Archery tournament set to begin Thursday
Archers are targeting Paris this weekend for the Archery Shooters Association’s eighth annual Brunton Southwest Shoot Out.
The tournament begins at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Scottie Norrell Memorial Team Shoot. Registration is set for 8 a.m. Friday, and the action begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. for all pro classes, as well as the team shoot. Things begin early Saturday and Sunday — 6:30 a.m. both days, with registration on Saturday and sunrise services on Sunday. Saturday will see first-round shotgun starts at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. Second round is set for 3 p.m., with the Red River Shootout at 6 p.m. A second round shotgun start is also set for 8 a.m. Sunday.
Safety Meetings are held 30 minutes prior to all first round competitions. Competitors are to be on their assigned stake fifteen minutes before start time
The event started seven years ago with Archers for Christ and ASA looking into the possibility of locating a tournament in Paris. The wooded areas along the Trail de Paris near Love Civic Center were ideal. Having a facility like Love Civic Center with air conditioning and nice restrooms and RV hookups nearby – which a lot of the events don’t have access to – are an added bonus.