First Dakota Classic

April 12 - 14, 2019

Join us on the final leg of the 3 Star Tour: April 12-14, 2019. 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 participants in each Flight or Head-to-Head bracket.

Need an international visa? Submit a visa letter request here.


Championship Divisions
$200 Early Registration (ends 4/1/19)/$250 Late Registration
Championship Barebow*
Championship Compound Open*
Championship Compound Female
Championship Recurve Male
Championship Recurve Female
Championship Compound Senior (50+ years)
Young Adult Championship  Compound (15-17 years)*
Young Adult Championship  Recurve (15-17 years)*

Flight Divisions
$100 Early Registration (ends 4/1/19)/$150 Late Registration
Bowhunter Flights*
Compound Flights*
Crossbow Flights*
Crossbow Unlimited Flights*
Compound Limited Flights*
Recurve Flights*

* Denotes Male and Female combined

Junior Divisions**
$60 Early Registration (ends 4/1/19)/$110 Late Registration
Cub (under 12)
Youth (12-14)
Young Adult (15-17)


**All junior divisions compete by age division and gender in either compound or recurve. NFAA shooting styles do not apply for this tournament.

Early registration ends 4/1/19. No refunds will be considered on or after 4/2/19.


The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Range (800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD) will be available for unofficial practice prior to the First Dakota Classic. Week Day Hours 9 am – 9 pm. Cost: $5 per day for NFAA members/$10 for Non-NFAA Members.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm Paid Practice as Space is Available

Friday, April 12, 2019
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Late Registration and Check-In
9:00 am – 9:00 pm Paid Practice as Space is Available
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Archery Trade Show
1:00 pm Qualification Round (Championship, Flights, Junior)

Saturday, April 13, 2019
7:00 am – 2:00 pm Paid Practice as Space is Available
8:00 am Qualification Round (Championship, Flights, Junior)
11:00 am Qualification Round (Flights & Junior Only)
2:00 pm Qualification Round (Flights & Junior Only)
2:00 pm  Championship Elimination & Medal Matches
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Archery Trade Show
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Archer Appreciation Dinner
3 Star Shoot Offs* ($10,000 Pro/$5,000 Amateur)
*Following Championship Medal Matches

Sunday, April 14, 2019
T.B.D. Paid Practice as Space is Available
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Archery Trade Show
T.B.D. Flight & Junior Elimination & Medal Matches


Best Western Kelly Inn

1607 East South Dakota Highway 50
Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 665-2906
Within walking distance of the Complex!

Holiday Inn Express

2607 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 665-3177

Econo Lodge

611 W 23rd Street
Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 689-3400

Yankton Missouri River KOA (Campground/ Cabins)

807 Bill Baggs Road
Yankton, South Dakota 57078
Phone: (605) 260-1010
Mention the 1st Dakota Classic for Special Rates!

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