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Competitive Advantage SHOWDOWN



The Competitive Advantage Showdown is the only USAT style outdoor event in Michigan.  The USAT series is a circuit of events held across the nation to select the United States Archery Team. No event in Michigan currently provides an opportunity to practice for this intensive season.  This event also offers an excellent opportunity for NASP and S3DA archers to experience an outdoor tournament with the inclusion of the Basic compound and Compound PINS divisions. 

We are also excited to offer Developmental Divisions. These special categories will offer either reduced distances or larger target sizes to accommodate the developing archer who is not quite ready for regular category standards. We hope this exciting addition will help spur development of outdoor archery participation. 

This event will feature:

  • LIVE scoring in real time. Follow the action from anywhere you have access to the internet.
  • Match play elimination rounds. Face off against a single opponent in a thrilling head to head match up where one archer is heading home early.
  • Grand Champion Title for each division and age category. Are you really the Best?
  • Free water for participating archers
  • Giveaways - Free Shirt

The Competitive Advantage SHOWDOWN takes place over 2 days, June 24th & 25th, 2023.

This event is sanctioned by USA Archery, the organization recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body of the Olympic sport of archery.  USA Archery is responsible for selecting and training men’s and women’s teams to represent the United States in Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, and Pan American Games, as well as World Championships, World Cups, and other international competitions.

The Competitive Advantage SHOWDOWN complies fully with both World Archery (the international governing body for the sport of archery for World Archery Championships, Olympic Games, and World Games, among others) and USA Archery rules.



The tournament format is a 72 arrow qualification round on the first day, followed the next day by elimination round match play for the top 64 seeded archers in each category (division & discipline).

Awards will be provided for the top 3 individuals in the elimination round for each class listed in the division classes below. Additionally, the male and female champions of each division will face off in a single match to determine the title of Grand Champion for each age and discipline. 



Registration is $60 and will include an event shirt. 

To register directly you must have a USA Archery Membership

If you have a NFAA membership, you can register but you must get a FREE membership from USA Archery first before registering. Info for getting your Free NFAA Temporary membership can be found here.

If you are a youth member of NASP, OAS or S3DA, You can get a FREE One Year Trial Youth Membership to USA Archery. Info for this can be found here.



Division                  Age Group                           Discipline                    Distance         Target Size

Master 50+            50+                                       Recurve                       60m                122cm

                                                                             Compound                  50m                 80cm

                                                                             Barebow                      50m                122cm

Senior                    21+                                       Recurve                        70m                122cm

                                                                             Compound                  50m                80cm

                                                                             Barebow                      50m                122cm

                                                                             Pins                              50m                80cm

                                                                             Dev. Recurve                50m                122cm

                                                                             Dev. Compound           50m               80cm (Full)

                                                                             Dev. Barebow               30m                122cm

U21 (Junior)         20th birthday in 2022         Recurve                        70m                122cm     

                                                                             Compound                  50m                 80cm

                                                                             Barebow                      50m                122cm

                                                                             Pins                              50m                 80cm    

U18 (Cadet)         17th birthday in 2022           Recurve                       60m                122cm

                                                                              Compound                  50m                80cm

                                                                              Barebow                      50m                122cm

                                                                              Pins                             50m                 80cm

                                                                              Basic Compound       30m                 122cm

                                                                              Dev. Recurve                30m                122cm

                                                                              Dev. Compound           50m               80cm (Full)

                                                                              Dev. Barebow               30m                122cm


U15 (Cub)         14th birthday in 2022               Recurve                       50m                122cm

                                                                              Compound                  30m                80cm

                                                                              Barebow                      30m                122cm

                                                                              Pins                             30m                 80cm

                                                                              Basic Compound       25m                 122cm  

                                                                              Dev. Recurve                30m                122cm

                                                                              Dev. Compound           30m               80cm (Full)

                                                                              Dev. Barebow               25m                122cm

U13 (Bowman)         12th birthday in 2022       Recurve                       30m                122cm

                                                                              Compound                  25m                80cm

                                                                              Barebow                      30m                122cm

                                                                              Pins                             25m                 80cm

                                                                              Basic Compound       20m                 122cm  

                                                                              Dev. Recurve               25m                122cm

                                                                              Dev. Compound           25m               80cm (Full)

                                                                              Dev. Barebow               20m                122cm


EVENT SCHEDULE (Updated 3/24/23)



4pm - Unofficial Practice until 6pm

You can set up canopies until 9pm


9am to 9:30 Equipment Inspection

9:30am - Training session for how to use live scoring

10:00am - Practice begins 3 ends

10:30am AM Qualification 36 arrows

12:30am Break

1pm PM Qualification 36 arrows

3:30pm - Buffalo Wild Wings for community event


9:00am - Practice begins 2 ends

9:20 - 3rd Qualification round of 36 arrows.

While brackets are being built - Training on Match play - How to read score sheet, move to next match and tablet use.

11: 45 – Begin round 1 of eliminations (This round will have an AB/CD line). 

12:20 – Round 2 of eliminations - 

1pm – Round 3 of eliminations - 

1:30 – Grand Champion Matches – 

2pm – Awards



USA Archery Dress Code for Sanctioned Tournaments will be enforced for tournament competition.



Bryan Young, Tournament Director

[email protected]



Seymour Lake Park
2795 Seymour Lake Rd
Oxford MI 48371

Enter the park and proceed as far as the main drive will take you. The field is due east of the Rick Laidler Pavilion.

We want to thank the Oxford Parks and Recreation department for all of their help in making this event a success.

Local Accommodations

Comfort Inn and Suites

6874 Sashabaw Rd

Clarkston, MI 48348


Red Roof Inn and Suites Lake Orion/Auburn Hills

2755 S. Lapeer Rd

Orion Twp, MI 48360


Holiday Inn Express and Suites Auburn Hills

3990 Baldwin Rd

Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Hampton Inn Detroit/Auburn Hills

3988 Baldwin Rd

Auburn Hills, MI 48326


TownePlace Suites by Marriott Detroit Auburn Hills

3900 Baldwin Rd

Auburn Hills, MIU 48326



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Seymour Lake Park, 2795 Seymour Lake Rd, Oxford, Michigan, United States of America, 48371


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