Format and Rules Overview

We want to put a unique twist on some existing styles of archery. We are not doing anything new, but are affording the opportunity for archers of all backgrounds and skill sets to be competitive and have a shot at the Shrewd 25 podium.

The rules for the qualification round will follow all of the ASA rules in regards to shooter conduct and tournament procedure with exception to the following bullet points below. Some of the following bullet points are not different from ASA rules and are just being highlighted for clarity and ensuring they are abided by.

Scoring:

Scoring will be a modified version of IBO scoring where the center bonus ring, otherwise known as an “IBO Ring”, is now worth 12 points, 14 rings are in play all the time, and the upper and lower 12 rings used in an ASA shoot are not in play.

 
 
 

Professional Classes

Qualification Round

  • Rules:

    • Anyone who competes using a compound bow as a certified professional in the NFAA, ASA, IBO; at 3-D, indoor or field events must compete in the Shrewd 25 Open Pro Class.

    • Open Pro classes may use any compound or recurve bow, sight, release, stabilizer or equipment.

    • Arrows bigger than 27/64 in diameter, or any aiming aid projected unto the target are prohibited.

    • There are no speed restrictions.

    • Rangefinders are allowed.

  • Format:

    • Qualification round will consist of 25 Mckenzie targets and will take place on Saturday, May 25th.

    • The top 6 qualifying archers will participate in the shoot off.

    • All archers must check in and register at least 2 hours before the start of the first scoring round.

    • Archers will start the round on a shotgun start.

    • Archers will be grouped into groups of four until range is full, then we will add accordingly to groups with the latest registration date.

    • Archers are asked to report to the stake at least 25 minutes before the shotgun start.

    • Archers will shoot one arrow per target.

    • Archers will score 14-12-10-8-5. The center bonus ring will be scored as a 12.

      • The “IBO” ring is scored as a 12, the “ASA” rings are not in play.

      • 14 must be called.

      •  Archers will have only two minutes to fire their arrow on each target.

      • The first archer’s time starts after the range is determined clear from indication from adjacent groups.

      • Every proceeding archer will start their time from the time the archer before clears the stake.

    • Archers will only be afforded one proctor call during the round.

    • All known distance ranging from 0-70 yards.

Shoot up/Shoot off

The shoot off for the Shrewd 25 is the culmination of everything that Shrewd sponsors. We want to bring as many different types of this great sport and wrap them into one, unique shoot off. This will take place Saturday after the qualification round.

  • The shoot off will be a head to head single elimination bracket starting with 6 vs 5 seed.

    • The winner of each shoot off will proceed to shoot against the next highest ranked archer.

  • Each shoot off will consist of three arrows shot from one stake at three different targets.

    • Target one: 3D target, scored the same as the qualification round.

    • Target two: 80cm face set at 50m. This is the standard for World Archery. We will score this target 12-10-9-8-7-6-5 where X is a 12.

    • Target three: 65cm field face set at 80 yards. This is the longest shot on the Field round in NFAA. This target will be scored 12-10-8-5 where X is a 12.

  • If there is a shoot off that result in a tie we will resort to a fourth shot.

    • This shot will be on an Orange 20cm face set at 101 yards. Closest to center wins.

 

Amateur Classes

  • Rules:

    • Men’s Open Amateur class may use any compound or recurve bow, sight, release, stabilizer.

    • Arrows bigger than 27/64 in diameter, or any aiming aid projected unto the target are prohibited.

    • There are no speed restrictions.

    • Rangefinders are allowed.

  • Format:

    • Amateurs can shoot their scoring round on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

    • Every archer will be assigned an official range and will shoot the same 25 target range for their official score in one continuous round.

      • Every archer is allowed to shoot their assigned course once a day and their highest score will be counted as their official scored round.  

      • No archer may shoot a fourth round for their official score.

      • Archers who have not completed a qualification round will be given priority of start time as they come available.

    • Winner will be the highest scored round for their course.

    • Ties will be decided by the following

      • 1st- The score of the archer who’s made the fewest attempts wins.

        • Example: two archers tied at 258, archer one shot that score on their second attempt, archer two on their first attempt, archer two wins by default.

      • 2nd- Amount of bonus rings, higher wins.

      • 3rd- First archer to hit a bonus ring.

        • If both hit bonus rings at the same point in the round, first one to shoot a lower arrow score on a target after.

