Take a shot at an archery competition! The Victoria Bowmen attempt to hold monthly combined Canadian 720, 900, and T2S900 tournament shoots at the outdoor range, dependent on the availability of judges and volunteers for setup. Various distances are available for almost all levels, from beginners to experts. All competitors are welcome.

COVID 19 Tournament Plans

Updated June 2021 – The Ministry of Sport for BC (Via Sport) have accepted plans for the Victoria Bowmen through BC Archery for a Return to Sport Plan, members attending tournaments must be familiar with our plans as outlined on our Documents Page. Until the next step in the Provincial Plan, only VB members are allowed.

Register For A Tournament

To register for an upcoming tournament, please register and pay online via Victoria Bowmen’s profile on 2M.

Tournament Details

Shoots registered with Archery Canada will have a judge and use our electronic time clocks. Shoots not registered will be informal and use a whistle, or electronic clocks if they are available.

For the Canadian 900s there are two distance options:

  • The standard 900 distances of 55, 45 and 35 M (30 arrows at each distance)
  • The 900 training distances of 35, 30, and 25 M (30 arrows at each distance)
  • 55+ Games 900 distances of 45, 35, and 25M (30 arrows at each distance)

For further information on rounds, categories, and distances for each age group, refer to Book 2, Chapter 4 of the Archery Canada Rulebook, or visit our pages on archer categories and tournament scoring.

Tournament Timing

When shooting at registered Victoria Bowmen tournaments:

  • Set up for the shoot starts at 9:00 am or earlier – all club member shooters help set up.
  • Practice starts as soon as the field is ready, but no later than 9:30 am.
  • Scoring begins at 10:00 or 10:30 am (maximum 45 minutes for practice).
  • There is a 5-10 minute break between distances.
  • Members are asked to put away their butts etc. if they leave early, and those who shoot the events are asked to help with take down when the shoot is complete. If you have to leave before the event is over, please ask if you can put something away before leaving. 
  • Archers Anonymous will still take place after the morning 900 tournament session, at approximately 12:30pm.