What class should I shoot in?
Your equipment and ability determine the class you have to shoot in. Please follow this link to the ASA Rules and scroll down to the Class Definitions section to find the competition class you should shoot in http://www.asaarchery.com/IP/index.php/tournament-info/rules .
Do I have to shoot on both days of the tournament?
No. Although most tournaments are two days, you only show up and shoot one day. It’s completely up to you which day you choose to shoot.
Do I need to register before the shoot?
No. Registration takes place on site before shooting begins. The shoots start at 10am (unless otherwise noted on a specific event’s page), so arriving an hour early should give you time to register and shoot a few practice arrows at the practice bags.
Do I have to be an ASA member to shoot?
You do not have to be an ASA member to shoot in any of the qualifiers, but you do need to be a member to participate in the state championship. You can become a member by visiting the national ASA website.
What are the prizes like at tournaments?
All adult classes have money payouts for participants. A portion of every participant’s entry fee goes in to the purse for their shooting class, and payouts are given based on how many participants were in a given class. You can check out our payout calculator to get an idea of how payouts work.
Kids classes compete for trophies.
What equipment do I need to get started with the ASA?
There are classes for all equipment and skill levels. You don’t need any special equipment to participate and have fun with other passionate archers. For your first shoot, just show up with what you’ve got. At an ASA event, you’ll see recurves, longbows, hunting compounds, and full on target bows. It’s always a good idea to bring extra arrows, and some folks like to bring a small stool or folding chair that they can carry with them around the course to take a rest. If you want to see equipment requirements per class, click here and scroll down to the Class Definitions section.