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How is the

Round Robin seeded

and how is it

going to run?


For the Round Robin, there will be three  flights of 8 archers each based on the qualifying rank points. To be determined

3 flights x 8 archers = up to 24 archers total (goal to run all matches simultaneously for all flights.)

  • Match points will be  based on the  FITA "Set Points" system. Best of 5 Sets. Each set is 3 arrows.  Based on end score, the winner gets 2 pts, if tied each gets 1 pt. for that set.

  • First to 6 or more set points wins that match. If still tied after 5 sets, then one arrow closest to center arrow determines the winner of that match.

  • All archers regardless of age, gender or bow type will be seeded based on their best qualifying score. 

  • The top scorers will be in one flight, the middle  scorers in the second flight and the lower  scorers in the third flight.  This approach should keep the match play competitive since similar shooters will be matched.

  • Remember that compound will be shooting the inner ten and recurve the outer ten, regardless of their opponent's bow type.

  • Round Robin match play will be shot on the 3 vertical spot target so there is no top or bottom advantage.  Any shoot-offs will be into the center target spot.

  • Winner of each flight will be determined by the most match wins.  If tied, there will be a one arrow shoot-off.


Attention: JOADs and Seniors 

2010 Iron Archer Tournament

 Multi-purpose Indoor Range at Ben Avery


The Story


Round Robin Results

Gold - Zach Nicholson

Silver - Steve Yee

Bronze - Karissa Yamaguchi

Round Robin Finalists (top 24)

Results with only the best 600 of archers who shot both sessions and minus the people who said (no) to Sunday.

All Results


(2) FITA I Qualification Rounds (600 Rounds - 18m)

Saturday AM - Dec. 4 (60 arrows)

Saturday PM - Dec. 4 (60 arrows)

Round Robin Match Play (7 matches)

Sunday - Dec. 5

page updated 12/06/2010





USAA members, first timers to veteran competitors seeking tournament experience.


USAA Sanctioned qualifying Indoor 600 rounds.  USAA arrow size limits and all compounds shoot inner ten ring. USAA Rules. There will be USAA equipment inspection at sign-in.


Dress code for this tournament is modified to allow blue denim jeans. Where your sponsor shirts with pride!


Multi-Purpose Indoor Range at Ben Avery Shooting Facility

(also known as the Air Pistol building)


(Proceed directly to the Indoor Building, you do NOT have to check-in at the Main Range)



Dec. 4 (Sat) - Morning Session - 600 Round (60 arrows at 18 meters)

Dec. 4 (Sat) - Afternoon Session - 600 Round (60 arrows at 18 meters)

Dec.  5 (Sun) - Round Robin matches  Categories and cuts if necessary will be determined by number of participants.  7 matches x 12 arrows = 84 arrows minimum. (18m)



Dec. 4 Morning Session - Depending on attendance we may shoot one line (AB) or two lines (AB-CD) You may shoot both sessions.

  • 8:30 AM  Check-in, Set-up and equipment inspection (Open practice may be available)

  • 9:00 AM  hour official practice

  • 9:30 AM  Scoring begins (60 arrows)

Dec. 4 Afternoon Session - Depending on attendance we may shoot one line (AB) or two lines (AB-CD)  You may shoot both sessions.

  • 1:00 PM  Check-in, Set-up and equipment inspection (Open practice may be available)

  • 1:30 PM  hour official practice

  • 2:00 PM  Scoring begins (60 arrows)

Dec. 5 One line (AB) - Three Flights - 7 Matches for each Flight

  • 8:30 AM  1/2 hour official practice

  • 9:00 AM  Scoring begins

  • 12:00 PM Approx.- Lunch break between Match 4 and 5

  • Awards immediately following Match 7



  • Archer's best 600 round point total will be used for placement in the round robin, so you can miss one of the 600 rounds and still qualify to play in the round robin.

  • All archers may select a FITA 40 cm; ten ring target, vertical 3 spot or triangular 3 spot for the 600 rounds.

  • Sunday will be cut to the top 24 archers and divided into (3) - 8 person flights.

  • Round robin matches will be shot on the VERTICAL 3 spot.

How much:


  • Pay at  tournament check-in.

  • USAA member entire package is $40 due at check-in on the Dec. 4, 2010 (Checks to AZJOAD) (Exact cash is appreciated as we will not have change)

  • Non USAA member entire package is $50 due at  check-in on the Dec. 4, 2010 (Checks to AZJOAD) (Exact cash is appreciated as we will not have change)

  • (Fee includes $6 / round range fee, target faces, official and USAA tournament sanctioning fees)

  • Not interested in the whole package? Single 600 participation on a space available basis is $20 / round.

  • USAA membership information Link to USAA membership info

  • Space is limited, sign up early.

  • Insurance:  The participants will be covered by the USAA insurance upon full execution and signature of the USAA/Arizona JOAD Association liability waiver.

  • Proceeds of the tournament go to help fund AZJOAD programs.

  • Please note that any returned check fees will be the responsibility of the archer to pay any additional fees.



Waiver:  Archers will need to sign a waiver at the check-in desk.  Parents or guardians must also sign for archers under 18.

Payment due at the venue on your first tournament day.

Problems Registering? email Janice: admin@arizonacup.com

General Questions? email Bob at azjoad@cox.net


The Iron Archer series is ideal preparation for the:

  • Arizona State and JOAD Indoor Championships

  • Las Vegas World Archery Festival

  • USAA National Indoor Championships

  • World Indoor Championship Team Trials to be held in Dec 2011 or Jan. 2012

  • Mental Practice for Outdoor Match Play


Here are links to pictures and write-ups about the: 



  • The 600 rounds will be registered with the USAA for qualifying score sanctioning.  Sanctioned Events

  • The 600 rounds (18m) will be conducted per FITA I requirements as provided for at the BASF Indoor Range.  (Lane width: 32, target height as occurs.) 

  • 600 round = 20 ends of 3 arrows, 2 minutes per end.

  • Tournament proceeds after expenses will be used to fund AZJOAD program projects.

  • List of registrants will be posted on this webpage.




(48 spots available during a Qualification Round) 

(Round Robin Cuts to top 24 divided into (3) 8 person Flights)


Online Registrations will be processed and listed here: