This June 18th and 19th is Father’s Day weekend and the annual Ontario Spring Classic archery competition held at Woodlands Park in Toronto, Ontario. The Ontario Spring is an open tournament for recurve and compound archers divided by gender. All athletes compete at the same distances regardless of age.
Traditionally the Ontario Spring Classic is held in eastern Canada and the Canada Cup is a similar tournament held in British Columbia for western Canada archers. Although anyone willing to travel is welcome at either or both.
The two-day tournament has high-performance archers including past, current and future Olympic hopefuls attending this year’s tournament and the first place winner in each category will receive $500.00 prize money.
Day 1 is archer ranking day and consists of a standard senior distances FITA 1440 for Recurve archers and two 50M 720 for compound archers. We will be following the new FITA rules of all ends are six arrows for both the longer and shorter distances.
Day 2 is the double elimination round using the new match play. Recurve archers will shoot six arrows at 70M, top scoring archers receive 2 points and with a tie, each archer receives one. First person to six wins. Archers are eliminated when they lose two matches.
This is a highly competitive fun tournament to attend and a great tournament to judge your competitive development against the best archers in Canada. If you have been competing for a while and believe you are ready to take the next step in competition in Canada, I suggest you plan on attending.