ASA Federation Tour Rules

Unless modified below, the 2017 ASA Pro/Am Rules of Competition apply to all levels of ASA Federation Competition.

A.    All ASA certified clubs are guaranteed a minimum of one (1) Qualifier date.  Clubs requesting dates for Qualifiers or the State Championship must submit their request to their respective State Director.
a.    ASA State Directors will coordinate all club date requests with the Federation Director
b.    ASA State Directors will notify clubs of approved date(s)
B.    Federation State Qualifiers will consist of at least one (1) round of twenty (20) or more individual 3-D targets with individual competitors able to complete their round in one day.  Competition classes will compete using the known/unknown distance format that is used for that class at ASA Pro/Am competitions.
C.    Clubs requesting multiple Qualifier dates will be awarded additional dates after all other clubs’ first date requests have been awarded.
D.    No qualifiers will be scheduled on the same date as any other club within a 100-mile radius of each other, regardless of state.
E.    The host club will list shooters in each class by their order of finish and the host club will post a phone number for the contact person of the host club. The ASA Office will refer callers to the Point of Contact if competitors call the office for information.  
F.    The ASA Office will post a list of archers who have qualified for their respective ASA State Championship on the ASA Web Site.  

A.    There will be one (1) ASA State Championship per year for each state.
B.    Federation State Championships will consist of one (1) round of thirty (30) individual McKenzie 3-D targets.  The tournament will be conducted over a two-day period; however individual competitors will be allowed to complete their competition in one day. This is to allow the maximum number of competitors the opportunity to compete.  Competition classes will compete using the known/unknown distance format that is used for that class at ASA Pro/Am competitions.
C.    ASA approved host club sites will be awarded State Championships on a rotational schedule.  State Directors will be responsible for club site approval.
D.    The host club will list shooters in each class by their order of finish and the host club will post a phone number for the contact person of the host club. The ASA Office will refer callers to the Point of Contact if competitors call the office for information.  

A.    Competitors in all classes (including all Youth Trophy Only classes) must be current members of ASA to participate and be eligible for trophies and prizes at an ASA State Championship.
B.    All shooters eligible to participate in ASA State Championships will have qualified by shooting in at least one State Qualifier in that state.  Life Members, State Qualifier Byes and Youth Trophy Only are exempt.  
C.    ASA members competing in the Youth Trophy Only classes Junior Eagle, Youth Traditional, Elementary School, Middle School and Olympic Recurve Classes do not have to qualify to shoot in their State Championship and are automatically qualified. All trophy only class competitors will only be eligible at other ASA State Championships if one or more of their parents have qualified and will participate in that other state.
D.    Semi-pros may compete in ASA State Qualifiers and State Championships and qualify for the ASA Classic through the Federation Tour.
E.    ASA Lifetime Members are automatically qualified to compete in any ASA State Championship.
F.    Shooters that qualify for, and compete in, an ASA Federation State Championship will automatically win a berth to the ASA Pro/Am Classic.

A.    McKenzie targets that have 8, 10, and 12-ring scoring areas are recommended for ASA Qualifiers, but are not mandatory. The 12-ring may be the ASA Pro-12 Ring or a ring in the “center” of the 10 ring which is scored as 12.
B.    For ASA State Championship tournaments clubs must have McKenzie targets with the ASA Pro-12 Ring scoring area in the correct location.

A.    Only ASA Certified Clubs, with current ASA liability insurance, will be permitted to conduct ASA Federation Tour Qualifiers and State Championships.
B.    ASA State Qualifiers and championships are stand-alone events.  No other tournament will be held in conjunction with them by the sponsoring club.  Clubs may allow “practice only” participation, but no awards will be issued to any non-qualified guests or shooters.
C.    Rangefinder use is allowed on known distance targets, so the host club is encouraged to set two (2) ranges of targets for Qualifiers and State Championship where the known distance component is used.  One range for unknown distance and one for known distance.
D.    During Federation Qualifier and State Championship tournaments all classes will follow the same format for known and unknown distance competition as they do in ASA Pro/Ams.  Known distance class competitors will be grouped together and may carry range finders over the entire course.
E.    Start times may be “casual” with shooting groups (arranged by class or otherwise mixed) or “shotgun” with assigned shooting times and stakes.
F.    The host club or organization has the right and responsibility to delay or cancel a tournament in case of severe weather. In the event weather shortens the competition, results and awards will be based on a round completed by the class or other fair means decided upon by the host organization’s tournament staff.  The method of determination will be announced prior to dismissal of competitors and any grievances will be filed in the form of a protest.
G.    Clubs will set their own standards for appropriate clothing according to weather, terrain, and accepted club and area standards. ASA Pro/Am clothing guidelines are recommended, but not required.
H.    Prior to the start of competition the host organization will provide shooters with any necessary information particular to the course before they proceed to their first target.
I.    Slower groups must let faster groups pass them to maintain the pace of shooting.  No group may hold up other groups during a tournament.

