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The Vegas Shoot

February 09 - 11, 2018

Join us on the first leg of the 18th Annual 3-Star Tour; February 9-11, 2018. The Vegas Shoot, known as the largest and most prestigious indoor archery tournament in the World, attracts over 3,500 novice to Olympic archers from around the Globe and includes 3-intense days of no error competition.

The weekend competition includes the traditional 3-spot 20-yard “Vegas Round” that made this tournament famous. Attendance in 2016 reached over 3,000 archers and thousands more spectators.

The Vegas Shoot offers the World’s largest indoor purse with a 2017 payout of $403,000 in cash and scholarships.

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CLICK HERE to view the 2017 Results.


Must use Group Code: P11152!  Rooms still available for 2017. 

The Grandview at Las Vegas
9940 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89183
Group Code: P11152

Attendees receive rates of $75.00 midweek and $90.00 weekend*. Each reservation will have a onetime resort fee of $25.00. Payment must be given in full at time of reservation.

For reservations call (866) 752-9834 or email



South Point Hotel & Casino
9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89183

Mention The Vegas Shoot 2017 or Group Code NFA2017 for Special Rates

Attendees receive rates of $65 midweek and $95 weekend plus resort fee*.

For reservations visit or call (866) 791-7626.

*Rates are not guaranteed once block is sold out.  Reservations must be received on or before December 31, 2016. Rooms booked outside of the NFAA block will be charged drastically increased rates.


2018 Registration will open September 1, 2017. 

2018 Division Rates:

Championship Compound Open: $500*
Championship Compound Female: $300
Championship Compound Senior: $300
Championship Recurve Male: $300
Championship Recurve Female: $300
Championship Barebow: $300
Young Adult Championship Divisions: $200
Flight Divisions: $175
Junior Divisions: $100

*VIP All Access includes VIP Practice + VIP Bow Storage + 24 Hour Practice + Express Check In. Available to Championship divisions only. No additional fee for Championship Compound Open division. VIP Practice, Bow Storage and Lounge will be located in a separate location from the regular practice area.

All passes include access to 24-hour practice and include practice targets for the duration of the event.



Target: All Championship (including Championship Young Adult) Divisions and Flight Divisions will shoot on either the 40 cm, “Vegas” three-spot target face with gold – red– blue (10-9-8-7-6) scoring areas or the 40 cm single spot face with 10 through 1 scoring rings. The x-ring of the 40 cm Indoor Vegas Face will be used for tiebreaks in the Flights divisions and for 4th place or below in the Championship divisions.

All Cub, Youth, and Young Adult Recurve division entrants will shoot on the 60 cm Indoor Face and all Cub, Youth and Young Adult compound shooters will use the standard single spot 40 cm Indoor Vegas Face or the “Vegas” three-spot target face.

Distance: 20 Yards

Rounds: Each round on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will consist of ten ends; 3 arrows per end. The Junior Divisions will shoot only two rounds; one each on Friday and Saturday.


You may enter either a Championship division, Flight division or a Junior Division. Archers may only register in ONE division and style and will remain in the same division all three days. The number of entries in that division will determine the number of places offered in each division. Based on last year’s registration, the number of places offered this year would be as listed. The tournament guarantees the first three places for each division will not change; however, subsequent places may change based on attendance. This may be different than the published awards. Archers competing in Flight or Championship divisions must be 15 years of age or older at the time of the tournament.

Non-English Speaking Competitors: Every effort will be made to contact those archers who require assistance to understand the equipment divisions, scoring procedures, tournament rules, etc.  Please notify a tournament staff person if language or other circumstances may cause communication problems.

Flights: Flight placements will be determined at the discretion of the tournament management. The method or methods used for determining the flights can be any combination of all three days of competition.

Junior Divisions:  There will be two Junior divisions open to all archers, 17 years of age or younger; Compound and Recurve. Each division will offer three age groups in Male and Female categories; Cub (11 and under), Youth (12-14) and Young Adult (15-17). The archer must be the appropriate age at the time of competition. Any Junior archer who has a birthday during the tournament will be allowed to complete that tournament in the age group that he/she started in.

Recurve Division archers are allowed to use the 60 cm FITA-NAA Indoor Face. Compound Divisions must use the 40 cm 3-Spot Vegas target face or the standard 40 cm single spot Indoor Face. NFAA equipment rules will apply. All Junior Divisions will shoot at 20 yds.

