The Greater Augusta Sports Council announced Thursday that the ASA will be hosting the Easton Archery Pro/Am tournament at Fort Gordon April 25 – 27, 2008. The tournament is expected to draw over 1,000 competitors. The event was held at Wildwood Park in 2006 and 2007. This is the first time the tournament has been held at Fort Gordon.
Tournament organizers are excited about the new venue. According to ASA Director Mike Tyrell, “The terrain at Fort Gordon will provide for a challenging and exciting tournament. And the support we are getting from Fort Gordon and the Greater Augusta Sports Council guarantees that this will be a first-class event.”
In 3-D archery competitors shoot at foam-rubber animals on 20-target ranges. The target-animals have rings with numbers. The smallest ring, requiring the most accurate shot, will provide the best score. At the end of the match, the competitor with the highest score wins. During the Easton tournament competitors will actually utilize a number of ranges over the three-day tournament.