Feb. 19 – 22 at the Valdez Civic Center
Brought to you by the PWSCC Archery Club!
FREE archery instruction on Thursday and Friday from 4 – 6 P.M.
The PWSCC Archery Club invites you to join them for the fifth annual Vegas in Valdez Archery Festival and Tournament, which runs February 19–22 at the Valdez Civic Center. The event is one of the largest attended indoor archery tournaments in Alaska, and attracts novice to professional archers from around the state. Attendance in 2015 is expected to exceed 100 competing archers. The Alaska State Archery Association (ASAA) has officially recognized this Tournament as a State Association-sanctioned event.
The weekend competition features the traditional Vegas 3-spot 20-yard “Vegas Round,” modeled after the famous Vegas Shoot and World Archery Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. New this year is the addition of Championship Freestyle Divisions (with a 100% payout) and National Archery in the School Program (NASP) divisions for the cub and youth classes.
Another exciting new activity has been added to this year’s schedule: an Indoor Animal Round Shoot on Friday night at 6:00 p.m., featuring 14 NFAA Animal Round Targets, shot from 10-45 yards. This event includes a Chili and Wild Game Banquet and silent auction.
The Vegas in Valdez Archery Festival and Tournament also includes free archery instruction on Thursday and Friday from 4:00—6:00 p.m. Additionally, a USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification Class takes place from 8:00—4:00 on Friday at the college; registration for this class is $120.
Popular returning events include the traditional Crazy Cards, the popular Pro-Am Team shoots, and an expanding vendor and archery trade show, including booths for the National Wild Turkey Federation, BearPaw Archery, Screaming Eagle Archery, Alaska’s Healing Hearts, and 907 Surplus.
The PWSCC Archery Club is affiliated with USA Archery, the National Governing Body for archery in the United States, and the National Field Archery Association (NFAA). The purpose of the Club is to provide opportunities for campus students and community members to be informed about and participate in the sport of archery. For more information on how to register for individual events, contact PWSCC 907-834-1622.