THE 30th TSAA STATE FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP
Eagle Lake (Southeast of Columbus) TX.
May 5-6, 2012 Competition: Saturday , May 5 and Sunday, May 6 Saturday May 5 - Start time 11:00 am Sunday May 6 - Start time 9:00 am ****Lunch and refreshments will be available by Chef Bruce Williams and the South Texas Archery Club of Victoria. Please plan to support their efforts.
One-day shooting is available (either Saturday or Sunday). $20 - no awards. Indicate in the comment box field of the entry form to shoot only one day.
$40 for Adults divisions, $30 for Jr., Cadet, Cub, Bowman, and $10 for Yeoman and
we alo support 4-H Guest Division. $15.
You will have the option of paying by PayPal after you submit your registration.
DEADLINE for registration is April 28th. $15 late fee.
Guests are welcome and encouraged. The new method we have been using, PayPal, is recomended!
SHARE A GOOD TIME WITH A FRIEND! Now, please introduce your friends to the sport - get them to come out, even if only for one day!
Otherwise, you can pay by check or money order - if you do, make your check payable to the TSAA. Mail to our newest member of the volunteer crew that is assisting the TSAA. MAIL PAYMENTS TO:
State Field 2012
c/o Tish Posecion 21739 Hardy Oak Blvd #3306
San Antonio, 78258
Remember the special policy the TSAA has to encourage family participation: Anytime there are more than two archers in a family, the third and beyone pay only $10 per person to register for any event. Now, the first two archers have to be the most expensive, (ie, the seniors), but after mom and dad pay full price, all the kids pay only $10 per person to register with full competitive opportunity.
All rounds will be MARKED distances (METERS) 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 Yeoman/4-H: Any comfortable distance at or inside YELLOW bowman stakes. No state titles, Yeoman/4-H shoot for fun.Contact Ben Dybala for details: 979-479-1478 firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Archers must be NAA/USARCHERY/NFAA members to compete for State Championship Titles, but cannot compete for 'TSAA Archer of the Year' unless you are a cross-over member if you are NFAA. Also, FITA regulations limit peak draw weight of compound bows to 60 pounds. The USAA dress code is in effect (denim is ok, but still, no Camouflage). Columbus is 72 miles west of Houston. From Houston, West to Sealy on I-10. Then South on 36 approx a mile. Turn West on 3013 to Eagle Lake. From Eagle Lake, go 3.2 miles West on Alt 90. Turn right on Old Altair Rd. Cross RR tracks, turn Left. Go thru high fence gate. From Columbus, South on 71 for 9 miles to Altair, intersection of 71 / Alt 90. Then turn left (east) on Alt 90 for 5.1 miles, turn left on Old Altair Rd. follow sign. From San Antonio. East on I-10 to Columbus. Then read above From Columbus.
GPS coordinates will take you to the gate N 29.591220 W 096.395770 Map as acrobatMap in DOC formatGIF Maps WORK PARTY FOR FIELD PREPARATION: On April 7, 14, 21 (all Saturdays), arrive Friday afternoon/evening if possible, stay the night. Stay Saturday night if you wishl. This is a work party and a fun time. B-B-Q lunch at Austin's in Eagle Lake or bring your own grub. Bring your favorite weapon(firearm). We work awhile, then play awhile. Contact Rick Stonebraker for details if you are interested and he needs a head count of those attending. FINAL FIELD PREP is Thurs May 3rd and Friday, May 4th. Always appreciate help setting shooting stakes on Thurs and the matts on the day before. Contact the Tournament Director (Rick Stonebraker) concerning this issue. IF YOU MUST have an ATV accompanying your group, that ATV will stay with your group, no running back-n-forth unless an emergency. ATV’s are not to carry an archer or their equipment unless actually disabled, SR. citizen, etc.
NOTE: Book your hotel as early as possible, many events in the area.
Motels in Columbus
Holiday inn 99.99 (979) 733-9300 LaQuinta 104.00 (979) 733-0522 Columbus Inn (979) 732-5723 Comfort Inn 84.00 (979) 732-3785 Country Hearth 78 (979) 732-6293 Motels in Eagle Lake
Sportsman 49 1 Bed/ 59 2 Beds (979) 234-5541 Farris Hotel – Rustic/very nice (979) 234-6500 Motels In Sealy Super 8 78.00 (979) 885-2121 Holiday Inn Express 109.00 (979) 877-0700 Countryside Inn 79.00 (979) 885-7407 American Best Value 65.00 (979) 885-3707
The field has been altered to be more exciting and will have fewer if any plain old flat targets. Wear ankle supporting hiking shoes and be prepared for a walk of 1.1 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 the exotic game animals from escaping. Management would be highly appreciative!
Info: Rick Stonebraker (281) 488-3527 (H), Cell Phone 832-552-2096 John Blaschke (979) 732-5371 or Mike Hojnacki (512) 496-6835.