Indoor Nationals

March 15 - 17, 2019

Join us on the second leg of the 19th Annual 3 Star Tour, March 15-17, 2019. 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 2018 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.




Adult, Senior, Silver Senior, & Master Senior Divisions
$100 Early Registration/$150 after 3.4.2019

Bowhunter Freestyle
Freestyle Limited
Freestyle Limited Recurve
Crossbow (Adult Division Only)

Junior Divisions
$80 Early Registration/$130 after 3.4.2019
Bowhunter Freestyle
Freestyle Limited Recurve

Professional Divisions
$240 Early Registration/$290 after 3.4.2019

Practice Pass $15
Bow Storage $10

Cancellations will be excepted until 3.4.2019. All cancellations will be charged a $25 administration fee. All cancellation requests must be received in writing on or before 3.4.2019. No refunds will be considered on or after 3.5.2019.

After the cancellation deadline, we can not offer refunds due to scheduling conflicts, illness, or other personal issues. Please submit refund requests to or by mail at 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078.






Click above to make reservations on the 2019 NFAA block.

Hotel Walking Distance
Millenium Hotel 1 minute
Hilton Netherland Plaza 2 minutes
Hyatt Regency 2 minutes
The Westin Hotel 5 minutes
Hampton Inn & Suites 5 minutes
Homewood Suites 5 minutes

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.For assistance in booking your hotel rooms, please email


Thursday, March 14, 2019
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm…………..……Archery Trade Show

Friday, March 15, 2019
9:00 am – 6:00 pm………..………Archery Trade Show
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm…………..……Late Registration and Check-In
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 16, 2019
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 17, 2019
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 March 4, 2019. Registration received after this date will be pay the regular registration fee. Phone registrations accepted only with credit card payment. To register, visit


Late registration will be accepted at the tournament site on Friday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm. Late registration fee will apply.


All registrations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be made in writing on or before March 4, 2019. No refunds will be issued on or after March 5, 2019. Please email all cancellation requests to


All shooters must have proof of NFAA or USA Archery membership at the tournament site. NFAA Professional shooters should be prepared to show their 2019 NFAA Pro membership card. 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.


In the following divisions, the first three places are guaranteed. Subsequent places will be based on attendance.

Professional Male Freestyle
1st $10,000
2nd $5,000
3rd $3,000

Professional Female Freestyle
1st $3,000
2nd $1,500
3rd $1,000

Professional Senior Freestyle
1st $3,000
2nd $1,500
3rd $1,000

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 and score. Four or more blasts = Emergency; stop shooting. STOP IMMEDIATELY.
  1. 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.
  1. All archers will straddle the shooting line. When finished shooting, please step behind the line.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Maximum arrow diameter allowed is 0.422 inches with point diameter not to exceed 0.425 inches.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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. Example:

Score X’s

X X X 5 5 25 3

X X X X 5 25 4

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Ties for first, second and third place in the Professional Divisions will be determined by shoot off. Shoot offs will be one practice end, followed by one end where only the x ring scores 5. Then additional ends where only the x ring scores 5, scored inside out, until ties are broken. All ends are sudden death. 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. Ties still remaining will equally split the combined payout of the tied positions.
  1. Ties for first place only, in the Junior, Adult & Senior (not professional) divisions, will be determined by shoot off. Same shoot off format as above. All other ties will receive duplicate awards.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pro Division Dress Code applies to all NFAA Pro Sanctioned Events including the 3-Star Tour Events.

Trade Shows

March 15-17, 2019. Join over 2,000 archers from across the country in a single shooting hall! The trade show is located in the heart of the venue, with non-stop traffic throughout the event. Don’t miss out on this captured audience of over 4,000 participants and spectators. Click here to register!

NFAA Indoor Nationals Booth Rates
Attending Indoor Only Attending 2 Shows Attending 3 Shows Sponsor Booths
$950 $800 $760 Included
$1,850 $1,560 $1,480 $300
$2,705 $2,280 $2,165 $600
$3,515 $2,960 $2,810 $500/addtl booth

Important Links: 
Vendor Services Kit
Vendor Layout (Coming Soon)
Tax Form (Coming Soon)

Trade Show Schedule

Thursday, March 14, 2019
8:00 am – 2:00 pm…………..……Trade Show Setup
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm…………..……Archery Trade Show for Scholastic 3D Indoor Nationals*
*No freight delivery or driving allowed on the show floor during shooting.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm…………..……Trade Show Setup*
*Tentative, the show floor will open following shooting.

Friday, March 15, 2019
8:00 am – 9:00 am…………..……Trade Show Setup
9:00 am – 6:00 pm………..……..Archery Trade Show

Saturday, March 16, 2019
9:00 am – 6:00 pm……………….Archery Trade Show

Sunday, March 17, 2019
9:00 am – 6:00 pm……………….Archery Trade Show
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm……………….Trade Show Tear Down

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