Contributions by Amy
Monahan and Bob Pian
Several Arizona JOAD’s participated in the Duel in the Desert
in Long Beach, CA November 5-6, 2005.
For most, this was their first big outdoor tournament and
most of the youths participated in a category above their normal age
On Friday the team members and their families drove to Long
Beach, a 6 to 8 hour trip depending on stops.
The tournament takes place at El Dorado Park, the 1984 Los
Angeles Olympic Archery Field.
Everyone had a good time and shot well!
We enjoyed dinner on Saturday at Joe’s Crab Shack with the
rest of the Arizonan Team.
The Duel in the Desert matches an AZ archer against a CA
archer, one on one.
The team scoring format awarded a team point for each end, a
point for winning a distance and a point for winning the overall
There were 14 points per team member to win on Saturday and
27 points on Sunday.
The team sport shirts in women’s’ and men’s cuts were
embroidered and looked great. Joy Fahrenkrog and RegattaSport
worked on the shirts.
The Awards were presented after the scores were tallied.
A raffle was run, which is always fun.
Arizona JOADs were:
Huff participated as an individual.
won first place in Junior Female Compound.
won second place in Junior Male Recurve.
won second place in Junior Male Compound.
won second place in Cub Male Compound.
won third place in the highly competitive Senior Male Recurve
These are great results for a regional tournament.
and Lindsay Pian also competed.
They are still JOADs, but are with the Arizona State
University Sun Devil Archers and shot as Collegiate. Lindsay won 2nd
place in the Senior Female Recurve category. Joining them was former
AZJOAD,Ted Harden 2 and Team Director,
The 2006 Duel will be held in Arizona.
Plan on taking part in the Duel Trials and the Duel in the
The Bid Package for hosting the tournaments is on the
website. Consider hosting this fun tournament.