ASA Federation Tour Rules

2018 ASA FEDERATION
GUIDELINES & RULES OF COMPETITION
Unless modified below, the 2018 ASA Pro/Am Rules of Competition apply to all levels of ASA Federation Competition.

ASA FEDERATION QUALIFIER GUIDELINES:
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 Contac 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.  

ASA FEDERATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GUIDELINES:
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.  

ASA FEDERATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING PROCEDURES:
A.    Competitors in all classes must be current members of ASA to participate and be eligible for awards 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 (high school Olympic    Recurve, middle school, elementary school and junior eagle) classes are exempt from qualifying in their state only.  
C.    All youth 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-pro classes (Semi-pro, Known 50 and Womens Known 45) may compete in ASA State Qualifiers and State Championships and qualify for the ASA Classic through the Federation Tour.
E.    Shooters may only compete in a class that they have qualified for at the ASA State Championship.
F.    ASA Lifetime Members are automatically qualified to compete in any ASA State Championship.
G.    Shooters that qualify for, and compete in, an ASA Federation State Championship will automatically win a berth to the ASA Pro/Am Classic.

TARGETS:
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.

ASA FEDERATION GENERAL RULES OF COMPETITION:
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 “fun class” 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.

CLASSES:
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 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 attendance.  This combination or elimination of classes must be announced at registration.  This must be indicated on       paperwork to ASA.
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.


STATE FEDERATION SHOOTER OF THE YEAR:
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.    Bow Novice and men’s Known 40 are not eligible for SOY awards.
C.    Competitors must include their score from the ASA State Championship to be eligible for SOY awards.
D.    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.
E.    The ASA will provide Shooter of the Year plaques at the State Championship.
F.    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
Examples:
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

COMPETITION COMMITTEE:
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.
Class                           Stake Color        Max Yds             Speed 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
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 Classes: The competitors in the following classes must meet the posted arrow speed limit and exhibit proper bow control while drawing their bow.  

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