2019 ITAA JOAD Indoor State Championship

The ITAA is proud to hold this 2019 JOAD State Championship.  This tournament is a chance for JOAD club members to compete against other JOAD archers from across Illinois and those traveling in 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 the state championship is a JOAD 600 Round.  In the northern venue, there will also be a per-division head-to-head elimination tournament using the 600 Round results for seeding.

This is 60 arrows at a standard 4-color World Archery target (40cm or 60cm, depending on your category).   Awards will be given at the northern venue after the completion of competition.  Awards will be mailed out for those not present.


  • February 16th, 2019
  • Town Hall Archery, Belleville, IL
  • 18m 600 Round — Saturday 9:00 AM


  • March 3rd, 2019 (Sunday)
  • DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL
    • Building #1 (The big building)
  • 18m 600 Round — Sunday : 9:00 AM
  • Divisional Elimination Round — Follows the completion of the 600 Round


Choose either venue.  The scores will be combined together statewide. State Champions will be announced at the end of competition on March 3rd.

  • All age, gender, and bow style  categories will comply with USA Archery guidelines.
  • All Compound competitors shoot on a 40cm target face.
  • All Compound competitors use the inner 10-Ring for scoring.
  • All Bowman and Cub Recurve and Barebow/Basic Bow competitors shoot on a 60cm target face.  All Cadet and Junior Recurve or Barebow/Basic Bow competitors will shoot on a 40cm FITA target face.
  • Trophies or Medal awards will be presented to the first three places in each category.
  •  TOURNAMENT FEE       $30.00 each day  (Registrations within the final two weeks are an additional $15  Register after Feb 10th = $45.00)
    • Payments are online for the northern venue, and Cash or Check on site for the southern venue.
      • The discounts for the northern venue will be handled as a refund after registration.
      • Cancellations up to Feb 10th will receive a full refund less 20%.  After Feb 10th there will be no refunds.
    • There is a family maximum fee of $75 ($112 for late registrations).  Family discounts on ITAA Event Fees are described at the link.
  • 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
  • For more information about what to expect at an ITAA event, read this helpful tournament primer.
  • The shooting line has a maximum of number of spaces (But it’s a lot.  I dare you to fill it).  After that, registration will be closed and a waiting list will be created.
  • For indoor shooting at a single 60cm target face, multiple archers may use the same target face.  So you may be sharing a face with an archer on the other AB/CD 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 600 Round to require around 5 hours of time in your day.  For the northern venue, the elimination round tournament will add several more hours of archery action.

The JOAD State Indoor Championship will be requiring membership in a JOAD club for participation. 

All shooters will be eligible for medals regardless of registry method.

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


JOAD Team Competition

This event also awards a team championship for the best team performance.

The JOAD Team Championship this year will awarded to the club with the highest score from the sum of:

  • Any 2 Compound shooters
  • Any 2 Recurve shooters
  • Any 1 Barebow shooter

So there are 5 scoring slots, regardless of JOAD age or gender.  We will take the highest scores, so you don’t have to designate specific shooters ahead of time.

We will be asking for your JOAD club name during registration to set up our team score keeping.  The Rcherz.com site has some quirks regarding entering club affiliations that can delay displaying your club on the event list.  As long as you’ve typed it into the registration form, we can retrieve it later when we go over the lists. We will follow up with entrants later if we cannot determine your JOAD club.

Iowa-Illinois Dual-State Championship

2016 was the inaugural year for the Iowa-Illinois dual-state championship, and we’re continuing the tradition.  This dual-state-medalsaward is won by having the highest combined score in your category of both the Illinois JOAD State Indoor and Iowa JOAD State Indoor championships.

The Iowa State JOAD Indoor Championships is February 16th, 2018.  The winter calendar this year makes the Dual State event tricky.  But it’s continuing!


Registration is now open.  The registration links are at the bottom.

As always, you can sign up for either venue (or both, if you’re competing in multiple equipment categories).



  • 18m registration on Rcherz.com
  • (This also registers you for the elimination round tournament following the 600 Round)
  • If you have difficulty with the Rcherz online payment (the “Undefined” message), please try these things:
    • Avoid using a smart phone connection with spotty Wi-Fi
    • Try using another web browser
    • Contact Tony to try some other options.  Please include the archer names and times of the sessions you are attempting to register for.