USA Archery South Dakota State Outdoor Championships

& Rushmore Cup

Download printable tournament rules and information here.

The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center, NEYAC, calls all archers that meet the eligibility requirements to participate in the

2019 USA Archery South Dakota State Outdoor Championships & Rushmore Cup, that will take place according to the following:


Participants: Open to archers qualifying in the Yeoman, Bowman, Cub, Junior, Cade, Senior and Master age divisions of USA Archery. Age divisions based on calendar year of birthday, see below.

Bow categories: Recurve, Compound, Barebow, Basic Compound following USA Archery and World Archery equipment rules


Tournament format: Archers will shoot a 72 arrow qualifying round that will determine South Dakota state championships. This 72 arrow round will also determine bracket placement used in Rushmore Cup that follows.

The Rushmore Cup consists of head-to-head, single elimination, matches to determine winner in each age category and bow division. 


Venue, Date & Cost

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Outdoor Archery Range

NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center

800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078

Shooting times: 8:00 AM

Cost Registration Fee - $35 per participant, $30 for members of NEYAC

Competition Format

State Championship- 720 Round- 72 arrows

Rushmore Cup Head-to-Head Single Elimination Round


Participant Eligibility

Membership Requirement: To register for the South Dakota USA Archery State Ondoor Championships; participants in all categories and divisions must be a current member of USA Archery. National Field Archery Association (NFAA) members may apply for a USA Archery

State Residence: Participants must be a resident of the state in which the event is held to be eligible to earn awards and a state ranking for State Outdoor Championship. Guest divisions will be available and will be eligible for guest awards.

PLEASE NOTE: Rushmore Cup does not have a state residence requirement. This event has open registration and all archers are eligible to win.


Age Categories

USA Archery age divisions determined by the year an archer turns that age. For example: if an archer turns 15 years old between January 1 and December 31, 2019, they must shoot in the Cadet division.


Bow Divisions


Equipment Rules

The USA Archery South Dakota State Indoor and State JOAD Championships will follow equipment rules set out by USA Archery and World Archery. Archers are responsible for knowing and complying with all equipment rules. Archers not complying with rules of competition are subject to disqualification from event.

For full rules and policies regarding equipment and dress see USA Archery and World Archery

USA Archery Rules Page

USA Archery Forms and Policies

World Archery Rule Book (Equipment rules in Book 3 Chapter 11 and Book 4, Chapter 22)


Rushmore Cup Competition Format

After archers have shot a qualifying round they will be placed in a bracket and shoot head-to-head elimination matches until a winner is determined.


Recurve and Barebow Set Matches- archers will shoot ends of 3 arrows for set points. Each athlete can score a maximum of 30 points. The athlete with the highest score of the end obtains two set points; in case of a tied score both athletes obtain one set point. As soon as an athlete reaches 6 set points, they are declared the winner and pass to the next round.

Compound Matches- archers will shoot 5 ends of 3 arrows for highest cumulative scores. Each archer can score a maximum of 150 points. The athlete with the highest score passes on the next round.

Tiebreakers- in the even of a tie (5-5 set point tie with recurve and Barebow, or tied score with compound), archers will participate in a one-arrow shootoff. The arrow that lands closest to the center of the target wins the tiebreaker.


Dress Code

All participants, coaches, team manager, tournament officials and archer’s agents are required to abide by USA Archery’s Dress code.

See dress code policy and camo interpretation at

Please note USA Archery has determined that we will allow camp patterned equipment at all USA Archery sanctioned events. Camo clothing will not be allowed.



Attendants willing to volunteer their time to help with event are greatly welcomed and appreciated. Please notify organizing chair for volunteer sign up. Special consideration given to volunteers that have previous experience working tournaments with set-up, registration, scoring teams, digital scoring systems, field crew, judging or DOS through programs such as Scouts, 4H, NASP, JOAD, or USAA/NFAA/ASA including certified judges.

Any questions or comments can be directed to event organizer Josahan Jaime-Sambrano

at (605) 260-9282

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Yankton, SD 57078


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