2013 Northern Region FITA Field Championship (June 15-16, 2013)

FITA Field Target
FITA Field Target


JUNE 15 & 16, 2013



The Chicago Bow Hunters Archery Club is pleased to host the 2013 North Region FITA Field Tournament.  This year’s tournament will be a sanctioned “STAR FITA” event.  Shooting stakes will be set for all bow styles and age divisions that comply with USA Archery and FITA guidelines.


Results are here!

2013 FITA Field Final Results


The 2013 North Region FITA Field was held at Chicago Bow Hunters in Bolingbrook, IL on June 15 and 16. The event was another success with 40+ shooters enjoying a weekend in the woods, filled with challenging shots. This year’s version of the event featured many novice shooters. These young shooters got to experience this fun style of shooting for the first time, with distances designed to enhance the experience.


The weekend started rainy but things cleared up midday Saturday and the field had an excellent weekend of shooting. The running joke was that the weather cleared after Caz Brewer slipped and fell into a kneeling prayer position. Thanks Caz!


Bryan Lovely, from Indiana led all shooters with a fine 769. Nancy Zorn posted a 732, which was top female score.


There were several divisions, which had keen competition.


Cub recurve shooter, Sam Burke shone brightly and streaked to a victory, while Cadet recurver Tim Winfrey led his group. In the Junior Female Recurve divison, Raquel Navarro edged Nicole Stockton. In Junior Compound, Rorik Markley hung on to beat a hard charging Ryan Hasler. Local Senior Recurve rivals, Dennis Timpanaro and Tony Kaap, battled against one another, with Dennis prevailing.  In Master 50+ compound, Vernon Coop’s strong shooting carried him by Mark Jones. The most hotly contested division, Master 50+ recurve, had Jerry Roessler nipping Gabe Querol by a point.


A special thanks goes to the CBH board of directors and membership, who have supported FITA Field for 4 years and counting.







Pre-registration and Tournament Fee: 

Pre-registration is required.  Online information is available at two sites:  www.chicagobowhunters.com and www.illinoistargetarchery.org  Registration is below.   The tournament fee is $40.00 for the two days.

FRIDAY evening:  CBH practice ranges will be open from 5:00 -8:00 PM.

SATURDAY morning:  Tournament check-in will be from 9:00 AM until 10:15 AM.  Practice ranges will be open from 9:00-10:25 AM.  At 10:30 AM, all participants will meet at the CBH clubhouse for last minute instructions.  After this meeting, participants will move onto the course to their first target assignment for a “shot-gun” start.  Scoring will begin at 11:00 AM.

SUNDAY morning:  Be sure to check in prior to 8:30 AM.  The CBH practice range will be open from 7:00-8:25 AM.  Again, a meeting will be held for last minute announcements at 8:30 AM.  Scoring will begin at 9:00 AM following a “shot-gun” start.
Chicago Bow Hunters is located in a residential neighborhood.  It is at 320 Charlestown Drive, Bolingbrook, Il  60440.  From the Boughton Rd exit off of I-355, head west four stop lights.  Turn right on Pinecrest and go one stop sign.  Turn left on Charlestown and go a few blocks.  From the street, all you will see of CBH is a gated driveway on the right, so be looking for it. From Rt. 53, turn right onto Boughton.  You will be heading east about a mile.  Turn left onto Pinecrest, then left onto Charlestown.  Additional information is available at the CBH website.
Accommodations:  The kitchen at Chicago Bow Hunters will be in full swing.  Breakfast items such as muffins, breakfast sandwiches, coffee and juice will be available.  Lunch items offered will be hamburgers, brats, Italian beef, potato salad, coleslaw, chips, fruit, etc.  If you plan to purchase lunch at CBH, please let the kitchen staff know your selection in advance so your food is ready as you come off the course.  For vegetarian or other dietary concerns, please bring your own.  Refrigeration is of course available.
Area Hotels: There are hotels in the area for seven or eight national chains.  You should have no trouble finding a room online.
Awards:  Medals will be awarded for the first three placements in each division.

Additional Information:  Tom Havel at tbhavel@comcast.net


For those folks unfamiliar with FITA Field shoots, here is a handy primer about the competition format.