Tournament Tourist

When one develops a taste for archery, what frequently follows is a taste for measuring oneself in a tournament setting. Here in Oklahoma, we are blessed with a large array of local competitive events for archers of all levels. There are no pre-shoot qualifications; anyone who pays the entry fee is welcome to take part. You can easily slake…

 Vegas Shoot 5: Lessons Learned

Vegas Shoot 2017 has come and gone. The results have been tallied, winners honored, bows packed and stored, and shuttle buses and car rentals are conveying tired archers to airports, train stations, and really dedicated Uber drivers. The retirees visiting the South Point Resort can rest easy, knowing that the next elevator won’t suddenly disgorge…

Vegas Shoot 4: Waiter, There’s a World Cup in my Vegas Shoot

The Vegas Shoot is, simply put, the largest indoor archery shoot in the world.  Take 3,500 archers, a prize purse of $450,000 in cash and scholarships, top archers from around the globe to vie for those prizes, and all the sensibilities and resources of a Vegas promoter, the Vegas Shoot is truly a contest of…

Vegas Shoot 3: The Same Thing We Do Every Night, Pinky

If you’re over the age of 25, you may remember a charming little Warner Brothers and Steven Spielberg cartoon called “Pinky and the Brain.”  The show chronicled the efforts of super-lab-rat-genius Brain and his dim-witted sidekick Pinky as they hatched plot after nefarious plot designed to take over the world.  As evil masterminds go, Brain wasn’t…

Vegas Shoot 2: Getting There is Half the Fun

So you’ve decided to go to the Vegas Shoot?  Good for you! Now we just need to figure out how to get there. If you’re fortunate enough to be within driving distance, this is merely an exercise in normal tournament logistics (perhaps with a stopover for the more distant but adventurous types).  As with any…

Vegas Shoot 1: The Goodwins Go to Vegas

Vegas, baby! Goodwin Archery has made the trek to the City of Lights, the City of Sin, the City of Cirque du Soleil, otherwise known as Las Vegas, Nevada! We will be one of over 3,000 archers participating in the Vegas Shoot, billed by the NFAA as “the largest and most prestigious indoor archery tournament…

Photos and Results – Oklahoma State Games – Winter 2017

The 2017 Winter State Games of Oklahoma Archery Tournament was held on February 4-5.  The event featured both target and 3D disciplines, with 177 target archers at Norman Archery, and 150 3D archers at Trosper Archery Club. The archery community thanks the leaders of Trosper Archery Club and Norman Archery for hosting impressive venues.  Special thanks to…

OSAA State Indoor Championship

The OSAA State Indoor Championship will be held at Norman Archery on  February 25-26.  This will be an NFAA 600-round event, consisting of two separate rounds at an NFAA Indoor target (40 cm target, single spot or five-spot face).  Each round will shoot 12 ends of five arrows each, with archers swapping targets top/bottom after 6 ends.  Because…

Photos – 2017 Oklahoma – USA Archery/JOAD Indoor Tournament

Here are the event photos taken by Goodwin Archery at the 2017 Oklahoma – USA Archery/JOAD Indoor Tournament, held on January 28-29 at H&H Shooting Sports.  The event was managed by the Oklahoma Storm JOAD team, with awards presented by USA Archery National Judge and legendary Oklahoma archery teacher Jane Johnson.  Tournament results can be…

Results – 2017 State JOAD/USA Archery Tournament

The 2017 USA Archery-Oklahoma State Indoor Championships finished up today at H&H Shooting Sports in Oklahoma City.  93 adult and youth archers competed in several categories in this brand-new annual event.  Special thanks to the Oklahoma Storm JOAD team for sponsoring and staffing the event. The full tournament results can be found here at the…

Tournament Tips – First Time, Every Time

Preparing to shoot in your first organized tournament?  Here are a few handy tips, tricks, tasks, and trade secrets to help you through your first tournament. Pack the night before.  Check to make sure you have everything you need. Bring “extras” just in case. Not everyone can afford to have a second bow set up…

Hurry Up and Wait

As I write this, I am cooling my heels in the airport, where my five-hour journey has stretched into twelve. Fortunately, I packed some assorted snacks, my book reader, some small work projects, and a host of electronic distractions with extra batteries. I did not want this delay, but thank goodness I prepared for it!…

But I’m Not Ready for a Tournament

The archery tournament is over.  Scores are added, compared, submitted to the scrutiny of judges, and logged in formal records.  Bows are cased, arrows are tubed, targets are rolled away.  It’s over. And the self-analysis starts.  How did I do?  Did I make good shots?  Bad shots?  Did I make my goals? Did I win…