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Everything you need to know about the Vegas Shoot 2023

Updated: Feb 3, 2023

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

  • Check-In

  • Late Registration

Thursday, February 2

  • S3DA Vegas National Championship

  • Open Practice, Trade Show

  • Meet the Pros

  • Check In

Friday, February 3

  • Vegas Shoot Competition Begins

  • Championship $10K-A-Day Shoot Off

  • Break The Barriers Pro-Am

  • Trade Show

Saturday, February 4

  • Vegas Shoot Day 2

  • Trade Show

  • World Series Elimination Matches

  • Junior & Collegiate Award Ceremony

  • World Series Medal Matches

Sunday, February 5

  • Final Day of the Vegas Shoot

  • Trade Show

  • 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.


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