The NFAA Foundation will host the third annual Rushmore Rumble, January 5-7, 2024 at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. The event will be open to all archers! No membership required.
The Rushmore Rumble will include 2-days of competition with Day 1 featuring a new 600 Vegas round shot on the 40 cm 5-spot Vegas-style target. The round will consist of 12 ends of 5 arrows shot at 20 yards. The 40 cm 5-spot target features scoring areas 10-7 with the x-ring scoring. 4 minutes will be allowed for each end. Archers may also shoot at the 40 cm single-spot with scoring rings 10-1.
Day 2 will feature a traditional Vegas 300 round shot on the 40 cm 3-spot Vegas target. The round will consist of 10 ends of 3 arrows shot at 20 yards. The 40 cm 3-spot target features scoring areas 10-6 with the x-ring scoring. 2 minutes will be allowed for each end. Archers may also shoot at the 40 cm single-spot with scoring rings 10-1.
Championship division (including Championship Young Adult) ties for first, second, and third place will be determined by the highest total score from both days of competition, not counting x’s. All competitors tied with the same high score at the end of the second day will compete in a shoot-off to determine final places.
The event will feature NFAA Foundation championship, flight, and junior divisions; the same divisions offered at The Vegas Shoot and the First Dakota Classic.
Last updated on January 6, 2021.
Day 1: All Championship (including Championship Young Adult) Divisions and Adult Flight Divisions will shoot on either the 40 cm Vegas five-spot target face with gold – red (10-9-8-7) scoring areas or the 40 cm single-spot face with 10 through 1 scoring. The x-ring of the 40 cm face will be used for tiebreaks in the Flights divisions and for 4th place or below in the Championship divisions. After the sixth end of the competition, target faces are changed from bottom to top or vice versa.
Non-Championship Cub, Youth, and Young Adult recurve divisions will shoot on the 60 cm Indoor Face with 10 through 1 scoring. Cub, Youth, and Young Adult compound divisions will use the standard single-spot 40 cm Indoor Vegas Face or the Vegas five-spot target face. Archers can switch target faces (single-spot or five-spot) at any time during practice rounds and competition.
The round will consist of 12 ends of 5 arrows shot at 20 yards. 4 minutes will be allowed for each end.
Day 2: All Championship (including Championship Young Adult) Divisions and Adult Flight Divisions will shoot on either the 40 cm Vegas three-spot target face with gold – red– blue (10-9-8-7-6) scoring areas or the 40 cm single-spot face with 10 through 1 scoring. The x-ring of the 40 cm face will be used for tiebreaks in the Flights divisions and for 4th place or below in the Championship divisions. After the fifth end of the competition, target faces are changed from bottom to top or vice versa.
Non-Championship Cub, Youth, and Young Adult recurve divisions will shoot on the 60 cm Indoor Face with 10 through 1 scoring. Cub, Youth, and Young Adult compound divisions will use the standard single-spot 40 cm Indoor Vegas Face or the Vegas three-spot target face. Archers can switch target faces (single-spot or three-spot) at any time during practice rounds and competition.
The round will consist of 10 ends of 3 arrows shot at 20 yards. 2 minutes will be allowed for each end.
Distance for all Divisions: 20 Yards
You may enter either a Championship division, Flight division, or Junior Division. Archers may only register in ONE division and style and will remain in the same division for the duration of the event. The number of entries in that division will determine the number of places offered in each division. The tournament guarantees the first three places for each division will not change; however, subsequent places may change based on attendance. This may be different than the published awards.
Flights: Flight placements will be determined at the discretion of the tournament management. The method or methods used for determining the flights can be any combination of both days of competition.
Junior Divisions: There will be two Junior divisions open to all archers, 17 years of age or younger; Compound and Recurve. Each division will offer three age groups in Male and Female categories; Cub (11 and under), Youth (12-14) and Young Adult (15-17). The archer must be the appropriate age at the start of the competition and remains in that category even if they celebrate a birthday during the competition. NFAA Foundation scholarships will be presented to the top 3 place winners in each Junior Division.
Championship Young Adult Divisions: There will be two Championship Young Adult divisions available to archers 12-17 years of age; Compound and Recurve. Championship Young Adult divisions will compete for cash prizes in a male/female-combined division. Participants must be between the ages of 12-17 at the start of the tournament to compete in these divisions.
Ties: Championship division (including Championship Young Adult) ties for first, second, and third place will be determined by the highest total score from both days of competition, not counting x’s. All competitors tied with the same high score at the end of the third day will compete in a shoot-off to determine final places.
The shoot-off will be shot on the 40 cm Vegas three-spot target face and will include one practice-end followed by end-by-end sudden death. The first end will be scored with regular scoring followed by scoring where only the x ring scores 10 points. After each end, only those still tied with the highest score will continue in the shoot-off. All archers’ placement in the tournament (other than first, second, or third) will be determined by the order in which they drop out of the shoot-off. If more than one archer drops out of the shoot off in the same end, those archers will be placed based on their total score and x-count of both days, including the score and x’s accumulated in the shoot-off.
All other ties (Flight and Championship) will be broken by the highest score and highest x count. Ties remaining after x count, will equally split the combined payout of the tied positions.
All Junior Division ties will be decided by the highest score in the following sequence 1) total x's 2) 1st round score 3) 2nd round score 4) 1st end through 20th end score.
- Day 1 - Each end (time period to shoot five arrows) shall be 4 minutes. Day 2 - Each end (time period to shoot three arrows) shall be 2 minutes.
- Archers shooting first will shoot the lower target face positions.
