2021 Archery Tournament 

Join us for the 41st Annual CT Masters' Games Archery Competition Hosted by the City of New Britain. 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.  This years tournament will be held on Sunday, June 13th at Hungerford Park in New Britain, CT.

  • Date: Sun., June 13th
  • Location: Hungerford Park, New Britain
  • Entry Fee: $40.00 per athlete
  • ​Online Registration is NOW Closed
  • Registration Deadline: Fri., May 28th 
  • Please click here for a Map of Hungerford Park
  • 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 2022 National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale.

Sport Details

Dear Participant,

The CT Sports Management Group, Inc. welcomes you to the 2021 CT Masters Games & Nutmeg State Games Archery Tournament.  The tournaments will take place on Saturday, June 12th for the Nutmeg State Games and on Sunday, June 13th for the CT Masters Games. Both tournaments will be held at: Hungerford Park 111 Farmington Ave Berlin, CT 06037

This event will be complying with all local regulations and any additional public health notices in place at the time of the event, including recommendations from USA Archery.

Below is our health and safety plan for the event with specific instructions for athletes, officials and spectators. 

General Guidelines

  • It is recommended that athletes wear a face coverings when not competing.
  • Spectators are requested to bring their own chairs, tents and maintain social distancing. 
  • Social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained at all times. Recommended - No hugging, shaking hands, or fist bumps for support/encouragement.
  • Anyone that is not feeling well, suffers from chronic or immunocompromised conditions or has experienced any COVID-19 symptoms (coughing, shortness of breath, fever, etc.) in the past ten days should not attend the event.
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last fourteen days must produce written clearance to participate from a physician that confirms a COVID-19 negative status. 

Specific Guidelines

  • Awards will be done using social distancing with podiums and staff will not drape the medal around the athletes’ neck.
  • Appropriate cleaning and sanitation supplies should be kept on-hand, including: disinfectant (germicide), hand sanitizer (≥60% alcohol), specialty cleaners, paper towels and disinfectant wipes.
  • All high-touch surfaces and club, camp or event equipment should be cleaned regularly with germicidal (i.e. anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral) cleaner to prevent the growth of microbes which can increase the spread of disease.

We look forward to a fun and safe event!

Age Cut Off Date:
Your age division/group will be determined by your age as of December 31, 2021.

***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)

Please Note:

  • 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 (2017-2019). 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:

Individual Sport:

  • 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 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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 39th 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 New Britain in 2021. 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 2020 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”.   


  • 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. 
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