Ontario Provincial Indoor 10-Ring Championship

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFrom February 16th to February 24th Ontario will be holding the second of the two annual indoor provincial championships, the indoor 10-ring Target Championships. Similar to the indoor Field Championships, this annual tournament is hosted by many sites across the province with mail-in scoring. It was at  this tournament that I won my very first medal at 12 years old, although I didn’t find out until two-months later at my archery club’s Annual Awards Ceremony because my parents wanted it to be a surprise.

The target championship is an indoor FITA tournament and is the standard format for the Canadain National Indoor Championships and all World Indoor Championships. The tournament follows standard FITA rules using a 10-ring 40cm target ( 60 cm for Cub and Pre-cub Recurve) with two rings each of Gold, Red, Blue, Black and White and everyone shooting from 18M. Consistent archers may choose to use a vertical 3 spot to avoid breaking arrows and nocks. A vertical 3-spot is also mandatory for all Indoor World Championships.

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With mail-in tournaments there are no elimination rounds where archers have head-to-head competitions. With the updated FITA target faces in 2012 there is no X ring anymore therefore ties can happen.

This tournament is typically the start of the premier shooting period in Ontario with the national indoor championships at the beginning of March and then COPARCO Multi-national Indoor Championships of Americas (North and South America) mail-in championship to follow. If you live in Ontario and have never competed in an indoor target championships, check out the Ontario Association of Archer’s website for host site and dates near you.

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The 12 Days of Christmas… Archery Version

My archery version of the 12 days of Christmas ( same music … )

ChristmasOn the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me an arrow lost in a tree.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Two National records, And an arrow lost in a tree.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Three Bulls eyes, Two National records, And an arrow lost in a tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Four Compound Shooters, Three Bulls eyes, Two National records, And an arrow lost in a tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Five FITA Stars, Four Compound Shooters, Three Bulls eyes, Two National records, And an arrow lost in a tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas,my true love sent to me Six Make-up arrows, Five FITA Stars, Four Compound Shooters, Three Bulls eyes, Two National records, And an arrow lost in a tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Seven Cracked Nocks, Six Make-up arrows, Five FITA Stars, Four Compound Shooters, Three Bulls eyes, Two National records, And an arrow lost in a tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Eight Lost Fletchings, Seven Cracked Nocks, Six Make-up arrows, Five FITA Stars, Four Compound Shooters, Three Bulls eyes, Two National records, And an arrow lost in a tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Nine Recurve Shooters, Eight Lost Fletchings, Seven Cracked Nocks, Six Make-up arrows, Five FITA Stars, Four Compound Shooters, Three Bulls eyes, Two National records, And an arrow lost in a tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Ten Perfect ends, Nine Recurve Shooters, Eight Lost Fletchings, Seven Cracked Nocks, Six Make-up arrows, Five FITA Stars, Four Compound Shooters, Three Bulls eyes, Two National records, And an arrow lost in a tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Eleven Target Butts, Ten Perfect ends, Nine Recurve Shooters, Eight Lost Fletchings, Seven Cracked Nocks, Six Make-up arrows, Five FITA Stars, Four Compound Shooters, Three Bulls eyes, Two National records, And an arrow lost in a tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Twelve Carbon Fiber Arrows, Eleven Target Butts, Ten Perfect ends, Nine Recurve Shooters, Eight Lost Fletchings, Seven Cracked Nocks, Six Make-up arrows, Five FITA Stars, Four Compound Shooters,
Three Bulls eyes, Two National records, And an arrow lost in a tree!

Merry Christmas to everyone!