NORTH REGION FITA FIELD
MAY 4 & 5 2019
CHICAGO BOW HUNTERS
For folks looking for more information on the World Archery Arrowhead Badge awards Tony mentioned, here are the relevant links:
- The score thresholds for earning the badges are here in the World Archery Rulebook.
- A description of the World Archery Performance Award program is here on the ITAA web site.
- Requesting the badges is done through our national governing body, so here is the request form on USAA’s web site. (It looks like they didn’t add a spot for the Field Archery Arrowhead badges, so you’ll likely just have to pencil one in when you request them.)
The Chicago Bow Hunters Archery Club is pleased to host the 2019 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.