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4/7/13 pg 42 art IX, item H 5, no arrows touched, score as lower value
4/7/13 pg 32 art 8, item D, remove district bars
4/7/13 pg 42, bylaws, B, delete flight chart B for adults, use NFAA flight, chart a for peewee
cub and youth
4/7/13 pg 18, art I, item meeting B9, make spring meeting for constitution changes only
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move if age changes
4/7/13 pg 28, art VI, item A, 2A; switch guest to visitor and visitor to guest
4/7/13 pg 28, 29, ,art VI add D, E, you must shoot district or pay $10 fee
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4/7/13 pg 38, art IX, item 3, D, remove 6 grains per lb change to 300 ft per sec rule
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INDIANA FIELD

ARCHERY ASSOCIATION

 

 

 

Constitution

and

By-Laws

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUME 110

Aug  2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFAA OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS: Mar 30, 2014

 

President

Vice-President Field

Vice-President Hunting

Ernie McCormick

Denver Wischmeier

Michael Arison

3948 Chelsea Terrace

6671 E Rosebud Lane

2301 E. 16th St.

Greenwood, In. 46143

Mooresville, In. 46158

Muncie, In. 47302

317-437-4153

317-674-2762

765-478-5477

eamccormick71@gmail.com

ohunterace@aol.com

psearison72@yahoo.com

 

 

 

NFAA Director

Secretary

Treasurer

Mike Clary

Ed Landgrave

Ken Kays

10139 N. State Road 13

217 Wickersham Dr West

3347 E. St. Rd. 54

Elwood, In. 46036-8860

Kokomo, IN 46901

Sullivan, IN 47882

765-552-7451

765-457-1214 

812-268-4287

elwoodgambler@comcast.net

edlandgrave@comcast.net

nsek@joink.com

 

ifaa@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

District I

District II

District III

 Mark Koch

Greg Schultz

Ben Rance

3778 S. Mitchell Dr.

9521 Carriage La.

1421 N.  CR 550 E

LaPorte, IN  46350

Fort Wayne, In. 46804

Logansport, In. 46947

219-851-0725

574-326-0189

574-735-2710

koch.mark@comcast.net

psiprintpro@yahoo.com

rbarchery@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Gary Alexander

Joe Steman

Ron Edwards

777 S  700 E

9605 Whippoorwille

5511 East 400 South

Mill Creek, In. 46356-6733

Fort Wayne, In. 46809

Kokomo, In 46902

219-369-1694

260-760-1383

574-371-6074

alex@csinet.net

joe@fortwaynearchery.com

ronjedwards7@yahoo.com 

                                                                               

District IV

District V

District VI

Tony Girt

Matt Mejean

Tom Stricker

1420 Main St

8781 E. Pleasant  Maple St.

206 W. Main St.

Anderson, In. 46016

Carlisle, In. 47838

Greensburg, In. 47240

765-644-7113

1-812-265-9311

1-812-593-0805

v.rines@comcast.net

Mejean_matt@yahoo.com

Tstricker89@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Redden

Gary Cain

Charles Herbert

2669 S. Anglind Pike

5957 E. Nehrt Road

4221 S. Co. Rd   60 W.

Hartford City, In. 42348

Blooming, In. 47408

Greensburg, In. 47240

465-661-9320

812-340-1314

1-812-614-1001

Mx249@sbcglobal.net

Papershooter60x@yahoo.com

Charlesherbert22@hotmail.com

IFAA Pro Rep

District VIII

 

Scott Starnes

Bob Webber

Ross Mountcastle

4913 S. Tacoma Trl

8572 Bletchley Park Ct.

5801 S.  100 E.

Crawfordsville, In. 47933

Avon, In. 46123

Crawfordville, In. 47933

765-366-8943

317-440-9734

765-376-0391

Scottstarnes@gotsky.com

LWebber1@indy.RR.com

jrmount@att.net

 

 

 

 

NFAA COUNCILMAN -

ROCKY KLINE

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Constitution......................................................................................................................... 4

Article I – Name.............................................................................................................. 4

Article II – Purpose......................................................................................................... 4

Article III – Membership................................................................................................. 5

Article IV – Fees and Dues............................................................................................. 5

Article V – Officers and their DutiIFAAes.................................................................... 6

Article VI – Board of Directors...................................................................................... 9

Article VII – Fiscal Year............................................................................................... 11

Article VIII – Election and Term of Office.................................................................. 11

Article IX – Alterations and Amendments................................................................... 13

Article X – Business Meetings and Membership Vote................................................. 13

Article XI – Liability..................................................................................................... 14

Article XII – Legal Committee..................................................................................... 15

Article XIII – State Districts and Divisions.................................................................. 16

    By-Laws ……………………………………………………………………………… 18

Article I – Meetings....................................................................................................... 18

Article II – Committees................................................................................................. 18

Article III – Fees........................................................................................................... 19

Article IV – Salaries and Compensations...................................................................... 22

Article V – Tournaments, Sites and Dates.................................................................... 24

Article VI – Tournament Eligibility.............................................................................. 28

Article VII - Classification............................................................................................ 29

Article VIII - Awards................................................................................................... 31

Article IX – Tournament Rules..................................................................................... 33

Article X - New Business not affecting Constitution or By-Laws Addendums… 51 - 52

Addendum's Listed Changes ……………………………………………………. 53 - 54

Classification list........................................................................................................... 46

IFAA Indoor Flight System.......................................................................................... 47

Chart A: Flight Chart for Cub, Youth........................................................................... 48

Outdoor Classification List........................................................................................... 49

 

 


Constitution

Article I – Name

 

 

The name of this organization shall be :

Indiana Field Archery Association Incorporation (IFAA)

 

Article II – Purpose

 

 

Item

Description

A

To promote and foster the practice of organized archery in the state of Indiana

B

The activity of the IFAA shall be to

·   Adopt, interpret and enforce the rules for the practice of archery within the state

·   Determine the State Championships

·   Hold tournaments as directed by the Board of Directors

C

To encourage the use of bow and arrow in hunting of all legal game, birds and animals and to protect, improve and increase the privilege of archery hunting.

D

To foster and perpetuate a spirit of good fellowship among all archers

E

To cooperate with Federal and State governments, sportsmen and conservation organizations in the propagation and conservation of game and its habitat, forest and fields.

F

To cooperate with target archery associations: National, State and Local; in fostering and perpetuating the use of bow and arrow in accordance with its ancient and honorable traditions.

G

To regularly inform each member in good standing as to:

·   The major problems and issues affecting the sport of archery and hunting with bow and arrow

·   The action proposed and taken in order that the membership may make its will known to their duly elected representatives

Continued on next page


Constitution, Continued

Article III – Membership

 

 

Item

Description

A

There shall be three (3) classes of membership

·   Adult

·   Junior

·   Life

B

Adult membership shall be granted to anyone 18 years of age and above, upon application and payment of regular dues.

C

Junior membership shall be granted to anyone under the age of 18, upon application and payment of regular dues. The age for Junior membership will be in accordance with the NFAA age requirement.

D

Life membership shall be granted to any member upon payment of dues, provided that the member has previously obtained a NFAA life membership.

E

The Board of Directors may suspend or expel any member for just cause; a member may be reinstated only by 2/3 vote of the Board of Directors, upon appeal by the member.

F

The State Association will carry any NFAA/IFAA member on the membership roster for a period of one (1) enlistment in the Armed Forces, free of membership dues, when reported to the Club Secretary.

G

Any and all IFAA mailing/emailing lists are the property of the IFAA and its members and will not be sold or given out to any individuals, organizations, or businesses.

 

Article IV – Fees and Dues

 

 

Item

Description

A

The IFAA membership dues shall be set by the Board of Directors.

B

The club affiliation fees shall be set by the Board of Directors

C

Fees for State sponsored tournaments shall be set by the Board of Directors

D

There will be a $10.00 fee charged for returned checks

1.      Upon receiving a returned check, not acted upon within thirty (30) days, membership will be revoked immediately and the NFAA will be notified.

2.      Checks will no longer be accepted from that party.

3.      Membership will not be reinstated until returned check is made good.

Constitution, Continued

Article V – Officers and their Duties

 

 

Item

Description

A

President – Duties shall be:

1.      Preside over all meetings of the Board and any other constituted body.

2.      Conduct meetings in strict accordance with parliamentary procedure.

3.      Appoint standing committees and special committees.

4.      Initiate and develop activities of the Board and any other duly constituted body.

5.      Call emergency board meetings.

6.      Make all emergency decisions and interpretations.  Disagreement with the Presidential decisions and/or interpretations by any quorum of the membership will be ruled on at a called meeting of the Board on a date not less than fifteen days or more than thirty days from the date of the disagreement.

7.      Decide any ties on the Life Time Achievement  Award.

B

Vice President of Field – Duties shall be:

1.      Perform the duties of the President if he/she is unable to act.

2.      Fill the Presidency, if vacated for any reason.

3.      Act as Chairman of the Life Time Achievement  Award. 

a.       Responsible for the nomination and voting process

b.      Responsible for the presentation of the award, along with past winners.

4.      To be the alternate to attend the NFAA annual meeting.

5.      Responsible for holding the election of officers, unless he/she is running for office. 

a.       Provide ballots

b.      Make posters to display positions up for election and the persons running for them

6.      Perform all the duties of the NFAA Director if he/she is unable to perform their duties.

7.      Responsible for securing IFAA properties (i.e. target buttresses)

8.      Tournament Chairman of all Target shoots.

Continued on next page


Constitution, Continued

Article V – Officers and their Duties – Officers and their Duties (continued)

 

Item

Description

C

Vice President of Hunting – Duties shall be:

1.      Perform the duties of the President in the event that both the President and Vice President of Field are unable to perform such duties, until such time that the Board can appoint or elect a new President and Vice President of Field. 

2.      Encourage the use of bow and arrow in the taking of all legal game, work with conservation departments to protect, improve and increase the privileges of the bowhunter.

3.      Act as the Tournament Chairman for the 3-D Open Tournament and work with the host club to promote the tournament.

4.      Responsible for ordering District awards, State Championship awards and Open tournament awards.

D

Secretary – Duties shall be:

1.      Keep an accurate account of all meetings of the IFAA

2.      Responsible for all records and correspondence with members, clubs and the NFAA.

3.      Responsible for the compilation of information for the IFAA newsletter to be mailed to Head of Households approximately every six (6) months.

a.       The purpose of the newsletter is to keep the membership informed of rule changes, tournament information and tournament results.

b.      Deadlines for mailing the newsletters are May 15 and October 31.

c.       Effective 4/15/2012  Suspend printing newsletters.

4.      Responsible for keeping an accurate permanent record of all state sponsored tournaments, including names and scores of participants.

5.      Coordination of the IFAA website. (web address www.ifaaarchery.org)

6.      Keep an accurate record of memberships.

Continued on next page


Constitution, Continued

Article V – Officers and their Duties – Officers and their Duties (continued)

 

Item

Description

E

Treasurer – Duties shall be:

1.      Issue all club affiliations and keep an accurate record of the clubs in good standing.

2.      Maintain a bank account in the name of the IFAA. 

a.       Handle all money of the IFAA and keep an accurate record of each transaction.

b.      Checks drawn on the account must be signed by the Treasurer and co-signed by the President.

3.      Present a detailed financial report to the Board at the Spring meeting and the Fall meeting. On that report completely itemize all the expenses for each tournament.

4.      File all necessary reports with the State of Indiana and the Internal Revenue Service pertaining to the finances of the IFAA.

5.      Obtain a blanket security bond for the organization and keep it current.

6.      Submit a compliance affidavit, on or prior to November 1st of each year, along with necessary fee to keep insurance coverage in force for the IFAA.

F

NFAA Director – Duties shall be:

1.      Represent IFAA at all NFAA meetings.

a.       Travel and lodging expenses will be paid, provided there are enough funds; determined by the Executive Board.

b.      A second member of the Executive Board may attend the NFAA meetings provided it is necessary and funds are available.

2.      Submit to the IFAA Board an annual report detailing the activities and position of the NFAA, at the spring meeting.

G

NOTE:  Members of the same family will not be permitted to serve on the Executive Board at the same time.  The Executive Board shall consist of:

·   President

·   Vice President of Field

·   Vice President of Hunting

·   Secretary

·   Treasurer

·   NFAA Director

·   IFAA Pro Rep.

 


Constitution, Continued

Article VI – Board of Directors

 

 

Item

Description

A

The Board of Directors shall consist of the following:

·   President

·   Vice President of Field

·   Vice President of Hunting

·   Secretary

·   Treasurer

·   NFAA Director

·   IFAA Pro Representative

·   Senior Directors from each district

·   Junior Directors from each district

B

The directors shall control and manage the activities, policies, property, dues and fees of the IFAA.  They will be limited to transacting business assigned to them in the by-laws or referred to them by the affiliated clubs and membership.

C

The Board shall meet in person whenever possible and deemed necessary, at the call of the President.

D

At all meetings a quorum shall be calculated as 2/3 of the seated positions.

E

Actions of the Board may be decided by mail or email ballot.  Votes to be counted fourteen (14) days after ballot is submitted.  Only ballots returned within the timeframe will be counted.

F

Any IFAA officer or director missing three (3) consecutive meetings or state activities may be replaced and said officer or director cannot run for any state office for a period of two (2) years.

1.      Replacement may be suggested by any officer or director

2.      Appointment of the replacement shall be by the IFAA President.

G

The Senior Director of each district shall act as Chairman and Secretary for district tournaments.  He/She shall also be able to issue temporary state cards at district tournaments when a member has not received their NFAA card.

H

The Junior Director of each district shall be responsible for sending all records and IFAA fees to the Treasurer and Secretary following all district tournaments.  He/She shall also be able to issue temporary state cards at district tournaments when a member has not received their NFAA card.

Continued on next page


Constitution, Continued

Article VI – Board of Directors - Board of Directors (continued)

 

Item

Description

I

·   District score cards are to be kept by the Senior Director for  1 year following the tournament,

·   Compiled results in order by style and score are to be sent the Secretary within 3 days of the tournament,

·   Fees are to be sent to the Treasurer within 3 days of the tournament

J

All Directors and Officers are REQUIRED to work at the State Championships.  If a Director or Officer does not work as scheduled they will be required to pay the normal shooting fee.

K

The immediate past President will act as an advisor for the term of   the new President.  The past President will be a non-voting member of the Board for the term of hi successor.

L

IFAA Pro Representative elected by the Indiana Pros and he/she will interface with the NFAA Pro Sectional Rep that interfaces with the NFAA Pro Organization. Elected in even years at Indoor State. The Pro Representative shall have full voting rights and a seat on the IFAA Board of Directors.

Continued on next page


Constitution, Continued

Article VII – Fiscal Year

 

 

Item

Description

A

The IFAA fiscal year shall begin October 1st.

 

Article VIII – Election and Term of Office

 

 

Item

Description

A

President, Vice President of Field, Vice President of Hunting, Secretary, Treasurer and NFAA Director shall be elected by the membership at the Indoor State Championship.

1.      Votes to be cast the first day of the tournament.  Results to be announced on the second day.

2.      New officers shall assume office immediately after the spring meeting, which is approximately two (2) weeks after the Indoor State Championship.

3.      Nominations for the above offices shall close at the end of the 4th indoor district.

4.      Officers will be elected in alternate years and will hold office for two (2) years with overlapping terms.

5.      Must be 18 years of age or older to hold an office.

 

If

Then

President, Vice President of Hunting, Secretary and NFAA Director, NFAA Pro Rep

Voting will occur in even years, Indiana Pros will elect Pro Rep

Vice President of Field and Treasurer

Voting will occur in odd years

Continued on next page


Constitution, Continued

Article VIII – Election and Term of Office - Election and Term of Office (continued)

 

Item

Description

B

Election of directors will be held at the 4th indoor district, within each district.

1.      Votes to be cast before the 1st scoring arrow of the last round of the day are shot.

2.      Tie vote to be decided by drawing from ballots cast; the first person whose name is drawn three (3) times is the winner.  The loser becomes the alternate.  NOTE:  The alternate has voting power only if the Senior or Junior director are unable to attend the meeting.

3.      District directors assume office immediately following election.

4.      Directors will be elected in alternate years and will hold office for two (2) years with overlapping terms.

5.      Must be 18 years of age or older to hold an office.

 

If

Then

Senior Director

Voting occurs in even years

Junior Director

Voting occurs in odd years

C

All nominees for officers and directors must be current NFAA members in good standing.

 

If

Then

Officer

·   Must send a letter or email of acceptance, including the name of the nominating person to the Vice President of Field

·   Must be postmarked (or dated if email) 48 hours after the 4th district.

Director

Verbal acceptance will be accepted

 

D

Votes cast for officers and directors will be by current paid NFAA members of Indiana only.  Proof of membership may be required if member’s name is not on the listed provided by the NFAA.

·   Members must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to vote

·   Members are eligible to vote as soon after your dues are paid.


Constitution, Continued

Article IX – Alterations and Amendments

 

 

Item

Description

A

This constitution may be altered or amended by 2/3 vote by the membership either by mail ballot, email ballot or by specially called meetings for this purpose, or by the Board.  Mail/Email ballots will be sent by the Secretary by first class mail or by email.  Ballots must be postmarked or dated (if email) for return within fifteen (15) days of the date on which they were sent out by the Secretary.  A question so submitted shall be binding upon the association.  A minimum of fifteen (15) days advance notice will be given by the IFAA Secretary for specially called meetings.  At specially called meetings a vote of 2/3 of the seated Officers and Directors shall serve to amend or alter.

Constitution

Article X – Business Meetings and Membership Vote

 

 

Item

Description

A

The annual business meeting shall be the Board Meeting.

B

The annual business meeting shall be held approximately two (2) weeks following the Indoor State Championship on Sunday at 9:00am.

·   The meeting is not to be held on a holiday

·   Meeting site will be designated by IFAA President, at a centrally located site, when possible.

C

Any vote required by the membership that cannot be done at the Indoor State Championship, will be by mail/email ballot, except the annual election of officers.

D

No proxy votes will be allowed

E

A meeting is to be held in each district at the last indoor district tournament.

1.       District meetings will be presided over by the senior director and shall consist of two (2) voting delegates from each affiliated club or commercial lanes within the district.

2.      The clubs/lanes shall submit proposals to the director, which he/she will submit at the annual IFAA business meeting.

3.   District tournament sites for the following year shall be open for bid at this time.

4.  Alternate Director has voting power and shall shoot free when called upon to work if Senior or Junior is not present.


Constitution, Continued

Article XI – Liability

 

 

Item

Description

A

Each archer is responsible for any and all of his actions at any tournament.  This responsibility applies especially to the result of accidents caused by the archer’s equipment.  This liability is in excess of club liability insurance.

B

Clubs hosting NFAA/IFAA sponsored tournaments must have approved liability insurance.

C

NFAA endorsed insurance is for clubs and pro shops that are affiliated with NFAA.  The club would be covered for liability in case a club activity caused damage to someone's property.  There is also a secondary medical coverage that would pay if a person was injured during a club activity.  It is secondary, so the individual’s regular medical coverage would be used first.

 

State organizations are covered the same way as the clubs.

 

The NFAA also offers a $5,000 liability coverage for NFAA members while they may be bowhunting on property they do not own.  This does not cover the bowhunter, it covers the landowner's property for damage that may be caused by the bowhunter.  This coverage is included in the regular NFAA/State membership dues, no additional charge.

 

Continued on next page


Constitution, Continued

Article XII – Legal Committee

 

 

Item

Description

A

The legal committee of IFAA shall consist of the:

·   President

·   Vice President of Field

·   Vice President of Hunting

·   Secretary

·   Treasurer

·   Immediate past President as advisor

·   NFAA Director

B

The duties of the legal committee shall be to study and consider the constitutionality of any proposed change to the IFAA constitution.

C

Further duties of the committee shall be to keep abreast of the NFAA Constitution and By-laws, and never knowingly permit any change or alteration of the IFAA Constitution to directly conflict with the NFAA.  If so informed that IFAA has an article that does conflict, the committee shall have the authority to make necessary changes and inform the membership of said changes.

D

The legal committee will update and review the Constitution annually.

Continued on next page


Constitution, Continued

Article XIII – State Districts and Divisions

 

 

Item

Description

A

The state will be split into eight (8) districts with boundaries as follows:

1.      Northwest – Starting at the Illinois state line, following US 24 (old & business US 24) east through Monticello & Logansport to junction US 3 North on US 31 around the west side of South Bend to the Michigan state line.

2.      Northeast – Start at junction US 31 and Michigan state line go south on US 31 to junction of US 24 on the west side of Peru.  East on old US 24 to the center of Peru to junction of SR 19, south on SR 19 to SR 124.  Follow SR 124 east to Ohio state line.

3.      West Central – Bounded on the north by US 24 from Illinois state line to junction US 31, south on US 31 to I-465.  Following east on I-465 around Indianapolis to the junction of US 36 on the west side o Indianapolis.  West on US 36 to Illinois state line.

4.      East Central – Bounded on the north by SR 124 from Ohio state line, west to junction US 31 by way of Peru.  SR 124 to SR 19 north to center of Peru.  East on US 24 to US 31.  South on US 31 to I-465.  East on I-465 and south to junction US 40 on east to the Ohio state line.

5.      Lower Southwest Central – Bounded on the north by a line from Illinois state line east to SR 135.  US 70 East to junction of SR 46.  South east on SR 46 to junction of SR 67 North – Northeast on SR 67 to SR 39 South on SR 39 to junction of SR 37.  Northeast on SR 37 to SR 252.  Southeast on SR 252 to SR 135 South on SR 135 to junction US 50.  West-Southwest on US 50 to junction of US 50-US 150.  Follow to junction of US 50 to Illinois state line.

6.      East Southern – Bounded on the North by US 40 west to I-465 and southwest to junction SR135 and south to the junction of US 50, then east to US 31, then south on US 31 to Ohio River West to the Illinois state line.

 

Continued on next page


Constitution, Continued

Article XIII – State Districts and Divisions (continued)

 

Item

Description

A (continued)

7.      West Southern – Bounded on the North by a line from Illinois state line on US 50 east to junction of US 50 – US 150.  East on US 50-US 150 to the junction of US 150-US50.  East northeast on US 50 to the junction of US 31.  South on US 31 to Ohio River.  Following the Ohio River west to the Illinois state line.

8.      Upper Southwest Central – Bounded on the north by US 36 from Illinois state line to the junction of I-465.  Follow I465 south and southwest to the junction of SR 135.  Follow SR 135 south to the junction of SR 252.  Follow SR 135-SR 252 southwest to junction of SR 135.  West on SR 252 to the junction of SR 37.  Southwest on SR 37 to junction US 231-SR 67 to the junction of SR 46.  Follow SR 46 west to junction of US 70. US 70 west to Illinois state line.

 

NOTE:  Clubs may request change of district by contacting the President’s office and directors of both districts on borderline areas.

Continued on next page


By-Laws

Article I – Meetings

 

 

Item

Description

A

All business meetings and special meetings will be called to order by the IFAA President.

