Conejo Valley Archers Spring Classic

March 7-8, 2020

Conejo Valley Archers Ranges, Simi Valley, CA

Tournament Director:  H. Scott Leviant

Contacts:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. · Tournament Director’s phone: (213) 590-6370

Current Tournament Prize Money Pot:  $2,100

 

What Is the Conejo Valley Archers Spring Classic?

Previously known as the “Pacific Coast Archery Festival,” the 2020 Conejo Valley Archers Spring Classic (“CVA Spring Classic”) is a two-day archery festival that offers participants the opportunity to shoot in any or all of three distinct tournaments:  an American 900 Round, a 3-D Round, and a NFAA Field Round.  But we are upgrading a lot more than just the name of our event.  

This year, we are offering prize money open classes for men and women in each of the three separate tournaments that make up the two-day CVA Spring Classic, with a minimum guaranteed total prize money pot of $2,100!  And, if you are a returning competitor, rest assured that we will still have all of the non-money divisions offered in years past.

A description of the event, how to pre-register, how to pre-pay, and other information can be found below.  Check back for updates.

 

The American 900 Round:

The American 900 Round tournament will be held on CVA’s Tournament range, with a practice round starting at 8:30 a.m. each morning and scored shooting starting at 9:00 a.m. each morning.  The additional details are as follows:

  • Shoot either Saturday or Sunday (pick one day when registering).
  • 5 ends of 6 arrow per distance, with 3 distances (distances determined by shooting class).
  • 4 minutes per end.
  • 122cm target face, all distaces. (5 ring 122cm target option available)
  • Range finders are allowed (if you don’t believe we measured right).
  • There are no mulligans offered in the American 900 Round tournament.

Yardages will be as follows:

  • Senior (50 and older) 60-50-40 yards.
  • Adult (18 and older) 60-50-40 yards.
  • Young Adult (15 through 17) 60-50-40 yards.
  • Youth (12 through 14) 50-40-30 yards.
  • Cub (under 12) 30-20-10 yards.

900 Round Money Classes:

  • One open men’s money class and one open women’s money class will be offered.
  • Any money class shooter will shoot adult yardage, regardless of age.
  • Competitors will record total X’s as the only tie-breaker. After total X count, ties are possible.
  • If registered for Saturday, money class shooters may ask to move to Sunday before shooting starts. Decisions to grant such requests will be considered in the order received are at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director.  
  • Prize money will be paid through at least third place. If at least 16 competitors in a gender enter this tournament, prize money will be paid through fourth place. If at least 24 competitors in a gender enter this tournament, prize money will be paid through fifth place.  One additional place will receive prize money in this tournament for each additional eight competitors.

 

NFAA Hunter/Field Round:

The NFAA Hunter/Field Round tournament will be held on CVA’s certified NFAA Field range.  The additional details are as follows:

  • Shoot either Saturday or Sunday.
  • 28 marked yardages on our 5-star course.
  • 4 arrows per target.
  • Minimum of 3 individuals per shooting party.
  • Range finders are allowed.
  • Shooting starts any time after 7:30, you are registered, and you and have an appropriate group unless otherwise announced (in the event of high turnout, we reserve the right to assign groups to starting targets in a “shotgun” start).
  • Shooting ends at 4:30 on Saturday and 2:00 on Sunday.
  • Yardages by shooting division as marked at each target.
  • No Mulligans!

NFAA Hunter/Field Round Money Classes:

  • One open men’s money class and one open women’s money class will be offered.
  • Any money class shooter will shoot compound yardage stakes, regardless of age and bow style.
  • Competitors will utilize 6-5-4-3 pro-style scoring (X=6).
  • No tie breakers in this tournament; ties are possible based on total score.
  • Shooting groups by assignment, 3 or 4 per group only, and groups will not be comprised of archers from a single club or team.
  • Prize money will be paid through at least third place. If at least 16 competitors in a gender enter this tournament, prize money will be paid through fourth place. If at least 24 competitors in a gender enter this tournament, prize money will be paid through fifth place.  One additional place will receive prize money in this tournament for each additional eight competitors.

 

The 3-D Round:

The 3-D Round tournament will be held CVA’s 3-D range.  The additional details are as follows:

  • Shoot either Saturday or Sunday
  • 25 unmarked yardage 3-D targets
  • 2 arrows per target.
  • Traditional, Compound, and Youth shooting stakes.
  • Traditional: 33 yards maximum distance.
  • Compound: 50 yards maximum distance.
  • Range finders are not allowed.
  • Two mulligans and one doe tag will be offered for sale at $1 each for the 3-D tournament.

3D Round Money Classes:

  • One open men’s money class and one open women’s money class will be offered.
  • Any money class shooter will shoot compound yardage stakes, regardless of age and bow style.
  • Shooting groups by assignment, 3 or 4 per group only, and groups will not be comprised of archers from a single club or team.
  • No tie breakers in this tournament; ties are possible based on total score.
  • Prize money will be paid through at least third place. If at least 16 competitors in a gender enter this tournament, prize money will be paid through fourth place. If at least 24 competitors in a gender enter this tournament, prize money will be paid through fifth place.  One additional place will receive prize money in this tournament for each additional eight competitors.

