2010 TSAA State JOAD
As usual it was hot and windy in Victoria for an archery tournament. This time 42 brave archers showed they had game shooting in the 2010 TSAA State JOAD tournament at the Victoria county airport. The tournament had three goals; have fun, prepare archers for the 2010 JOAD nationals, and determine the 2010 Texas State Association Junior Champions. Tournament director Tom Barker is happy to report that all three objectives were accomplished. Thanks go to the Victoria County Airport, the Victoria County Commissioners for use of the field and South Texas Archery JOAD club for providing concessions.
On Saturday, June 12, the archers shot a 72 arrow qualification round. The tournament director and his helper spent several hours after shooting correcting scoresheets and determining what the scores would be for the placement on teams for Sunday’s team event.
Based on the number of archers, age, gender and bow type mix, a special modified team round was designed for Sunday’s shooting. Taking inspiration from the topical world cup of soccer, the archers were divided into three pools of four teams per pool. Following a few ends of practice to warm up, a series of round robin matches in each pool were conducted with the new FITA set system of scoring. Team makeup was fairly even with many matches taking the maximum number of sets for match determination.
Following the pool round robins three teams advanced to the finals. With the three teams shooting, the high score would receive 2 points for the set, the second highest scored 1 point and the lowest scored 0 points. The championship matches resulted in the two man team of Jacob Saenz and Tristan Frerich winning first place. Second place was earned by the team of Elizabeth Haynes , Zachary Brister, and Emily Fischer. Hunter Barthels and Allison Williams were just beat out and won third place.
A special thanks to the senior archers Richard Locke, Mike Hojnacki, Adam Guiggesberg, Justin Clark and Don Morgan for coming out and supporting the kids. Also of special note were the yeoman archers who had more fun per pound than anyone there. These troopers were Megan Frerich, Braden Parsons, Sheela Webb, Kyle Gaskamp, and Josef Fischer.
One interesting side note on where archers came from. One from Texins Archery Dallas (first from that club I am aware of.) Two from College Station. Three from Houston Area. Five from Corpus Christi area. Three from Shreveport. One from the Valley. One from Tyler. Thirty five archers are from South Texas Archery JOAD club (including the ones from Shreveport, Corpus).
Texas State JOAD Championship 2010
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