2015 ILLINOIS TARGET ARCHERY ASSOCIATION
INDOOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Results are now posted:
On the weekends of Feb. 7th-8th & Feb. 14th-15th, the ITAA held its Indoor State Championships. These were hosted by Town Hall Archery in Belleville for the southern region and Kishwaukee Archers in Sycamore for the northern region. Our state championship format is an 18m 600 round and a 25m 600 round.
Like many places across the country, Illinois is seeing the rapid growth of archery. A few years ago, our event hosted 12 shooters. Between both sites and both events we had 150 participants this year shooting 229 scores. Participants ranged in age from 8 to 78 years old.
Clearly the most outstanding individual performance of the event was put in by John Demmer III. John’s barebow shooting was nothing short of amazing as he shot a 565 18m and 568 25m for an Aggregate of 1133. Every time John picked up a bow this weekend, he broke national records.
Not to be outdone were Kate Iodice, Gabe Querol, and Nathan Zimmerman, who also put in such great performances that we are submitting up to nine of this weekend’s scores for recognition as national records.
Thank you for participating in this year’s winter championship events, and congratulations to our new champions on your great performances!
EXTRA SYCAMORE SATURDAY LINE — see below for details
The ITAA is proud to hold this 2015 Indoor State Championship. This is one of the best chances to compete against shooters all across the whole state. Choose a venue and a date and show your stuff!
The format for the indoor event is an 18m 600 round and a 25m 600 round.
This is 60 arrows at a standard 4-color World Archery target (40cm for the 18m round, 60cm for the 25m round). Shooters can choose to shoot either or both of these. Awards are given for each event separately and for a combined aggregate champion in each category.
For the Southern Region:
- February 7-8th
- Town Hall Archery, Belleville, IL,
- Saturday: 18m 600 round, at 9:00 am or 1:00 pm
- Sunday: 25m 600 round at a 10:00 am time slot
For the Northern Region:
- February 13-15th
- Kishwaukee Archers, Sycamore, IL
- Saturday: 18m 600 round, at 8:00 am, Noon, 4:00 pm, with
FridaySaturday night as an overflow line
- There is now open a 7:15 pm line on Saturday night. This will be a single-line time slot (hosting 18 shooters) that will begin immediately when the 4pm line finishes.
- Sunday: 25m 600 round during a continuous shooting line from 7:00 am-Noon
Choose either venue. The scores will be combined together statewide. 18m State Champions will be announced at the end of February 14th. 25m State Champions will be announced at the end of February 15th.
- All age, gender, and bow style categories will comply with USA Archery guidelines.
- All compound competitors use the inner 10-Ring for scoring.
- PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. YOU CAN PRE-REGISTER BELOW.
- Medal awards will be presented to the first three places in each category on each shoot, and for 1st place on the combined aggregate event.
- TOURNAMENT FEE $20.00 each day
- Arrive 1 hour before your start time for equipment inspection.
- Arrow size must be 23/64 inches or smaller in diameter.
- The USA Archery dress code will be enforced.
- Out of state shooters are welcome and eligible for medals.
- For more information about what to expect at an ITAA event, read this helpful tournament primer.
- The shooting line for each time slot has a maximum of 36 spaces. After that, registration for that line will be closed.
- Sycamore/Kishwaukee has a small parking lot. Where possible carpooling is highly encouraged.
- Sycamore/Kishwaukee encourages parents and observers to bring their own camp/folding chairs. Their chairs run short some years and priority ought to go to the archers.
- A double-line 600 round takes around 3 hours to complete. With early arrival for check-in, shooting, and tear-down, plan on the Saturday 600 to require around 5 hours of time. The January JOAD rounds all took 3 hours and 15 minutes just for the shooting portion.
This year, the State Indoor Championship will be requiring one of the membership options for participation. This means either having an full or temporary USA Archery membership, or a full NFAA membership. Temporary memberships can be arranged on-site during check-in. Please be prepared to show your physical membership card at check-in.
All shooters will be eligible for medals regardless of registry method. Shooters submitting claims for national record scores are required to carry USA Archery membership.
USA Archery Age Categories:
If you were born in 2003 or more recently, you are a Bowman
If you were born in 2001 or 2002, you are a Cub
If you were born in 1998, 1999 or 2000, you are a Cadet
If you were born in 1995, 1996, or 1997, you are a Junior
If you were born between 1966 and 1994, you are a Senior
If you were born between 1956 and 1965, you are a Master 50+
If you were born between 1946 and 1955, you are a Master 60+
If you were born between 1936 and 1945, you are a Master 70+
The Sycamore 8AM, Noon, and 4PM lines are now full. We have opened a 7:15 PM line at Sycamore for Saturday night that can hold 18 participants. Additional registrations will be placed on the Wait List.
Note: When registering, check all of the boxes for the days/events you want in a single registration. For shooters participating in both events, your Sunday registration is noted in the “Sunday?” column.
Please include a ZIP code in your address. That helps us keep track of in-state and out-of-state residency.