Rules of IFAA
The International Field Archery Association (IFAA) sanctions a number of different Regional and World tournaments that are hosted in accordance with its rules . These tournaments all have their own specific rules and guidelines. Also included in the rules is the Constitution of the Association so you the archer will have a one stop rule book to gather and learn the information you need to participate and enjoy the shoots offered by the IFAA whether they are hosted in your country or in any one of our other member countries.
Please note that the English version of the Constitution and Rules are the official rules. All translated versions are for the benefit of archers who are not familiar enough with English to understand the rules.
For you convenience they have been placed on this site to enable you to download them and read or print them out. They are in the PDF format and if you require to have a reader you have two choices available here you can download Adobe PDF reader which is 42 Mb to download or you can download the Foxit Reader which is 3.4Mb download. Both readers will do the job, the choice is yours to the one you use.
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The 2017-2018 IFAA Book of Rules (Constitution) with all changes shown in Italic.
“The IFAA 2017/2018 edition of the “Book of Rules” shows changes to the 2015/2016 edition in Italic text. The new edition will be applied from 01 January 2017!
Archers must be aware that some changes are single words in the old text and they are therefore advised to take great care if these rules and regulations are translated into their home language.
Please make note that only the IFAA English version is the official version and that translated versions are simply to assist local archers to understand the rules better.
The 2017/2018 edition contains various major amendments to the 2015/2016 version, including but not limited to:
- The introduction of the Tradition Recurve Style
- The complete change in the Champion of Nations event, which now also applies to the WBHC.
- The acceptance of the “bubble level” incorporated in the pin guard in the BU and BL shooting styles.
- The complete rewording of the IFAA Official Rounds, including improved graphics, as well as the “rotation rule” for easier understanding. No changes were made in these rules.
· A detailed explanation of the scoring rules under Annexure 3.”