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2016 ASA FEDERATION TOUR

RULES OF COMPETITION

Unless modified below, the Federation Rules of Competition conform to the ASA Pro/Am Rules of Competition and apply to all levels of ASA Federation Competition.

ASA FEDERATION QUALIFIERS:

All ASA certified clubs are guaranteed a minimum of one (1) Qualifier date. Clubs requesting dates for Qualifiers must submit their request to their State Director. ASA State Directors will submit all club Qualifier date requests to the National Federation Director. ASA State Directors will notify clubs of approved date(s)

A.     Federation State Qualifiers will consist of at least one (1) round of twenty (20) or more individual 3-D targets with individual competitors able to complete their round in one day.  Qualifiers will be conducted so that classes will compete using the ASA Class Yardages & Speed Limits chart in these rules including the same Known, Unknown or Half & Half Distance format which conforms to ASA Pro/Am events.

A.     Clubs requesting multiple Qualifier dates will be awarded additional dates after all other clubs’ first date requests have been awarded.

B.     No qualifiers will be scheduled on the same date as any other club within a 100-mile radius of each other, regardless of state.

C.     The host club will list shooters in each class by their order of finish and the host club will post a phone number for the contact person of the host club. The ASA Office will refer callers to the Point of Contact if competitors call the office for information. 

D.     The ASA Office will post a list of archers who have qualified for their respective ASA State Championship on the ASA Web Site. 

ASA FEDERATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GUIDELINES:

There will be one (1) ASA State Championship per year for each state. Clubs requesting a date must submit their request to their State Director. ASA State Directors will submit their Championship date request to their Regional Federation Director

A.     Federation State Championships will consist of one (1) round of thirty (30) individual McKenzie 3-D targets.  The tournament will be conducted over a two-day period; however individual competitors will be allowed to complete their competition in one day. This is to allow the maximum number of competitors the opportunity to compete.  State Championships will be conducted so that classes will compete using the ASA Class Yardages & Speed Limits chart in these rules including the same Known, Unknown or Half & Half Distance format which conforms to ASA Pro/Am events.

B.     ASA approved host club sites will be awarded State Championships on a rotational schedule.  State Directors will be responsible for club site approval.

C.     The host club will list shooters in each class by their order of finish and the host club will post a phone number for the contact person of the host club. The ASA Office will refer callers to the Point of Contact if competitors call the office for information. 

ASA FEDERATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING PROCEDURES:

A.     Competitors in all classes (including all youth trophy only classes) must be current members of ASA to participate and to be eligible for trophies and prizes at an ASA State Championship.

B.     All shooters eligible to participate in ASA State Championships will have qualified by shooting in at least one State Qualifier in that state.  Life Members and State Qualifier Byes are exempt. 

C.     ASA members competing in the Jr. Eagle, Elementary, Middle School and Youth Traditional (trophy only classes) do not have to qualify to shoot in their State Championship and are automatically qualified. All trophy only class competitors will only be eligible to compete at other ASA State Championships if they, or one or more of their parents, have qualified and will participate in that other state.

D.     Semi-pros may compete in ASA State Qualifiers and State Championships and qualify for the ASA Classic through the Federation Tour.

E.      ASA Lifetime Members are automatically qualified to compete in any ASA State Championship.

F.      Shooters that qualify for, and compete in, an ASA Federation State Championship will automatically win a berth to the ASA Pro/Am Classic.

TARGETS:

A.     McKenzie targets that have 8, 10, and 12 ring scoring areas are recommended for ASA Qualifiers, but are not mandatory. The 12 ring may be the ASA Pro-12 Ring or a ring in the “center” of the 10 ring which is scored as 12.

B.     For ASA State Championship tournaments clubs must have McKenzie targets with the ASA Pro-12 Ring scoring area in the correct location.

ASA FEDERATION GENERAL RULES OF COMPETITION:

A.               Only registered ASA Clubs, with current ASA liability insurance will be permitted to conduct ASA Federation Tour Qualifiers and State Championships.

B.               Rangefinder use is allowed on known distance targets. Known Distance and Unknown Distance Competitors must not be grouped together.

C.               Start times may be “casual” with shooting groups (arranged by class or otherwise mixed) or “shotgun” with assigned shooting times and stakes. The host club or organization has the right and responsibility to delay or cancel a tournament in case of severe weather. In

           the event weather shortens the competition, results and awards will be based on a round completed by the class or other fair means decided upon by the host organization’s tournament staff.  The method of determination will be announced prior to dismissal of competitors

           and any grievances will be filed in the form of a protest.

D.               Clubs will set their own standards for appropriate clothing according to weather, terrain, and accepted club and area standards. ASA Pro/Am clothing guidelines are recommended, but not required.

E.                Prior to the start of competition the host organization will provide shooters with any necessary information particular to the course before they proceed to their first target.

F.                Slower groups must let faster groups pass them to maintain the pace of shooting.  No group may hold up other groups during a tournament.

CLASSES:

ASA club and area representatives and state directors have the authority and responsibility to assign a registered shooter to a higher competition class based on knowledge of the competitor’s prior archery performance or experience, or the individual’s established competition level in another organization. ASA Pro/Am and Federation earnings (if known) will be considered.

