Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Buckeye Classic tournament being held?

The Buckeye Classic is being held at Darree Fields Park in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.

Darree Fields Park
6259 Cosgray Rd
Dublin, OH 43016
GPS Lat/Long: 40.097394, -83.198718
(About 20 miles NW of Columbus, Ohio)

What classes / divisions are available?

Participants may compete with either compound or recurve bows in the following age classes:

  • Cadet — Archers may compete as a Cadet through the year of their 17th birthday. 
  • Junior — Archers may compete as a Junior through the year of their 20th birthday.
  • Senior — Archers may compete as a Senior at any age.
  • Master 50+ — Archers may compete as a Master 50+ beginning in the year of their 50th birthday.

When is the registration deadline?

Registration deadline is when the venue reaches capacity (currently slated at 400 archers), but no later than August 19, 2016.

It’s important to note that there will be no on-site registration.

What if I need to cancel? Will there be a refund?

August 19 is the last day to cancel for a partial refund of $100.  After August 19 there will be no refunds of entry fees.

What membership is required to shoot in the tournament?

Participant must be a current member of USA Archery.  Non-U.S. participants must be a current member of World Archery (WA) or a WA Member Association or USA Archery.  If no proof is provided, non-citizens should be prepared to purchase a USA Archery membership. Membership in USA Archery is required to qualify for the United States Archery Team (USAT) or to earn National Ranking System (NRS) points.  Be prepared to show proof of current USA Archery Membership. NFAA members need a USAA Temporary membership.

What is the dress code for archers?

USA Archery Dress Code for Sanctioned Tournaments will be enforced for tournament competition.

Is There a Prize Pool?

Yes there will be.  The total prize pool between the compound and recurve men and women is $10,000.

What rules are there regarding coaches?

During practice, credentialed coaches are allowed in the archers’ area and up to the shooting line, as well as up to the target during arrow retrieval. Once competition begins, credentialed coaches are ONLY allowed in the archers’ area and up to the waiting line. No more than one coach per archer may be at the waiting line during competition.

Non-credentialed coaches are permitted in designated spectator areas only.

Media / Photographers

Photographers must be credentialed by USA Archery and bound by the USA Archery media policy.  Please forward any inquires to media@usarchery.org.

Shelter / Water

Shaded seating and water will be provided for all archers.  Spectators must provide their own shade and seating behind the designated archer waiting area.

Is there a spectator fee?

There is no entry fee for spectators.  However, spectators must provide their own shade.  Any canopies erected must be secured to ensure their stability.

Equipment Inspections

All archers will be required to have their equipment checked by tournament officials prior to competition. Inspection will be held at the tournament field on Friday, August 26 between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Random equipment checks may also occur during the competition at the discretion of the Director of Shooting (DoS).   Click here to review the official USA Archery rules.