Tournament Venue Location:
Ben Avery Shooting Facility – FITA Archery Event Range
4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, Arizona 85086-7043 USA
Athlete Entry Fee:
$ 150 USD: All Athletes
Membership: Must be a current member of USA Archery, National Field Archery Association or a member of a FITA member association. You must be a USAA member to receive National Ranking points.
Final Deadline: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED – Space is limited to the field capacity and may close before March 1, so register early. There is no on-site registration. Payment must be received at time of final registration to reserve a shooting position. If venue does reach capacity, a waiting list in order received will be maintained.
Late Fee: add $50.00 US per archer, Registrations received after March 1, 2012 will be assessed a late fee. Late entries will be accepted in order received as field capacity permits.
Cancellations: Through March 1 will receive a full refund. A $50 fee will be withheld after March 1. Email notification of cancellation is acceptable. No refunds after March 15, 2012 (one week before tournament).
Waiver: All archers and officials must sign a liability and photo waiver prior to participating in tournament activities. Archers under 18 years of age must also have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver.
USAT and Junior USAT Qualifier: USA Archery has selected the AZ Cup as one of their qualifiers. USAT requirements and ranking information may be found at http://archery.teamusa.org/ .
Schedule: Schedule is subject to change due to weather delays, unforeseen conditions and final registration. The individual elimination rounds competition may extend up to sunset on Sunday March 25, 2012. If the tournament is stopped before completion, then the current archer standings at that time will be considered final.
· Recurve Qualification Round: 70m Round x 2 (72 arrows x 2 = 144 arrows) (all 6 arrow ends)
· Recurve Cadet Qualification Round: 60m Round x 2 (72 arrows x 2 = 144 arrows) (all 6 arrow ends)
· Compound Qualification Round: 50m Round x 2 (72 arrows x 2 = 144 arrows) (all 6 arrow ends)
· The Recurve Elimination Rounds will be utilizing the Set System per FITA April 1, 2011 rules. (Best of 5 Sets, 3 arrow sets at 70m (Cadets at 60m) on 122cm faces)
· The Compound Elimination Rounds will be utilizing the Cumulative System per FITA April 1, 2011 rules. (15 arrow matches, 5 ends x 3 arrows at 50m on 80cm – 6 ring individual faces)
· USAA and FITA rules, including dress codes. All archers must wear appropriate footwear including sport shoes covering the foot. (FITA, Book 1, 18.104.22.168) Note that sport sandals are not acceptable.
· A member association must be in good standing with no outstanding amounts payable to FITA. A member association’s archers may be put on a standby list until FITA approves their status.
2012 Categories: All Qualification ends are 6 arrow ends.
· Countries may enter an unlimited number of athletes.
· Individuals are welcome to register directly with the tournament.
· Recurve Men and Recurve Junior Men: shooting 122cm faces at 70m
· Recurve Women and Recurve Junior Women: shooting 122cm faces at 70m
· Recurve Cadet Men: shooting 122cm faces at 60m (eligible for Cadet Elimination Rounds only)
· Recurve Cadet Women: shooting 122cm faces at 60m (eligible for Cadet Elimination Rounds only)
· All Compound, all categories: shooting 80cm-6ring individual faces at 50m.
· Para classified archers are welcome to participate and shoot the distances of the main categories. (Note: all archer positions are 1 meter wide) (Open Para compound class may shoot 70m pending space availability, but will not be eligible for compound elimination rounds.) Para archers should arrange for their own agent.
· Recurve rankings of Junior and Senior and eligible Para archers will be combined for final ranking for the individual elimination matches.
· Compound Rankings of Cadet, Junior and Senior and eligible Para archers will be combined for final rankings for the individual elimination matches.
National Team Round and Mixed National Team Round (Recurve 70m and Compound 50m):
Each World Archery Federation member association country may enter one team each in the Recurve Men, Compound Men, Recurve Women and Compound Women National Team Rounds. A country may enter one Mixed Team each for Recurve and Compound. There is no separate Junior, Cadet, or Para Team Round. The country will identify their designated team members at registration. Eligible juniors and eligible compound cadets may be designated team members.
A national team will consist of their (3) highest ranked designated archers in the qualification round, unless the team captain otherwise notifies in writing to the Chairman of Judges one hour prior to the start of the eliminations. Their highest ranked designated Recurve man and woman form the Recurve mixed teams and highest ranked designated Compound man and woman form the Compound mixed teams, unless the team captain otherwise notifies in writing to the Chairman of Judges one hour prior to the start of the eliminations. Only those categories with two or more teams will be contested.
Open Teams (Recurve 70m and Compound 50m):
Arizona Cup Open Team Round is included in the registration and is open to all (except Recurve Cadets). Deadline to register an open team is 17:00 on Friday, March 23rd at the field. Open teams are typically corporate teams, collegiate teams or other, including impromptu teams arranged at the field by open competitors. No mixed open teams. National Teams may also compete in the Open Team rounds. Countries may enter unlimited number of teams in the Open Team round. Open Teams will be cut to the first 16 teams who sign up per category. Don't have a team? Sign-up anyway because others may be looking for teammates.
Coaches (during Qualification):
Personal/private coaches are not allowed in the archer’s area during qualification scoring. Personal/private coaches must stay behind the spectator line during scoring.
Coaches (during Elimination Rounds):
Personal/private coaches and Credentialed National Team Coaches are allowed up to the waiting line during scoring and may be in the archer’s tents. Seating is reserved for the archers. No more than one coach per archer may be at the waiting line during elimination matches.
Agents: Credentialed persons assisting Para archers or the tournament officials may sit in the archer's tents.
Photographers: Must be credentialed (max. of 4 at a time) by the tournament to be allowed at the waiting line/photo lane, in blinds or down range. Photographers may not coach from waiting line/photo lane, in blinds or down range. Please read the USA Archery guidelines for photographers.
· Shade canopies, seating and bottled water will be provided for the archers and credentialed officials.
· Complimentary shade and bleacher seating is provided for spectators.
· Spectators may erect their own shade canopies and seating behind the designated line and must be securely staked down.
· There is no fee for spectators.
· 1st, 2nd, 3rd place of Qualification: Senior, Junior and Cadet Categories
· 1st, 2nd, 3rd place of Individual Elimination: Recurve Men, Recurve Women, Compound Men, Compound Women
· 1st, 2nd, 3rd place of Recurve Cadet Individual Elimination: Recurve Cadet Men, Recurve Cadet Women
· 1st, 2nd, 3rd place of National and Mixed Team Rounds (Only classes of 2 or more teams will be contested)
· 1st, 2nd, 3rd place of Open Team Rounds (cash prizes only)
Prize Money: visit the website for updated prize money information as it becomes available
Contingency Money: Some manufacturers reward their sponsored shooters for success at the Arizona Cup.
Food for purchase Onsite: Food concession information will be on www.arizonacup.com, when it becomes available.
Tournament Shirts and Hats: will be available for purchase at time of registration. Sizes available for men and women. Shirts are $27.50 and Hats are $15.
Airport: PHX = Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – 25 miles to the Host Hotels or 34 miles to the tournament venue.
Drug Testing: Any archer may be subject to unannounced drug testing. Refusal to test may lead to disqualification. Request information from USADA or, if you have questions.
Note: All proceeds from the Arizona Cup go to target archery programs around the State of Arizona and provide funding for training of instructors, coaches and judges and tournament equipment as well as starter club equipment.