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GENERAL RULES:

 
A.   Each ASA Pro/Am tournament will consist of two (2) rounds of twenty (20) individual 3-D targets contested over a one 
     or two-day period as determined by the Tournament Director.  Each round will be a “Shotgun” start.  
B.   Severe Weather  -  ASA retains the right to delay or cancel a tournament day in case of severe weather.  Should a 
     round be suspended, all shooters are to leave the range immediately and in the interests of safety all shot arrows are 
     to  be  left  in  the  target  and  are  not  to  be  scored  or  pulled.  All  scorekeepers  shall  retain  the  score  cards  in  their 
     possession and no shooter is to have possession of their own card. The Tournament Director will  have two hours to 
     exercise one of the following options based upon the weather and the availability of ranges: (1) resume shooting that 
     day within two  hours of that day’s suspension and subject to being able to complete the round that day, (2) complete 
     the  round the  next day  if there are five or  fewer targets  for every group on the range  to be  shot, or (3) cancel the 
     round completely. Should a round be cancelled,  all competitors that  post a score for the  other completed round  will 
     receive 200 points for the cancelled round; no refunds will be made; and all results and paybacks will be based on the 
     round  of  twenty  (20)  targets  completed  by  the  class.  No  competitions  may  be  decided  solely  on  the  results  of  a 
     partially completed round, unless the Tournament Director is proceeding under Shooting Time Allowed. 
C.   All  competitive  shooters  are  required  to  wear  collared  shirts,  or may  compete  in  an ASA  sponsor’s  factory  issued 
     competition clothing which  may include Henley collars or mock turtle necks (no T-shirts.) Professionals and amateurs 
     will be allowed to compete while wearing shorts (men’s shorts must have a minimum inseam of six (6) inches.)  All 
     competitive shooting classes are prohibited from competing in T-shirts, tank tops, cut-off jeans or short-shorts. 
D.   Each  registered  shooter  will  receive  a  Range  Assignment  Card  with  ASA  Membership  Number,  Start  Days,  Start 
     Times, and Range & Target Assignments. Each shooter is responsible for having their Range Assignment Card with 
     them, and shooting at the time, target, and range designated unless instructed otherwise by a tournament or range 
     official.  All times are on a first registered / first assigned basis by shooting class.  Failure to have your assignment 
     card, failure to shoot your designated time, or shooting the incorrect range for your designated  class will result in a 
     score of zero for that day. 
E.   Unless required by a rule in the “Classes”  section herein, a shooter may change their shooting class only one time 
     during the tournament season. No points from a previous class will be carried forward toward the ASA Shooter of the 
     Year in the new class.  Anyone who earned money in a class may only move up in class during the year.  
F.   No  alcoholic  beverages  or  controlled  substances  may  be  carried  or  consumed  on  the  tournament  grounds  under 
     penalty  of  disqualification.    No  shooter  will  compete  while  under  the  influence  of  alcohol  or  any  other  controlled 
     substance(s) under penalty of disqualification. 
G.   Littering the grounds will not be tolerated.  Anyone littering will be subject to disqualification from the tournament. 
H.   Prior to the start of competition on the first day, all shooters will be expected to attend a “Competitor Safety Meeting” 
     which should be considered  mandatory. The meeting will cover information regarding the location of ranges, updates 
     from the Competition Committee on rulings and rules interpretations, and other special information. This meeting will 
     start thirty minutes prior to the start of each round, and will last approximately five minutes. Anyone failing to act upon 
     information provided at this meeting may be disqualified from the tournament.  
I.   Unless  approved  by  the  Tournament  Director  no  archer  may  compete  in  more  than  one  class  at  a  tournament.  
     Anyone found competing with another shooter’s Range Assignment Card will be disqualified.  
J.   No one may practice on any target to be used for tournament shooting.  Anyone shooting in non-designated areas, 
     including parking areas, will be subject to disqualification. 
K.   Should a competitor be unable to participate,  their entry fees may be transferred to another event at no charge. A 
     request for a refund will require a  processing fee of $10.00 that will be deducted from any fees  refunded. Entry fees 
     will not be refunded  or credited if a competitor competes at any point in the event, leaves the competition early after 
     their class shooting time was extended by the Tournament Director , or due to disqualification. 
L.   On all unknown distance competition ranges  Shooters may not be on any range that they  have been assigned to 
     shoot before they compete. Any shooter who is found to be in violation of this restriction will not be allowed to shoot 
     any competition range that they were on and will receive a score of zero for each range they visited. This restriction 
     does not apply to competitors or spectators that are on the  ranges that are being used for  team competition, or for 
     parents of Eagle class competitors (supervising parents are not allowed to leave the spectator viewing area if they will 
     be competing on that range.)  
M.   Spectators & Guests: 
     1.   Spectators are not allowed on the tournament ranges until the range official begins the competition. 
     2.   Providing information or coaching to a shooter is strictly prohibited. 
     3.   Spectators  and  guests  are  to  avoid  conversation  while  others  are  shooting  as  a  courtesy.  All  cell  phones  and 
          pagers are to be turned off to avoid disturbing the competitors.   
     4.   Each Pro/Am competition site establishes and enforces its own policy regarding pets. Should a site allow pets, 
          they shall be kept on leashes at all times. Pet owners shall be responsible for their pet’s behavior and for cleaning 
          up after them. Pets are not allowed to walk on competition ranges or on access routes to ranges at any time. Any 
          breach shall prohibit that pet from future ASA attendance.  
     5.   Video and digital image cameras are not allowed on  tournament ranges  without prior approval from ASA.  Still 
          photography is allowed, but the use of flash equipment during competitions is prohibited. (Special exceptions may 
          be made for the working press with official credentials.) 
     6.   Spectators  may  not  have  range  finders  in  their  possession  unless  that  range  or  competition  area  has  been 
          designated for known distance competition. They will be required to surrender them or leave the range. 
     7.   Spectators may assist by carrying items such as stools, umbrellas, ice chests, food, drinks, or other items for the 
          convenience of shooters, but must stay clear of the shooting stakes and lanes at all times.   
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, RELEASES, AND WAIVERS: 
As a participant in ASA Pro/Am events, all shooters  and spectators  (hereinafter referred to as Releasor) acknowledge 
they are VOLUNTARILY participating or attending.  Releasor should be aware that an archery tournament creates the risk 
of  serious  personal  injury  or  death.    By  participating,  they  realize  they  may  experience  loss  or  damage  to  personal 
property.  Releasors assume all risk of injury, death, and loss of personal property that may result from their participation 
in these archery tournaments.  By registering to participate and thereby agreeing to abide by the rules herein, Releasor 
releases  and  discharges  the  Archery  Shooters  Association,  LLC,  tournament  sponsors,  host  organizations,  property 
owners, and the tournament staff and volunteers (herein collectively referred to as “Releasees”) from liabilities or injuries, 
damages, or other loss sustained by the shooter as a result of negligence or strict liability of the released parties. 
A.   Liability Release:  Releasor, being of lawful age, (or, in the case of a minor, through his/her parent or guardian) in 
     consideration of being permitted to participate in various  shooting disciplines and activities, either as a member or 
     guest, do for themselves, their spouse, legal representatives, heirs, assigns and subrogors, hereby release, waive 
     and forever discharge Releasees from any and all liability for any and all losses and damages of any type or kind, and 
     from any and all claims, suits, demands, actions or rights of actions, of whatever kind, either i n law or equity, arising 
     from or by reason of death, personal injury known or unknown, or property damage resulting from any incident which 
     may occur during Releasor’s presence at the Facility, and/or participation in any activity, whether caused in whole or 
     in part by the Releasees or any other person or thing at the host while Releasor is present.  Releasor, and his/her 
     parent or guardian in the event Releasor is a minor, agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold Releasees harmless for 
     all  Releasor’s  actions  or  omissions  while  at  the  host.    There  is  no  limit  to  this  indemnity.  Releasor  assumes  full 
     responsibility for the risk of bodily injury, death or property damage due to the negligence of the Releasees or any 
     other third party or thing while at the Releasees Facility, and while competing, officiating, working, spectating, or for 
     any purpose at the Releasees Facility. Releasor fully and completely releases the Releasees and any of its related 
     parties or and from all liability to Releasor and to anyone or  any entity claiming by, through or under Releasor, by 
     subrogation or otherwise, it being Releasor’s intent to fully waive and release all subrogation rights. Releasor agrees 
     that  this  Release  Agreement is  intended  to  be  as  broad  and  inclusive  as  permitted  by law  and  that  if  any  portion 
     hereof  is  held  invalid,  the  balance  hereof  will  continue  in  full  force  and  effect.  Releasor  agrees  that  this  release 
     constitutes the entire agreement between Releasor and Releasees and the terms of this release are contractual and 
     not a mere recital, and the same shall continue in full force and be applicable to any and all activities Releasor attends 
     while at the Releasees facility.  Releasor has carefully read this release and understands all of its terms.  Releasor 
     accepts the same voluntarily and with full knowledge of its content and significance as a condition of competing . 
B.   Participant  Agreement:  ASA  Pro/Am  events  are  sanctioned  sporting  events  governed  by  rules.    The  ASA 
     Tournament Director and Competition Committee shall settle all disputes, and all decisions will be final and without 
     legal appeal.  ASA reserves the right to restrict or deny entry into any event by any individual, and / or to designate 
     their competitive class. 
C.   Photo  Release:  By  registering  to  participate  in  an  ASA  Tournament,  shooters  acknowledge  and  agree  that 
     photographs or videotape of them may be taken while participating in ASA Tournaments and/or tournament related 
     activities.    Shooters  further  agree  that  photographs  and  videotape  may  be  used  by  the  Tournament  Director, 
     Sponsors, or the Press without royalties or prior consent to help promote ASA and the sport of archery. This is not a 
     release for specific product endorsements without the shooter’s prior consent. 
 
