Archery Update

25 August 2016

Archery Update

ARCHERY

Compound Fingers/Compound Release/Recurve

Barebow Compound/Barebow Recurve

QUALIFYING RULES

1. All first-, second-, third- and fourth-place winners or athletes meeting this sport’s NSGA – 900 round minimum performance standards in competition at a 2016 NSGA qualifying games will qualify for the 2017 National Senior Games.

2. An archer may enter only the style in which he/she has qualified.

 

ENTRY REGULATIONS

1. Archers may only compete in one style.

2. Archers must provide their own bows and target arrows.

 

FORMAT

1. Competition will be two days. All archers will compete both days.

2. The “900” American round will be used each day of competition.

3. There will be five styles:

a) Recurve – with sights

b) Barebow Recurve – no sights

c) Compound Fingers – with sights

d) Barebow Compound – no sights

e) Compound Release

4. Competition will consist of 90 arrows shot as follows: 30 arrows from 60 yards; 30 arrows from 50 yards; and 30 arrows from 40 yards. Arrows will normally be shot in six arrow ends, but may be shot in three arrow ends when field and equipment conditions require more than four archers to be grouped on a target butt.

5. Each end will consist of one set of six arrows with five minutes allowed for each end to be shot. When three arrow ends are necessary, each end will consist of one set of three arrows with 2-1/2 minutes allowed for each end to be shot. Shooters will rotate with target mates after each end.

6. Awards will be presented for 1st through 8th place for each style within each age division.

 

SPORT RULES

1. Recurve archery events will be conducted in accordance with National Archery Association rules, except as modified herein. Compound archery styles will be conducted in accordance with National Field Archery Association rules, except as modified herein. For a copy of these rules, please write or call:

USA Archery

4065 Sinton Road, Suite 110

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

(719) 866-4576

www.usarchery.org

National Field Archery Association

800 Archery Lane

Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 260-9279

www.nfaa-archery.org

2. ‘X’ ring hits will be kept on the scorecard by all competitors and will be used as a tie-breaker. If still tied, the number of ‘10’ ring hits will be used, then ‘9’ ring hits, and so on until the tie is broken.

3. Should equipment failure occur, a 30-minute repair time will be allowed with no disruption of the shooting line. A maximum of two ends may be made up at the discretion of the Director of Shooting.

4. Field glasses or scopes are permitted for spotting arrow hits. Scopes may be placed on the shooting line provided they do not disrupt the shooting of the adjacent archer. Scopes shall be removed from the line between ends if not utilized by the other archer shooting in that space.

5. No broad heads will be permitted.

6. Regulation FITA 122-centimeter (48-inch) five-color target faces will be used. Scoring values are: Gold (10-9), Red (8-7), Blue (6-5), Black (4-3), White (2-1), 10-ring scoring. At the discretion of the Director of Shooting, replacement centers may be used to repair a target face during competition.

7. Dividing lines are part of the higher scoring. The arrow shaft must only touch the color or dividing line between scoring zones to score the higher value.

8. Hits will not be marked on the target face. Witnessed bounce out and pass through arrows will be shot over at the end of the distance as make-up arrows. If the bounce out destroys an arrow in the target, then it is a “Robin Hood” and will score the value of the arrow it destroyed.

9. Two archers at each target will keep the double set of scorecards. Scores shall be compared after each end. If the scorecards do not agree after arrows have been removed from the target, then the lower score shall be the official score. The winner(s) shall be the archer(s) scoring the highest number of points in the double “900” round.

10. Archers will not be required to wear white or blue attire; however, they will be expected to wear clothing appropriate for a national event.

11. Athletes should be able to keep their arrows on target at 60 yards.

12. Barebow Recurve Equipment: Any recurve bow or longbow may be used. Bow sights are not allowed. Archers may string-walk and/or face-walk in sighting. Both USA Archery and NFAA Bare bow Recurve rules will be allowed. Arrows must all be the same length and weight.

13. Barebow Compound Equipment: Any compound bow may be used. Bow sights are not allowed. Archers may string-walk and/or face-walk in sighting. No levels are allowed. Archers may use a stabilizer and may use a draw check that is either on the bow limbs or under the arrow in the bow window. Arrows must all be the same length and weight.

14. Compound Bow Equipment: The maximum peak draw weight allowed shall be 80 pounds. Maximum arrow speed shall be 300 feet per second with a variance of 3%. Lighted sights may be used.

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