OUTDOOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunday, August 5th & 6th, 2023
JOAD Rcherz.com Results (The Rcherz registration links are also where to view online scores.)
All-Ages Rcherz.com Results (The Rcherz registration links are also where to view online scores.)
Lost & Found:
During cleanup, we collected the found items. Two jackets, one of which is youth size. Please let us know and we’ll get them back to you.
This year we’ve officialized our fun arrow-throwing mini-event. Now the furthest distance thrown in the arrow chucking competition will be kept as a State Record!
The Illinois Target Archery Association will hold its Outdoor State Championship on August 5th & 6th. 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.
9:00 AM – Check-in table opens. Equipment inspection begins.
10:00 AM – Competition begins
Shooters should be ready to checked in and ready to shoot before 10:00 AM.
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.
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.
- 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.
Will be updated as we get closer.
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 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.
DuPage County Fairgrounds (Follow the link for details, directions, hotels, area attractions, and more)
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.
If you have questions about events in general, your club leaders can steer you in a good direction. Otherwise reach out to us at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can get credentials and protocols in place.
Event Photography (eventually) gets posted on the ITAA Shutterfly page.
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 2023:
World Archery has changed the youth age classes to a more meaningful naming method. They are now “Under <some number>”. As long as you will never be that numerical age any time in the calendar year, you can compete in that age class. (Example: if you turn 13 on the final day of this year, you are not U13 any time this year — you are U15.)
They have also shortened the Master classes to be just the number (50+, 60+, 70+, etc)
If you were born in 2011 or more recently, you are a U13 (Bowman)
If you were born in 2009 or 2010, you are a U15 (Cub)
If you were born in 2006, 2007 or 2008, you are a U18 (Cadet)
If you were born in 2003, 2004, or 2005, you are a U21 (Junior)
If you were born in 2002-1974, you are a Senior
If you were born in 1973-1964, you are a 50+
If you were born in 1963-1954, you are a 60+
If you were born in 1953-1944, you are a 70+
- U13 – Bowman – 12
- U15 – Cub – 13,14
- U18 – Cadet – 15,16,17
- U21 – Junior – 18,19,20
- Senior – 21-49
- 50+ – (Master) – 50-59
- 60+ – (Master 60+) – 60-69
- 70+ – (Master 70+) – 70-79
Registration is now open!