COMPETITION COMMITTEE: 
The Competition Committee will consist of five (5) shooters, along with five (5) alternates. Members must commit to be in 
attendance at every tournament. A maximum of three  (3) members from the pro classes will be selected to serve on the 
Committee, along with a minimum of two  (2)  amateurs or semi-pros. In addition to reviewing infractions and ruling on 
grievances submitted by shooters, the committee will establish penalties that are not delineated in the ASA Rules, as well 
as  sanctions  for  conduct  violations  and  repeat  rules  violators.  They  will  also  review  general  rules  interpretations 
submissions, and serve on the annual Rules Advisory Board. 
A.   Competition Committee will review all grievances and protests, as  well as interpret the rules. All protests filed that 
     could  affect  the  results  of the  competition must  be  resolved  prior to  the  next  round  of  competition,  or  prior  to  the 
     announcement of final results.  All shooters agree to be bound by the decisions of the Competition Committee as final. 
B.   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  $50.00  protest  fee.  If  the  Committee  rules  in  favor  of  the  protest,  or  the  protest/grievance  is 
     withdrawn, the fee will be returned. All decisions of the Committee will be final. 
C.   A  general  inquiry  for  an  interpretation  of  a  rule  may  be  submitted  in  writing  to  the  Competition  Committee.  The 
     Committee will review the submission at their earliest convenience, and a written response will be provided. No fee is 
     required for this review. 
D.   Unsportsmanlike conduct on the ranges or tournament grounds will not be tolerated. 
     1.   Any incident of unsportsmanlike conduct will  be reported to a tournament official who will file a report with the 
          Competition Committee immediately following the completion of the day’s competition.  The first offense upheld 
          by the Committee will result in disqualification of the shooter from the event.  A second offense will result in a 
          suspension for the remainder of the season with no refund of any entry fees already paid. 
     2.   Verbal abuse directed at tournament officials, other shooters, or spectators will result in immediate disqualification 
          of the shooter from the tournament, along with a referral to the Competition Committee for further action. 
     3.   The use of profanity is prohibited and violators are subject to disqualification.  
 
