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2021 TAIL END Shooter of the Year Results:
Yeoman –
(M)  Blackshear, Charlie  619
(F)   Gonzales, Kendra  872
(M)  Pereira, Sebastian  977
(F)   Zheng, Alina  1005
(M)  Wolf, Jasper  903
(F)   Schmiel, Ruth  917
(M)  Ting, Sebastian  760
(F)   Lee, Abigale  922
(M)  NA
(F)   NA
(M) Kicinski, Walter 1001
(F)  Norwick, Lindsay  775
(M) Luo, William  963
(F)  NA
Recurve – Sights
(M)  Erdman, Jackson  745
(F) NA
(M)  NA
(F)   NA
(M)  Kim, Daniel  1049
(F)   Kenney, Harley  1007
(M)  NA
(F)   Luo, Gabriella  1028
(M)  NA
(F)   NA
(M)  Oblander, Dylan  1149
(F)   NA
(M)   Lai, Yang  1066
(F)   NA
Compound – Sights
(M)  NA
(F)   Fleming, McKayla  964
(M)   Smith, Ryan  1057
(F)    Steffes, Zoey  521
(M)  Dorsey, Luke  929
(F)   Farester, Aubrey  1044
(M)    NA
(F)   Jiang, Melody  1061
(M) Oblander, Devin
(F) NA
(M)  Clark, Christopher  1144
(F)   NA
(M)   Smith, Bill  1120
(F)   Casanova, Love  1098
If you see your name above, CONGRATULATIONS! Your SOY medal may be picked up at the Academy front counter this week!
Special recognition to Dylan Oblander, who achieved the highest combined four scores of 1149 during the 2021 TAIL season! 
Team Trophy goes to Golden Archers for highest five team member combined scores totaling 5515!
If you don’t see your name and have a question, please contact me. There are too many “NA” placements, usually from not having turned in four scores.
Thanks to everyone that supported the league during this year!
Clint Montgomery
Executive Director
Texans Archery Club &Texas Archery Academy 501c3


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)

Dates for 2022:  1/30 2/27 3/27 4/24 5/29 6/26 7/31 8/28 9/25 10/30; 11/27 TAIL END & Top Turkey 

TAIL END & TURKEY SHOOT are November, $30 entry for 18m, $15 for 9m

What is TAIL?

The Tournament League has been held the last Sunday of every month Jan – Nov, since 2011 by Texas Archery Academy.

Consists of  30 arrows (10 ends of 3 arrows), World Archery/USA Archery, Indoor event under tournament conditions. Event takes about 2 1/2 hours (1pm registration, 2pm start). Each TAIL offers USAA Star Pin awards based on your individual score and top score/performance recognition, these are awarded directly to participants by TXAA after each event.

This League has multiple purposes:

  1. To build recognition of the indoor shooting format considered the “Sport” of Archery by World Archery/USAA – therefore building financial sponsorship for future scholarships and earnings in Archery.
  2. The events provide consistent tournament experience – an application of a participant’s practice and a talent funnel.
  3. The events are an opportunity for Instructors/Coaches to test their students/teams.
  4. Individuals test their progress under tournament pressure for performance awards (USAA Star Achievement Pins). Similar to a “belt test” benefit in other martial arts. Also there are awards for those to continue participation with prize money each event and SOY league recognition, etc.
  5. The events provide a next level of competition segue and awards opportunity for the NASP audience (NASP equipment is Basic Compound).
  6. An opportunity for JOAD/AAA/NASP clubs to compete regularly and network.
  7. Establish Shooter of the Year recognition.


More information on USA Archery tournaments


30 arrows at 18 meters or 9 meters, depending on age (10 ends of 3 arrows). The Green, Purple and Gray JOAD pins all are shot at 9 meters. All other JOAD pins move to 18 meters and require USA Archery membership number to receive. All Adult pins are earned at 18 meters. 




Youth: Your age as of the beginning of the league, is the age group you shoot in all season.  Yeoman (9 or under), Bowman (10-12), Cub (13-14), Cadet (15-17)

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



Equipment divisions of Barebow (no sights), Recurve (with sights), and Compound (with sights). Arrow shafts at USA Archery events can’t exceed 9.3mm in diameter. Arrow tips/points cannot exceed 9.4mm in diameter. You will need four scores using the same equipment to qualify for SOY recognition.



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



Each event is a “Pins Shoot”, individuals may qualify for USA Archery performance Star pins (described at end of page)  based on score (one per TAIL shoot). USAA requires membership to receive White pin level and above. In addition, $50 prize is available to the highest score achieved in the three equipment styles each event.

During the league season, you are striving for your top 4 scores (120 arrows combined score) which may include the optional 30 arrow TAIL END season finale. The league culminates with Shooter of the Year (SOY) awards for each age bracket, by equipment and gender measured by best four scores achieved. Special award is available for top Combined Score by an individual.


TAIL END & Top Turkey shoot off! (Optional Season Finale, $30 entry fee for 18m, $15 for 9m)

Culmination of the Texas Archery Indoor League. For SOY awards you need 4 best scores (120 total) from the season, which may include the TAIL END 30 arrow score. In addition, your TAIL END score will seed you in our special “shoot off” event, the TOP TURKEY SHOOT! Top 8 shooters from Barebow, Recurve-sights, and Compound-sights will separately compete for individual TOP TURKEY $CRATCH and medals. The shooters are paired by seed (8 against 1, etc) in a bracket style elimination, they shoot a 3 arrow end, best score wins advancement, loser steps out!

$500 pot/style, split 1st 50%, 2nd 30%, 3rd 20%

TAIL END is an open event to all shooters regardless of prior league season participation. 


What it the Achievement Program?

The Achievement program follows all USA Archery guidelines.  Details are available on the USA archery web site, along with the youth and adult scoring matrix.  Both youth and adults can earn Star Pins for scoring achievements. Each Star Pin is a different color, and each has a successive number of stars on it to represent the increasing challenge in earning that particular award pin. To progress through the achievement program, the archer must earn each pin level in consecutive order, starting with the Green Star pin. Only one pin may be earned per event. The archer must shoot each pin individually, as a separate scoring session. To receive White pin or greater you must be a USA Archery member, membership number is required.

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)


In addition to using your score for USA Archery pins, you may use your 30 arrow scores for ARCHERS QUEST rank advancements. Go to to enroll (FREE). The shooting score is only one part of the rank advancement requirements.


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