B

The order of business at all meetings shall be:

1.      Roll Call

2.      Selection of sites and dates for championship tournaments and Open tournaments.

3.      Minutes of previous meeting, and Secretary’s report and comments.

4.      Treasurer’s report and comments.

5.      NFAA Director’s report.

6.      Committee reports.

7.      Unfinished business.

8.      New business which does NOT affect or alter the Constitution and/or By-Laws.

9.      New business – proposals for changes in the Constitution and/or By-Laws at the Spring Meeting only. No Fall changes.

10.  Adjournment.

C

The order of business at special meetings shall be:

1.      Roll Call

2.      Minutes of previous meeting.

3.      Treasurer’s report.

4.      Reason for special meeting and discussion.

5.      Any other business deemed necessary to be brought up at this meeting.

6.      Adjournment.

 

Article II – Committees

 

 

Item

Description

A

Any member of NFAA/IFAA in good standing may serve on one or more committees

B

The President may appoint committees for any purpose he/she deems necessary provided the purpose does not fall under the duties of any officer or director.

Continued on next page


By-Laws, Continued

Article III – Fees

 

 

Item

Description

A

Club or Commercial Lane Affiliation

 

If

Then

New Club or Commercial Lane

$37.00 fee  to be paid to the NFAA and mailed to IFAA Secretary

Club or Commercial Lane is renewing affiliation (to be done annually, before expiration date)

$37.00 fee  to be paid to the NFAA and mailed to IFAA Secretary

 NOTE:  Club or Commercial Lane must have five (5) head of household current NFAA members.

B

Membership dues

 

1. Membership dues cover both NFAA and IFAA

If

Then

Single adult membership

$55

Junior membership (under 18 years of age)

$45

Family membership (for 2 family members)

$66

Family membership (for first 3 family members)

$70 (add $2 for each member over the first 3)

Life membership

$100 prior to the age of 65 and $60 for members age 65 and older. 

NOTE:  this requires a Life membership in the NFAA first.  See the NFAA for details.

 

2.  Dues run in conjunction with NFAA dues.

3.  Dues are subject to change as the NFAA changes their fees.

4.  Membership may be sent to the NFAA by the individual.

 

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Article III – Fees (continued)

 

Item

Description

C

District fees

 

If

Then

Adult

$10.00

Junior (under 18 years of age)

$5.00

Family (maximum fee)

$20.00

 

D

All archers must have a district shot prior to State Championships, if an archer doesn’t have a district he/she must pay the appropriate fees.

E

Indoor State Championship fees

 

If

Then

First Family member

$40.00

Second Family member

$30.00

Third Family member

$10.00

Fourth Family member

$10.00

Each Additional Family member

$5.00

Team

5 Man Team

$15.00

$50.00

 NOTE:  Family is any combination of Adult or Children under 18.  Over 18 years of age is considered Adult.

F

Outdoor State Championship fees

 

If

Then

Adult

$25.00

Junior (under 18 years of age)

$15.00

Family (maximum fee)

$50.00

Team (2 person)

$20.00

 

G

American Round State Championship fees

 

If

Then

Adult

$25.00

Junior (under 18 years of age)

$15.00

Family (maximum fee)

$50.00

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Article III – Fees (continued)

 

Item

Description

H

3-D Open fees

 

If

Then

Adult

$20.00

Junior (under 18 years of age)

$6.00

Family (maximum fee)

$30.00

 

I

International Round Open fees

 

If

Then

Adult

$25.00

Junior (under 18 years of age)

$15.00

Family (maximum fee)

$50.00

 

J

Pre-registration dates are set for specific tournaments.  See details on each tournament to get specific details.

K

Late Registration Penalty (will be strictly enforced for Indoor Only)

ALL LATE FEE FOR OUTDOORS  ARE WAIVED,

If

Then

Individual

$10.00 penalty + regular registration

Family

$10.00 penalty + regular registration

Team

$10.00 + regular registration  (NOTE:  This applies only to Indoor State Championship)

 

L

Refunds will be given upon request if a member pre-registered for a tournament and was unable to attend.  IFAA will keep a 10% handling fee.

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Article III – Fees (continued)

 

Item

Description

M

Host Club or Commercial Lane compensation

 

If hosting a

Then host will receive

District

50% of each paying adult and junior fee

Indoor State Championship

N/A

Outdoor State Championship

60% of shoot proceeds after deduction of awards.

American Round

60% of shoot proceeds after deduction of awards.

3-D Open

60% of shoot proceeds after deduction of awards.

International Round

60% of shoot proceeds after deduction of awards.

 

Article IV – Salaries and Compensations

 

 

Item

Description

A

The IFAA President and Vice Presidents will receive compensation in the amount of 0.35 cents per mile to all meetings and motel reservations for all championship tournaments.

B

The IFAA Secretary will receive a salary of $600.00 per year and motel reservations for all championship tournaments. Internet will be paid up to $ 50 a month, reviewed at the spring meeting.

C

The IFAA Treasurer will receive a salary of $600.00 per year and motel reservations for all championship tournaments.

D

All officers of the IFAA are to be reimbursed, upon submission of a bill, for expenses incurred by official phone calls, postage, rooms and 0.35 cents per mile for official business.

·   Individual officers are responsible for making their own accommodations.  Upon submitting a written bill within 7-days, Treasurer will reimburse.  IFAA pays a maximum of $40.00 per night for all State Championship Tournaments.

E

The IFAA President will receive  Internet service, will be paid up to $ 50 a month, reviewed at the spring meeting.

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Article IV – Salaries and Compensations (continued)

 

Item

Description

F

All directors of the IFAA are to be reimbursed, upon submission of a bill, for expenses incurred by official phone calls, postage, rooms and 0.35 cents per mile for official business within his/her district.

·   State Directors are responsible for making their own accommodations.  Upon submitting a written bill within 7-days, Treasurer will reimburse.  IFAA pays a maximum of $40.00 per night, for all State Championship Tournaments.

G

The NFAA Director from Indiana shall receive compensation in the amount of 0.35 cents per mile to all IFAA meetings and motel reservations for all championship tournaments.

1.       The IFAA will reimburse the NFAA Director the difference between what the NFAA pays and what the NFAA Director’s expenses actually are.

2.      The NFAA Director from Indiana shall receive $200.00 compensation for attending the annual NFAA meeting.

 

H

The IFAA Treasurer has the privilege to question expenses submitted

I

Directors and Officers shall pay all NFAA/IFAA family and/or individual membership dues.  If duties are not performed satisfactorily at all Districts, Indoor and Outdoor State Championships they will be assessed shooting fees if they are shooting.  This will be at the discretion of the Executive Board.  Officers and Directors will not be assessed shooting fees for Fund Raisers unless they are shooting in the Money Division.

J

If Officers/Directors/NFAA Director’s expenses exceed Treasury assets, they will forfeit all benefits excluding Treasurer and Secretary salaries.

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Article V – Tournaments, Sites and Dates

 

 

Item

Description

A

The IFAA sponsored tournaments shall consist of the following:

·   Indoor Districts

·   Outdoor Districts

·   Indoor State Championship

·   Indoor Team Championship

·   Outdoor State Championship

·   Outdoor Team Championship

·   3-D Open

·   American Round State Championship

·   International Round

B

Indoor Districts

1.      Indoor district tournaments in districts having 2 or more clubs/commercial lanes shall use a rotating schedule and no one shall have back to back districts.  Clubs/commercial lanes must contact there district sr. director before the last district to verify that they want to stay in the rotation for the following year.

2.      The Indoor Districts shall be held as follows:

a.       First Sunday in November

b.      Second Sunday in December

c.       Third Sunday in January

d.      Second Sunday in February or at the discretion of the IFAA Board of Directors

3.      Must be a NFAA/IFAA member to compete for an award.


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Article V – Tournaments, Sites and Dates (continued)

 

Item

Description

C

Outdoor Districts

1.      Outdoor District tournaments shall be let by bid at the annual district meeting.  All bids to be in the hands of the IFAA director prior to the meeting and a representative of the bidding club/commercial lane must be present to answer questions and give a resume of the facility.

