ASA Federation Tour Rules

2019 ASA FEDERATION GUIDELINES & RULES OF COMPETITION

(Unless modified below, the 2019 ASA Pro/Am Rules of Competition apply to all levels of ASA Federation Competition.)

ASA FEDERATION QUALIFIER GUIDELINES:

  1. All ASA certified clubs are guaranteed a minimum of one (1) Qualifier date:
    1. Clubs requesting dates for Qualifiers or the State Championship must submit their request to their respective State Director.
    2. ASA State Directors will coordinate all club date requests with their Regional Director.
    3. ASA State Directors will notify clubs of approved date(s).
  2. 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.
  3. Clubs requesting multiple Qualifier dates will be awarded additional dates after all other clubs’ first date requests have been awarded.
  4. No qualifiers will be scheduled on the same date as any other club within a 100-mile radius of each other, regardless of state.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

 ASA FEDERATION MULTI-STATE QUALIFIER GUIDELINES:

  1. ASA certified clubs that are located within 100 miles of a bordering state may request to conduct a Multi-State Qualifier.
    1. Clubs requesting dates and permission to conduct a Multi-State Qualifier must submit their request to their respective State Director.
    2. 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.
    3. ASA State Directors will notify clubs of the approved state(s) and the date.
  2. Approved Clubs on their Qualifier paperwork will indicate that the event was a Multi-State Qualifier and list all states that are approved for inclusion.
  3. 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.

 ASA FEDERATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GUIDELINES:

  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.

ASA FEDERATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING PROCEDURES:

  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 classes ( middle school, elementary school 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 45 and Crossbow 45) may compete in ASA State Qualifiers and State Championships and qualify for the ASA Classic through the Federation Tour.
  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.

TARGETS:

  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 area in the correct location.

ASA FEDERATION GENERAL RULES OF COMPETITION:

  1. Only ASA Certified Clubs, with current ASA liability insurance, will be permitted to conduct ASA Federation Tour 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 Championship 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 ASA Pro/Ams. Known distance class competitors will be grouped together and may carry range finders over the entire course.
  5. Start times may be “casual” with shooting groups (arranged by class or otherwise mixed) 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, 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.
  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. No group may hold up other groups during a tournament.

CLASSES:

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 through the Federation Tour.
  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
  4. 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 also be indicated on paperwork to ASA.
  5. At State Championships all ASA Federation classes will be available and awards will be presented.
  6. 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.

STATE FEDERATION SHOOTER OF THE YEAR:

  1. 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.
  2. Bow Novice and men’s Known 40 are not eligible for SOY awards in any state.
  3. Competitors must include their score from the ASA State Championship to be eligible for SOY awards.
  4. 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.
  5. The ASA will provide Shooter of the Year plaques at the State Championship.
  6. Points for Shooter of the Year are awarded using the following formula:
    1. 50 points for tournament participation
    2. 1 point for each competitor you beat
    3. 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

 COMPETITION COMMITTEE:

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.
  4. 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 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

Senior Known 50                                  White                           45yds                           290 fps

Crossbow 45                                         White                           45yds                           330 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

Senior Masters                                      Red                              40yds                           280 fps

Senior Masters 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 Women Known                           Red                              40yds                           280 fps

High School Open Male                         Red                              40yds                           280 fps

High School Open Female                     Red                              40yds                           280 fps

Crossbow                                              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                           280 fps

High School Pins Female                       Blue                             30yds                           280 fps

Olympic Recurve                                  Blue                             30yds                           280 fps

Barebow Recurve                                  Blue                             30yds                           280 fps

High School Olympic Recurve               Blue                             30yds                           260 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.

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