2022 Shoot of the Year Rules (SOY)
Date to be held: Sept. 3rd 2022
Register By 8:45am No Exceptions
1-Must shoot in at least FOUR shoots between April & August; you can shoot more than three and top three scores will
be used for qualifying. Depending on how many qualifiers there are in each class, we will take the top 5 qualifiers. Archer
can only qualify for SOY in ONE class.
2-Must have three scores in the same class to qualify; if you shoot any other class, those scores WILL NOT count towards
Shooter of the Year qualifying.
3-It is your responsibility to know what class you are shooting if you are going to qualify for Shooter of the Year.
4-NO RANGE FINDERS or scopes with range finders if you are competing to qualify for Shoot of the Year; unless you are
shooting in the known class , your score will be thrown out and you will not be able to participate for Shooter of the Year.
5-If you are shooting in a known class, your group will consist only of archers from KNOWN classes. Known class archers
and Unknown class archers will not shoot together.
BIA SOY archers will only be able to compete in one known class per season. ONCE a archer competes in the Know 50 class
they will not be allowed to shoot in the Known 40 Hunter class for SOY.
6-Please keep an eye on the web page or Facebook for scores and to see if you are qualified for Shooter of the Year.
It is your responsibility to know if you have qualified or not. Facebook will be the best place to check frequently for information
on the Shooter of the Year/September Jamboree Shoot weekend.
Day of Competition
1-You are to register yourself on the day of competition (you have plenty of notice of what time to be at the range).
2-You need to registered by 8:45am on the day of competition; NO EXCEPTIONS!!! This gives BIA time to get the groups
organized and together (you are shooting with your peers, but there are times when I have to put other SOY qualifiers in with
other SOY groups).
3- Registration will meet with everyone at 9am (so everyone needs to be ready to shoot after we are done meeting), to
go over the rules of the course and also to let everyone know who they will be shooting with for the day. This means no practicing
after registration meets with everyone-ALL GROUPS NEED TO BE HEADING TO THE AGREED UPON SIDE OF THE GROUP.
4-Again, as listed above NO RANGEFINDERS or scopes with range finders (unless you are registered to be in the known class)
are to be used during the competition, if you are caught, your score is thrown out.
5-Double score cards will be used. The score keepers are not to keep their own scores. The cards that have the dots
will be the official card, but both cards will need to be turned in; so they can be verified. If at any time during the competition
there is a conflict on what a score should be; the whole group needs to make the determination. If one cannot be determined,
someone from registration needs to be contacted and a member of the club will be come out and make the final determination.
6-In the event of a tie, a shoot off will be done at a target of the clubs choosing. In the shoot off, yardages may not
be within the max yardage.
7-You will need to stay with your group at all times. As a group you need to decide if stops will be made and everyone's
suggestions need to be considered.
**ANY UNSPORTSMAN LIKE CONDUCT (RUDENESS AND BULLYING) WILL NOT BE TOLERATED BY BIG INDIAN ARCHERS FROM ANYONE. YOU WILL
BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND NOT TO RETURN (DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY OF THE UNSPORTSMAN LIKE CONDUCT). WE ARE HERE TO HAVE FUN
AND TO SET AN EXAMPLE TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE ARCHERY COMMUNITY YOUNG AND OLD
If an archer qualifies for SOY and DOES NOT participate in SOY shoot-off in September, archer will be excluded from all
SOY classes at BIA for the upcoming 3D Season.