Junior Divisions will shoot only two rounds; one each on Friday and Saturday. Archers may only register in ONE style and division and will remain in the same division both days of competition. Vegas Shoot scholarships will be presented to the top 3 place winners in each Junior Division. All Junior Division ties will be decided by the highest score in the following sequence 1) total x’s 2) 1st round score 3) 2nd round score 4) 1st end through 20th end score.

Championship Young Adults Divisions: There will be two Championship Young Adult divisions available to archers 15-17 years of age; Compound and Recurve. Championship Young Adult divisions will compete for cash prizes in a male/female-combined division. Participants must be between the ages of 15-17 at the time of the tournament to compete in these divisions.

Championship Young Adult divisions will shoot three rounds of competition; one each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on either the 40 cm, “Vegas” three-spot target face with gold – red– blue (10-9-8-7-6) scoring areas or the 40 cm single spot face with 10 through 1 scoring rings. The x-ring of the 40 cm Indoor Vegas Face will be used for tiebreaks for 4th place or below.  Ties for first, second and third place will compete in a shoot off to determine final places.

Ties: Championship division ties for first, second and third place will be determined by the highest total score from all three days of competition, not counting x’s. All competitors tied with the same high score at the end of the third day will compete in a shoot off to determine final places. The shoot off will include one practice-end followed by end-by-end sudden death. The first end will be scored with regular scoring followed by scoring where only the x ring scores 10 points. After each end, only those still tied with the highest score will continue in the shoot off. All archers’ placement in the tournament (other than first, second or third) will be determined by the order in which they drop 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 of all three days, including the score and x’s accumulated in the shoot off.

All other ties (Flight and Championship) will be broken by the highest score and highest x count. Ties remaining after x count, will equally split the combined payout of the tied positions.

All Junior Division ties will be decided by the highest score in the following sequence 1) total x’s 2) 1st round score 3) 2nd round score 4) 1st end through 20th end score.

Scoring: Electronic scoring will be implemented for the entire 2017 Vegas Shoot. You will be given further instruction at the Tournament regarding the proper procedures. Archers will be responsible for understanding the scoring procedures and verifying their scores.  Free access will be provided to an Official Vegas Shoot Scoring link where scores will be available on smart phones, kiosks and monitors throughout the venue.

Protests:  Any incident requiring immediate decision must be brought to the attention of a referee.  All protests must be submitted in writing to the TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR within one hour of the conclusion of the round where the incident occurred, accompanied by $50 U.S. The Tournament Rules Committee will convene approximately 1 hour after the last scoring end of each day to decide the outcome of each protest. All decisions of the Tournament Rules Committee will be final. The $50 protest fee will be returned if the Tournament Rules Committee rules in favor of the protest.

Equipment Failure: 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.

NEW! Dress Code: It is suggested that all Championship divisions adhere to the following dress code.

Archers shall present themselves in clean and neat attire, acceptable to public view. Blue Jeans or Denim are not allowed. Archers shall wear pants, shorts or skirts. Shorts and skirt hems should approximately meet fingertip length. Shirts/tops shall be of a collared design. Archers may also wear uniforms provided by sponsors or their national team. Shirts must have a standard collar, Henley collar or mock collar. T-shirts, swimming suits, cut-offs and obscene or vulgar slogans or pictures on clothing are prohibited. Open toed shoes/flip flops/sandals are unacceptable while competing. Dress code is not required during practice.

All Professional members of the NFAA and anyone participating in a Championship Shoot Off or Podium are required to meet current dress code standards.

NEW! Doping: All Championship Compound Open, Championship Compound Female, Championship Recurve Male & Championship Recurve Female participants may be subject to testing in accordance with WADA’s World Anti-Doping Code and the World Archery Anti-Doping Rules. Failure to comply with the Anti-Doping rules shall result in disqualification. For details, visit


Any archer in the Championship Compound Open Division that shoots a 3-day total cumulative score of 899 will be eligible to shoot off for one spot with the 900’s in the Championship shoot off. The 899 shoot off will be held Sunday, time to be determined- it will be a 1-arrow/end sudden death shoot off (1st arrow counting the X as a 10, then for each subsequent end counting the X as 10 scored inside out- no practice ends). All qualified archers must turn their scorecards in at the podium within 10 minutes of the conclusion of the regular round.  The “Lucky Dog” can be the “Vegas Champion” by winning the 900’s shoot off or will place at the top of the 899’s in the regular ranking placement.


All Championship Division archers shooting a score of 900 will be guaranteed a minimum prize of $2,500.

