Tournament Types

Acceptable Tournament Types​

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Level 1: Local


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Level 2: District / Regional / Sectional


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Level 3: State


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Level 4: National


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Level 5: International
Tournament DescriptionTournament TypePlacement TypeDurationTravelAdditional Notes
“Shoot For A Cure” Tournament Series
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Individual Event Placement OnlyUsually 1 Day

(2 days at most if an extended tournament)
Mostly local only travel.

(Possible additional in state travel if the archer wants to travel through out California)
Charity Sanctioned
California Bowman Hunters (CBH) / State Archers Association (SAA)
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Individual Event Placement Only
High School Team
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Individual Event Placement Only1 – 2 DaysMostly local only travel.

(Possible additional in state travel if at the state level)
usually Middle School or High School ages only
Middle School Team
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Individual Event Placement Only1 – 2 DaysMostly local only travel.

(Possible additional in state travel if at the state level)
usually Middle School or High School ages only
State Archers of California (SAC)
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Individual Event Placement OnlyUsually 1 Day

(2 days at most if an extended tournament)
Mostly local only travel.

(Possible additional in state travel if the archer wants to travel through out California)
World Archer (WA) / formerly FITA
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Collegiate Team
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Individual Event Placement
+ National Ranking

(based on school sanctioning)
1 – 3 DaysMostly local or in state travel.

(Possible out of state travel if at the national level)
USAA sanctioned College or University Teams only
National Field Archery Association (NFAA)
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Individual Event Placement
+ National Level Ranking

(minimum 3 national level tournaments competed in to qualify for national ranking)
USA Archery (USAA)
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Individual Event Placement
+ National Level Ranking

(minimum 3 national level tournaments competed in to qualify for national ranking)
Collegiate Team
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Individual Event Placement
+ State Ranking

(based on school sanctioning)
1 – 3 DaysMostly local or in state travel.

(Possible out of state travel if at the national level)
USAA sanctioned College or University Teams only
School Team
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Individual Event Placement
+ State Ranking

(based on school sanctioning)
1 – 2 DaysMostly local only travel.

(Possible additional in state travel if at the state level)
usually Middle School or High School ages only
State Archers of California (SAC)
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Individual Event Placement
+ State Level Ranking

(minimum 3 state level tournaments competed in to qualify for state ranking: State Indoor, Cotton Boll, State Outdoor, Grapestakes, Pacific Coast Championships)
1 – 3 Days

(usually 2 for each archer, based on shooting time line assigned)
Travel required throughout different sections of California

(Northern, Central and Southern)
allow for at least 1 full day of travel depending where tournament is, for rest and acclimation to location
California Bowman Hunters (CBH) / State Archers Association (SAA)
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Individual Event Placement
+ State Level Ranking

(minimum 3 state level tournaments competed in to qualify for state ranking)
Collegiate Team
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Individual Event Placement
+ District / Region / Section Ranking

(based on school sanctioning)
1 – 3 DaysMostly local or in state travel.

(Possible out of state travel if at the national level)
USAA sanctioned College or University Teams only
High School Team
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Individual Event Placement
+ District / Region / Section Ranking

(based on school sanctioning)
1 – 2 DaysMostly local only travel.

(Possible additional in state travel if at the state level)
usually Middle School or High School ages only
Middle School Team
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Individual Event Placement
+ District / Region / Section Ranking

(based on school sanctioning)
1 – 2 DaysMostly local only travel.

(Possible additional in state travel if at the state level)
usually Middle School or High School ages only