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This month in SDA's history

On February 22nd, 1970 the San Diego Field Archers held a P.A.A Round (Professional Archers Assoc.).

Members in attendence were as follows:

Men Members - Score - Place
Harry Ross -          281
Cliff Dorr -             285      3rd
Sam Badillo -         292     1st
Bruce Flood -         DNF
Walt Blackburn -  222
Jose Barron -         289     2nd

Women Members
Bonnie Russ - 274

Men Visitor
Roy Powell - 290

Youth Members
Valerie Ross - (illegible)
Steve Ross - (illegible)

Intermediate Members
Mark (illegible) - (illegible)

The Proffession Archers Association designed an outdoor round called the P.A.A. Round. They wanted a round that would have spectator appeal and that could be shot fairly quickly with little variance in scores among the better archers. They use short shooting distances and a large high-scoring area on the target face. The difference between apefect shot, five points on a P.A.A. target and a poorer shot, three points, is only two points. On an International face, which is used in national and world competition, the be shot is worth ten points and he poorest sho on the face receives only one point, a difference of nine points.
The layout of the Round consists of a course built in two units of ten targets each, with distances varying from 16 to 65 yards, with no two distances the same in in each ten target unit. The target distances are marked at each shooting position. The target faces are black with white centers. Faces are 14, 22, and 30 inches in diameter. There are three scoring rings; the inner ring scores five, the next ring four and the outer ring three. Three arrows are shot at each target and a perfect score for the 20 targets is 300. The proffessional targets have large bull's-eyes. On a 14 inch target, high scoring ring is six inches; for the 22 inch target it is nine inches; and on the 30 inch target it is 12 inches in diameter. The proffessional range is designed roughly like a wheel, with the archers and spectators in the hub area an the target lanes radiating from the hub like spokes. With the comparative short shooting distances and large scoring areas, perfect scores are not uncommon.

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