          • Example: both hit a twelve on target 3, then on target 4 archer one hits a 10 and archer two hits a 8, archer one wins.

    • There are no set start times for amateur classes.

      • Every archer is responsible to have their qualification rounds done before the cut-off time.

    • Archers will shoot one arrow per target.

    • Archers will score 14-12-10-8-5. The center bonus ring will be scored as a 12.

      • The “IBO” ring is scored as a 12, the “ASA” rings are not in play.

      • 14 must be called.

    • Archers will have only two minutes to fire their arrow on each target.

      • The first archer’s time starts after the range is determined clear from indication from adjacent groups.

      • Every proceeding archer will start their time from the time the archer before clears the stake.

    • All known distance ranging from 0-70 yards.

 
 

Hunter Classes

  • Rules:

    • This class requires a fixed pin sight of no more than 9 pins.

    • Front stabilizers may not extend more than 15” from the front of the riser, and no bar may extend past the string from the rear of the bow.

    • Archers are not allowed any sort of magnification in their sight.

    • Archers may not adjust their sight after entering the course.

    • Arrows bigger than 27/64 in diameter, or any aiming aid projected unto the target are prohibited.

    • There are no speed restrictions.

    • Rangefinders are allowed.

  • Format:

    • Winner will be the archer with the highest score at the end of the weekend.

    • Ties will be decided by the following

      • 1st- The score of the archer who’s made the fewest attempts wins.

        • Example: two archers tied at 258, archer one shot that score on their second attempt, archer two on their first attempt, archer two wins by default.

      • 2nd- Amount of bonus rings, higher wins.

      • 3rd- First archer to hit a bonus ring.

        • If both hit bonus rings at the same point in the round, first one to shoot a lower arrow score on a target after.

          • Example: both hit a twelve on target 3, then on target 4 archer one hits a 10 and archer two hits a 8, archer one wins.

    • Every archer will be assigned an official range and will shoot the same 25 target range for their official score in one continuous round.

      • Every archer is allowed to shoot their assigned course once a day and their highest score will be counted as their official scored round.

      • No archer may shoot a fourth round for their official score.

      • Archers who have not completed a qualification round will be given priority of start time as they come available.

    • There are no set start times for hunter classes.

      • Every archer is responsible to have their qualification rounds done before the cut-off time.

    • Archers will shoot one arrow per target.

    • Archers will score 14-12-10-8-5. The center bonus ring will be scored as a 12.

      • The “IBO” ring is scored as a 12, the “ASA” rings are not in play.

      • 14 must be called.

    • Archers will have only two minutes to fire their arrow on each target.

      • The first archer’s time starts after the range is determined clear from indication from adjacent groups.

      • Every proceeding archer will start their time from the time the archer before clears the stake.

    • All known distance ranging from 0-50 yards.

 

Crossbow

  • Rules:

    • Archers may not adjust their sight after entering the course.

    • Arrows bigger than 27/64 in diameter, or any aiming aid projected unto the target are prohibited.

    • Crossbows may only be shot in a standing position without brace of any sort besides archers arms.

    • There are no speed restrictions.

    • Rangefinders are allowed.

  • Format:

    • Winner will be the archer with the highest score at the end of the weekend.

    • Ties will be decided by the following

      • 1st- The score of the archer who’s made the fewest attempts wins.

        • Example: two archers tied at 258, archer one shot that score on their second attempt, archer two on their first attempt, archer two wins by default.

      • 2nd- Amount of bonus rings, higher wins.

      • 3rd- First archer to hit a bonus ring.

        • If both hit bonus rings at the same point in the round, first one to shoot a lower arrow score on a target after.

          • Example: both hit a twelve on target 3, then on target 4 archer one hits a 10 and archer two hits a 8, archer one wins.

    • Every archer will be assigned an official range and will shoot the same 25 target range for their official score in one continuous round.

      • Every archer is allowed to shoot their assigned course once a day and their highest score will be counted as their official scored round.

      • No archer may shoot a fourth round for their official score.

      • Archers who have not completed a qualification round will be given priority of start time as they come available.

    • There are no set start times for the crossbow class.

      • Every archer is responsible to have their qualification rounds done before the cut-off time.

    • Archers will shoot one arrow per target.