A.               PROFESSIONAL – These classes may compete at the Federation Tournaments as guest shooters for a nominal fee at the discretion of the club.  Pro competitors may not qualify for the ASA Championship Classic through the Federation Tour.

B.               AMATEUR – These classes are open to shooters who are not otherwise deemed “Professional” by their competition status in the ASA or other archery organization.

C.               YOUTH CLASSES – In the interests of safety and the well being of our youth, all competitors in Youth classes must be able to draw their bow under control and without undue difficulty. If in the opinion of the Range Official the competitor is having difficulty drawing the bow the competitor shall be required to decrease the poundage to allow them to properly draw and shoot the bow regardless of arrow speed

D.               Known and Unknown Distance class formats at the Federation Level will mirror those at the Pro/Am level

STATE FEDERATION SHOOTER OF THE YEAR:

State Criteria:

A.               A state must have a minimum of six State Qualifiers to be approved to host an SOY competition

B.               The total number of individual event scores that will be used to determine the Shooter of the Year will be set by the State Director.

C.               Anyone that does not compete in their State Championship, and/or post scores in the required number of events is ineligible for State Shooter of the Year.

   D.               The program must include all amateur classes recognized by the ASA.

   E.                Classes must average at least 3 paying competitors per Qualifier to participate.

   F.                The ASA will provide Shooter of the Year plaques at the State Championship.

G.               Points for Shooter of the Year are awarded using the following formula:

a.      50 points for tournament participation

b.      1 point for each competitor you beat

c.      5 points for 1st place, 3 points for 2nd place, 1 point for 3rd place

 Examples:

Competitor places 3rd in a 15 person class:50 (participate) + 1 (3rd place) + 12 (number shooter beat) = 63

Competitor places 2nd in a 5 person class:  50 (participate) + 3 (2nd place) + 3 (number shooters beat) = 56

Competitor places 1st in a 10 person class:50 (participate) + 5 (1st place) + 9 (number shooters beat) = 64

COMPETITION COMMITTEE:

The Competition Committee will consist of five (5) members including the ASA Federation and State Director (if present), and additional members appointed by the host club.

A.               Any grievance or protest must be filed in writing with the Competition Committee within one (1) hour of completion of a round, along with a $20 protest fee.

B.               In addition to ruling on grievances submitted by shooters, the committee will establish penalties and sanctions in keeping with the ASA Pro/Am Rules for conduct and repeat rule violations.

C.               The ASA office will not make decisions concerning protests or club competition committee actions during tournaments.  It is the host club’s responsibility to convene a competition committee within the time limits allowed in the ASA Pro/Am Rules and decide upon those issues in a timely manner.

ASA CLASS YARDAGE & SPEED LIMITS:

Class Stake Color Max Yds Speed Limit Kn/Un/Both
Pro (Guest Only-No Buckle)   White   45yds   290fps   Unknown
Semi-Pro   White   45yds   290fps   Unknown
Open A   White   45yds   290 fps   Unknown
Unlimited   White   45yds   290 fps   Unknown
Senior Open   White   45yds   290 fps   Unknown
Women’s Open A   White   45yds   280 fps   Unknown
Open B   White   45yds   290 fps   Both
Men’s Known 50   White   45yds   290 fps   Known
Men’s Known 45   White   45yds   290 fps   Known
Senior Known   White   45yds   290 fps   Known
Women’s Known 45   White   45yds   280 fps   Known
                 
Super Senior   Red   40yds   280 fps   Unknown
Senior Masters   Red   40yds   280fps   Unknown
Senior Hunter   Red   40yds   280 fps   Both
Hunter   Red   40yds   280 fps   Both
Women’s Open B   Red   40yds   280 fps   Both
Senior Women   Red   40yds   280 fps   Both
Cross Bow   Red   40yds   330 fps   Both
Open C   Red   40yds   280 fps   Known
Women’s Known 40   Red   40yds   280 fps   Known
                 
Women’s Hunter   Blue   30yds   260 fps   Known
Bow Novice   Blue   30yds   280 fps   Known
Traditional   Yellow   25yds   280 fps   Unknown
High School Ages 15-18                
High School Open Boys   Red   40yds   280 fps   Both
High School Open Girls   Red   40yds   260 fps   Both
High School Pins Boys   Blue   30yds   260 fps   Known
High School Pins Girls   Blue   30yds   260 fps   Known
High School Olympic Recurve   Blue   30yds   260 fps   Known
                 
Middle School Ages 12-14                
Middle School Open Boys   Blue   30yds   240fps-bow control   Both
Middle School Open Girls   Blue   30yds   240fps-bow control   Both
Youth Olympic Recurve   Blue   30yds   260 fps bow control   Known
Middle School Pins Boys   Blue   30yds   240 fps-bow control   Known
Middle School Pins Girls   Blue   30yds   240 fps-bow control   Known
Youth Traditional (to age 16)   Green   20yds   240 fps bow control   Known
Elementary School Ages 9-11                
Elementary School Open   Yellow   25yds   230 fps-bow control   Known
Elementary School Pins   Green   20yds   230 fps-bow control   Known
Junior Eagles (2nd grade) 8yrs   Orange   15yds   220 fps-bow control   Known