DOWN EAST ARCHERY COALITION

2019 RULES OF COMPETITION

 

NOTE:  TO QUALIFY FOR SHOOTER OF THE YEAR AN ARCHER MUST BE A MEMBER OF A COALITION CLUB BY FEBRUARY 20, 2019.

 

GENERAL RULES: (Rule changes are in red)

 

  1. The position of Coalition Representative will be filled at the annual meeting.  A volunteer will be sought among the attending clubs.  If there is no volunteer, the position will be filled by rotation of the clubs.  The order of rotation will be: 

 

(1.)  Beaufort County Archery Club

(2.)  Great Swamp Archery Club

(3.)  Lenoir County Archery Club

(4.)  Pitt County Wildlife Club

(5.)  Roanoke Archery Club

(6.)  Soul Hunters Archery Club

 

This position is to last until the next scheduled annual coalition meeting.  A club may serve two consecutive terms, but must be voted on at every annual meeting and will be the "Presiding Club".  If a "Presiding Club" drops out of the coalition, the next club in line in the rotation will take over the duties of the "Presiding Club".  New clubs must be members of the Coalition for one year before they may become a "Presiding Club".

 

2.  No rules or schedule changes (deletions/additions) will be made unless approved by the coalition or the appointed representative.

 

3.  A maximum of twenty-one (21) targets will be used with the 21st target being a bonus target.  When the 21st target is shot, the shooter will drop their lowest score on their scorecard for a maximum of twenty scoring targets on that card.  The bonus target is optional and must be purchased before starting the round. The fee will be at the club’s discretion, but not more than $3.00.   3˝ hours is the time allotment to shoot.  This allows members to shoot a prescribed number of targets and to schedule their time accordingly. 

 

4. Registration will be floating and will normally begin at the time listed on the established schedule and will close at 2:00 p.m.

 

5. Each club will pay the trophy fee of $100 for the upcoming year at the Coalition meeting.  Any club dropping out during the year will forfeit the trophy fee.  (This will begin with the 2009 shooting year.)

 

6.  Tournament fees

 

See class information below.    Cubs and Pee Wee archers shoot free.  Everyone who shoots the bonus target must pay $3.00.  (This includes Cubs and Pee Wee)

                       

7. Awards Break-down = (1 place) 1 – 5 shooters, 100% of payout;  (2 Places) 6 – 10 shooters, split as 70% first place, 30% second place; (3 Places) 11+ shooters, split as 50% first place, 30% second place, and 20% third place.  It is the club’s discretion whether to award trophies or money.  This formula will be used for all classes.

 

8.  In an effort to make tournament date selection fair to all clubs, the following system will be used.  All clubs will randomly draw a number from a hat.  Each club in turn will select a tournament date in numerical sequence.  The order will then be reversed to allow the last club in the selection order to be the first in the second round of selections.  If tournament dates exist after two (2) rounds, new numbers will be drawn and the process repeated.  Clubs may exchange dates drawn if desired.  All dates will be confirmed for the official tournament schedule by vote prior to conclusion of the annual meeting.  This schedule will be printed and mailed out by the "Presiding Club".

 

9.  New clubs will be allowed to join the coalition by coalition vote.  New clubs will have all rights of existing clubs to include tournament selection and voting.  The coalition, due to growth, will limit its size to ten (10) clubs.

 

10. Shooter of the year trophies will be presented in all competitive classes.  To compete for shooter of the year each archer must be a member of a Coalition Club and must shoot at least once at all of the clubs as a Coalition member.  All shoots will be considered point shoots unless otherwise noted. Each club will have at least two shoots to be eligible for scores to count towards shooter of the year. The highest score from each club will count as score for the shooter of the year. If a club only has one point shoot, none of the scores will count as shooter of the year.  Clubs may have extra shoots as dates allow and will be designated as nonpoint shoot scores Shooters must be on the shooting stake by 2:00 p.m.  Exceptions may be made at the clubs discretion for emergency situations.  The host club has the right to designate that a point shoot be held either on Saturday or Sunday.

 

11. Groups will not exceed 6 people.

 

12.  No shooter will advance past his shooting stake prior to shooting.  Example (1): Adults accompanied by children must shoot before the children.  Example (2):  All shooters must remain behind their shooting stake even if the shooter rotation calls for other shooters to advance forward and shoot.  The only time a shooter can advance in front of his stake is if he has already made his shot.

