Every Massachusetts resident who participates in a SAAM ranking tournament is eligible for a state ranking in his/her respective class and division. Out of state residents who shoot for a Massachusetts Archery Club are also eligible for a MA state ranking.
Starting in 2019 MA State Rankings will be modeled on the USA Archery rankings. Indoor and outdoor events will be combined. Each year the Ranking Committee will select a number of local events for ranking purposes. The MA State & JOAD indoor and outdoor Championships are required events for ranking purposes. The USA Archery Indoor US National & JOAD Championships can be used as a ranking events as well. The 2019 MA ranking events are:
Lunenie Mass Indoor - Hello Yellow #3 - USA Archery Indoor Nationals & JOAD - Indoor’s Archer’s Cup - BFA Annual Family Classic - Outdoor’s Archer’s Cup - Bay State Games - MA State & JOAD Outdoor Championships - Cobweb Classic - The BOO - Mass Open & Star FITA - Riverside Classic - MA State & JOAD Indoor Championships -
Rankings will be calculated based on each archer’s best three (3) finishes in addition to the two State Championships finishes. If an archer does not compete in one of the mandated events, a finish of 999 will be entered instead. The archer with the lowest number will be ranked first.
Certificates will be awarded to the top three archers in each class/division at the end of the year.
Up until 2018, rankings were calculated as follows: each archer’s three best finishes (indoors, two for outdoor events) are averaged. If an archer only shoots two events, a 99 is entered for the third event. Similarly if the archer only shot one event, 99 would be entered for the other two events. In case of a tie, total arrows are used for the tiebreaker. Each event consists of a maximum 600 points, except for the 2006 SAAM Mail In tournament which was a 300 round; so these scores, if used, were doubled. Scores from the Indoor Nationals which is a 1200 round were only used in the event of a tie.
Although it is hoped the list accurately reflects each archer’s eligibility, score and ranking for each event, there may be errors. If you are aware of an error or omission, please send an e-mail to the chairof the Ranking Committee, Brian O’Hearne so the results and the rankings can be corrected to accurately reflect the actual results.