Always Be Early!

Always Be Early!

When going to class, an event or a tournament it is always a good idea to arrive slightly early so you are ready to begin when needed.  Below are some suggested times to show up before:

Event TypeSuggested Time To ArriveIf you are late
CIA Weekly Club Session
Private Lesson
Open Shooting
15 minutes earlyThe session will start late for you and will not be made up on the other side
Pin Shoot20 – 30 minutes earlyIf you are only slightly late, then you will have to have a judge do a special equipment
check with you and you miss out on your 2 practice ends and they cannot be made up.
In some cases this will also keep other archers from being able to start
on time if there is no judge available to do your equipment check right away.

If you are really late, you might miss the whole pin shoot
or be frustrated when you first begin, which is a terrible way to feel when
you are trying to get achievement pins
Tournament1 – 2 hours earlyIf you are only slightly late, then you will have to have a judge do
special equipment check with you and you miss out on your 2
practice ends and they cannot be made up

If you are really late, you might miss your first few
SCORING end, which cannot always be made up and
so you will start with those ends as all MISS and that can hurt
your final tournament score significantly.

January 9, 2021