The 2019 dates will be posted in February, please join our mailing list to automatically receive an email once the dates are announced.
Divisions (For Male & Female)
Bowman - Age 9 -12 (Will turn 12 yrs old in 2019)
Cub - Age 13 - 14 (Will turn 14 yrs old in 2019)
Cadet - Age 15 - 17 (Will turn 17 yrs old in 2019)
Junior - Age 18 - 20 (Will turn 20 yrs old in 2019)
Senior / Open - Age 21 -49
Masters - Age 50+, Age 60+, Age 70+
Paralympic Division - All Ages
A full-time resident or full-time student at a school in one of the following states: Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut
All events are held outdoors regardless of weather. Athletes may only enter ONE event. Please enter your event codes & Division on your application.
AR01 Olympics Bow (Bowman, Cub, Cadet, Junior, Senior/Open, Masters)
Recurve bow, pin or aperture sights, any stabilizer, finger release
AR02 FITA Compound Bow (Bowman, Cub, Cadet, Junior, Senior/Open, Masters)
Compound bow, any sight, any stabilizer, finger release
AR03 Compound Release Freestyle unlimited (Senior/ Open, Masters Only)
Compound bow, any sight, any stabilizer, MECHANICAL release
AR04 Compound Fingers Freestyle limited (Senior/ Open, Masters Only)
Compound bow, any sight, any stabilizer, FINGERS release
AR05 Barebow(Bowman, Cub, Cadet, Junior, Senior/ Open, Masters Only)
Compound, Longbow or recurve bow, no sights, no stabilizer, any arrow
AR06 Traditional(Senior/ Open, Masters )
Longbow, recurve, Crossbow, Wooden Shafts
GENERAL The competition will be held over two days. There is no qualifier required. Distances are
measured in meters (m) or yards(yd). Review the format below carefully. This event will
consist of the traditional FITA Round, 144 arrows (72 each day) at a single distance. In every
division, 144 arrows will be shot. Ends will consist of 6 arrows with 4 minutes to shoot. Target
will be Archery multi-color, ten ring faces.
AR01 & AR02 Master Men & Master Women -60m-122cm Master Men & Master Women -50m-80cm
Senior Men & Senior Women -70m-122cm Senior Men & Senior Women -50m-80cm
Junior Men & Junior Women -70m-122cm Junior Men & Junior Women -50m-80cm
Cadet Men & Cadet Women -60m-122cm Cadet Men & Cadet Women -50m-80cm
Cub Men & Cub Women -50m-122cm Cub Men & Cub Women -30m-80cm
Bowmen Men & Bowmen Women -30m-122cm Bowmen Men & Bowmen Women -25m-80cm
AR03 & AR04 NFAA style Field Targets 65 cm & 50 cm faces, 5 ring scoring, 36 arrows at each distance.
Compound archers should select to shoot these divisions based on personal preference for
the distances and target faces.
Male & Female 70yd, 60 yd, 50yd, 40 yd
AR05 Bowman Male & Female - 30m - 122cm
Cub Male & Female- 50m - 122cm
Cadet , Junior, Senior, Masters(M&F) 50m - 122cm
AR06 Bowman Distance (male & female) 50m- 122cm
All athletes must supply their own bows, arrows and other related equipment.
U.S. Archery membership NOT REQUIRED unless applying for a National or
Jack Aborn Memorial Scholarship
Jack Aborn served as a key member of the Bay State Games Archery committee since the sport was added to the Bay State Games in the early 1990’s. Jack was a dedicated supporter of the Bay State Games and a strong proponent of youth participation in Archery. The Bay State Games was deeply saddened by the passing of Jack Aborn in 2007. To honor Jack’s memory, his support of the Bay State Games, and his dedication to youth in sport, we have created the Bay State Games Archery Jack Aborn Memorial Scholarship.
To be eligible for the $250, Jack Aborn Memorial Scholarship, participants must be age 21 or younger and must be registered to participate in the Bay State Games Archery competition in the year they apply for the scholarship. The scholarship must be used for educational purposes including college or private school tuition, an educational class, books or school fees or other educational related expenses.
For an application, click on the following link.