2023 Archery Tournament
Join us for the 43rd Annual CT Masters' Games Archery Competition Hosted by the City of Middletown. The tournament will consist of 90 arrows shots as follows: 30 arrows from 60 yards; 30 arrows from 50 yards; and 30 arrows from 40 yards.
- Date: Sunday, June 4th (TBD)
- Location: Keigwin Middle School - Practice Football Field
- 99 Spruce Street, Middletown, CT 06457
- Entry Fee: $40.00 per athlete
- Registration Deadline: TBD
- The Archery Competition will be a PRE-Registration Event (ONLY)!
- Connecticut is an OPEN State. Out of State participants are welcome to enter.
This years event is a qualifier for the 2024 National Senior Games in Pittsburgh, PA.
Age Cut Off Date:
Your age division/group will be determined by your age as of December 31, 2023.
***NEW CT Masters' Games Age Groups (non-qualifying for the National Senior Games)
- 30-39, 40-49
Age Groups (qualifying area divisions for the National Senior Games)
- 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94
- 900 Round- Recurve (with sight)
- 900 Round- Barebow Recurve (no sight)
- 900 Round- Compound Fingers (with sight)
- 900 Round- Barebow Compound (no sight)
- 900 Round- Compound Release (with sight)
- Archers may only compete in one style.
- Archers must provide their own bows and target arrows.
- 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Check-In and Equipment Inspection
- 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Official Practice
- CT Masters' Games
- Five Ends at 60 yds
- Five Ends at 50 yds
- Five Ends at 40 yds
- Awards Ceremony will be held immediatley after the conclusion of the CT Masters' Games Tournament.
- Tournament Rules
- Recurve archery events will be conducted in accordance with National Archery Association rules, except as modified herein.
- Compound archery events will be conducted in accordance with National Field Archery Association rules, except as modified herein.
- Tournament Format
- Competition will consist of 90 arrows shot as follows: 30 arrows from 60 yards; 30 arrows from 50 yards; and 30 arrows from 40 yards.
- Awards will be presented for 1st through 3rd place for each event within each age division
There will be no dress code for archers.
In an effort to help save you money and continue to increase our participation, we are again offering the “Bring a Buddy” Program. The “Bring a Buddy” Program allows current athletes to bring a "buddy" at half of the entrance fee. A “buddy” is a person who has not competed in the CT Masters’ Games in the last three years (2020-2022). We’re not only meeting our aforementioned goal, but it also made the "Games" more affordable for all athletes. The Buddy Program does not apply to Cycling, Pickleball, Softball and Tennis due to associated costs. See below for details.
“Bring a Buddy”: Any athlete who registers for a sport will save money e.g:
- Athlete #1 Arhery Fee $40.00
- “Buddy” Archery Fee $20.00 (1/2 the price)
- Total $60.00
- Each participant pays $30.00
- Please Note - the Buddy Program does not apply to Cyling or Golf due to associated costs.
In order to qualify as a “Buddy” athlete, the “Buddy” cannot have participated in the Connecticut Masters' Games in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Buddy Program Online Registration:
- When registering online, athlete #1 needs to register for their event first and pay the full amount.
- Athlete #1 will give their ID number that is provided during registration to athlete #2.
- Once athlete #2 has athlete #1's ID number, they will enter the number in registration when it asks for the Buddy ID number.
- Athlete #2's registration fee will be half off the posted amount.
- The “Buddy” program applies only to like sport registrations (Individual or Team) e.g. a Badminton individual sport athlete may not bring a volleyball team as his/her ”Buddy”
Who: The Connecticut Masters’ Games is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit. The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.
What: The Connecticut Masters’ Games (formerly known as the Connecticut Senior Games) are the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut for master athletes. We are now celebrating our 43rd year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit. This event is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association.
Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of Middletown in 2023. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.
Participants: More than 1,500 participants, 300 volunteers and over 2,500 spectators will take part in the 2023 Connecticut Masters’ Games. Participants range from 30 to 90+. Since the inception of the CT Masters' Games in 1979, more than 45,000 amateur master athletes have participated in the “Games”.
MISSION OF THE "GAMES”
- To promote better overall health and fitness among citizens.
- To recognize & reward Connecticut Master and Senior residents who have chosen to participate in the healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.
- To provide a unique forum which embodies the Olympic spirit of competition.
- To inspire the development of physical and competitive abilities by Connecticut amateur master athletes.