ASA Tri-State Qualifier Information
Flint River Bowhunters Club is excited to have the opportunity to host an ASA Tri-State Qualifier this year on June 13th & June 14th of 2020. For states Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. This will be a second time for us, but with the help of Mike & Tracy Smith (Iowa ASA State Directors) and our ASA Area State Representatives we hope it will be a successful and fun weekend!
We will post information about the ASA State Qualifier here.
The qualifier will follow Archery Shooters Association (ASA) rules.
Here is a link to the ASA Federation Rules this page also lists all the ASA shooting classes:
ASA Tri-State Qualifier hosted by FRBC/25 Targets: (Iowa, Missouri, Illinois)
Date: June 13th &14th 2020
Location: Big Hollow Recreation Area/ Next to the 300 M gun range
Iowa ASA Federation Entry Fees:
Adult and High School Classes $25.00 (cash payback awards)
Middle School Classes $20.00 (non cash awards)
Elementary & Eagle Classes $15.00 (non cash awards)
Fun rounds $15.00
Shooting classes: ASA classes here https://www.asaarchery.com/rules/federation-rules
Registration will be from 9am - 9:45 am
Safety Meeting from 9:45am - 10am
Shoot Begins 10am sharp
*An ASA membership is NOT required to shoot in the ASA State Qualifier
Iowa ASA State Championship
Date: July 11th & 12th 2020
Iowa ASA Federation State Championship.
Hosted by Arrowsmith Outfitters Archery at:
Pioneer Ridge Nature Area
1339 US Hwy 63, Bloomfield, Iowa 52537
Contact: Mike Smith 641-242-0486
Tracy Smith 641-242-0005
*You must shoot in at least one Iowa state qualifier to be eligible to shoot in the Iowa ASA State Championship and have a current membership with the Archery Shooters Association (ASA).
If you are interested in becoming an ASA member follow this link below and select the tab at the top labeled ‘Join/Register’ : https://www.asaarchery.com or you can sign up to become a member at any State Qualifier.
From the ASA website:
"The ASA Federation is proud to have over 330 clubs in 37 states. ASA Federation clubs host competitions that feature our standardized set of competition rules; professionally executed shooting ranges; standards for dress and conduct; safety standards that include a maximum arrow speed; and our copyrighted 12-ring scoring system. The ASA Federation is focused on the growth of 3-D archery by supporting local clubs and making a commitment to youth education and training. The ASA Federation includes experienced archers and coaches that work year-round conducting well organized and challenging events that are enjoyed by seasoned participants and newcomers alike".
Information posted on the Iowa ASA Federation Facebook page by Mike & Tracy Smith, our Iowa ASA State Directors:
Iowa ASA Federation FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/479809992542820/
An ASA state qualifier qualifies shooters for the ASA state championship. A state qualifier is very similar to most 3D shoots that you have attended. The main difference is that ASA classes and ASA rules are used. ASA qualifiers are scheduled over two days (Saturday and Sunday), but shooters only shoot one day. The two day scheduling is designed to make the shoot more available to the shooters. For example....some shooters may need to work on Saturday and some shooters may choose to attend church on Sunday. If a shooter shoots their scoring round on Saturday they are welcome to come back and shoot a fun (practice) round at a reduced fee on Sunday. If a shooter shoots a fun (practice) round on Saturday they are not eligible to shoot a scoring round on Sunday.
Questions & Answers from Iowa ASA Federation Facebook page answered by Mike & Tracy Smith, Iowa ASA State Directors:
**More q&a may be added. check back.
See all Questions & Answers from Iowa ASA Federation Facebook page answered by Mike & Tracy Smith, Iowa ASA State Directors:
Q1:How many qualifiers does a shooter have to attend to be eligible for the state championship?
A1: Shooting one state qualifier will qualify you for state. You may shoot as many as you want. You can still win prize money at any and all qualifiers.
From the Federation rules: 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.
Q2: so you can shoot 1 state shoot and get a invite for metropolis asa shoot ?
A2: You can qualify for the ASA Classic (national event) two ways. 1. By shooting your state championship. Which requires you to shoot at least one state qualifier. 2. By shooting two national Pro/Am events.
ASA CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING:
Professionals: Participate in three Pro/Am events.
Semi-Pros and Amateurs: Participate in two Pro/Am events or by qualifying and competing in their respective ASA Federation State Championship.