3.      No club is to have back to back districts if more than one club/commercial lane bids.

4.      In bidding on district tournaments, it must be a club officer (President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer) or commercial lane owner or manager that bids.  Two delegates from the bidding club or commercial lane must be present.

5.      And district having five (5) or more clubs/commercial lanes shall use a rotation schedule in deciding district locations.

2.      Outdoor Districts shall be held as follows:

a.       Fourth Sunday in June (Field District)

b.      First Sunday in August (Hunter District)

3.       Must be a NFAA/IFAA member to compete for an award.

 

D

Indoor State Championship

1.      Indoor State Championship shall be held in April, or at the discretion of the IFAA Officers.

a.       The Indoor State Championship will be hosted by the IFAA.

b.      The location and dates shall be announced at the annual spring business meeting. 

c.       Sites for the Indoor State Championships will be selected by ballot at the IFAA business meetings.

2.      Must be a NFAA/IFAA member to compete for an award.

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Article V – Tournaments, Sites and Dates (continued)

 

Item

Description

E

Outdoor State Championship

1.      Outdoor State Championship shall be held on the weekend prior to Labor Day weekend, or at the discretion of the IFAA Officers.

2.      The Outdoor State Championship will be bid on at the outdoor annual meeting (even years).  All bids are to be in the hands of the IFAA Secretary and President prior to the meeting.  A representative of the bidding club/commercial lane must be present to answer questions and give a resume of the facility.

a.       All bids are presented one (1) year in advance.

b.      The club/commercial lane hosting the Outdoor State Championship shall be awarded the option of hosting the tournament for two (2) consecutive years.

3.      Must be a NFAA/IFAA member to compete for an award.

F

Indoor Team Championship and Outdoor Team Championship

1.      Indoor Team Championship and Outdoor Team Championships shall run in conjunction with the Indoor State Championship and Outdoor State Championship respectively.

2.      Must be a NFAA/IFAA member to compete for an award.

 

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Article V – Tournaments, Sites and Dates (continued)

 

Item

Description

G

3-D Open Tournament

1.      The 3-D Open tournament shall be held on the second Sunday in June.  (starting in 2013)

2.      The Outdoor 3-D Open will be bid on at the outdoor annual meeting (even years).  All bids are to be in the hands of the IFAA Secretary and President prior to the meeting.  A representative of the bidding club/commercial lane must be present to answer questions and give a resume of the facility.

a.       All bids are presented one (1) year in advance.

b.      The club/commercial lane hosting the 3-D Open shall be awarded the option of hosting the tournament for two (2) consecutive years.

3.      Need NOT be a NFAA/IFAA member to compete for an award.

H

American Round State Championship

1.      The American Round State Championship shall be held on the third Sunday in July or at the discretion of IFAA officers.

2.      The American Round State Championship will be bid on at the outdoor annual meeting (even years).  All bids are to be in the hands of the IFAA Secretary and President prior to the meeting.  A representative of the bidding club/commercial lane must be present to answer questions and give a resume of the facility.

a.       All bids are presented one (1) year in advance.

b.      The club/commercial lane hosting the American Round State Championship shall be awarded the option of hosting the tournament for two (2) consecutive years.

3.      Must be a NFAA/IFAA member to compete for an award.

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Article V – Tournaments, Sites and Dates (continued)

 

Item

Description

I

International Round

1.      The International Round shall be held on a Saturday or Sunday date in May at the discretion of the IFAA Officers.

2.      The International Round will be bid on at the outdoor annual meeting (even years).  All bids are to be in the hands of the IFAA Secretary and President prior to the meeting.  A representative of the bidding club/commercial lane must be present to answer questions and give a resume of the facility.

c.       All bids are presented one (1) year in advance.

d.      The club/commercial lane hosting the International Round shall be awarded the option of hosting the tournament for two (2) consecutive years.

3.      Need NOT be a NFAA/IFAA member to compete for an award.

K

Club and Commercial Lane Schedules

All NFAA/IFAA affiliated clubs and commercial lanes will make their best effort not to schedule a tournament or archery shoot at the same time the IFAA has a shoot or tournament scheduled.

 

Article VI – Tournament Eligibility

 

 

Item

Description

A

To compete for an award in an IFAA district or State Championship tournament, an archer must meet the following qualifications:

1.      Must be a member in good standing with the NFAA/IFAA.

2.      Must furnish proof of membership when requested.

a.       If proof of membership cannot be produced, said archer must shoot in guest division at districts and visitor division at State Championship – with no award to be given.

B

NFAA out of state visitors shall be allowed to shoot in all IFAA state sponsored tournaments, but are eligible for visitor awards only.  They will be charged the same registration fees.

C

An IFAA member will be allowed to shoot out of district but will not be allowed to compete for awards or be eligible to vote at the district election.

D

You must shoot 1 of 4 Indoor Districts to be eligible to shoot the Indoor State or a $10 fee will be charged for not shooting a District.

E

You must shoot 1 of the Outdoor Districts to be eligible to shoot the Outdoor State or a $10 fee will be charged for not shooting a District.

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Article VII - Classification

 

 

Item

Description

A

All Divisions and Styles established by the NFAA will be recognized by IFAA unless otherwise stipulated by the Board of Directors.

1.      The divisions recognized are:

·  Professional

·  Adult (18 to 49 years of age)

·  Master Senior (70 years of age and older)

·  Silver Senior (60-69 years of age)

·  Senior (50-59 years of age)

·  Junior

·  PeeWee (up to age 7 years of age)

·  Cub (8 to 11 years of age)

·  Youth (12 to 14 years of age)

·  Young Adult (15 to 17 years of age)

B

A shooter shall be eligible to shoot the younger style, if they have a birthday during the current season.  At the end of the Indoor State or Outdoor State Championships, the shooter will be moved to the higher age group.

·   Once a Young Adult, Youth or Cub declares by written documentation into a higher division he/she may not return to the previous status.

·   If the shooter shoots a NFAA National Tournament his/her style changes on his/her birthday.

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Article VII - Classification (continued)

 

Item

Description

C

Classification for Outdoor Field and Hunter Rounds only. (refer to the classification page for details)

1.      The NFAA handicap shall be used to establish the individual class in each shooting style.

2.      An archer’s class shall be derived only from those scores shot within the last twelve (12) month period.

To figure class with

Then

2, 3 or 4 recorded scores

Use the best score

5 or 6 recorded scores

Use the average of the best 2 scores

7 or more recorded scores

Use the average of the best 3 scores of the last seven scores shot

 

3.      To compete in class at the Outdoor State Championship, a class card must be presented for verification of classification.

4.      If you are shooting in the top class of your style, you do not have to turn in your membership card; only show it for verification of membership.

5.      All archers must have a minimum of two (2) open tournament scores in order to compete in class at district tournaments.  No league scores are to be entered on class cards.

6.      All archers must have three (3) tournament scores shot on three separate dates, one of which must be a district score on class card to compete in class at Outdoor State Championship, other than top class.

7.      Scores shot prior to the date of payment of NFAA/IFAA membership dues will not be entered on classification card.

8.      Team competition cannot reclassify an archer, nor may it be used as an additional score for classification. 

D

The open tournament scores and district scores must be in the style of shooting in which you register for the State Championships.

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Article VIII - Awards

 

 

Item

Description

A

Life Time Achievement  award

1.      Nominations must be submitted by the last indoor district to an IFAA Director or Officer.

2.      Prior winners of the award are not eligible.

3.      Voting on the nominees is done by the Officers and Directors of the IFAA.

4.      Presentation of the award will take place at the Indoor State Championship.

B

Big Buck award offered for the largest whitetail deer.  Qualifications are as follows:

1.      Applicant must be a member in good standing prior to the hunting season.

2.      Deer must be taken with broadhead, using rules of fair chase and during legal hunting season.

3.      Two (2) witnesses must sign a statement that the deer was legally taken with bow and arrow, in Indiana.

4.      Measurements will be as follows:

a.       Number of points on the rack

b.      Width and height of rack

c.       Weight of deer (field dressed)

5.      If no bucks are entered, then the award will be given to the largest doe, weight only.

6.      Pictures of the deer shall be sent with the application when possible.

7.      Application must be mailed to the Vice President of Hunting of the IFAA and postmarked by January 31 of each year.

