Indoor Championship, the biggest in a decade!
ASAA Indoor Championship was a success in many ways with the ASAA and
ERAU very willing to work together for future tournaments.
ERAU Golden Eagle
Archery led by club leader, Tina Blake hosted what is likely the
largest ASAA Indoor Championship in over a decade. 70 registered to
the easy on the legs and feet flooring, nice lighting, pleasant
acoustics and ample archer and spectator seating and space. The
space was a little chilly in the morning, but soon warmed up once the
archers began practicing.
participant numbers were strong with 12 from Dine College, 6 from ASU,
4 from ERAU, and one from the U of A, 23 total. One ASU archer shot
two robin hoods on Day 1.
The State Indoor
Championship was covered by the Prescott Daily Courier and the ERAU
press. Some spectators came out on Sunday after reading about the
event in the morning paper.
The event created a
good buzz on campus the following week and acted as a catalyst to jump
start the Golden Eagle Archery Clubs spring efforts.
brought Arizona High School students to the ERAU Prescott campus and
introduced them to the campus and program.
Out of town archers
occupied approximately 50 hotel room nights and shopped and dined in
Prescott, spending $7,500 to $10,000 during the two day event.
No problems thanks to
conscientious Tournament Director efforts and ASAA Tournament
Oversight quality control.
Archers came from the NE Arizona, Phoenix and Tucson areas. All
reported that the drive time was easy. Fain Rd. and 89A provide an
almost direct access to ERAU.
Saturday morning lines ran on time with most of the archers local or
having spent the night in Prescott. The Saturday PM line was plagued
with traffic issues on the way to an unfamiliar venue that delayed the
archers arrival to the range. The tournament was able to work in
practice for all, including some during the announcements. Scoring
began only 10 minutes behind schedule. There was only one equipment
failure on Saturday.
evening, the archers had a variety of dining choices including, major
chains, fast food and the many very down town Prescott eateries. Many
hit the grocery stores for provision for the next day. (This reporter
heard good reports about the
Antelope Hills Inn,
Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express)
very smoothly with the archers familiar with the area and event set up.
The tournament preparation paid off. No equipment failures. Some very
nice scores were recorded, another testament to the great venue and
preparation by the archers and tournament staff. At days end the
officials and spectators took down the tournament targets, chairs and
equipment in less than ˝ hours and made all ready for transport to
great to have 5 NAA judges willing to serve.
were invited to compete at the 2006 ASAA State Indoor Championship so
long as they comply with the NAA and FITA rules. Only NAA members
residing in AZ are eligible for State Championship awards. By
agreement NAA and NFAA member may compete in each others National
FITA 1, 18 Meters, Star Fita.
round session per day.
Whitetail targets and stands with 32” of lane space per archer.
in four rows of seating
set up tables against the back wall
NAA members $40, Guests, $45
Compound, Recurve, Barebow, JOAD, Senior, Collegiate, and Master 50, 60
and 70 offered.
AM and PM
Check in, ˝
Practice 6 to 7 ends, 45 to 50 minutes
Announcements 10 to 15 minutes
scoring including a break at mid round.
hours long per session on checking day
4 hour long
session on the second day.
Provide open practice
on Friday night (or a qualifier?)
As the shoots attract
more and more attention from the media, TDs must issue media
instruction and credentials so that the tournament is not effected by
Consider a 25 meter,
600 round opportunity
sheets for spectators.
Provide a “give
archery a try” area to give the public a chance to try shooting a bow
Provide lunch sales.
Once the schedule is
published, always refer back to it. Never republish times to avoid
scoring crew, ERAU Golden Eagles Archery
Director: Tina Blake, ERAU
Sat AM, DOS
Bob Pian, Judge Ed Votruba, alt, Rocky Repp
Sat PM, DOS
Ed Votruba, Judge Nic Panawa
Sun AM, DOS
Ed Votruba, Judge Greg Redhouse
DOS Nic Panawa, Judge Bob Pian, alt, Rocky Repp
Tournament support, Janice Price, Alan Huff and Bob Pian
Sunday January 8th
Pick up Equipment from
Friday January 27th
3 to 6 PM Set up at
ERAU Eagle Gym
6 to 8 PM Un official
Saturday January 28th
8 AM Open doors
8:30 Check in,
9 to 9:45 Official
practice, 6 ends
9:45 to 10 AM
10 to 11:25 1st
11:25 to 11:30 Break
11:35 AM to 12:55 PM 2nd
1:30 PM Check in,
2 to 2:45 Official
practice, 6 ends
2:45 to 3 PM
3 to 4:35 1st
4:35 to 4:48 Break
4:48 to 6:12 PM 2nd
Sunday January 29th
8:30 AM Late checkin
9 to 9:50 Official
practice, 7 ends
9:50 to 10 AM
10 to 11:25 1st
11:30 to 11:40 Break
11:40 AM to 1:09 PM 1st
1 PM Late checkin
1:30 to 2:20 Official
practice, 7 ends
2:20 to 2:30 PM
2:30 to 3:50 1st
4:35 to 4:50 Break
4:02 to 5:20 PM 2nd
Volunteer take down
5:20 to 6:00 PM