Updated IFAA Book Of Rules 


The IFAA has brought in a few changes which are now in effect. An updated rule book and archer's handbook for 2019 can be found at: http://www.ifaa-archery.org/index.php/documents/rules/ifaa-book-of-rules-2019
The changes are made in italics but the most important information to note is the change to shooting divisions; the young adult division now extends from age 17 to 20 (inclusive), adult is 21 to 54, veteran is 55 to 64 and a new age division of senior has been introduced for ages 65+ (as before, the divisions of veteran and senior are optional and anyone aged 55+ may choose to continue shooting as an adult). The cub and junior age divisions have not changed. All bow styles have been opened to all age divisions so that historical bow may now be shot by all age divisions and the bowhunter styles are now open to cubs.

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Indoor League/NIFAA Indoor Championship

At the NIFAA AGM it was decided that we would introduce a new league system for the upcoming indoor season which will be part of the 2019 NIFAA Indoor Championships.

Indoor League and Championship Rules
To be eligible to win a NIFAA Indoor Champion title you MUST have 4 scores from NIFAA shoots* held throughout the indoor season which runs October to the Indoor Championship. These scores will be added to the Championship score to give a total score which shall determine the Champions. Juniors and Cubs will not be required to participate in the league. Their Championship titles will be decided solely by their score at the NIFAA Indoor Championship.

Events consisting of 2 indoor rounds will count as 2 of the 4 required scores, so long as the scores are recorded as 2 individual scores (each with a maximum possible score of 300). Only standard IFAA Indoor rounds will be eligible, i.e. shot at the standard (single or 5 spot) IFAA Indoor target face at 20 yards with a maximum possible score of 300. ‘360 rounds’ and IMM scores will not be eligible scores. If you shoot more than 4 eligible scores your highest 4 scores will be used in the calculation of the total Championship score.

Individual archers are not required to submit their scores but MUST retain a signed record on their own Classification Card – event organisers should submit all scores to Paige at nifaaresults@gmail.com 

*A NIFAA shoot is any event held in Northern Ireland for NIFAA members and advertised on the NIFAA Calendar / Facebook page.


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