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Lakeland YHEC 3-D Archery Tournament

Youth archery tournament for youth ages 8-18. Participants will be shooting at life size 3-D animal targets at unknown distances no greater than 30 yards. This is a safe fun environment for youth to gain the skills necessary to begin to compete in large and state archery matches. Youth whom have never competed in archery are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

When: 10/19/2019
8 am
Where: Tenoroc Shooting Center Ridge Archery Range
3755 Tenoroc Mine Rd.
Lakeland, Florida  33805
United States
Contact: Jason Tackett

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Come join in on the fun of being in the outdoors while shooting your bow at life size 3-D animal targets. If you have never shot in an archery competition before and do not know how or are nervous; this event and setting is for you. This will be a fun competitive environment in which our staff will help guide you on how to shoot in an archery tournament,how to score properly, and how to remain focused on your target and have a great time. This event is not designed for first time shooters as we will not have the time nor the resources to instruct new shooters. This event is designed for youth whom have the basics of archery shooting principles down and want to step their game up a notch. 

Event Details:

Location: Tenoroc Shooting Center:  Ridge Archery Range 

Date: Saturday Oct. 19, 2019

Time: Check in 8-8:30 am  shoot begins promptly at 9 am 

Shooting Divisions: Compound bow ages (8-12), Compound bow ages (13-18), Recurve bow (all ages), Genesis bow (all ages)  

Awards: First through third place medals will be given out in each division. 

Cost: $10.00 a shooter. This covers drinks, targets, and awards. 

Extra Information 

  • Youth will shoot in groups of no larger than 4 people. If your youth wants to shoot with a friend please notify the event director (prior to Oct. 17th) so that they can be placed in the same shooting group. 
  • The event will provide iced bottled water to parents and shooters. The event should take approximately 3 to 3.5 hours to complete. if your child should need snacks or other dietary requirements please bring these items with you as we will not have food items for sale. 
  • The course is in the woods under the Live Oak Tree canopy. Seating is very limited and non in certain spots. It is advised that parents bring fold-able camp chairs with them to the match. Mosquitoes might be in the area so good bug spray and or a Thermacell will make the morning better.  

Event Rules

  • Participants will shoot 1 round of (20) 3-D animal targets. The participant will shoot 2 arrows at each target for a total of 20 points per target for a grand total of 400 points for the tournament. 
  • Shooters will be in squads of no more than 4 shooters. There will be a shotgun start.
  • Practice shots may only occur at the practice range from 8 am until 8:30 am. 
  • Any sights, weights, stabilizer lengths, etc. is permitted at this event except sights that have range finders or lasers built in. These are not permitted. 
  • Dress Code: Dress for the weather and to shoot a bow comfortably for 3 hours. The course is in the shade. All participants MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES. Flips Flops are not allowed on the course for safety precautions.  
  • All spectators must remain behind the shooting line at all times. No exceptions.  Parents and or coaches are not allowed to coach, instruct, or give information to your child or the shooter. 
  • Smoking and vaping is only permitted in the parking lot. 
  • Shooting Rules
  • Targets will be placed vertical to the horizontal and may be angled no greater than 20 degrees. All vitals (8-10 point rings) will be visible from the shooting line. 
  • All distances are unknown (up to 30 yards) and must be judged by the naked eye. Range finders and cell phones are NOT permitted for use by any participant. Binoculars may be used before the shot only and after all shooters in the squad have finished shooting.
  • Arrows must have field points only. 
  • Shooter will straddle the shooting line or their front (fore most foot) foot must be touching the orange shooting line cone before an arrow can be released.  
  • Each shooter has 1 minute to shoot their 2 arrows. This includes glassing (using binoculars). Each squad has 5 minutes to rotate and get all shots down range. 
  • Shooters will approach and score targets ONLY when the lead official have instructed "Go Score and Pull Arrows" No shooter is to step forward of the shooting line until this command is given. 
  • Once the tournament begins only one bow may be used. If there is an equipment malfunction the shooter has 30 minutes to fix the problem or obtain a replacement bow. Any shots missed during this time will be made up at the conclusion of the tournament under the direct supervision of an official.     
  • Scoring
  • Arrows may not be touched or pulled until ALL shooters scores have been recorded. 
  • Point values are as follows: 10 points (center most circle or heart shot), 8 points (lung vital shot, larger circle usually not uniform), 5 points (any body shot) and "0" (any missed shot, antler shot, or turkey stump shot). 
  • Officials will help score point values to those new at archery 3-D shooting or will make a determination of point value if the group is uncertain. 
  • If an arrow shaft is touching a portion of the next highest scoring ring that arrow is scored the higher value. 
  • A Robin Hood arrow (arrow that has struck another arrow) is scored the same as the arrow it struck. 
  • A bounce out or missed arrow will be scored as zero points. 
  • Each shooting squad will have a picture of the scoring rings with a brief explanation on scoring attached to their clipboard.