Bobby Eyler at The Vegas Shoot.

The first leg of the 18th Annual 3-Star Tour began February 9th, and for 3 days Las Vegas, Nevada, was filled with archers from across the globe in the world’s largest and most prestigious indoor archery tournament. Each year, The Vegas Shoot attracts over 3,500 athletes from beginners to professional and Olympic level archers.

Participants compete in high-quantity payout flight divisions or big-paycheck championship categories, and junior age groups are also available for younger archers.

The competition also includes the traditional 3-spot 20-yard “Vegas Round” that made this tournament famous. The Vegas Shoot offers the world’s largest indoor purse with over $400,000 in cash, prizes and scholarships.

This year, Michigan’s Bobby Eyler beat seven 900-perfect shooters and the Lucky Dog, Christopher Perkins, to earn the title of 2018 Vegas Shoot Freestyle Open Champion, and a $52,000 prize.

The second leg of the tour will be in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the 2018 NFAA Indoor Nationals on March 10th and 11th. The First Dakota Classic marks the third and final leg of the tour, and will be held in Yankton, South Dakota, on April 20-22, 2018.

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Photo Credit: World Archery