2022 Texas ASA Federation Rules

ASA Federation Rules can be viewed here.

  • All Texas ASA Shooters must complete their scoring round in one day.

  • Texas ASA will set a 50-yard stake at all qualifier events and at the state tournament.  The stake will be either the numbered stake or an individual stake and be either black or purple in color. The classes shooting at 50-yards will use a purple scorecard. Classes shooting from the 50-yard stake are: All Pro classes, Known 50, Senior Known 50,Women's Known 50 and Semi Pro.

  • Shooters are only allowed to let-down TWICE.  If a shooter lets-down a third time, he or she will receive a score of ZERO for that target.

  • A shooter will be immediately disqualified from the competition if they receive coaching during their round.

  • Scorers are allowed to use binoculars and may also reflect or shine a light on the target at the time of scoring to aid in the process.

  • A shooter whose arrow makes contact with an “outside agency” during its flight will be allowed to reshoot that arrow.  Outside agencies are defined as animals, tree limbs or other debris that may FALL or TRAVEL INTO the path of the arrow.  Fixed or stationary impediments such as trees and bush, and any limbs or foliage that were still in contact with stationary impediments are not considered an outside agency.

New for 2022

  • Bow Novice is now called Men's Pins 30.

  • Men's Hunter is now called Men's Pins 40

  • Senior Hunter is now called Senior Pins 40

  • Men's Hunter Elite is now called Men's Pins 45 and is a 45 yard max distance. This is also now a KNOWN distance class.

  • Women's Hunter is now called Women's Pins 30

  • Women's Hunter Elite is now called Women's Pins 40


  • Traditional is now a 30 yard max.

  • Women's Traditional (Texas only class) is now a 30 yard max.


Added classes include - Youth Barebow Recurve, Youth Olympic Recurve, Young Adult Barebow, Young Adult Olympic Recurve and Eagle Barebow.

For Fixed Pins Classes (Adult and Youth/Kids) - A rear stabilizer or back bar system (V-bar) may be used with no restriction on bar length.

Young adult and youth classes are not necessarily based on their actual year of school but based on age as of January 1st of the competition year. (Young Adult - 15-17, Youth - 12-14, Eagle- 9-11, Jr. Eagle - 6-8)

To check your class yardage and speed limits, click here.

ASA Pros are welcome to shoot at all qualifiers for fun and practice for $15.00. We will award Pro Class Championship Gist buckles at the Texas ASA state championship. Pros from any state may compete without qualifying. A $30.00 entry fee at state is required to compete for state championship buckle.


Scoring Ring and Speed Limits

Scoring Rings

Each target has two (2) 12-rings. At each target the lower 12-ring will be in play initially for all shooters. At each individual target a shooter may elect to have the upper 12-ring scored by announcing their intention to shoot for it. Upon announcing their election to shoot the upper 12-ring the scorekeepers will acknowledge and note this election, and the lower 12-ring will no longer be in play to be scored for that shooter on that individual target only.  The 14-ring is not in play for any classes during regular ASA competition.

Each class is assigned a speed limit.  To check the speed limit for your shooting class, click here.  Shooters may be required to shoot through the chronograph at qualifier events.  All shooters will shoot through the chronograph at the Western Region Shootout and the State Tournament.  

ASA adheres to a maximum arrow speed in each competition class as measured by the official on-site chronographs with a three percent (3%) margin of error rounded up to the nearest whole number.  Each competitor understands and agrees that they may be required to shoot through the designated on-site chronograph and any arrow shot through the chronograph during or after a tournament round that exceeds the maximum arrow speed for their class will result in the disqualification of that round’s score.

Bow Novice and Known 40 Move Up Rule

Shooters will move up immediately for the rest of the season if they:
Win 2 qualifiers with 10 or more shooters in their class
Have 3 top three finishes with 10 or more shooters in their class
Win the State Championship

State Directors

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