2017 ITAA Indoor State Championships




Online Rcherz results are available here.

18m Rcherz Results 25m Rcherz Results


The formatted final results are now posted:

2017 ITAA Indoor State Championship Final Results

By the rough numbers, it looks like we have 55 new state records, and a handful of possible national records!

Missing something?  Take a look at the State indoor Lost-and-Found

1st Place awards and Kishwaukee High Score awards will be custom-engraved, but that could take some time.  Many of those awards will be hand-delivered, and the 2nd/3rd place awards will be delivered at that time (I expect March). 




The ITAA is proud to hold this 2017 Indoor State Championship.  This is one of the best chances to compete against shooters all across the whole state.  Choose a venue and a date and show your stuff!

The format for the indoor event is an all-ages 18m 600 round and a 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.

In case you want to compare your scores to the State Records, here is a list of how they stand currently for all three events in the Indoor tournament: 2017 ITAA Indoor pre-tournament State Record Scores

Note: The combined round is once again fully USA Archery sanctioned for national record consideration, just as the single-distance rounds are.  In fact, World Archery changed the relevant rule at our request, just to support this event!

Changes from last year: Last year, the 25m competition on Sunday at Kishwaukee had a delightful, but surprisingly high participation.  The unscheduled “rolling line” format that has worked in the past led to a big backup.  This year, 25m participants will be assigned to a real time slot at registration time.  This will avoid the uncertainty about scheduling and everyone can focus on the important things — shoot well, eat well, get home before the Super Bowl starts!

For the Southern Region:

For the Northern Region:

  • February 3rd-5th
  • Kishwaukee Archers, Sycamore, IL
  • Saturday: 18m 600 round, at 8:00 am, 12:30pm, 5:00 pm, (and Friday 7pm if needed) [I had this written wrongly as 6pm previously]
  • Sunday: 25m 600 round during specifically-scheduled shootings times from 6:00am onward.  (This year, the 25m session has definite times, not a continuous line)

Choose either venue.  The scores will be combined together statewide. 18m State Champions will be announced at the end of February 6th. 25m State Champions will be announced at the end of February 7th.

  • All age, gender, and bow style  categories will comply with USA Archery guidelines.
  • All compound competitors use the inner 10-Ring for scoring.
  • 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
    • Payments can only be Cash or Check on site.
    • There is a family maximum fee of $75 / $125.  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.
  • The USA Archery dress code will be enforced.
  • Out of state shooters are welcome and eligible for medals.
  • 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 36 spaces.  After that, registration for that line will be closed.
  • Sycamore/Kishwaukee has a small parking lot.  Where possible carpooling is highly encouraged.
  • Sycamore/Kishwaukee encourages parents and observers to bring their own camp/folding chairs.  Their chairs run short some years and priority ought to go to the archers.
  • 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.

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.  

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:
If you were born in 2005 or more recently, you are a Bowman
If you were born in 2003 or 2004, you are a Cub
If you were born in 2000, 2001 or 2002, you are a Cadet
If you were born in 1997, 1998, or 1999, you are a Junior
If you were born between 1968 and 1996, you are a Senior
If you were born between 1958 and 1967, you are a Master 50+
If you were born between 1948 and 1957, you are a Master 60+
If you were born between 1938 and 1947, you are a Master 70+


Kishwaukee 25 meter session scheduling

The 25 meter session at Kishwaukee is scheduled in an unusual way.  The short version is that 2 archers will start about every 12 minutes throughout the day.  

The format is a staggered start, where a new target “bale” of 2 lanes will start 2 new archers every 12 minutes, and everyone will shoot two ends.  Once a bale starts, they will shoot 20 ends (10 of these 12 minute sessions).  As soon as they finish, another pair will start on that bale.

The sign-up form will show a list of available time sessions to select from.  There are two spots available for each time.  Those times will become your starting time on Sunday.  Scheduling on consecutive time slots will result in shooting in neighboring lanes.  So the best choice for groups wishing to shoot together is to sign up for consecutive time slots.

As the time slots fill up, they will be removed from the list of available times.


But don’t over-think it.  Show up with time to prep before your start time (we recommend 45mins-one hour early).  Once you start, it’s archery as usual.


Note:  The confirmation email system is evidently spotty.  So is the listing of participants.  We have a ticket open with the product.  At the moment, you can check that you’re listed by clicking the “Live Results” button to look for your name, or clicking the “Old Version” button, which lists participants better.


Online Rcherz results are available here.

18m Rcherz Results 25m Rcherz Results

The formatted final results should be posted later today.


The registration is split into the 4 segments of the event — 2 for each venue.

All Traditional shooters should register as Longbow.

For the Southern Region:

For the Northern Region:

For those unable to register for spots in Sycamore, I would invite you to also consider a fun road trip to participate in Belleville.