Shooting Rules:

  1. Each end (time period to shoot three arrows) shall be 2 minutes.
  2. Archers shooting first will shoot the lower target face positions.
  3. An archer shooting before or after the whistle signaling a 2-minute end will lose their highest scoring arrow or arrows equaling the number of errant arrows shot.
  4. One arrow is allowed per spot on a three-spot target face. If there is more than one arrow in a single spot, you will lose your highest scoring arrow or arrows in that spot.
  5. If more than 3 arrows are shot during an end, only the lowest 3 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.
  6. If an archer shoots less than three 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Any archer conducting himself in an unsportsmanlike manner will be IMMEDIATELY disqualified.
  9. All Professional members of the NFAA and all shoot off participants are required to meet current dress code standards.
  10. Peak compound bow draw weight shall not exceed 80 lbs, with a maximum speed of 300 FPS with a 3% variance.
  11. Maximum arrow shaft diameter allowed will be 0.422 inches, with a point diameter not to exceed 0.425 inches. The shaft diameter will in­clude any wrap placed on the arrow and will include the size of the nock and the nock insert.
  12. Any equipment that impairs the hearing of the competitor will not be allowed on the shooting line.
  13. Any archer that is hearing impaired should notify officials prior to shooting.

Scoring Rules:

  1. A referee will make all decisions on scoring questionable arrows; their decisions are final.
  2. All arrows must remain in the target, untouched, until scoring is completed.
  3. 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.
  4. The three-spot target face is scored on the gold (10,9), red (8,7), and blue (6) rings. The target face must be placed on the mat in an upright position.
  5. Arrows must touch the line to be in the next highest scoring area.
  6. Any arrow that passes beyond the shooting line a distance greater than 10 feet as measured to the closest part of the arrow, will be considered a shot arrow. See mark on the floor.
  7. 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.
  8. Each competitor must complete and sign his own scorecard. Both scorers must also sign it. When there is a difference on the two cards, the lowest score must be taken. ANY ARCHER TURNING IN AN INCORRECT SCORE CARD WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION.

Smoking is Prohibited in the Shooting Halls. Smoking Allowed in Designated Areas Only. Please Obey all No Smoking Signs.



The Vegas Shoot has introduced a new doping policy for the 2017 tournament. All Championship Compound Open, Championship Compound Female, Championship Recurve Male & Championship Recurve Female participants may be subject to testing in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Archery Anti-Doping Rules. Failure to comply with the Anti-Doping rules shall result in disqualification and forfeiture of any cash prizes.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will handle the doping administration for the 2017 Vegas Shoot, including Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) and testing.  Please see the important links below for more information. For questions regarding the anti-doping process at the 2017 Vegas Shoot, please contact USADA by phone at 866.601.2632 or by email at

Trade Show

Join us at the 2017 Vegas Shoot!  Held at the South Point Hotel and Casino; The Vegas Shoot is the most prestigious archery tournament in the World with over $400,000 in cash and prizes. The event attracts over 3,000 novice to Olympic archers from around the Globe and includes 3-intense days of no error competition. 


The Vegas Shoot offers the largest in-tournament trade show in the World with over 70 vendors and 25,000 sq. feet. The Vegas Shoot trade show overlooks the main competition area for a front row view of the excitement. Click here to register for the 2017 trade show.

Please click below for shipping information, decorator services, internet and electricity.

Booth Assignments
Vendor Services Kit
Nevada Sales Tax Form (8.15%)

Exhibitor Move-In:
Wednesday February 8, 2017 10:00am-8:00pm
Thursday February 9, 2017 8:00am-11:00am

Show Hours:
Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00am-6:00pm
Friday February 10, 2017 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday February 11, 2017 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday February 12, 2017 9:00am-TBD
Exhibitor Move-Out:
Sunday February 12, 2016 3:00pm*-10:00pm
*Freight removal will be limited during The Vegas Shootoff

The 2016 tournament drew nearly 3,100 archers, including top professional archers from over 35 countries.  Proving almost 20% growth over 2015, The Vegas Shoot is one of the fastest growing tournaments in archery.   The Vegas Shoot is also the third leg of World Archery’s Indoor World Cup Series.  Saturday night hosts the Indoor World Cup Finals in conjunction with the Archers Appreciation celebration. Top indoor archers compete for the World Cup title in head-to-head matches in front of thousands of spectators. Footage from the World Cup Finals is live broadcasted world-wide via World Archery’s YouTube channel (Archery TV). Video coverage of The Vegas Shoot has received over 1,000,000 views. Click here to view past Vegas Shoot videos.

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