Memorial Day Weekend,
May 29th and 30th, 2004
Mel Nichols, Pineapple Archery, set up and
hosted a very successful Speed Shoot thanks to the Desert Bowhunters.
Proceeds were donated to the Arizona JOAD fund to benefit Arizona
members on the US Junior World Team.
The object of the speed shoot was to have
the fastest time combined with the lowest score.
Five targets were set up between 18 to
Each shooter started the timer, shot
one arrow at each target, and then circled back to stop the timer.
Scoring was reversed, a 12=0, 10=1, 8=5
and 5=10 points.
The score was added to the time for the
The best eight took part in a shoot off
on Sunday afternoon.
There were many spectators and archers
watching cheered the shooters on.
A big difference from a FITA
The spirited “heckling” of the shooters
made for some good-humored fun.
When the dust cleared, a longbow
shooter had knocked out two compound shooters to take home 3rd
He beat the compound shooter less than
a half second.
The final match paired two shooters
with equal times.
Both shot Mathews bows.
Chuck Thompson won by a few seconds.
Desert Bowhunters were great and donated
Practice, speed rounds fees, and grudge
matches added up for a total benefit of almost $390!
Thank you to Desert
Bowhunters and Mel Nichols.