Top Bow Championship

Top Bow

2016 Top Bow Details Announced

Quite often, simpler is better, and that’s the case with the 2016 Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship! Gone are the qualifiers, making room for a straight four-day tournament that guarantees every shooter at least three full rounds of competition.

As usual, this year’s event will take place Aug. 18-21, in conjunction with the Buckmasters Expo in Montgomery, Ala.

“We’re always looking for ways to make the Top Bow competition better, and now that it’s held over one weekend, it just makes sense to go to a simpler format,” said “Big” Mike Foster, Top Bow official and rangemaster for the event. “This should make it much easier for spectators and family members to follow, too. This year, whatever place you’re in, that’s where you are, and there’s no comparing it to another pool.”

The Buckmasters Top Bow World Championship is the highest-paying single event in competitive archery. It is designed to simulate whitetail hunting, and shooters must hit the vitals (and the Buckmasters impact-sensitive pad) on 3-D deer targets to score a hit.

Shooters never know where or when a possible target will pop up, and only bucks count for points. The field is limited to the first 70 shooters who sign up, although there is a waiting list for those who wish to shoot should anyone drop out before the event.

“This is like their Daytona 500,” Foster said of the competitors. “The Top Bow Championship is the biggest prize in shooting, and it’s a four-day competition that leads up to the big finish on Sunday. It’s great entertainment for the audience, as well. They get to see some of the best archers in the world, and the finals are pretty exciting with all the lights and music.”

Entry fee for competitors is $450. Spectators are admitted free once inside the Buckmasters Expo.

The Road to the Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship

  • Round 1 (all shooters)
  • Round 2 (all shooters)
  • Round 3 (all shooters)
  • Round 4 (24 shooters)
  • * Field Cut to 24
  • Round 5 (24 shooters)
  • Round 6 (24 shooters)
  • * Field Cut to 12
  • Round 7 (12 shooters)
  • * Field Cut to 8; Shooting Switches To Head-To-Head Format
  • Round 8 (8 shooters)
  • * Field Cut to 4
  • Semi-Finals
  • Finals

Buckmasters Top Bow Prize List Below:

Sponsor-donated prizes (if any) will be awarded to the top finishers down to 12th place. The prizes will be ranked by the retail value of each item. Prize money will be awarded to the top 12 finishers and calculated based on a full draw. In the event that we do not have a full draw, cash & prizes will be awarded to the top 12 finishers or 1/2 of the draw, whichever comes first. Total prize money will be reduced proportionately with the reduction in the draw. The “Dan C Bussey High Score Award” will be given for the highest cumulative score and will start with Round 1.

Additional Information:

General Expo Information:

  • Buckmasters Customer Service (334) 215-3337

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