Many congrats to all the archers who completed in Saturday’s achievement shoot! You already know if you shot well enough to earn a pin, but you can always Master pins and scores to see where you stand. Next achievement shoot is Saturday Sep. 3rd (register here) and it will be an outdoor distance shoot. We haven’t yet decided if we’ll switch to indoor distances on Sep 10th or stay one more month at the outdoor distance.
Golden Gate JOAD student archers Patrick Pan (l) and Stephen Makowski (r) have made a lifelong commitment never both be smiling in the same photo. We took a dozen photos and they maintained this promise in all of them.
Today’s achievement shoot was conducted in a wonderfully overcast (no sun in your eyes) and rain free environment. Fourteen archers competed and many earned pins. USA Archery has changed the scoring matrix a great deal, and the changes make it easier for many archers to progress up the ladder. Notably, barebow youth archers can earn all pins through Olympian level at a maximum distance of 30 meters. Adult recurve archers can do the same at 60 meters. And youth recurve archers can shoot for their Olympian pins at 50 meters, 60 meters, or 70 meters.
In today’s shoot we also got to award to yellow pins, the highest achievement before Olympian, to youth student Patrick Pan (recurve) and adult student Stephen Makowski (compound). Stephen earned his pin with a score he shot at the indoor nationals. Patrick earned his yellow pin today during a warm up for a tournament next week in Alabama. We wish him well!
Latest scores and updated score matrices are visible on the Achievement Shoot page.
Today’s achievement shoot was small but mighty. It began raining, and in true Golden Gate JOAD club fashion, we did not stop for rain! All members shooting in the rain today earned the Underwater Archery Team pin. This pin can only be earned by completing an achievement shoot in the rain. Here’s one up close:
And here are the members of the club who earned it today by completing an achievement shoot in the rain.
Photo credit: Gerard Hughes