2022 ITAA Outdoor State Championships

ILLINOIS TARGET ARCHERY ASSOCIATION

OUTDOOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Sunday, July 16th & 17th, 2022

 

The Illinois Target Archery Association will hold its Outdoor State Championship on August 11th.  The tournament will be held on the grounds of the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Illinois.

Please take note of the shooting times below.  The USA Archery dress code for tournaments will be enforced (reminder, blue-jeans are no longer a problem, as long as they look professional).  Equipment inspection will take place ahead of time.  USA Archery age/gender/bow style categories will be in place for awards.  Membership in USA Archery is required (NFAA membership can be used to acquire a free temporary USAA membership).

This is an all-ages event.  Archers competing in Saturday’s JOAD State Outdoor Championships are welcome to also compete in Sunday’s State Outdoor event.

Registration is at the bottom and registration is now open.

720 Round Format:

The 720 Round format is 72 arrows at a standard 4-color World Archery target.  As with all outdoor World Archery tournaments, compounds use the big ten ring.

Distances

Para VI stands for Visually-Impaired, and is only available to archers who shoot in the visually-impaired format.

For Shooters unfamiliar with the USA Archery style of target tournaments, here is a primer on What to Expect at one of our tournaments.

Equipment

  • Standard equipment inspection must be completed before you can shoot.  Plan to arrive at least 1 hour before your start time for equipment inspection, sign-in, etc.
  • Arrow size must be 23/64 inches or smaller in diameter.
  • Compound bows have a draw weight limit of 60lbs.
  • The USA Archery dress code will be enforced.
  • Other standard USA Archery tournament rules will apply.

Schedule

Will be updated as we get closer.  

Awards:

Awards will be presented to the top three places in each USA Archery category for the 720 Round.  Out-of-state archers will be eligible for awards.  The ITAA maintains its tradition of awarding state champion awards while also recognizing excellent performances by out-of-state competitors.

Out-of-state competitors are awarded medals for finishing in the top three places among all competition in their class and division.  Additionally, Illinois competitors are awarded medals for the top three places among Illinois competitors in their class and division, duplicating medals where necessary.

Pre-registration:

Pre-registration is required, and can be done by using the link below once registration opens.  If you are participating in both the JOAD event and the all-ages event, please register for each separately.

The State Outdoor 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 the USA Archery web site.  You will be asked for your USA Archery number during online registration.

All shooters will be eligible for awards regardless of registry method.  Shooters submitting claims for national record scores are required to carry USA Archery membership.

Location:

DuPage County Fairgrounds (Follow the link for details, directions, hotels, area attractions, and more)

 

Additional Notes:

As with all outdoor tournaments, we always appreciate help hunting for missed arrows.  Anyone sporting enough to bring additional metal detectors or sharp eyeballs will probably be called into action at some point during the day.

Because the distances will be long, binoculars and spotting scopes will help spectators see the target results better.

Questions:

If you have questions about events in general, your club leaders can steer you in a good direction.  Otherwise reach out to us at info@illinoistargetarchery.org

Photography:

Skilled photography is difficult and time-consuming.  We highly appreciate volunteers lending their skills to our events.  Photos help spread the fun of archery beyond our community.  If you’re willing to be an event photographer, please reach out to info@illinoistargetarchery.org so that we can get credentials and protocols in place.

Event Photography (eventually) gets posted on the ITAA Shutterfly page.

Time Estimates:

Archery is a slow competition.  Although it can feel like time is racing by for the competitor, it is harder for the audience to feel engaged.  It is difficult to accurately predict how long events will take.  (My general rule is to allow one minute per arrow shot, and then double or triple it depending on the ages of the shooters and the distances shot).  Delays are usually caused by a combination of lost arrows and enjoyable chatter among participants between competition ends.

Please schedule that much time in your plans for the competition weekend.

USA Archery Age Categories for 2022:

If you were born in 2010 or more recently, you are a Bowman
If you were born in 2008 or 2009, you are a Cub
If you were born in 2005, 2006 or 2007, you are a Cadet
If you were born in 2002, 2003, or 2004, you are a Junior
If you were born in 2001-1973, you are a Senior
If you were born in 1972-1963, you are a Master 50+
If you were born in 1962-1953, you are a Master 60+
If you were born in 1952-1943, you are a Master 70+

The ages for the categories are determined on Dec 31st of the competition year.  (So use your older age for the year, not the age you’ll be on the competition date.)
  • Bowman – 12
  • Cub – 13,14
  • Cadet – 15,16,17
  • Junior – 18,19,20
  • Senior – 21-49
  • Master – 50-59
  • Master 60+ – 60-69
  • Master 70+ – 70-79

Registration

Registration is now open!

Register for the 2022 JOAD Outdoor State Championship (Saturday)

Register for the 2022 All-Ages Outdoor State Championship (Sunday)