2017
Upper Bucks Archery Super Series
Official Rules and Regulations
 

Shooter Fees:
            Archers will pay the fees as charged by the individual club, plus the UBASS league fee of $2.00. Each archer will purchase at least one $1.00 50/50 ticket at each shoot that he/she attends. In summary, your Minimum UBASS per shoot cost is $3.00. The purchase of additional 50/50 tickets is appreciated, but not a requirement. The drawing for the cumulative 50/50’s will be held at the championship tournament. The UBASS league fee and participation in this 50/50 drawing will be used to offset the costs for awards and the championship banquet.


Qualification for League Championship
            To sign up for the UBASS league; pick up and fill out the UBASS league entry form at any one of the UBASS affiliated clubs during their registered monthly shoots. For information on UBASS affiliated clubs, visit www.ubass.org.  The league will run from April through June. Shooters must shoot a total of 4 UBASS events to qualify for the league championship tournament. Shooters must shoot at each club a minimum of 1 time. The shooter may go back to any of the UBASS courses to try to improve an existing score with a new higher score to help their overall standing in their shooter class. Scores from clubs shall not be transferred to another club. Shooters are only permitted to shoot a club once per scheduled shoot day. Shooters can only turn in one card per scheduled shoot day.

            Shooters do not need be a member of any participating club to participate in the Upper Bucks Archery Super Series.

            There shall be no more than 4 shooters in a shooting group. Any group that is slower than the group behind them will extend the courtesy of allowing the faster shooters to pass them and “shoot through.” 

Equipment
            Shooters are responsible for maintaining their equipment within the specifications of the manufacturer. Neither Upper Bucks Archery Super Series (U.B.A.S.S.), nor the providing club will be responsible for any damage or mechanical defects to the shooter's equipment.

Bow
            Any type of bow that falls into the category of compound, long bow or recurve bow may be used. Crossbows are not to be used at any of the clubs, and are not a part of the UBASS league.

Stabilizers
            Any brand, type, length, or style may be used. (See following Shooter Classes to determine which class you may shoot.)

Arrows
            Any arrow brand, length, weight and composition that are deemed as safe shooting as per the manufacturer's specifications may be used. It is the responsibility of the shooter to inspect his/her arrows to ensure they are safe for shooting. Neither UBASS nor the providing club will be responsible for any damage or loss of arrows during the shoots.

Release
            Any type of release may be used (fingers, thumb, trigger, hinge, etc.)

Rangefinders
            The use of rangefinders during any UBASS league shoot is prohibited. Shooters must determine the distance of the target using eye determination only. (Except for K40 class. See shooting class rules below)

Sights
            The shooter may use any type of sight, scope, or device to enhance their sight, providing that the device is not equipped with any range finding technology.

Binoculars
            Any type or power of binoculars will be permitted, providing that the device is not equipped with any range finding technology.

Shooting Classes
            Upper Bucks Archery Super Series will consist of 8 classes. The shooting class will be determined by the shooting stake, equipment, and age of the shooter.

Youth Shooting Class
            Shoot from the white stake. Shooter must be age 16 or younger and is permitted to use compound bow, Long Bow or recurve bow with any style sight or stabilizer length. Some part of the archer’s body must be touching the white stake while shooting.

Traditional Shooting Class
            Shoot from the white stake. Shooter may use Long Bow or Recurve Bow without any sights. Finger or tab releases are acceptable. Some part of the archer’s body must be touching the white stake while shooting.


Hunter Shooting Class
            Shoot from the yellow stake. Shooter may use a compound bow of any speed. This may be equipped with any style sight that does not have any type of optical lens, laser, or range finding technology. The stabilizer is not permitted to be longer than 12 inches. Some part of the archer’s body must be touching the yellow stake while shooting.

Known Distance Shooting (K40) Class
            Shoot from the red stake. Shooter can use a compound bow of any speed. This may be equipped with any style sight that doesn’t have laser or range finding technology. There is no minimum/maximum length stabilizer requirement. This class allows the shooter to use a range finder to determine the exact distance from the red stake to the target. Some part of the archer’s body must be touching the red stake while shooting. When shooting this class, you are not allowed to communicate the distance to the target to any shooter. Anyone caught communicating target distances will be disqualified for the shoot that day.

Advanced Hunter Shooter Class
            Shoot from the red stake. Shooter may use a compound bow of any speed. This can be equipped with any sight that does not have any type of optical lens, laser, or range finding technology. The stabilizer is not permitted to be longer than 12 inches. Some part of the archer’s body must be touching the red stake while shooting. The difference between Hunter and Advanced Hunter Classes will be discussed later in the “target placement” section of the rules.

Open Shooting Class
            Shoot from the blue stake. Shooter may use a compound bow of any speed. This can be equipped with any style sight that doesn’t have laser or range finding technology. There is no minimum/maximum length stabilizer requirement. Some part of the archer’s body must touch the blue stake while shooting.

Senior Open Shooting Class
            Shoot from the red stake. Shooter must be age 50 or older and is permitted to use a compound bow of any speed. This can be equipped with any style sight that doesn’t have laser or range finding technology. There is no minimum/maximum length stabilizer requirement. Some part of the archer’s body must touch the red stake while shooting.

Women’s Shooting Class
            Shoot from the yellow stake. Women may use any type of bow, with any style sight that does not have laser or range finding technology and any length stabilizer. Some part of the archer’s body must touch the yellow stake while shooting.

Targets
            Each club will maintain a minimum of 30 shootable 3-D targets that will be placed in realistic shooting scenarios. Each target shall have three scoring rings visible on the target to allow proper scoring. Targets will be set so that the vital is unobstructed. Shooters will shoot for the front vitals unless the club states differently.

Scoring
            Archers will be given the opportunity to shoot one and only one arrow at each 3-D animal target at each club. Each animal shall have three scoring rings with the inner most ring scoring 11 points, the next scoring ring scoring 10 points, the outer ring scoring 8 points.  Any arrow residing in the target but outside the aforementioned scoring rings and not touching the outer ring will be scored as 5 points. As shown in the photo below.





 

            Any target that has both IBO and ASA scoring ring will be scored using the IBO scoring rings. An arrow touching the line of a scoring area will be scored with the higher value. Arrows score where they strike the target, including those that may have drifted off course due to another arrow. The arrow must stick in the target to be scored. 

Target Placement
            All yardages will have a +/- of 8%.

Open Stake
            Will be a blue stake and will have a maximum distance of 50 yards from the target (+/- 8%).

Advanced Hunter/ Known Distance Stake/Senior Open
            Will be a red stake and will have a maximum distance of 40 yards from the target (+/- 8%).

Hunter/Women’s Stake
            Will be a yellow stake and will have a maximum distance of 35 yards from the target (+/- 8%).

Youth/Traditional Stake
            Will be a white stake and will have a maximum distance of 25 yards from the target (+/- 8%). 

Determination of League Champions
           All shooters who have scored at least one round at each of the member clubs (four total) will be eligible to attend the championship shoot. Shooters at the championship shoot will be paired with another shooter in the same class and near the same score.


            The championship shoot/luncheon will be held in July at one of the participating clubs on a rotating basis. The shooters in each class will shoot using a double scoring system. The shooter with the top score at the championship shoot will be deemed class champion. In the event of a tie score, a target will be set up by the host club and a “sudden death shoot off” will occur. Each shooter will shoot at the target from the same distance. The first shooter to shoot a lower scoring area will be disqualified and the final shooter will be determined the winner.

Awards:
Season Long Champions:
Awards will be awarded to the season long cumulative high score shooter for each shooter class. The champion must meet the UBASS requirements to be eligible for their class title. In case of a tie score, the season long number of bull eyes (11 ring scores) will determine the tie breaker.

Tournament Champions:
Awards will be presented to the high score shooter for each shooter class at the league championship tournament in August. The champion must meet the UBASS requirements to be eligible to attend the Championship tournament.  In case of a tie score, the count of bull eyes (11 ring scores) will determine the tie breaker.