It has been beautiful weather in Lansing, Michigan. The clouds and breeze kept the temperatures bearable on the field today. Granted this archery parent was in the shade and enjoying time with friends. Official practice today was from 12 to 5 pm. It was a day of smiles, reunions of friends and the joy of archery all around.
Bows were inspected, official credentials and yummy popcorn were given to the competitors. This field does allow the spectators to be close to the archers for great viewing of targets.
This tournament is quieter and less hectic with only youth cadet and juniors shooting it out to make the top 8 on Saturday and then those 8 working through 8 round robin matches to earn a spot on the team. Scoring is different at this tournament. This tournament awards point for placement, but also for scores shot during the rounds.
Weather is promising to be good and the young archers are here to compete. There certainly are a few missing in the crowd. Some due to the cost of the travel and some to injury. This archery parent wants to say, you are missed.
This was a new item added…however, due to the fact that the tournament is not making any money on the tournament a parking fee was added to ensure that the host club has some revenue coming in for the hours of time involved. A bit of a surprise, but understandable.
This archery parent only pulled out the binoculars once to look at the target, but honestly, not even sure which target the archer was shooting on. All the arrows looked good in the target and all looked about the same in scoring. Saturday, the cadets start at 8 a.m. with the juniors coming in behind at 1 p.m.