ILLINOIS TARGET ARCHERY ASSOCIATION
Summer Club Promotional Tournament
Sunday, June 28th, 2020
660 Multi-Distance Round
On June 28th, 2020, the ITAA is medicating the pandemic by injecting some archery back into the summer. This event is an opportunity for folks to stretch their strings, limber their limbs and fling some fletchings.
This event will have some significant differences to recognize the health and safety circumstances. There will be more space, fewer archers per bale, and other precautions. If you feel comfortable according your own personal health circumstances, come out and enjoy the day. If not, we’ll look forward to seeing you in the future as circumstances improve.
While we cannot host a large event, the board decided that we would host an event in June.
Please be sure to read all the details for this event. The ITAA has very specific social distancing rules as well as limitations to the total number of people that will be able to be on the field to comply with the state and local recommendations. This shoot will also only be open to Cub aged shooters and older (folks born before 2008) based on the format as well as the fact that we cannot allow parents to be on or near the field. While we would love to accommodate all the archers, it is just not possible given the current situation.
We hope this will allow folks that have been waiting for an event a chance to get out and shoot. If you have questions or concerns, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event format is a fun modified format of 6 arrows at 10 scoring targets — going up in 5 meter increments for each target. The multi-distance format incorporates elements of field archery and classic target archery formats. You will get the standard 4 minutes per end to shoot your 6 arrows.
Everyone will start at 15 meters and go up to 50 meters.
Recurves and Compounds will will then shoot 55 meters and 60 meters.
Barebows and Longbows will then shoot 5 meters and 10 meters.
The X will be 11 points. So, this will be a 660 Round.
(11 possible points X 6 arrows X 10 targets) = 660 Round.
The distance progression will look like this:
- Recurves and Compounds
- 15m-> 20m-> 25m-> 30m-> 35m-> 40m-> 45m -> 50m -> 55m -> 60m
- Barebows and Longbows
- 15m-> 20m-> 25m-> 30m-> 35m -> 40m -> 45m -> 50m -> 10m -> 5m
The progression may seem counterintuitive, but it’s the right way to make the distance rotations fit on a real-world field of targets.
This event will be using 40cm, 80cm, and 122cm target faces:
- 5 meters – 40cm face
- 10 meters – 40cm face
- 15 meters – 40cm face
- 20 meters – 40cm face
- 25 meters – 40cm face
- 30 meters – 40cm face
- 35 meters – 80cm face
- 40 meters – 80cm face
- 45 meters – 80cm face
- 50 meters – 122cm face
- 55 meters – 122cm face
- 60 meters – 122cm face
40cm targets will be done with one high target face and one low target face for each archer. 3 arrows should be shot into the top, and 3 arrows should be shot into the bottom target face.
There is one practice target at 15 meters for all classes/divisions
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- Arrow size must be 23/64 inches or smaller in diameter.
- Compound bows have a draw weight limit of 60lbs.
- The USA Archery dress code will be enforced.
- Other standard USA Archery tournament rules will apply.
- Line times will be rolling format starting 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM – 2 archers per line time.
- Line times will be assigned during Registration.
USA Archery Age Categories (for 2020):
- If you were born in 2008 or more recently, you are a Bowman (Unfortunately, this event is not open to Bowman aged archers)
- If you were born in 2006 or 2007, you are a Cub
- If you were born in 2003, 2004 or 2005, you are a Cadet
- If you were born in 2000, 2001, or 2002, you are a Junior
- If you were born between 1971 and 1999, you are a Senior
- If you were born between 1961 and 1970, you are a Master 50+
- If you were born between 1951 and 1960, you are a Master 60+
- If you were born between 1941 and 1950, you are a Master 70+
IDPH COVID-19 Restrictions:
Due to the Illinois guidelines on social distancing the following range rules will be in place for this event:
- Archers will need to assemble their bows in the parking lot
- Archers must arrive to the staging area no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their line time
- Only two (2) archers per target
- Limited spectators will be allowed on the field
- No tables or chairs will be provided
- Archer or spectator tents are prohibited
- No food or water will be available
- Face masks required when not shooting
- Archers must pull their own arrows
- Hand sanitizer will be provided
- Archers Must Clean Hands after target is touched
- All archers will be required to sign a waiver (see Attachments on the Rcherz.com registration site.)
Questions and Answers:
Health and Safety:
- The write up says 2 archers per target, is that 1 archer at a time shooting? (so the AB line is 1 archer and the CD line is 1 archer)?
- On the shooting line will there be a 6 foot spacing between archers?
The safety of the archers is our top priority. We will not be allowing two archers to shoot side by side as that does not allow for social distancing. We are also spreading the targets out further than a standard tournament. We will most likely leave targets on the bales but replace them often and certainly before they become difficult to score. We also will have hand sanitizer on site and request that everyone use it between ends after pulling arrows and touching targets.
- I’m assuming that the target bales are set up at each distance and the archers move down the line from one to the next, correct?
- Do you move your target face with you or do they just stay put until too shot up to score?
The event fee is $25 payable by check or exact cash at the venue. No change will be available.