ASA FEDERATION TOUR RULES OF COMPETITION
These Federation Rules of Competition mirror all ASA Pro/Am Rules of Competition and apply to all levels of ASA Federation Competition.
A. Only ASA Certified Clubs, with current ASA liability insurance will hold all ASA Federation Tour Qualifiers and State Championships.
B. Rangefinder use is allowed on known distance targets, so the host club is encouraged to set two (2) ranges of targets for Qualifiers and State Championship where the known distance component is used. One range for unknown distance and one for known distance.
C. During Federation Qualifier and State Championship tournaments all classes will follow the same format for known and unknown distance competition as they do in ASA Pro/Ams. Known distance class competitors will be grouped together and may carry range finders over the entire course.
D. 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.
E. 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.
F. 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.
G. Slower groups must let faster groups pass them to maintain the pace of shooting. No group may hold up other groups during a tournament.
ASA FEDERATION QUALIFIERS:
A. All ASA certified clubs are guaranteed a minimum of one (1) Qualifier date. Clubs requesting dates for Qualifiers or the State Championship must submit their request to their respective State Director.
a. ASA State Directors will coordinate all club date requests with the Federation Director
b. ASA State Directors will notify clubs of approved date(s)
B. 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. If the club has the facilities and targets to do so, they are encouraged to set half of the targets at unknown distances and half at known distances.
C. Clubs requesting multiple Qualifier dates will be awarded additional dates after all other clubs’ first date requests have been awarded.
D. No qualifiers will be scheduled on the same date as any other club within a 100-mile radius of each other, regardless of state.
ASA FEDERATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:
A. There will be one (1) ASA State Championship per year for each state.
B. 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. The host club will set half of the targets at unknown distances and half at known distances.
C. Competitors must be current members of ASA to be eligible for trophies and prizes at an ASA State Championship.
D. All shooters eligible to participate in an ASA State Championship will have qualified by shooting in at least one state qualifier in that state. Life Members and State Qualifier Byes are exempt. Youth and Young Adult (not in college) do not have to qualify to shoot in their State Championship.
E. Shooters that qualify for, and compete in, an ASA Federation State Championship will automatically win a berth to the ASA Championship Classic.
F. ASA approved host club sites will be awarded State Championships on a rotational schedule. State Directors will be responsible for club site approval.
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.
A. The cut off for qualifying at each State Qualifier will be the greater of the top 10 shooters who have not previously qualified, or the top 50% in each class, whichever is greater. If the class has 20 or less people registered to compete, the first 10 shooters, who have not previously done so, will qualify including everyone who ties for 10th.
B. In case of an odd number of shooters in a class, the number will be rounded up to determine the number of qualified shooters.
C. If a shooter has previously qualified their name will be passed over and the next name in order of finish will count as qualified.
D. A shooter who competes in two (2) ASA State Qualifiers, regardless of finish will qualify for that State’s Championship.
E. The host club will list shooters in each class; in the order they finished, and which shooters qualified.
F. During the awards ceremony for the tournament, the cut off score for qualifying will be announced for each class. The contact person must keep a qualified shooter list. A phone number for the contact person of the host club must be posted so shooters may call to determine if they qualified.
G. The ASA Office will refer callers to the Point of Contact listed for the qualifier if competitors call the office for information. The ASA Office will post a list of archers who have qualified for their respective ASA State Championship on the ASA Web Site in a timely manner, depending on the Pro/Am schedule, AFTER receiving the Qualifier results from the host club. If there is any doubt, the host club should be contacted for results.
H. In order to participate in the state championship, you must qualify in that state.
I. Semi-pros may compete in ASA State Qualifiers and State Championships and qualify for the ASA Classic through the Federation Tour.
J. ASA Lifetime Members are automatically qualified to compete in any ASA State Championship.
K. All Youth and Eagle competitors are automatically qualified to compete in their ASA State Championship, but must have a current ASA membership.
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 the Youth and Eagle 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
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.
STATE FEDERATION SHOOTER OF THE YEAR:
A. Each ASA state may conduct a Shooter of the Year program if they conduct a minimum of six (6) qualifiers.
B. Competitors must compete in at least 3 of the scheduled qualifiers to be eligible for SOY awards.
C. The program must include all amateur classes recognized by the ASA. Classes must average at least 3 paying competitors per Qualifier to participate.
D. The ASA will provide Shooter of the Year plaques at the State Championship.
E. Points for Shooter of the Year are awarded using the following formula:
50 points for tournament participation
1 point for each competitor you beat
5 points for 1st place, 3 points for 2nd place, 1 point for 3rd place
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