|Fantastic Learning Opportunity
||There will be a seminar regarding how to shoot field events and judging unknown distances following the first day of competition. It will be hosted by Skip Trafford, providing overall and barebow specifics, Rick Stonebraker dealing with recurve specifics, and Adam Guggisberg for compound specifics. There is no charge for this excellent chance to learn from the very best.
|In Preparation For
||This event can serve in preparation for the 2013 National Field Championship to be hosted by the TSAA at this same venue on June 7-9. Yes! The National Field Championship is coming to Texas for the very first time (and 2014 as well).
|Setting Up the Venue
WORK PARTY FOR FIELD PREPARATION: Saturdays in March and April.
Plan to stay Saturday night if you wish. This is a work party and a fun time. B-B-Q lunch at Austin's in Eagle Lake or bring your own grub.
Fun Breaks: bring your favorite weapon(firearm). We work awhile, then play awhile. Contact Rick Stonebraker to volunteer and for details. He needs a head count of those attending.
FINAL FIELD PREP is Thurs May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd. Appreciate help setting shooting stakes on Thurs and the matts on the day before the event. Lodging free at work parties, bring your own needs.
|Another Nat'l Prep Opportunity
||Tentatively, there will be an unmarked field round over the Memorial Day weekend at Eagle Lake. (May 25-26th)
A concession stand available during both days of competition. Lunch & snacks will be provided by chef Lupe & Chrissy Nevarez of the South Texas Archery JOAD club.
|Can't Do A Whole Weekend?
||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, Yeoman
DEADLINE for registration is
April 27th. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO "POSTMARK BY MIDNIGHT, APRIL 29th! $10 late fee.
|Not A Member of USAA/NFAA?
||Guests are welcome and encouraged. Archers must be USA ARCHERY/NFAA members to compete for State Championship Titles.
|Archer Of The Year Element
||The TSAA awards an "Archer Of The Year" based in part on this event, and only TSAA members and "cross-over"(an annual $15 payable to the TSAA) NFAA members are eligible.
(NFAA members do NOT need to pay any other membership fee to compete in the TSAA State (or USAA National) field events.)
|How To Pay
||The PayPal option provided is encouraged. You can also mail a check with a copy of the email confirmation we send you upon registration. Do NOT pay without registering first!
Make checks payable to the TSAA.
MAIL PAYMENTS TO:
State Field 2013
c/o Karin Magera
145 Milentz St
Columbus, TX 78934
|What Families Pay
||For families with more than two archers: Discount entry fees - the first two archers (adults if in a senior & junior event) pay full fees, all other family members 18 years and under pay $15 each.
|Rounds - What You Will Shoot
||All rounds will be MARKED distances (METERS) shooting at 24 targets.
Shooting positions marked with colored pins on ground.
For the marked distances:
- Adults/Masters/Junior distances are from 10-60 meters. (RED pins)
- Barebow Senior/Junior and Cadet distances are from 5-50 meters. (BLUE pins)
- Cadet Barebow and Cub distances are from 5-40 meters. (YELLOW pins)
- Bowman distances are from 5-30 meters (WHITE pins)
- Yeoman: Any comfortable distance at or inside WHITE bowman pins.
||As this event is shot under World Archery and USAA regulations, there are several things to be aware of:
||The USAA dress code is in effect (denim is ok, but still, no Camouflage). Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended for Field Events
|| Explanations by Rick Stonebraker and see Book 4 of the World Archery Rules
||World Archery regulations (Book 4: 126.96.36.199. ) The peak draw weight shall not exceed 60lbs for all bows.
||We've put together a separate page with all of the travel and location info including interactive driving maps and airport information.
||This venue is an exotic animal ranch which remains in a semi-quarantine nature to protect from diseases and parasites, etc. The "no pets" policy is a requirement of the folks allowing us access to the site. Please honor their rules and do NOT bring any pets of any sort onto the property.
|ATV/motorized transport use?
||We were overwhelmed with too many ATVs last year. Only official use of ATVs will be allowed. If you are mobility impaired please contact Rick via email and we will make arrangements.
||We have a separate page detailing the options for room and board.(Hotels, etc.)
|Prepare For This
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.
|SHUT THE GATE PLEASE
||It is a rule in Texas, when you enter someone's ranch you must be sure to close the gate and NOT let any livestock get out. The gate is automated, but please remain at the gate until it closes to insure no exotic game sneak out.
|I have a question not dealt with in this table of information
||Contact: Rick Stonebraker 281-488-3527 (H), 832-552-2096 (Cell) this number currently having reception problem at the venue site. Stayed tuned for new number or e-mail- Ricks@texasarchery.org
||Rick Stonebraker (281) 488-3527 (H), Cell Phone 832-552-2096
John Blaschke (979) 732-5371
Mike Hojnacki (512) 496-6835.
|What's It Like?
||Photos - images from past tournaments at this location
|Who's Already Going?
||REGISTERED ARCHERS - this page generated/updated automatically with those that have registered online.