1991: Outdoor National tournament
The National Outdoor Tournament will be awarded on a rotational basis, when possible, between the West, Mid and East United States areas. If no bids are received for a given year, the next region in line will be accepted. Rotation will also be affected if the bid is considered not to be acceptable. This action to be effective in 1992.
2006: Outdoor National Tournament
The preferred format for the Outdoor National Tournament shall be five days, Monday through Friday, with flights determined after the second day. Where an acceptable five day host club bid is not available, the NFAA Council will consider a host for a three day format, with flights determined after the first day.
2012: Outdoor National Tournament
Grouping for 3/5 day Outdoor National Tournaments for days 4 and 5 will have archers shooting with their competitive peers. On day 4, archers with only an Animal Round score will be grouped with archers who shot similar Animal Round scores in their division. On day 5, archers with only two scores will be grouped with other archers based on Animal and high Field/Hunter round scores.
2006: Effective 2008: The Outdoor National Tournament will be a 3/5 day format. Rounds will be Field, Hunter, Animal, Field, Hunter, in that order. Five-day shooters will shoot all five days, and count their Animal Round score and only their better Field and better Hunter Round scores.
1996: The NFAA Novelty Field Round
*15 cm-15cm. Outside diameter, with an outer black ring lying within 15 cm and ending at 10 cm scored 3.
A white “4” ring from 10- cm to 5 cm.
A black “5” ring from 5 cm down to and including the white “X”.
A white “X” ring (scored 5) of 2.5 cm with an “X” in the middle,
30cm-30cm outside diameter, with an outer black ring lying within 30 cm and ending at 20 cm, scored 3.
A white “4” ring from 20 cm to 10 cm.
A black “5” ring from 10 cm down to and including the white “X”.
A white “X” ring (scored 5) of 5 cm with an “X” in the middle.
45 cm-45 cm outside diameter, with an outer black ring lying within 45 cm and ending at 30 cm, scored 3.
A white “4” ring from 30 cm to 15 cm.
A black “5” ring from 15cm down to and including the white “X”.
A white “X” ring (scored 5) of 7.5 cm with an “X” in the middle.
60 cm-60 cm outside diameter, with an outer black ring lying within 60 cm and ending at 40 cm, scored 3.
A white “4” ring from 40 cm to 20 cm.
A black “5” ring from 20 cm down to and including the white “X”.
A white “X” ring (scored 5) of 10 cm with an “x” in the middle.
The archer will shoot 3 arrows at each of the following distances at the targets noted. There are 10 targets per half, 20 per round; for a total of 60 shots (same as indoor). Possible score =300 +60 X’s.
The 30 cm target will be used at the following distances: 20,25, & 30 yards.
The 45 cm target will be shot at the following distances: 35, 40, 45 & 50 yards.
The 60 cm target will be shot at the following distances: 55, 60 & 65 yards.
Similar to the field round, archers shall shoot from opposite sides after the first half (i.e. left to right and vice versa). Also, the first shooters will shoot bottom targets (on the 30 cm faces), the second shooter(s) shall shoot top targets and change at the half.
4 target faces will be available to shoot whenever the 30 cm size is used. A single target face is used at all other distances, with the option of double-targeting the 45 cm faces.
*This size face was initially developed in case this target would some day be considered as a replacement of the current field faces.
These targets could be adopted to replace the current field round targets.
1996: Combination 3-D Animal and Field or Hunter Round
1. STANDARD UNIT:
This round is to be shot on existing 14 unit field, hunter & animal ranges. It will consist of 7 marked 5/3 or 5/4/3 field or hunter targets and 7 3-D unmarked distance animal targets.
The targets will be put out on the existing range in the following manner; it makes no difference in what distance sequence the range is laid out. The first target will have either a field or hunter face. This will be at the discretion of the tournament chairman. The second target will have a 3-D animal target. The animal target will be set in a direct line at an unmarked distance somewhere between the furthermost animal stake and the existing target butt. The target is to be set in this direct line for safety purposes. Target number three will again be either a field or hunter target. Target number four will be another 3-D animal set as described above for number two. This rotation sequence between field or hunter and 3-D animal targets will carry out through the 14 target unit, or 28 target unit, however the range is laid out.
3.1 When shooting either the field or hunter targets, you will shoot four arrows from the stakes that you would normally shoot that particular target from. Scoring each arrow either a 5/3 or 5/4/3/ just as you would in a field or hunter round.
3.2 When shooting the 3-D animal targets, you will shoot two arrows from the furthermost animal stake. You will score both arrows. Scoring will be 10 for a kill and 8 for a wound.
3.3 In using the above scoring system it will be possible to shoot a perfect score of 280, which is comparable to the scoring system for our three existing 14 target units.