Roy W. Dill 1926- Dedicated Archer Born in Chicago, November 8, 1926, Roy and his family moved to San Diego in 1928. In 1938 Roy bought his first lemonwood bow for $6.00. starting an involvement with archery that lasted over 34 years. Roy joined the San Diego Field Archers in 1944, shooting competitively until graduation from high school, where upon he joined the army. From 1947 through 1951 Roy was a formidable competitor throughout the state of California. Winning many local tournaments as well as several State and National Championships. 1947 Won San Diego City Championship 2nd Place California State Field Championship 2nd Place NFAA Field Championship. 1948 Won San Diego City Championship Won California State Field Championship Won NFAA Field Championship Won California Clout Championship 2nd Place California Target Championship. 1949 Set New California State Broadhead Record, Score 930. Won First Professional Archery Championship, Pasadena, Shot First 900 Round ever in NFAA Competition. 3rd Place NFAA Field Championship. 1950 Won California State Field Championship shooting a newly recognized style of Archery, Freestyle. This was the first State Championship Tournament recognizing, "Pro Shooters." One pin was allowed. In the period between 1948 and 1951, Roy with his brother Bob, toured the United States giving over 2,000 Archery Exhibitions. He also worked with Frank Eicholtz developing Frank's, "Composite Bow." It is said, because of his long draw, he shattered many bows during this trial and development period. In later years, Roy contributed much of his experience to both the YMCA and Boy Scouts. As late as 1981 Roy was still on the Board of Directors of the YMCA in the Sunland Area (Los Angeles). After an absence of over 30 years from major tournament archery, Roy came back to competition, recording the 3rd highest overall score at the 1981 California State Field Championship Tournament, held at Fresno, California, using a 46 pound recurve bow.
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