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Highest World FITA Ranking

FITA Target : 2nd as at 14 June 09

FITA Field : 1st as at March 2011


The Highest Ever FITA Target Ranking by an Australian Men’s Compound Archer (2nd June 2009)

The Highest Ever FITA Field Ranking by an Australian Men’s Compound Archer  to date.

Commonwealth Games Team Member 2010 India

2010, 2011, & 2013 Australian Open Winner Team and Individual

2015, 2016 Archery Australia National Matchplay Series Winner 

2010 Team Gold World Cup 4

2009 Individual Bronze World Cup 3

2009 Mixed Team Silver World Cup 3

2008 Individual Gold Medal World Cup 4

2008 Individual Bronze Medal World Cup 1

2007 Silver Medalist in  Team Men’s Compound World Target 2007.

5th World Target 2007

9th World Indoor 2012

17th World Target 2009

06/7&9/10,2013,14 Indoor National Champion 


2014,2016 National Target Champion

2008, 2009, 2012,2013,2014,2016 National Field Champion

2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013,2014,2016 Australian Best All Round Compound Archer

2005 World Team Bronze Medalist

FITA STAR 90m Score 1406

FITA Star 70m Score 710, FITA 50m Score 708

FITA 900 - 897 (SA State Record)

FITA 18m - 598 (SA State Record)

FITA 18m - 595 (Australian Record)


Pats Q & A Page


Always check your bow is free from defects prior to commencing this process.  This is what I DO and by no means is the only or the best way to time / begin to tune a bow, but it works for me. No responsibility for any injury or breakages will be accepted by Pats Archery or any of its employee's as a result of following how Pat tunes his bow.

None of this will work if your strings are incorrect in size, worn, or just need replacing. 

I use Scout Bowstrings for my compounds, as we make them here ourselves, I know that they are correct in size and can be relied upon if tough situations.

  1.  Check Manufacturers safety recommendations and follow them !! They TAKE FIRST PRIORITY
  2.  Print information from the relevant bow manufacturers website for A2A and brace height.
  3.  Write down your settings prior to starting include
    • Axle to Axle (A2A)
    • Brace Height
    • Nocking point height
    • Poundage
    • D Loop Size
    • Any other measurements you may need to get the bow how you like it
  4. Wind Bow up to Maximum poundage (This can be done on a HOYT but Mathews do not recommend this so remember to read YOUR bow manual)
  5. Check tiller is even, if not adjust tiller to even
  6. Is draw length as per the Cam setting ?
  7. Check poundage, is it what it should be ?  Yes then goto step if No goto step
  8. Was the Draw length too long or too short ?
  9. Was the poundage to high or low ?
  10. Variables - If the draw length was Correct and the Poundage correct do nothing
  11. Variables - If the draw length was too long and the poundage to high - Increase the amount of twists in the string
  12. Variables - If the draw length was too short and the poundage to high - decrease the amount of twists in the cables (evenly)
  13. Variables - If the draw length was too long and the poundage to low - increase the amount of twist in the cables
  14. Variables -
  15. This hopefully has put the bow back to where it should be when it leaves the shop you bought it from.
  16. Now after all that if you need to change the poundage, put a paint pen mark on the adjustment bolt and then move them equally to the desired poundage, be aware that this may change the draw length.
  17. This is a work in progress and I type when I have time, so this may not yet be finished.

Other things to consider.

What is your nocking point doing at full draw ?? Is it moving up or down as you pull harder or does it travel straight.....Jim Park mentioned this to me and checking it has certainly helped.