2021 ITAA Indoor State (and National) Tournaments – Update: Now at Kishwaukee

JOAD: Feb 5, 2021 – Feb 6, 2021 (or Feb 13th)

All-Ages: Feb 6, 2021 – Feb 7, 2021 (or Feb 14th)

DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL
Kishwaukee Archers, Sycamore, IL

All USA Archery sanctioned events adhere to the USAA Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies.

Lost And Found:

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JOAD Results:

Rcherz.com results are available here.


A draft of the formatted results are available here:

2021 ITAA JOAD Indoor State Championship Results

State Records from the JOAD event

All-Ages Results:

18m Results for All-Ages State Championship are here on Rcherz

Or a draft of the formatted results is here:

2021 ITAA Indoor All-Ages State Championship

State Records from the All-Ages event

Location Update:

Because the DuPage County Fairgrounds are now being used as a COVID vaccine distribution center, they are no longer available for the tournament.  The event will now be held at Kishwaukee Archers, 28278 Lukens Rd, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178. 

Schedule Update – Additional Dates!:

If you are already registered, you should receive an email letting you know of the location change.   We still must follow COVID protocols and have decided to add additional dates to give more people the opportunity to shoot.   The additional dates and line times will be as follows:

  • JOAD: Saturday, February 13 at 11:30 AM
  • All Ages: Sunday, February 14 at 9:00 AM and 1:00PM


Indoor 18 Meter 600 Round — 60 arrows

This year the format is an 18m 600 Round.  (We’re hoping to hold a separate 25m Championship, at another date.)

In the JOAD tournament only, all Bowman and Cub Recurve and Barebow/Basic Bow competitors shoot on a 60cm target face.  In all other circumstances, the 40cm-size will be used (regardless of single or 3-spot).

How do I register?

There are links at the bottom of this page.  But the steps are quite different this year, so I recommend reading about what’s new.


What’s new this year?

This year the ITAA State Tournaments are on the same weekend.  The JOAD tournament will have time slots on Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday morning.  The All-ages tournament will have time slots on Saturday afternoon/evening and Sunday.  These are separate tournaments with separate signups, separate scores, and separate awards.


This year USA Archery has arranged to combine its multi-venue indoor nationals tournament with each state’s state championship tournament.  So if you register for both the ITAA State Tournaments and the USAA National Tournaments, your state score will be your nationals score!  So it’s never been easier to shoot USAA Indoor Nationals!


Does that sound like four tournaments are happening?  That’s because they are.  So make sure to follow the registration instructions below to sign up for all four tournaments!

Standard Tournament Info

  • 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.
  • In the JOAD event only, 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.
  • Out of state shooters are welcome and eligible for medals.
  • While we usually recommend arriving 1 hour early, for COVID restrictions this year, archers are only allowed to check-in 30 mins before their line time.
  • 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. (Summary here)
  • For more information about what to expect at an ITAA event, read this helpful tournament primer.
  • Each shooting line has a maximum of 36 spaces.

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 2021:
If you were born in 2009 or more recently, you are a Bowman
If you were born in 2007 or 2008, you are a Cub
If you were born in 2004, 2005 or 2006, you are a Cadet
If you were born in 2001, 2002, or 2003, you are a Junior
If you were born in 2000-1971, you are a Senior
If you were born in 1970-1961, you are a Master 50+
If you were born in 1960-1951, you are a Master 60+
If you were born in 1950-1941, you are a Master 70+

Editing much later (so I don’t copy/paste them forward again – TK), some of these years are incorrect

If you were born in 2000-1972, you are a Senior
If you were born in 1971-1962, you are a Master 50+
If you were born in 1961-1952, you are a Master 60+
If you were born in 1951-1942, you are a Master 70+



If you are competing in nationals, make sure to sign up BOTH on Rcherz for the state event AND on Sport80 for USA Archery Nationals.

Registration Walkthrough:

Some of the steps mentioned above can be tricky to find.  There’s some extra explanation over here.