2013 State FITA Field

TOURNAMENT DATES:  16-17 November 2013

HOSTING CLUB:  Central Florida Archers

RANGE LOCATION:  Fort Meade, Florida



1. All athletes and coaches must present a professional, athletic appearance while on the field. (Torn, ripped or badly faded clothing articles are not allowed.) Clothing may be of any color.

2. No camo or blue denim (jeans) may be worn at target events. Accessories such as trim on shirts, caps, quivers, armguards, footwear, etc., are permitted to be camo. At field events, denim may be worn but camo may not be worn.

3. Shorts, skorts and skirts must not be shorter than finger tip length while standing normally.

4. Men and women are required to wear upper garments covering the front and back of the body and covering the midriff when at full draw. Women's upper garments shall have a minimum strap of 3" or sleeves. Men's upper garments shall have short or long sleeves.

5. Sport/athletic shoes are recommended to all athletes and coaches during target events. Shoes must cover the entire foot.

6. At no time will any athlete or coach wear any article bearing any image or language to be considered offensive to others.

BOW WEIGHT:  Compound bows are restricted to 60# draw weight maximum!

ARROW SIZE:  Arrows are restricted to a maximum of 9.3 mm shaft diameter. With aluminum shafts, this would include all shafts of 23 diameter except the 2317.  Shafts currently produced in the 23 size
category and legal under the 9.3 mm rule are the 2312, 2314, and 2315 (as of 1 April 2001).  Anything larger is not legal.

No electronics!

BAREBOW:   Barebow division is limited to recurve bows.  (Compound Barebow shooters will be classified Compound-Fingers).  [Unbraced bow complete with accessories must be capable of passing through a hole or ring of 12.2cm inside diameter +/- 0.5mm] (that's approximately 4.8
inches) --  No stabilizers and no draw checks (no clickers).

FITA Field Distances

DIRECTIONS:  The range is located 3.5 miles south of Ft. Meade on Highway 17 south.

SEND REGISTRATION FORM AND CHECK TO:  Florida Archery Association, Timothy O. Austin (Sec/Treas), 1710 S W 76th Ter, Gainesville FL 32607-3418.  Phone (352) 332-1969 or (352) 332-1914.  Email:  flarchery@earthlink.net

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Mailed entries should be postmarked by November 10.

LATE-REGISTRATION:  Phoned registrations through 14 November accepted for a $2 surcharge payable at shoot.   Registration at the shoot requires full late fee at registration address or at range on Saturday.

SHOOTING SCHEDULE:    Talk at 10:30, shoot at 11:00 on Saturday, talk at 8:00 shoot at 8:30 on Sunday.  We will shoot 1 24 target FITA Field round on Saturday and 1 on Sunday (12 marked and 12 unmarked each round - three arrows per target).

LUNCH:  Drinks and food will be available at the shoot.

Host Motel

Davis Bros Motor Lodge in Bartow has changed its name to Stay In & Suites -   same number 863-533-0711.  LAST YEARS INFORMATION I asked if they had a special rate for Central Florida Bowhunters and they called me back with $52 of a single and $57 for a double plus tax... works out to $58.24 for the single and $63.84 for the double including tax. Current rates for Nov 2009.  1035 N Broadway, Bartow (13 miles from range) 863/533-0711 or 800/424-0711.  - Mention Central Florida Archers for this rate.  

Other hotels in the area.  Prices are very old.

Best Western Motel 863-773-2378 at 2727 Hwy 17, Bowling Green, Florida... about 4 miles South of the range.   The AAA (and the AARP) Rate there is $80.99/night wich works out to $86.66 including tax. Current Rate for Nov 2009.

Fort Meade Motel, 220 Charleston Ave N, Ft Meade (5 miles north of range) 863/285-8040.  Rates: $40.00 - 1 bed, $50.00 - 2 beds, $60.00 - 2 bedrooms.
Super 8 Motel, 2525 SR60, Mulberry (20 miles north west of range) 863/425-2500.  Rates: $60.00 - 2 dbl beds.
Colonial Arms in Wauchula (south of range) 863/773-9758
Footed Tub (Bed and Breakfast) Fort Green 877/664-8989 or 863/767-8989.

CAMPING SITE INFO:  Prices are very old.
Central Florida Archers has primitive camping on the range (no water and no power)
Hammock Lk Mobile Home Park, 1801 HWY 17, Ft Meade (1.5 miles north of range) 863/285-9560.  They have water and power hook up but no toilet facilities.  Rate is $17.50 per night.
River Valley RV Resort, 2555 HWY 17, Wauchula (15 miles south of range) 863/773-0088.  They have water and power hook-up, as well as restroom facilities.  Rate is $20.00 per night.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:  NAA or NFAA membership required.  Styles and Divisions
will be in accordance with NAA rules.  Pre-registration “no-shows” will receive refund less $2 processing fee.

President:  Mick Langfield           407-482-2486
Secretary:  Mark Fuller               407-737-3678 

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