INDOOR NATIONALS: HOW THE EVENT WORKS

Andrea

The 42nd edition of the NFAA Indoor Nationals will take place on March 18-20 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in Louisville.

It is open to all current NFAA and USA Archery members.

Every archer at Indoor Nationals shoots for two days, completing one NFAA 300 round each day. Each round consists of 60 arrows – 12 ends of five – for a maximum of 300 points. A clean score for the weekend is 600 points with 120Xs.

Most targets are set at 20 yards; cubs aged 11 and under shoot over 10 yards.

Archers can choose to shoot between a single- or five-spot target face. In both faces, Xs are always counted and used as tiebreakers. Arrows only need to touch the line to be given the higher value.

In the professional divisions, ties for first, second and third place are determined by shoot off immediately after the last shooting line.

The shoot-off starts with one practice end, followed by one end during which only the X-ring sores five points, before moving to only inside-out shafts in the X-ring scoring five. It’s a sudden-death knock-out until a winner is decided.

In the non-professional junior, adult and senior divisions, only ties for first place are determined by shoot-off, using the same format as the professional divisions.

Professional archers shoot on Friday and Saturday, while amateurs and kids shoot on Saturday and Sunday.

Single-spot target face

The standard single-spot target face measures 40 centimeters in diameter.

It has an eight-centimeter white five-ring – with a four-centimeter diameter X-ring in the very middle – and blue rings scoring four, three, two and one points.

Five-spot target face

Each of the five spots has an eight-centimeter five-ring, colored white, and a four-centimeter diameter X-ring in the middle.

Each spot also has two blue rings, both four centimeters wide and both scoring four points.

Archers can shoot at the five spots in any order each end and shoot as many arrows into any spot as they want – as long as they don’t shoot more than five arrows each end.