Sunday, May 12, 2013

Decatur's Community Archery Park to Host First 3D Tournament

The Morgan County Chapter of Bowhunters of Alabama (BHA) will host a 3D archery tournament Memorial Day weekend at the Community Archery Park located in Point Mallard Park. Set for May 25-26, 2013, the two-day tournament is open to the public and to BHA members and is expected to draw around 200 participants.

The tournament course layout features 20 targets, all of which will be 3D targets. Each target will have a scoring area that will simulate the typical kill zone area. Each participate will have one arrow shot at each target from their designated maximum range (stake).

Shooters of all ages from across Alabama as well as southern Tennessee will take part in the tournament where 14 different classes will be offered to meet a variety of abilities. Trophies for first, second, and third places will be awarded in each of the 14 classes. The two-day tournament will offer a BHA and Archery Shooters Association (ASA) Qualifier shoot for those who want to compete in the Alabama State ASA tournament to be held in July in Cullman and the ASA Classic tournament to be held in August in Cullman.

Admission is free for spectators. The shoot begins at 8 a.m. both days (casual start) with the last scorecard going out at 3 p.m. Youth bows will be available for anyone wanting to try archery and instructors will be on hand to answer questions.

The Community Archery Park is located at 2901 Point Mallard Circle, SW in Decatur, Ala. For more information, call Clete Blankenship, president of the Morgan County Archery Association at 256.353.5490 (office) or 256.318.9006 (cell).

Also Memorial Day weekend, the Point Mallard Water Park opens May 25th where visitors will be greeted with a new $3 million Lazy River water ride, new speed slides, and a revamped Olympic pool and over 60 balloons will take to the sky May 25th and 26th during the Alabama Jubilee Hot-Air Balloon Classic. For more information, visit and

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