Tournament Checklists

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Decide which tournament you wish to participate in.
Research
– Date(s) and time(s) of the actual tournament
– Location of the tournament (will you need lodging and transportation?)
– What bow divisions are available
– What age categories are available
– type of tournament (charity, local, state, national, international, etc.)
– Cost to register
– Registration Form

Fill out the Registration Form, either online or on paper (this varies by tournament)
– Full Legal Name or name you will be entered as
– Select correct Age Category (ie. Yeoman, Bowman, Cub, Cadet, Junior, Senior, Master, etc)
– Select Bow Division you intend to shoot as(ie. Barebow Recurve, Olympic Recurve, Compound, Traditional, etc)
– Club Affiliated with will always be California Indoor Archers

Pay registration fee however advised.
– If registration is online this will be in at time of completing the registration form
– If registration is by paper ahead of time, this will usually be by check payment sent in the mail with the form
– If registration is done onsite, usually cash, check or credit/debit card options will be available depending on the tournament and host location

Plan your lodging and transportation as needed. Allow for an extra day before the first tournament date if it is outside of California or more than a 3 hour drive from Los Angeles. This will give the archer time to relax and mentally prepare.
Get in practice at your required shooting distances?

Suggested at least 2 times per week if possible leading up to the tournament date.

Know how many arrows you need for the tournament. You should always have at least 2x the arrows you need during a shooting end.

example: if you are shooting 3 arrow ends, you need to have at least 6 arrows in your quiver at all times and have extras in your bow bag in case you lose or break some of those

Item/EquipmentImportance LevelReason / Additional NotesIs it packed?
BowMANDATORYobviously πŸ˜‰
ARROWS:
3 arrow ends (30 – 60 arrows per day depending on length of tournament)

(be sure you have at least 2x as many arrows as you will be shooting each end per day)
MANDATORYobviously πŸ˜‰
Clothing (mandatory)MANDATORY




Other EquipmentHIGH
















Collapsible chair Optionalmost indoor tournaments provide seating, but not always
Clothing (optional)OptionalIndoor tournaments can vary in temperatures




Water
– suggested to drink 16 – 32 oz per day during tournaments
Optional but highly suggested
Snacks
– protein
– fruit
– veggies
– sandwich or other
Optional but highly suggested
Item/EquipmentImportance LevelReason / Additional NotesIs it packed?
BowMANDATORYobviously πŸ˜‰
ARROWS: 1440 Round tournaments
Day 1: 6 arrow ends (2 rounds of 36 arrows each= 72 arrows)
Day 2: 3 arrow ends (2 rounds of 36 arrows each = 72 arrows)

(be sure you have at least 2x as many arrows as you will be shooting each end per day)
MANDATORYobviously πŸ˜‰
Other EquipmentHIGH
















Clothing (mandatory)HIGH




Chair with umbrella or shade covering
HIGHChairs are not provided for archers or spectators by the tournament/event location
Clothing (optional)OptionalOutdoor tournaments can vary in temperatures






Water
– suggested to drink 16 – 32 oz per day during tournaments
Optional but highly suggested
Snacks
– protein
– fruit
– veggies
– sandwich or other
Optional but highly suggested
Sunscreen
Bugspray
Item/EquipmentImportance LevelReason / Additional NotesIs it packed?