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2018 Lancaster Archery Classic Format & Rules

(Red indicates New for 2018)

 

1.0     Registration

1.1    NEW – Victory Youth Trophy Tournament – Saturday, January 27, 1 p.m., 60 arrows from 18m at a 40cm target face w/ X’s scored as 11’s. No eliminations or shoot-ups. Trophies will be awarded to each 1st Place Champion. Top 3 scores from each division will be awarded deluxe medallions

1.1a  Limited space, only 240 spots available

1.1b  Compound, Olympic Recurve and Barebow with the following age divisions: Bowman (12 & under), Cub (13/14), Cadet (15-17) and Junior (18-20); Archer’s age as of Friday, January 26, 2018

1.1c Registration Fee: $75 with no early/late Fees; 1.2a cancellation policy applies

1.1d  Archers who register for the Youth Trophy Tournament may not register for the Classic

1.1e  Free practice Saturday; $10 for Friday access, includes target faces

1.1f   Archers may use either a 40cm Single Spot or Vertical 3-Spot target face

1.1g  Opportunity to shoot in the LAS Classic, meet Olympians and Pros, win door prizes between shooting ends and watch Shoot-Ups

1.2   Early Registration Fee of $250 for Pro and $150 for Amateur divisions prior to December 17, 2017. After December 17, 2017, Registration Fee will be $300 Pro and $175 Amateur. All Registrations include a $25 Non-refundable Lane Reservation Fee. Registration Deadline is Sunday, January 21, 2018

1.2a   All cancellations prior to Sunday, January 21, 2018 will receive a refund minus the $25 Lane Reservation Fee.  No changes or cancellations after Midnight on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Cancellations made after January 21, 2018 will forfeit the Registration Fee and Lane Reservation Fee without exception

1.3   Practice: 160 positions on 80 lanes of on-site practice at Spooky Nook’s Olympic Room; $10 for weekend access, includes target faces. 110 positions on 55 lanes of free off-site practice at Lancaster Archery Supply’s four indoor ranges; 2195-A Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster (13-15 min. drive); Free weekend access from early to late. On-site practice duration may be limited to 5 ends during peak times if practice area is full

1.4   Food/drink available for purchase at Spooky Nook Sports concession areas in lobby

1.5   Free Door Prizes will be drawn after each end of Qualification Rounds on Friday. Total Prize value >$20,000

1.6   Spooky Nook Sports has >2000 parking spaces; $5 Parking Fee per car per day if not a Warehouse Hotel guest

1.7   Free Van Shuttles to the Lancaster Archery Supply Pro Shop & Distribution Center for practice, visits & tours

1.8   Your Registration Packet will include: Quiver Tag, Name Tag, Classic Event Hat, Pocket Guide, LAS Catalog, LAS Calendar, Decal, Wristband & Notepad

1.9   Please review your Rcherz profile & your scorecard to insure all information is correct prior to shooting

1.10   Please arrive at Spooky Nook Sports and be checked in at registration 30 minutes prior to your line time

1.11   LAS Classic Event T-Shirts will be available during online registration and/or at registration for only $15

 

2.0     Divisions

2.1   Divisions follow NFAA/Vegas Rules & Equipment (Open = Freestyle Unlimited) except Barebow

         NFAA Shooting Styles and Equipment Rules

2.1a   Barebow follows World Archery rules; allows a recurve or longbow shooting with a rest and plunger. String walking is permitted. No bow mounted clickers or draw checks. No stabilizers are permitted but riser mounted weights are permitted so long as the bow with all legal accessories fits thru a 12.2cm WA/USAA Judge’s ring

2.1b   NFAA, USAA, ASA or IBO membership is not required to participate in the LAS Classic

2.2   Archers may only register and shoot once in a single division

2.3   Pro $ Divisions: Men’s Open Pro, Women’s Open Pro, Masters Open Pro; (Registered NFAA Pros and archers who have competed in a Pro Division [excludes semi-pro] in 2016 or 2017 at any ASA or IBO event must register in a Pro Division, others may choose to shoot either Pro or Open [Amateur] division, but not both. Shooting LAS Classic as Pro doesn’t become binding on any other organization or tournament)

2.4   Amateur $ Divisions: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Masters Open, Senior Open, Youth Male Open, Youth Female Open, Bowhunter, Men’s Recurve, Women’s Recurve, Barebow, Youth Male Recurve, Youth Female Recurve