ASA club and area representatives and state directors have the authority and responsibility to assign a registered shooter to a higher competition class based on knowledge of the competitor’s prior archery performance or experience, or the individual’s established competition level in another organization. ASA Pro/Am and Federation earnings (if known) will be considered.
A.    PROFESSIONAL – These classes may compete at the Federation Tournaments as guest shooters for a nominal fee at the discretion of the club.  Pro competitors may not qualify for the ASA Championship Classic through the Federation Tour.
B.    AMATEUR – These classes are open to shooters who are not otherwise deemed “Professional” by their competition status in the ASA or other archery organization.
C.    YOUTH CLASSES – In the interests of safety and the well-being of our youth, all competitors in the Youth and Eagle classes must be able to draw their bow under control and without undue difficulty. If in the opinion of the Range Official the competitor is having difficulty drawing the bow the competitor shall be required to decrease the poundage to allow them to properly draw and shoot the bow regardless of arrow speed
D.    Known and Unknown Distance class formats at the Federation Level will mirror those at the Pro/Am level
E.    At State Qualifiers club operators may decide to combine or eliminate classes due to attendnace.  This combination or elimination of classes must be announced at registration.
F.    At State Championships all ASA classes will be recognized for the competition and awards will be made available for each ASA competition class.
G.    If there is a tie for 1st place that cannot be broken by a 1-arrow closest to the center of the bottom 12-ring shoot off, because of time or if one or both competitors are not present, each competitor will be awarded a 1st place award.

A.    Each ASA state may conduct a Shooter of the Year program if they conduct a minimum of six (6) qualifiers, and the
State Director will determine which Qualifiers, and the number of Qualifier scores that will count toward the SOY.
B.    Competitors must include their score from the ASA State Championship to be eligible for SOY awards.
C.    The program must include all amateur classes recognized by the ASA. Classes must average at least 3 paying competitors per Qualifier to participate. If a Qualifier has combined individual class scores the scores must be separated and rank ordered for SOY placement calculations.
D.    The ASA will provide Shooter of the Year plaques at the State Championship.
E.    Points for Shooter of the Year are awarded using the following formula:
50 points for tournament participation
1 point for each competitor you beat
5 points for 1st place, 3 points for 2nd place, 1 point for 3rd place
Competitor places 3rd in a 15 person class:    50 (participate) + 1 (3rd place) + 12 (shooters beaten) = 63
Competitor places 2nd in a 5 person class:    50 (participate) + 3 (2nd place) + 3 (shooters beaten) = 56
Competitor places 1st in a 10 person class:    50 (participate) + 5 (1st place) + 9 (shooters beaten) = 64

The Competition Committee will consist of five (5) members including the ASA Federation and State Director (if present), and additional members appointed by the host club.
A.    Any grievance or protest must be filed in writing with the Competition Committee within one (1) hour of completion of a round along with a $20 protest fee.
B.    In addition to ruling on grievances submitted by shooters, the committee will establish penalties and sanctions in keeping with the ASA Pro/Am Rules for conduct and repeat rule violations.
C.    The ASA office will not make decisions concerning protests or club competition committee actions during tournaments.  It is the host club’s responsibility to convene a competition committee within the time limits allowed in the ASA Pro/Am Rules and decide upon those issues in a timely manner.

ASA CLASS YARDAGE & SPEED LIMITS:  Club operators may decide to set a 50 yard shooting stake, but are not required to.  If not, all 50 yard classes must shoot from the white stake.

ClassStake ColorMax YdsSpeed Limit 
Pro (Guest Only-No Buckle) White 45yds 290fps  
Semi-Pro White 45yds 290fps  
Known 50 White 45yds 290 fps  
Open A White 45yds 290 fps  
Open B White 45yds 280 fps  
Known 45 White 45yds 280 fps  
Senior Open White 45yds 280 fps  
Senior Known White 45yds 280 fps  
Women's Open A White 45yds 280 fps  
Women's Known 45 White 45yds 280 fps  
Super Senior Red 40yds 280 fps  
Super Senior Known Red 40yds 280 fps  
Hunter Elite Red 40yds 280 fps  
Hunter Red 40yds 280 fps  
Senior Hunter Red 40yds 280 fps  
Known 40 Red 40yds 280 fps  
Open C Red 40yds 280 fps  
Women's Open B Red 40yds 280 fps  
Women's Known 40 Red 40yds 280 fps  
Senior Masters Red 40yds 280 fps  
Senior Women Known Red 40yds 280 fps  
Senior Women Red 40yds 280 fps  
High School Open Male Red 40yds 280 fps  
High School Open Female  Red 40yds 260 fps  
Cross Bow Red 40yds 330 fps  
Women's Hunter Elite Red 40yds 280 fps  
Women's Hunter Blue 30yds 260 fps  
Bow Novice Blue 30yds 280 fps  
High School Pins Male Blue 30yds 260 fps  
High School Pins Female Blue 30yds 260 fps  
Traditional/Women's Traditional Yellow 25yds 280 fps  

Youth Trophy Only Classes: The competitors in the following classes must meet the posted arrow speed limit and exhibit proper bow control while drawing their bow.  


ClassStake ColorMax YdsSpeed Limit
High School Olympic Recurve Blue 30yds 260 fps
Middle School Open Boys Blue 30yds 240 fps
Middle School Open Girls Blue 30yds 240 fps
Middle School Pins Boys Blue 30yds 240 fps
Middle School Pins Girls Blue 30yds 240 fps
Elementary School Open Boys Yellow 25yds 230 fps
Elementary School Open Girls Yellow 25yds 230 fps
Elementary School Pins Boys Green 20yds 220 fps
Elementary School Pins Girls Green 20yds 220 fps
Youth Traditional Green 20yds 220 fps
Junior Eagles Orange 15yds 220 fps