TAIL Monthly Indoor Tournament

TAIL Monthly Indoor Tournament


Texas Archery Indoor League (TAIL)

presented by Texas Archery Academy

World Archery competition format*

Open to ALL shooters!

 $15 Youth & Adult Division

2pm start, registration 1pm

Last Sunday of the month (Jan – Nov)

  • Equipment is limited to 60lbs draw weight and arrow shaft no greater than 9.3mm, point size no greater than 9.4mm

TAIL END: Top 8 shooters from each equipment STYLE will separately compete for individual TOP TURKEY scratch ($1,000 pot/style; 1st 70%, 2nd 20%, 3rd 10%). 



Dates for 2019:  

1/27; 2/24; 3/31; 4/28; 5/26; 6/30; 7/28; 8/25; 9/29; 10/27; 11/24 (TAIL END)

Each TAIL shoot has awards for individual performance & award for winner of “Wild Turkey” shoot off!

DIVISIONS: Age, Gender, and Equipment

Texas Archery Academy 600 Accent Dr., #B Plano, TX 75075


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30 arrows (10 ends of 3 arrows) at 18 meters or 9 meters (for ages 9 and under).. You are striving for your top 2 scores at 18 meters during the season to qualify you for TAIL END SOY award.  This also serves as the “Pins Shoot” to earn individual performance awards from USA Archery (described at end of page) under tournament conditions. 


Wild Turkey Shoot off:

After warm up and prior to the start of the 30 arrow TAIL, all shooters participate in a ONE ARROW survival shoot (18 meters at the same 40cm target) at the gold BULLSEYE.  A winner “last turkey standing” for each equipment style (all ages and gender included) are yielded by this shoot off. Ties are decided by closest to center of “X”.  Winner receives a special TAIL “WILD TURKEY” award pin AND earns a chance to be in the TAIL END “Top Turkey” money shoot off! Previous winners do not participate after earning their chance during the league, to allow others an opportunity.




 Your age as of first TAIL event of the season. This is the age group you shoot in all season.

Youth:  Yeoman (9 or under), Bowman (10-12), Cub (13-14), Cadet (15-17)

 NASP students shoot in “NASP” based on gender, and age (9 meters, for 9 and under, or 18 meters).Target is smaller and higher on bale.

Adults:  Junior (18-20), Senior (21-49), Master (50+)



Equipment styles of NASP (Genesis bow), Barebow (no compounds, no sights, fingers), Recurve (with sights), and Compound (with sights).



Target is scored 10-1 points on single face. Three target layout is scored 10-6



November – A shooter is welcome to enter TAIL END without prior participation in the league. League participants combine their 2 best individual scores from TAIL season, with 60 arrow score during TAIL END. This will be used for special SOY (Shooter Of The Year) awards! These will be Male and Female SOY by Division (age) and Style (equipment). These scores are all at 18 meters using 40cm target/3 Spot target.


Additionally, your TAIL END score will seed you in our special money “shoot off” event, the TOP TURKEY!

Top 8 shooters from each equipment STYLE (all gender and ages combined) will separately compete for individual TOP TURKEY scratch ($1,000 pot/style – 1st 70%, 2nd 20%, 3rd 10%). This is an open event to all shooters regardless of prior participation. The 8 shooters are comprised of the top three TAIL END scores and 5 Wild Turkey winners from the season with next highest scores in TAIL END!  The shooters in a bracket are paired by seed (8 against 1, etc). They all simultaneously shoot a 3 arrow end at vertical 3 spot target, best score per pair wins advancement, loser steps out!  Remaining 4 shooters shoot another end for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd money pot split Ties shoot additional end(s). 


INDIVIDUAL “PINS” competition

1) TAIL shoots serve as an official USA Archery Star Pin achievement testing and skill evaluation competition for JOAD & AAA programs (see award pins below, must be enrolled in USA Archery program to receive White pin or higher).  You compete against yourself to earn your next Star Pin award.

Enrollment link for USA Archery 

USA Archery Achievement “Star Pins” for JOAD and AAA:


(JOAD level USA Archery Star Pins)



(AAA level USA Archery Star Pins)



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