0 menu

Indoor Nationals

March 10 - 11, 2018

Join us on the second leg of the 18th Annual 3 Star Tour, March 10-11, 2018. The NFAA Indoor Nationals brings together the top NFAA archers from around the U.S. to shoot the iconic 5 spot, blue and white face. Nearly 2,000 archers competed in 2017 for a chance at a National title. The Duke Energy Center, in downtown Cincinnati, offers a top-notch tournament venue with nearly 200,000 square feet of shooting and vendor space.

The National tournament is open to all current NFAA and USA Archery members. The round shot is NFAA 300 at blue/white face. Archers’ choice single or 5 spot target shooting 12, 5 arrow ends at 20 yards, total score of 300 per day. For equipment questions, please reference the NFAA Constitution and Bylaws or contact your NFAA State Director.



cincinnati copy

2018 BLOCK NOW AVAILABLE! The NFAA has worked with the area hotels to provide blocks of a high-quality standard at a discounted rate. For the best customer service and guaranteed hotel rooms, attendees and exhibitors should make their reservation through Cincinnati Housing. All rooms made on the NFAA block can be canceled up to 24 hours prior to the reservation. Click here to view a map of the hotels.

Additional Hotel Blocks:
Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati-Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati-Downtown

For assistance in booking your hotel rooms, please email



Download Registration Form

Junior Divisions- $80
Age Divisions- Cub (11 and under), Youth (12-14), Young Adult (15-17)
Shooting Styles- Barebow, Bowhunter Freestyle, Freestyle, Freestyle Ltd. Recurve

Adult & Senior Divisions- $100
Age Divisions- Adult, Senior (50+), Silver Senior (60+), Master Senior (70+)
Shooting Styles- Barebow, Bowhunter Freestyle, Freestyle, Freestyle Ltd., Freestyle Ltd. Recurve, Traditional, Crossbow

Professional Divisions- $240
Age Divisions- Adult, Senior (50+), Silver Senior (60+), Master Senior (70+)
Shooting Styles- Freestyle


Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm…………..……Late Registration and Check In
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm………..………Archery Trade Show
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm………………….Paid Practice
12:30 pm – 9:30 pm………………..Equipment Storage Available
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm……………..…..Practice with the Pros **Free Event for Under 18 Archers**
6:30 pm……………………………..…..Pro-Am Team Event

Saturday, March 10, 2018
6:00 am – 3:30 pm…………….……Paid Practice as Space is Available
6:00 am – 8:00 pm………………….Equipment Storage Available
7:00 am/11:00 am/3:30 pm*….Shooting Times: NFAA Championships
9:00 am – 6:00 pm…………………Archery Trade Show

Sunday, March 11, 2018
6:00 am – TBD…….………………….Paid Practice as Space is Available
6:00 am – TBD……….……………….Equipment Storage Available
TBD……………………………………….Shooting Times: NFAA Championships
9:00 am – 6:00 pm………………….Archery Trade Show

*Sunday shooting times will be posted following the last line on Saturday.

Each line time begins with two practice ends on your assigned target. No additional practice ends will be shot. The awards ceremony will begin no more than 2 hours after the final line on Sunday.



Early-registrations must be received on or before February 26, 2018. Registration received after this date will pay the regular registration fee. Phone registrations accepted only with credit card payment.


Late registration will be accepted at the tournament site on Friday, March 9 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.


All registrations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be made in writing on or before February 26, 2018. No refunds will be issued on or after February 27, 2018. Please email all cancellation requests to


Payment must be made in full at the time of tournament registration. Payments made to the NFAA that are insufficient or invalid will incur a fee up to $50.


All archers must hold a current membership in the NFAA or USA Archery to compete for NFAA awards. Payment of membership fees will be required if current membership cannot be verified. Professional archers must be members of NFAA and the NFAA Professional Division.


All shooters must have proof of NFAA or USA Archery membership at the tournament site.  All memberships are subject to verification at any time during the tournament.


This event is free and open to all Pros and archers under the age of 18. Friday evening, all young archers are invited to meet and practice with the NFAA Professionals.


2018 Professional payouts coming soon. First three places guaranteed. Subsequent places based on attendance.
All other Professional Divisions based on attendance. See NFAA Constitution for Payout Chart.
Silver Bowls and Medallions will be awarded to Division Champions.