All Middle School, Elementary School and Junior Eagle competitors are eligible to participate in the Classic without qualifying.
ASA reserves the right to extend "at-large" invitations in all classes to shooters who are deemed worthy of competing, but who may have been prevented from regular qualifying due to their individual circumstances.
Q3: I know you said the State Championship shoots will be with Delta mckenzie targets, but will the qualifying shoots have the Delta mckenzie targets, or will it be whatever they have?
A3: The Federation rules state that any brand target can be used for an ASA qualifier.....even targets with center 12s only. The host club is responsible for supplying and setting targets. We realize most clubs in Iowa have Rinehart targets. We want the Iowa shooters to experience the ASA format so for this year the plan is for Tracy and I to supply the targets (McKenzie Targets) for the events.
Q4: Hi Mike and Tracy. I just want to confirm that an ASA membership is not required in order to shoot in one of the state qualifiers, but an ASA membership IS required to shoot in the Iowa ASA State Championship?
A4: That is correct!
Q5: Can I shoot in more than one state qualifier?
A5: You only need to shoot one state qualifier to qualify for the state championship. Just because you shoot one and qualify for the state championship does not mean that you cannot shoot other qualifiers. We award cash paybacks and shooters are still eligible to win cash awards at any and all state qualifiers.
Q6: What if I shoot in a multi-state qualifier?
A6: When you shoot a multi state qualifier you qualify for the ASA state championships in both states or in some instances 3 states.
Q7: How about the cash payouts?
A7: Last time we continued discussing state qualifiers and we mentioned entry fees.
Now let's talk about the cash payout for all $25.00 entry fees.
Here is how the cash payout is divided per class.
1-5 shooters in a class- 1 place (100% to 1st place)
6-10 shooters in a class - 2 places (split 70%/30%)
11-15 shooters in a class - 3 places (split 50%/30%/20%)
16-20 shooters in a class- 4 places (split 40%/30%/20%/10%)
21 and above shooters in a class - 5 places (split 33%/27%/20%/13%)
From a $25.00 entry fee $10 goes to the shooter payout, $10.00 goes to the host club and $5 goes to ASA.
Let's say there are 10 shooters in the Known 45 class. 10 shooters x $10.00 per shooter = $100.00 in the shooter payout for this class.
70% to 1st place = $70.00
30% to 2nd place = $30.00
Q8: Why is there a speed Limit?
A8: The ASA was the first archery organization to implement a speed limit for safety and to establish a level playing field for 3-D competition. ASA adheres to a maximum arrow speed in each competition class as measured by the official on-site chronograph with a three percent (3%) margin of error rounded up to the nearest whole number. For example if your classes speed is 280 fps x 3% = 288.4. 288 is okay....289 is too fast. Click on this link and go to classes to check on your speed limit.
Q9:Why do you have a shotgun start?
A9:Not all ASA state level events use a shotgun start, but we have found it works great. Everyone starts at the same time and finishes more or less at the same time. This conserves the club operators and our time. We are normally finished by 3:30pm. This allows us to tabulate scores and get the awards handed out in a timely manner. This also allows us to group shooters together. You will meet new people and have a more enjoyable shooting experience.
Q10: Why is there an upper 12 ring and lower 12 ring?
A10:There are several reasons. This idea originated from Pro/Am events where the 12 ring would get "shot out" by the second day of competition. Adding an upper 12 extended the target life. Also if there are several arrows "blocking" the low 12 having an upper 12 allows a shooter an equal opportunity. The high 12 has become very popular, with many shooters preferring to shoot at the high 12. To score the high 12 the shooter must call the high 12 before shooting. The group must acknowledge that the shooter has called the high 12. This takes the low 12 out of play on that target. If a shooter calls the high 12 and hits the low 12 the arrow is scored as 10 points for that target.
Q10: ASA Federation Shooting Classes?
A10: Shooting classes: ASA classes here https://www.asaarchery.com/rules/federation-rules details listed on the ASA website about the federation classes may differ from what is listed below. The classes listed below were taken from the 2019 ASA Federation handbook and are up to date as of 2019.
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. If class is known yardage you are allowed a rangefinder on the range.
