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Desert Sky Archer's Iron Archer

Several years ago Bob Pian and Janice Price started a tournament that became a staple to the Arizona archery community.  The Iron Archer was born.  Janice and Bob ran the tournament for several years.  DSA would like to honor their contribution to the archery community by bringing back the.....

Desert Sky Archer's

Iron Archer

September 30-October 1, 2023

Ben Avery Shooting Facility

Indoor Archery Range

4044 W Black Canyon Hwy

Phoenix, AZ  85086



  • Saturday is a 60 Arrow qualifying indoor round-2 minute ends, 3 arrows per end.
  • Sunday has the top 48 qualifiers shooting in flighted round robin matches.  Recurve Olympic set scoring round.
  • Archer's who qualify 49th and higher will receive a $15 refund via paypal.
  • Belt Buckle given to the winner of each flight.  There will be 8 flights.
  • All archers are combined when deciding flights.
  • Target Face will be World Archery Single Spot or Triangle only.  Outer 10 scoring for Recurve and Barebow.  Inner 10 Scoring for Compound.
  • 5-5 Ties are decided by a single arrow shoot off.  Closest to center wins.
  • If an archer needs to withdraw during the round robin matches, that archer forfeits all matches.  Wins will be given to any archer they have or will have shot against.

Barebow, Compound and Recurve will be based on World Archery Rules

Arrow Requirements (World Archery, Book 3):

11.1.7. Arrows of any type may be used provided they comply with the common meaning

of the word "arrow" as used in target archery, and do not cause undue damage to

target faces or butts. An arrow consists of a shaft with a tip (point), nocks, fletching and, if desired, cresting. The maximum diameter of arrow shafts shall not exceed 9.3mm (arrow wraps shall not be considered as part of this limitation as long they do not extend further than 22cm toward the point of the arrow when measured from the throat - nock hole where the string sits - of the nock to the end of the wrap); the tips (points) for these arrows may have a maximum diameter of 9.4mm. All arrows of every athlete shall be marked with the athlete's name or initials on the shaft. All arrows used in any end shall be identical and shall carry the same pattern and colour(s) of fletching, nocks and cresting, if any. Tracer nocks (electrically/electronically lighted arrow nocks) are not allowed.

Archers must be a member of USA Archery.  You can get a temporary membership here.  This cost is not included in tournament registration.

USA Archery Dress Code will be enforced

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy

Athlete Code of Conduct

Waiver and Release of Liability


Tournament CONTACT Information:

Hosted by: .............................. Desert Sky Archers

Tournament Director: ............... Rick Bachman                                  

Email ..................................... [email protected]

Phone Number..........................602-295-1639


Registration Fee is $65.

Late Registration after 12:01 AM September 26, 2023 is $95

No Refunds after September 26, 2023 10AM

Registration closes 7AM September 26, 2023

If an archer does not make the top 48 archers, they will receive a $15 refund via paypal.


Day 1 - Saturday September 30, 2023  18 Meters

 Morning Shooting (600 Round)  

                Equipment inspection                                             8:00 AM

                Official Practice  3 Ends                                          8:30 AM 

                Scoring Begins 1st – 30 arrows after official practice

                Break Approximately 5 minutes

                Scoring 2nd – 30 arrows


 Afternoon Shooting (600 Round)  

               Equipment inspection                                             1:00 PM

               Official Practice 3 Ends                                           1:30 PM 

               Scoring Begins 1st – 30 arrows after official practice

               Break Approximately 10 minutes

               Scoring 2nd – 30 arrows


Day 2 - Sunday October 1, 2023  18 Meters


                Official Practice 3 Ends                                       8:30 AM 

                First Match immediately after official practice

                Break after 3rd match


Award after final match completion




Ben Avery Shooting Facility Indoor Range, 5060 W Skeet Street, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America, 85086


[email protected]


+1 6022951639

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