Tournaments are a great way to test your archery skills throughout the year and set new goals for yourself. JOAD clubs most often compete in USA Archery sanctioned tournaments and scores are recorded and published at the state and national level. Tournaments generally take place indoors from October to March and outdoors from May to September, so there is really no "off season" in archery.
Indoor tournaments feature shorter distances at smaller target faces, while outdoor tournaments feature long distances (often multiple distances) at larger target faces. In addition, there are various other styles of archery one can contest in, including field and 3D, which may be held by non-JOAD groups but are a lot of fun to shoot in!
Most tournaments are open to all archers regardless of skill or experience level, and beginners are encouraged to try their hand at their first tournament relatively early in their archery endeavors. Archers can choose to only go to a few tournaments near their home or in their state, or may choose to travel to other states in order to compete more frequently and/or in bigger tournaments. Some national tournaments are held in different locations each year to maximize the number of different archers who can experience national level competition.
Though tournaments can seem daunting and stressful to new archers, they are often very low-key and lots of fun. Meeting other archers, talking "shop," and testing your mettle in competition is a great way to spend a day, regardless of the score!
The Golden Arrow Archers proudly host several tournaments a year and enjoy a reputation for putting on excellent, professional quality shoots. Click on the names of the events below for their registration and information pages.
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December 7-8, 2019
The indoor season is well underway and winter is setting in! Come and get in a great indoor tournament before the holidays slow you down!
February 15-16, 2020
Prepare for the upcoming Indoor Nationals with the option to shoot a standard USA Archery 600 round TWICE. Archers may choose to shoot only once or may DOUBLE DIP and shoot twice with their best score being used for medals.
May 9, 2020
An outdoor event hosted in early May when we're finally done with indoor archery and excited to get outside again. A single day 720 tournament. Our most popular event!
June 6, 2020
Hosted in early to mid June as the weather starts to get warm and the summer target archery season really gets under way. A single day 720 event
August 1 & 2, 2020
The Golden Arrow Archers are pleased to have been selected to host the Outdoor State Championship again for the years of 2019 and 2020. A two day double 720 event with 72 arrows shot each day.
with optional elimination matches!
September 12, 2020
Hosted in mid September as the culmination and end of the outdoor season. Archers shoot a standard 720 outdoor round in the morning and have the option to shoot elimination matches in the afternoon.