NORTH REGION FITA FIELD
May 1 & 2, 2021
CHICAGO BOW HUNTERS
We had a sunny and warm weekend to shoot our 2021 North Region FITA Field. The fact that a pleasant weekend was forecast might have been the reason that there was only one no show!! That’s unheard of for this event. There were 53 participants this year, which is about a third fewer shooters than 2019. Numbers wise it was a success as many people are still hesitant to participate in group activities. CBH volunteers have provided a food service in the past, which was not done this year.
We had shooters from 4 states. Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois, travel to shoot with us this year. We can’t thank our shooters enough for supporting CBH, The North Region and archery!
CBH presented itself quite well in terms of its facilities and range, as well as the quality of its shooters. Special award winners for being top shooters were, Leah Tharian, Ian Sondgeroth, Darlene Kossler, Emma Schaefer, Nazhruddin Macalandong, Alice Lee, Yash Mishra, Megan McDonough, Andrew Querol, Victor Valther, Nancy Zorn, Matt Anderson.
Volunteers are the backbone of this event and I wanted to take a moment to recognize them. Tom Havel has been a driving force in running this tournament. All the behind the scenes work is never seen. Jim and Megan McDonough, Tony Kaap, Kathleen Badon, Mark Wolverton, Andrew Querol, Randy Rutledge, Cheri Kirkpatrick, Steve and Aidan Datillo, Dennis Timpanaro, Heather Hodge, put their talents and time to work to present an event CBH and The North Region can be proud with which to be associated. If some of these names are familiar, it’s because these talented people are often working for the betterment of archery in our area, regardless of club affiliation.
2021 FITA Field results – PDF
|Name||Sex||Age||Bow Style||X||Score||Top Shooter||Notes|
|Leah Tharian||Female||Cadet||Barebow||6||449||Top Shooter|
|Ian Sondgeroth||Male||Cadet||Barebow||5||471||Top Shooter|
|Darlene Kossler||Female||Master 50+||Barebow||8||386||Top Shooter|
|Tom Havel||Male||Master 60+||Barebow||4||224|
|Victor Valther||Male||Master 70+||Barebow||11||465||Top Shooter|
|Steve Sodaro||Male||Master 70+||Barebow||3||322|
|Emma Schaefer||Female||Junior||Compound||52||742||Top Shooter|
|Nazhruddin Macalandong||Male||Junior||Compound||50||724||Top Shooter|
|Bruce Berkshire||Male||Master 50+||Compound||26||657|
|Jean-luc Hostachy||Male||Master 50+||Compound||35||698|
|Nancy Zorn||Female||Master 60+||Compound||24||642||Top Shooter|
|Damian Considine||Male||Master 60+||Compound||26||366||Sunday|
|William Stryjewski||Male||Master 60+||Compound||36||662|
|Randy Rutledge||Male||Master 70+||Compound||39||699|
|Matt Anderson||Male||Senior||Compound||73||784||Top Shooter|
|Veda gummadi||Female||Bowman||Olympic Recurve||14||592|
|Alper Han Yilmaz||Male||Bowman||Olympic Recurve||3||368|
|Grace Badon||Female||Cadet||Olympic Recurve||15||577|
|Ashton Probus||Male||Cadet||Olympic Recurve||22||606|
|Alice Lee||Female||Cub||Olympic Recurve||30||643||Top Shooter|
|Lydia Staubus||Female||Cub||Olympic Recurve||9||552|
|Yash Mishra||Male||Cub||Olympic Recurve||46||714||Top Shooter|
|Joey Gilmore||Male||Cub||Olympic Recurve||8||531|
|Lauren Matthews||Female||Junior||Olympic Recurve||1||149|
|Aidan Dattilo||Male||Junior||Olympic Recurve||7||451|
|Cheri Kirkpatrick||Female||Master 60+||Olympic Recurve||3||349|
|Gabe Querol||Male||Master 60+||Olympic Recurve||18||608|
|James Luther IV Shackelford||Male||Master 60+||Olympic Recurve||15||546|
|Mark Wolverton||Male||Master 60+||Olympic Recurve||2||329|
|Megan McDonough||Female||Senior||Olympic Recurve||21||626||Top Shooter|
|Erin Fleak||Female||Senior||Olympic Recurve||13||527|
|Heather Hodge||Female||Senior||Olympic Recurve||13||518|
|Andrew Querol||Male||Senior||Olympic Recurve||26||621||Top Shooter|
|Steve Dattilo||Male||Senior||Olympic Recurve||10||556|
|Jim McDonough||Male||Senior||Olympic Recurve||15||545|
|Tony Kaap||Male||Senior||Olympic Recurve||4||423|
|Mark Matthews||Male||Senior||Olympic Recurve||1||260|
|Dennis Timpanaro||Male||Senior||Olympic Recurve||9||300||Sunday|
The Chicago Bow Hunters Archery Club is pleased to host the 2021 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. Pay at the registration table at the event.
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.
COVID Accommodations: At the time of writing (March, 2021), the plan is to not have food provided. If this changes, we will update this note. We do recommend that you bring your own. It is a challenging day.
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.