2.5   Age Defined Divisions: Masters – must be 50 years old by Sunday 1/28/18; Senior – must be 60 years old by Sunday 1/28/18; Youth – must be 11-17 years old with 18th birthday falling on or after Friday 1/26/18 (may be younger than 11 years old, if youth archer has experience in shooting more than 3 tournaments)

 

3.0     Additional Rules

3.1   The LAS Classic will continue despite inclement weather, unless Spooky Nook Sports Complex closes or other calamities arising from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including acts of God, such as fires, floods, earthquakes, epidemics, wars, governmental actions, civil disturbances, strikes and riots. In the event Friday must be cancelled, all Qualification Scores will be shot on Saturday and only top 8/4 Shoot-Up archers will compete on Sunday. If Saturday must be cancelled, top 8/4 archers from Friday will compete in Shoot-Up on Sunday. If Sunday must be cancelled, awards & payouts will be awarded based on Qualification Scores, Eliminations or Shoot-Ups completed. No full or partial refunds will be given due to circumstances beyond our control

3.2   Listening devices (headphones, ear buds, iPod/mp3 players, etc.) are not permitted while shooting on the line

3.3   Must use a currently manufactured arrow shaft no larger than size 2712 (10.7 mm, .422” diameter)

 

4.0    Qualification Rounds

4.1   60 arrows from 18m at a 40cm target face w/ X's scored as 11's; Possible 660 score

4.2   Compound archers will use a 40cm Vertical 3-Spot target face. Recurve archers may use either a 40cm Single Spot or Vertical 3-Spot face

4.3   Qualification Rounds will have 2 ends of official practice before scoring begins

4.4   Qualification Rounds will be timed 2 minutes (2:00) for 3 shots

4.5   Shots triggered after the buzzer will not score; arrows traveling past dead arrow line cannot be re-shot

4.6   Double scoring, on tablet and paper scorecard, arrow line calls are made by the majority of the group

4.6a   Scorecard must be totaled and signed before being turned in as the final scorecard. Scores for top qualifiers will be rechecked & changed if a lower score is found. Rcherz electronic scoring is unofficial

4.6b   Do not touch any arrow or target face until the scores have been called & recorded accurately

4.6c   Archer can request a Judge if he/she disagrees with group call; Judges will rotate every 5 ends, ruling is final

4.6d   Archer must number (1, 2, 3) each spot on their target; Arrows will be shot and recorded in this order

4.6e   Single Spot targets will be scored lowest scoring arrow to highest

4.6f   Ties are decided based on score, # of 11’s, # of 10’s, 1st arrow out of highest scoring ring (longest clean wins)

4.6g   1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th arrows out of the 11 ring will be used to break ties

4.7   Archers are required to replace target face at judge’s discretion; face may not be altered or repaired

4.8   Witnessed bounce outs or witnessed physical interference by another archer will be re-shot

4.9   No bow racks will be provided; archers must use their own floor bow stand or prop bows on v-bars

4.10   Archer may miss up to 2 ends during Qualification Round for equipment failure; arrows will be made up at the end. Practice on practice range or open targets before resuming with the group on your target

 

5.0     Qualification Results, Cutoffs & Ranking

5.1   Results and ranking for the Qualification Round will be immediately seen on Rcherz digital scoring, then confirmed and announced after the finish of the Friday 4:00 p.m. line, by about 8 p.m.

5.2   Qualification placement cutoffs for Elimination Rounds in each division: Full Top 64 Olympic bracket in Men’s Open Pro & Men’s Open; Top 32 Bracket for Masters Open, Youth Male Open, Men’s Recurve & Barebow; Top 16 Bracket for Women’s Open Pro, Women’s Open, Master’s Open Pro, Senior Open, Youth Female Open & Bowhunter; Top 8 bracket for Women’s Recurve, Youth Male Recurve & Youth Female Recurve

 

6.0     Elimination Match Format

6.1   Men's Open Pro and Men's Open

6.1a   Top 64 qualifying scores advance to Eliminations and will shoot a 12 Arrow Olympic Bracket Style Elimination

         (#1 vs #64, #2 vs #63, #17 vs #48, #18 vs #47, etc.)

