ASA Federation Tour Rules


(ASA Pro/Am Rules of Competition apply to all levels of ASA Federation Competition unless modified below.)

  1. ASA Certified Clubs, with current ASA liability insurance, will be permitted to conduct ASA Federation Qualifiers and State Championships.
  2. 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 “fun class” participation, but no awards will be issued to any non-qualified guests or shooters.
  3. 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 Championships where the known distance component is used. One range for unknown distance and one for known distance.
  4. During Federation Qualifier and State Championship tournaments all classes will follow the same format for known and unknown distance competition as they do in an ASA Pro/Am. Known distance class competitors will be grouped together and may carry range finders over the entire course.
  5. Start times may be “walk-up” with shooting groups arranged by class and/or yardage, or “shotgun” with assigned shooting times and stakes.
  6. 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 the results and awards will be based on a round completed by the class or other appropriate means decided upon by the host event Competition Committee. The method of determination will be announced prior to dismissal of competitors and any grievances will be filed in the form of a protest.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Slower groups must let faster groups pass them to maintain the pace of shooting, and no group should hold up the range during a tournament.
  10. Clubs will present awards upon completion of the competition. Anyone eligible to receive an award and is not present may appoint someone to accept their award, or the club will hold it for later pick-up.


ASA club and area representatives and state directors have both 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.

  1. 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.
  2. SEMI-PRO & AMATEUR – These classes are open to shooters who are not otherwise deemed “Professional” by their competition status in the ASA or other archery organization.
  3. YOUTH CLASSES – In the interests of safety and the well-being of our youth, all competitors in the Youth 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


The Competition Committee will consist of five (5) members including a non-competing host club representative, the ASA Federation State Director and/or Area Representative (if present), and additional members as necessary appointed by the host club.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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  1. Anyone suspended from competition by the committee will be reported to the ASA Office. This individual will also be suspended from all further ASA competition until they are reinstated as allowed in the ASA Pro/Am Rules of Competition.

ASA CLASS YARDAGE & SPEED LIMITS: Club operators may elect to set a 50 yard shooting stake (for 50 yard classes*) if they do not then they must shoot from the white stake. Pros may shoot as a “guest only” from the white stake.


45 Yard ClassesStake ColorMax YdsSpeed Limit
*Known 50 White 45yds 290 fps
*Semi-Pro White 45yds 290 fps
*Senior Known 50 White 45yds 290 fps
*Women's Known 50 White 45yds 280 fps
Men's Open 45 White 45yds 280 fps
Men's Known 45 White 45yds 280 fps
Senior Men's Open White 45yds 280 fps
Senior Known 45 White 45yds 280 fps
Women's Open 45 White 45yds 280 fps
Women's Known 45 White 45yds 280 fps
Crossbow 45 White 45yds 330 fps
40 Yard ClassesStake ColorMax YdsSpeed Limit
Men's Known 40 Red 40yds 280 fps
Men's Open 40 Red 40yds 280 fps
Hunter Elite Red 40yds 280 fps
Hunter Red 40yds 280 fps
Super Senior Red 40yds 280 fps
Super Senior Known Red 40yds 280 fps
Senior Masters Red 40yds 280 fps
Senior Masters Known Red 40yds 280 fps
Senior Hunter Red 40yds 280 fps
Women's Hunter Elite Red 40yds 280 fps
Women's Known 40 Red 40yds 280 fps
Senior Women's Known Red 40yds 280 fps
Young Adult Open Male (15-17) Red 40yds 280 fps
Young Adult Open Female (15-17) Red 40yds 280 fps
Young Adult Pins Male (15-17) Red 40yds 280 fps
Young Adult Pins Female (15-17) Red 40yds 280 fps
Crossbow Red 40yds 330 fps
30 Yard ClassesStake ColorMax YdsSpeed Limit
Women's Hunter Blue 30yds 280 fps
Bow Novice Blue 30yds 280 fps
Barebow Recurve Blue 30yds 280 fps
Olympic Recurve Blue 30yds 280 fps
Traditional Yellow 25yds 280 fps

Youth 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 YrdsSpeed Limit
Youth Open Boys (12-14) Blue 30yds 260 fps
Youth Open Girls (12-14) Blue 30yds 260 fps
Youth Pins Boys (12-14) Blue 30yds 260 fps
Youth Pins Girls (12-14) Blue 30yds 260 fps
Youth/Eagle Barebow Recurve (9-14) Green 20yds 220 fps
Eagle Open Boys (9-11) Yellow 25yds 230 fps  
Eagle Open Girls (9-11) Yellow 25yds 230 fps
Eagle Pins Boys (9-11) Green 20yds 220 fps
Eagle Pins Girls(9-11) Green 20yds 220 fps
Junior Eagle Open (6-8) Orange 15yds 220 fps




  1. All ASA certified clubs are guaranteed a minimum of one (1) Qualifier date:
  2. Clubs requesting dates for Qualifiers or the State Championship must submit their request to their respective State Director.
  3. ASA State Directors will coordinate all club date requests with their Regional Director.
  4. ASA State Directors will notify clubs of approved date(s).
    1. 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.
    2. Clubs requesting multiple Qualifier dates will be awarded additional dates after all other clubs’ first date requests have been awarded.
    3. No qualifiers will be scheduled on the same date as any other club within a 100-mile radius of each other, regardless of state.
    4. Clubs may set the adult and high school entry fee for qualifier tournaments. The suggested entry fee is $25.00 for qualifiers, and any amount over $25.00 must be paid back to the shooters.
    5. Clubs may charge up to $15.00 for all youth classes and retain $10.00.
    6. Clubs will list shooters in each class by their order of finish and will post a phone number for the contact person of the Club. The ASA Office will refer callers to the Point of Contact if competitors call the office for information.
    7. At State Qualifiers in states that do not have a shooter of the year program, clubs may decide to combine classes due to attendance. This combination or elimination of classes must be announced at registration. This must also be indicated on the paperwork returned to ASA.
    8. The Host Club is responsible for providing and presenting awards as outlined below in the State Qualifier Awards section. The club will retain non-cash awards for competitors who are not present for later pick-up. If the club elects to have cash awards they will be mailed to the competitors who are not present.
    9. Upon receipt of the paperwork the ASA Office will post a list of archers who have qualified for their respective ASA State Championship on the ASA Web Site.


  1. Clubs are not required to have cash paybacks at State Qualifiers, but experience has shown that clubs that award paybacks attract more competitors.
  2. Clubs will make one award for each 5 competitors up to a maximum of 3 places in all classes as follows: 2-5 shooters = 1st place, 6-10 shooters = 2nd place, 11+ shooters = 3rd place.
  3. If, at the end of Qualifier tournament, there is only one competitor in a class follow these procedures:
    1. List the competitor in the appropriate class on the Individual Class Competition List
    2. Include the competitor on the Entry Fee Distribution Form and include payment for that competitor
    3. Refund the competitor $5.00 instead of making a plaque or trophy award


  1. ASA certified clubs that are located within 100 miles of a bordering state may request to conduct a Multi-State Qualifier.
  2. Clubs requesting dates and permission to conduct a Multi-State Qualifier must submit their request to their respective State Director.
  3. The ASA State Director will confirm with their Regional Director and the State Director(s) of the state(s) involved that the event will also be a qualifier for their state and that the dates are acceptable.
  4. ASA State Directors will notify clubs of the approved state(s) and the date.
    1. Approved Clubs will indicate on their Qualifier paperwork that the event was a Multi-State Qualifier and list all states that are approved for inclusion.
    2. Competitors that participate in a Multi-State Qualifier will be qualified to participate in the state championships of all participating states. Shooter of the Year points will only be considered for the primary state where the competition is held, and may not be used in the participating states.


  1. There will be one (1) ASA State Championship per year for each state.
  2. 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.
  3. ASA approved host club sites will be awarded State Championships on a rotational schedule. State Directors will be responsible for club site approval.
  4. 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.


  1. Competitors in all classes must be current members of ASA to participate and to be eligible for awards at an ASA State Championship.
  2. ASA Lifetime Members and / or their family members are automatically qualified to compete in their ASA State Championship and in any bordering state to their own.
  3. All shooters eligible to participate in ASA State Championships will have qualified by shooting in at least one State Qualifier or in a designated Multi-State Qualifier for that state. State Qualifier Byes and all youth and eagle classes (youth open boys/girls, youth pins boys/girls, youth barebow recurve, eagle open boys/girls, eagle pins boys/girls and junior eagle) are exempt from qualifying in their State Championship only.
  4. All youth class competitors will be eligible at other ASA State Championships if they qualified themselves, or may also be eligible if one or more of their parents have qualified in that state and are also participating.
  5. Semi-pro classes (Semi-pro, Known 50, Senior Known 50, Womens Known 50 and Crossbow 45) may compete in ASA State Qualifiers and State Championships and qualify for the ASA Classic through the ASA Federation.
  6. Shooters may only compete in a class that they have qualified for, or in a higher class, at the ASA State Championship.
  7. Shooters that qualify and compete in an ASA Federation State Championship, and those that receive State Championship Byes, will be qualified to shoot the ASA Pro/Am Classic.


  1. At State Championships all ASA Federation classeswill be available and awards will be presented.
  2. ASA supplies the Buckle and Plaque awards for all State Championship tournaments
  3. At State Championships the host club must award a cash payback to all Adult and Young Adult classes based on a purse of $10.00 per competitor.
  4. D.Use the ASA Payback Schedule below. 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 due to time, or one or both competitors are not present, each competitor will be awarded a 1st place award.


Each ASA state may conduct a Shooter of the Year program if they conduct a minimum of six (6) qualifiers. The State Director will determine which Qualifiers, and the number of Qualifiers that will count toward the SOY. 

  1. Bow Novice and men’s Known 40 are not eligible for SOY awards in any state.
  2. Competitors must include their score from the ASA State Championship to be eligible for SOY awards.
  3. The program must include all amateur classes recognized by the ASA Federation. 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.
  4. The ASA will provide Shooter of the Year awards at the State Championship.

  1. Points for Shooter of the Year are awarded using the following formula:
  2. 50 points for tournament participation
  3. 1 point for each competitor you beat
  4. 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


  1. 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.
  2. For ASA State Championship tournaments clubs must have McKenzie targets with the ASA Pro-12 Ring scoring areas in the correct location.