NORTH REGION FITA FIELD
CHICAGO BOW HUNTERS
May 14th, 2020
This year’s North Region FITA Field is canceled.
Year after year I look forward to helping to host and shooting the North Region FITA Field on the first weekend in May. As our lives have been upset by pandemic, we tried to push back the event with a hope an improving situation would allow us to compete. Sadly, Illinois has yet to reach benchmarks which would allow gathering as a group, providing the hospitality we enjoy giving and doing all the things necessary to put on an event.
We know all sports are pushing their event calendars as far back in the schedule as is practical. Archery is doing the same. We hope and expect to put on a first class tournament next year. We hope to see all of you on the shooting line when things are allowed to open.
May 15 Business note: Refunds will be issued and they should show up on your cards in a few days. –Tony
The new date for the event is June 6th & 7th. If this weekend becomes unusable, the event will be cancelled/skipped for this year, unfortunately.
In the case that the even is cancelled, or in the event that you personally cannot attend on that weekend, your money will be fully refunded.
We realize this will conflict with other scheduled events both inside and outside of archery, but this year that will be impossible to avoid. We won’t take it personally if this event doesn’t reach the top priority on your calendar. We’ll look forward to seeing you next year!
The Chicago Bow Hunters Archery Club is pleased to host the 2020 North Region FITA Field Tournament.
The USA Archery Northern Region is the collection of northern/midwestern states — IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI. This tournament crowns the annual World Archery-format field archery champion for all of them.
Shooting stakes will be set for all bow styles and age divisions that comply with USA Archery and World Archery (née FITA) Field guidelines. If you are unfamiliar with the FITA Field archery format, here is a quick FAQ on what it is.
It is a two day event. on each day there are 24 different targets. You shoot 3 arrows at each target. So, 72 arrows on day 1 followed by 72 arrows on day 2, for a total of 144 arrows. Your shooting positions will be challenging, uneven, and possibly located in a shallow river.
As with all field archery courses, the course may not be suitable for all para athletes.
Distances are unmarked on the first day. Distances are marked on the second day. To be eligible for medals, you must shoot both days.
Compound (Cadet and older): 10M-60M
Recurve (Junior and older): 10M-60M
Barebow (Junior and older): 5M-50M
All younger age divisions: 5M-30M
Registration is now open below.
Pre-registration and Tournament Fee: Pre-registration is required. You can register below. The tournament capacity is 96 shooters (4 at each target).
Tournament Fee: The tournament fee is $40 for the two days. As a family discount, only the first two archers in each family will be charged the full fee. Each additional archer pays only $7.00 each.
Schedule: Friday evening. CBH practice ranges will be open from 5:00-8:00 PM.
Make sure to bring your USAA or NFAA membership card to check-in.
Saturday morning. Tournament check-in will be from 8:00-9:15 AM. Practice ranges will be open from 8:00-9:25 AM. At 9:30 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 10:00 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. Announcements will be at 8:30 AM. Scoring will begin at 9:00 AM following a shotgun start.
Location: Chicago Bow Hunters (Location Notes) is located in a residential neighborhood. It is at 320 Charlestown Drive, Bolingbrook, Il 60440. From Boughton Rd, Exit off of I-355, head west four stop lights. Turn right on Pinecrest and go to one stop sign. Turn left on Charlestown and go a few blocks. From the street you will see a gated driveway on the right.
Accommodations: The kitchen at Chicago Bow Hunters will be in full swing. There will be some small breakfast items available for purchase. A complimentary all-you-can-eat lunch buffet will be available for $5.
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: Gabe Querol at qflite
Because of the anticipated size of the tournament, we would like to limit the number of non-shooters on the field. For each Bowman and Cub archer, only one parent or chaperone is allowed on the course with their group.
World Archery rules disallow multiple sight pins during the unmarked rounds of a field shoot (Saturday’s format). Please remove additional pins before Saturday’s equipment inspection.
Online payment is below the registration
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(You do need to pay and also register. Registration is the form above. Payment is the button below.)
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Folks already registered:
We’ll hold your spot in line, even if we’re not checking payments every day.