For info on requesting World Archery Performance Award Pins, see the notes over here.
The ITAA State Records Explorer page has now been updated with scores from this event. Archers set 44 new State Records at this event!
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Tony ended up with two bow stands and a sweatshirt. If you’re missing them, send him an email.
The ITAA is proud to hold this 2019 All-ages State Championship. This is one of the best changes to compete against archers from Illinois and traveling from other states! Choose a venue and a date to show off your stuff! Registration is now open. The registration links are at the bottom.
The format for this indoor event is a World Archery Combined Round – a World Archery 18m 600 Round and a World Archery 25m 600 round.
This is 60 arrows at a standard 4-color World Archery target (40cm for the 18m round, 60cm for the 25m round). Shooters can choose to shoot either or both of these days. Awards are given for each event separately and for a combined aggregate champion in each category.
FOR THE SOUTHERN REGION
- February 9-10th, 2019
- Town Hall Archery, Belleville, IL
- 18m 600 Round, Saturday 9:00 AM
- 25m 600 Round, Sunday 9:00 AM
FOR THE NORTHERN REGION
- February 15-17th, 2019
- Kishwaukee Archers, Sycamore, IL
- 18m 600 Round
- Friday: 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00AM, 1:00 PM, 5:30 PM
- 25m 600 Round
- Sunday: 90 spaces at time slots from 6:00 AM – 4:30 PM
- (Bruce made a tool to see which slots are available)
- Sycamore, IL Weather Forecast sunny on Saturday, overcast slight snow on Sunday.
Choose either venue. The scores will be combined together statewide. 18m State Champions will be announced at the end of February 16th. 25m State Champions will be announced at the end of February 17th.
- All age, gender, and bow style categories will comply with USA Archery guidelines.
- All compound competitors use the inner 10-Ring for scoring.
- PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. YOU CAN PRE-REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.
- Medal awards will be presented to the first three places in each category on each shoot, and for 1st place on the combined aggregate event.
- TOURNAMENT FEE $30.00 each day, $50 for both (Registrations within the final two weeks are an additional $15 Register after Jan 27th = $45.00/$80.00)
- Payments are
online for the northern venue, andCash or Check on site for the southern venueboth venues. (We have changed the northern venue to be payment on-site, as well.) The discounts for the northern venue will be handled as a refund after registration.
- Cancellations up to Jan 27th will receive a full refund less 20%. After Jan 27th there will be no refunds.
- There is a family maximum fee of $75 / $125 ($112 / $200 for late registrations). Family discounts on ITAA Event Fees are described at the link.
- Payments are
- Arrive 1 hour before your start time for equipment inspection.
- Arrow size must be 23/64 inches or smaller in diameter. (Note: 2317s are too large, and cannot be used.)
- The USA Archery dress code will be enforced.
- Out of state shooters are welcome and eligible for medals.
- This event is Star FITA sanctioned, which means that scores shot here are eligible for national and world record recognition. In order for your Combined Round score to be eligible for record recognition, the scores must be shot on consecutive days. So scores shot on Friday in the northern venue will NOT be eligible for records as Combined Round scores.
- If you shoot a good score, get your paper scorecard signed by a judge before you leave the event. In addition to national and world records, signed scorecards can be used to apply for World Archery Performance Awards for most categories. I recommend researching the national records before events, so you know if you have broken the record score. (25m and Combined Rounds are not commonly shot, so records are very reachable in those formats.) National record submissions must be made very quickly after an event.
- For more information about what to expect at an ITAA event, read this helpful tournament primer.
- The shooting line for each time slot has a maximum of number of spaces. After that, registration for that line will be closed.
- For 25m indoor shooting at a single 60cm target face, two archers may use the same target face. So you may be sharing a face with an archer on the other A/B line.
- A double-line 600 round takes around 3 hours shooting time to complete. With early arrival for check-in, shooting, and tear-down, plan on the Saturday 600 to require around 5 hours of time in your day.
- You may register multiple times to participate in multiple equipment categories, but not multiple age categories. You may choose an age category that is ostensibly more competitive than your natural one, (i.e. shooters younger than senior can choose a higher category up to senior, shooters older than senior can choose a younger category down to senior), but you may only compete in a total of one age category. Family discounts do not apply to categories beyond an archer’s first category.
- Priority for registration will be given to an archer’s first category sign-up. If space runs short, multi-category sign-ups will be removed to make space. We usually fill the northern venue sessions. Archers are encouraged to register for an additional category in the southern venue sessions.
The State Indoor Championship will be requiring one of the membership options for participation. This means either having an full or temporary USA Archery membership, or a full NFAA membership. Temporary memberships can be arranged on-site during check-in or online ahead of time. Please be prepared to show your physical membership card at check-in. (This is much easier to handle ahead of time. Please let Tony know if you run into any difficulty.) All shooters will be eligible for medals regardless of registry method. Shooters submitting claims for national record scores are required to carry USA Archery membership. USA Archery Age Categories for 2019: If you were born in 2007 or more recently, you are a Bowman If you were born in 2005 or 2006, you are a Cub If you were born in 2002, 2003 or 2004, you are a Cadet If you were born in 1999, 2000, or 2001, you are a Junior If you were born between 1970 and 1998, you are a Senior If you were born between 1960 and 1969, you are a Master 50+ If you were born between 1950 and 1959, you are a Master 60+ If you were born between 1940 and 1949, you are a Master 70+
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration is now open. The registration links are at the bottom. The Indoor State Championship is always our most complicated event to organize, because there are so many pieces to it. As always, you can sign up for either venue (or both, if you’re competing in multiple equipment categories).