SPECIFIC RULES:

 

1.  Overdraws do not designate a class.  Sight type and release are determining factors.

 

3.  Score cards must be printed with a legible name.  Place your address on the back of the score card in the event you leave prior to the awards presentation.

 

4.  Range finding only allowed in KNOWN CLASSES.  (All classes are known except Open Class)

 

5.  Binoculars are allowed.

 

6.  No alcoholic beverages may be carried or consumed on any tournament grounds.

 

7.  Any grievances must be registered with the tournament director.  All decisions of the tournament protest committee will be final.  The protest committee will consist of the tournament director and designated host club members.  The tournament director's name will be posted at or near the registration table.

 

8.  Each club will keep record of the scores for each shoot in case of questions in the future.

 

SHOOTING RULES:

 

1.  All targets will be 3-D targets at unmeasured distances of 50 yards or less, Specialty shoots, including: coon shoots, iron man shoots, novelty shoots, etc., should be scheduled and any specific or special rules posted.

 

2.  Archers will shoot in groups of not less than (3) or no more than six (6) per group to turn in an official score card.

 

3.  One (1) arrow per target will be shot from a painted stake. (SEE CLASSES. FEES. STAKES. AND YARDAGE UNDER SCORING RULES.)

                   

 4.  A shooter must touch the stake with some part of his or her body during the shot.

 

5.  No archer may practice on any part of the range to be used for tournament shooting.  Practice targets will be provided by the host club.  No other targets will be used for practice except those supplied.

 

6.  One group will not hold up following groups by looking for lost arrows or by "slow" shooting.  Slower groups will allow faster groups to pass through if empty targets exist in front of them.  Those shooters passing through will be allowed to shoot the target that the slower group is currently on.  Enough arrows will be carried so that each archer can complete the entire course.

 

7.  An equipment failure must be verified by a tournament official.  An archer will be allowed forty-five (45) minutes maximum to repair or replace equipment.  The shooter will then be given the opportunity to shoot the missed target(s) in the presence of a tournament official.  The occurrence of an equipment repair or replacement will not happen more than once (1) during a tournament.  It is the archers responsibility to notify an official as soon as an equipment failure occurs.

 

**Equipment Failures need not be visible, but must

be reported to a tournament official.  If the

equipment failure occurs during the act of

shooting, the arrow will be scored as shot.**

 

8.  A "Controlled Letdown" must be verbally announced prior to the letdown, with the word "letdown or "down" spoken loudly enough to be audible, and must be acknowledged by the group.  When a shooter verbally announces a controlled letdown, the arrow must not be intentionally released or the shooter will receive a score of zero (0).  If a letdown is not verbally announced, and acknowledged by the  group, the arrow will be scored as shot.  If an arrow is inadvertently dropped and cannot be reached from the stake, it will be scored as shot.

 

9.  No one is allowed to shoot early, shoot alone, or shoot more than one class for score.  A shooter can shoot the course more than once if the host club allows, but only the first score counts.

 

10.  In the event of severe or threatening weather or any other extenuating circumstances, it shall be the determination of the tournament director to cancel, postpone, or delay the tournament.

 

 

 

 

 

SCORING RULES:

 

1.  All arrows must remain in the target until they are scored.  An arrow shaft must touch the line to be scored the next higher value.  The scoring of any questionable arrow must be determined by the group before pulling any arrow from the target.  Arrows will not be touched until a judgment has been made.  All members of the group must agree on the score of all arrows before removing them, with the exception of an archer physically unable to go to the target.

 

2.  Arrows passing through the face but remaining in the target will be pushed back through and scored.

 

3.  Arrows passing through but not remaining in the target may be re-shot provided the group witnesses and agrees that the shot did pass through.

 

4.  Any arrow deflected (making contact, but still proceeding toward the target) by an arrow already in the target will be scored as it lies.

 

5.  Any arrow embedded (a "robin Hood") in the nock of another arrow will be scored the same as the arrow that it struck.

 

6.  Any arrow not in the target will be scored as a miss, with the exception of the Pee-Wee class where a "glance-off" will count as five (5) points.

 

7.  Any arrow, which is released by the string at any time, is counted as a shot and will be scored, unless announced prior that a "Letdown" will occur.

