Hosted by: Papago FITA Archers
Location: Precision High School, 3906 E Broadway Rd., Phoenix,
adults took part in record numbers at the 2009 Arizona JOAD
Indoor Championship. The tourney took place at Precision High
School in Phoenix. The venue was fantastic and included a
spectator’s balcony gallery which made for some great photos.
The gallery soon became the popular place to be. The venue
space was first rate with spectator bleachers, archer’s
seating and ample space for equipment and bow cases. Target
mats and stands were provided by Papago FITA Archers and Sun
Devil Archery at ASU. AAE Cavalier USA helped to sponsor the
tourney and gave each competitor a package of fletchings, a
finger sling and an arm guard along with an AAE Cavalier
Catalog. The archer’s bags included Arizona JOAD flyers and
USAA College Archery Program brochures.
competition: Papago FITA Archers (18) and Corner Kidz JOAD
(13) brought most of their JOADs to the tourney. The
Targeteers JOAD (3) also took part and archers came from as
far away as Tucson PSE (6). The adult archers used the
opportunity to prepare for the State Indoor Championship and
Vegas. The tourney format was a FITA indoor 600 round at 18
meters, for the Cadet and Juniors and a JOAD Style 600 for the
Bowman’s and Cub’s (recurve, 60 cm – compound 40 cm outer 10
High School volunteers served coffee, hot chocolate, cookies and a BBQ
hotdog and hamburger lunch (8+ volunteers) as a fund raiser
for the school. Special thanks to Tom Jones of
Precision High School, school volunteers and Bill Jones
for welcoming the tourney with open arms and worked tirelessly
to set up, take down and insure that the tourney was perfect.
Tom and a crew of dedicated volunteers also hosted a NASP
Tournament the afternoon before the AZJOAD tourney using the
same set up. Special thanks go to the Van Patter family for
supplying the wood back wall protection for both tourneys.
Steve Yturralde, Arizona JOAD Co-Coordinator took the
opportunity to announce and invite all JOADs to take part in
the AZ JOAD Vegas Team Showdown in February. Mike
Cullumber, ASAA Vice President, took the opportunity to
invite archers to all of the other tourney offering that can
be found on
2008 USAA Youth World Championship Team member (Junior Recurve
Men) scored the tournament high score.
archers checked their scorecards for addition, the cards were
sorted and the archers were called forward and medals (Crown
Awards) presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd
places. Clubs took the opportunity to take club and team
equipment failure indicated that the archers did a good job of
always look impressive.
continues to need explanation.
shooting line tourney process is worth practicing before
needed to be marked on the shaft of many arrows during
It would be
nice to conduct a team/club leaders meeting before the tourney
to inform all of any issues or details. A team competition of
any sort is always a possibility.
bow stand would have been nice.
you AAE Cavalier USA!
you Precision High School Volunteers!
you Van Patter Family!
you Papago FITA Archers!
Archers: 35 JOADs and 6 Adults.
Style: JOAD Indoors (Bowman, Cub recurve, 60 cm – Bowman,
Cub compound 40 cm outer 10 ring)
Director of Shooting:
Braunstein, Gary Yamaguchi
Barbara Noblet, Mike Cullumber
Compete At Archery website
and Linda Yturralde
Thursday: Equipment delivery
AM: Equipment setup
PM: NASP tourney
First 300 scoring
Second 300 scoring
Archers check score cards
Monday: Tourney take down and equipment returned to
Papago Park Archery.
Report by: Robert Pian