Class| Stake Color| Max Yds| Speed Limit| Known or Unkown Yardage
Pro (M/W/Sr.)| Purple/Black| 50yds| 290fps M/280fps W| Unkown
Pro Known| Purple/Black| 50yds| 290fps|Known
Known 50| Purple/Black| 50yds| 290 fps|Known
Senior Known 50| Purple/Black| 50yds| 290 fps|Known
Men's Open| Purple/Black| 50yds| 290 fps|Unknown
Crossbow 45| White| 45yds| 330 fps|Known
Open B|White| 45yds| 280 fps|Unknown
Known 45| White| 45yds| 280 fps|Known
Senior Open| White| 45yds| 280 fps|Unknown
Senior Known| 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| Red| 40yds| 280 fps|Unknown
Super Senior Known| Red| 40yds| 280 fps|Known
Senior Masters| Red| 40yds| 280 fps|Unknown
Senior Masters Known| Red| 40yds| 280 fps|Known
Hunter Elite| Red| 40yds| 280 fps|Unknown
Hunter| Red| 40yds| 280 fps|Known
Senior Hunter| 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 | Red| 40yds| 280 fps|Unknown
Senior Women Known| 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| 260 fps|Known
High School Pins Female| Blue| 30yds| 260 fps|Known
Olympic Recurve| Blue| 30yds| 260 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
Middle School Open Girls| Blue| 30yds| 240 fps|Known
Middle School Open Boys| 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| 230 fps|Known
Elementary School Pins Girls| Green| 20yds| 230 fps|Known
Youth Traditional| Green| 20yds| 220 fps|Known
Junior Eagles| Orange| 15yds| 220 fps|Known
Description of shooting classes below found on the ASA website.
Please check with Mike & Tracy Smith or Jaime & Steve Brecount to be certain these rules apply to the state qualifiers as well as the ASA pro/am. Ask questions about the ASA Tri-State Qualifier at FRBC here or join the Iowa ASA Federation Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/479809992542820/
This information was found here: https://asaarchery.com/rules/pro-am-tour-rules scroll down the page to CLASSES: PROFESSIONAL, SEMI-PRO & AMATEUR to find this information.
Equipment: Open Classes may use any compound or recurve bow, sight, release, stabilizer or equipment unless specifically prohibited in any other part of these rules or by a ruling of the Competition Committee. ASA reserves the right to review any equipment / accessories and determine its suitability for competition. The following equipment / accessories are prohibited in all classes: (1) broadheads or any other point or tip not intended for target use; (2) retaining mechanisms which allow the bow to be mechanically held in the drawn position (except crossbows); (3) laser sights or devices; (4) devices or any outside agency (including stabilizer bar or prop stick) that allows the mass weight of the bow to be relieved from either arm while shooting or that allows for steadying the bow with any part of the body other than the bow hand. ASA retains the right to waive certain equipment restrictions or shooting rules under specific circumstances for physically challenged competitors.
PROFESSIONAL - Anyone who competes using a compound bow as a certified professional in other nationally sanctioned 3-D, indoor or field events must compete in the appropriate ASA Professional or Semi-Pro Class. Anyone who receives sponsor support that exceeds $4,000.00 per year in products, equipment, services, or direct cash support is required to shoot in Semi-Pro or higher. Anyone who has earned more than $10,000.00 in career ASA Pro/Am earnings must compete in Semi-Pro or higher unless a waiver has been granted by the Competition Committee. A competitor in a Pro Class who won less than $300.00 in their previous year of competition may participate in a semi-pro class. Moving back to an amateur class requires Competition Committee approval upon a written request.
Pro Classes: Open to ASA members in good standing and the payment of an annual ASA Pro Certification.
Open Pro 50 yards, 290 FPS, Unknown
Known Open Pro 50 yards, 290 FPS, Known
Senior Open Pro - Age 50 and over. 50 yards, 290 FPS, Unknown
Women’s Open Pro – Female competitors only. 50 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown
Semi-Pro Classes: Open to ASA members in good standing and for all these classes ASA Membership is required.
Semi-Pro Open 50 yards, 290 FPS, Unknown
Known 50 50 yards, 290 FPS, Known
Senior Known 50 – Age 50 and over. 50 yards, 290 FPS, Known
Women’s Known 45 45 yards, 280 FPS, Known
Crossbow 45 – See Crossbow Rules under Crossbow 40 below 45 yards, 330 FPS, Known
AMATEUR – Open to ASA members in good standing and for all 45 yard classes ASA Membership is required.
