TOURNAMENT Information

The Holiday 660 started out as a 450 round in the late 80’s. A few of us were preparing for the upcoming indoor season and a gentleman by the name of Dan Denbow suggested having a tournament the weekend between Christmas and New Years. It was basically an open weekend archery wise, and hunting season was over for the majority of us, so Why Not?? I think we may have had around 30 people at that first event held at Bend of the River Conservation Club. We have continued to hold this  ournament every year since then with only a few exceptions. It is now a 660 round and last year we had 140 shooters from 9 states and Canada with over $5,000 in prize money.


Tournament Format

Izaak Walton League
20400 Darden Road
South Bend, IN

One round tournament held the weekend before Christmas.

This years dates are
December 15 – 6pm
December 16 – 10:30am and 3pm
December 17 – 10:30am and 3pm

660 round. 60 arrows at twenty yards on a Vegas target scoring the x as 11.  All ties are broken by first miss

Championship divisions in Men’s Freestyle, Women’s Freestyle and Senior (50+) Men’s Freestyle

Open division which includes Women and Men Flight System

Youth Boy’s and Girl’s Division 15 and younger

Barebow Division Men and Women

Olympic Recurve Men and Women

$100 Championship Divisions
$30 for Open, Bare bow and Olympic Recurve
$15 for Youth

80% Payout based on Michigan Pro payout (1 for 2.5)

Saturday 7 pm (approx.)
Must use a 1999 or older bow.
All accessories may be newer
$10 entry fee
100% payback
1 for 2 payout
30 arrow round 6 ends on a five spot Vegas target

Door Prizes for every Participant
Free Coffee and Water
50/50 drawing at every line
$50 gift certificate to Michiana Archery for closest to center on last arrow each line

No practice at Izaak Walton except 2 practice ends before scoring starts.  Additional practice ($5) available at Michiana Archery 50510 SR 933N South Bend IN (5 min. away)


Joe Kapp

50 Years Shooting
Pro Since 1985

I am very active on the local level, holding a board position at Izaak Walton League, South Bend, IN.  I’ve acted as host and tournament director for the Holiday 660 tournament in South Bend for the last 25 years, and tournament director for the Outdoor Great Lakes Sectional in 2014-16.


  • Three time National Champion (1999, 2010, 2022)
  • Second person to shoot a perfect 560 Hunter round at the NFAA Outdoor Nationals (2002)
  • 2022 NFAA Outdoor National Pro Silver Senior FS Champion, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • 2022 NFAA National Marked 3D Pro Silver Senior FS Champion
  • 2011 USA National Target Championship Compound Master 50+
  • 2010 NFAA Indoor National Senior Pro FS Champion, Louisville, KY
  • 2009 Lancaster Open Champion – Masters Division
  • 1999 NFAA Outdoor National Pro FS Champion, Watkins Glen, NY
  • Four-time NFAA Pro Point Champion 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2013 (Senior Pro Division)
  • Fourteen-time NFAA Great Lakes Sectional Champion
  • 62 time Michigan State Champion
  • 1989 Las Vegas Champion-Open Division
  • Eighteen top five finishes at the NFAA National Championships
  • Including three firsts, one second and seven third place finishes


  • 560 Hunter round Outdoor Nationals (2002)
  • 359 National Target Championship 30 Meters (2011)
  • 352 National Target Championship 60 Meters (2011)
  • 600 w/119X NFAA Indoor National Senior Pro FS (tied record) 2010
  • Twelve Michigan State Records, which includes every outdoor record

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