Academy Archery Club

2021 3D Triple Crown

The Academy Archery Club is holding a Triple Crown Tournament in 2021. Due to Covid and subsequent restrictions on base access, this is a members only series where military members (with proper ID) can escort nonmember guests on base to participate . On-Line Registration and credit card payment via our new website is required. There will be no day-of registration or payments. Registrations will be capped and close one week before each of the legs.     

For Clarity - Scores will be officially recorded only for the Short and Extreme classes. Participants can declare as compound or traditional; youth, adult, or senior (60 and older); male or female. The declaration will accompany their scores. 

Registration for the 2nd Leg opens on 26 April and for the 3rd Leg on May 3rd.

Our local vendors have been very gracious at suppling prizes to get increased interest in our event, especially our gold sponsor, no other than.... The Grand prize donated by Bill Pellegrino's Archery Hut a fully loaded 2021 Mathews V3 bow! To win the Grand prize one must be a paid registrant in each of the 3 Legs.

Tournament Details

Each leg of the Triple Crown will be unique to take advantage of our terrain of our new 3D course. Be prepared to walk up to 3 miles and shoot up and down the valleys on challenging terrain. 

The tournament will not be ASA or USA ARCHERY sanctioned; we will be creating 'club rules' that are simpler and inclusive. We want to encourage family participation! Based on feedback from our members the format is more of a fun shoot than a competitive event. For the competitive archers we are looking at keeping scores for bragging rights. Prizes will be drawn randomly from the participants.

We will have a course setup that will be welcoming to both compound and traditional archers.

Based on the first survey results and the preliminary results from the second survey the rule set is continuing to evolve and looks something like the following:

  • There will be three classes; a Fun Class , a Short Class and a Long Class. All our 3D courses will be integrated to provide significant variety of shots to all participants, and targets, distances and shooting lanes changed up for each Leg.
    • The Fun Class can shoot any range one feels comfortable with between the shooting stakes and the target. This class will shoot 20+ targets.
    • The Short Class will be be for the majority of shooters. The shots will be designed to accommodate both traditional and compound shooters.
    • The Long Class will be designed with longer shots and cluttered shot lanes. Traditional equipment will have difficulty with these target placements.
    • Scores can be officially recorded only for the Short and Long Classes if desired by a participant. To have scores recorded on the Club's Website two independently scored cards will have to be submitted (just as in any formally scored tournament). Participants can declare as compound or traditional; youth, adult, or senior (60 and older); male or female. The declaration will accompany their scores.
  • There will be no equipment restrictions; any sight, any arrow speed, any stabilizers, etc. So bring the equipment you want to shoot.
  • The tournament fee will be $20 for each leg to include lunch (if USAFA Covid rules allow) for members. Each family member will be charged $10. FYI, an 'Individual' member can bring a minor to participate with their DBIDS card and will be charged $10. All Children 10 and younger are free.
  • For the 1st leg there will be 30 targets on 24 April. The targets will be placed at known distances out to a maximum range of 50 yards for the extreme class, and 30 yards for the short range class. The use of range finders is encouraged on the course. If you don't have a range finder don't worry a 'cheat sheet' will be available. Participation will be capped at 100.
  • For the 2nd leg there will be 40 targets on 15 May, and 20+ for the Fun Class. The targets will be placed at known distancesout to a maximum range of 60 yards for the extreme class, and 35 yards for the short range class. The use of range finders in encouraged on the course. If you don't have a range finder don't worry a 'cheat sheet' will be available. Participation will be capped at 132.
  • The final leg will be the most challenging course. The number of targets has yet to be determined. The 3rd leg will be held on 12 June. Targets will be at unknown distances out to 50 yards for the extreme class and 35 yards for the short course. Range finders will be prohibited.
  • Military ID holders will be able to escort non-members onto the base and to the club. As a result we will allow military ID holders to bring guests to participate in the tournament. Each guest will be charged a $15 fee for a 1-day pass in addition to the $20 tournament fee for a total of $35 to include lunch.
  • Non-member military ID holders will be able to participate as well and will be charged a $15 fee for a 1-day pass in addition to the $20 tournament fee for a total of $35 to include lunch.
  • Civilian non-members (anyone without a military ID with access to USAFA) will not be allowed to participate in the 2021 Triple Crown. We hope to open the tournament back up to all in 2022. 

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