Bare Bow Crew will be meeting at the range for the Spring quarterly shoot.

Teams of 2 archers (determined by luck of the draw)
Each team will decide who shoots first.
Archers will shoot at balloons at 20/30/40 Meter distances.
Balloon sizes will increase as the distance increases.
3 arrows per end, 2 ends per distance.
1 arrow shot per archer at a time, while rotating with teammate.

Winner is determined by the team that pops the most balloons.

Winter Quarterly Shoot Winners:  Steve Carmack & Bella Kozak

**Members can meet for lunch after the completion of the shoot. Children of BBC members are welcome to join. Please RSVP to Ron Shinn via email.

NEW BAREBOW ARCHERS – The Bare Bow Crew (BBC) is open to all Papago Archery Club members that use choose this shooting discipline. There is no cost to join the BBC and all barebow archers are encouraged to participate in the quarterly shoots. Please feel free to participate in the fun or come and watch, meet other barebow archers and join us for lunch.


2017 AZ State Master’s Championships Registration OPEN

Papago and USA Archery AZ are excited to be hosting the Inaugural AZ State Master’s Championships in 2017. The event will be a 900 round with three distances and is a Star FITA registered event.
Registration has opened for this event.

Bare Bow Crew Fall Shoot

Bare Bow Crew members will meet at 9 am to shoot in their quarterly tournament.

30 arrows (5 ends, 6 arrows) on a 122 cm target face.
Each target will be at a different distance:
10 meters
15 meters
20 meters
25 meters
30 meters

All archers will start shooting at 10 meters, shooting 6 arrows
and then move to the next distance. Only arrows hitting the gold area
will score points, anything else will be considered as a miss.

Highest score wins!

2016 Bare Bow Crew Summer Shoot

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The Papago Bare Bow Crew (BBC) members came out this morning to participate in their quarterly fun shoot. BBC member, Tianna, designed the Super Hero Shoot using Hawkeye, Katniss, Robin Hood & Cupid as her inspiration. Each bale was themed according to the corresponding ‘super hero’ archer.

The archers had a great time building relationships while supporting their fellow archers and had a chance to shoot at glitter filled balloons, Mockingjay pins, arrow ‘tubes’ & with their eyes closed. We had 9 members participate and finished with 2 winners.

Congratulations to our top Bare Bow archers – Ron Shinn & Bella Kozak – on your high scores and accomplishments today!

photo credit: Steve Rogers