    • Archers will score 14-12-10-8-5. The center bonus ring will be scored as a 12.

      • The “IBO” ring is scored as a 12, the “ASA” rings are not in play.

      • 14 must be called.

    • Archers will have only two minutes to fire their arrow on each target.

      • The first archer’s time starts after the range is determined clear from indication from adjacent groups.

      • Every proceeding archer will start their time from the time the archer before clears the stake.

    • All known distance ranging from 0-50 yards.

 

Barebow / Traditional

  • Rules:

    • Bow must be either recurve or longbow.

    • Arrows bigger than 27/64 in diameter, or any aiming aid projected unto the target are prohibited.

    • No release aid other than finger tab or glove.

    • Fingers do not have to be in contact with the nock.

    • No sights.

    • No marks on the sight window, string, or bow to use as an aiming or judging reference.

    • All arrows must be identical in size, weight and construction.

    • Rangefinders are NOT allowed.

  • Format:

    • Winner will be the archer with the highest score at the end of the weekend.

    • Ties will be decided by the following

      • 1st- The score of the archer who’s made the fewest attempts wins.

        • Example: two archers tied at 258, archer one shot that score on their second attempt, archer two on their first attempt, archer two wins by default.

      • 2nd- Amount of bonus rings, higher wins.

      • 3rd- First archer to hit a bonus ring.

        • If both hit bonus rings at the same point in the round, first one to shoot a lower arrow score on a target after.

          • Example: both hit a twelve on target 3, then on target 4 archer one hits a 10 and archer two hits a 8, archer one wins.

    • Every archer will be assigned an official range and will shoot the same 25 target range for their official score in one continuous round.

      • Every archer is allowed to shoot their assigned course once a day and their highest score will be counted as their official scored round.

      • No archer may shoot a fourth round for their official score.

      • Archers who have not completed a qualification round will be given priority of start time as they come available.

    • There are no set start times for the barebow/traditional class.

      • Every archer is responsible to have their qualification rounds done before the cut-off time.

    • Archers will shoot one arrow per target.

    • Archers will score 14-12-10-8-5. The center bonus ring will be scored as a 12.

      • The “IBO” ring is scored as a 12, the “ASA” rings are not in play.

      • 14 must be called.

    • Archers will have only two minutes to fire their arrow on each target.

      • The first archer’s time starts after the range is determined clear from indication from adjacent groups.

      • Every proceeding archer will start their time from the time the archer before clears the stake.

    • All known distance ranging from 0-30 yards.

 

Youth

  • Rules:

    • Youth Open class may use any compound or recurve bow, sight, release, or stabilizer.

    • Arrows bigger than 27/64 in diameter, or any aiming aid projected unto the target are prohibited.

    • Archers must be 17 or younger.

    • There are no speed restrictions.

    • Rangefinders are allowed.

  • Format:

    • Winner will be the archer with the highest score at the end of the weekend.

    • Ties will be decided by the following

      • 1st- The score of the archer who’s made the fewest attempts wins.

        • Example: two archers tied at 258, archer one shot that score on their second attempt, archer two on their first attempt, archer two wins by default.

      • 2nd- Amount of bonus rings, higher wins.

      • 3rd- First archer to hit a bonus ring.

        • If both hit bonus rings at the same point in the round, first one to shoot a lower arrow score on a target after.

          • Example: both hit a twelve on target 3, then on target 4 archer one hits a 10 and archer two hits a 8, archer one wins.

    • Every archer will be assigned an official range and will shoot the same 25 target range for their official score in one continuous round.

      • Every archer is allowed to shoot their assigned course once a day and their highest score will be counted as their official scored round.

      • No archer may shoot a fourth round for their official score.

      • Archers who have not completed a qualification round will be given priority of start time as they come available.

    • There are no set start times for the youth class.

      • Every archer is responsible to have their qualification rounds done before the cut-off time.

    • Archers will shoot one arrow per target.

    • Archers will score 14-12-10-8-5. The center bonus ring will be scored as a 12.

      • The “IBO” ring is scored as a 12, the “ASA” rings are not in play.

      • 14 must be called.

    • Archers will have only two minutes to fire their arrow on each target.

      • The first archer’s time starts after the range is determined clear from indication from adjacent groups.

      • Every proceeding archer will start their time from the time the archer before clears the stake.

    • All known distance ranging from 0-50 yards.