15 JOADs and 15
Seniors / Masters competed in this registered STAR FITA.
This year’s format was
a FITA with the long distances shot on Saturday and the short distances
shot on Sunday followed by a 70m Olympic Round.
Weather on Saturday
was almost perfect with a high in the mid 80s and light breezes and a
few high gusts.
A tournament highlight
was the hot BBQ pork sandwich and hotdog lunch prepared by the Hunt
family for all archers and spectators, as part of the event.
Pineapple Archery provided all the beverages! Chips and cookies
completed the lunch. AZJOAD asked for lunch volunteers and without
hesitation, the Hunts, Burkharts/Magnock and Pineapple Archery jumped
all over it.
Thank them when you
see them. Many archers donated to help defray the cost. Thank You!
served up the complimentary lunch to archers and spectators alike.
Excellent planning allowed all to be served with no waiting line.
A highlight of the
45-minute lunch break was a water balloon slingshot-launching event.
Loads of fun as many of the kids acted as welcome targets in hopes of
getting drenched. (It was hot)
This year’s volunteers
and staff included:
Director of Shooting
Scorecards, Music, Website, Trophies and OR
Nancy Myrick: Bob
Pian and Alan Huff, Olympic Round medal match Judges
spectators alike helped with set up, scoring, moving and take down.
Many first timers to
the JOAD Outdoor Championship competed, which was great to see. It was
nice to see so many shooting at the yeoman distance. Precision
Shooters JOAD, Papago JOAD, and AZJOAD were
contrast was to see a six year old Yeoman and a 76+ Master competing
side by side.
Sunday was much of the
same, but 10 degrees warmer.
The lunch was very
welcome at the half way mark along with another water balloon session
where more "targets" volunteered to catch the balloons.
At the end of the FITA,
each archer had given it their all.
Each and every
competitor took home a customized Championship award plaque, another
great thing to see.
OR seeding matches,
semi-finals matches and Medal rounds matches were held Sunday afternoon
as part of the event utilizing alternating 40 second arrows per FITA.
Many JOADs training
hard for the 2004 Jr. World Team Trials gained valuable experience in
the Medal round.
Championship with many first timers.
Food and Fun
JOADs, Seniors and
hosted by Arizona JOAD Association
In recent years, JOAD
parents have organized many tournaments.
are eager to help others host tournaments.
Please ask anyone of
the tournament team how you can get involved.