This is a great opportunity for teams to participate in a mail-in tournament. It allows individuals to compete against those who are at various parts of the country without having to travel. It would be a great thing to do before 3D USIAC, and it is being hosted by:
United Bowmen of Philadelphia
The Oldest Target Archery Club in the United States
Invite your organization to participate in the
2012 United Bowmen Open International Team Tournament by Mail
The United Bowmen Round
Seven dozen arrows at 80 yards; 5-color 122 cm target face
Scoring 9-7-5-3-1; Rebounds count 5; no marking of hits
Men and Women both shoot at 80 yards
The United Bowmen Round---arguably the oldest standardized target archery round in the English-speaking world
First shot August 15, 1835 – 9 years before the appearance of the York Round. *
Developed by the United Bowmen.
The only round shot at Club Field Days for the past 177 years.
This development marks the beginning of modern competitive target archery
The United Bowmen, the Surrey Bowmen and the Royal Toxophilite Society have shot the United Bowmen Round in competition by mail regularly since the mid-1930’s. The Open International Team Tournament is an outgrowth of this style of competition..
The event is a competitive team tournament and a social event (shooting is discontinued at the completion of 7 ends for a break of 30 minutes at “Halftime” for refreshments ) with a touch of 19th Century Custom to Recognize the Early Development of Modern Target Archery in Britain and North America.
Minimum Team Size – 4 archers
Scores for teams as large as 10 archers will be tabulated
All shooting must be completed on or before 31 December 2012
No Fees – All age, gender and equipment divisions recognized.
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*See Robert P. Elmer - Target Archery 1952