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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 – 7 February 2021

Unmarked 3D Round
The San Diego Archers
Will host the 3D Round
Sunday, February 7, 2021
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 Recurve Archers and Longbows Shooters

Longer range targets will have a traditional stake (orange cone) set (per NFAA rules).  Orange cones are designated for Youth and Traditional archers with a maximum distance of 40 yards.

Our younger shooters:

  • For Youths (12-14 yo), the longest distance is 40 yards.

  • For Cubs (11 yo & under), the longest distance is 25 yards.

F-H-A NFAA Scoring
Scoring Rules

Entry Fee:
$10 for SDA members & Active Duty Military
$15 for non-members.

Registration is all online. Follow the links to register for the tournament, get a start time and pay for mulligans, doe


Animal Round Results – 17 January 2021

Results for Tournament (rangefinder allowed):

Congratulations to:
Mark Omel – Top Male Compound Score (AMFS) & High Score of the Shoot!
578 points + 18 X’s
Clarissa Bond – Top Female Compound Score (AFFS):
560 points +  6 X’s
Terry Limone – Top Female Olympic Trad Score (AFFSL R/L):
301 points
Peter Limone – Top Male Olympic Trad Score (AMFSL R/L):
436 points
Russel Harrel – Top Male Trad Barebow Score (SMBB):
505 points

Brandon Hooper – Top Male Trad Score (SMTRAD):
325 points + 1 X

Dawn Hart – Top Female Trad Score (SFTRAD):
263 points
28 targets: 588 total points and 28 X’s possible.
Turnout: 47 registered and 33 scorecards turned in.

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Our next shoot will be an unmarked 3D on Sunday, 7 Feb 2021.  You can find the 2021 schedule here.

Please remember to post your score online and turn in your scorecards after every shoot.

Register Online HERE.

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Animal Round – Sunday, 17 January 2021

Animal Round
The San Diego Archers
Will host the Animal Round
This Sunday, 17 January 2021
At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery RangeAnimal Target

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

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

Remember to bring your mask and maintain six or more feet separation from others.

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

The Animal Round includes:
28 2D Paper Field Targets
1-3 Arrows per Target
Maximum Score: 588
No Rangefinders allowed

Animal Rounds use 2D paper targets with ‘uneven’ distances between 5 and 60 yards, reminiscent of the Hunter Round. The rules and scoring are significantly different.

The archer begins at the first YELLOW shooting stake of the target and shoots the first arrow. If it hits, you do not have to shoot again. If it misses, you advance to the second shooting stake and shoot the second arrow, then, to the third shooting stake for a third shot, if needed.

The best score per target is 21
Maximum Score: 588

There are 3 scoring zones: Bonus Kill Zone, Kill Zone, and Hit Zone.

Scoring is based on where you hit and with which arrow.

The first arrow shot is scored 21, 20 or 18. The second arrow is scored 17, 16 or 14, and the third arrow is scored 13, 12 or 10. A scoring chart is included on your scorecard.

Younth ranges:

  • For Youths (12-14 yo), the longest distance is 40 yards.

  • For Cubs (11 yo & under), the longest distance is 25 yards.

 F-H-A NFAA Scoring
Scoring Rules

Don’t forget to post your score online at

If you do not submit your score online your score will not be counted. Your paper scorecard is still requested for error correction and backup purposes.

Paper shoots may be canceled due to heavy rain (Animal, Hunter, Field Rounds). While 3D Shoots will NOT be canceled due to bad weather!