6.1b   1/32 Elimination Match consists of 4 ends of 3 shots (12 arrows); cutting the field to 32 archers

6.1c   1/16 Elimination Match consists of 4 ends of 3 shots (12 arrows); cutting the field to 16 archers

6.1d   1/8 Elimination Match consists of 4 ends of 3 shots (12 arrows); cutting the field to 8 Shoot-Up Finalists ranked by total score from Qualification, 1/32, 1/16 and 1/8 Eliminations

6.1e   8 Finalists will engage in Shoot-Up Matches with #8 vs #7, Winner vs #6, Winner vs #5, etc.

6.2   Masters Open, Youth Male Open, Men’s Recurve & Barebow

6.2a   Top 32 qualifying scores advance to Eliminations and will shoot a 12 Arrow Olympic Bracket Style Elimination

         (#1 vs #32, #2 vs #31, #3 vs #30, #4 vs #29, etc.)

6.2b   1/16 Elimination Match consists of 4 ends of 3 shots (12 arrows); cutting the field to 16 archers

6.2c   1/8 Elimination Match consists of 4 ends of 3 shots (12 arrows); cutting the field to 8 archers

6.2d   1/4 Elimination Match consists of 4 ends of 3 shots (12 arrows); cutting the field to 4 Shoot-Up Finalists ranked by total score from Qualification, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 Eliminations

6.2e   4 Finalists will engage in Shoot-Up Matches with #4 vs #3, Winner vs #2, Winner vs #1

6.3   Women's Open Pro, Women's Open, Masters Open Pro, Senior Open, Youth Female Open & Bowhunter

6.3a   Top 16 qualifying scores advance to Eliminations and will shoot a 12 Arrow Olympic Bracket Style Elimination

         (#1 vs #16, #2 vs #15, #3 vs #14, #4 vs #13, etc.)

6.3b   1/8 Elimination Match consists of 4 ends of 3 shots (12 arrows); cutting the field to 8 archers

6.3c   1/4 Elimination Match consists of 4 ends of 3 shots (12 arrows); cutting the field to 4 Shoot-Up Finalists ranked by total score from Qualification, 1/8 and 1/4 Eliminations

6.3d   4 Finalists will engage in Shoot-Up Matches with #4 vs #3, Winner vs #2, Winner vs #1

6.4   Women’s Recurve, Youth Male Recurve & Youth Female Recurve

6.4a   Top 8 qualifying scores advance to Eliminations and will shoot a 12 Arrow Olympic Bracket Style Elimination (#1 vs #8, #2 vs #7, #3 vs #6, #4 vs #5)

6.4b   1/4 Elimination Match consists of 4 ends of 3 shots (12 arrows); cutting the field to 4 Shoot-Up Finalists ranked by total score from Qualification and 1/4 Elimination

6.4c   4 Finalists will engage in Shoot-Up Matches with #4 vs #3, Winner vs #2, Winner vs #1

 

7.0     Elimination Match Rules

7.1   All Elimination matches will be timed 2 minutes (2:00) for 3 shots with one end of practice

7.2   Possible score of 132 (12) 11's; double scoring, opponent calls, appeals to Judge

7.3   Ties are decided based on score, # 11’s, # of 10’s, 1 Arrow Shoot-Off (2 shots by score, 3rd shot closest to X)

7.4   Shots triggered after buzzer will not score; arrows traveling past dead arrow line cannot be re-shot

7.5   Witnessed bounce outs or witnessed physical interference by another archer will be re-shot

7.6   No provision for equipment or physical failure can be given during any Elimination match

 

8.0     Shoot-Up Final Format

Shoot-Up matches will feature two archers shooting against one another – arrow for arrow – on stage, in front of the entire crowd, with commentary and live video on the big screen directly above the targets!

8.1   Men's Open Pro & Men's Open

8.1a   Top 8 archers ranked 1st through 8th by total score from Qualification and Eliminations

8.1b   Ranking ties are decided based on total 11s, then by the archer who shot clean longer during qualification

8.1c   #8 vs #7, Winner vs #6, Winner vs #5, Winner vs #4, Winner vs #3, Winner vs #2, Winner vs #1

8.2   Women's Open Pro, Women's Open, Masters Open Pro, Masters Open, Senior Open, Youth Male Open, Youth Female Open, Bowhunter, Men's Recurve, Women's Recurve, Barebow, Youth Male Recurve & Youth Female Recurve

8.2a   Top 4 archers ranked 1st through 4th by total score from Qualification and Eliminations

