October 24, 2012
BHA RULES OF COMPETITION 2019
For anything NOT covered below, please refer to
ASA Shooters Association 2018 Rules of Competition located at
A. Only BHA Chapters, with current ASA 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 or at the BHA State Shoot.
B. BHA State Shooter of the Year (SOY) will be a cumulative score of two Championship Series Zone Shoots and the State Championship. For Example shooter may shoot all three trail shoots plus state, but only two highest scores plus State will count for SOY.
C. The BHA will provide Shooter of the Year awards at the State Banquet in August.
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 Stake Color Max Yds Speed Limit Known/Unknown
Pro (Guest Only-No Buckle) Pink 50yds 290fps UnKnown
Semi-Pro Pink 50yds 290fps UnKnown
Known 50 pink 50yds 290 fps Known
Senior Known 50 Pink 50yds 290 fps Known
Crossbow 45 White 45yds 330 fps Known
Open A pink 50yds 290 fps UnKnown
Open B White 45yds 280 fps UnKnow
Known 45 White 45yds 280 fps Known
Senior Open Age 50+ White 45yds 280 fps UnKnow
Senior Known Age50+ White 45yds 280 fps Known
Women’s Open A White 45yds 280 fps UnKnown
Women’s Known 45 White 45yds 280 fps Known
Super Senior Open Age60+ Red 40yds 280 fps UnKnown
Super Senior Known Age60+ Red 40yds 280 fps Known
Senior Masters Age69+ Red 40yds 280 fps UnKnown
Senior Masters Known Age69+ Red 40yds 280 fps Known
Hunter Elite No stabilizer restriction Red 40yds 280 fps UnKnown
Hunter Red 40yds 280 fps Known
Senior Hunter Age50+ Red 40yds 280 fps Known
Known 40 Red 40yds 280 fps Known
Open C Red 40yds 280 fps UnKnown
Women’s Open B Red 40yds 280 fps UnKnown
Women’s Known 40 Red 40yds 280 fps Known
Senior Women Known Age50+ Red 40yds 280 fps Known
High School Open Male Red 40yds 280 fps Known
High School Open Female Red 40yds 280 fps Known
Crossbow Red 40yds 330 fps Known
Women’s Hunter Elite Red 40yds 280 fps Known
Women’s Hunter Blue 30yds 260 fps Known
Bow Novice Blue 30yds 280 fps Known
High School Pins Male Blue 30yds 280 fps Known
High School Pins Female Blue 30yds 280 fps Known
Olympic Recurve Blue 30yds 280 fps Known
Barebow Recurve Blue 30yds 280 fps Known
High School Olympic Recurve Blue 30yds 260 fps Known
Traditional Yellow 25yds 280 fps UnKnown
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 Known
Middle School Open Girls Blue 30yds 240 fps Known
Middle School Pins Boys Blue 30yds 240 fps Known
Middle School Pins Girls Blue 30yds 240 fps Known
Elementary School Open Boys Yellow 25yds 230 fps Known
Elementary School Open Girls Yellow 25yds 230 fps Known
Elementary School Pins Boys Green 20yds 220 fps Known
Elementary School Pins Girls Green 20yds 220 fps Known
Youth Traditional Green 20yds 220 fps Known
Junior Eagles Orange 15yds 220 fps Known
NASP Orange 15yds Known
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