IAA - Schupbach's Sporting Goods Spots Challenge

Schupbach's Sporting Goods Spots Challenge is the second leg of the Spots Challenge series of the Independent Archers Association (IAA).  The event will take place at the West Michigan Archery Center on Jan. 20 and 21, with 1pm and 5pm shooting lines on Saturday (Jan. 20), and 10am and 2pm shooting times on Sunday (Jan. 21).  

This tournament uses a 3-Spot Vertical Target, and will have an Elite Class shoot (Sunday at 2pm) with guaranteed money prizes, along with Money and Trophy classes.  Registration costs (and prizes) are listed below:

  • Elite Male Classes - $40 Registration (GUARANTEED $500 First Prize*)
  • Elite Female Classes - $40 Registration (GUARANTEED $250 First Prize - Sponsored by G5/PRIME Archery)*
  • Adult Money Classes: $20 Registration
  • Adult Trophy Classes: $10 Registration
  • Youth Classes: 13-17 yo = $7 / 9-12 yo = $5 / 8 and under = FREE

*ELITE ARCHERS MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THE 2:00 PM LINE

Download the FLYER about this tournament HERE.

 

Tournament location

3500 10 Mile Rd. (entrance off Wolven south of 10 Mile), Rockford, MI  49341

 

Line Times:

  • Saturday, Jan. 20 - 1:00 PM (Money, trophy, & youth classes) 
  • Saturday, Jan. 20 - 5:00 PM (Money, trophy, & youth classes
  • Sunday, Jan. 21 - 10:00 AM (Money, trophy, & youth classes)
  • Sunday, Jan. 21 - 2:00 PM (Elite classes only)

 

Registration:

Register HERE.

 Pre-registration is free, but you must pay the registration fee when you check in on site.

Archers must register to shoot prior to the event being held. Open spots will be posted on the registration page and the IAA Facebook and webpage 48 hours prior to the event. Last minute registration is allowed if there are open spots.

 

Rules:

  • This is a 60 arrow tournament with X's scoring as 11's in three spot (vertical 3-spot).
  • Lane assignments will be by random draw.
  • In shoot offs (ELITE ONLY) archers will shoot 3 regular scoring ends, and then if needed will go to inside out scoring. After that if still tied it will be scored as closest to the center of the X.
  • Youth classes are Trophy only classes.
  • Archers are allowed 2 minutes per end for 3 spot and 4 minutes per end for 5 spot.
  • Targets will rotate from top to bottom at the half way point. Targets will be replaced at the request of the archer or if the host club deems necessary to judge scoring. 
  • 11's will score in all events and will be used to determine winners in tie breakers.  
  • ** There Must Be 5 Archers In A Class To Award A Trophy**

 

CLASSES and equipment rules:

  • Male Elite (ME)
  • Female Elite (FE)
  • Male Open (MO)
  • Male Open Trophy (MOT)
  • Female Open (FO)
  • Female Open Trophy (FOT)
  • Senior Male Open (SMO)
  • Senior Male Open Trophy (SMOT)
  • Senior Female Open (SFO)
  • Senior Female Open Trophy (SFOT)
  • Young Adult (Age 15-17) Open (YAO)
  • Youth (Age 13-14) Open (YO) 
  • Cub (Age 12 and Under) Open (CO)

Archers competing in these classes can use recurve or compound style bow. There is no restriction on style of sight or magnification. No length restriction on stabilizer or stabilizer system. Stabilizer or stabilizer system cannot touch the archer when he or she is at full draw. There is no restriction on arrow shaft diameter. All arrows that are being used in competition on that day must be the same length and diameter, arrow points must be the same style, and arrows must have the same type of fletching on arrow shafts. Archers may not switch arrow shaft diameter size for shoot offs. Fingers, glove, finger tab, or release may be used in these classes.

  • Male Hunter (MH)
  • Male Hunter Trophy (MHT)
  • Female Hunter (FH)
  • Female Hunter Trophy (FHT)
  • Senior Male Hunter (SMH)
  • Senior Male Hunter Trophy (SMHT)
  • Senior Female Hunter (SFH)
  • Senior Female Hunter Trophy (SFHT) 
  • Young Adult (Age 15-17) Hunter (YAH)
  • Youth (Age 13-14) Hunter (YH)
  • Cub (Age 12 and Under) Hunter (CH)

Archers competing in these classes can use recurve or compound style bow. Single pin or pins without magnification are allowed in this class. Stabilizer or stabilizer system cannot exceed twelve inches front or rear from one single point of attachment. Stabilizer or stabilizer system cannot touch the archer when he or she is at full draw. There is no restriction on arrow shaft diameter. All arrows that are being used in competition on that day must be the same length and diameter, arrow points must be the same style and arrows must have the same type of fletching on arrow shafts. Archers may not switch arrow shaft diameter size for shoot offs. Fingers, glove, finger tab, or release may be used in these classes.

  • Male Bare Bow (MBB)
  • Female Bare Bow (FBB)
  • Senior Male Bare Bow (SMBB)
  • Senior Female Bare Bow (SFBB)
  • Young Adult (Age 15-17) Bare Bow (YABB)
  • Youth (Age 13-14) Bare Bow (YBB) 
  • Cub (Age 12 and under) Bare Bow (CBB)

Archers competing in these classes can use recurve, long bow, or compound style bows. No sight or sighting device may be used. No tape or marks are allowed on the limbs riser or string of the bows. One single nocking point may be used and one single color serving is allowed on string. String walking is prohibited. There is no restriction on Stabilizer or Stabilizer system. Stabilizer or stabilizer system cannot touch the archer when he or she is at full draw. All arrows that are being used in competition on that day must be the same length and diameter, arrow points must be the same style and arrows must have the same type of fletching on all arrow shafts. Archers may not switch arrow shaft diameter size for shoot offs. Fingers, glove, finger tab, or release may be used in these classes