8.      The award will be presented at the IFAA Indoor State Championship.

C

Shooter of The Year Award.

Qualifications are as follows:

     1. Must be a Ifaa member. Host club only for the points.

     2. Indoor and Outdoor State Tournaments are Based on 10 point for 1st place down to 8th place for 3 points, there after everyone will get 3 points, for Indoor Championship flights and All Outdoor Top Classes

     3. International, American, Outdoor field, Outdoor Hunter, 3D, and all 4 indoor districts are based on 5 points for 1st place down to 4th place for 2 points, there after everyone will get 2 points. For American and 3D, points will be awarded to members placement.

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Article VIII - Awards (continued)

                       

Item

Description

C (continued)

     4. Points start at the 2012 Indoor tournament, adding all outdoor districts and tournaments and all following Indoor Districts, ending with 4th indoor district.

     5. Awards for Male and Female in Cubs,  Youth and Young Adults, and Adults.  Six Awards total,  Awards to be given out at the next Indoor State Tournament.

    6. Secretary will keep a running total on the web site:

www.ifaaarchery.org

    7. If there is a Tie, duplicate awards will be awarded

    8. If you start as a Cub, Youth or YA, you will stay in that style for awards if you change age groups.  Your next higher points will go toward the style you started in.

 

D

District Awards

     1.  First place winners are eligible to receive a state pin for the appropriate round shot.  Archers will receive one pin only for indoor districts. 

1.      District bars are issued by the IFAA Directors

a.       Indoor – first, second, third and fourth

      2. To be eligible for district pins the archer must compete in his/her home club district.  Only one home club will be allowed per year.  Non-affiliated members will have their district determined by the first district shot.

E

The IFAA Officers  President, Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, Nfaa Director shall be eligible to compete for awards in any district during their term in their divisions.

F

In an individual does not stay to receive their award or does not make arrangement with host club to send them their award, the award will go back to host possession for recycle and use for another day.  Ifaa will not mail out awards.

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Article IX – Tournament Rules

 

 

Item

Description

A

Indoor Districts

1.      Indoor districts shall consist of scoring one (1) 300 round.

2.      District shooting times are at the discretion of the directors within the district.

3.      If your home district is not active, then you may go to another district to compete.  The first district shot will determine your home district for that season.

4.      Practice before the indoor district will be permitted.

5.      If conditions warrant that a district cannot be held on the regular district date, the directors within said district shall be permitted to re-schedule that district, to be held within seven (7) days following the district date.  This is to be used in emergency situations only.

B

Outdoor Districts

1.      Outdoor districts shall consist of scoring one (1) Field 28 target round or one (1) Hunter 28 target round.

2.      District shooting times are at the discretion of the directors within the district.  It shall be permitted for the senior director to run a district on a progressive system.

3.      If your home district is not active, then you may go to another district to compete.  The first district shot will determine your home district for that season.

4.      Practice before the outdoor district will be permitted.

5.      If conditions warrant that a district cannot be held on the regular district date, the directors within said district shall be permitted to re-schedule that district, to be held within seven (7) days following the district date.  This is to be used in emergency situations only.

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Article IX – Tournament Rules (continued)

 

Item

Description

C

Indoor State Championship

1.      The Indoor State Championship will consist of two (2) 300 rounds, using the IFAA Indoor Flight System.

a.       First round will be shot on Saturday at 9:00am and 1:00pm and will be used for an individual score and a team event score, if the archer is participating in the team event. (12 ends; 5 arrows each end; total of 60 arrows)

b.      Second round will be shot on Sunday at 9:00am and 1:00pm and will be used for an individual score. (12 ends; 5 arrows each end; total of 60 arrows)

c.       Each archer must be required to shoot 1 round each day and shoot with their peers. Peers will shoot together unless there is a medical emergency or an Officer needs to change am/pm shooting line due to IFAA work schedule.

2.       Scoring will be 5-4-3-2-1 for a single spot target and 5-4 for a multi-spot target.

3.      There will be a four (4) minute time limit per end. An arrow shot after the whistle will not be counted.

4.      Shoot on whistle – one whistle to start, two whistles to stop.

5.      Archers competing in the team event will score the last two (2) ends of the Saturday round the regular way and then the inside out values will be put on the backside of the score card.  These scores are used as a tiebreaker only.

6.      If a tie exists for individuals, see the IFAA Indoor Flight System for Formulas for Tie Breaking.

7.      Officers and Directors will be responsible for calling questionable arrows.  If a shortage of current officers occurs, past officers and directors and alternates may also call arrows.

8.      Archers may compete in one style only.

9.      Once an archer starts scoring on a target, the type of target may not be changed in that 300-round.  (i.e. from a multi-spot to a single spot or a single spot to a multi-spot).  In a two day tournament, an archer may change the type of target on the second 300-round of the tournament.

10.  NFAA Pee-Wee style will be recognized at the Indoor State. Age is under 8 years old. Shooting 5 yards, Adults will score and pull the arrows. An adult may load the arrow for the archer.  Shooting fee is $ 0.00.  Must be an NFAA.IFAA member.

 

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Article IX – Tournament Rules (continued)

 

Item

Description

 C (continued)

10.  Team Championship will be based on a 300 round score shot on the first day of the Indoor State Championship

a.       Teams are made up of no more than two (2) archers.

b.      If the team members shoot two different styles, the higher style will be the competitive style.

c.       Women may shoot on any team, including mens.

d.      Men may not shoot on a woman’s team.

e.       Persons under 18 may shoot on any team in the highest style, as long as it is from the same yardages.

f.       The 5 person team with a minim of 2 female on it, regardless of age.  5 members any style. You can have a cub shooting 10 yds .

g.      If more than 3 teams, medals will be given out for 2nd and 3rd place.

11.  Original scorecards must be turned in and signed by the shooter and the scorekeeper.  In the event the original scorecard is lost, the duplicate scorecard may be turned in with the shooter’s signature and both scorekeepers’ signatures. 

12.  All scorecards must be turned in within thirty (30) minutes after completion of the tournament session.

13.  Line one will shoot the bottom target, line 2 will shoot top target.  Halfway, the groups will reverse and shoot the other line.

14.  You will stay on the shooting line until you have shot all the prescribed arrows.  There is to be no walking on and off the line between arrows.  You should not leave the line while the archers on either side of you are at full draw.  Please have consideration for your fellow archers.

15.  Empty spaces will be allowed on target butts when no shooter is assigned to a target position at all IFAA shoots.

16.  Archers are to stand astride the shooting line.

17.  Bounce outs are to be shot at the end of the scoring round.

18.  An arrow that passes through the target and falls out behind the target is to be re-shot at the end of the scoring round.

19.  At all indoor state sponsored tournaments, there is to be no smoking in the tournament hall.  A verbal warning will be issued by an official for the first offense, subject to disqualification for the second offense.

20.  IFAA will do their best to assign All Championship flights to shoot in the afternoon on Sunday.

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Article IX – Tournament Rules (continued)

 

Item

Description

D

Outdoor State Championship (suspend 28 to 14 Field for 2 yrs)

1.      The Outdoor State Championship will consist of 28 Field targets, 14 Hunter targets and 14 Animal targets to be held on the weekend before Labor Day weekend – two (2) day shoot.

a.       Field round will be shot on Saturday beginning at 9:00am and must be off the range by 3:00pm.

b.      Hunter / Animal round will be shot on Sunday beginning at 9:00am and must be off the range by 2:30pm.

c.       The Outdoor State Championship may be declared final by the Board, if all shooters have completed a minimum of 14 Field, 14 Hunter and 14 Animal targets.  If because of inclement weather, it is impossible to complete the required 42 targets during the course of the tournament, the following weekend will be used as a rain date.

d.      Signals (horn blast)

1.      One (1) signal – start shooting

2.      Two (2) signals – stop shooting and hold position.

3.      Three (3) signals – stop shooting and return to registration area immediately.

2.      All groups shall consist of at least three (3) but no more than five (5) shooters.  Two shall act as score keepers, one keeping the original score card and the other keeping the duplicate.  There will be a target captain in each group to call arrows.  The target captain shall be selected by mutual agreement of the group.

