FAQ

How Much Does It Cost To Enter An Archery Abroad Tournament?

The entry fee for our tournaments is $25 per shooter, per class.


What Classes Do You Offer To Shoot?

We offer TEAM Shoots, Mens Hunter, Mens Open, Womens Hunter, Womens Open, Traditional, Elite Hunter, Elite Open as well as youth classes.

TEAM Shoots.. 3 person team shoot what you have, combined score 6 ends vegas 3 spot! Follow all Tournament Rules…

Mens Hunter Class- this is meant for the bow you hunt with, front and rear stabilizers must be 14″ or less, no magnification lens in the sight scope. Lens with a dot and 0 magnification is allowed. If you have a lens with 0 magnification demonstrate this on your video. Accessories designed specifically for hunting are allowed to remain on your bow bow such as the “Bow Dagger, Quivalizer or steady form are allowed. Standard stab rules apply when these items are not being used.

Mens Open Class- Anything goes shoot whatever you want

Ladies Hunter Class- this is meant for the bow you hunt with, front and rear stabilizers must be 14″ or less, no magnification lens in the sight scope. Lens wit a dot and 0 magnification is allowed. If you have a lens with 0 magnification demonstrate this on your video.

Ladies Open- anything goes shoot what you want

Traditional Class- Longbow, recurve, horse bow etc .. Instinctive shooting only no sights, or release aids allowed,

Elite/Pro Hunter Class: (Your Typical Score is 177 or better out of 180) this is meant for the bow you hunt with, front and rear stabilizers must be 14″ or less, no magnification lens in the sight scope. Lens wit a dot and 0 magnification is allowed. If you have a lens with 0 magnification demonstrate this on your video. You know your capability so shoot in your appropriate class if you place in the money 2 times with a 177 or more score you will be asked to move up!

Elite/Pro Open- (Your Typical Score is 177 or better out of 180) anything goes shoot what you want. You know your capability so shoot in your appropriate class if you place in the money 2 times with a 177 or more score you will be asked to move

Youth Classes – Youth classes will be broken down into Elementary, Middle School, High School groups. Each group will have trophies given to the top 3 in each group. THERE IS NO CASH PAYOUT FOR YOUTH CLASSES. YOUTHS SHOOT FOR FREE IF A PARENT IS SHOOTING THE SAME T#


Do You Furnish Targets?

We do not furnish the targets. You have to purchase Regulation size Vegas 3 Spot or Regulations 40cm Single Spot for Traditional and Youth. We will send you target stamps to be applied to the target as well as a code word to write on the target.


How Do I Shoot An Archery Abroad Online Tournament?

Shooting one of our tournaments is very easy and straight forward.

STEP BY STEP VIDEO PROCESS AVERAGE VIDEO IS 8 minutes

1- Introduce yourself and Prepare your target on video, show your clean never shot target face on video, WRITE THE CODE WORD THAT WAS ANNOUNCED AT THE ROSTER CLOSE, ON THE TARGET FACE! ANNOUNCE IT OUT LOUD!
NO CODE WORD =DQ DO NOT FORGET THIS!!!!!!!!!
Apply the corresponding Target Stamp supplied by Archery Abroad for free with your first entry, you receive one years worth/12 stamps… Be absolutely sure to read the “T” number and stamp registration number out loud and show a close up of it on camera! Again see the Example Video for a demonstration. These are tamper proof decals.. They are thin, stick permanently and do not come back off .. Make sure you use the right one and apply them carefully!!!
Scoring… From the X outward
X = 10 call this out as a 10X
Next ring 10
Next ring 9
Next ring 8
Next ring 7
Next ring 6
See scoring photo!
If your arrow is touching the higher score ring the higher score ring is awarded!

2- PROVE YOUR DISTANCE! On every individual video! Lay out a 100′ tape measure (easiest way) show your range finder view on camera, any method of measuring is fine as long as your shooting line is clearly marked and distance is shown before you begin.

IF YOU ARE AT YOUR INDOOR RANGE SHOW THE 20 yard line Range marking.. If it doesn’t say 20 yards permanently marked by the range than prove your distance as above!!!

3- SHOW YOUR EQUIPMENT OFF! Lets hear all bout it.. Hunter classes must show Stabilizers and show they have no magnification lens in the sight .. Place your finger through to demonstrate.

4- PLACE YOUR CAMERA in a manner that you “the shooter can been seen at full draw releasing the arrow WITH YOUR TARGET IN VIEW!!!!!! VERY IMPORTANT! See the camera tips section!