- An archer shooting before the whistle signaling the time has lapsed will lose their highest scoring arrow or arrows equaling the number of errant arrows shot.
- For Championship & Young Adult Championship divisions only: one arrow is allowed per spot on the three-spot or five-spot target face. If there is more than one arrow in a single spot, you will lose your highest scoring arrow or arrows in that spot.
- If more than the prescribed number of arrows are shot during an end, only the lowest arrows will be scored. A penalty of one point will be assessed for each additional arrow shot. Misses or zeros will be counted as the lowest arrows.
- If an archer shoots less than the prescribed arrows in one end and retires from the line, he/she may shoot the remaining arrows if the omission is discovered before the end is officially completed and the line has not been cleared; otherwise they shall be scored as misses.
- An archer who purposely disfigures a target face to improve aiming or for any other reason may be disqualified. Arrow holes may be repaired, provided there is no delay to the round.
- For Championship divisions, targets must be replaced with a new face after the 5th end.
- Any archer conducting himself in an unsportsmanlike manner will be immediately disqualified and removed from the site.
- Peak compound bow draw weight shall not exceed 80 lbs.
- Maximum arrow shaft diameter allowed will be 0.422 inches, with a point diameter not to exceed 0.425 inches. The shaft diameter will include any wrap placed on the arrow and will include the size of the nock and the nock insert.
- If the arrow wrap, nock, or nock adapter exceed 0.422 inches and are embedded in the scoring area, the arrow shall NOT be scored and will be reshot.
- Any equipment that impairs the hearing of the competitor will not be allowed on the shooting line.
- Any archer that is hearing impaired must notify officials prior to shooting.
- Arrow twirling will be permitted as long as it is not disruptive or dangerous to other archers or the event. A warning may be given by a tournament official if the twirling or handling of an arrow is deemed as disruptive or dangerous. Repeated violations may result in the removal of the archer from the competition at the tournament official's discretion.
Protests: Any incident requiring an immediate decision must be brought to the attention of a judge. All protests must be submitted in writing to the Tournament Director within one hour of the conclusion of the round where the incident occurred, accompanied by $50 USD. The Tournament Rules Committee will convene approximately 1 hour after the last scoring end of each day to decide the outcome of each protest. All decisions of the Tournament Rules Committee will be final. The $50 protest fee will be returned if the Tournament Rules Committee rules in favor of the protest. No protests are allowed during shoot-offs, judges decisions are final.
Equipment Failure: In the event of equipment failure, step back from the shooting line and raise your bow above your head. A judge will come to your assistance. The archer will have 15 minutes of repair time without holding up the tournament. One practice end will be allowed. The archer shall be allowed to shoot any arrows missed during the 15 minutes. All make-up arrows will be shot at the end of the round. Equipment failure is not allowed during championship shoot-offs, judges decisions are final. There will be no allowance for equipment failure in shoot-offs.
Dress Code: All Professional members of the NFAA and anyone participating in a Championship Shoot-Off or Awards Podium are required to meet the following dress code standards. It is suggested that all Championship divisions adhere to the following dress code.
Archers shall present themselves in clean and neat attire, acceptable to public view. Blue jeans/denim and any bottoms with holes, tears, or frayed material are not allowed. Archers shall wear pants, shorts or skirts. Shorts and skirt hems should approximately meet fingertip length. Shirts/tops shall be of a collared design. Archers may also wear uniforms provided by sponsors or their national team. Shirts must have a standard collar, Henley collar or mock collar. T-shirts, swimming suits, cut-offs and obscene or vulgar slogans or pictures on clothing are prohibited. Open-toed shoes/flip flops/sandals are unacceptable while competing. Dress code is not required during practice.
- A judge will make all decisions on scoring questionable arrows; their decisions are final.
- All arrows must remain in the target, untouched, until scoring is completed.
- Any archer intentionally touching any questionable arrow or any part of the target assembly (including other arrows, faces, pins, mat or stand) will result in the questionable arrow being scored in the lower scoring area. If it happens more than once, then the archer will be disqualified.
- The target face must be placed on the mat in an upright position.
- Arrows must touch the line to be in the next highest scoring area.
- Any arrow that passes beyond the shooting line a distance greater than 10 feet as measured to the closest part of the arrow, will be considered a shot arrow. See mark on the floor.
- If an arrow is embedded in the target beyond the nock, a judge must be called and the arrow should not be touched. If the arrow is touched before the judge arrives, then the arrow is not scored. If a judge cannot determine the value of that arrow, it will be considered a pass-through and will be re-shot. No arrows will be pushed back.
- Bounce outs can be shot again at the end of regulation shooting.
- Each competitor must complete and sign his own scorecard. Both scorers must also sign it. When there is a difference on the two cards, the lowest score must be taken. Paper scorecards must be turned in at the scoring table immediately following shooting. To be considered valid, scorecards must be turned in within one hour of the final end.
- All scoring on the official scorecard must be completed in ink. Any changes on the official scorecard must be agreed upon and initialed by all archers in the scoring group. Any archery turning in an incorrect scorecard will be subject to disqualification.
All divisions will follow the same equipment rules as The Vegas Shoot. Equipment Rules
Friday, January 5
9:00AM-5:00PM Late Registration & Check In
9:00AM-8:00PM Paid Practice as Space is Available
Saturday, January 6
7:30AM-TBD Day 1: Vegas 600 Round on 5-Spot 40cm
Sunday, January 7
8:00AM-TBD Day 2: Vegas 300 Round
Championship Shoot Off & Championship Award Ceremony