Hosted by Amherst Archery Academy at
the new indoor facility in Florence, MA.
General Tournament Format & Tournament Series Overview
HY Indoor Tournament Series consists of 4, 600 round, USA Archery sanctioned tournaments spread out over the course of the indoor season. Compete in one event or all 4! Each tournament within the series consists of 20 ends of 3 arrows. Read below for shooting distances, rules, target sizes, competitive and non-competitive categories, and more. Tournament dates are:
HY Indoors #1: Friday – Sunday, December 14-16, 2018 – Tournament Results – Hello Yellow Series Standings
HY Indoors #2: Friday – Sunday, January 18-20, 2019 – Tournament Results – Hello Yellow Series Standings
HY Indoors #3: Friday – Sunday, February 1-3, 2019 – Tournament Results – Hello Yellow Series Standings TBA
HY Indoors #4: Friday – Sunday, March 8-10, 2019
Athletes choose one of the following shooting times: Fridays: 3:00 or 6:00; Saturdays: 9:30, 1:00, or 4:30; Sundays: 9:30, 1:00, or 4:30
Registration and Athlete Check-In: Fridays: 2:00-3:00 and 5:00-6:00; Saturdays: 8:30-9:30, 12:00-1:00, 3:30-4:30; Sundays: 8:30-9:30, 12:00-1:00, 3:30-4:30
2-3 Practice Rounds Begin: Fridays: 3:00 and 6:00; Saturdays: 9:30, 1:00, or 4:30; Sundays:9:30, 1:00, or 4:30
Note that there is a difference in how we track the ranking of athletes competing in the Hello Yellow Tournament Series versus the individual Hello Yellow tournaments. Any athlete competing in two or more individual Hello Yellow tournaments is automatically entered into the ranking for the Indoor Series. Individual Hello Yellow tournaments are ranked just like every other USA Sanctioned tournament: the archers with the highest cumulative score in a given age class and bow division, win. Athletes in the Hello Yellow Series are not separated by gender and there are only three winners, not three of each gender. Prizes for these individual tournaments are awarded at the end of the last shooting line of that weekend. An athlete could potentially not win any individual tournaments and still win the Series.
Handicap System for the Series Explained
We use a handicap system for the Hello Yellow Indoor Tournament Series to level the playing field across bow divisions and genders, reward people for improving, and keep the competition exciting. The handicap system is a two-step handicap. The Gender/Division handicap is awarded based on the Gender and Division of the archer. The points are calculated using the 2018 Indoor National Scores for each division and gender. These points are added to the initial tournament score. The second handicap is based on performance. The athlete’s score is subtracted from the amount of possible points (600) and then multiplied by 80%. This number is then added to the score. Two bonus points per tournament attended are then awarded to those who attend more tournaments within the Series. While bonus points are significant, they are not enough to bump an athlete out of the running if they can only attend 2 of the 4 tournaments. This two-step handicap system is designed to level out age, gender, and style of bow.
HY Series Winners are eligible for some serious prizes! We have not solidified the exact prizes yet – but prizes will be along the lines of: X-10 arrows, shop sponsorship, bow bags, quivers, target faces, shot counters, AAA custom target stands, targets by American Whitetail, and more. Awards for the entire Tournament Series are announced after the last line of the last Sunday in the Series.
All Hello Yellow Tournaments qualify as JOAD/AAAP Pin Shoots.
Amherst Archery’s new facility is ADA compliant. We have a ramp accessing the front door of our building and a wheelchair accessible bathroom inside the archery range. All doors meet codes for width. If you require an Agent (someone to pull your arrows, score, assist you at the shooting line, etc.), please call so we can discuss. Please feel free to call us and ask any questions. We want to make our facility, and Hello Yellow events, accessible to everyone.
When you arrive at Hello Yellow you will be greeted and shown where the registration table is. If this is your first tournament, or if you are still new to tournaments, please inform your Hello Yellow greeter and we will happily provide you with an orientation and explain or review the rules to you. All athletes must have their equipment inspected by a Judge prior to shooting their bow on the range. There may or may not be a break at half time. Athletes are allowed 2 minutes, per end, to shoot three arrows.
There is a dress code that we follow as part of hosting USA Archery sanctioned tournaments. Please make sure you read and understand the Dress Code prior to arriving. If providing yourself or your child(ren) with Dress Code compliant clothing becomes a barrier for participation – please contact us immediately and we will provide clothing for you or your child(ren) to borrow. Part of the Dress Code includes not wearing any camouflage. Please read the Camo Interpretation if interested. World Archery Rules will be followed for athletes in the Compound, Barebow and Olympic Recurve divisions. USA Archery rules will be followed for Traditional and Longbow divisions. High Draws will not be allowed – please educate yourself, your children or your athletes about the dangers of high draw and shoot in a way that eliminates high draw.
- Compound (release aid & fingers; max 60#)
- Para Archery
- Collegiate (includes Bowhunter)
Competitive Age Classes
Ages based on how old the athlete is on the last day of the year the tournament is held in.
- Yeomoan: through the calendar year of their 9th birthday
- Bowman: through the calendar year of their 12th birthday
- Cub: through the calendar year of their 14th birthday
- Cadet: through the calendar year of their 17th birthday
- Junior: through the calendar year of their 20th birthday
- Senior: Age 21 through the calendar year of their 49th birthday. However, participants may compete within the Senior class at any point.
- Masters 50+: when the competition takes place in the year of their 50th birthday and thereafter.
- Master 60+: when the competition takes place in the year of their 60th birthday and thereafter.
- Master 70+: when the competition takes place in the year of their 70th birthday and thereafter.
Distances & Target Face Sizes
All Bow Divisions, Age Classes, Male and Female
Hello Yellow Tournaments offers competitive and non-competitive participation categories. All age classes and bow divisions in the competitive category will shoot at 18meters on a 40cm target face. The non-competitive participation category is for JOAD archers looking to try for their Stars Pins at 9 meters and for not-yet-competitive archers (adults or youth) who have not built up to 18 meters yet and want to experience shooting under “tournament like conditions”; anyone shooting at the 9 meter distance will be ranked separately from the 18 meter competitors and shoot on a 60 cm target face. Compound athletes will score inner ten-ring, Collegiate Compound (bowhunter) will score outer ten-ring. Choose single spot or vertical 3-spot target.
USA Archery membership is required for all competitors. Join USA Archery.
Online registration for each Tournament within the series closes on the Thursday before the first day of the Tournament, at 3:00PM.
Online Registration fee: $35, credit card only
Day of Registration: $45, cash or credit card only. No personal checks accepted.
Refer to image below – click on it to make it larger. The Green Dot in the middle is Amherst Archery Academy. The areas outlined in red are the three parking areas you can use. There are an estimated 32 spaces in front of the building we are located within; 26 spaces behind the building (dirt parking); and over 50 spaces in the overflow section of the Elks Lodge parking. We recommend parking in the front or, if that lot is full, parking in the Elks Lodge parking. Amherst Archery is in a giant old mill building (Arts & Industry Building) with several hundred other suites; parking is shared. A very short walk from the Elks Lodge to Amherst Archery is made possible by a sidewalk connecting the two parking areas and running parallel with Pine Street.
We have a 1000sq. ft. retail space and service area that will be open and available for the ease and convenience of each athlete.