The 2023 Vegas Shoot goes from Friday, February 3 to Sunday, February 5, at the South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa. There’s a total of $500,000 in prize money across all the divisions and a record number of archers competing.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Vegas Shoot, whether you’re a competitor or a spectator.
What’s happening each day
Wednesday, February 1
Nevada State NASP Tournament
24-Hour Paid Practice Range
Thursday, February 2
S3DA Vegas National Championship
Open Practice, Trade Show
Meet the Pros
Friday, February 3
Vegas Shoot Competition Begins
Championship $10K-A-Day Shoot Off
Break The Barriers Pro-Am
Saturday, February 4
Vegas Shoot Day 2
World Series Elimination Matches
Junior & Collegiate Award Ceremony
World Series Medal Matches
Sunday, February 5
Final Day of the Vegas Shoot
Championship Shoot Offs & Award
The Vegas Shoot basics
Archers shoot 30 arrows per day at a 40 cm target that’s 20 yards away. The targets can have a single aiming spot or three, depending on the archer’s preference. The rings are worth from ten to one point. The ten ring on the 40 cm target is 4 cm in diameter (1.5 inches) or about the size of a ping pong ball.
If an archer shoots 30 arrows that score ten points, their total score for the day is a perfect 300. Shooting a perfect score at the Vegas Shoot is a big deal, and it’s an even bigger deal to shoot a perfect score all three days. Archers that accomplish this goal are part of the prestigious 900 club. There are typically several archers in the Open Championship division who shoot a 900. To break that tie, there’s a single-elimination shoot off to decide Vegas Shoot champion.
Archers from under 11 to 101 years old will compete with Olympic recurves, barebow recurves, compound bows, and crossbows.
Prize money and scholarships
There’s $500,000 in prize money up for grabs at the 2023 Vegas Shoot. Including $57,000 for the Open Championship, $2,500 for each 900 shot, and thousands in scholarships.
You can follow live results on the NFAA web app.
Things to do at the tournament
If you’re lucky enough to attend the Vegas Shoot, there’s a lot to do beyond competing. There are daily seminars, a trade show, and events like Shoot with the Pros.
How to watch from home
The final shoot offs and awards ceremony will be broadcast live on the World Archery YouTube channel.