Papago Archery Association was pleased to be a part of the Inaugural AZ State Master’s Outdoor Championships this year. With the introduction of the Master’s USAT division this year by USA Archery, the AZ State Association wanted to facilitate a competition for our Master’s archers that would provide a multi distance format. The Papago 900 was the perfect fit and we were thrilled to host the Championships this year.
There were 24 registered archers for the tournament and 23 that competed on April 22nd, 2017. Archers arrived at the range in the morning to complete equipment inspection and set up for the first round distance of 60 meters. We were able to run a single shooting line with 2 archers per bale that kept the pace of the tournament running swiftly.
After each round, the field crew completed a reset to bring the bales closer by 10 meters, for a total of 3 distances (60/50/40 meters). The archers opted to have short breaks between the distances, as opposed to break for lunch. As a result, the competition completed around 11:30 am and was immediately followed by awards.
We want to thank all of the seasoned archers that took the time out of their weekend to participate in the event and keep things moving so smoothly throughout the shoot. Thank you to the Papago club members that volunteered to set up the field and to the spectators that stopped by to support the sport of archery. We couldn’t host these events without everyone that participated!
Papago Archery Association
USA Archery AZ
Tournament Director: Kelsey Lard
DOS: Kevin Ikegami
Judge: Kristy Wapniarski
Archer’s Agent & Field Assistant: Scott Sefranka
To view our photo gallery of the archers, please click below.
2017 Arizona State Master’s Outdoor Championships
April 22nd, 2017
Papago Archery Range
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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.
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.
Camo Bows ARE ALLOWED
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
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED