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Tournament 2018 Changes

Important Changes to Tournaments for 2018

Please read carefully!

Hello Archers!

A Happy New Year to you all!

This coming year, the PRA will be instituting a few new changes to our club scorecards and to our weekly tournaments.

As you’ll soon see (as early as this coming weekend), scorecards have been updated and streamlined to provide greater clarity and ease of use for both competitors and scorekeepers.

Scorecards will now offer current NFAA or USAA age categories, a check box for Male or Female, and additional scorekeeper signature lines.

Scorecards will need to be filled out correctly, legibly, and completely for scores to be accepted for annual club awards. Any card that cannot be read will not be accepted.

Double scoring will now be required at all club tournaments, meaning that each archer will need two scorecards and each shooting group will need two scorekeepers. The signatures of both scorekeepers and the archer must be included on scorecards in order for the score to be considered valid.

Shooting groups (or archers sharing a bale for the 300, 900, or 720 rounds) must now be a minimum of three (3) archers for tournament scores to be counted toward annual club awards. The single exception to this rule is when shooting the field or hunter round as part of an Iron Man; in that case, a shooting group of two archers will be accepted, although three is preferred.

At the completion of the tournament, archers should ensure that the totals on both of their scorecards match and that all required signatures are present, then turn in one of the cards and keep the other for their records (and to serve as backup in case the scorekeeper has a question).

And as a reminder, only scores shot while the archer is a member in good standing will be counted for club awards.

These changes are being made to smooth the process of recording scores and to reflect how tournaments are scored outside of our club. By making these changes at our weekly club shoots, our archers will be ready for scoring at tournaments at the local, state, and national levels.

Sunday tournaments will continue to start promptly at 8AM, but there will now be a cutoff time of 9:30AM for archers to begin a tournament. This excludes the start time for the 300 tournament held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. The cutoff time is to ensure that scorecards are submitted in a timely manner and that the breakdown of targets is done efficiently and with the assistance of as many archers as possible. Many hands help to lessen the load!

Should you have any questions or need clarification of the new scorecard and/or rules, please feel free to speak to me at the range or email me at Additional information can be found on the PRA website in the Tournaments section.

I look forward to seeing all of you at the range and shooting with you in our weekly PRA tournaments!

Matthew Madrid
PRA Tournament Director

No Classes December 30

Reminder: There are no classes on Saturday and no tournaments on Sunday. Our hard-working volunteers deserve some time off!

Classes will resume Saturday, January 6, 2018.
Tournaments will resume Sunday, January 7, 2018.

The range is open, however, please note that the City of Pasadena requires that all archers carry a City-issued Safety Certification card while using the Lower Arroyo Archery Range.

JOAD Shoot for Ronald McDonald House 2017

Since opening in 2004, the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House has provided comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California. Our hope is to create a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy by keeping families close to each other and the care they need.

$35.00 Registration Fee
Special awards for archers who raise more!
Place your order for lunch (Jersey Mike’s) at the time of registration.


Heat Exhaustion vs. Heat Stroke

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Pasadena and much of Southern California experienced a Heat Advisory this weekend and summer is far from over! In my first post, I want to focus on awareness for Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke and determining their symptoms.

First of all, it is very important to know the difference between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. Both can lead to serious illness, or even death, and the information below will help you recognize the symptoms.


Pasadena weather forecastWhen the body is exposed to extreme heat temperatures (often combined with physical exertion), the body may become severely overheated and dehydrated. Because of the loss of body fluids, body temperature will rise. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include:

  • Confusion
  • Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration)
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Pale skin
  • Profuse sweating
  • Rapid heartbeat

Cooling the body is the main way to treat heat exhaustion. Drink plenty of fluids (non-alcoholic), that are low in sodium and caffeine. Remove any heavy or unnecessary clothing. Cool the skin with cool water from the shower or sponge baths. Avoid using quick/extreme cooling methods like ice, air conditioners or fans. If body temperature hasn’t reduced in 20-30 min please seek medical help or call 911 immediately!


Heat Stroke, or Sun Stroke, is bit more serious than Heat Exhaustion. The body becomes overheated to extreme temperatures, and the body no longer has the ability to cool itself. The section of the brain that controls body temperature has become damaged. Body temperatures have usually risen to 105° F or more and there is damage to internal organs. Symptoms of heat stroke include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Fatigue
  • Hot, flushed, dry skin
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Decreased sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Decreased urination
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Increased body temperature (104° F to 106° F)
  • Confusion, delirium, or loss of consciousness
  • Convulsions

Heat Stroke may happen suddenly, without any warning, and Heat Exhaustion may not happen first. If anyone shows symptoms of Heat Stroke call 911 IMMEDIATELY!!!!

It is important to take preventative measures when there are higher heat indexes, even if you are not directly exposed to the sun. Being indoors with fans or air conditioning does not protect from dehydration! Please take all precautions to keep yourself hydrated with water. Low sodium sports drinks are okay as well. Avoid overexertion and maintain regular, healthy meals. More great information is available from the CDC.