Rules


2018 Outlaw Archers Team Rules

  1. GENERAL
    1.1. Shooters must be registered in the host trail shoot.
    1.2. Shooters must follow all host trail shoot rules.
    1.3. The 2018 Series will consist of 3 trail shoot tournaments.
    1.4. Each Tournament will consist of 60 targets unless adjusted by the host tournament.
    1.5. Entry fee will be $60.00. Fees are required before the competition begins. Outlaw entry fees are in addition to the host tournament fees.
    1.6. The shooters from the first place team of the previous years’ Outlaw events may not team up again in the current Outlaw event.
    1.7. All rules are subject to the interpretation of the Outlaw Archers directors.
  2. SHOOTING
    2.1. Two arrows will be shot at each target.
    2.2. The archer must straddle an imaginary shooting line, which is marked by the distance stake and parallel to the target face, while shooting the required arrows, if possible. No archer may advance to the target until all arrows have been shot by the group, except for yardages that are 32 yards or less. Archers may elect to shoot at a clean target after all previous shooters in the group have shot and had their arrows scored.*
    2.3. One group shall not hold up the following groups. If one or more open targets in front and two or more groups back up, the delaying group shall allow backed up groups to shoot through.*
    2.4. No archer may practice on any shot of a course to be used for tournament shooting later the same day. Special practice targets should be supplied.*
    2.5. In the case of an equipment failure the archer may have the needed time, as granted by a tournament official, for equipment repair or replacement and may shoot arrows required to assure that the proper sight settings are accurate, within the 45 minute maximum time limit. Then, in the presence of the tournament official, be allowed to shoot the targets missed. This occurrence of repair or replacement may not happen more than once in any tournament day.*
    2.6. In case of inclement weather, the tournament shall continue unless the range has become unsafe as determined by the Tournament Director or appointed Tournament Officials.*
    2.7. No alcoholic beverages may be carried or consumed on any range during shooting hours. Anyone caught breaking this rule will be immediately disqualified and not be allowed to complete the tournament or receive a refund of shooting fees already paid.*
    2.8. Tripods for spotting scopes and tripods for binoculars shall not be permitted.*
    2.9. At all Outlaw Archers tournaments, a (3) let down rule will be applied per arrow. A fourth let down will be counted as a shot arrow.
    2.10. Off-ground skids or glances into the target shall not be counted. Arrows striking objects over the shooting lane may be re-shot.*
    2.11. A dropped arrow is one which falls while being transferred from the quiver to be nocked on the string, or in preparation for a shot; or which falls from the string during a controlled letdown. (A dropped arrow may be re-shot).*
    2.12. A shot arrow is an arrow that has been propelled by the string. With the exception of shooting rules # 2.10., 2.14. and 2.15., a shot arrow may not be re-shot.
    2.13. Arrows believed to have passed through the target may be re-shot with marked arrows, which will not be scored if the doubtful arrows are found in the butt.*
    2.14. Unsuspected pass-through: in any instance where an arrow is found to have obviously passed through in such a manner they cannot be properly scored and their location and the condition of the butt convince the group that the arrows did indeed pass through a scoring area, the archer may return to the shooting position and reshoot that arrow.*
    2.15. Witnessed bounce outs, believed to have hit the target in the scoring area, will be re-shot.*
    2.16. The shoot-off(s) will be non-handicapped. The Tournament Director will chose one of two shoot-off formats. The first format will be: Each team member will shoot two (2) arrows for a possible 22 points. Only one of the team members scores may be used (best ball). In the event of a tied shoot-off, the arrow closest to the center of the spot will be used as the tiebreaker. The tie breaking arrow must have been used as part of the best ball score. The second format will be: Each team member will shoot only one (1) arrow. The arrow closest to the center of the spot will be used as the tiebreaker.
  3. SCORING
    3.1. The scoring will be 11 points for the spot, 10 points for the kill ring, and 8 points for the remainder of the target. In the event there is no kill ring, the remainder of the target is 10 points.
    3.2. All arrows must be scored and recorded before the target or the arrows are touched.
    3.3. If one animal target contains two spots, then one arrow may be shot at each spot unless otherwise specified by the host tournament.
    3.4. Scoring is determined by the position of the arrow shaft; an arrow shaft need only touch the edge of the spot or scoring line to gain the higher value. In the event the edge of the spot or scoring line has become distorted or missing from arrow impacts, the scorer must visually reconstruct the natural arc of the spot or scoring ring to determine the value of the arrow in question.
    3.5. Unless otherwise announced by the host tournament, cut lines, marker lines, pen or pencil lines, and indent lines marking the outside edge of the spot will be scored as the higher value.
    3.6. If an archer doesn’t agree with the scorers arrow call, the archer may have everyone in the group inspect the arrow and call for a group vote, including the archer whose arrow is in question. The majority decision will be final.
