Archers target Eagle for tournament this weekend
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What: Colorado State Archery Association Target Tournament.
When: Saturday and Sunday.
Time: 7:30 a.m., registration opens Saturday; 9 a.m., shooting starts both days.
Where: Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle.
EAGLE — Archery enthusiasts from throughout the state are targeting Eagle this weekend as the site of a special two-day tournament.
The event is hosted by Brush Creek Archery, based in Eagle, for both Saturday and Sunday at the Brush Creek Pavilion. Competition is open to all and will be divided into professional, adult, young adult and youth divisions.
“It’s a great town and a great place to shoot,” said Glen Schultz, tournament director for the Colorado State Archery Association. He noted 130 people had pre-registered for the event by mid-week.
Registration for the tournament will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, while actual shooting will begin at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Anyone can participate, but competitors must pay a Colorado State Archery Association fee ($50 for adults and $25 for kids) in addition to tournament fees of $25 for adults, $50 for professionals and $15 for youth.
Schultz noted he has been shooting for more than 65 years and he has seen a huge increase in archery interest over the past free years.
“I operate an archery range (in the Front Range area) and we are seeing 70 to 100 new shooters every week. It’s just something that keeps rolling and rolling,” he said.
Spectators are welcome at the Eagle event, but Schultz noted an archery tournament is more fun to compete in than just watch.
“Shooting archer is a very dull sport to watch. People want to pick up a bow and shoot,” he said.