Men’s Open Classes:
Open A (+) 50 yards, 290 FPS, Unknown
Open B (+) 45 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown
Open C (+) 40 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown
Known 45 (+) 45 yards, 280 FPS, Know
Known 40 40 yards, 280 FPS, Known
Known 40 is reserved for participants who shoot at an entry level with open equipment. At any point during the season that a competitor in Known 40 earns more than ten times the class entry fee in prize money in this class they will be required to compete in a higher Open class or Hunter.
Men’s Senior Classes:
Senior Mens Open - Age 50 and over 45 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown
Senior Known- Age 50 and over 45 yards, 280 FPS, Known
Super Senior Open - Age 60 and over 40 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown
Super Senior Known - Age 60 and over 40 yards, 280 FPS, Known
Senior Masters Open – Age 69 and over 40 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown
Senior Masters Known – Age 69 and over 40 yards, 280 FPS, Known
Senior Hunter - Age 50 and over See “Fixed Pin Class Rules” below 40 yards, 280 FPS, Known
Fixed Pin Class Rules:
Sights - fixed pins, no pin limit. Movable sights may be used, but must be locked down into a fixed position that will be verified by the group prior to competing. Magnification is not permitted in any 30 yard fixed pin class, but is permitted in all 40 yard pins classes. Clarifiers or verifiers in the peep are not considered magnification and are permitted.
Stabilizers - A front stabilizer or a system including quick releases, enhancers and/or weights may be used, but may not exceed twelve inches (12”) in total length from the tip of the stabilizer (or system) to the point of attachment on the front of the riser provided by the manufacturer. A rear stabilizer or counter balance weight system may be used with a maximum of two extensions. Due to the use of V-bars and varying points of attachment the length of the rear stabilizer is not to extend further than six inches (6”) directly back from the back of the riser below the grip toward the strings. Stabilizers may be longer than 6” if angled from the point of attachment.
Men’s Hunter Elite - No stabilizer restriction. 40 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown
Men’s Hunter (+) 40 yards, 280 FPS, Known
Men’s Bow Novice 30 yards, 280 FPS, Known
Bow Novice is reserved for participants who are new to ASA competition, or that won less than ten times the class entry fee in prize money in this class in their most recent year of ASA Pro/Am competition. At any point during the season that a competitor earns more than ten times the class entry fee in prize money in this class they are required to compete in a higher class.
Women’s Classes - Female competitors only:
Women’s Open A (+) 45 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown
Women’s Open B (+) 40 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown
Women’s Known 40 (+) 40 yards, 280 FPS, Known
Senior Women’s Known - Age 50* and over. 40 yards, 280 FPS, Known
Women's Hunter Elite See “Fixed Pin Class Rules” above 40 yards, 280 FPS, Known
Women's Hunter (+) See “Fixed Pin Class Rules” above 30 yards, 260 FPS, Known
Crossbow 40 40 yards, 330 FPS, Known
Crossbows must be in sound working condition with a functioning safety and maintained in compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications. No replacement or alteration of a manufacturer’s trigger assembly or safety mechanism shall be allowed. Scopes up to 6x power may be used and may be equipped with lines or mill dots, but no light or image may be projected and there may be no range finding capability. Except as may be required due to an approved medical exemption, crossbows may only be shot in a standing position and the use of any device or outside agency including quivers, brackets, slings, hooked butt-plates, palm rests, stabilizer bars, rails, supports, prop stick(s) or any device that adds weight or allows the mass weight of the bow to be relieved from either arm or to steady the bow is prohibited; unless specified next. Use of a manufacturer’s cocking/cranking device, one level, and one manufacture’s stirrup, weight(s) no larger than 2” in diameter and no more than 4” in combined totaled length and one set of limb vibration dampening devices shall be permitted if safely attached and not affecting the safe functioning of the crossbow. If a cocking/cranking device is attached to the bow, it must be utilized as the method of cocking the crossbow. Use of the forward elbow against the ribcage or side is permitted. Bolts/arrows must be identical in size and weight with a minimum of three (3) vanes with a maximum outer diameter of .366”/9.3mm. Crossbows may only be cocked and loaded while the shooter is at the stake, and while loaded it must remain pointed down range always. A let down as referenced in Shooting Rule “K” with a crossbow is any position which allows the shooter to relieve weight of the crossbow in a resting position. With regard to Shooting Rule “H” there will be a three person committee of shooters on the range who will review any equipment issues.
