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What is the Arizona Cup?

An annual outdoor target archery tournament held in April complying with FITA and USA Archery rules. It began in 1989 in Tempe at Arizona State University, moved to Tucson and returned to Phoenix, Arizona in 2001. The Arizona Cup just  celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009.  The Arizona Cup has been used as a qualifier for the United States Archery Team.  2010 is the fourth year in a row it will also be a FITA World Archery Ranking Tournament.

Who can compete?

Any USA Archery (USAA) member, National Field Archery Association (NFAA) member or a member of any FITA Member Association.  A country may have an unlimited number of archers in the qualification or individual elimination rounds. To earn USAT ranking, membership in USAA is required.  World Records can be achieved by FITA recognized members.

See this link for a FITA list of member associations:

What teams can compete?

The Arizona Cup is a unique tournament holding an Open Team round as well as the National Team including the new  Mixed National Team round.  Any registered archer may compete in the Qualification round and the Individual Elimination Rounds. (There is usually a cut to the top 64 in each category and top 16 teams) (Note: only archers shooting 70m are eligible for Individual Elimination and Team Rounds)

Any registered archer (shooting 70m in the Qual Round) at the tournament can join an Open Team and compete in the Open team round.  Open Teams can be collegiate teams, corporate teams, or any 3 same gender archers shooting the same bow type.  No open mixed teams.

The National Team round is a competition for 3 archer teams representing their country.  The FITA Member Association  must designate those archers  at the Team Meeting and only one team per category from each country. Team members must shoot 70m in the Qualification Round.

New in 2010 is the addition of the  National Mixed Team.  A mixed team is the country's top Recurve man and woman or top Compound man and woman from the qualification round.

My country is not sending a team, can I still compete?

Yes, this is an open tournament and you can register directly with the tournament. 

What categories are offered? (Junior and Cadet categories are New for 2010)

70m Qualification, Team and Elimination Rounds

     Recurve Men

     Recurve Women

     Compound Men

     Compound Women

     Junior Recurve Men (born in 1990 or later)

     Junior Recurve Women (born in 1990 or later)

     Junior Compound Men (born in 1990 or later)

     Junior Compound Women (born in 1990 or later)


60m Qualification Round Only

     Cadet Recurve Men (born in 1993 or later)

     Cadet Recurve Women (born in 1993 or later)

     Cadet Compound Men (born in 1993 or later)

     Cadet Compound Women (born in 1993 or later)


Are there separate classes (age/gender)?

Men and Women shoot in different classes.  Men, Women and Juniors will shoot 70 meters for the qualification round.  Cadets shoot 60 meters for their qualification round.


Team Rounds and Elimination Rounds will all be shot at 70m.  Juniors will be ranked with the Adults for Team and Elimination Rounds.  Cadets will not be eligible for the Team or Elimination Rounds.

Are there equipment or dress code rules?

Yes, equipment and dress code must comply with USAA and FITA rules including footwear.

USAA Dress Code

FITA Rule Books  

Is there day of tournament registration?

No, all archers must register and pay in advance to reserve a shooting spot.  Space is limited to the capacity of the field.

How can I register?

Go to the Forms - Registration link in the left column to go to more information regarding registration.

More questions? email