Ridge Archers follows ASA Archery Federation General Rules and Guidelines for our events. Visit https://www.asaarchery.com/ for more information.
Open Class Equipment Rules for Adult, Young Adult & Youth:
May use any compound or recurve bow, sight, release, stabilizer or equipment unless specifically prohibited in any other part of these rules or by a ruling of the Competition Committee. ASA reserves the right to review any equipment / accessories and determine its suitability for competition. The following equipment / accessories are prohibited in all classes: (1) broadheads or any other point or tip not intended for target use; (2) retaining mechanisms which allow the bow to be mechanically held in the drawn position (except crossbows); (3) laser sights or devices; (4) devices or any outside agency (including stabilizer bar or prop stick) that allows the mass weight of the bow to be relieved from either arm while shooting or that allows for steadying the bow with any part of the body other than the bow hand. Ridge Archers retains the right to waive certain equipment restrictions or shooting rules under specific circumstances for physically challenged competitors.
Fixed Pin Class Equipment Rules for Adult, Young Adult & Youth:
Sights – fixed pins, no pin limit. Movable sights may be used, but must be locked down into a fixed position that will be verified by the group prior to competing. Magnification is not permitted in any 30 yard fixed pin class, but is permitted in all 40 yard pins classes. Clarifiers or verifiers in the peep are not considered magnification and are permitted.
Stabilizers – A front stabilizer or a system including quick releases, enhancers and/or weights may be used, but may not exceed twelve inches (12”) in total length from the tip of the stabilizer (or system) to the point of attachment on the front of the riser provided by the manufacturer. A rear stabilizer or a back bar system (V-bar) may be used with no restriction on bar length.
Bow must be either recurve or longbow without wheels or cams. No release aid, no sights, a single stabilizer up to 12” in length measured from the point of attachment, no overdraws, no draw checks, must have one finger touching the arrow nock, and must use one consistent anchor point. No marks on the sight window, string, or bow to use as an aiming or judging reference. All arrows must be identical in size, weight and construction.
Bows must conform to the World Archery definition of a Recurve Bow as found in the World Archery Rules, Book 4 (Field and 3D Archery), Chapter 22, Sections 22.1 thru 18.104.22.168
Bows must conform to the World Archery definition of a Barebow as found in World Archery Rules, Book 4 (Field and 3D Archery), Chapter 22, Sections 22.3 thru 22.214.171.124
Youth Classes: The competitors in the following classes must meet the posted arrow speed limit and exhibit proper bow control while drawing their bow.
Junior Eagle: Must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to draw their bow under control and without undue difficulty. If in the opinion of the Range Official they are having difficulty drawing and controlling the bow, they shall be required to decrease the poundage to allow them to properly draw and shoot the bow regardless of arrow speed to be able to participate.
|50 Yard Classes||Stake Color||Max Yards||Speed Limit|
|Known 50||Black||50yds||290 fps|
|Senior Known 50||Black||50yds||290 fps|
|Women’s Known 50||Black||50yds||280 fps|
|45 Yard Classes||Stake Color||Max Yards||Speed Limit|
|Men’s Open 45||White||45yds||280 fps|
|Men’s Known 45||White||45yds||280 fps|
|Men’s Pins 45||White||45yds||280 fps|
|Senior Men’s Open||White||45yds||280 fps|
|Senior Known 45||White||45yds||280 fps|
|Women’s Open 45||White||45yds||280 fps|
|Women’s Known 45||White||45yds||280 fps|
|Crossbow 45||White||45yds||330 fps|
|40 Yard Classes||Stake Color||Max Yards||Speed Limit|
|Men’s Known 40||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|Men’s Open 40||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|Men’s Pins 40||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|Super Senior||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|Super Senior Known||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|Senior Masters||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|Senior Masters Known||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|Senior Pins||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|Women’s Known 40||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|Senior Women’s Known||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|Young Adult Open Male (15-17)||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|Young Adult Open Female (15-17)||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|Young Adult Pins Male (15-17)||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|Young Adult Pins Female (15-17)||Red||40yds||280 fps|
|30 Yard Classes||Stake Color||Max Yards||Speed Limit|
|Women’s Pins 30||Blue||30yds||280 fps|
|Men’s Pins 30||Blue||30yds||280 fps|
|Barebow Recurve||Blue||30yds||280 fps|
|Olympic Recurve||Blue||30yds||280 fps|
|Young Adult Olympic Recurve (15-17)||Blue||30yds||260 fps|
|Young Adult Barebow Recurve (15-17)||Blue||30yds||260 fps|
|Youth Open Boys (12-14)||Blue||30yds||260 fps|
|Youth Open Girls (12-14)||Blue||30yds||260 fps|
|Youth Pins Boys (12-14)||Blue||30yds||260 fps|
|Youth Pins Girls (12-14)||Blue||30yds||260 fps|
|Youth Olympic Recurve (12-14)||Yellow||25yds||240 fps|
|Youth Barebow Recurve (12-14)||Yellow||25yds||220 fps|
|Eagle Open Boys (9-11)||Yellow||25yds||230 fps|
|Eagle Open Girls (9-11)||Yellow||25yds||230 fps|
|Eagle Pins Boys (9-11)||Green||20yds||220 fps|
|Eagle Pins Girls(9-11)||Green||20yds||220 fps|
|Eagle Barebow Recurve (9-11)||Green||20yds||220 fps|
|Junior Eagle Open (6-8)||Orange||15yds||220 fps|