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Fort Riley Bow Slinger 3-D Archery Tournament

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Join Fort Riley for the 2nd Annual Bow Slinger 3-D Archery Tournament!
Watch out for Big Foot of the Flint Hills!

Work your way through a 1.54 mile, 30 target, known shooting distance course.
Top 5 shooters from each class will compete in a class shoot-off to determine placement for prizes up to $500!

  • 30 target known-distance tournament.
  •  Masks required to participate. Shooters may remove masks when shooting.
  • Top 5 shooters from each category with 10 or more shooters will compete in class shoot-off for cash prizes.
  • Food available for purchase 11AM-2PM.
  • Easy Post Access! Personal Driver’s License & DOB required for post access.
  • Active Duty personnel are not restricted to the Active Duty category.
  • ASA Shooting Rules 
  • Participants must reside within 150 miles or less from Fort Riley to register. Participants who have to travel more than 150 miles will not be able to register for this event.

Register online at riley.armymwr.com. Must pre-register by noon, August 20, 2020. T-shirt pre-order available for purchase if pre-registered by August 7, 2020.

 

AUGUST 22, 2020

Class

Cost

Youth (Ages 8-11)
$35
Youth (Ages 12-14) 
$35
Youth (Ages 15-17)           
$35

Youth shooters are allowed one guardian per shooter, no additional spectators. Limited to 45 youth shooters.

 

AUGUST 23, 2020

Class

Cost 

Men's Open  $55
Men's Bow Hunter  $55
Women's Open $55
Women's Bow Hunter $55
Senior Open (Ages 50+) $45
Traditional  $45
Active Duty $45

Adult shooters not allowed to bring additional spectators. Limited to 90 shooters.

*Prizes will be given in the form of a mailed check.
Winning participants will be required to fill out a W-9 form.

 

Click here to register for the August 22, 2020 Youth Tournament.  

Click here to register for the August 23, 2020 Tournament. 

Click here to purchase your Army Green 2020 2nd Annual Bowslinger T-shirt (must print out proof of purchase to pick up t-shirt). ONLINE SALES END August 7, 2020!

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SAFETY MITIGATIONS:

  • Shooters required to bring their own equipment.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at water stations.

  • Targets will be marked with 6 ft distance placers.

  • Shooters, guardians, spectators and ODR staff required to wear masks.

  • 6ft social distance must be maintained at all times.

  • Each target will be limited to 3 shooters.

  • Extra porta johns will be placed outside to decrease indoor foot traffic with hand sanitizing stations.

Class Descriptions

OPEN CLASS: MEN’S, WOMEN’S, & SENIOR (50+) OPEN
May use any compound or recurve bow, sight, release, or stabilizer length. The following items MAY NOT BE USED: (1) broadheads or any other point or tip not intended for target use; (2) retaining mechanisms which allow the bow to be mechanically held in the drawn position (except crossbows); (3) laser sights or devices; (4) devices or any outside agency (including stabilizer bar or prop stick) that allows the mass weight of the bow to be relieved from either arm while shooting or that allows for steadying the bow with any part of the body other than the bow hand.

FIXED PIN CLASSES: MEN’S & WOMEN’S BOWHUNTER, ACTIVE DUTY AND YOUTH
Sights
 - Fixed pins, no pin limit. Movable sights may be used, but must be locked down into a fixed position that will be verified by the group prior to competing. Magnification is not permitted in any fixed pin class. Clarifiers or verifiers in the peep are not considered magnification and are permitted.

Stabilizers - A front stabilizer or a system including quick releases, enhancers and/or weights may be used, but may not exceed twelve inches (12”) in total length from the tip of the stabilizer (or system) to the point of attachment on the front of the riser provided by the manufacturer. A rear stabilizer or counter balance weight system may be used with a maximum of two extensions. Due to the use of V-bars and varying points of attachment the length of the rear stabilizer is not to extend further than six inches (6”) directly back from the back of the riser below the grip toward the strings. Stabilizers may be longer than 6” if angled from the point of attachment.

TRADITIONAL CLASS:
Bow must be either recurve or longbow without wheels or cams. No release aid, no sights, a single stabilizer up to 12” in length measured from the point of attachment, no overdraws, no draw checks, must have one finger touching the arrow nock, and must use one consistent anchor point. No marks on the sight window, string, or bow to use as an aiming or judging reference. All arrows must be identical in size, weight and construction.

Tournament Prizes

The table below shows the maximum payout in each category. Payouts will vary based on the number of registered shooters in each category. Top 5 shooters from each category with 10 or more shooters will compete in class shoot-off for cash prizes.

Class

Place

Prize

Men’s Open

1st Place
2nd Place

3rd Place 
$500
$250

$100

Men’s Bow Hunter

1st Place
2nd Place

3rd Place 
$500
$250

$100

Women’s Open

1st Place
2nd Place

3rd Place 
$500
$250

$100

Senior (50+) Open 

1st Place
2nd Place

3rd Place
$400
$200

$100

Women’s Bow Hunter

1st Place
2nd Place

3rd Place 
$500
$250

$100

Active Duty

1st Place
2nd Place

3rd Place 
$400
$200

$100

Traditional

1st Place
2nd Place

3rd Place 
$400
$200

$100

Youth (Ages 8-11)

1st Place
2nd Place

3rd Place 
$200
$100

$50

Youth (Ages 12-14)

1st Place
2nd Place

3rd Place 
$200
$100

$50
Youth (Ages 15-17)
1st Place
2nd Place

3rd Place
$200
$100

$50

Prizes will be given in the form of a mailed check.
Winning participants will be required to fill out a W-9 form.

 

Tournament Day Schedule

Saturday, August 22 & Sunday, August 23

2020

Shooter's Check-In 7:00am - 8:15am
Shooter's Meeting (required for all shooters)
8:30am
Tournament Starts            
9:00am
Food Sales Begin 11:00am 
Door Prize Drawings  1:30pm
Cash Prize Shoot-Off's
1:30pm
Directions and Gate Access

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All participants, spectators, and guardians must reside within 150 miles or less from Fort Riley. Participants, spectators, and guardians who have to travel more than 150 miles to Fort Riley will not be able to attend this event.

 

From the Visitor’s Center/Henry Gate:

1.       Head northwest on Henry Dr toward Marshall Dr
2.       At the round-about, continue straight stay on Henry Dr
3.       Henry Dr will turn into Dickman Ave (slight right)
4.       Turn left Turn left onto Huebner Rd
5.       At the traffic light, take a right onto 1st Division Rd.
6.       At the next traffic light take a left onto Normandy Drive.
7.       The Fort Riley Outdoor Adventure Park will be on your right.

Access to Fort Riley for Pre-registered Shooters: 

To make your tournament experience more enjoyable, please use Henry Gate (Marshal Army Airfield, Exit 301 off of I-70) to enter the installation. As you approach the gate, stay in the far right lane. You will see a guard in a safety vest and you will tell him that you are coming on Fort Riley for the Fort Riley Bow Slinger 3-D Archery Tournament. Please ensure that all persons in your vehicle have a driver's license or Government issued identification ready so they can be verified.  Youth 15 years old or younger will not be required to present an ID.