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Joe Dimaggio Sports Complex
2450 Drew St
Clearwater, FL 33765
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  • Compound Finger
  • Compound Release
  • Recurve
  • Barebow Compound
  • Barebow Recurve


Check-in: 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Competition begins: 9 a.m.

Florida Senior Games Qualifying Rules

Open – no qualification is necessary

Entry Requirements

  • Archery entry fee is $25 per participant for residents, $30 per participant for non-residents and includes an event t-shirt. T-shirts will be distributed on-site at designated competition check-in time. A short survey will be required to be completed at check-in. This survey can be found with the entry forms below, and can be completed in advance and brought to check-in.
  • Registration will open July 2016. All entries must be received by November 16, 2016 or register online by November 18, 2016. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Event Director. Athletes registering after November 18, 2016 are not guaranteed a t-shirt and may be subject to a $10 late fee.
  • Entry forms, waiver of liability and entry fee must be made payable to the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF). Save a stamp and beat the deadline, register online!
  • Archers must provide their own bows and target arrows.


  • The “900” American round will be used for all competition.
  • 90 arrows will be shot as follows: 30 arrows from 60 yards (5 ends of 6 arrows), 30 arrows from 50 yards (5 ends of 6 arrows), and 30 arrows from 40 yards (5 ends of 6 arrows).
  • Ends will be shot in 1 set of 6 arrows with five minutes allowed for each end to be shot. When three arrow ends are necessary, each end will consist of one set of three arrows with 2.5 minutes allowed for each end to be shot. Three or four archers will be grouped per target shooting in two lines (A & B). Archers will rotate with their target mates after each end (A-B, B-A, etc).
  • Fourth place ribbons will be awarded in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Florida residents. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to top overall athletes, if non-residents are in contention for medals.

Sport Rules

  • All archery events will be conducted in accordance with NAA (National Archery Association), NFAA (National Field Archery Association) and FAA (Florida Archery Association) rules, except as modified.
  • ‘X’ ring hits will be kept on the scorecard by all competitors and will be used as a tiebreaker. If still tied, the number of ‘10’ ring hits will be used, then ‘9’ ring hits, and so on until the tie is broken.
  • Whistle system: 2 = go to line, 1 = shoot, 3 = advance to score, 4 or more = emergency stop.
  • Should equipment failure occur, a 30-minute repair time will be allowed with no disruption of the shooting line. A maximum of two ends may be made up at the discretion of the Director of Shooting.
  • Field glasses or scopes are permitted for spotting arrow hits. Scopes may be placed on the shooting line provided they do not disrupt the shooting of the adjacent archer. Scopes shall be removed from the line between ends if not utilized by the other archer shooting in that space.
  • No broadheads will be permitted.
  • Regulation FITA 122-centimeter (48-inch) five-color target faces will be used. Scoring values are: Gold (10-9), Red (8-7), Blue (6-5), Black (4-3), White (2-1), 10-ring scoring. At the discretion of the Director of Shooting, replacement centers may be used to repair a target face during competition.
  • Dividing lines are part of the higher scoring ring. The arrow shaft must only touch the color or dividing line between scoring zones to score the high value.
  • Targets will NOT be marked for hits. A witnessed bounce out or pass through will be shot over. If an arrow countersinks or destroys another arrow in the target and then bounces back, that arrow shall count the score of the arrow it destroyed.
  • Two archers at each target will keep the double set of scorecards. Scores shall be compared after each end. If the scorecards do not agree after arrows have been removed from the target, then the lower score shall be the official score. The winner in each style/age group shall be the archer scoring the highest number of points in the single 900 round.
  • Archers will not be required to wear white or blue attire, however, they will be expected to wear clothing appropriate for a state championships event.
  • Barebow Recurve Equipment: Any recurve bow or longbow may be used. Bow sights are not allowed. Archers may string-walk and/or face-walk in sighting. Both USA Archery and NFAA Bare bow Recurve rules will be allowed. Arrows must all be the same length and weight.
  • Barebow Compound Equipment: Any compound bow may be used. Bow sights are not allowed. Archers may string-walk and/or face-walk in sighting. No levels are allowed. Archers may use a stabilizer and may use a draw check that is either on the bow limbs or under the arrow in the bow window. Arrows must all be the same length and weight.
  • Compound Bow Equipment: The maximum peak draw weight allowed shall be 80 pounds. Maximum arrow speed shall be 300 feet per second with a variance of 3%. Lighted sights may be used.

National Senior Games Qualifying Rules

All finishers placing first through fourth and those meeting the minimum performance standards at the 2016 Florida Senior Games shall qualify for the 2017 National Senior Games.

NSGA Minimum Performance Standard

Barebow Limited* Unlimited**
Men 425 600 700
Women 400 575 675


FSF Staff Contact

Sarah Kirchberg
(727) 724-3082 ext. 245

State Director
Tim Austin
(352) 281-5697

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