GENERAL RULES and COMPETITION COMMITTEE:

  1. 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.
  2. Severe Weather - ASA retains the right to delay or cancel a tournament day in case of severe weather. If a round is suspended, all shooters must leave the range immediately. In the interest of safety all 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 still 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 in that class 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.
  3. Each registered shooter will receive a Range Assignment Card with ASA Member Number, Start Days & Times, and Range & Target Assignment. 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.
  4. Unless required by a rule in the “Classes” section herein or approved by the Competition Committee, 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Smoking, vaping or electronic cigarettes are not permitted on any competition or practice range at any time. Anyone wishing to do so during competition may leave the range under Shooting Time Allowed “F” to use an area a minimum of ten (10) yards from the entrance to the range.
  7. Littering the grounds will not be tolerated. Anyone littering will be subject to disqualification from the tournament.
  8. Shooters may only compete in one class at a tournament.
  9. No one may practice on any target to be used for tournament shooting. Anyone shooting in non-designated practice areas including parking areas and the special Known Distance Competition Range will be subject to disqualification.
  10. Anyone using the Practice Range will be required to shoot from the designated stake provided. Anyone shooting from behind the stake may be subject to losing their privileges and disqualification from the event.
  11. 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.
  12. Shooters may not be on any range that they have been assigned to shoot in unknown distance competition before they compete. Anyone 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 that are walking through a range to get to or from their assigned range. It also does not apply to ranges that are being used for team competition or for parents of youth class competitors (supervising parents are not allowed to leave the spectator viewing area if they will be competing on that range.)
  13. Dress Code: Out of respect for other competitors all shooters are required to maintain a presentable appearance
    1. Shorts and skirts must be longer than finger-tip length while standing normally.
    2. Men and women are required to wear upper garments fully covering the front and back of the body, including the midriff, when at full draw.
    3. Shirts with collars are required, but sponsored staff shooters may wear manufacturer’s issued competition clothing which may include Henley style collars, mock turtle necks or jerseys approved by ASA. Tee shirts are not acceptable unless they are issued and worn by a group when attending as a team in S3DA.
    4. Men's shirts must have short or long sleeves. Tee shirts and tank tops are not allowed.
    5. Due to safety considerations all shooters must have footwear that fully covers the entire foot. Bare feet, open-toed sandals or flip-flops are not allowed while competing on the ranges.
    6. At no time will shooters, guests or spectators wear any article bearing an image or language to be considered vulgar or offensive. If they do not have a shirt to change into they will be required to turn the offensive shirt inside out if they wish to remain on the premises, or they will be required to leave.
  14. Spectators & Guests:
    1. Spectators are not allowed on the tournament ranges until the range official begins the competition.
    2. Providing information or coaching is strictly prohibited and may result in the disqualification of the shooter.
    3. Spectators and guests are to avoid conversation while others are shooting as a courtesy. All cell phones and electronic devices 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. Except for Service Dogs as defined by the ADA under Title II & Title III, dogs and other 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 will be made for the working press and film production crews.
    6. Smoking, vaping or electronic cigarettes are not permitted on any competition or practice range at any time. Anyone wishing to do so during competition may leave the range and use an area a minimum of ten (10) yards from the entrance to the range.
    7. On any range conducting unknown competition spectators may not have range finders. They will be required to surrender them or leave.
    8. 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.
    9. Due to safety considerations it is recommended that all spectators wear footwear to fully cover the foot.
  15. Competition Committee:
    The Competition Committee will address all rule inquiries, protests and unsportsmanlike conduct and will consist of five (5) shooters. Members must commit to be in attendance at every tournament with a maximum of three (3) members from the pro classes and 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 or sanctions for conduct violations that are not delineated in the ASA Rules. They will also review general rule interpretation submissions and serve on the annual Rules Advisory Board.
    1. The Competition Committee will review all protests and requests for rule interpretations. Protests 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 that a decision by the Competition Committee is final.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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 entry fees paid and will be required to request reinstatement in writing to the Competition Committee prior to returning to competition.
      2. Verbal abuse directed at tournament officials, other shooters or spectators will result in immediate disqualification of the shooter from the tournament and a referral to the Competition Committee for further action.
      3. The use of profanity is prohibited and violators are subject to disqualification.
      4. Any competitor rightfully suspended from ASA competition at any level will be suspended from ASA competition at all levels. The suspension and reasons will be communicated to the ASA Federation and the National Office. To be reinstated a competitor must submit a request in writing to the Competition Committee.
      5. Any competitor suspended for cause by a National Archery Association that is recognized as an ASA Partner by cooperating on rules, policies and/or event scheduling will be subject to suspension at all ASA competition levels for the duration of their suspension by that Association.