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.
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 (2018 link coming soon…). 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.
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ON SITE REGISTRATION
PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP
PRACTICE WITH THE PROS
NFAA INDOOR TOURNAMENT SHOOTING RULES
- 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.
- 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.
- All archers will straddle the shooting line. When finished shooting, please step behind the line.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Maximum arrow diameter allowed is 0.422 inches with point diameter not to exceed 0.425 inches.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- EACH ARCHER MUST TURN IN THEIR OWN SCORECARD WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF THE END OF THEIR ASSIGNED ROUND. TURN IN BOTH SCORECARDS, THE WHITE CARD WILL BE STAMPED BY A TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL AND WILL SERVE AS YOUR RECEIPT. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 2016 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 2017 trade shows.
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Thursday March 16, 2017 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday March 17, 2017 8:00 am – 11:00am
Friday March 17, 2017 11:00am – 6:00 pm
Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00 am – 6:00pm
Sunday March 19, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00pm
Sunday March 19, 2017 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm