State Indoor Championship
March 11 & 12 2023
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE ARCHERY ASSOCIATION’S
44th ANNUAL INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP / 60th ANNUAL INDOOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
STATE FARM SHOW COMPLEX
2300 N. CAMERON STREET, HARRISBURG, PA 17110
PSAA SHORT INDOOR TARGET ROUND
(You will shoot one 20 yard Round on Saturday & one 20 yard Round on Sunday)
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS IN ALL DIVISIONS BY CLASSIFICATION / TEAM AWARDS BY DIVISION ONLY
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY - PRE-REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE: February 21, 2023
WALK-ON SHOOTERS ACCEPTED IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE & MUST PAY THE LATE FEE.
FOR MORE INFORMATION WRITE OR PHONE PSAA OFFICE
P.O. BOX 776, NEW KINGSTOWN, PA 17072-0776
Please Note: the FARMSHOW COMPLEX IS CASHLESS - from parking to concessions. Please be prepared.
The Farmshow Complex changed their Parking Policy effective Jan. 1, 2023 - They no longer give complimentary parking passes for the participants. Parking will be charged at the gate and it will be card only (cashless).
Also, PSAA accepts cash and check for payment for their items.
Special notice to all archers:
**NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE to be brought into the complex. CONCESSIONS will be available for purchase. (A note from the Farmshow Complex per our agreement.)
*You WILL NOT receive any confirmation stating the time you will be shooting. You will be placed on the line you signed up for. The time you select will be for BOTH days. If there is a problem or we need to make a change, you will be contacted by phone.
*Target assignments will be on the wall to your right as you enter the room. You only need to check in at the registration table if you name is highlighted on the sheet or you are trying to register that morning for the shoot. Scorecards will be placed at the targets prior to the start of the shoot on Saturday except for divisions that are required to have their equipment inspected.
**Shooting Rotation will be determined by the target group. Everyone in the group must agree to rotate or not. If the entire group cannot agree the Tournament Officials will make the group rotate positions from day 1 to day 2.
*Archers must provide their own cardboard backing to place behind the PSAA targets. Also, it is advised that archers bring arrow lubricant for their arrows. It is extremely important that the archers hold the target butts while removing their arrows from the matts. Failure to do so may result in equipment being broken.
*The only practice occurs after the official announcements. 2 ends of 3 arrows each will be given as practice.
*Please Note: Those shooting the Noon line, you will be required to keep your equipment out in the waiting area until the 8am line is complete and you are given the ALL Clear to enter by a PSAA Official. Thank you with your understanding.
PSAA General Rules & Information for All State Championship Rounds
Full Rules and Details for each round can be found on the website – www.psaa.net
Opening Ceremonies & Announcements: Each Tournament will begin with announcements at 8am each day and official scoring to follow. **For the Indoor Tournament Only – there will be second opening announcements at noon for the start of that line with official scoring to follow.
Target assignments: Target assignments will be posted in a designated area for each tournament. (Indoors – on the wall to your right as you enter the room. Outdoors- Under the pavilion on the bulletin board or on picnic tables.) You WILL NOT receive any confirmation for your shoot registration. You only need to check in at the registration table if you name is highlighted on the sheet or you are trying to register that morning for the shoot.
**For Indoors you will be placed on the line you signed up for. The time you select will be for BOTH days. If there is a problem or we need to make a change, you will be contacted by phone.
Equipment Inspections Bowhunter & Barebow Divisions: Each shooter in these divisions must have their equipment (primary and any back up equipment that may be used) inspected and scorecard verified to determine that the equipment is legal for the division based on the rules found in the PSAA rulebook. Inspection time is 7:00-7:45am for each shoot. (At Indoors the Noon line inspection time is 11:00 – 11:45am) Failure to have this completed during inspection time will result in the shooter being placed in the unlimited division. ** Please note that any archer’s equipment may be inspected at any time based on the PSAA rulebook. **
Classification: An announcement will be made prior to the start of the tournament and you will then be asked to surrender your current Official PSAA classification card to the official. You do notneed to present a classification card if you shoot any of the following: AA class, Traditional Longbow, Traditional Recurve, Senior or Senior-Plus Division, or Crossbow. Everyone elsemusthave an up-to-date classification card. We absolutely will NOT accept any Conference classification cards. The classification card you present at this or any other State Championship tournament must be an Official PSAA Classification card. If you do not have your class card or it is not properly marked, you will be required to shoot AA class. There is ample time to take care of all classification before the tournament.
Advance registration is mandatory: Late fees will be assessed on all entries postmarked after the Tuesday following the regional. Walk-on shooters will be accommodated only if space is available. All walk-on shooters mustpay the late fee. Absolutely no exceptions! Registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Send your registration in early to secure your spot.
Refunds: If you cannot attend this tournament but have paid the required registration fee, you must contact the PSAA Office
– by PHONE– on or before the Monday prior to the shoot to be eligible for a 50% refund.
Clothing: Each archer must be fully attired to participate. There is no set requirement, but please dress in family friendly attire.
Scorecards: Indoor & Target Rounds -Scorecards will be placed at the targets prior to the start of the shoot on Saturday except for divisions that are required to have their equipment inspected. Field & Animal Rounds- Scorecards will be handed out following the opening ceremonies on Saturday except for divisions that are required to have their equipment inspected.
At the end of shooting on Saturday, each individual archer is responsible for his/her own score cards. Please make certain that the scorecards are properly filled out and initialed stating that everything is correct and submit them to the registration area. Archers will be responsible for bringing their card back with them on Sunday.
On Sunday at the completion of the entire tournament, each individual archer is responsible for turning in his/her score cards to the registration committee and for picking up his/her classification card. Please do not forget to pick up your class card!
Targets: All Archers will shoot the targets provided by the PSAA for the State Championship Tournament. The targets will be available at the start of the shoot. Archers will not be permitted to get targets ahead of time. Also, per the rules in the PSAA Yearbook, no markings of any kind may be place on a target. At any time during a tournament, the Range Captains have the authority to have a target be replaced when scoring lines are not easily determined.
Teams: On Sunday, amaster team scorecard will be provided for the members of your team. The team captainis responsible for picking up the team scorecard; for getting and recording all team members’ scores; for completing the team scorecard; for returning the completed card to the registration committee. The totalscore from both days will be used for the team score. Plaques will be awarded to the winning team(s).
Awards: Sunday, at the completion of the tournament and after all scores have been properly compiled, the official Awards Ceremony will be held. We encourage you to stay for this event as awards are no longer mailed. Awards will be given in all divisions and all classes based on the following: 7 or more shooters – 1st, 2nd, & 3rdplaces awarded, 4-6 shooters -1st& 2ndplaces awarded, 1*-3 shooters-1stplace awarded *If there is only one shooter, the archer must make class on one of the two days.Team awards and Husband and Wife Awards will also be announced at this time.
Membership: You will notice on your shoot registration form that the form will not be accepted until your current year of PSAA membership dues are paid.If you want, you may send both your PSAA membership application and the shoot registration form in together. Thanks for your help!
ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WILL BE PERMITTED DURING STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS!