It should be noted that all significant rule changes are in RED in the document. Changes of particular note:
1. All 45 yard classes are rolled back to the 280 fps arrow speed rule.
2. Shooters are only allowed to let-down twice. They will receive a score of Zero for a third let-down.
3. Use of magnification and light in scoring.
New classes are:
4. Men’s: Known Pro (Known 50 is now all amateur), Super Senior Known, Men’s Known 40 (Men’s Open C is now half known & half unknown) and Men’s Hunter Elite (replaces Men’s Unlimited).
Women’s: Women’s Senior Known, Women’s Hunter Elite and Women’s Traditional.
Since its inception in 1993 the Archery Shooters Association, headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, has hosted tens of thousands of amateur and professional archers from across the United States in national and state 3-D competitions. The state level organization is known as the ASA Federation, while the national level is the McKenzie ASA Pro/Am Tour. The Federation has chapters in 30 states with over 7,000 members and 300 clubs. Features that distinguish ASA competitions include standardized competition rules; professionally executed shooting ranges; high standards for dress and conduct; safety standards that include a maximum arrow speed standard; the copyrighted 12-ring and 14-ring scoring system; and the largest paybacks in national competitive 3-D archery.
ASA 3-D Archery: ASA 3-D archery features competitive rounds of 20 lifelike, three-dimensional animal targets made of foam. The scoring rings are not visible from the shooting stake and binoculars are allowed. Advanced archers must determine the distance to the target, pick a good aiming point, and execute the shot. The ASA was the first archery organization to implement a speed limit for safety and to establish a level playing field for 3-D competition. Beginning in 2007, the ASA was the first national organization to incorporate known distance competition to provide competitors with another option for competing in 3-D archery.
McKenzie ASA Pro/Am Tour: The ASA Pro/Am Tour is a national series of six Pro/Am tournaments, plus the Championship “Classic” which are recognized as the best run, highest paying, and most exciting events in 3-D archery. Competitors pay entry fees based on their competitive division in both pro and amateur classes, and they receive cash awards, trophies, and accumulate points toward the prestigious “Shooter of the Year” award in their class.
If you are a target archer, bowhunter or just interested in getting started in archery, the ASA will provide you the opportunity to meet and share experiences with new friends, learn about the latest equipment, improve your archery skills, and spend time with great people.