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The beginners' guide to NFAA Indoor Nationals 2019

The 39th edition of the NFAA Indoor Nationals takes place at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 15-17, 2019.

All current NFAA and USA Archery members are welcome to shoot the 120 arrows over two full and exciting days of competition.


  • Venue: Duke Energy Convention Center
  • Dates: March 15-17
  • Number of athletes: Around 1900
  • Professional defending champions: Lonnie Marlow, Linda Ochoa, Keith Trail, Connie Calloway, Dee Wilde and Debra Sieloff.


Thursday, March 14: Archery Trade Show & S3DA Indoor Nationals

Friday, March 15: Archery Trade Show, S3DA Indoor Nationals, USA Archery Indoor National Finals, Late Registration and Check-In, Paid Practice, Equipment Storage Available, Practice with the Pros, Pro-Am Team Event.

Saturday, March 16: Paid Practice as Space is Available, Equipment Storage Available, Shooting Times: NFAA Championships, Archery Trade Show.

Sunday, March 17: TBD Paid Practice as Space is Available, TBD Equipment Storage Available, TBD Shooting Times: NFAA Championships, TBD Award Ceremonies to Follow Each Shooting Line, Archery Trade Show


Around 1900 competitors will shoot the iconic NFAA Indoor blue and white target face in Cincinatti.

Archers choose between a standard single-spot target face, measuring 40 centimeters in diameter, or its five-spot variation.

The white five-ring measures eight centimeters across with a four-centimeter diameter X-ring in the very middle.

The single spot has blue rings scoring four, three, two and one points; each of the five spots has two thinner blue rings scoring four points.

There's one day scheduled for practice, followed by two days of competition, 60 arrows per archer per session.

Over 80 divisions are available for cubs, youths, young adults, adults, seniors, silver seniors and master seniors to compete in.


In the following divisions, the prizes for the first three places are guaranteed. Subsequent place prizes will be based on attendance.

Professional Male Freestyle

1st $10,000

2nd $5,000

3rd $3,000

Professional Female Freestyle

1st $3,000

2nd $1,500

3rd $1,000

Professional Senior Freestyle

1st $3,000

2nd $1,500

3rd $1,000


Live results will be available via Ianseo.

The NFAA has partnered with Competition Archery Media to offer live coverage of Sunday's professional shoot offs on the NFAA, Lancaster and Competition Archery Media YouTube channels and Facebook pages.

Check our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates.

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