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Arizona State Archery Association

Outdoor Championship


April 9-10, 2005

Ben Avery, Phoenix, Arizona



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The 2005 Arizona State Outdoor Championship Star FITA was the largest in recent history thanks to the many guests that took part.

110 registered including over 20 from our neighbors to the south in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico, 8 from Poland, 2 from Germany and a large contingent from Canada.


(18 Arizona JOADs were joined by 18 JOADs from Hermosillo Mexico, Canada and Poland)

In addition to being the State Championship, the tournament is popular for Arizonans and guests alike as a warm up for the Arizona Cup International. 



The day began nervously with a traffic jam on the main freeway, I-17, caused by road construction.

Fortunately, most of the archers took heed of the traffic delay warnings and arrived in time.

A highlight for this writer was the a cappella singing of the national anthem by Scott Holcomb.

The day was windy, gusts to 20 to 30 MPH made for a chilly and challenging day.

Needless to say there were no world records set at this Star FITA.


The tournament ran smoothly with many languages being spoken and abundance of categories and distances to manage.

The wind did slow the tourney down a bit with the more than usual missed arrows.

It was great to see the JOADs adopt an “it is what it is” mind set and just kept shooting and having fun.  Fantastic!

By days end all were looking forward to a new day tomorrow.



The winds were a little less intense for this full day of Championship Archery.

The tournament started on time and the FITA portion finished at 2:00 PM

Awards certificates were presented to all the competitors, Arizona NAA members (ASAA) and guest alike.

The ASAA members also received a travel blanket embroidered with an ASAA logo which was a big hit!


The day pushed on with the optional Olympic Rounds.

Compound Men, Recurve Women and Recurve Men competed, no interest from the compound women.

Polish, German, Mexican and Canadian archers joined the Arizonans to take advantage of the opportunity.

For many it was their first OR experience and we were delighted to offer the experience.



A storm with heavy rains and lighting was sighted to the north.

As an un official OR, the team leaders and DOS/ Tourney Director met and agreed to speed up the process by shooting two-2 minute three arrow ends back to back and then scoring all six arrows. 

Medal matches were also modified to have all the six medal matches take place simultaneously with each archer alternating shooting back and forth.

The OR match “Gold Medalist” from Canada, Germany and Mexico each received a yellow ASAA logo embroidered blanket in recognition of their achievement.


Two wonderful full days of Championship FITA style archery and preparation for the AZ Cup!

See you at the Cup and next year.


The next State FITA is the Arizona JOAD Outdoor Championship. 

It is a one day FITA at Ben Avery, providing something a little different for the archers.

Great preparation for the National Tournament scene.



Tournament Director:  Bob Pian

Director of Shooting:  Diane Tone

Field Preparation:  Wayne Davidson

Chairman of Judges:  Vivian Koistinen

Judges: Christiane Murphy and Rockne Repp

Facilitator, judge: Mike Koistinen

Volunteers:  ASU Archery Club, Nic Panawa, Scott Holcomb, Chris Burkhart, Art Baribault.

Score Date:  Kari Granville, Ted Harden II

Logistics:  Janice Price, Alan Huff and Ted Harden

Beverages: The Hunt family

Lunch: Subway box lunches




Gates open at 7:00 AM

Check in and inspection at 8:00 AM

Official Practice at 9:00 AM

First Long Distance 10:02 AM to Noon

Lunch Noon to 1:00 PM

Second Distance 1:03 to 2:45 PM

Score entered, equipment put away and canopies extra staked

Departed field 4:15 PM



Gates open at 7:00 AM

Official Practice at 8:00 AM

First Short Distance 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Lunch 11:00 AM to Noon

Second Distance 12:05 PM to 1:50 PM

Awards 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

OR Practice 3:00 to 3:40 PM

1/16th 3:48 PM to 4:15 PM

1/8th 4:18 PM to 4:47 PM

¼ Final shot as two back to back 3 arrow ends 4:49 PM to 5:07 PM

Semi Finals shot as two back to back 3 arrow ends 5:08 PM to 5:24 PM

Medal Matches Shot

Score entered, equipment put away and canopies extra staked

Departed field 4:15 PM


Subway:  Lunch boxes of a sandwich, chips and a cookie were pre-ordered for $5 the day before or by 9:00 AM.

The system worked well except of the people who forgot.