The annual Halloween Shoot this past weekend, at the Papago Archery Range, was a big success. There were 65 archers shooting, having fun and competing. Several archers and spectators arrived in costume to show off their holiday spirit and the range had some spooky & fun decorations to add to the festivities.
Thanks to the recent range improvements that were completed, the archers were able to tolerate the unseasonably warm temperatures by shooting in the shade! The new canopy was a hit and enjoyed by all of the archers, while at the shooting line and during the breaks.
We started the tournament off with the national anthem, thanks to the use of a new PA system that also allowed us to have an audible timer system. The archers had music to listen to and we were able to provide announcements that everyone could hear. The shoot ran extra smooth thanks to these new enhancements.
Our top archers for the day were all from compound divisions ranging between Cadet to Master 60 Men. Tom Pollei finished the day only 25 points down with an 875! Cadet archer, Sean Kerby, was not far behind with an 870 and Larry Butterfield shot a whopping 869 in the Masters 60 division. Nice shooting guys!
Our Recurve Senior Men division was the largest division of the day and had the highest recurve score of the tournament with an 838 shot by Kevin Hubbard! Cadet archer, Zoey Wapniarski, shot the 2nd highest score of 792 and John McCurry in our Masters 60 division finished with a 781. We had some amazing recurve shooters competing this weekend.
Although many of our barebow archers didn’t have competitors in their individual division, they all did a great job competing against their personal bests. Our very own, Ron Shinn, topped the Barebow charts with a 633 in the Masters 60 division. Bowman archer, Cullen Bing, shot a 628 and Melody Richards rounded out the top three with a 462. Way to shoot straight!
We want to give a shout out to all of the clubs that take the time to help promote our events to their members, encourage their new archers to try out some friendly competition and help us provide the opportunity to teach new archers how a tournament works. We enjoy hosting these tournaments for the archery community. Without the archers, spectators, coaches & volunteers – it wouldn’t be possible.
Thank you, thank you to all of our volunteers on the field crew (Lester Chin, Jocelyn Horton, Dennis Mowery, Ron Shinn, David Smith, Chris Mussman, Zoey Wapniarski, and Nick Wapniarski) for coming out early and getting things set up, in the dark! Thank you to our concession stand volunteers – Melanie Mandelin, Mary Kirchmann, Jennifer Hjerpe, Willow & Macey – for making it possible for PAA to offer cold beverages & snacks to the archers & spectators. Thank you to our judge, Chris Amundson, for guiding the new archers, keeping everyone safe & all of your help throughout the day. Last, but not least, A BIG thank you to our tournament coordinators & directors (Kevin Ikegami, Kristy Wapniarski and Kelsey Lard) that bring it all together and make these events possible for us to host.
A complete list of the archer’s scores from the tournament can be found here in the FINAL RESULTS.
Don’t forget to join us next month at our Arctic Challenge on December 10th, 2016. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY
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.
HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST
Archers & spectators are encouraged to participate in the holiday spirit by dressing up in appropriate & ‘safe to shoot in’ costumes or other Halloween themed attire. Voting & winners will be announced at the end of the tournament.
**Please do not wear anything that will interfere with shooting or hinder other archers at the line. Safety will still be the priority for the shoot.**
REGISTERED ARCHERS (to sort by division, click on column header)
TENTATIVE LANE ASSIGNMENTS (Updated 10/26/16)
FINAL RESULTS (Updated 10/31/2016)
October 29th, 2016 (Saturday)
Check in & Equipment Inspection: 7:30 am
(Onsite registration will NOT be accepted)
Official Practice (minimum 2 ends): 8:00 am
First Round will begin after official practice.
$35 for Senior & Master Divisions
$30 for all Youth Divisions (Yeoman through Junior)
Papago Park Archery Range
6201 E Oak Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
The new shade canopy will be installed and ready to use by the archers & limited spectators. Limited 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* – 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 Bowman-Master) 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.
Master, Senior & Junior 60/50/40 Meters
Cadet 50/40/30 Meters
Cub 40/30/20 Meters
Bowman 30/25/20 Meters
Yeoman 20/15/10 Meters
Barebow or Genesis, Recurve Bow, Compound Bow
“Senior”, (any age)
“Masters 50+”, (Born in or before 1966)
“Masters 60+”, (Born in or before 1956)
“Masters 70+”(Born in or before 1946)
“Junior” through the calendar year of their 20th birthday
“Cadet” through the calendar year of their 17th birthday
“Cub” through the calendar year of their 14th birthday
“Bowman” through the calendar year of their 12th birthday
“Yeoman” through the calendar year of their 10th birthday
*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.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT
Questions? Contact Kristy Wapniarski