You can also download the Tournament Format Summary sheet as a reference.

 

Awards:

Awards will be conferred in all divisions with any entrants in each tournament, by gender, bow shooting style, and age group.  Age groups for the CVA Spring Classic are Senior, Adult, Young Adult, Youth, and Cub.

For archers that shoot all three tournaments, a Division Champion in each division will be recognized, based on overall total score for all three tournaments.  A Grand Champion title will be conferred on the highest scoring Division Champion.

Money Class shooters are not eligible for a Division Champion award due to the use of 6-5-4-3 pro-style scoring in the NFAA Hunter/Field Round for money class shooters.

 

Money Classes:

Why are you offering a single “open” money class?  Isn’t that unfair to everyone shooting a bow style other than a freestyle compound?

Yes, it is unfair.  But, at least in the last several decades, CVA has not offered any prize money shoots, and we had to start somewhere.  If there is sufficient interest, we will consider offering separate Traditional money classes in 2021.  That decision will be based on our evaluation of the 2020 CVA Spring Classic after it is concluded and your expressions of interest.

Will you have separate target officials at each target for the NFAA Hunter/Field tournament and the 3-D tournament?

That has not yet been decided.  Right now, we are addressing fair competition concerns by precluding archers from forming teams consisting exclusively of club-mates or teammates.

How to Calculate Entry Fees:

The CVA Spring Classic Entry Fees are as follows:

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You can also download the CVA Spring Classic Flyer for a copy of this price chart.

 

Examples of fee calculations:

 

Example 1:

Father in a family enters one tournament.

Mother in a family enters two tournaments.

Child 1 (Youth) enters two tournaments.

Child 2 (11 and under) enters one tournament.

 

Father:  $30

Mother:  $30 + $15 (for second tournament) = $45

Child 1:  $20 + $15 (for second tournament) = $35

Child 2:  $15

Total:  $30 + $45 + $35 + $15 = $125

 

Since the tournament includes a family maximum registration of $125, this family could add any additional tournaments for no charge.  Father and Child 2 could each enter a second tournament, and the Family Max of $125 would apply to limit the total registration fee.

If the family pre-registers and pays by PayPal by February 1, 2020, they can then deduct $10 off of the total.  The fee would then be $115.

 

Example 2:

Father in a family enters one money class tournament.

Mother in a family enters two tournaments.

Child 1 (Youth) enters two tournaments.

Child 2 (11 and under) enters one tournament.

 

Father:  $50

Mother:  $30 + $15 (for second tournament) = $45

Child 1:  $20 + $15 (for second tournament) = $35

Child 2:  $15

Total:  $50 + $45 + $35 + $15 = $145

 

Because the family registration includes a money class entry, the Family Max does not apply.  The total registration charge remains $145.

If the family pre-registers and pays by PayPal by February 1, 2020, they can then deduct $10 off of the father’s money class entry and $10 off of the remaining non-money class registration total because the family has registered for non-money class tournaments as well.  The pre-registered and pre-paid total charge would be $125 after the two discounts.

If you have questions, e-mail and we will calculate your fees and explain the calculation for you.

 

 

How to Pre-Register:

Download the Pre-Registration Form and complete one for each individual that you wish to register.

 

Complete the Pre-Registration Form(s).

 

Return the completed Pre-Registration Form(s):

Option 1: Return form by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A confirmation email will be sent to you.

 

Option 2: Return form by mail to:

CVASC Registration

Conejo Valley Archers

P.O. Box 3982

Thousand Oaks, CA 91359

 

How to Register on Tournament Day:

Wait your turn in line, fill out your forms, pay your money, get your score cards. (Pro tip: This is the worst way to do it because it will take much longer.)

 

How to Pre-Pay with PayPal:

Use PayPal to send your payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When filling out the PayPal payment form, you must enter the names of the competitors covered by your payment (families would use this option) and the Tournament(s) for each competitor that you are covering with your payment.

Be sure to send in your completed Pre-Registration Form(s) when you pay or we may have difficulty matching your payment to your registration or confirming that your payment is correct.

Email is preferred for submitting a Pre-Registration Form (or Forms) so that we can send you confirmation of your pre-registration and payment. If you use a phone to capture an image of your Pre-Registration form, make sure to take the picture with good lighting and check that the image is fully legible before e-mailing

If you pre-pay with PayPal and make a mistake calculating your registration fee, we will contact you and either refund any overpayment or inform you of the balance owing on your registration.

Pre-Registration, Same-Day Registration, and Pre-Payment Summary Instructions are also available to download.

 

Amenities

Food and beverages will be available for sale on the range.  We will update this page when final food vendor arrangements have been secured.

RV Park (full hookup) and camping by range at Tapo Canyon Park (reservation strongly recommended)

Hotel Room blocks at Best Western Posada Royale Hotel & Suites and Courtyard by Marriott Ventura Simi Valley (ask for CVA Spring Classic rate—reserve soon!). Other hotel options available January 2020. See this space for details and updates.

Vendors Welcome! Call (213) 590-6370 to reserve your space.

 

Sponsors:

Information on sponsors is coming soon!  Check back as the tournament approaches for more news.

 

Platinum Sponsors

 

Gold Sponsors

 

Silver Sponsors

 

Bronze Sponsors