SHOOTING RULES: 
A.   ASA adheres to a maximum arrow speed in each competition class as measured by the official on-site chronographs, 
     with a three percent (3%) margin for differences between chronographs.  Refer to the section "CLASSES" of these 
     rules for the maximum speed allowable in each class. Each competitor understands and agrees that they  may be 
     required to shoot through the designated on-site chronograph. Any arrow required to be shot through the chronograph 
     during or after a tournament round that exceeds the maximum arrow speed for their class, plus three percent (3%) will 
     result in the disqualification of that round’s score.   
B.   All targets will be 3-D targets manufactured by McKenzie Targets that feature the ASA Pro 12-Ring? set at maximum 
     distances   as   shown   in   the   "CLASSES"   section   of   these   rules.   ASA   strives   to   adhere   to   the   maximum 
     recommendation, but range conditions may create target positions that may exceed the maximum. All targets will be 
     placed vertical to the horizon and all groups are to insure that the targets are returned to this position after removing 
     their arrows. No target may be placed with the head of the target quartered toward the shooter (“front-angled”), and 
     the head of the target may not be quartered away (“rear-angled”) from the shooter at an angle greater than that which 
     would promote damage to the target, or create glance-offs.  The entire 8, 10, & 12-ring scoring areas will be visible 
     from the stake.  Shooters may have a range official remove any limbs or debris that blocks their view of these scoring 
     areas on the target.   
C.   Arrows of any type may be used provided they subscribe to the accepted principle and meaning of the word arrow as 
     used in target archery, have not been altered from the manufacturer's original specifications (except cut to size), and 
     that these arrows do not cause undue damage to the 3-D targets. An arrow consists of a shaft with a field or glue-in 
     point, nock, fletching  (which may only consist of individual vanes used to stabilize the arrow and which may not be 
     connected to each other by any means above the shaft)  and, if desired, cresting.   The maximum diameter of arrow 
     shafts will not exceed .422"; the field or glue-in point for these arrows may have a maximum diameter of .425".  
D.   Shooters are required to be on their assigned target fifteen (15) minutes before the  shotgun start to provide range 
     officials sufficient time to insure that all participants are in groups of no less than three (3) shooters.  Each group will 
     “draw lots” to determine who will shoot first, second, third, etc.  The shooters will alternate being the first shooter at 
     each subsequent stake, with their shooting order maintained throughout the round.  Any shooter who does not shoot 
     the first target with their assigned group (except as may be permitted in “Shooting Time Allowed Rule ‘E’”) will not be 
     allowed to shoot that round and will receive a score of zero. 
E.   It  is  recommended  and  desirable  that  groups  have  no  more  than  five  shooters,  however,  individual  tournament 
     circumstances may require a maximum of six shooters on a stake. Groups must have a minimum of three shooters 
     and if a group of three experiences a breakdown that  leaves only two shooters in the group, the range official will be 
     the second scorer and accompany the group as a scorer until the third shooter returns.  
F.   Prior to shooting, each range will be instructed to proceed under "Free Pull" or under the instruction of the Range 
     Official.  In both procedures, each group will signal their completion of the target by standing five (5) steps  inside the 
     shooting stake toward the target.  They will remain there until: (1) the groups on each side are finished and have also 
     moved forward under "Free Pull"; or (2) the range official announces “pull” and they may then proceed to the target.  
     Any  group  proceeding  to  the  target  too  soon  will  receive  a  warning  for  the  first  offense  with  the  penalty  for  any 
     subsequent offense being a score of zero for the entire group.   
The  following  rules  will  be  monitored,  judged  and  adhered  to  by  each  group  among  themselves  during  each 
day’s competitions.   
G.   Except as may be required due to an approved medical exemption, each shooter must straddle, or touch with either 
     foot,  the appropriate “shooting  stake” for their class. A shooter  will receive a warning from the group for  failure to 
     straddle or touch the stake on the first offense.  The penalty for the second offense is a deduction of five points from 
     target score, and each subsequent offense will receive a score of zero.  Anyone that deliberately does not attempt to 
     shoot from the designated shooting stake, or that deliberately stands on or bends the shooting stake,  shall  not only 
     receive  a  score  of  zero  for  that  target  but  will  be  in  violation  of  Competition  Committee  Rules  paragraph  D-1 
     “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” and will be referred to the Competition Committee for action including suspension. 
H.   In consideration of time, no shooter may glass the target from the shooting stake after taking their shot.  Shooters may 
     glass the target prior to shooting, but are reminded of the time restriction after assuming their position at the stake.  A 
     shooter will receive a warning from the group for the first offense.  The penalty for the second offense is a deduction 
     of five points from target score, and each subsequent offense will receive a score of zero. 
I.   As a courtesy to fellow competitors there will be no talking to spectators or other groups while other competitors in the 
     group are shooting.  
J.   Cell phones, PDA’s and pagers are to be turned off and their use is prohibited unless approved for a use delineated 
     by  the  Tournament  Director,  or  by  prior  arrangement  with  the  Range  Official  and  their  shooting  group  due  to  a 
     personal  situation.  The   use  of  cell  phones  or  any  other  personal  communication  devices  for  any  form  of 
     communication is prohibited during competition. A shooter will receive a ten (10)  point deduction if they use a device 
     and the device will be surrendered to the Range Official . Failure to surrender the device after a violation will result in 
     disqualification from the event.   
K.   After you set your sights and draw your bow, you cannot reset your sights after a letdown.  Penalty:  A score of zero 
     for that target.  
L.   Shooters with movable sites are required to keep their yardage indicator covered before and after setting. A shooter 
     will receive a warning from the group for the first offense. The penalty for the second offense is a deduction of five 
     points, and each subsequent offense will receive a score of zero. 
M.   For safety considerations, and to insure a timely competition, no archer will go behind a target to look for a lost arrow 
     or for any other reason except to retrieve an arrow that is visible to the group.  Shooters are expected to carry enough 
     arrows to complete the round. A shooter will receive a warning from the group for the first offense.  The penalty for the 
     second offense is a deduction of five points, and each subsequent offense will receive a score of zero. 
N.   A group may not approach the next shooting stake until the group occupying that stake has fully cleared the area. 
     Anyone advancing to the next stake and interfering with the movement of the other group will receive a score of zero 
     for that target. Anyone found examining or touching the equipment of another  shooter without permission shall be in 
     violation of Competition Committee Rules paragraph D-1 “Unsportsmanlike Conduct.”  
O.   Only one arrow, per shooter, per target will be shot from  the  stake. Anyone shooting the wrong target, or from the 
     wrong stake, will receive a “0” for the target which should have been shot regardless of the actual stake that the shot 
     was made from.  A dropped arrow that falls while being nocked onto the string in preparation for a shot may be  picked 
     up and shot with no penalty. If in the process of letting down the arrow drops off the bow it may be picked up and shot 
     with no penalty. However,  the shooter is responsible for maintaining control of the arrow at all times and the arrow 
     must not be intentionally released,  or  in any way  propelled  by  the string, or it will be scored as a zero.  In addition, 
     releasing  an  arrow  by  pointing  the  bow  at  the  ground  in  front  of  the  shooter  is  dangerous  and  if  an  arrow  is 
     intentionally  released  at the ground,  the shooter shall not only receive a score of zero for that Pro/Am competition, 
     they  will  be  in  violation  of  Competition  Committee  Rules  paragraph  D-1  “Unsportsmanlike  Conduct”  and  will  be 
     referred to the Competition Committee for possible further disciplinary action. 
P.   Shooters  are  permitted  to  receive  assistance  from  only  one  shooter  in  their  group.    Assistance  will  be  limited  to 
     holding a cap, or a single standard or golf-style umbrella. 
Q.   Binoculars are allowed, but may be checked at random by a tournament official or if requested by another competitor.  
     If the official deems any markings as inappropriate, the glasses will be confiscated and presented to the Competition 
     Committee under the Shooting Rule on range finding.  In addition, any binoculars that are pre-marked by the factory, 
     but are being used by the  shooter  as a mechanical device for range finding will be confiscated and presented for 
     review to the Competition Committee. 
R.   The projection of a light or reference point, either directly or by reflection, onto a target is prohibited. This prohibition 
     includes  lighted  nocks  which  may  be  used  but  which  must  go  dark  prior  to  the  next  shooter  assuming  the  stake.  
     Anyone in violation of this prohibition will receive a score of zero for that round.  
S.   Except as may be required due to an approved medical exemption the use of any device or outside agency (including 
     stabilizer bar or prop stick) that allows the mass weight of the bow to be relieved from either arm while shooting is 
     prohibited. Anyone in violation of this rule shall receive a score of zero for each target where the violation occurred.   
T.   Competitors in “Fixed Pin” classes may make one “gang adjustment” of their sight during competition without calling a 
     breakdown.  The  adjustment  may  be  made  following  a  shot  and  prior  to  proceeding  to  the  next  target,  under  the 
     following procedure: (1) inform the group,  and  (2) make the adjustment to the whole pin set in front of the group. 
     Individual pins may not be adjusted, and further adjustments must be made under Shooting Time Allowed, Rule “D”.     
Known  Distance  &  Unknown  Distance  Competition:  In  the  “Classes”  section  all  classes  have  been  designated  as 
Known,  Unknown,  or  Both.  The  Tournament  Director  shall  designate  which  round  will  be  “Known”  for  those  classes 
shooting “Both” at the Safety Meeting.  
•    In all Unknown Distance competitions any form of range finding is prohibited:  
     All distances will be judged by the naked eye. No equipment, including but not limited to sights, binoculars, or spotting 
     scopes will be used in a manner inconsistent with this prohibition.  Using any part of the shooter’s body is prohibited, 
     which includes “gapping techniques” that may also use equipment, or the “stepping off” of the distance to, or from, any 
     target. Shooters may carry “target cards” reflecting a picture or rendering of the specific targets being shot, but no 
     marks  or  notations  of  any  type  may  be  made  on  these  cards.  In  addition,  the  prohibition  on  marks  or  notations 
     includes carrying, or making, any additional notes about yardages or features of any target on a competition range. 
     Exchanging target information with shooters in your group, spectators, or other groups while shooting is also strictly 
     prohibited. Violations will be referred to the Competition Committee.  The first offense will result in disqualification of 
     the shooter from the event.  A second offense will result in a suspension for the remainder of the tournament season 
     with no refund of any entry fees paid. 
•    In all Known Distance competitions: 
     For ranges designated for Known Distance competition, yardages will be provided  as  measured  within a  one yard 
     tolerance based on the equipment used. Shooters may elect to use range finders, but may not delay the time allowed 
     and are  required  to share their  information  if requested by another competitor in their group. Using any part of the 
     shooter’s body is prohibited, which includes “gapping techniques” that may also use equipment, or the “stepping off” 
     of  the  distance  to,  or  from,  any  target.  Shooters  may  carry  “target  cards”  reflecting  a  picture  or  rendering  of  the 
     specific  targets  being  shot,  but  no  marks  or  notations  of  any  type  may  be  made  on  these  cards.  In  addition,  the 
     prohibition on marks or notations includes carrying, or making, any additional notes about yardages or features of any 
     target on a competition range. 
 
SHOOTING TIME ALLOWED: 
A.   Each twenty (20) target Unknown Distance round will be shot in three hours and thirty-minutes, and each twenty (20) 
     target  Known Distance round will be shot in three hours and ten-minutes. However, it shall be the final determination 
     of the Tournament Director to cancel, postpone, delay tournament activities, and / or determine the appropriate time 
     frame for completion of the round in the case of inclement weather or other extenuating circumstances.   
B.   Each group will be responsible for monitoring and adhering to the following pace of shooting: 
     1.   Upon commencement of the round by a verbal announcement by the range official the first shooter at each target 
          will be allowed two minutes in Unknown Distance and one minute in Known Distance to shoot his arrow. 
     2.   Each remaining member of the group will be allocated one minute to shoot. 
     3.   Each group will be permitted four minutes to score the target, pull arrows and reach the next stake at which point 
          the time allotment procedure repeats. 
     4.   Any shooter who fails to adhere to their specified time limit will receive a warning from the group or range official 
          for the first offense.  The penalty for  a  subsequent offense is a deduction of five points from target score. Any 
          further offenses will result in the disqualification of the shooter.   
C.   After  the  allotted  time  the  range  official  will  call  time  and  shooters  may  complete  the  target  being  shot.    Further 
     shooting will cease and scores will be totaled on targets completed and a zero recorded for each incomplete target. 
The following are the only conditions under which a shooter may leave the range and return to receive credit for the day’s 
competition.  The  shooter  will  be  allocated  additional  time  to  make  up  targets  missed  in  the  presence  of  two  scorers 
designated by the range official, or by the range official, who will be responsible for scoring and completing the shooter’s 
score card. 
D.   Equipment failure need not be visible, but must be reported to a tournament official.  If the equipment failure occurs 
     during the act of shooting, the arrow will be scored as shot. The shooter will have up to forty-five (45) minutes from the 
     time  the  shooter  is  picked  up  for  equipment  replacement  or  repair.    Each  shooter  is  limited  to  one  (1)  repair  or 
     replacement of equipment per tournament.  A shooter with a second breakdown will be allowed to repair or replace 
     their equipment, but will not be allowed to make up missed targets. 
E.   Any shooter leaving the range for a personal time-out must first check-in with the range official, and must then check 
     back with the official within five minutes and complete the round.  
 
