september, 2021

25sep(sep 25)10:00 am26(sep 26)12:00 pmRenaissance Festival Archery ChampionshipBarebow Tournament

Event Details

NEW DATE! Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th

Michigan Renaissance Archery Championships hosted by Rising Phoenix returns in 2021. We have partnered with MRF to hold the coolest barebow event in the state! Feel free to dress in your tournament best!

The event features 2 age divisions with participants separated by gender. All participants must use a bare bow setup:

  • Bow may be longbow or recurve. (Genesis compound bow will not be permitted). Bow must be shot using fingers (glove or tab permitted). Bow string may have up to two nocking locators but neither can be used as a sight aid. Bow may NOT feature a sight or level (including marks made along the sighting window or riser. IE Camo), draw length checker (kisser or clicker) or stabilizer. Plunger is permitted.
  • Arrows may be shot from shelf, top of hand or a basic arrow rest. No magnetic, “fang”, “lizard tongue” or other modern arrow rests will be allowed. Arrows may be made of wood, fiberglass, carbon fiber or aluminum. Arrows may be fletched with feathers or vanes. Only target and field points are permitted, no broadheads.


Archers will shoot on a FITA standard 60cm target from a distance associated with their age category. Divisions are separated by gender.

  • Young Adults (Grades 9-12) & Adults will compete at 25 yards
  • Youth (Up to 8th Grade) will compete at 15 yards.

Scoring in qualifying rounds will be scored using FITA rules. Arrows  touching the higher scoring ring will be awarded the higher score. During and before scoring, no one is permitted to touch the arrows. Archers will score as a group. If there is a disputed arrow score, then a field judge may be called to make a ruling. Field judge will have the final call.

  • Participants will shoot one (1) practice round and Six (6) scoring rounds using 6 arrows.
  • Top 8 scoring archers in each category (Age and gender) will advance to single elimination rounds. 1v8, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5
  • Single elimination rounds will score X as eleven (11). Archers will shoot 3 arrows per match. In event of a tie, archer with arrow closest to the center wins the match.
  • Adults will shoot first each round, and then we will have the youth walk up to 15yds and shoot. All archers will score together.


Participants will only participate in one day of the event (Saturday or Sunday)and must specify only one selection on registration form. You will be contacted if desired day is full.

  • A limit of 40 participants spots are available per day, per age category.
  • Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners each day.
  • All participants are required to sign a Waiver of Liability for both Michigan Renaissance Festival and Rising Phoenix Archery at check-in.
  • Check-in begins at 10am and closes 15 minutes before start time for shooting line. Unclaimed spots will be filled on first come basis at close of check-in. Walk-ups ok if space is available.
  • Pre-Registration closes September 5th.

Shooting Time: 10am

Registration Form 


25 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 26 (Sunday) 12:00 pm


Michigan Renaissance Festival

12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly, MI 48442


Michigan Renaissance 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly, MI 48442