DIRECTORS: David Rosin
ASSISTANT: Brad Mills
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In an effort to fulfill our mission of fostering worldwide peace, health and friendship, we are excited to announce, on our 36th anniversary, the Friendship Festival. We invite all athletes and their friends, volunteers, sponsors and community members to join us for six nights of food, fun, entertainment and friendship. The festival will provide flexibility for participants to attend at their convenience on any or all nights of what is sure to be a new favorite opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones regardless of your sport.
Thursday, Oct. 12 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (9:45 am - Archers proceed to assigned targets for 10:00 am start) Games ID badge required
Friday, Oct. 13 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (9:45 am - Archers proceed to assigned targets for 10:00 am start) Games ID badge required.
Red Rock Archery Range at
Southern Utah Shooting Sports Park,
(One mile past the Washington County Legacy Park/Fairgrounds- 5850 West, 1800 South)
Open Saturday, October 7, at 9:00 am - 3 pm to practice
Open Sunday, October 8, at 9:00 am - Noon to practice
DIVISIONS: 5- Year Age Brackets - 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+, 90+, 95+, 100+
Games officials reserve the right to cancel any event or combine age divisions due to insufficient entries.
SPORT FEE: $30 Per Person
Early Bird Deadline (Save $20) – August 1
Final Registration Deadline – September 1
• Participation will be limited to the first 140 Athletes.
• Archers may compete in one of the following classes:
Freestyle (coded FS) is virtually an unlimited class. You can shoot any bow with a moveable sight, any length stabilizer, and use release aid. The sight can have certain magnifications.
Freestyle Limited (coded FSL) is bassically the same as FS with the exception that you cannot use a release aid. "Limited" means you shoot without a release aid.
Freestyle Limited Recurve (coded FSLR) are standard Olympic bows. You are allowed to use a recurve with sights, stabilizers, and clickers.
Barebow (coded BB) can use any bow including a compound. In addition you can use any length stabilizer, any rest, a level and you can "walk the string". ("Walking the String" means your fingers can change position on the bow string during the tournament) you cannot use a sight.
Competitive Bowhunter also called Bowhunter (coded BH) can use any bow including a compound. Your string finger must stay against the arrow nock and it must stay in one position below or above the arrow nock. You may not use a sight, clicker or level. you may use a stabilizer up to 12" in length.
Bowhunter Freestyle (coded BHFS) bows can have up to 5 fixed sight pins (you cannot adjust your sight after you start shooting an official round), a stabilizer up to 12" in length and you can use a release aid. These are usually compound bows.
Bowhunter Freestyle Limited (coded BHFSL) is basically the same as BHFS with the exception that you cannot use a release aid. "Limited" means you shoot without a release aid.
Traditional (coded TRAD) bows are all bows without wheels or pulleys (no compunds). All longbows and recurve fit into this division until the longbow class was formed. Your string finger must stay against the arrow nock or level on your bow. You can use a rest, front stabilizer up to 12 inches and a button. All of the arrows must be identical.
Longbows (coded LB) is determined by string not touching the bow limb. A resurve bow string lays on the limb in a limb grove. Not all longbows meet NFAA rules. Modern longbows that have af reflex are considered traditional bows not a longbow. In addition you must wooden arrows that are all the same.
FORMAT / RULES:
• NFAA Rules will be used as a guideline
• After assuming their shooting position at the line, 1 minute will be allowed to shoot one(1) arrow
• Freestyle Limited Recurve will follow World Archery Rules
• Archers must provide their own bows and target arrows
• Closed-toe shoes are required
• Archers will shoot 56 total shots each day
• Archers will take two shots at targets at 28 stations each day
• Distance to targets will not exceed 50 yards for compound classes and 40 yards for traditional and recurve classes
• Distance to targets will be marked at each location
• Size of targets will range between a Skunk and a Red Stag
• Ring scoring will be used - 11 / 10 / 8
• Arrows passing through the face, but still in the target, will be pushed back and scored
• Any arrows miss fired will be scored where it lies
• Any arrow embedded in the nock of another arrow (generally known as a "Robin Hood") will be scored the same as the arrow it struck and skewered, even if it falls to the ground and not in the said target.
• An archer declaring equipment failure, verified by the group, may leave the range to report to an official. Upon reporting to an official, the archer will then have forty-five minutes (45) to make the necessary repairs or replacement and re-sight the repaired equipment
• The maximum draw weight of a bow shall not exceed sixty (60) pounds
• Each archer will shoot their arrows with one foot behind the target line for the division and event in which they are registered
• Score callers will judge and score each arrow and call out the results to the scorekeepers. This will be recorded on the respective shooters scorecard. Running scores can be checked during the progression of the round to eliminate errors
• Participants must complete one day of the event to earn a medal
• The Director of shooting shall be advised if an archer, when drawing back the string of his bow uses any technique which, in the opinion of the judges, could allow the arrow, if accidentally released, to fly beyond a safety zone. If the archer persists in using such a technique, he shall, in the interest of safety, be asked by the Games Director or DOS to stop shooting immediately and to leave the field. Archers must draw back with the arrow pointed at the target, not at the sky
• During inclement weather an archer may replace there equipment with like or similar for there class.
• There will be NO practice shots once the competition starts
Food, Snacks and Soda will be available for a reasonable fee, there will be food available on the range.
If the event gets canceled on day one, athletes will participate on day two. Day two scores will be used to determine medal winners. If the event gets canceled on day two, then day one scores will be used to determine medal winners.
In each class and age division, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three scores. There will be no tie-breakers. When ties exist, both archers will be given identical medals. Medals will be awarded at the Archery Venue at the conclusion of the 3D competition. If an athlete is the only participant in their class and division, they may be awarded a medal without competing on a second day.