2023 ASA Federation General Rules of Competition
(ASA Pro/Am Rules of Competition apply to all levels of ASA Federation Competition unless modified below.)
- ASA Certified Clubs, with current ASA liability insurance, will be permitted to conduct ASA Federation Qualifiers and State Championships.
- 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.
- 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 Championships where the known distance component is used. One range for unknown distance and one for known distance.
- During Federation Qualifier and State Championship tournaments, all classes will follow the same format for known and unknown distance competitions as they do in an ASA Pro/Am. Known distance class competitors will be grouped together and may carry range finders over the entire course.
- Start times may be “walk-up” with shooting groups arranged by class and/or yardage or “shotgun” with assigned shooting times and stakes.
- 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 the results and awards will be based on a round completed by the class or other appropriate means decided upon by the host event Competition Committee. The method of
determination will be announced prior to dismissal of competitors and any grievances will be filed in the form of a protest.
- 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.
- 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.
- Slower groups must let faster groups pass them to maintain the pace of shooting, and no group should hold up the range during a tournament.
- Clubs will present awards upon completion of the competition. Anyone eligible to receive an award and is not present may appoint someone to accept their award, or the club will hold it for later pick-up.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Youth/Eagle 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
ASA Class Yardage & Speed Limits: Club operators may elect to set a 50 yard shooting stake (for 50 yard classes*) if they do not then they must shoot from the white stake. Pros may shoot as a “guest only” from the white stake.
45 Yard Classes Stake Color Max Yds Speed Limit
- *Known 50 White 45yds 290 fps
- *Semi-Pro White 45yds 290 fps
- *Senior Known 50 White 45yds 290 fps
- *Women’s Known 50 White 45yds 280 fps
- Men’s Open 45 White 45yds 280 fps
- Men’s Known 45 White 45yds 280 fps
- Men’s Pins 45 White 45yds 280 fps
- Senior Men’s Open White 45yds 280 fps
- Senior Men’s Known 45 White 45yds 280 fps
- Women’s Open 45 White 45yds 280 fps
- Women’s Known 45 White 45yds 280 fps
- Crossbow 45 White 45yds 330 fps
40 Yard Classes
- Men’s Known 40 Red 40yds 280 fps
- Men’s Open 40 Red 40yds 280 fps
- Men’s Pins 40 Red 40yds 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
- Senior Pins Red 40yds 280 fps
- Women’s Pins 40 Red 40yds 280 fps
- Women’s Known 40 Red 40yds 280 fps
- Senior Women’s Known Red 40yds 280 fps
- Young Adult Open Male (15-17) Red 40yds 280 fps
- Young Adult Open Female (15-17) Red 40yds 280 fps
- Young Adult Pins Male (15-17) Red 40yds 280 fps
- Young Adult Pins Female (15-17) Red 40yds 280 fps
- Crossbow Red 40yds 330 fps
30 Yard Classes
- Women’s Pins 30 Blue 30yds 280 fps
- Men’s Pins 30 Blue 30yds 280 fps
- Young Adult Olympic Rec (15-17) Blue 30yds 260 fps
- Young Adult Barebow Rec (15-17) Blue 30yds 260 fps
- Barebow Recurve Blue 30yds 280 fps
- Olympic Recurve Blue 30yds 280 fps
- Traditional Blue 30yds 280 fps
The competitors in the following classes must meet the posted arrow speed limit and exhibit proper bow control while drawing their bow.
- Youth Open Boys (12-14) Blue 30yds 260 fps
- Youth Open Girls (12-14) Blue 30yds 260 fps
- Youth Pins Boys (12-14) Blue 30yds 260 fps
- Youth Pins Girls (12-14) Blue 30yds 260 fps
- Youth Olympic Recurve (12-14) Yellow 25yds 240 fps
- Youth Barebow Recurve (12-14) Yellow 25yds 240 fps
- Eagle Open Boys (9-11) Yellow 25yds 230 fps
- Eagle Open Girls (9-11) Yellow 25yds 230 fps
- Eagle Pins Boys (9-11) Green 20yds 220 fps
- Eagle Pins Girls (9-11) Green 20yds 220 fps
- Eagle Barebow Recurve (9-11) Green 20yds 220 fps
- Junior Eagle Open (6-8) Orange 15yds 220 fps