What is the Arizona Cup?
An annual outdoor target archery tournament held in April complying with World Archery and USA Archery rules. It began in 1989 in Tempe at Arizona State University, moved to Tucson and returned to Phoenix, Arizona in 2001. The Arizona Cup is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014. The 2014 AAE Arizona Cup is a USAT Qualifier and a World Archery Ranking Tournament.
Title Sponsor is Arizona Archery Enterprises, AAE.
Who can compete?
All participants must be members of USA Archery (USAA) member (or) must be a member of a World Archery Member Association. A country may have an unlimited number of archers in the qualification or individual elimination rounds. World Records can be achieved by WA recognized members.
The Arizona Cup is a unique tournament holding an Open Team round as well as the National Team and Mixed National Team round. Any registered archer may compete in the Qualification round and the Individual Elimination Rounds. (There is usually a cut to the top 64 in each category and to the top 16 teams).
Any registered archer at the tournament can join an Open Team and compete in the Open Team Round. Cadet recurve archers may join an Recurve Open team, however the recurve team event will be shot at 70m. Open Teams can be collegiate teams, corporate teams, or any 3 same gender archers shooting the same bow type. No open mixed teams.
The National Team round is a competition for the designated archers representing their country. The World Archery Member Association will designate those archers and only one team per category from each country. Team members must shoot Adult distances in the Qualification Round.
A National Mixed team is the country's designated top recurve man and woman or designated top compound man and woman from the qualification round. There are no open mixed teams.
My country is not sending a team, can I still compete?
Yes, this is an open tournament and you can register directly with the tournament.
Is there day of tournament registration?
No, all archers must register and pay in advance to reserve a shooting spot. Space is limited to the capacity of the field.
How can I register?
Go to the Registration page more information and links to the online forms.