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2004 State Championship and Duel Trials





Its time to get ready for the…


2004 Arizona State Outdoor Championship tournament and 2004 Arizona Duel in the Desert Trials.  A chance to win a State Championship and make a State Regional competition team all at one tourney!


The AZ State Championship and AZ Duel Trials tournaments have been combined for 2004 and will take place October 2 and 3 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix.  The Star FITA Tournament is open to JOADs and all are encouraged to compete.   Here is the tournament registration form link: http://www.azarchery.com/forms/2004DuelTrials.pdf


Registration note:

You may register in one division for the State Championship and different divisions for the Duel Trials (Per ASAA Board policy 8-14-2004).  Let the Tournament Director, Mike Koistinen, know of your special registration needs.


The tournament is a “FITA” where 36 arrows are shot scored at each of four distances.

Each competitor shoots their two longest distances at a giant 122 cm target face and their two shortest distances on the still big 80 cm face.  Here is a listing of the JOAD division by birth year and distances shot.


2004 Yeoman, born in 1996 or later

Male and female distances, 15, 15, 10, 10 meters,

subject to Tournament Directors adjustment.


2004 Bowman, born in 1992, 1993, 1994 or 1995

Male and female distances, 30, 25, 25, 20 meters


2004 Cub, born in 1990 or 1991

Male and female distances, 50, 40, 30, 20 meters


2004 Cadet, born in 1988 or 1989

Male distances, 70, 60, 50, 30 meters

Female distances, 60, 50, 40, 30 meters


2004 Junior, born in 1986 or 1987

Male distances, 90, 70, 50, 30 meters

Female distances, 70, 60, 50, 30 meters


Junior division is eligible to tryout for the Arizona Duel in the Desert Team.

Junior division shoot the same distances as the Seniors.

A younger JOAD can always shoot up and compete in an older JOAD division or as a Senior.


The 2004 Arizona State Outdoor Championship determines the Arizona State Archery Association Outdoor Champion.  JOADs have a chance to compete in and possibly win a State Championship.  The tournament also determines the ASAA triple crown.  Balloting for selection for the State Toxophilite (Lover of Archery) and a portion of the ASAA Board will takes place.


The tournament is also the 2004 Arizona Duel in the Desert Trials which selects the Arizona Duel in the Desert Team.  The Duel Trials is “THE” chance to make an All Arizona team that will compete against California.  The 24 member AZ Duel in the Desert Team is consists of:

Senior Recurve, 6 males and 6 females

Senior Compound, 4 males and 4 females

Junior Division Recurve, 1 “boy” and 1 “girl”

Junior Division Compound, 1 “boy” and 1 “girl”

In 2003, six Arizona JOADs made the Arizona Duel, including two that were a part of the Senior team.  Arizona is the defending Women’s Team Champions. 


The 2004 Trials will attract Arizona’s best archers as they compete for the State Outdoor Championship.  Most Arizonans will be able to compete on the 2004 AZ Duel Team since the Duel will be held in Tucson this year.  Arizona hopes to capture the Mens, Womens and Overall Team Duel in the Desert Championship which has not been done in some time.  The Duel in the Desert will be held on October 24 and 25, 2004 at the Tucson PSE facility.  The Duel is an open tournament, archers are invited to compete in this Star FITA even if they are not a part of either team.  Registration form for the Duel will be available on the www.azarchery.com site as soon as it is available.  Check there often.


Don’t miss this chance to compete in two great tournaments in one! 


(In 2005, the ASAA Outdoor Championship will take place prior the Arizona Cup and the 2005 Duel Trials will continue to be in October.)