5- SHOOT ROUND 1… Shoot ONE arrow per spot, 3-arrows take camera to target and score the arrows… KEEP THE CAMERA ON THE TARGET AT ALL TIMES!!!! If the target leaves the view of the camera it will be my judgment call to determine the possibility of editing.. If you walk to the target facing the sky YOUR SHOOT WILL NOT COUNT!!! If you accidentally leave view for a split second and back picking up the camera, trip on something etc it should be ok.. Dont stress! Call out your score in order of target 1,2 & 3 write your score on the target.. Return and repeat this process one more time and you have shot 6 arrows on one video.

6- Shoot Round 2… Same as above

7- Shoot Round 3 …. Same as above you will have shot 18 arrows , 6 per video, on 3 separate videos!

8- POST YOUR VIDEOS TO THE PAGE TAG ME IN THE POST!!!
Label them … T# Round 1, T# Round 2, T# Round 3 tagging me will ensure I do not miss them being posted. If you have trouble posting them to the page upload them to youtube and post the link… 6 Arrows per Video MAX!

9- I will officially score your video and enter your score into the scoreboard!

10- THAT’S IT TOOK LESS THAN 30 min to shoot the entire tournament!


What Is The Possible Payouts?

Pay Outs…. 65/35 they Are calculated as follows… 10 to 20% of the places in each class will be paid depending on the size of each tournament. 35% is held for expenses, growth and a small profit.
Example based on 50 shooters in the class (will be adjusted with more/less shooters)
1st $250
2nd $175
3rd $125
4th $100
5th $75
6th $50
7th $40
8th $20
9th $20
10th $20
In the event of a tie score the X count will decide! In the event the X count is the same the places will be combined until the next place won and will be split by the tied shooters equally…


How Do I Enter An Archery Abroad Online Tournament?

Payment: PayPal FRIENDS AND FAMILY! ONLY
$25 to …… yourtotalcomfort@gmail.com
In the PayPal notes include: The “T” #, your Name/Facebook Profile, your PayPal email, address for target stamps, age, and class you prefer to shoot in! Target stamps needed yes/no
Once payment is received you will be added to the roster immediately !
Example:
Richard Harris / T10 Hunter class
yourtotalcomfort@gmail.com
5341 ………..
…………..va 22551
Age 45
Hunter Class
Stamps Yes


What If I Have Camera Problems?

If your camera shuts off, batteries go dead or a shot is not on video, seen at full draw with target in view for any reason these arrows will be scored as zero… I must see the release of the arrow! If an arrow hits the target anywhere on the 17×17 target face it is a counted arrow for scoring. The target may not have more than 18 holes at the end of all 3 rounds. If I have no way to verify the shooter shooting the arrows, those arrows will be scored as zero’s… Camera failures happen and have happened so be very comfortable with the risk before entering a tournament. Practice this process and feel free to upload practice videos to the page to be sure all is working correctly,
Tips: Put phones on airplane mode, be sure batteries are fully charged, be sure memory on your device is adequate for the video. Be sure your device has not limitations to video length, delete all videos from recently deleted folders so they don’t use up your memory! If a shot is not on the video it will be a Zero score for those arrows.. Transparency in this is key!


What If I Have Equipment Failure?

If you suffer an equipment failure… Explain the situation on your video… Do not pull your arrows if one or 2 have been shot, you may turn your camera off make your repair to your equipment continue your video after repair.. Picking up exactly where you left off.


Can I Dispute Someone Scoring?

Who may dispute/Challenge an arrowed scored in AA?
Shooters in the Tournament are the only people allowed to dispute or challenge a scored arrow, and you must be shooting in the class against that shooter!!!! No exceptions!!
1. Do not comment disagreement on a shooters shoot video!!!
2.Private message Me ” Richard Harris” what shooter, round 1, 2, or 3 and which arrow in question..keep it simple thats all I need.. I will review the video again and if it is close enough to warrant a dispute we will move forward with a challenge review.. If not I will deny the request !
3. The shooter will be advised/ messaged by me that we have a dispute but no names of who will be given to the shooter…
4. Absolutely no arguing or commenting of why is permitted on the review post.. This will not be tolerated and any other comment other than IN or OUT will be deleted immediately.. The member may be removed from the group if the comments are severe enough .. This is by my judgement. No messages will be sent in this case I simply don’t have enough time to explain to people they are breaking rules.. They are plainly explained here in AA
I will post the best still photos from the video as possible for the group as a whole to view and judge “IN or OUT” only!
The post will be left open for at least 24hrs giving enough time for the group to view and judge the shot.. The tally of in or out will be totaled and the majority will rule..
Remember that any arrow “Touching” the line of the higher point is awarded the higher point!!! Nothing else matters and AA is not trying to mimic any other organizations rules… This is very important when looking at someones arrow!!!!