NORTH REGION FITA FIELD
May 6th-7th, 2023
CHICAGO BOW HUNTERS
The Chicago Bow Hunters Archery Club is pleased to host the 2023 North Region FITA Field Tournament.
What is it?
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 (link at the bottom of page).
Pre-registration and Tournament Fee: Pre-registration is required (use the link at the bottom). The tournament capacity is 96 shooters (4 at each target).
Tournament Fee: The tournament fee is $45 for the two days. Pay online when you register.
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.
Food is back! The grill will be fired up for lunch food throughout the tournament, usually with burgers, hot dogs, and sides.
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.
FITA Performance Awards:
Similarly to the indoor and outdoor target performance awards for target rounds, well-shot field rounds also qualify you for World Archery Arrowhead Award badges. So get your scorecard signed before you leave the event, and submit the form here to USA Archery.
Registration and payment will be done through the Google form below: