Eagle Lake (Southeast of Columbus) TX.
May 9-10, 2009

NOTE #1: Due to a convention in Columbus over Mothers Day weekend, the Country Hearth is booked solid. The other motels in Columbus have taken advantage and raised their rates. Here are some alternative motels in nearby Sealy, Tx.


NOTE #2: Rick's cell phone is up and running again but with a new number. 832-552-2096. He can also be reached at: 281-488-3527 or e-mail-  Ricks@texasarchery.org 


Note that the starting shooting time on Saturday is 11AM!

Note for families with more than two archers:  The TSAA now discounts entry fees - the first two archers (adults if in a senior&junior event) pay full fees, and all other family members 18 years and under pay only $10 apiece.

Competition:  Saturday , May 9,  and Sunday, May 10
Saturday May 9 - Start time 11:00 am  

Sunday May 10 - start time 9:00 am

Entries must be postmarked on/before   May 1st  to avoid late fee of $10
BBQ is tentative at this time - Stay tuned to this site for further updates.

One-day shooting is available (either Saturday or Sunday) to those who would like to give field archery a try.  $15 and no awards given. Indicate in the comment box field of the entry form if you wish to try for just one day.

$30 for Adults divisions, $20 for JOAD.   Guests are welcome and encouraged. Make checks payable to the TSAA and mail to:
State Field 2009
c/o Gina Carmichael
2703 Cornell Cove
Lago Vista, TX 78645-7238

WORK PARTY FOR FIELD PREPARATION: On May 2 (a Saturday), there will be a work party for those who would like to help out and just enjoy a nice day out-n-about. B-B-Q lunch at Austin's in Eagle Lake to help make the day go mo better.    Bring your favorite weapon(firearm).  We will work awhile and then we will play awhile.  Contact Rick Stonebraker for details if you are interested.

ROUNDS: Both rounds for the State Championship will be MARKED distances shooting at 24 targets.  New distances as of 2006 for the CUB division.

For the marked distances:
Adults/Masters/Junior distances are from 10-60 meters.
Barebow and Cadet distances are from 5-50 meters.
Cub distances are from 5-40 meters.
Bowman distances are from 5-30 meters.

NOTE: Archers must be NAA/TSAA members to be eligible for State Championship Titles. NFAA/TFAA members can join the TSAA for $15 individual and $25 family.  Non-NAA/NFAA Guests are welcome and encouraged to participate.  FITA regulations limit peak draw weight of compound bows to 60 pounds.  NAA dress code is in effect (no Camo, but blue jeans are acceptable)

Columbus is 72 miles west of Houston.  From Columbus, go south on 71 for 9 miles to Altair, which is at the intersection of 71 and Alt 90.  Then head east on Alt 90 for 5.1 miles.  If you are coming from Eagle Lake, go 3.2 miles west on Alt 90. Turn right on Old Altair Rd.   Map as acrobat  Map in DOC format    GIF Maps 

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MOTELS (Columbus could be busy that weekend, reserve early)

Hotels (These are 2008 prices, which will be updated soon):

Holiday inn  99.99
Country Hearth 78
Sportsman 42
Rodeway 59
Best Western 76.99

Motels - Eagle Lake

Sportsman 42
(I checked this two years ago, a 2-Star and I would stay there).
Ferris Hotel - Rustic, for the well heeled

The field has been altered and very few if any flat targets. Wear ankle supporting hiking shoes and be prepared for a walk of about 1 1/2 miles for the course. Get some exercise in early and walk some stairs or hills if possible. The course is challenging and more so than in previous years.

NOTE: When entering or exiting the high fence gate, please wait until the gate starts to close before continuing to keep animals from escaping. Management would be highly appreciative!

Information:  (281) 342-3853;  Rick Stonebraker (281) 488-3527 (H),  Cell Phone 832-552-2096 or John Blaschke (979) 732-5371

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