  1. Two whistle blasts = archers to the line. One whistle blast starts shooting and the clock. Three blasts =retrieve arrows & score. Four or more blasts Emergency stop shooting.  STOP IMMEDIATELY.
  2. You, the archer, are responsible for your equipment to comply with NFAA rules.  It is also your responsibility to confirm you are shooting in the correct style and division. If you are registered in the wrong division or style, this must be corrected prior to shooting your second day’s score.
  3. All archers will straddle the shooting line.  When finished shooting, please step behind the line.
  4. When using the NFAA Indoor Five Spot Target:  An archer may shoot any of the 5 spots in any order and shoot as many arrows into any one spot as the archer desires, not to exceed the prescribed number of arrows per end.  Scoring shall be five points for the combined 4 cm. X-ring and 8 cm. white ring and four points for the combined 12 cm. and 16 cm. blue rings.
  5. Prior to each shooting line there will be 2 ends of practice on your assigned target.  Scoring begins immediately after the two practice ends, no additional practice ends will be shot.
  6. Arrows must be shot within the 4-minute time limit.  If an arrow is shot after the whistle blows the highest scoring arrow will not count.  If you shoot more than 5 arrows, only the lowest 5 arrows will be scored.  Missed arrows are counted as shot arrows.  Additionally, a penalty of one point will be assessed for each arrow shot over the prescribed 5 arrows.
  7. There will be a foul line ten (10) feet in front of the shooting line.  If an arrow is dropped, within the ten (10) foot foul line, while the archer is in the act of shooting, another arrow may be shot.  Arrows passing beyond this line, will be considered shot.
  8. Witnessed bounce outs and pass through arrows will be re-shot after scoring of the last end of that round, on a target designated by the tournament officials.
  9. Maximum arrow diameter allowed is 0.422 inches with point diameter not to exceed 0.425 inches.
  10. In the event of equipment failure, please raise your bow to signal an official.  You will have 15 minutes to repair or replace equipment.  One practice end will be allowed.  The archer will be allowed to shoot practice arrows during the 15 minutes of repair time; all arrows missed during the breakdown, will be shot after the final end.  Archers are granted only one equipment failure per day.
  11. Each group of archers on a target butt will appoint a Target Captain and two score keepers.  Arrows touching the scoring line will count for the higher value.  The Target Captain shall rule on all questions on his/her target subject to appeal to a line judge.  An official will not be able to make a judgment on an arrow(s) value if the target butt, target face, arrow or any part of the arrow has been touched.  Judgments made by a line judge will be final.
  12. Archers must record X’s and numeric values of each arrow in each scoring box on the scorecard before touching or drawing any arrows from the target.
  13. Scorecards must have all totals correct and in the proper place.  Both score keepers and the archer must sign the scorecard.  A scorecard submitted with incorrect total(s) may be disqualified.
  14. EACH ARCHER MUST TURN IN THEIR OWN SCORECARD WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF THE END OF THEIR ASSIGNED ROUND.  All scorecards must be turned in to a tournament official within thirty minutes after your shooting line finishes.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Failure to do so will result in your score not being recorded for that day’s round of competition.
  15. Ties for first, second and third place in the Professional Divisions will be determined by shoot off.  One practice end; then an end-by-end sudden death shoot off where only the x-ring scores 5 points until the tie is broken.  After each end, only those still tied with the highest score will continue in the shoot off. Each archer’s placement in the tournament will be determined by the order in which he/she drops out of the shoot off.  If more than one archer drops out of the shoot off in the same end, those archers will be placed based on their total score and X count, including the score and X’s accumulated in the shoot off, then first day score, first day X’s and so on.
  16. Ties for first place only, in the amateur Championship (First) Flights will be determined by shoot off.  Same shoot off format as above.  All other ties will receive duplicate awards.
  17. All protests must be in writing and turned in to the Tournament Chairman within one hour after the finish of the shooting line where the protest happened.  The protest must be accompanied by $50 cash.
  18. No alcoholic beverages may be carried or consumed during shooting hours at the National Tournament.  Anyone caught breaking this rule will be immediately disqualified and not be allowed to complete the tournament.
  19. Any equipment that impairs the hearing of the competitor will not be allowed on the shooting line.  This is a safety issue and will be enforced.
  20. Pro Division Dress Code applies to all NFAA Pro Sanctioned Events including the 3-Star Tour Events.


The second leg of the 3 Star Tour brings together top NFAA archers from around the United States. 2017 showed record attendance with over 1,900 participants. The Duke Energy Center, in downtown Cincinnati, offers a top notch venue with the trade show at the center of the competition hall. Click here to register for the 2018 trade shows.


Please click below for shipping information, decorator services, internet and electricity. (2017 documents coming soon)

Vendor Services Kit
Indoor Layout
Indoor Booth Assignments

Show Hours:
Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am – 6:00 pm
Saturday March 10, 2018 9:00 am – 6:00pm
Sunday March 11, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00pm

Vendor Move-out:
Sunday March 11, 2018 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now