With more than 3,767 shooters, which participated in 2019, already confirmed to compete for an overall prize fund of $490,000, the 54th edition of The Vegas Shoot is set to be the biggest ever to date.
Attendance at the three-day competition has risen significantly and steadily over the last decade, becoming one of the most popular indoor shoots in the world.
Kicking off with practice on Thursday, February 6, here’s all you need to know before releasing your first arrows.
What: The Vegas Shoot 2020 and Indoor Archery World Series Final
Where: The South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, Las Vegas, NV, USA
When: February 7-9, 2020
Who: 3,800+ pro and amateur archers, all ages, from over 50 countries
Prize fund: Over $490,000
February 5: Late registration/Check-in, paid practice (halls C/D, all practice passes accepted)
February 6: Late registration/Check-in, open practice, Trade Show, seminars, meet the pros
February 7: Check-in, Day one Vegas Shoot, Trade Show, seminars, Championship $10K-A-Day Shoot Off
February 8: Day two Vegas Shoot, Trade Show, seminars, Championship $10K-A-Day Shoot Off, youth awards, Indoor Archery World Series Final
February 9: Day three Vegas Shoot, Trade Show, seminars, Lucky Dog, Championship Shoot Offs
1. Biggest ever: With only one day left for registration, The Vegas Shoot has already passed the 3,767 registered shooters that competed in 2019, which sets a new record of participants. Numbers are expected to break the 3,800 barrier for the first time.
2. Prize fund: The record-breaking prize fund of over $490,000 is distributed across all the divisions - pro and amateur categories - and scholarships awarded to youth and collegiate participants.
The winner of the Compound Open Championship division walks away with $54,000 this year.
3. $10K-A-Day Championship Shoot Off: The Vegas Shoot 2020 edition will be the first to include an additional $10K-A-Day Championship Shoot Off. It’s open to anybody who shoots clean on Friday or Saturday. (Extra purchase on registration required.)
4. Indoor Archery World Series Final: The Indoor Archery World Series is a collection of major open entry tournaments around the world managed by World Archery.
The circuit will have its last stage and individual finals during The Vegas Shoot, on the evening of Saturday, February 8 in the Championship arena.
Gold, silver and bronze medals will be disputed in both recurve and compound divisions.
5. 24-hour channel: The first-ever all-day archery channel will launch on Thursday, February 6 at midday. Content will be available in the South Point Hotel and Casino’s internal television, and The Vegas Shoot, World Archery and Competition Archery Media Facebook’s and YouTube channels.
Daily live shows, live feeds of the Indoor Archery World Series Finals and championship shootdowns on Sunday evening, replays of past editions of The Vegas Shoot and much more will be part of the daily program.
6. Seminars: Intro to mental management, performance under pressure, linear shot sequence for barebow and recurve, gaining the winning edge through strength and confidence, don’t be afraid of your back tension, building self image, understanding stabilization and master the mental system are the featured topics this year.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Live results: The Vegas Shoot app, Ianseo and on www.worldarchery.org.
Coverage: The Vegas Shoot Facebook and Instagram pages, NFAA’s Twitter; World Archery’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
24-hour channel: South Point Hotel and Casino’s internal television, and The Vegas Shoot, World Archery and Competition Archery Media Facebook’s and YouTube channels.