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Title: Kentucky To Host Second Annual National Archery Tournament
Post by: Big58cal on February 21, 2004, 07:02:04 AM
Kentucky To Host Second Annual National Archery Tournament For Students

LOUISVILLE, KY--A record field of grade-school, middle-school and high-school students will compete March 18 in the second annual National Archery in Schools Program tournament, which will be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

Roy Grimes of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says as of February 10, 1,261 shooters had registered for the tournament and says it's likely they'll reach their capacity of 1,680 students before the March 1 registration deadline. Most of the shooters who have registered are from Kentucky, where the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) began, but Grimes says he expects students from Alabama, Georgia, West Virginia and possibly Iowa, to sign up as well.

The NASP Tournament features three divisions: Elementary School, Middle School and High School. The shooters can compete as individuals and/or as part of their school teams, as long as the team has at least 15 members, five of whom must be female. The top 15 scores from each team will be used to determine final team standings.

In addition to the competitive tournament rounds, Grimes says the student-archers can also shoot an indoor 3-D round that's being set up in an adjoining room by the International Bowhunting Organization.

Students participating in the NASP and its national tournament are required to shoot Mathews Genesis compound bows--which are provided by Mathews--without sights, full-length aluminum arrows, feathers or plastic vanes for fletching and screw-in or permanent target points. No release aids are allowed.

For more information, contact Grimes by calling (800) 858-1549, ext. 309; or e-mail him at roy.Grimes@mail.state.ky.us.