COMPETITION FORMAT AND AWARDS
The 129th U.S. National Target Championships/U.S. Open and 2013 Easton JOAD Nationals will follow all rules and procedures from the World Archery Constitution and Rules. This book can be found online at www.archery.org.
All 129th U.S. National Target Championships shooters (Seniors, Masters) will shoot a four distance FITA round per World Archery rules.
All Easton JOAD National shooters (Junior, Cadet, Cub, Bowman) will shoot a single distance 144 arrow round according to their age categories as well as defined Easton JOAD Nationals and World Archery rules.
All participants from the 129th U.S. National Target Championships are automatically entered into the U.S. Open. Participation in the 129th U.S. National Target Championships is required to participate in the U.S. Open. If necessary cuts to 64 may be made per category enrollment.
CLOUT: Clout will be offered to participants of both the 129th U.S. National Target Championships as well as the 2013 Easton JOAD Nationals, for a fee of $20 per archer. This event is pre-register only. There will be no on-site registration for the Clout round.
Team rounds are a required component of the Easton JOAD Nationals and will be held as such, in accordance with the Easton JOAD Nationals (EJN) rules. All EJN athletes will participate in the Team Round. If there are fewer than four (4) archers in any division, there will not be a team round for that division, and all archers will receive an automatic “1 pt.” for the Team Round. If an archer fails to participate in the Team Round they will receive “999 pts.” All teams will be randomly assigned. These teams will be provided a rank for bracket placement according to their Day 1 cumulative (first 72 arrows scored) Qualification/Ranking Round scores. Team brackets will be posted on the field the day before team round competition.
Team rounds for the National Target Championships are optional and $5 USD per person, or $15 per team. The team round is pre-register only. If you have a team of three, please include all individuals’ names on your registration form – please also make sure that the rest of your teammates also indicate the same names. If teams that are requested are not identical, you will all be placed into a random team generator. If you would like to register, but do not have a team, this is not a problem - teams will be randomly selected from the applicant pool prior to the event. If there are less than four (4) teams per category, that event will be cancelled (example: Men’s Recurve only has three (3) teams registered, the Men’s Recurve team rounds will not occur; however, other categories that do meet the quota will be able to participate). If the team round for that classification is cancelled, you will receive a refund of fees paid for the team round.
There will be four competitive categories; Male Recurve, Female Recurve, Male Compound, Female Compound. Compound team rounds will be competed at 50m (for all) and recurve will be completed at 70m (for all). The teams will be ranked according to Day 1 cumulative Qualification scores (the three athletes on the team will have their Day 1 totals added to create a ‘team score’). Teams can be made up of Masters or Seniors, as long as they are the same gender and bow type.
Scoring will be completed according to World Archery Team Round rules. The teams will be placed into match play brackets, seeded according to their cumulative score. They will shoot four ends of six arrows (two arrows per athlete) in the World Archery team round format (including utilization of the waiting line and shooting rotation).
All Easton JOAD National participants will shoot single distances. 144 arrow qualification/ranking round:
*Please note that all Compound archers will be shooting on their own individual target face using the 80cm FITA 6-ring target face that scores out to the 5ring.
- Junior Male and Female Recurve - 70m on a 122cm target face, 6 arrows per end, 12 ends per day
- Cadet Male and Female Recurve - 60m on a 122 cm target face, 6 arrows per end, 12 ends per day
- Cub Male and Female Recurve - 50m on a 122cm target face, 6 arrows per end, 12 ends per day
- Bowman Male and Female Recurve - 30m on a 122cm target face, 6 arrows per end, 12 ends per day
- Junior Male and Female Compound - 50m on an 80cm 6-ring target face*, 6 arrow ends, 12 ends per day
- Cadet Male and Female Compound - 50m on an 80cm 6-ring target face*, 6 arrow ends, 12 ends per day
- Cub Male and Female Compound - 30m on an 80cm 6-ring target face*, 6 arrow ends, 12 ends per day
- Bowman Male and Female Compound - 25m on an 80cm 6-ring target face*, 6 arrow ends, 12 ends per day
The Easton JOAD National Team Rounds and Eliminations will take place at the same distances and target faces listed above for the qualification round. During the Elimination rounds, if a division exceeds 64 participants, there will be a cut to 1/32 (cut to top 64 archers per category).
.All U.S. National Target Championships participants will be shooting the following distances:
**Please note that all Long Distance shooting (Day 1) will be shot on a shared target face using the 122cm FITA 10-ring target face and all Short Distance shooting (Day 2) will be shot on an individual target face using the 80cm FITA 6-ring target.
