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How did the JOAD Cup tournament (X10 Indoor Classic and JOAD Cup) come into existence? 

The JOAD Cup was the brainchild of my first coach, Tom Barker. Anyone who knew Tom would know that his heart for archery, and all archers, was enormous. I reached out to Tom and my second coach, John Magera, for ideas. Outlined below (with permission) is the original email exchange between myself, Tom, and John. Please keep in mind as you shoot the JOAD Cup, we are all honoring Tom Barker's legacy. #archeryforallnoexceptions. ~ Coach Lynda LeCompte

From: "Lynda LeCompte" <>
Date: Oct 6, 2016 10:34 PM
Subject: Re: X10 Indoor Classic and JOAD Cup
To: "John Magera" <>
Cc: "Tom Barker" <>

Good point for consideration. Thanks, John.

On Oct 6, 2016 3:26 PM, "John Magera" <> wrote:

Just got back to see this. Been in Tucson all week.

I agree there should be a traveling trophy that the club gets to keep, but many clubs don't have anyplace to store it. I have no idea where our club would put a trophy of that nature. Instead, maybe just a plaque that is updated each year with the club's name on it, that stays at X10 for promotional purposes?

From: Lynda LeCompte <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 10:30 PM
To: Tom Barker
Cc: John Magera
Subject: Re: X10 Indoor Classic and JOAD Cup

True enough. Maybe a mail-in option is doable, with a point penalty or extra requirement. I'll think that through.

On Oct 4, 2016 9:53 PM, "Tom Barker" <> wrote:

A mail in would work too, but I like the idea of an invitational in your location. One thing the mail in and multiple venue events loose is the interactions between the kids.

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Lynda LeCompte <> wrote:

I love it! Thank you, Tom. A very unique, and easy to implement structure. Yes, that's totally doable. Ok, I'll start putting it together.

On Oct 4, 2016 12:39 PM, "Tom Barker" <> wrote:

A couple of thoughts. I think you want to encourage and reward excellent shooting but also excellent participation. So, in addition to the individual awards I suggest a traveling trophy for the highest scoring club. How to keep score? How about the aggregate score of the top compound, recurve and barebow. At least one of the three archers has to be a female. (All three can be female but all three can't be male). Then for the participation part award the team say 10 points (totally arbitrary but the points should be meaningful) for each additional archer from the club that participates in the JOAD round. A team has to have at least two archers to be eligible for the team and one has to be female.

The key will be keeping an up to date registered archers list so that positive peer pressure can be applied to recruit more archers to come shoot. I can see someone calling a fellow archer to come shoot the afternoon line cause we need 10 more points.

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Lynda LeCompte <> wrote:

John, am writing you because of your knowledge and experience in thinking outside the box for tournament structures. Tom, ditto,
and this was originally your idea. :)
We are looking at a January (probably - pending other dates) indoor Star FITA event at X10. Tom's idea was for X10 to sponsor an
annual cup event, where the cup can be claimed by a JOAD club. The main area for input is on how to structure the event to give all JOAD clubs a fair shot at the cup.

Any ideas?
Many thanks!

p.s. John - I know it's hunting season. I'll take whichever 2 mins you can spare!