Traditional 25 yards, 280 FPS, Unknown
Bow must be either recurve or longbow without wheels or cams. No release aid, no sights, a single stabilizer up to 12” in length measured from the point of attachment, no overdraws, no draw checks, must have one finger touching the arrow nock, and must use one consistent anchor point. No marks on the sight window, string, or bow to use as an aiming or judging reference. All arrows must be identical in size, weight and construction.
Olympic Recurve 30 yards, 280 FPS, Known
Bows must conform to the World Archery definition of a Recurve Bow as found in the World Archery Rules, Book 4 (Field and 3D Archery), Chapter 22, Sections 22.1 thru 188.8.131.52
Barebow Recurve 30 yards, 280 FPS, Known
Bows must conform to the World Archery definition of a Barebow as found in World Archery Rules, Book 4 (Field and 3D Archery), Chapter 22, Sections 22.3 thru 184.108.40.206
Young Adult and Youth:
Class Definitions: All young adult and youth classes are based on their school grade level at the start of the competition season. Elementary – 3rd thru 5th, Middle School - 6th thru 8th grade, High School - 9th thru 12th grade.
Youth Fixed Pin Class Rules: Sight Rule - Fixed pins with no pin limit. Movable sights may be used, but must be locked down into a fixed position that will be verified by the group prior to competing. Magnification is not permitted, but clarifiers or verifiers in the peep are not considered magnification and are permitted. Stabilizer Rule - A front stabilizer or a system including quick releases, enhancers and/or weights may be used, but may not exceed twelve inches (12”) in total length from the tip of the stabilizer (or system) to the point of attachment on the front of the riser provided by the manufacturer. A rear stabilizer or counter balance weight system may be used with a maximum of two extensions. Due to the use of V-bars and varying points of attachment the length of the rear stabilizer is not to extend further than six inches (6”) past a point measured from the back of the riser below the grip toward the strings.
Young Adult & Youth class Arrow Rules: The maximum diameter of arrow shafts will not exceed 9.3mm or .366"; and the field or glue-in point for these arrows will have a maximum diameter of 9.4 mm or .370”. No changes or alterations to the manufacturer’s exterior finish and markings are permitted, except for the addition of fletching wraps or that occur during use.
Young Adult and Youth Classes:
High School Open Male 40 yards, 280 FPS, Known
High School Open Female 40 yards, 280 FPS, Known
High School Pins Male See “Youth Fixed Pin Class Rules” above 30 yards, 260 FPS, Known
High School Pins Female See “Youth Fixed Pin Class Rules” above 30 yards, 260 FPS, Known
High School Olympic Recurve 30 yards, 260 FPS, Known
Middle School Open Male 30 yards, 240 FPS**, Known
Middle School Open Female 30 yards, 240 FPS**, Known
Middle School Pins Male See “Youth Fixed Pin Class Rules” above 30 yards, 240 FPS**, Known
Middle School Pins Female See “Youth Fixed Pin Class Rules” above 30 yards, 240 FPS**, Known
The following classes will shoot one round of twenty targets on Saturday morning:
Elementary School Open Male* 25 yards, 230 FPS**, Known
Elementary School Open Female* 25 yards, 230 FPS**, Known
Elementary School Pins Male* See “Youth Fixed Pin Class Rules” above 20 yards, 220 FPS**, Known
Elementary School Pins Female* See “Youth Fixed Pin Class Rules” above 20 yards, 220 FPS**, Known
Elementary/Middle School Youth Traditional 20 yards, 220 FPS**, Known
Any recurve or longbow, or a universal one-size fits all compound bow (ie: Genesis with a maximum draw weight of 20# along with Easton XX75 Genesis series aluminum arrows) may be used. Clickers and/or draw checks are not allowed. Competitors may elect to aim by using a consistent anchor point on their face or neck and “walking” the string, or they may elect to touch the nock of the arrow with their index finger and “walk” their face to aim, but they may not do both simultaneously
Junior Eagle Open – Grades K – 2nd* 15 yards, 220 FPS**, Known
* All Elementary and Jr Eagle class competitors require adult supervision.
** In the interests of safety and the well-being of all youth class shooters they 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 and controlling 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.
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