SCORING RULES: 
A.   Scorecards will be available at the entrance to each range. Shooters will pick up the official colored scorecard for that 
     day, along with one white  “shooter’s copy”  scorecard  which is to be retained by the shooter for their record, at the 
     beginning of each round. The properly completed official colored scorecard must be turned in by the group  within 
     fifteen minutes of completion of competition and prior to leaving the range to receive credit for that day’s competition. 
     1.   All  information  on  the  scorecard  must  be  accurate  with  all  information  completely  and  properly  filled  in.  
          Information blocks that are incorrect or incomplete will result in a deduction of ten points from their score. 
     2.   If the number of 12 Rings? is left blank it will be scored as zero.  
     3.   No changes may be made to the official score card after the scorekeeper and shooter have signed the scorecard.  
          Any changes must be initialed by the scorer and the shooter.  If a shooter changes his scorecard after it has been 
          signed by the scorekeeper, the shooter will receive a score of zero for that tournament (and toward Shooter of the 
          Year rankings) and will be brought before the ASA Competition Committee for further action. 
B.   Each group will designate two members of their group as “Scorekeepers” who will record all scores for the group, but 
     they  may  not  maintain  their  own  individual  “official”  colored  scorecard.  Three  individuals  will  be  designated  as 
     “Scorers” but no one  will be allowed to  score their own  arrow.  In groups of four the third scorer will be alternated 
     between the scorekeepers for the other scorekeeper’s arrow. In groups of three the scoring will be done by all three 
     but an individual may not score their own arrow, or record the official scorecard for their own arrow.  
     1.   Scorers will agree on a score for  each arrow and call out the results to be recorded on the respective shooter’s 
          scorecards by the Scorekeepers. (See Scoring Rule “C”). 
     2.   Scorekeepers will maintain the official colored scorecard for each shooter and be responsible for recording each 
          arrow. A  scorekeeper may  not keep his or her own “official” card.   Scorekeepers will record the total score and 
          total number of 12 Rings? at the end of the round. 
     3.   The completed  official colored  scorecard must be reviewed and signed as correct by the Scorekeeper and the 
          shooter, as well as initial the back of the card. Any shooter turning in an “official” card on which they are both the 
          shooter and scorekeeper will receive a score of zero for that day.  
     4.   The Scorekeepers for each shooting group will turn in the official scorecards for the group together except when a 
          shooter is permitted to make-up targets due to an equipment failure or other approved leave.  Shooters assume 
          full responsibility for the accuracy of the information and scores on their cards. Any group that does not turn in 
          their scorecards together before leaving the range will be subject to receiving a score of zero for that round. 
C.   All arrows must remain in the target until all arrows are scored.  The arrow shaft must  be touching a portion of the next 
     highest scoring  line to be scored for the higher value. All scoring shall be done with the naked eye without the aid of 
     any special magnification  with the  exception of  prescription glasses or contacts.  The status of any doubtful arrows 
     must be determined before drawing any arrow from the target. The score is based on the status of the arrow while all 
     other  arrows  remain  in  the  target.  Arrows  may  not  be  removed  until  a  scoring  judgment  has  been  made  and  no 
     changes may be made to the score after removal of  any arrow.  Targets may not be moved or dislodged for scoring 
     purposes, and  shall be  returned to their  proper upright position upon removal of the arrows.  If both Scorers are in 
     agreement, the score will stand.  Should the Scorers be unable to reach an agreement, the Scorekeepers (except on 
     a  call  of  their  own  arrow)  will  alternate  the  responsibility  of  making  the  final  determination  before  any  arrows  are 
     removed. Groups  will  be  responsible  for  calling  their  own  arrows.    ASA  Range  Officials  will  not make  arrow  calls 
     except when a group has only two shooters or during special competitions and shoot-offs. . 
D.   Target “Pass Through” or “Rebound” without striking another arrow: (1) Arrows passing through the front of, but still in, 
     the target will be pushed back and scored, (2)  If the group agrees that an arrow passed through the targets insert 
     seam the shooter will be given a score based on the point of pass through not to exceed eight (8) points. (3)  If the 
     group agrees and confirms that the arrow actually passed through the target due to the high number of arrows that 
     had been shot at the target, the range official is to be notified and the shooter will be allowed to take the score where 
     the  “pass-through”  occurred  as  determined  by  the  group  up  to  a  maximum  score  of  10  points  or  (4)  If  the  group 
     agrees that the arrow “rebounded” out of the target without striking another arrow the shooter will be allowed to take 
     the score where the rebound occurred up to a maximum of ten (10) points. Special Note: A score of 12  will not be 
     permitted under sections 2, 3 or 4 of this rule. 
E.   Any  arrow  embedded  (“Robin  Hood”)  in  the  nock  of  another  arrow  will  be  scored  the  same  as  the  arrow  it  is 
     embedded in.   
F.   Any  arrow  rebounded  off  another  Arrow  (a  “Robin  Hood”  that  strikes  and  damages  another  arrow  and  does  not 
     proceed toward  the target, but bounces back) will be scored the same as the arrow it struck, provided the damaged 
     arrow can be identified.  
G.   Any arrow deflected by  contact with another arrow already in the target and still proceeding toward the target will be 
     scored as the greater of: (1) where it lies in the target; or (2) a maximum of five (5) points if it is not in the target. 
H.   Arrows in the corresponding area of the target will be scored  with point values of 5, 8, 10, or 12  as  shown in the 
     diagram below.                                (Insert target diagram here) 
I.   Each  target  has  two  (2)  12-rings.  At  each  target  the lower  12-ring  will  be in  play  initially for  all  shooters.  At  each 
     individual target a shooter may elect to have the upper 12-ring scored by announcing their intention to shoot for it. 
     Upon announcing their election to shoot the upper 12-ring the scorekeepers will acknowledge and note this election, 
     and the lower 12-ring will no longer be in play to be scored for that shooter on that individual target only. 
J.   In classes where a final Shoot Down is not conducted, scoring ties (including first place) will be broken by the number 
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     of bonus rings.   If a 1    place tie cannot be broken by bonus rings, and if time and weather permit at that tournament, 
     the  “Closest-to-the-12”  tie-break  procedure  will  be  used.  Each  shooter  will  shoot  one  arrow  and  the  arrow  that  is 
     closest to the center of the lower twelve ring (regardless of actual score) will receive an additional bonus ring added to 
     their final score.  If for any reason a shoot-off cannot be held, and for all other places that are tied by bonus rings, the 
     sum of the prize money for the tied places will be divided equally between the shooters.  Special rules apply to all ties 
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     for 1   , 2  , and 3    places in pro classes designated for a final Shoot  Down and are in the “Pro Pressure Point Shoot 
     Down” rules section below. 
 