3.      All archers will be placed in their competitive group after the first day of shooting.

4.      On the day of the tournament, practice on the tournament range will be limited to the first two targets on each day.

E

Effective 2013 for 2 year trial ending in  Jan 1,2015

1. Change Outdoor State to a 14 Field, 14 Animal on Saturday and      14 Hunter round on Sunday.  All other rules apply.

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Article IX – Tournament Rules (continued)

 

Item

Description

D (continued)

5.      Scoring will be 5-4-3 on the Field and Hunter targets.  The X count will be included for a tie-breaker.  If additional tie-breakers are necessary, shoot offs will be held on the practice range on the longest yardage available at an appropriate size target (not to exceed 60 yards).

6.      Scoring for the Animal targets will be:

a.       First arrow – 20 pts kill, 18 pts wound

b.      Second arrow – 16 pts kill, 14 pts wound

c.       Third arrow – 12 pts kill, 10 pts wound

d.      Additional 1 point will be added when the arrow is in the bonus spot of the target

7.      When scoring, no arrows are to be touched in the individual target face until all arrows have been scored.  Any arrows touched are of the lower value. If the arrow is pulled the arrow is scored as zero

8.      In case of a scoring dispute, it will be referred to the range captain.  The range captain’s decision will be final.

9.      An archer with equipment failure shall be granted a 15 minute repair time, without holding up the tournament.  He/she will be allowed one (1) practice end and shoot the missed arrow(s).

10.  Only Field scores will be entered on membership card.

11.  The outdoor state will have 3 high score awards; Field, Hunter & Animal.

12.  Team Championship will be based on 28 field targets shot.

a.       Teams are made up of no more than two (2) archers.

b.      If the team members shoot two different styles, the higher style will be the competitive style.

c.       Women may shoot on any team, including men’s.

d.      Men may not shoot on woman’s team.

e.       Person’s under 18 may shoot on any team in the highest style, as long as it is from the same yardages.

13.  Original scorecards must be turned in and signed by the shooter and the scorekeeper.  In the event the original scorecard is lost, the duplicate scorecard may be turned in with the shooter’s signature and both scorekeepers’ signatures.

14.  All scorecards must be turned in within thirty (30) minutes after completion of the tournament session

 

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Article IX – Tournament Rules (continued)

 

Item

Description

E

3-D Open

1.      The tournament will consist of forty (40) targets.

a.       On a 40 target course, there will be one arrow scored on each target.

b.      On a 20 target course, there will be two (2) arrows scored on each target.

2.      This will be a one day event.  Registration will start at 8:00am and end at 10:00 am.  Progressive start.

3.      Shooting styles will be the ones recognized by the NFAA.

a.       All bowhunter equipment will be inspected.

b.      No lighted nocks allowed.

c.       Maximum draw weight of 80 pounds.

d.      NFAA speed rule, 300 ft per second  +- 3%, max speed is 309 ft per sec.

4.      You do not have to be a member of the NFAA/IFAA or any organization to compete in this event.

5.      No range finders allowed on the course.

6.      Double scoring is required.

a.       It is the shooters responsibility for their own score cards.

b.      No duplicate score cards will be issued.

7.      Must be at least three (3) shooters in each group.

a.       Two archers to score and one archer to call the score.

b.      All arrows must be scored before they are removed from the target.

c.       All shoot throughs must be shot over unless scoring is agreed to by all shooters in the group.

8.      Once a shooter has started the round they must complete it with their group or be accompanied by a range officer.  In case of equipment breakdown, the shooter has 30 minutes to make repairs and return to the range.  He/she will be assigned to a group or accompanied by a range officer to complete the course.

       8 B. In Even years 3D tournament will be marked yardages,

           In Odd years it will be unmarked yardages. This is a 4 year

            Trial, starts in 2012 expire in 2015.

 

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Article IX – Tournament Rules (continued)

 

Item

Description

E (continued)

9.      Stake placement

a.       Longest yardage will shoot first

b.      Shooters must touch stake when shooting.

c.       Shooters will be allowed two (2) minutes per arrow

 

If

Then

Men’s stake (red)

Maximum of 50 yards

Women’s and Youth’s stake (orange)

Maximum of 40 yards

Traditional and Cub stake (white)

Maximum of 25 yards

 

10.  Scoring

a.       Arrows must touch the line to be awarded the higher value.

b.      Each host club will display a target with the scoring areas marked.

If

Then

Highest scoring ring

12 points will be awarded

Second highest scoring ring

10 points will be awarded

Third highest scoring ring

8 points will be awarded

Outside the scoring rings, the rest of the body

5 points will be awarded

Horns, hoofs

0 points will be awarded

 

 

11.  All protests will be written and given to an IFAA director attending the shoot, along with a $50.00 protest fee.

a.       Protest must be submitted within 30 minutes preceding the shoot.

b.      The senior director will head a three (3) person protest committee, with a decision being made that day.

c.       Appeals to their decision can be made to the IFAA Board of Directors within five (5) days. 

d.      Appeals ruled on by the board will be answered within 30 days and their decision will be final.

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Article IX – Tournament Rules (continued)

 

Item

Description

E (continued)

12.  All children attending the event are the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian.

13.  All ties will be shot off at a single spot, one shot, unmarked yardage.

14.  No non-shooters on the range unless with IFAA official.

15.  All archers are responsible for knowing the rules of the tournament.

16.  All Cubs will receive an award.

17.  Allow all crossbow weights, no crossbow restrictions as long as Host club allows crossbows to shoot.

F

American Round State Championship

1.      All rules will be the same as the NFAA 900 Target Round

a.       30 arrows will be shot at all three distances.

b.      6 arrows per end at the two longest distances and 3 arrows per end at the shortest distance.

c.       Targets will be aligned in a field, similar to an indoor shoot.

d.      Target face will be a 122cm multi color target face.

e.       Scoring will be X-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (X will be used for tie breakers only)

f.       Flight system will be used.

2.      Shooting distances

 

If

Then shooting distances are

Adult or Young Adult

60 yards, 50 yards, 40 yards

Youth & Trad

50 yards, 40 yards, 30 yards

Cub

30 yards, 20 yards, 10 yards

 


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Article IX – Tournament Rules (continued)

 

Item

Description

G

International Round

1.      The International round shall consist of 20 targets laid out in a “v” for a progressive order from shortest distance to longest distance, then longest distance to shortest distance.

a.       Registration is from 8:00am10:00

b.      Cards must be turned in by 1:00pm

2.      NFAA Hunter targets will be used.

3.      Three arrows will be shot at each distance.

4.      Scoring will be 5-4-3

a.       Count the X for tiebreakers only.

b.      Arrow must touch the line to score the higher value.

5.      Flight system will be used.

6.      Shooting distances

 

If

Then

Adult or Young Adult

20-65 yards

Youth & Trad

20-50 yards

Cub

10, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30 yards

 

7.      You do not have to be a member of the NFAA/IFAA or any organization to compete in this event.

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Article IX – Tournament Rules (continued)

 

Item

Description

H

Miscellaneous Rules

1.      Written protests on IFAA rules and/or interpretations of same must be submitted with a fee of $25 for all tournaments, except 3-D in which the fee is $50.  Protests will be ruled on by the IFAA President, or at his/her discretion, at a called meeting of the Board within fifteen (15) days after the protest is filed.  If the protest stands and the person being protested does not ask for an R.I.C. ruling, the protest fee will be refunded.  If overruled, the fee will be deposited by the Treasurer.

a.       Indoor protests must be filed within thirty (30) minutes of the end of the scoring round.

b.      Outdoor protests must be filed within forty-five (45) minutes of the end of the scoring round.

c.       Protest must be written and show Article and Paragraph in relation to the protest.  Protest must be signed.

d.      The person being protested and the person protesting must be members of the NFAA before a R.I.C. ruling can be requested.

