2018 United Bowman Round – July 1st, 2018

 The United Bowmen of Philadelphia

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Founded 1828

The Oldest Archery Club in the United States

The Illinois Target Archery Association will be hosting its 7th Annual United Bowmen Round on Sunday July 1st, 2018.  This international “postal” tournament will be held at the Wheaton Rifle Club.  There will be a continuous line from 8:00am to 1:00pm.  Shoot a score any time in that period.  No national organization memberships are required for this event.  Previous records and results are over here.

The United Bowmen Round historically is one of the oldest archery tournament formats on record.  It consists of a total of 84 arrows, all shot at a distance of 80 yards.  Using the 122 cm FITA target face, it will use 9/7/5/3/1 for scoring rings.

This format was created by the United Bowmen of Philadelphia.  This event is part of a combined mail-in competition with a number of clubs and organizations, coordinated by the United Bowmen of Philadelphia.  This larger event stretches across the U.S. and into the U.K. as well.

The United Bowmen have graciously given us permission to make commemorative pins for participants in this event.

The ITAA will compile results for compound, recurve, and traditional longbow/barebow.  The top four scores in each shooting category will be submitted to represent the ITAA in this international year-long event.

Participants will receive a special ITAA / United Bowmen of Philadelphia pin.

The day promises to be a lot of fun.  Many of the participants in the past have donned the traditional “whites” to capture the spirit of this historical round.  Some archers increase the challenge by using their traditional bows just for this event.  80 yards with a sight is a challenge.  80 yards with a longbow is a real talent!

There is no need to pre-register for this walk-in event.   There is a $15 shooting fee.