This section is designed for those interested in taking their archery to the next level and competing more in the following levels:

  • State
  • National
  • International
  • Olympic

Below is a list of recurring tournaments that are held every year that you should be on the look out for. Some do offer 

  • Prize money for podium placement
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Scholarship opportunities for JOAD and Collegiate archers
The major associations that host ranking events are:
  • World Archery (WA) – formerly known as FITA
  • USA Archery (USAA)
  • National Field Archery Association (NFAA)
  • Archery Shooter’s Assocation (ASA)
  • California Bowman Hunters (CBH)
Tournament NameLocationMembership Required
To Participate
important Dates
State Indoor JOAD Championship

California State Ranking (JOAD only)
(one of the major 3 required to attend in order to qualify for California State Ranking)
Tulare, CA – USA
varies each year
USAA2nd weekend in January
(Friday only)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually
State Indoor Championship

California State Ranking (All Age Categories)
(one of the major 3 required
to attend in order to qualify for
California State Ranking)
Tulare, CA – USA
varies each year
USAA2nd weekend in January
(Saturday – Sunday)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually
CBH State Indoor
State

State Ranking for NFAA or CBH members.
No ranking eligibility available for non-members
Non-members shoot as a “guest”
Multiple locations. NFAA
CBH
3rd Sunday in January (@Hi-Tech)
– Other locations range throughout January/February

Registration Open: Usually early December
Registration End: Usually early January
CV JOAD National Indoor Championships
State
Chula Vista, CA – USA
Easton Olympic
Training Center
USAA1st weekend in February
(Friday only)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually
U.S. National Indoor Championships
State
Chula Vista, CA – USA
Easton Olympic
Training Center
USAA1st weekend in February
(Saturday – Sunday)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually
The Vegas Shoot

International Ranking.
Part of 6 “Indoor World Series” Tournaments

Scholarships
Prize Money Payouts
Las Vegas, NV – USA

2019 was held at the
SouthPoint Hotel & Casino
Location may change in future
USAA
NFAA
ASA
“guest”
2nd Weekend in February
(Friday – Sunday)

Registration Open: Usually early August of year before
Registration End: Usually early January
Indoor National Championships
National Ranking.
Part of 4 “NFAA National Shooter of the Year” Tournaments
Louisville, KY – USA
Kentucky International
Convention Center
NFAA3rd weekend in March
(Saturday – Sunday)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually
Cotton Boll Classic

California State Ranking (All Age Categories)
(Not required for ranking, but can be used to raise your ranking level if you already qualify)
Tulare, CA – USA
varies each year
USAA3rd weekend in May
(Saturday – Sunday)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually
State Outdoor Championships

California State Ranking (All Age Categories)
(one of the major 3 required
to attend in order to qualify for
California State Ranking)
Long Beach, CA – USA
El Dorado Park
USAA2nd weekend in June
(Saturday – Sunday)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually
Outdoor National Field Championships
National Ranking. Part of the 4 “NFAA National Shooter of the Year” Tournaments
Darrington, WA – USA
NFAA4th weekend in July
(Friday – Sunday)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually
Desert Open & CA Duel Team Trials

California State Ranking (All Age Categories)
(Not required for ranking, but can be used to raise your ranking level if you already qualify)
Long Beach, CA – USA
El Dorado Park
USAA1st weekend in August
(Saturday – Sunday)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually
Grapestakes Tournament

California State Ranking (All Age Categories)
(Not required for ranking, but can be used to raise your ranking level if you already qualify)
Sacramento, CA – USA
Discovery Park
USAA4th weekend in August
(Saturday – Sunday)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually
Outdoor National Target Championships
National Ranking. Part of the 4 “NFAA National Shooter of the Year” Tournaments
Yankton, SD – USA
NFAA Easton Yankton
Archery Center
NFAA1st weekend in September
(Friday – Sunday)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually
Duel in the Desert

California State Ranking (All Age Categories)
(Not required for ranking, but can be used to raise your ranking level if you already qualify)
Long Beach, CA – USA
El Dorado Park
USAA2nd weekend in September
(Saturday – Sunday)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually
Pacific Coast Championships

California State Ranking (All Age Categories)
(one of the major 3 required
to attend in order to qualify for
California State Ranking)
Sacramento, CA – USA
Discovery Park
USAA3rd weekend in September
(Saturday – Sunday)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually
Marked 3D
National Ranking. Part of the 4 “NFAA National Shooter of the Year” Tournaments
NFAAShoot Date(s): N/A
(Friday – Sunday)

Registration Open: Usually
Registration End: Usually