8.2b   Ranking ties are decided based on total 11s, then by the archer who shot clean longer during qualification

8.2c   #4 vs #3, Winner vs #2, Winner vs #1

8.3   Archer’s ranking will move up as Shoot-Up matches are won; can only lose one place if match is lost

 

9.0     Shoot-Up Final Rules

9.1   All Shoot-Up matches consist of 4 ends of 3 (12) arrows

9.2   All Shoot-Up arrows are timed 30 seconds for each shot with MC commentary

9.3   Archers will remain on the shooting line during their entire Shoot-Up match

9.4   LAS Classic Staff or archer’s advocate will pull arrows after each end and return them

9.5   Free practice for on-deck archer until called into Shoot-Up area for his/her match

9.6   Possible score of 132, (12) 11's; scored by spotter/scorer, Judge’s call is official

9.7   All tie scores broken by 1 Arrow Shoot-Off (2 shots by score, then 3rd shot closest to X)

9.8   Shots triggered after buzzer will not score; arrows traveling beyond dead arrow line cannot be re-shot

9.9   Witnessed bounce outs or witnessed physical interference by another archer will be re-shot

9.10   No provision for equipment or physical failure can be given during any Shoot-Up match

 

Over $100,000 in Cash Payouts with Tens of Thousands More in Contingency $!

 

$100 Last Shot Shoot-Off & “Classic Pro Cut” Drawing

• $100 LAS Gift Card for the closest arrow to center on the last shot of all Qualification Rounds

• (3) $100 LAS Gift Cards will be drawn from All Amateur archers shooting a Qualification Score >/= Top 64 cut score in Men’s Open Pro (not incl. Pro division archers)

 

ALL PAYOUTS GUARANTEED including $15,000 1st Place Men's Open Pro

Personalized, Photo-Real, Lighted 3-D Crystal Trophies will be awarded to each 1st Place Champion.

Perpetual LAS Classic Silver Pro Bowl Trophies will be awarded to each Pro Division Champion.

LAS Classic Deluxe Medallions in Silver and Bronze will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd Place finishers.

Men's Open Pro – 1st $15,000, 2nd $6,000, 3rd $4,000, 4th $2,000, 5th $1,500, 6th $1,250, 7th $1,000, 8th $750, 9th thru 16th $500

Women's Open Pro & Masters Open Pro – 1st $3,000, 2nd $1,500, 3rd $1,000, 4th $750, 5th thru 8th $500

Men's Open – 1st $4,000, 2nd $1,750, 3rd $1,000, 4th $750, 5th $600, 6th $475, 7th $375, 8th $300, 9th thru 16th $250, 17th thru 32nd $150

Women’s Open, Masters Open, Senior Open, Youth Male Open & Bowhunter – 1st $1,250, 2nd $700, 3rd $450, 4th $250, 5th thru 8th $150, 9th thru 16th $100

Youth Female Open, Youth Male Recurve & Youth Female Recurve – 1st $1,000, 2nd $550, 3rd $350, 4th $250

 

Recurve Payouts Increased for 2018! 

Men's Recurve – 1st $5,000, 2nd $2,000, 3rd $1,000, 4th $500, 5th thru 8th $300, 9th thru 16th $200

Women's Recurve – 1st $2,500, 2nd $1,250, 3rd $700, 4th $400, 5th thru 8th $200

Barebow – 1st $3,000, 2nd $1,250, 3rd $650, 4th $450, 5th thru 8th $250, 9th thru 16th $150; Plus, manufacturer sponsored trophies for the top three finishers

In addition, the top three women in the LAS Classic Barebow division, based on Friday’s qualification scores will receive: 1st $750, 2nd $250, 3rd $150; Plus, a manufacturer sponsored trophy

Thanks to these companies who have contributed to specifically sponsor the Barebow division, we’ve been able to add special Barebow trophies. Plus, payouts for the top three women Barebow competitors and increase the payouts even more for the Barebow division. The companies sponsoring the Barebow division are: CD Archery, Galaxy Archery, Gillo Archery of Italy, Spigarelli Archery of Italy, TradTech and Yost Archery Products. Please thank and patronize these companies and products for their contribution and commitment to the Barebow community.

 

All payouts will be paid in US Dollars (USD)

We must receive a completed W-9 IRS form if your check is over $600

Spooky Nook Sports • 75 Champ Blvd • Manheim PA 17545 • (800)-829-7408 • [email protected]