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Rules

OFFICIAL VEGAS ROUND

Target: All Championship and 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 rings. The X-ring of the 40 cm Indoor Vegas Face will be used for tiebreaks in the Flights divisions and for 4th place or below in the Championship divisions. All Cub, Youth, and Young Adult Recurve division entrants will shoot on the 60 cm Indoor Face and all Cub, Youth and Young Adult compound shooters will use the standard single spot 40 cm Indoor Vegas Face or the “Vegas” three-spot target face.

Distance: 20 Yards

Rounds: Each round on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will consist of ten ends; 3 arrows per end. The Cub, Youth and Young Adult divisions will shoot only two rounds; one each on Friday and Saturday.

 

OFFICIAL VEGAS ROUND RULES

You may enter either a Championship division or a Flight division. You will remain in the same division all three days. The number of entries in that division will determine the number of places offered in each division. Based on last year’s registration, the number of placed offered this year would be as listed. The tournament guarantees the first three places for each division will not change; however, subsequent places may change based on attendance. Any division with less than 20 competitors will be awarded a 70% payback based on actual registration. This may be different than the published awards.

Non-English Speaking Competitors: Every effort will be made to contact those archers who require assistance to understand the equipment divisions, scoring procedures, tournament rules, etc.  Please notify a tournament staff person if language or other circumstances may cause communication problems.

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 all three days of competition.

Junior Divisions: There will be three Junior Divisions open to all archers, 17 years of age or younger; Freestyle, Freestyle Limited Compound, and Freestyle Limited Recurve. Each Division will offer three age groups. Recurve Division archers will use the 60 cm World Archery Indoor Face. Compound Division archers will use the 40 cm 3-spot “Vegas” Target Face OR the stan­dard 40 cm single spot Indoor Face. NFAA equipment rules will apply. All Junior Divisions will shoot at 20 yds.

 “Vegas” Awards will be presented for the first, second and third place for boys and girls in the Cub, Youth and Young Adult divisions. If attendance warrants, some divisions may be flighted.

Ties: It is the intent of the tournament to break all ties. Championship division ties for first, second and third place will be determined by the highest total score from all three days of the competition (X’s will not be used to determine ties). 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 include one practice-end followed by an end-by-end sudden death. A maximum of two ends will be shot using regular scoring, then only the X ring scores 10 points until the tie is broken. After each end, only those still tied with the highest score will continue in the shoot off. Each archer’s placement in the tournament will be determined by the order in which he/she drops 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, including the score and X’s accumulated in the shoot off, then first day score, first day X’s and so on.

All other ties will be broken by the highest score in the following sequence:

1) Total X’s, 2) The remaining ties will be combined and the prize money will be divided equally.

Target X-ring, when used for the purpose of breaking ties, will be scored outside-in (arrow touching outside of the line scores as an X).

Cub, Youth, and Young Adult Division ties will be decided by the highest score in the following sequence: 1) 1st round, 2) 2nd round, 3) 1st end through 20th end.

Scoring: Electronic scoring will be implemented for the entire 2014 Vegas Shoot. You will be given further instruction at the Tournament regarding the proper procedures. Archers will be responsible for understanding the new scoring procedures and verifying their scores.  Free access will be provided to an Official Vegas Shoot Scoring link where scores will be available on smart phones, kiosks and monitors throughout the venue.

Protests:  Any incident requiring immediate decision must be brought to the attention of a referee.  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 U.S.  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.

Equipment Failure: In the event of equipment failure, step back from the shooting line and raise your bow above your head.  A referee will come to your assistance.  The archer will have 15 minutes 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.

 

“LUCKY DOG” SHOOT OFF

Any archer in the Male Freestyle (Compound Unlimited Men) Championship Division that shoots a 3-day total cumulative score of 899 will be eligible to shoot off for one spot with the 900’s in the Championship shoot off. The 899 shoot off will be held immediately following the last line- it will be a 1-arrow/end shoot off (1st arrow counting the X as a 10, then for each subsequent end counting the X as 10 scored inside out- no practice ends). All qualified archers (899 and 900’s) must turn their scorecards in at the podium within 10 minutes of the conclusion of the regular round.  The “Lucky Dog” can be the “Vegas Champion” by winning the 900’s shoot off or will place at the top of the 899’s in the regular ranking placement.

$1,000 GUARANTEE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP 900 SCORES

All Championship Division archers shooting a score of 900 will be guaranteed a minimum prize of $1,000.

Shooting Rules:

1. NEW! Each end (time period to shoot three arrows) shall be 2 minutes.

2. Archers shooting first will shoot the lower target face positions.

3. An archer shooting before or after the whistle signaling a 2-minute end will lose their highest scoring arrow or arrows equaling the number of errant arrows shot.

4. One arrow is allowed per spot on a three-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.

5. If more than 3 arrows are shot during an end, only the lowest 3 arrows will be scored.  A penalty of one point will be assessed for each additional arrow shot. Misses or zeros will be counted as lowest arrows.

6. If an archer shoots less than three arrows in one end, he/she may shoot the remaining arrows if the omission is discovered before the end is officially completed; otherwise they shall be scored as misses.

7. 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.

8. Any archer conducting himself in an unsportsmanlike manner will be IMMEDIATELY disqualified.

9. Professional members of the NFAA are required to meet current dress code standards for competition.

10. Peak compound bow draw weight shall not exceed 80 lbs, with a maximum speed of 300 FPS with a 3% variance.

11. 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.

Scoring Rules:

1. A referee will make all decisions on scoring questionable arrows; their decisions are final.

2. All arrows must remain in the target, untouched, until scoring is completed.

3. Any archer deliberately 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.

4. The three-spot target face is scored on the gold (10,9), red (8,7), and blue (6) rings. The target face must be placed on the mat in an upright position.  The X-ring (innermost ring of 10 ring) is scored and recorded for use in tiebreaks for all divisions except first, second and third place in all championship divisions.

5. Arrows must touch the line to be in the next highest scoring area.

6. 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.

7. If an arrow is embedded in the target beyond the nock and a referee 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.

8. 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. ANY ARCHER TURNING IN AN INCORRECT SCORE CARD WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION.

Smoking is Prohibited in the Shooting Hall. Smoking Allowed in Designated Areas Only. Please Obey all No Smoking Signs.