2.      In the event a member loses or destroys their membership card, they should contact the NFAA or the NFAA Director to get the card replaced.  There may be a fee for replacement.

3.      Anything not covered in the IFAA by-laws will be referred to the NFAA Constitution and by-laws for settlement or referred to the NFAA rules interpretation committee.

4.      An arrow buried in the target that cannot be seen must be pushed back through the target.  Do not push another back through beside it.

5.      No arrows are to be touched until all arrows are scored, otherwise the lower value must be taken.  If the arrow is pulled the arrow is scored as zero.

6.      One archer will keep the original score card and one will keep the duplicate.  Check and sign your card verifying you agree with the score before handing it in.

7.      Select a target Captain to call arrows.  If help is needed on a call, signal a director/field captain.  Their decision is final.

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Article IX – Tournament Rules (continued)

 

Item

Description

H (continued)

8.      If more than the prescribed number of arrows is shot, the highest value will not be counted.  An additional penalty of one (1) point will be accessed for each arrow shot over the prescribed number.

9.      An archer with equipment failure shall be granted a 15 minute repair time, without holding up the tournament.  He/she will be allowed one (1) practice end and shoot the missed arrows after the end of the tournament session.

10.  There will be no alcoholic beverages consumed by a tournament participant during shooting hours.  A verbal warning will be issued prior to the start of the shoot by the tournament officials.  This warning will be considered the first warning for every archer.  The second warning issued to an individual may result in disqualification from the tournament.

11.  All bowhunter equipment will be inspected prior to the   

            tournament or at the discretion of IFAA officers.

12.  Be courteous to your fellow archers, there is to be no loud talking on or near the shooting line.

13.  Laser sights are not permitted.

14.  No illuminated nocks.

15.  All Archers must have proper quivers to keep arrows contained that will not interfere with other shooters while on the shooting line or stake.  Accommodations will be made for handicapped shooters.

16.  Good Sportsmanship is expected from all IFAA/NFAA members.  This is your first warning; the second may cause you to be disqualified.

17.  No Archer shall draw a bow with the bow hand above the top of the head when drawing on a horizontal plane, parallel to the ground.  This is your First Warning, the second may cause you to be Disqualified. (Sky Drawing)

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Host Clubs Guidelines

This applies to Clubs hosting IFAA Championships and/or fundraisers.

 

Item

Description

1

Range must be NFAA approved with at least a two star rating.

2

Tournament date will be registered with IFAA for 20 pins.

3

Range must be marked appropriately for round and participants. (i.e. Field, Hunter, Adult, Youth, Cubs)

4

Ample food must be available at the range during the tournament.

5

No alcoholic beverages are to be sold during the tournament.

6

No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed by tournament participants during each individual archer’s shooting hours, including lunch breaks.

7

Club will be responsible for setup and tear down, according to  IFAA/NFAA guidelines.

8

All targets must be NFAA approved and are supplied by the host club.  (Club is reimbursed for paper targets purchased for the tournament)

9

Information on lodging, restaurants, and camping in the area and a map showing location of the range must be in the secretary’s office three (3) months prior to the tournament.

10

Host club will mark route to the range clearly, from all main highways in the area.

11

For Outdoor State,

·   the club must have a minimum of 14 targets on the range; arranged so four (4) archers may shoot at one time

·   all animal targets on one butt must have identical kill areas (i.e. skunk, ducks, etc)

·   shooting sites for cubs at Outdoor State shall be left up to the discretion of the IFAA President.

·   the Practice range shall consist of nine butts – one each even yardage in 5 yard increments from 10 to 50 yards (i.e. 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50)

·   the host club may at its own option, set up an expert round for the Pro division, as long as it does not interfere with the progress of the other archers in the tournament.


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Classification list

To figure your class for the Outdoor State Championship

 

Item

Description

A

Have you shot a District?

 

If

Then

Yes

Go to Question #B

No

You are in the Top class for your style

B

Do you have at least two recorded tournament scores, excluding your district?

 

If

Then

Yes

Go to Question #C

NOTE:  The district and scores must be in the same style

No

You are in the Top class for your style

C

To figure your average:

 

If

Then

3 or 4 recorded scores

Your best score is your average

5 or 6 recorded scores

Use the highest 3 scores and average them; this is your average

7 or more recorded scores

Use the highest 3 scores of the last 7 scores and average; this is your average

D

If you shot the Outdoor State Championship the prior year.

 

If

Then

Your average from C is less than your last year state score

Your high score from the last year state is your average

Your average from C is more than your last year state score

Your high score is what was calculated in C

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IFAA Indoor Flight System

 

 

Item

Description

A

Flighting will take place after the second day.

B

Flights will be broken using the following:

·   Use Chart A for  Pee Wee, Cubs, Youth

·   Use NFAA Flight Charts for the  Young Adults and Adult styles

C

On the second day of shooting, all competitors will be positioned on bales based on their first day score if possible.

D

Formulas for breaking ties in score at the indoor tournament.

18.  To break ties for the first place in the championship flights of all shooting styles a shoot off will need to be held.

a.       All archers that are tied will have new targets.

b.      All involved will have 5 arrows each for practice.

c.       Archers will then shoot 2 ends of 5 arrows each and score them under the normal scoring format.

d.      If the score is still tied, archers will then shoot 5 arrows each and score them inside out format with the x-ring being 5 points and white area as 4 points.

e.       If the score is still tied, archers will shoot another 5 arrows in sudden death until the tie(s) is broken.

19.  Ties in score for all other flights, for all places as well as second and third place in the championship division will be handled as follows:

a.       The archer with the highest score from the first day will take the higher place.

b.      If scores are still tied, the score cards for all competitors will be examined starting with the first scoring end of the first day’s card.  Scores will be compared then the x count.  The archer that shoots the first end that has more x’s than their competition will take the highest placement.

c.       If the score is still tied after both cards have been compared then the competitors will share the placement.

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Chart A: Flight Chart for PeeWee, Cub, and Youth

 

 

Number of Shooters in Each Style

Championship Flight

First Flight

Second Flight

Third  Flight

Fourth Flight

Fifth Flight

Sixth Flight

Seventh Flight

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

5

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

4

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

13

4

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

14

4

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

15

5

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

16

4

4

4

4

 

 

 

 

17

4

4

4

5

 

 

 

 

18

4

4

5

5

 

 

 

 

19

4

5

5

5

 

 

 

 

20

4

4

4

4

4

 

 

 

21

4

4

4

4

5

 

 

 

22

4

4

4

5

5

 

 

 

23

4

4

5

5

5

 

 

 

24

4

4

4

4

4

4

 

 

25

4

4

4

4

4

5

 

 

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Chart A: Flight Chart for PeeWee, Cub, and Youth (continued)

 

Number of Shooters in Each Style

Championship Flight

First Flight

Second Flight

Third  Flight

Fourth Flight

Fifth Flight

Sixth Flight

Seventh Flight

26

4

4

4

4

5

5

 

 

27

4

4

4

5

5

5

 

 

28

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

 

29

4

4

4

4

4

4

5

 

30

4

4

4

4

4

5

5

 

31

4

4

4

4

5

5

5

 

32

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

33

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

5

34

4

4

4

4

4

4

5

5

35

4

4

4

4

4

5

5

5

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Outdoor Classification List

 

 

MALE:

Freestyle (FS)

Freestyle Limited (FSL)

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