Plymouth was the site of the 2009 ASA State Federation Championship over the weekend. 99 Archers from across the state competed during the two day event in various classes based on age and skill level. Winners of this competition are eligible to compete in the Pro/Am Tour coming up in Columbus Georgia July 23-26. Roanoke Archery Club is a proud member of the Down East Archery Coalition and the Archer Shooters Association (ASA).
Down East Archery Coalition consist of 4 active clubs from Plymouth to Jacksonville. This year the coalition will host 24 events that began in February and will continue through December. Point Shoots and Fun Shoots allow archers of all skill levels to compete. Archers may compete at Point Shoots throughout the year for the title of Shooter of the Year.
ASA is headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia and has hosted tens of thousands of amateur and professional archers from across the United States in national ASA Pro/Am and ASA Federation competitions. The ASA has Federation chapters in 30 states with over 7,000 members and 250 clubs. Features that distinguish ASA Pro/Am and Federation competitions include a standardized set of competition rules; professionally executed shooting ranges; high standards for dress and conduct; safety standards that include a maximum arrow speed standard of 280 feet per second; the copyrighted 12-ring and 14-ring scoring system; and the largest paybacks in competitive archery. In addition to providing world class competition, each ASA Pro/Am provides the Host community and surrounding area with an economic impact of over $500,000.00 as each event attracts thousands of archers, sponsors, family members and spectators.
The championship in Plymouth had competitors in 19 of the 21 possible classes. Roanoke Archery Club members won First Place in 5 Classes and Second Place in 3 Classes. First Place winners and their classes were: Open A - Brian Conner; Unlimited – Jonathan Christenberry; Traditional – Dale Edenfield; Women’s Hunter – Shelly Parrish and Young Adult( Age 15-17) – Jeremiah Harrell. Second Place Winners were: Unlimited – Tommy Taylor; Bow Novice – Bradley Sawyer and Eagles (Age 9-10) Nathan Parrish.
Total Cash Prizes awarded to the winners totaled over $700.00.
For information about the Down East Archery Coalition you can visit their website at http://downeastarchery.homestead.com/DEAC.html.
Information about the ASA can be found at http://www.asaarchery.com/