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Welcome San Diego Archers

San Diego Archers

SDA is a very active club, sponsoring two shoots a month and three major tournaments a year. A 28 target 3D Round on the first Sunday of the month and a Club Championship Qualifying Round (28 target Animal, Field or Hunter Round) on the third Sunday of each month.

Each June SDA hosts the “King Arthur’s Day Tournament”, a 40 target novelty shoot with a medieval theme.

Would you like to attend SDA tournaments for free?
SDA holds a work party at our ranges each month. Contact us to see whether there are work party positions available before the next tournament and attend your next SDA shoot for free!

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Unmarked 3D Round – 6 December 2020

Unmarked 3D Round
The San Diego Archers
Will host the 3D Round
Sunday, December 6, 2020
At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range

Please review the how to register online page before attending this tournament.

Register onlineShoot times run from 7:30am to 11:00am.

The 3D Round includes:
28 3D targets
1 Arrow per Target
Maximum Score: 280
No Rangefinders Allowed (however, if you like, you can shoot in the Guest (Open) class category below and use a rangefinder but you won’t be eligible for tournament awards and scores do not count towards end of year club totals.)

We use a wide range of high-quality Rhinehart and Mackenzie targets set in various hunting scenarios.  Only one arrow per target is allowed unless mulligans were purchased.  A maximum of two mulligans and two doe tags can be purchased at registration for $1 each.

As an unmarked shoot, you have to estimate the distance to the target yourself without the assistance of a rangefinder. This is a difficult and challenging aspect of these shoots, so don’t let your shooting partners know what you think the distance is!

Scoring: 10-8-5
Maximum Score: 280

Mulligans and Doe Tags

If you missed or scored low with the first arrow, a mulligan allows you to take another shot at a target.  Your score is determined by that second (mulligan) arrow even if your score turns out worse than the first arrow.

You could use the second mulligan on the same target but your score is determined by the last arrow shot.

There is a maximum of two buck-doe spreads in the field where the is doe placed between the buck and the archer.  If you hit the doe and do not have a doe tag, you score negative five (-5) points on that target.  With a doe tag, you score zero (0) points however you cannot use a mulligan if you hit the doe regardless of possessing a doe tag or not.

If you hit the buck or miss completely, you may use a mulligan and your score is determined from that second arrow.

Rangefinder-Allowed Guest (OPEN) Category

We now allow Rangefinders in a separate category.  Rangefinders will not be allowed in groups competing in the Unmarked 3D category.  The high score for Compound and Traditional Rangefinder Guests will be announced, but no awards will be given.

Traditional Stakes for


Hunter Round Results 15 NOV 2020

Results for Hunter Round (rangefinder  allowed):

Congratulations to:

Clarissa Bond – Top Compound Score (AFFS) and High Score + X-count of the Shoot!:
529 points + 33 X’s


Russell Harrel – Top Trad Bare Bow (SMBB) and High Score + X-count of the Shoot!:
427 points + 6 X’s


28 targets: 560 total points and 112 X’s possible.
Turnout: 28 Archers registered; 22 scorecards turned in.

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Tournament Scoring Notes:
For “rangefinder not allowed” tournaments, only the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place scorers not using rangefinders will be shown.

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Hunter Round – 15 NOV 2020

Hunter Round
The San Diego Archers
Will host the Hunter Round
This SUNDAY, November 15, 2020

At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range

Registration is all online.  Follow the links to register for the tournament, get a start time and pay online for entry.  (LINKS HERE)

Remember to bring your mask and maintain social distancing!

The Hunter Round includes:
28 2D Paper Hunter Targets
4 Arrows per Target
Maximum Score: 560

The Hunter Round is a field archery tournament of 28 2D paper targets firing 4 arrows per target from RED colored stakes. There are 3 scoring zones on each target. Each arrow scores either 3 points for the outer black ring, 4 for the middle black ring or 5 for the center white ring. There is a center X ring to the inner 5 point zone.Hunter Target

Add up each arrow’s score to give a total score out of a maximum 560.

Yardages are marked and are in ‘uneven’ increments (not always in multiples of 5 yards) from the target from 33 feet up to 70 yards.

Targets may have different shooting positions:

1) All four arrows shot from one marked stake.

2) “Fan”: Each arrow shot from a different marked stake spread in a fan pattern, with each stake at the same distance to the target.

3) “Walk-Up”: Each arrow shot from a different marked stake at decreasing distances to the target. For example, one arrow each at 45, 40, 35, 30 yards, or two arrows each at 45 and 40 yards.

For Youths:

  • Under 15, the longest distance is 50 yards.
  • For Cubs, under 12, the longest distance is 30 yards.

 F-H-A NFAA Scoring
Scoring Rules

Entry Fee:  Active Duty and Retire Military Shoot for Free this Weekend
$10 for SDA members
$15 for non-members.

Please arrive at the Balboa Park Archery Range prior to your registered start time and link up with your shooting party.  Be ready to go when it is your time; check the timesheet.  If we can get you started early, that would be good too. 

Once you’ve completed shooting, you may post your score in real time here

Check how you did with others in your same bow class and age group here.

If you would like to fill out the Membership Application and Waiver Form in advance, please click on the links below to Read more...