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 compound, recurve, or barebow in the following age classes:

  • U18 (Cadet)– Archers may compete as a U17 through the year of their 17th birthday. 
  • U21 (Junior) — Archers may compete as a U21 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 but no later than midnight on July 12, 2024.  If the field reaches capacity before this date a waiting list will be maintained.  Registrations may be accepted after the deadline on a space available basis.  For updates on space availability contact Chris Worthen at Info@BuckeyeClassic.org.

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

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

Cancellations received on or before July 12, 2024 will receive a full refund minus $20.  Email notification (Info@BuckeyeClassic.org) of cancellation is acceptable.

No refunds after July 12, 2024.

What membership is required to shoot in the tournament?

Membership in USA Archery is required to participate, as well as to qualify for the United States Archery Team (USAT) and to earn National Ranking System (NRS) points.  Be prepared to show your current USA Archery Membership card at check-in (NFAA members need a USAA temporary membership).

Be sure to verify whether your membership expires on or before July 28, 2024 and if so, you must renew prior to the tournament.  See USA Archery’s website for complete membership information and steps to qualify.

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?


What rules are there regarding coaches?

For 2024, coach credentials are available for Buckeye Classic.  They will NOT be sold onsite and must be bought in advance before July 24 at midnight.  Register for a coach credential HERE.

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.  Premium seating for spectators is also being offered this year (see Spectators section below).

Is there a spectator fee?

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

This year we are also offering premium seating on a first come, first serve basis.  Premium seating will cost $60 per person for a spot under our canopy tents with a chair.

Equipment Inspections

All archers will be required to have their equipment checked by tournament officials prior to competition. Inspections will be held separately for Senior/Master divisions and U18/U21 divisions.

  • Friday, July 26 between 8:00 – 10:30 AM for U18 and U21 Divisions
  • Friday, July 26 between 3:15 – 5:30 PM for Senior and Master Divisions

In addition, there may be ad-hoc inspections available during practice on Thursday.

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.