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Archery Tournament Rules

2022 Badgerland Pro-Am Shootout
Sponsored by West Town Archery Club
Badgerland Pro-Am Shootout Rules

General Rules:
All adult amateur and professional archers who enter the Contest (as defined below) hosted by West Town Archery Club and sponsored by Journal Sentinel, Inc. (“Sponsor”) will be seeded in flights regardless of sex, age, shooting style and archery equipment. Flights will consist of a maximum of thirty (30) archers, unless special consideration is required in making the flight as competitive as possible. Flights will be determined after their qualifying score shot at either the 11:00 am or 12:45 pm line times on March 12, 2022.

Pre-Registration/Entry:

In order to enter the 2022 Badgerland Pro-Am Shootout (the “Contest” or the “Tournament”) at the Journal Sentinel Sports Show (the “Sports Show”) located at Wisconsin State Fair Park (the “Venue ”) entrants (“Entrants” or “Archers”) must be preregistered before March 4, 2022. In the event, there are spots available in the Contest after March 4, 2022, each entrant will be accessed a $25.00 late fee in order to register. Tickets for the competitors will be provided to enter the Sport Show, non-competitors will have to purchase tickets to the Sports Show at the entrance to the venue.

Online registration can be completed by visiting jssportsshow.com.

Entrants are to enter the Venue at the Southwest corner of the building.

Non-Pre-Registered Competitors:

If space is available on March 12, 2022, additional Entrants will be taken on a first come basis.

Tournament Time Schedule:
1. The line times are set to start at the specific time listed below. Archers should be prepared for possible delays for conditions outside of the Tournament committee’s control, for example equipment failures & extended shoot off times.
March 12, 2022
10:00 am – Sport Show Doors Open/Registration Check-In 10:45 am – Assembly for the 1st Qualifying Line
11:00 pm – 1st Qualifying Line Starts
12:30 pm – Assembly for the 2nd Qualifying Line 12:45 pm – 2nd Qualifying Line Starts
2:15 pm – Qualify Round Completed
2:45 pm – Flights announced/Range Open for C & B Flights Practice
3:15 pm – C & B Flight Assembly & Start Shoot Down Round
4:15 pm – Range Open for A & AA Flight Practice
4:45 pm – A & AA Flight Assembly & Start Shoot Down Round
5:45 pm – Shoot Down Completed/Range Open for Head to Head Practice 6:00 pm – Head to Head Shoot Offs – All Flights Announced
6:15 pm – Head to Head Shoot Offs Start 7:15 pm – Award Presentations
8:00 pm – Sport Show Doors Close

2. Archers are requested to check in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to their qualifying round scheduled line time.

Round:
1. All Archers will shoot a” Lancaster Shoot Style Format”, with flighted shoot down and head to head shoot offs to determine the winner.
2. The NFAA Blue Face target will be shot. Either the single spot or a 5-spot target can be used by the competitors. The single spot target will be scored 6-5-4-3-2-1 and the 5-spot target will be scored as 6-5-4, with the “X” scoring as the highest value point.
3. The qualifying round will consist of one (1) practice end and 6 scoring ends of five (5) arrows per end. The archers will be flighted base on their score relative to the scores of the competitors. The maximum amount of thirty (30) archers in any one flight, started from the highest flight to the lowest flight. All flighting ties will be broken by the highest last scoring end, if a tie still exists the next to last scoring end will be used, until the tie is broken.
4. The Shoot Down Round, will consist of the total score of Four (4) scoring ends of five (5) arrows per end added to the archer’s Qualifying Round score to determine the final four (4) archers completing in the Head to Head Shoot Offs. A thirty (30) minute practice session will be allowed for the archers to warm up as needed prior to the start of the Shoot Down round.
a. Shoot Down Round ties will be broken by the last scoring end of the round. If a tie still existing the archers will shoot one (1) additional end of five (5) arrows, until the tie is broken.
5. The Head to Head Shoot Off Round will compete where the No. 4 seeded archer will shoot off against the No. 3 seeded archer, with the winner advancing to shoot off against the No. 2 seeded archer and that winner will then advance to shoot against the No. 1 seeded archer. All Head to Head Shoot Offs will consist of two (2) ends of five (5) arrows per end with the base score starting at zero (0).

a. Shoot Off Round ties will be broken by the archers shooting one (1) additional end of five (5) arrows, scored inside out, until the tie is broken.
6. Archer’s may request to have new target face at any time during the competition scoring round. You cannot change the type of target face during a scoring round.

Distance:
All targets will be shot at 20 yards.

Shooting Rules:
1. Each end (time period to shoot five (5) arrows) shall be four (4) minutes.

2. All five (5) arrows must be shot before the four (4) minute time expires.

3. 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.
4. An archer shooting before or after the buzzer signaling a 4-minute end will lose their highest scoring arrow or arrows equaling the number of errant arrows shot.
5. When using the NFAA Blue Face 5 Spot target, an archer may shoot the spots in any order. There can be more than one arrow in each of the spots, with no penalty.
6. If an archer, shoots less than five (5) 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 and a zero (0) score.
7. If an archer, shoots more than five (5) arrows during an end, only the five lowest arrows will be scored. A penalty point of one (1) point will be assessed for each additional arrow shot. Misses or zeros will be counted as the lowest arrows.
8. If an archer, shoots more than five (5) arrows in any warm up (practice) end, for the Qualifying Round, prior to the start of the competition, they will be IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED.
9. An archer who purposely disfigures a target face to improve aiming or for any other reason, is subject to disqualification. Arrow holes may be repaired, provided there is no delay to the round.

10. Any archer conducting himself in an unsportsmanlike manner will be IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED.

Scoring Rules:

1. A referee who will be a representative of West Town Archery Club (Line Captain) will make all decisions on scoring questionable arrows; their decisions are final.
2. Double scoring will be used for the Qualifier and Shoot Down Rounds with minimum of three
(3) shooters per bale. Each group will appoint two (2) score keepers, one for the official score (score card) and a target captain will be appointed who will call arrows. Archers who disagree with the target captain’s call may ask for a referee to call the disputed arrow. Arrows and the target face may not be touched until all arrows on the bale are Scored, Agreed Upon & Recorded. Scorecards must be signed as correct by the shooter and both scorers. ARCHERS SUBMITTING INCORRECT SCORE CARDS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!
3. The Head to Head Shoot Off Rounds will be called by the Head Line Judge. If the archer disagrees with an arrow call, they may appeal the called arrow and two (2) alternate line judges will call the arrow independently of one another, writing their call on paper, and without divulging their call to each other. The arrow call will then be majority rule as determined by the line judges and all calls are final. ARCHERS MAY APPEAL THE ARROW CALL ON THEIR OWN ARROWS ONLY.
4. All arrows must remain in the target, untouched, until scoring is completed & recorded.

5. 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.
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 and scored a zero (0).
7. If an arrow is embedded in the target beyond the nock and a referee and 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.

Equipment Rules:
1. All styles of equipment are allowed, except for the following:

a. All archers competing must be shooting the same style equipment as they did in their qualifying scores. If changes in their shooting style are made the archer will be flighted

at least one (1) flight higher of the qualifying flight. The Tournament Committee reserves the right at any time to assign the competitor to the appropriate Flight based on knowledge of the competitor’s prior scores or archery experience in other archery organizations.

Equipment Failure:
1. 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 shoot.
2. Two (2) four (4) minute practice ends will be allowed to re-sight in the bow. The archer may shoot as many arrows as necessary within the four (4) minute time frame.
3. 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.
Fees:
1. $45 per Archer which includes one ticket to enter the Sport Show for Entrants who register prior to March 4, 2022.

Flight Prize Awards:

Each flight will provide to the winners the following cash prizes (“Prizes”). In addition, for each flight, the prizes will be supplemented with seventy-five percent (75%) of the registration fees collected from participants (“Supplemental Prizes”) in the flight, which will be dispersed within the flight on a pro-rated basis determined by the Prizes. The total Supplemental Prizes for each flight will be determined after all registrations are received. West Town Archery will provide all prize awards to winners.

1. Flight AA will have a guaranteed payout of $3,000 awarded as follows:
$1,500 First Place
$1,000 Second Place
$500 Third Place

2. Flight A will have a guaranteed payout of $225 awarded as follows:
$150 First Place

$75 Second Place

3. Flight B will have a guaranteed payout of $150 awarded as follows:

$100 First Place

$50 Second Place

4. Flight C will have a guaranteed payout of $75 awarded as follows:
$50 First Place

$25 Second Place

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 day to decide the outcome of each protest. All decisions of the Tournament Rules Committee will be final.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

1. By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to comply with these rules and the decisions of Sponsor and West Town Archery (together, the “Contest Entities”), which are binding and final, and release the Contest Entities, and each of their divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and anyone associated with the Contest, and their respective directors, officers, team members and agents from any and all liability for any claims, injuries, losses or damages (including attorney’s fees) of any kind arising out of their participation in this Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. The potential winner waives the right to assert as a cost of winning the prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize and waives any liability or claims (including attorney’s fees) which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. In the event of non-compliance with these rules, or if prize is refused or cannot be accepted for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected using the criteria established in this Contest for choosing a winner. Upon forfeiture or refusal, no compensation will be given. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use the winner’s name, photograph, likeness and/or statements attributed to winner regarding the Contest, for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation or consent. All such material becomes the property of Sponsor.
2. This Contest shall only be construed and evaluated according to laws of the State of Wisconsin, without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws and participation in the Contest constitutes acceptance of such laws.
3. This Contest is void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
4. The Contest Entities reserve the right to change the rules of the Contest at any time.
5. Any and all decisions and interpretations of the Contest Entities regarding this Contest, these rules, and the selection of winners in this Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.

2022 Bowhunter Challenge
Sponsored by West Town Archery Club
Bowhunter Challenge Rules

General Rules:

The Bowhunter Challenge (“Challenge” or “Contest”) which shall be organized and run by West town Archery Club is sponsored by Journal Sentinel, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and shall occur at the Journal Sentinal Sports Show (the “Sports Show”) located at the Wisconsin State Fair Park (the “Venue”) and open to all adult, youth and cub amateur competitors. There is both individual and team competitions. These competitions are design for the novice to experience bowhunters in mine.
The Individual competitions will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022for the Adult Compound Division and Sunday March 13, 2022 for Traditional and Youth/Cub Divisions. The Traditional and Youth/Cub Divisions will consist of a maximum of ninety (90) competitors total while the Adult Division will consist of a maximum of sixty (60) competitors.
The Team competition will be held on Friday March 11, 2022 and will consists of a two (2) person team of any bowhunter style equipment. The teams will complete together regardless of age or sex. The team division will consist of a maximum of thirty (30) teams.

Pre-Registration/Entry:
If an entrant to the Challenge is not preregistered on or before March 4th, 2022 a $10 late fee will be accessed for all registrations to the Contest (“Entrants” or Competitors”).

Online registration can be completed by visiting jssportsshow.com.

Entrants to the Contest will be provided tickets to enter the Sport Show. Non-entrants will have to purchase tickets to the Sports Show at the entrance to the Venue or online.
Competitors are to enter the Venue at the Southwest corner of the building.

Non-Pre-Registered Competitors:

If space is available, Entrants will be taken on a first come basis.

Time Schedule:

The line times are set to start at the specific time listed below for either date. Entrants should be prepared for possible delays for conditions outside of the tournament committee’s control on the day of the Contest.
Thursday March 10, 2022 & Friday March 11, 2022
10:00 am – Sport Show Doors Open 2:00 pm – Check-in/Registration Opens
3:15 pm – Assembly for Shooting Instructions 4:00 pm – Start First Shooting Line
5:15 pm – First Line Completed Begin Assembly for Second Line 5:30 pm – Start Second Shooting Line
6:45 pm – Second Line Completed 7:00 pm – Award Presentation 8:00 pm – Sport Show Doors Close

Sunday
10:00 am – Sport Show Doors Open – Check-in/Registration Opens 11:00 am – Assembly for 1st Line
11:15 pm – Start First Shooting Line 12:30 pm – Assembly for Second Line 12:45 pm – Start Second Shooting Line 2:00 pm – Assembly for Third Line 2:15 pm – Start Third Shooting Line 4:00 pm – Award Presentation
5:00 pm – Sport Show Doors Close

Entrants are requested to check in with the representatives of West Town Archery Club a minimum of 30 minutes prior to their scheduled line time.

Round:

1. All competitors will shoot an” 2-D Animal Target Round”, at variable distances and shooting positions.
2. Three OnCore 2-D foam targets will be shot. One arrow per target with three arrows per end.

3. The round will consist of two (2) practice ends and twelve (12) scoring ends, six (6) ends at the shorter yardage and six (6) ends at the longer yardage. The rabbit and raccoon targets will be scored center 10-8-5-0 and the deer target will be scored as 14-12-10-8-5-0.
4. You must touch the line for the next highest value.

5. All ties will be broken by the highest last scoring end, if a tie still exists the next to last scoring end will be used and continued until the tie is broken.

Distance:

1. Cub flights will shoot at 10 and 15 yards

2. Youth and Adult flights, Traditional and Teams will shoot at 15 and 20 yards.

3. There are three (3) shooting position to be shot at each yardage by the competitors.

a. Standing and straddling the shooting line

b. Kneeling on one knee and straddling the shooting line

c. Sitting on a chair and straddling the shooting line

Shooting Rules:

1. Each end (time period to shoot three (3) arrows) shall be two and a half (2:30) minutes.

2. All arrows must be shot before the time expires.

3. A competitor shooting before or after the buzzer signaling a 2:30-minute end will lose their highest scoring arrow or arrows equaling the number of errant arrows shot.
4. The competitor may shoot the 2-D Targets in any order. There can be only one arrow in each of the targets.
5. If a competitor, shoots less than three (3) arrows in one end, they may shoot the remaining arrows if the omission is discovered before the end is officially completed; otherwise, they shall be scored as misses and a zero (0) score.
6. If an entrant, shoots more than three (3) arrows during an end, only the three lowest arrows will be scored. Five (5) penalty points of will be assessed for each additional arrow shot. All misses or zeros will be counted as the lowest arrows.
7. If an entrant, shoots more than three (3) arrows in any warmup (practice) ends prior to the start of the competition, they will be IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED.
8. A competitor who purposely disfigures a target face to improve aiming or for any other reason, is subject to disqualification.
9. Any competitor conducting himself in an unsportsmanlike manner will be IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED.

Scoring Rules:

1. A referee with the West Town Archery Club (Line Captain) will make all decisions on scoring questionable arrows; their decisions are final.
2. Double scoring will be used with minimum of three (3) shooters per bale. Each group will appoint two (2) score keepers and a target captain, who will call arrows. Archers who disagree with the target captain’s call may ask for a referee to call the disputed arrow.
3. Arrows and the target face may not be touched until all arrows on the bale are Scored, Agreed Upon & Recorded. Scorecards must be signed as correct by the shooter and both scorers.
4. Any entrant 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.
5. 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, and scored as a Zero (0).
6. If an arrow is embedded in the target beyond the nock and a referee and 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.
7. Each competitor/team must check and sign his own scorecard for accuracy. If a score card is found with incorrect score it will be DISQUALIFIED.

Equipment Rules:

1. All bowhunting style of equipment are allowed, except for the following:

a. Stablizers over twelve (12) inch front stabilizer maximum, including weights.

b. Rear stabilizers.

c. Lens or clarifiers. Verifiers are allowed.

The Tournament Committee reserves the right at any time to reject any equipment that does not deem “Bowhunter Equipment”.

Equipment Failure:

1. 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 shoot.
2. Two (2) two and a half (2:30) minute practice ends will be allowed to re-sight in the bow. The archer may shoot as many arrows as necessary within the time frame.
3. 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.

Divisions:

Individual

1. Traditional – All ages and sexes combined

2. Adults – 18 years and older.

3. Youth – 13 to 17 years

4. Cubs – 12 years old and younger Teams
1. Two Person – All ages and sexes combined

Fees:

1. Adults – $20 per bowhunter.

2. Youth – $20 per bowhunter.

3. Cubs – $20 per bowhunter.

4. Teams – $40 per Team

Division Prize Awards:

Each division will provide to the winners the following cash prizes (“Prizes”) which total $4,150. In addition, for each division, the prizes will be supplemented with seventy-five percent (75%) of the registration fees collected from participants (“Supplemental Prizes”) in the division, which will be dispersed within the division on a pro-rated basis determined by the Prizes. The total Supplemental Prizes for each division will be determined after all registrations are received. West Town Archery will provide all prize awards to winners.
Adult division Prizes:
First Place – $500 Second Place – $250 Third Place – $100
Traditional Division Prizes:
First Place – $500
Second Place – $250
Third Place – $100

Youth Division Prizes:
First Place – $200
Second Place – $100 Third Place – $50
Cub Division payouts:
First Place – $200
Second Place – $100 Third Place – $50
Teams Division payouts:
First Place – $1000
Second Place – $500 Third Place – $250

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 day to decide the outcome of each protest. All decisions of the Tournament Rules Committee will be final.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

1. By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to comply with these rules and the decisions of Sponsor and The West Town Archery Club (together, the “Contest Entities”), which are binding and final, and release the Contest Entities, and each of their divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and anyone associated with the Contest, and their respective directors, officers, team members and agents from any and all liability for any claims, injuries, losses or damages (including attorney’s fees) of any kind arising out of their participation in this Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. The potential winner waives the right to assert as a cost of winning the prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize and waives any liability or claims (including attorney’s fees) which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. In the event of non-compliance with these rules, or if prize is refused or cannot be accepted for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected using the criteria established in this Contest for choosing a winner. Upon forfeiture or refusal, no compensation will be given. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use the winner’s name, photograph, likeness and/or statements attributed to winner regarding the Contest, for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation or consent. All such material becomes the property of Sponsor.
2. This Contest shall only be construed and evaluated according to laws of the State of Wisconsin, without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws and participation in the Contest constitutes acceptance of such laws.
3. This Contest is void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
4. The Contest Entities reserve the right to change the rules of the Contest at any time.
5. Any and all decisions and interpretations of the Contest Entities regarding this Contest, these rules, and the selection of winners in this Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.

 

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