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2018 BHA Rules of Competition
January 28, 2018
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BHA RULES OF COMPETITION 2018

For anything NOT covered below, please refer to
ASA Shooters Association 2018 Rules of Competition located at
http://www.asaarchery.com/rule…..tour-rules

GENERAL RULES:
A. Only BHA Chapters, with current liability insurance will hold BHA sanctioned tournaments.
B. Rangefinder use is allowed on known distance targets.
C. During tournaments all classes will follow the same format for known and unknown distance competition as they do in ASA Pro/Ams.
D. Start times may be “casual” with shooting groups (arranged by class or otherwise mixed) or “shotgun” with assigned shooting times and stakes. The host chapter 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 chapter. The method of determination will be announced prior to dismissal of competitors and any grievances will be filed in the form of a protest.
E. ALL participants shall wear non-offensive clothing. All clothing shall completely cover any undergarments regardless of age of the participants. ASA Pro/Am clothing guidelines are recommended, but not required.
F. Prior to the start of competition the host chapter will provide shooters with any necessary information particular to the course before they proceed to their first target.
G. Slower groups must let faster groups pass them to maintain the pace of shooting. No group may hold up other groups during a tournament.

AWARDS/PAYOUTS
A. Hosting Chapters shall be responsible for all awards/payouts (if applicable) for local tournaments, SOYT Legs and State Championship.
B. Please refer to the ASA Payout Schedule for all payout eligible classes.
C. Hosting Chapters may elect not to do awards for local shoots BUT shall make a post 1 week prior on the BHA website Forum for 3D Tournaments to advise competitors that the will be no awards.

BHA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:
A. The State Championship will be a 1-day shoot. Cost for participating in the State Championship will be $30 for all payout possible classes and $10 for all non-payout classes.
B. The host chapter will set two (2) ranges of 25 targets for State Championship.
C. Competitors must be current members of BHA to be participate in the State Championship. Competitors may join BHA onsite at the State Championship.

TARGETS:
A. McKenzie like targets that have 8, 10, and 12 ring scoring areas are recommended for BHA tournaments, 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.

CLASSES:
The BHA Tournament Committee, consisting of the Tournament Director, Zone Directors and President, has 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.

A. AMATEUR – These classes are open to shooters who are not otherwise deemed “Professional” by their competition status in BHA or other archery organization.
B. YOUTH CLASSES – In the interests of safety and the well being of our youth, all competitors in the Youth and Eagle 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
C. Known and Unknown Distance class formats for BHA will mirror those at the ASA Pro/Am level.

TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE:
The Tournament Committee will consist of five (5) members including the Tournament Director, Zone Directors and President.
A. Any grievance or protest must be filed in writing with the Tournament 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.

BHA STATE SHOOTER OF THE YEAR:
A. Competitor MUST be a current member of BHA at or before the second Shooter of the Year Trail (SOYT) Leg.
B. BHA State Shooter of the Year will be a cumulative score of the 3 SOYT Legs and the State Championship.
C. The BHA will provide Shooter of the Year awards at the State Banquet in August.

MOVE-UP RULE

Any shooter that places in the top 2, twice in the SOYT Legs and/or State Championship or wins State Shooter of the Year must move up the following year if there are five or more competitors in that class, and if not restricted by age and if a class available to move into.

Class Yards Known/Unknown Speed Stake Color Payout Eligible
Open Pro 50 Unknown 290 fps Pink Yes
Open Senior Pro 50 Unknown 290 fps Pink Yes
Open Women’s Pro 50 Unknown 280 fps Pink Yes
Open Known Pro 50 Known 290 fps Pink Yes
Open Semi-Pro 50 Unknown 290 fps Pink Yes
Open Known 50 50 Known 290 fps Pink Yes
Open A 45 Unknown 280 fps White Yes
Open B 45 1/2 & 1/2 280 fps White Yes
Known 45 – Open 45 Known 280 fps White Yes
Senior Men’s Open 45 Unknown 280 fps White Yes
Senior Men’s Known 45 Known 280 fps White Yes
Women’s Open A 45 Unknown 280 fps White Yes
Women’s Known 45 – Open 45 Known 280 fps White Yes
Open C 40 1/2 & 1/2 280 fps Red Yes
Men’s Known 40 40 Known 280 fps Red Yes
Women’s Open B 40 1/2 & 1/2 280 fps Red Yes
Women’s Known 40 – Open 40 Known 280 fps Red Yes
Super Senior Open 40 Unknown 280 fps Red Yes
Super Senior Known 40 Known 280 fps Red Yes
Senior Masters Open 40 Unknown 280 fps Red Yes
Senior Women’s Open 40 Unknown 280 fps Red Yes
Senior Women’s Known 40 Known 280 fps Red Yes
Hunter Elite (Fixed Pins) 40 Unknown 280 fps Red Yes
Hunter (Fixed Pins) 40 1/2 & 1/2 280 fps Red Yes
Senior Hunter (Fixed Pins) 40 1/2 & 1/2 280 fps Red Yes
High School Open Boys (Gr 9 – 12) 40 1/2 & 1/2 280 fps Red Yes
High School Open Girls (Gr 9 – 12) 40 1/2 & 1/2 260 fps Red Yes
Women’s Hunter Elite (Fixed Pins) 40 Known 280 fps Red Yes
Crossbow 40 Known 330 fps Red Yes
Bow Novice (Fixed Pins) 30 Known 280 fps Blue Yes
Women’s Hunter (Fixed Pins) 30 Known 260 fps Blue Yes
High School Pins Boys (Gr 9 – 12) 30 Known 260fps Blue Yes
High School Pins Girls (Gr 9 – 12) 30 Known 260 fps Blue Yes
Traditional 25 Unknown 280 fps Yellow Yes
Women’s Traditional 25 Unknown 280 fps Yellow Yes
High School Olympic Recurve(Gr 9 – 12) 30 Known 260 fps Blue Yes
Middle School Open Boys (Gr 6 – 8) 30 1/2 & 1/2 240 fps Blue No
Middle School Open Girls (Gr 6 – 8) 30 1/2 & 1/2 240 fps Blue No
Middle School Pins Boys (Gr 6 – 8) 30 Known 240 fps Blue No
Middle School Pins Girls (Gr 6 – 8) 30 Known 240 fps Blue No
Elementary Open Boys (Gr 3 – 5) 25 Known 230 fps Yellow No
Elementary Open Girls (Gr 3 – 5) 25 Known 230 fps Yellow No
Elementary Pins Boys (Gr 3 – 5) 20 Known 230 fps Green No
Elementary Pins Girls (Gr 3 – 5) 20 Known 230 fps Green No
Youth Traditional (thru 8th) 20 Known 220 fps Green No
Jr Eagle Open (Ages 6 – 8) 15 Known 220 fps Orange No
NASP 15 Known Orange No

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