Easterns

2021 Registration is Open!

If you have questions, please call 717-556-1379

Register Here for PA Outdoor JOAD States

Register Here for the NFAA 600 Round

Register Here the Double 72-arrow Round

The Palmyra Sportsmen's Association will be hosting the 141st annual Easterns tournament on June 25-27, 2021! A variety of events will be held throughout the weekend, all of which will be at 410 Sportsmans Road, Annville PA, 17003. Please continue reading for details on the various rounds. We have taken the following measures to ensure the health and safety of competitors and staff during this tournament. These safety measures will be updated as needed:

  • Social distancing is not required, but will be honored as the venue is able for those spectators who desire extra space
  • Spectators and competitors will be required to follow current CDC guidelines regarding the wearing of masks while not actively shooting 
  • Participation will have four archers per target bail 
  • Awards will be given out at the completion of the relevant event

There are multiple events that make up the Eastern tournament. Three require prior registration (links found above): JOAD Outdoor States, a double 72-arrow round, and an NFAA 600 round. Archers can register for three additional rounds on-site for no extra charge: the Hill Fontaine Barebow Competition, the Clout Round, and the Arrow Chucking contest. You can shoot as many of these rounds--or as few--as you desire. Unofficial practice will be available on the field adjacent to the clubhouse all weekend for a one-time charge of $5. A BBQ Dinner and Cornhole Tournament will be held on Saturday after all shooting has been completed.

Round Details

PA JOAD Outdoor States

Date: Friday, June 25

Time: 8:30AM

Registration Fee: $35

Late Fee: $40 as of June 14

Registration deadline: June 22

All shooters will be required to have a current USA Archery JOAD membership. USA Archery Rules and Dress Code will be in effect. Archers will shoot 72 arrows for score at their standard JOAD competitive distance and target face.


NFAA 600 Round

Date: Friday, June 25

Time: 3:30PM

Registration Fee: $20

Late Fee: $25 as of June 14

Registration deadline: June 22

Shooters do not need a USA Archery membership. All archers will shoot four ends of five arrows each at 60/50/40 yards. Archers begin at the furthest distance. No practice is provided between distances. Archers shoot on 80cm target faces that extend only to the "6 ring". An optional Championship Purse will be available to those willing to pay an additional $10 before shooting. The exact dollar value awarded is dependent on the number of archers who buy into this aspect of the 600 Round.


Double 72-Arrow Round

Date: Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27

Time: 8:30AM Saturday, 9:00 AM Sunday

Registration Fee: $35 for youth, $45 for adult

Late Fee: $40 for youth as of June 14, $50 for adult as of June 14

Registration deadline: June 22

All shooters will be required to have a current USA Archery membership. USA Archery Rules and Dress Code will be in effect. Archers will shoot 144 arrows for score at their standard USA Archery competitive distance and target face. 72 arrows will be shot on Saturday, and 72 arrows will be shot on Sunday. Awards to follow immediately after completion on Sunday. Championship Awards will be given only to those in the following states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia. Those from other states will be provided with alternative awards.


Hill Fontaine "Sudden Death"

Date: Saturday, June 26 

Time: Immediately following completion of the 72-arrow round

Registration Fee: none

Registration deadline: none

Barebow archers will start at five meters and shoot at elevated plastic balls. Archers who hit their target will move on; archers who miss are eliminated. Archers will be moved back in five meter increments until only one archer successfully hits a ball to earn a victory.


Arrow Chucking Contest

Date: Saturday, June 26

Time: Immediately following completion of the Hill Fontaine Contest

Registration Fee: none

Registration deadline: none

Contest to be held on the lower portion of the hill adjacent to the clubhouse. Archers will get three attempts to throw an arrow as far as they possibly can. The archer who throws an arrow the furthest will win.


Clout Round

Date: Saturday, June 26

Time: Immediately following completion of the Arrow Chucking Contest

Registration Fee: none

Registration deadline: none

This event will occur on the opposite side of the club property. Transportation will be available to transfer shooters, or they may drive on their own. Clout flag and ring will be set 165 meters from the shooting line. Six ends of six arrows will be shot by every archer participating. The goal is to get arrows closest to the center pin. Arrows within 7.5 meters of the central pin will be scored.

If you are unable to register successfully, please contact a Lancaster Archery Academy member for assistance at 717-556-1379 or at [email protected]

Lodging

Campgrounds

Hershey RV and Camping Resort 

493 S. Mount Pleasant Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042 

717-867-3967 

www.rvonthego.com

Hershey Park Camping Resort 

1200 Sweet St., Hummelstown, PA 17036

888-710-0917 

www.hersheyparkcampingresort.com

Irvin Swatara Acres RV Park and Cottage 

720 Bindnagle Rd., Hershey, PA 17033 

717-533-7805 

(no website) 


Hotels

$ Walton Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast 

231 E. Main Street, Palmyra, PA 17078 

717-641-3377 

www.waltonmanorinn.com

$$ Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey 

350 W. Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 

717-534-2162 

www.wyndamhotels.com

$$ Hampton Inn & Suites Hershey 

749 E. Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 

717-533-8400 

www.hilton.com

$$$ Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Ave 

515 E. Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 

717-533-1750 

*If you happen to be a time share owner, you may have access to ‘The Suites at Hershey’ through Bluegreen Vacations. They are five to ten minutes from the event site and five minutes from Hershey Park.