 

8.  In the event of a tie for first (1st) place in any class, a "sudden death shoot-off" will occur on the range to break the tie.  All other ties, (i.e., 2nd, 3rd) will be broken by the total number of twelve's (12), if used, or total number of ten's (10), then eight's (8), and then five's (5).  If there is still a tie, then the first points dropped on the range will determine the loser.

 

 

CLASS DEFINITIONS, RULES, STAKE COLORS, AND YARDAGE :

 

Notes: there will be no speed limits for all classes

Awards Break-down = (1 place) 1 – 5 shooters,  (2 Places) 6 – 10 shooters, (3 Places) 11+ shooters

ALL COMPETITIVE CLASSES SHOOT LOW 12'S UNLESS THE TARGET IS OTHERWISE MARKED! UPPER 12S ARE IN PLAY IF NOTES BY THE SHOOTER AND GROUP MEMBERS!

CLASS

ENTRY FEE ($)

STAKE COLOR

SPEED LIMIT

MAX. DISTANCE

CLASS RULES / RESTRICTIONS

PRO MONEY CLASS

(KNOWN)

     $20.00

PINK

NONE

50 yards

WILL RECEIVE SHOOTER OF THE YEAR TROPHY

 

MAY PAY OUT UP TO THREE PLACES.

No Speed Limit

 

Money Class

 OPEN CLASS

(UNKNOWN)

$20.00

PINK

NONE

50 yards

Money Class/ Will Receive shooter of the year trophy

 

May pay up to three places

SENIOR MONEY

 

$20.00

 

WHITE

NONE

45 yards

Money Class/Will receive Shooter of the year trophy

50 years old and up

 

May pay up to three places

 

 

BOWHUNTER

$12.00

WHITE

NONE

45 YARDS

Hunting arrow only with screw in point, any sight fixed or slide bar, no lens, 16” front stabilizer from face of bow (overall length),any length rear bar.

WOMEN’S KNOWN 45

$20.00

WHITE

NONE

45 YARDS

WILL RECEIVE SHOOTER OF THE YEAR TROPHY

 

MAY PAY OUT UP TO THREE PLACES.

No Speed Limit

Money Class

WOMENS BOWHUNTER

12.00

BLUE

NONE

25 yards

Hunting arrow only with screw in point, any sight fixed or slide bar, no lens, 16” front stabilizer from face of bow (overall length),any length rear bar.

YOUTH

$5.00

BLUE

NONE

25 YARDS

12 -16 YEARS OLD

TRADITIONAL

$12.00

Blue

NONE

25 Yards

Recurve, Longbow, etc

No releases, No sights, 14 in stabilizer measured from face of bow. No markings in sight window  Must have at least 1 finger touching arrow nock

CUBS

FREE

Yellow

NONE

15 Yards

9-11 years old

PEE-WEE

FREE

Green

NONE

5 Yards

0-8 years old

ADULT FUN

$10.00

N/A

N/A

N/A

Open to anyone 15 years and older  No awards given

 No limits

YOUTH FUN

$3.00

N/A

N/A

N/A

Open to any youth 14 and under

Participation award to

Everyone         No limits

 

 

ADDITIONAL CLASS RULES:

 

Hunter Class:

 

 

1.  Any sights fixed or slide bar can be used but no lens.

 

2.  Stabilizer will not exceed a maximum of sixteen (16) inches long, from face of bow (overall length), any length rear bar

 

3.  Hunter arrows with screw in points will be used.

 

4.  Any type of release may be used.

 

 

 

Traditional Class:

 

1.  No release aid, no sights, no overdraws. Stabilizers are allowed with a maximum of sixteen (14) inches and will be measured from the face of the bow.

 

2.  Must have one (1) finger touching arrow nock.

 

3.  Shooter can shoot off the shelf, or with a stick-on or flipper rest.  No mechanical rest.  Arrows can be any material.

 

4.  No marks in the sight window allowed.

 

Cub Class:

 

1.    Ages 9-11 years, shoot what you bring and must shoot under adult supervision.

2.    Must pay $3.00 if wanting to shoot the bonus target.

 

 

Pee-Wee Class:

 

1.    Ages 0-8 years, shoot what you bring and must shoot under adult supervision.

2.    Must pay $3.00 if wanting to shoot the bonus target