CLASS DEFINITIONS AND RULES: 
 1.  Open  Classes:  May  use  any  compound  or  recurve  bow,  sight,  release,  stabilizer  or  equipment  unless  specifically 
     prohibited in any other part of these rules, or by a ruling of the Competition Committee. Overdraws do not designate 
     shoot class or shooting style.  Sight type and/or release type is the determining factors for all non-Open classes. 
 2.  Fixed  Pin  Classes:  No pin limit.  Stabilizer Rule: A  front stabilizer or  a  system including quick releases, enhancers 
     and/or weights  may be used, but may not exceed twelve inches (12”) in total length from the tip of the stabilizer (or 
     system) to the point of attachment on the front of the riser provided by the manufacturer.  A rear stabilizer or counter 
     balance weight system may be used with a maximum of two extensions, but may not extend more than six inches (6”) 
     in length as measured from either: (1) the point of attachment on the rear of the riser provided by the manufacturer, or 
     (2) if there is no rear point of attachment the system may not extend more than six inches (6”) beyond the back of the 
     grip. There are no restrictions for the Unlimited Class. 
 3.  ASA  reserves  the  right  to  review  any  equipment  /  accessories  and  determine  its  suitability  for  competition.  The 
     following equipment / accessories are prohibited in all classes:  (1)  broadheads or any other point or tip not intended 
     for target use; (2)  retaining mechanisms which allow the bow to be mechanically held in the drawn position  (except 
     crossbows);  (3) laser sights or devices; (4) devices or any outside agency (including stabilizer bar or prop stick) that 
     allows the mass weight of the bow to be relieved from either arm while shooting. ASA retains the right to waive certain 
     equipment restrictions or shooting rules under specific circumstances for physically challenged competitors.  
 4.  *Age Requirement:  
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 •   Seniors - Senior classes will be based on the age of the shooter as of December 31   of the current competition year.  
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 •   Youth  Open  –  The  ages  for  Young  Adult,  Youth  and  Eagle  classes  is  based  on  their  age  as  of  March  1    of  the 
     competition year. Anyone in Young Adult must be in high school at the start of the season,  but may graduate during 
     the current season.  
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 •   Youth  Pins  –  The  youth  pin  classes  are  based  on  the  competitor’s  grade  in  school  as  of  March  1    of  the  year. 
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     Elementary School is through 5   grade, Middle School is 6                    - 8   grades, and High School is 9           -  12  grades.  
 
CLASSES: 
All earnings requirements for classes are based on a shooters ASA Pro/Am earnings and year-end bonuses from their 
individual class competition. Paybacks and bonuses exclude the Pro/Am Team and Known Distance bonus competitions, 
as well as ASA Federation paybacks. All classes below reflect maximum arrow speed, recommended maximum yardage, 
and a designation as either “Known”, “Unknown” or “Both” which is one round of each. 
 
ASA reserves the right at any time to assign a registered shooter to a higher competition class based on knowledge of the 
competitor’s  prior  archery  experience,  performance  in  other  archery  competitions,  or  the  individual’s  established 
competition level in  another  organization.  If, for  example,  someone  shooting  ASA for  the first  time feels  that  they  are 
entitled  to  compete  in  the  Open  “C”  class,  but  their  previous  archery  experience,  or  competition  status  in  another 
organization confirms that they are not a novice, then ASA reserves the right to require that individual to compete in a 
higher  Open  class.  Anyone  who  competes  using  a  compound  bow  as  a  professional  or  semi-professional  in  other 
nationally sanctioned 3-D, indoor or field events must compete in the appropriate ASA Professional, Semi-Pro or Known 
50  class.  In  addition,  anyone  who  receives  sponsor  support  that  exceeds  $2,000.00  per  year  in  products,  equipment, 
services, or cash  is required to shoot in semi-pro or pro. Anyone who has earned more than $5,000 .00  in career ASA 
Pro/Am earnings must compete in Semi-Pro or Pro. Anyone who has won their way out of an ASA class may not return to 
that class  unless approved by the Competition Committee. Any requests for consideration for  reassignment to a  lower 
class must be submitted in writing no less than thirty days prior to competition for review by the Competition Committee. 
 