    3.7. Arrows passing through the face, but still in the butt, may be pushed back and scored as hits in the circles through which they went. This does not mean that they may be withdrawn and then stuck back through the target.*
    3.8. An arrow embedded in the nock of another arrow (generally known as a Robinhood) will be scored the same as the arrow it skewered.*
    3.9. An archer who shoots arrows at the target in excess of the prescribed number shall lose the arrow or arrows of higher value. A penalty of one point will be assessed for each arrow shot over the prescribed numbers.*
    3.10. Scorecards must be signed as correct by scorekeeper and archer. Once submitted a scorecard cannot be retrieved for purposes of changing totals. An archer who has signed and submitted a scorecard as correct which has incorrect total(s) may be disqualified.*
  4. HANDICAP
    4.1. Because of the handicap arrow system, there is no separation of classes.
    4.2. Handicap arrows are not to be shot. They simply replace any shot arrow with 11 points.
    4.3. Each shooter may only use their own handicap arrows.
    4.4. Handicap arrows can only be used when scoring the target they are used on, before advancing to the next target.
    4.5. Handicap arrows may not be used for individual trail shoot scores.
    4.6. All shooter handicaps and membership status is subject to the discretion of the Outlaw directors.
    4.7. An archer that has submitted a handicap that is determined to be false may be subject to disqualification and forfeiture of entry fees.
    4.8. No two “0” handicap shooters may team up. Exclusion – If a handicapped shooter becomes a “0”shooter during the course of the tour, that shooter may remain teamed up with their partner even if that partner is a “0”shooter.
    4.9. If a shooter has not shot or cannot remember their past qualifying scores, then their handicap is 1 arrow.
    4.10. The handicap table listed below applies for one year prior to the current tournament. If a shooter has not shot one of the qualifying scores within the last year, then the highest qualifying scores of the nearest past year will be used.
    4.10.1 Scores shot using host tournament mulligans will not be adjusted when considering Outlaw handicap. All scores from tournament rounds listed in rule 4.11 will be used for determining an archer’s handicap regardless of difficulty or spot size.
    4.10.2 To determine an archer’s handicap, a point value will be awarded for each non-scoring arrow shot during any of the qualifying rounds. The point value is as follows: 10 points for a 3D round and 4 points for field/hunter rounds.
    4.11. If your highest score on any of these rounds in competition were:
    4.11.1. 42-target marked 3D round & 3-arrow 28 marked 3D round
    918 or higher your handicap = 0 arrows
    917 to 915 your handicap = 1 arrow
    914 to 912 your handicap = 2 arrows
    911 to 909 your handicap = 3 arrows
    908 to 906 your handicap = 4 arrows
    905 to 902 your handicap = 5 arrows
    901 and lower your handicap = 6 arrows
    4.11.2. 60-target marked 3D round
    1,310 or higher your handicap = 0 arrows
    1,309 to 1,307 your handicap = 1 arrow
    1,306 to 1,303 your handicap = 2 arrows
    1,302 to 1,299 your handicap = 3 arrows
    1,298 to 1,294 your handicap = 4 arrows
    1,293 to 1,289 your handicap = 5 arrows
    1,288 and lower your handicap = 6 arrows
    4.11.3. 70-target marked 3D round
    1,525 or higher your handicap = 0 arrows
    1,524 to 1,520 your handicap = 1 arrow
    1,519 to 1,515 your handicap = 2 arrows
    1,514 to 1,510 your handicap = 3 arrows
    1,509 to 1,505 your handicap = 4 arrows
    1,504 to 1,500 your handicap = 5 arrows
    1,499 and lower your handicap = 6 arrows
    4.11.4. 28-target field round, hunter round or a combination of field and hunter 1/2 rounds (shot on the same day) equaling 28 targets.
    554 or higher your handicap = 0 arrows
    553 to 551 your handicap = 1 arrow
    550 to 547 your handicap = 2 arrows
    546 to 543 your handicap = 3 arrows
    542 to 538 your handicap = 4 arrows
    537 to 533 your handicap = 5 arrows
    532 and lower your handicap = 6 arrows
  5. POINTS
    5.1. All three of the tournaments will be used for King of the Outlaw Points.
    5.2. reserved.
    5.3. 30 points maximum to 20 points minimum will be awarded for each tournament.
    5.4. Points will be awarded based on score. Example: if 3 teams are tied for 1st place, then all 3 teams will be awarded 30 points. Then if 2 teams are tied for the next score down, they will be awarded 29 points.
    5.5. Substitutes will be allowed.
    5.6. Substitutes must be declared during registration.
    5.7. Substitutes will not be able to use team points gained, for a different team.
    5.8. Teams that split may not use their previous team points for their new team.
    5.9. Points cannot be earned if the substitute is a current year team member from a different team.
    * Reference Constitution and By-Laws of the National Field Archery Association Fortieth Edition