I wanted to send out this information to let everyone know that the PA Field and Target Archers (PFATA) Outdoor State Tournament will be held at Falcon Archers in Canonsburg, PA on August 26, 2012. That’s only two weeks away folks.
For those of you not familiar with the organization, PFATA is the state affiliate of the National Field Archery Association (NFAA). Each year PFATA conducts an Indoor and Outdoor State Tournament to meet our obligations as an affiliate organization of the NFAA. In past years, in accordance with NFAA rules, only PFATA and NFAA (or NAA/USAA) members were allowed to shoot in these tournaments. But thanks to some hard work and efforts by our PFATA President/NFAA State Director, John Pawlowski, this rule was changed at the 2012 NFAA Board of Directors meeting in Las Vegas.
As of June 1, 2012, anyone can participate in the Tournaments. The only restriction is that if you are not a member, you can only participate and not compete for awards, titles or records.The purpose in allowing “Guest Participants” is to give the non-member a taste of what the NFAA/PFATA Tournament games are like, and hopefully, entice some of you to join the NFAA/PFATA. NFAA/PFATA memberships will be available at the Tournament. You can join at the Tournament and compete for the awards. Or you can just participate for the experience.
The format of the Tournament is 14 Field Faces, 14 HunterFaces and 14 Animal Faces. Registration starts at 9:00 AM and a shotgun start will ensue at 10:00 AM. The registration fee is $20.00 for adult shooters and $10.00 for youth (17 years and younger). Scores will be tabulated and awards presented at the conclusion of the Tournament. Following the awards presentation, the Annual PFATA Members Meeting will be held. All members and potential members are encouraged to attend.
The range will be open for practice on Saturday August 25, from 5:00 PM until it’s too dark to shoot. PFATAand NFAA (or NAA/USAA) members planning to shoot Sunday’s Tournament may practice free of charge. Any non-member may use the range for practice for the standard range fee. This fee is $2.00 for Falcon Club members and$4.00 for non-Falcon members.
More information on NFAA can be found on the Web at www.fieldarchery.com. PFATA can be found on the Web at www.pfata.net. More information about Falcon Archers can be found on the Web at http://falconarchers.hypermart.net.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I hope to see many of you that I haven’t seen for a while out at the shoot.
Falcon Archers President/PFATA VP