PROFESSIONAL  -  Open Pros may roll back to Semi-Pro if they earned less than $500.00  in their  previous two years.  
     Competitors in all other Pro Classes that have not won any prize money in their most recent year of competition may 
     request to be considered for the highest amateur class available for their equipment setup subject to the submission 
     and approval of a written request to the Competition Committee. Competing in any Pro Class requires the payment of 
     an annual ASA Pro Certification.  
Open Pro - No restrictions on age or sex.                                                                           50 yards, 290 FPS, Unknown  
Senior Open Pro* - Age 50* and over, no restriction on sex.                                                         50 yards, 290 FPS, Unknown 
Women’s Open Pro – Open to female competitors only.                                                                 50 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown 
 
SEMI-PRO – The following two classes have no restrictions on age or sex 
Semi-Pro Open                                                                                                       50 yards, 290 FPS, Unknown 
     Anyone who competed in the Semi-Pro class in their most recent year of ASA Pro/Am competition, had at least two 
     top-ten finishes,  and earned over $2,000.00 in ASA Pro/Am earnings must compete in Open Pro. Anyone that won 
     over $200.00 in Semi-Pro in their most recent year of ASA Pro/Am competition, competed in a Pro Class within the 
     last two years, has career earnings over $5,000.00, receives sponsor support over $2,000.00  per year in products, 
     equipment,  services  or  cash,  or  had  one  top  five  or  two  top  ten  finishes,  and  more  than  $600.00  in  ASA Pro/Am 
     earnings in Open A in their most recent year of ASA Pro/Am competition is required to shoot in Semi-Pro or Pro. ASA 
     membership is required, Pro Certification optional.   
Known 50 Open                                                                                                       50 yards, 290 FPS, Known 
     Anyone  required  to  compete  in  semi-pro  or  above  may  compete  in  this  class. ASA  membership  is  required,  Pro 
     Certification is optional.  
 
AMATEUR – Open to ASA members in good standing.  
Open A - No restrictions on age or sex.                                                                             45 yards, 290 FPS, Unknown 
     Anyone in Open A that had  one top-ten finish and earned over $720.00 in their last year of ASA Pro/Am competition 
     must  compete in Semi-Pro  or  higher.  Anyone  who  won  $200  or  more in Open  A  during their most  recent  year  of 
     competition may not move down in class.   
Open B - No restrictions on age or sex.                                                                             45 yards, 290 FPS, Both    
     Anyone in Open  B that had one top-ten finish and earned over $500.00 in their last year of ASA Pro/Am competition 
     must  compete  in  Open  A  or  higher.  Anyone  who  won  $200  or  more  in  Open  B  during  their  most  recent  year  of 
     competition may not move down in class.   
Known 45 Open – No restrictions on age or sex.                                                               45 yards, 290 FPS, Known 
     Anyone in Known 45 who earned over $500 and had at least one top-ten finish in their last year of Pro/Am competition 
     must compete in Open B or higher. 
Unlimited - Release, fixed pins with magnification, any stabilizer.                                          45 yards, 290 FPS, Unknown    
Limited Open - Fingers with any sights.                                                                      45 yards, 290 FPS, Unknown 
     Gloves, tabs, or fingers are acceptable, or a chew strap (tab held by the teeth) may be used in place of fingers.  
Senior Open Class - Age 50* and over.                                                                        45 yards, 290 FPS, Unknown   
Super Senior Open - Age 60* and over.                                                                        40 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown 
Senior Masters Open – Age 69* and over                                                                       40 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown 
Senior Hunter - Age 50* and over, release, fixed pins, magnification allowed.                                40 yards, 280 FPS, Both    
Women’s Open A – Open to female competitors only.                                                            45 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown 
     Anyone in Women’s Open A who earned over $500 and had at least two top-five finishes  in their last year of Pro/Am 
     competition must compete in Women’s Pro. 
Women’s Known 45 Open – Female competitors only.                                                             45 yards, 280 FPS, Known 
Women’s Open B – Female competitors only.                                                                    40 yards, 280 FPS, Both 
     Anyone in Women’s Open B who earned over $400 and had at least two top-ten finishes in their last year of Pro/Am 
     competition must compete in Open A or higher. 
Women’s Known 40 Open – Female competitors only.                                                             40 yards, 280 FPS, Known 
     Anyone in Women’s Known 40 who earned over $400 and had at least two top-ten finishes in their last year of Pro/Am 
     competition must compete in Open B or higher. 
Senior Women’s Open - Age 50* and over, female competitors only.                                             40 yards, 280 FPS, Both  
Women's Hunter - Release, fixed pins, no magnification, female competitors only.                             30 yards, 260 FPS, Known 
     Anyone in Women’s Hunter who earned over $300 and had at least two top-ten finishes in their last year of Pro/Am 
     competition must compete in Women’s Known 40 or higher. 
Open C - No restrictions on age or sex.                                                                      40 yards, 280 FPS, Known 
     This class is reserved for participants who shoot at the novice level in the open equipment class in their state, or that 
     won  less  than  $400.00  in  prize  money  in  their  most  recent  year  of  ASA  Pro/Am  competition  in  any  class  that 
     competes at 40 yards or less. At any point during the season that a competitor in Open C earns more than $400.00 
     they are required to compete in their choice of Hunter or any other higher open class. 
Hunter - Release, fixed pins with magnification allowed.                                                     40 yards, 280 FPS, Both    
     This  class  is  open  to  anyone  who  did  not  compete  in  Open  A  (or  higher),  win more  than  $200  in  prize money in 
     Unlimited, Known 45  or Open B, or win more than $400.00  and had  one top ten finish  in Hunter during their most 
     recent year of ASA Pro/Am competition.   
Bow Novice – Release, fixed pins, no magnification.                                                          30 yards, 280 FPS, Known 
     This  class  is  reserved for  participants  who  shoot  in  the  novice  pins  class  at  the  state  level,  or that  won  less  than 
     $300.00 in prize money in this class in their most recent year of ASA Pro/Am competition.    At any point during the 
     season that a competitor in this class earns more than $300.00 they are required to compete in a higher class.  
Young Adult Male Open – Ages 15 –  18*                                                                       40 yards, 280 FPS,    Both 
Youth Boys Open - Ages 13-14*                                                                                30 yards, 240 FPS**, Both 
Youth Girls Open - Ages 13-14*                                                                               30 yards, 240 FPS**, Both 
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High School Pins – Grades 9   –  12  , release, fixed pins, no magnification.                                30 yards, 260 FPS,    Known 
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Middle School Pins – Grades 6   – 8           , release, fixed pins, no magnification                        30 yards, 240 FPS**, Known 
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Elementary School Pins – Thru 5   grade, release, fixed pins, no magnification                               20 yards, 220 FPS**, Known 
Senior Eagle Open - Ages 11-12*, Parental supervision.                                                       25 yards, 230 FPS**, Both  
Eagle Open - Ages 9-10*, Parental supervision.                                                               20 yards, 220 FPS**, Both  
Junior Eagle Open - Ages 6-8*, Parental supervision.                                                          15 yards, 220 FPS**, Known  
**   In the interests of safety and the well being of our youth class competitors, all Youth and Eagle shooters 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 and controlling 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.    
Traditional                                                                                                  25 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown 
     Bow must be either recurve or longbow without wheels or cams.  No release aid, no sights, a single stabilizer up to 
     12” in length measured from the point of attachment, no overdraws, no draw checks, must have one finger touching 
     the arrow nock, and must use one consistent anchor point.  No marks on the sight window, string, or bow to use as an 
     aiming or judging reference. All arrows must be identical in size, weight and construction. 
Crossbows                                                                                                    40 yards, 330 FPS, Both 
     Crossbows must be in sound working condition with a functioning safety. Scopes up to 6x power may be used and 
     may be equipped with lines or mill dots, but no light or image may be projected and there may be no range finding 
     capability.  Except  as  may  be  required  due  to  an  approved  medical  exemption,  crossbows  may  only  be  shot  in  a 
     standing position and the use of any device or outside agency  (including wrapping the sling around the arm, hooked 
     butt-plates, palm rests, stabilizer bars or a prop stick) that allows the mass weight of the bow to be relieved from either 
     arm or to steady the bow is prohibited, but the use of the forward elbow against the ribcage or side is permitted.  Bolts 
     must be identical in size and weight with a minimum of three (3) vanes. Crossbows may only be cocked and loaded 
     while the shooter is at the stake, and while loaded it must remain pointed down range at all times.  
                                                                                                 
CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING: 
A.    Professionals: Participate in three Pro/Am events, or win one Pro/Am event.  
B.   Semi-Pros and Amateurs: Participate in two Pro/Am events, win one Pro/Am event, or by qualifying and competing in 
     their respective ASA Federation State Championship. 
C.   ASA reserves the right to extend "at-large" invitations in all classes to shooters who are deemed worthy of competing, 
      but who may have been prevented from regular qualifying due to special circumstances.  
 
SHOOTER OF THE YEAR: 
A.   Shooter of the Year awards and bonuses will be presented to the top three competitors in each class. Ten percent of 
     entry  fees  collected  at  the  six  Pro/Ams  will  be  distributed:  50%  for  1st ,  30%  for  2nd  and  20%  for  3rd.  Anyone  not 

     competing at the Classic will not be eligible for any Shooter of the Year consideration. 
B.    Pro Classes Shooter of the Year will be based on a shooter’s five (5) highest Pro/Am scores plus their Classic score.   
C.   Semi-Pro and Amateur Classes will be based on a shooter’s four (4) highest Pro/Am scores plus their Classic score.  
D.   All Eagle Classes will be based on their best three Pro/Am scores, plus their Classic score.  
E.    No “Shooter of the Year” will be awarded in Open C, or Bow Novice.  
F.   Shooter of the Year  awards and bonuses  in classes  that average less than ten (10) competitors per event for the 
     season may be reduced or eliminated based on actual participation.  
 
Pro Pressure Point ShootDown Procedures: 
A.   Should time and weather permit, the Tournament Director may designate classes for a ShootDown to determine the final 
     order of finish.  
B.    Designated classes may have up to five participants as determined by the Tournament Director. In case of a tie in score and 
      in bonus rings for the final spot(s) the Tournament Director may elect to have six competitors, or use the “Closest-to-the-12” 
     tie-break procedure (see Scoring Rules “J”) to determine the fifth position. 
C.    Prior to the start of the ShootDown, all competitors will be provided a ten-minute period to judge the initial targets. Anyone not 
      present for any of the judging period forfeits this opportunity and will be required to adhere to the ShootDown pace without 
     additional time for judging.  
D.   The first place shooter will start on target one, second place on target two, and so forth.   
E.   The group will have one minute to shoot their respective target.  Anyone not shooting within the allotted one minute will be 
     given a zero for that target.   
F.   Shooters will remain at their stake until their arrow is scored before going to the next target.   
G.   Shooters are responsible for having enough arrows to complete the initial round. 
H.   After the initial round all shooters within ten points of the leader will proceed to a Final Arrow with the lowest score shooting 
     first and proceeding to the leader. 
I.    Bonus rings will not break a tie for first place in the pro classes (except due to weather or time under Scoring Rules.) Should 
     a tie in total score exist for first place following the Final Arrow, the Shooters tied for first will continue to shoot until the tie is 
      broken by total score. The individual with the most bonus rings will select the order of shooting for the first target. If tied 
     for  score  and  bonus  rings  a  coin  toss  will  determine  the  initial  order.  The  shooting  order  will  alternate  for  any 
     additional targets that are required to break the tie.  
J.    Due to manufacturer contingency programs there will be a clear second and third place order of finish. Should a tie exist for 
     second and/or third place that is not broken by total bonus-rings, the Tournament Director will use the “Closest-to-the-12” tie-
      break procedure (see Scoring Rules “J”) to break the tie.  A coin toss will determine the order of shooting.