- Senior Female Recurve and Compound – 70m, 60m, 50m, 30m, 6 arrows per end, 6 ends per distance
- Senior Male Recurve and Compound – 90m, 70m, 50m, 30m, 6 arrows per end, 6 ends per distance
- Master Female Recurve and Compound – 60m, 50m, 40m, 30m, 6 arrows per end, 6 ends per distance
- Master Male Recurve and Compound – 70m, 60m, 50m, 30m, 6 arrows per end, 6 ends per distance
U.S. Open will be comprised of the combined participants (U.S. Citizens and Guests) from the National Target Championships. All Masters will be combined into a larger “Master” category. Compound athletes will score using the Cumulative Scoring System, and Recurve athletes will score using the Set System. If necessary, there will be a cut to 1/32 (cut to top 64 archers per category). The following distances and target faces will be shot:
- Senior Female and Male Recurve – 70m, 122cm target face
- Senior Female and Male Compound – 50m, 80cm 6-ring target face
- Master Female and Male Recurve – 60m, 122cm target face
- Master Female and Male Compound – 50m, 80cm 6-ring target face
EASTON JOAD NATIONALS AGE CLASSIFICATIONS –
a) Participants may compete as a “Bowman” through the calendar year of their 12th birthday.
b) Participants may compete as a “Cub” through the calendar year of their 14th birthday.
c) Participants may compete as a “Cadet” through the calendar year of their 17th birthday.
d) Participants may compete as a “Junior” through the calendar year of their 20th birthday.
NATIONAL TARGET CHAMPIONSHIPS AGE CLASSIFICATIONS –
a)Participants may compete as a “Senior” at any point or at the beginning of the calendar year of their 21st birthday and thereafter
b)Participants may compete as a “Master” in 50+, 60+ or 70+ categories when the competition takes place in the year of their 50th/60th/70th birthday and thereafter
OFFICIAL PRACTICE – Official practice will be limited to 45 minutes prior to scoring rounds on assigned targets. There will be practice targets available on-site during designated hours.
COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORMS AND PAYMENT – Archers must complete all sections of the appropriate registration form. An archer will not be considered a registered participant unless the registration form, waiver and payment have been received. Registration is also available online at www.usarchery.org.
ENTERING MORE THAN ONE CLASS – An archer may not enter in more than one event (i.e., National Target Championships & U.S. Open or Easton JOAD Nationals). An archer may compete in more than one division (i.e., Compound or Recurve), but may not compete in more than one class (age category) within the same division. Separate fees and a separate registration forms are required for each division in which an archer shoots.
Scoring: Electronic scoring will be used at this event. The paper scorecard will be the final say in any potential discrepancy between the electronic scorecard and the paper scorecard. Make sure to fill your scorecard in completely and legibly. A miss is marked on the scorecard as an “M”. In outdoor competitions, the inner ten ring is marked on the scorecard as an “X”. Xs are counted as 10 when compiling final totals; mark the combined total of Xs and 10s in the “10s” box. Arrow values may not be changed once the arrow is removed from the target; however addition may be corrected at any time before the scorecard is signed and submitted. Scorecards are to be submitted to event organizers upon completion, no later than one hour after the end of shooting. The event organizers are not obligated to correct mistakes found on a scorecard (so be sure to check and double check before submitting)!
AWARDS – The award ceremonies will be held according to the anticipated schedule. If you are not planning to attend, please make arrangements to have your award picked up.
There will be separate awards for those competing in the Guest Class from the ranking rounds in both the National Target Championships and the Easton JOAD Nationals. Guests and U.S. Citizen archers will be combined within their respective classes and divisions for the eliminations and a single set of awards will be given from these results (the U.S. Open and eliminations from the Easton JOAD Nationals). Team rounds will be awarded according to final team placement (regardless of U.S. Citizen/Guest classification) as a result of all competitors mixed for team competition (for both Easton JOAD National and separately for the National Target Championships).
The JOAD Grand National Champion award is only available to those archers who are JOAD Club Members, USA Archery members, and citizens of the United States. The JOAD Grand National Champion is based on final placement in the Qualification Round/Ranking Round, participation in the Team Round and the final placement of the Elimination Round. All ties will be broken by final placement in the Elimination Round.
Qualification Round Placement + Team Round Participation (either 1 if they do participate or 999 if they do not participate) + Final Ranking Placement from Elimination Round
Easton and Shenk Awards: The Easton and Shenk awards are given to the top archer who competed in all three U.S. National Events – The U.S. National Indoor Championships, U.S. National Field Championships, and the U.S. National Target Championships. Those eligible must have competed in all three events.
The Easton Award, named in honor of former FITA President James Easton, awards the top male and female Compound Division archers. This is presented to those archers with the highest cumulative scores in the U.S. Indoor, Field and Target Championships for that year
The Shenk Award is presented at the end of the National Target Championships. Established in 1980 by in honor of the former National Archery Association (now USA Archery) President Clayton Shenk, it is presented to the male and female archer in the Olympic Bow (Recurve) Division with the highest cumulative scores in the U.S. Indoor, Field and Target Championships for that year. The Shenk Award is presented to those archers who have scored highest in the disciplines of indoor and outdoor target archery and field archery at their respective national championships.
USA Archery Prize Money: The senior category winners from the U.S. Open will be eligible for prize money. This will be offered to the Male Recurve, Male Compound, Female Recurve, and Female Compound, first, second, and third place finishers. The distribution will be: First place $ 2,000 USD, Second place $1,000 USD, and Third place $500 USD