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Www.ArizonaCup.com1   FITA World Ranking Tournament   USAT Program Qualifying Tournament   Star FITA World Record Eligible   Open Tournament AAE.

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1   FITA World Ranking Tournament   USAT Program Qualifying Tournament   Star FITA World Record Eligible   Open Tournament AAE A rizona C up USAT QUALIFIER AND FITA WORLD RANKING EVENT What is the Arizona Cup?

2   First Major National Outdoor Championship of the year   Second only to the National Target Championship in size   USAA World Team Rolling Ranking Points   USAT Points   USA archers gain International level competition experience AAE A rizona C up USAT QUALIFIER AND FITA WORLD RANKING EVENT Importance to the USA?

3   1 of only 6 FITA World Ranking Tournaments (WRT) in the Americas   Only FITA WRT in the USA or Canada   Canadian Archery Federation Qualifier   International Paralympics Archery Sanctioned AAE A rizona C up USAT QUALIFIER AND FITA WORLD RANKING EVENT International Significance

4   Began in 1989 by the ASU Varsity Archery Program   Has been held at ASU and Tucson   Today at AZGFD BASF’s permanent FITA Range   Can accommodate 296 archers per session   AZGFD installed permanent canopies in 2008   Typically held in April of each year AAE A rizona C up USAT QUALIFIER AND FITA WORLD RANKING EVENT Background

5   Title Sponsor Arizona Archery Enterprises (AAE) Cavalier USA (since 2007)   Staffed by Arizona State Archery Association Volunteers   Major support from AZGFD and BASF AAE A rizona C up USAT QUALIFIER AND FITA WORLD RANKING EVENT Host

6   Open Individual   Men and Women Recurve   Men and Women Compound   Open Team   Men and Women Recurve   Men and Women Compound   International Team Rounds   Limited to National designees only AAE A rizona C up USAT QUALIFIER AND FITA WORLD RANKING EVENT Competition

7   Awards and Prize Money to Individuals and Teams   Distinctive awards garnering praise “These are the best awards we get all year!”   Rankings for Collegiate and Junior Categories   World Ranking Points   $5,000 in awards and prize money in 2008 AAE A rizona C up USAT QUALIFIER AND FITA WORLD RANKING EVENT Awards and Prize Money

8   International Archer and Team invitations   Facilitate entry VISA process   Arrange for Host Hotel and Ground Transportation for International Team and International Judges   Arrange for programs, trading pins, event shirts and other giveaways   Arrange for Food Vendor at the field   USA and World Anti-doping agency testing AAE A rizona C up USAT QUALIFIER AND FITA WORLD RANKING EVENT Logistics

9   Training available prior to the Event   FITA Technical Delegate inspection   Day 1 - Official Practice, Equipment Inspection and Judge / Team Meetings   Day 2 and 3 – Qualification / Ranking Rounds   Day 3 – Open Team Match Play Elimination   Day 4 – Open Individual Match Play Elimination   Day 5 – National Team Match Play Elimination AAE A rizona C up USAT QUALIFIER AND FITA WORLD RANKING EVENT Schedule

10   Statistics maintained since 2001   Average attendance = 215 archers / year   Record attendance = 272 archers in 2004   Number of Foreign countries = 7 / year average   Record foreign countries = 14 countries in 2004   Will celebrate 20 th anniversary in 2009 AAE A rizona C up USAT QUALIFIER AND FITA WORLD RANKING EVENT Statistics

11   COPARCO (Pan American FITA Continental Congress) continues to nominate the AZ Cup as a World Ranking Tournament   USAA continues to sanction the AZ Cup as a USAT Qualifier   AZ Cup continues to earn the reputation of the best run FITA/USAA tournament in the USA, thanks to dedicated volunteers from the ASAA, BASF and AZGFD AAE A rizona C up USAT QUALIFIER AND FITA WORLD RANKING EVENT Future

12   Arizona Archers are encouraged to give the AZ Cup a try and compete with top flight USA and International archers, “in our own backyard”.   Volunteers are welcome to help the tournament and showcase Arizona hospitality.   Sponsors help to provide the archers with a world class event. AAE A rizona C up USAT QUALIFIER AND FITA WORLD RANKING EVENT Outreach


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