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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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:
• Seniors - Senior classes will be based on the age of the shooter as of December 31 of the current competition year.
• 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.
• 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.
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
High School Pins – Grades 9 – 12 , release, fixed pins, no magnification. 30 yards, 260 FPS, Known
Middle School Pins – Grades 6 – 8 , release, fixed pins, no magnification 30 yards, 240 FPS**, Known
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.