Join us September 25-27, 2020 for the annual First Dakota Classic. The First Dakota Classic is an indoor distance tournament featuring the NFAA Classic round and is a money shoot, guaranteeing 70% payback in all Flight and Championship categories.
The First Dakota Classic will feature a qualification round, followed by head-to head eliminations. The qualification round will be the NFAA Classic 600. The round will consist of 4 ends of 5 arrows shot at 3 distances, beginning with the closest distance. 4 minutes allowed for each end. The target will be the 6-ring center spot of the 92 cm target face with gold-red-blue, etc. (10 through 6) scoring areas. The x ring will be used as a tiebreaker for qualifications. Cub distances will be 10-20-30 yards, Youth distances will be 30-40-50, and Young Adult/Adult/Senior distances will be 40-50-60 yards.
Following qualification, the archers in each division will be ranked by score and placed into a head-to-head bracket.
Head-to-head competitions will be the same target face as the qualification round and will consist of 3 ends of 5 arrows, Cubs at 30 yards, Youth at 50 yards and Young Adults/Flights and Championship at 60 yards. Winners will be determined by the total score of the 3 ends. If a tie still remains, the winner will be determined by a single-arrow shoot-off. Each archer will shoot one arrow and the arrow that lands closest to the middle wins the match. If no winner can be decided, the process is repeated until a winner is found. All participants will be allowed a practice end prior to scoring their first head-to-head match of the day.
Participants may enter one division and category. You will remain in the same division the entire tournament. The number of entries in that division will determine the number of participants in each Flight or Head-to-Head bracket.
NFAA SHOOTING EQUIPMENT RULES APPLY TO ALL DIVISIONS.
YOU ARE EXPECTED TO KNOW THE EQUIPMENT RULES FOR YOUR DIVISION.
Qualification: The qualification round will be the NFAA Classic 600. The round will consist of 4 ends of 5 arrows shot at 3 distances, beginning with the closest distance. The target will be the 6-ring center spot of the 92 cm WAF target face with gold-red-blue, etc. (10 through 6) scoring areas. Cub distances will be 10-20-30 yards, Youth distances will be 30-40-50, and Young Adult/Adult/Senior distances will be 40-50-60 yards. Qualification rounds will begin with 2 official practice ends. There will be no additional practice ends.
The x-ring (innermost ring of 10 ring) is scored and recorded for use in tiebreaks for all Flight and Junior divisions and for qualification/ranking in Championship divisions. If a tie still remains in qualification, ranking order will be decided by a coin toss.
Eliminations: Head-to-head eliminations will be the same target face as the qualification round and will consist of 3 ends of 5 arrows, Cubs at 30 yards, Youth at 50 yards, and Young Adults/Flights and Championship at 60 yards. The total score of the 3 ends will determine the winners, with the x-ring counting as a tiebreaker only in the Flight and Junior divisions. If a tie still remains, the winner will be determined by a single-arrow shoot-off. Each archer will shoot one arrow and the arrow that lands closest to the middle wins the match. If no winner can be decided, the process is repeated until a winner is found. All participants will be allowed one official practice end prior to scoring their first scheduled head-to-head match of the day.
A. SHOOTING RULES
1. Each end (time period to shoot five arrows) shall be 4 minutes.
2. Archers shooting first will shoot the lower target face positions.
3. An archer shooting before or after the whistle signaling a 4 minute end will lose their highest scoring arrow or arrows equaling the number of errant arrows shot.
4. If more than 5 arrows are shot during an end, only the lowest 5 arrows will be scored. A penalty of one point will be assessed for each additional arrow shot. Misses or zeros will be counted as lowest arrows.
5. If an archer shoots less than five arrows in one end, he/she may shoot the remaining arrows if the omission is discovered before the end is officially completed; otherwise they shall be scored as misses.
6. An archer who purposely disfigures a target face to improve aiming or for any other reason, may be disqualified. Arrow holes may be repaired provided there is no delay to the round.
7. Any archer conducting himself in an unsportsmanlike manner will be IMMEDIATELY disqualified.
B. SCORING RULES
1. The target group will select a score caller, two scorekeepers, and a target captain. The target captain shall be the judge of disputed arrows on his/her target. When a captain’s arrows are in question, the majority of the group shall decide the status of Target Captain’s arrows. When an appeal is made to the line judge, the line judge’s call will be final.
