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How is the

Round Robin seeded

and how is it

going to run?


For the Round Robin, flights to be determined based on qualifying rank points.

Number of  flights depending upon interest.

If 1-3 flights, then the match play will shoot AB, one line.

If more than 3 flights, then match play will shoot AB/CD, two lines

  • Match points will be  based on the World Archery "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.  Youth and recurve archers MAY be formed into youth and/or recurve flights based upon participation.

  • The top scorers will be in one flight, the middle  scorers in the second flight and the lower  scorers in the third flight, etc.  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 

2012 Iron Archer Tournament

Dec. 15 - 16, 2012

 Multi-purpose Indoor Archery Range at Ben Avery

(Air Pistol Range)





FITA I Qualification Rounds (600 Rounds - 18m)

Saturday AM - Dec. 15  (60 arrows)

LIMITED TO 48 archers

Round Robin Match Play

Sunday - Dec. 16




email Bob at azjoad@cox.net for details

Minimum sponsorship of a round = $24 (100% to the winners)

page updated 12/17/2012




USAA membership is encouraged but not required, first timers to veteran competitors seeking tournament experience.


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



  • arrow shafts must not be larger than 9.3mm or points larger than 9.4mm

  • compound peak draw weight must not exceed 60 pounds as measured on the tournament scale.

Complete rules may be found at www.archery.org

Dress code for this tournament is modified to allow blue denim jeans. Wear 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. 15 (Sat)  - 600 Round (60 arrows at 18 meters) Limit 48 archers

Dec. 16 (Sun) - Round Robin matches  Categories and flights will be determined by number of participants. 



Dec. 15 Ranking Round One session, depending on attendance we may shoot one line (AB) or two lines (AB-CD)

  • 8:00 AM  Check-in, Payment, Sign Waiver, Set-up and equipment inspection (Open practice may be available)

  • 8:45 AM  hour official practice

  • A short break after practice, then scoring begins (60 arrows)

Only one ranking 600 round is offered.

Dec. 16 Match Play - 5  or 7 matches (depending on number of flights we may shoot one line (AB) or two lines (AB-CD) Limit 48 archers

  • 8:00 AM  1/2 hour official practice

  • A short break after practice, then scoring begins

  • Lunch break TBD

  • Awards immediately following last match ( Flight winners are the "Iron Archers"


  • Archer's 600 round point total will be used for placement 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, archers will be divided into 8 person flights.  Number of flights depends on the interest.

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

How much:


  • Pay at  tournament check-in.

  • Adults - $60 due at check-in on the Dec. 15, 2012  (Checks to AZJOAD) (Exact cash is appreciated as we will not have change) (Entry Fee includes $12 BASF range fee, a portion of the $375 BASF new building usage fee, target faces, official and USAA tournament sanctioning fees)

  • Youth -  $50 due at  check-in on the Dec. 15, 2012 (Checks to AZJOAD) (Exact cash is appreciated as we will not have change) (Entry Fee includes, a portion of the $375 BASF new building usage fee, target faces, official and USAA tournament sanctioning fees)

  • Online Registration form provides for payment by credit card.  Credit Card payment at the venue is not available.

  • 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.


Limited to 48 entries.

ONLINE ENTRY FORM (currently disabled)

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@azjoad.com

General Questions? email Bob at azjoad@cox.net


The Iron Archer series is ideal preparation for the:

  • World Indoor Championship Team Trials

  • Arizona State and JOAD Indoor Championships

  • Las Vegas World Archery Festival

  • USAA National Indoor Championships

  • Mental Practice for Outdoor Match Play


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



  • The 600 round will be registered with the USAA for qualifying score sanctioning. 

  • The 600 round (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.