Date: March 31, April 1-2, 2017 Event: IBO West Coast Traditional Championship Hosted by Verdugo Hills Archers La Crescenta, CA Contact: Sharon Prey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: April 8-9, 2017 Event: Chamberlin Traditional Shoot Hosted by Traditional Bowhunters of California Chamberlin Ranch, Los Olivos, CA Contact: Vince Grgas, (310) 548-0968, email@example.com
Date: April 23, 2017 Event: Pacific Traditional Rendezvous Hosted by San Francisco Archers San Francisco, CA Contact: Randall Killpack, 650-355-9947 sfarchers.org
Date: May 27-28, 2017 Event: CBH/SAA State Broadhead Championship Hosted by CBH/SAA Big Game Club and Oranco Bowmen Contact: Craig Fritz (310) 998-7299, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: May 27-29, 2017 Event: Western States Traditional Rendezvous Hosted by Traditional Archers of Washington Pomeroy Farm & Winery, Yacolt, WA Contact: Wayne Boudreau (253) 405-5225 TBWonline.org
Date: August 5-6, 2017 Event: Annual Big Bear Shoot Hosted by Cherry Valley Bowhunters Jenks Lake, Big Bear, CA Contact: Ken Wagner (951) 445-7714, www.cbhsaa.net
Date: October 2, 2017 Event: 3D Traditional Shoot Hosted by Horseshoe Bend Field Archers Coulterville, CA Contact: Gary Ogilvie (209) 962-5672
Date: October 15, 2017 Event: Traditional Only 3D Tournament Hosted by Pasadena Roving Archers Pasadena, CA Contact: (626) 460-0520, www.rovingarchers.com
Date: November 5, 2017 Event: Stick Bow Classic Hosted by Maya Archers P.O. Box 1072 Roseville, CA Contact: Jeff Azar, (916) 390-4904
Date: November 11-12, 2017 Event: Gene Foster Traditional Rendezvous Hosted by Fresno Field Archers Dunlap, CA Contact: Keith Neal, (559) 816-7184, email@example.com
TBC Shoot Rules
Traditional, Recurve, Longbows and Selfbows only
10-8-5 scoring on 2 arrows
2 score cards for each shooter
No stabilizers, sights, elevated rests
Shoot off shelf
If arrrow lands on line, shooter gets higher score
3 courses (15 targets each) 45 targets Saturday, 15 targets Sunday, (some targets offer more than one 3D target to shoot). Finish by noon on Sunday.
TBC Tournaments Bow Classes
Any bow which has the tips of the working limbs bent backwards in the opposite direction from the draw when at rest. This allows the bow to develop extra power when drawn, to store and release energy more efficiently, as well as increasing velocity in the arrow by adding an extra flick in the arrow at the last second as the arrow starts to leave the string.
The amount of recurve can vary from a slight curve at the tips, (similar to a ']' shape) to a total curve whereby the whole working limb of the bow bends backwards from the handgrip, giving a totally reversed 'C' shape, sometimes curved backwards to the point that the two tips will actually touch when unstrung.
(Also known as 'retro-flexed')
A one piece bow, usually made of a single stave of wood, or any other single material (this now includes 'all steel' or 'all fibreglass' bows). Also used to mean a bow which may be made of 2 staves of wood of the same type, jointed at the midpoint (handle), to give a single length of uniform strength and uniform properties. This was often necessary due to the difficulty of getting a single bow stave of a decent length without knots, warps or other defects.
This is the main European/African/American Indian etc style of traditional bow but can be applied to solid fiberglass, steel, horn, etc
Usually a 'Self' or 'Backed' bow, the longbow is effectively a straight (or slightly curved) length of wood with string on each end. Fibreglass, steel and composite longbows are also often made. It has no recurves, no pulleys or cams, and is the traditional shape associated with the European archers of the middle ages.
At our TBC archery shoots, we break the longbow into two classes, longbow wood and longbow aluminum. The difference is what kind of arrow you are shooting with your longbow.
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