2. Any archer deliberately touching any questionable arrow or any part of the target assembly (including other arrows, faces, pins, mat or stand) will result in the questionable arrow being scored in the lower scoring area.
The target face must be placed on the mat in an upright position.
3. Arrows must touch the line to be in the next highest scoring area.
4. Any arrow that passes beyond the “dropped arrow” line will be considered a shot arrow.
5. If an arrow is embedded in the target beyond the nock and a referee cannot determine the value of that arrow, it will be considered a pass through, and will be re-shot. No arrows will be pushed back.
6. Each competitor must complete and sign his scorecard. Both scorers must also sign it. When there is a difference between the two scores, the lowest score must be taken. ANY ARCHER TURNING IN AN INCORRECT SCORE CARD WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
7. All arrows must remain in the target, untouched, until scoring is completed.
8. Electronic scoring will be implemented for the 2017 First Dakota Classic. Archers will be responsible for verifying their scores. Scorecards must be turned in to the designated location within 30 minutes after completion of each round. NO EXCEPTIONS Failure to do so will result in that score not counting for the archers’ tournament total. Scoring tablets should be left at the target.
C. EQUIPMENT RULES
1. NFAA Rules will apply.
2. You are expected to know the equipment rules for your division.
3. No bow with an overdraw will be allowed without an arrow catcher or arrow safety device that provides adequate protection to self and others. All such devices are subject to final approval by tournament officials.
4. The maximum peak bow weight allowed is 80 lbs.
5. The maximum arrow speed is 300 fps with a variance of 3%.
6. Any type of spotting aid may be used provided it does not cause an obstruction or interference to other shooters.
D. EQUIPMENT FAILURES
1. In the event of equipment failure, step back from the shooting line and raise your bow above your head. A referee will come to your assistance. The archer will have 15 minutes repair time without holding up the tournament. One practice end will be allowed. The archer shall be allowed to shoot any arrows missed during the 15 minutes. All make-up arrows will be shot at the end of the round.
2. There will be no allowance for equipment failure in shoot-offs or head-to-head matches.
E. PROTESTS AND GRIEVANCES
1. All the protests or grievances must be submitted in WRITING to the TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR within one hour of the incident. An incident requiring immediate decision must be brought to the attention of a referee.
2. All protests and grievances must be accompanied by $50.00. NO CHECKS. IF THE TOURNAMENT RULES COMMITTEE DOES NOT UPHOLD THE PROTEST, THE $50.00 WILL BE FORFEITED.
$100 Early Registration ($150 after 9/8/2020 Early Registration Deadline)
Crossbow Unlimited Flights*
Compound Limited Flights*
Recurve Barebow Flights*
*Denotes Male and Female Combined
$60 Early Registration ($110 after 9/8/2020 Early Registration Deadline)
$200 Early Registration ($250 after 9/8/2020 Early Registration Deadline)
All registrations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. All cancellation requests must be received in writing on or before the early registration deadline. No refunds will be considered on or after the early registration deadline.
2020 Preliminary Schedule
Friday, September 25
9:00AM-5:00PM Late Registration & Check In
9:00AM-6:00PM Paid Practice as Space is Available
1:00PM Qualification Round (for archers not participating in NFAA Target Nationals)
Saturday, September 26
8:00AM Qualification Round (Championship only)
11:00AM Qualification Round (Flights & Junior Only)
2:00PM Qualification Round (Flights & Junior Only)
2:00PM-7:00PM Championship Elimination & Medal Matches
Sunday, September 27
8:00AM-3:30PM Flight & Junior Elimination Matches
Best Western Kelly Inn
1607 East SD Highway 50. Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 665-2906
**Mention ARCHERY or NFAA for the event room block & rate.**
Holiday Inn Express
2607 Broadway Avenue. Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 665-3177
Yankton Missouri River KOA (Campground/ Cabins)
807 Bill Baggs Road. Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 260-1010
Lewis & Clark Resort
43496 Shore Dr, Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 665-2680
For any additional information on accommodations in the Yankton area, contact:
Yankton Convention & Visitors Bureau
803 East 4th Street. Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: 1-800-888-1460 or (605) 665-3636
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Tradeshow booths will be available for vendors & sponsors INSIDE at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. Cost is $500 per 10’x10′. Each sponsor will receive one 10’x10′ at no cost, additional booths will be $500 each.
Space is limited, so contact Rachael today to reserve your booth:
Office: 605-260-9279 ext 1013