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2024 Nor'easter

Event Dates & Schedule*

The 2024 Nor'easter will be hosted August 24 at YMCA Metrowest outdoor center in Hopkinton, MA. This is a single day 72 arrow WA outdoor qualifying round followed by individual eliminations. A schedule of the event and timing can be found below.  Archers will not be permitted to shoot until they have checked-in and had their equipment inspected. All competitors must have a current USA Archery membership.

Saturday, August 24, 2024  – Qualifying Rounds & Eliminations
8:00 AM Check-in and Equipment Inspection Opens
8:50 AM Official announcements
9:00 AM Official Practice (3 Ends) and 72-arrow Scoring Round
1:30 PM Individual Eliminations

3:30 PM Awards

Event schedule is subject to change based on the progress of the event. All changes will be communicated by the DOS during the event.

Event Venue

MetroWest YMCA Family Outdoor Center 45 East Street Hopkinton, MA 01748


Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide seating for archers or spectators. Please plan to either stand for the duration of the event or provide your own seating.

Drinking Water

We will provide portable toilets on the field as well as water fountains but we will not be able to provide cups for drinking water so please be sure to have all members bring reusable bottles or cups. It is strongly recommended that everyone bring sufficient water to sustain them throughout the event.

Venue Restrictions

Based upon our lease agreement for the field, spectator areas and parking lot: pets, barbeque grills, fires, smoking, and alcoholic beverages are not permitted ANYWHERE on Metrowest YMCA property. Service animals are permitted.


There is a dirt lot adjacent to the field. A map is available to download below.


There will not be any concessions available on site. Please feel free to bring any prepared food items that you will need for the day. Please store in appropriate containers; on site preparation is not allowed, nor is refrigeration or warming available.


As this is a USA Archery sanctioned event, participants must abide by all applicable rules for sanctioned events as specified in both the USA Archery and World Archery rulebooks. These rulebooks are accessible at the following links:

Shooting Divisions

The tournament will include three shooting divisions – Recurve, Compound, and Barebow. Definitions and requirements for each division are outlined by World Archery and/or USA Archery and can be found in the following locations: 

Recurve Division:
World Archery Rule Book 3, Chapter 11, Section 11.1
World Archery Rule Book 4, Chapter 22, Section 22.1
Compound Division:
World Archery Rule Book 3, Chapter 11, Section 11.2
World Archery Rule Book 4, Chapter 22, Section 22.2
Barebow Division:
World Archery Rule Book 3, Chapter 11, Section 11.3
World Archery Rule Book 4, Chapter 22, Section 22.3
Links to these rules are provided below for your convenience.
Book 3, Chapter 11:
Book 4, Chapter 22:

Tournament Format

Individual Ranking Rounds

All divisions will have 3 official practice ends followed by 12 ends of official scoring. Ends will consist of 6 arrows/ 4 minute end, providing for 72 scoring arrows. The shooting distances and target sizes vary by division and are outlined below.

Recurve: 122cm target faces placed at a distance of 70m (U13 at 30m, U15 at 40m, U18 & 50+ at 60m)
Barebow: 122cm target faces placed at a distance of 50m (U13 & U15 at 30m)
Compound: 80cm 6-ring target faces placed at a distance of 50m (U13 at 30m, U15 at 40M)

Dress Code

As a USA Archery Sanctioned event, all participants are required to abide by all dress code guidelines for outdoor events at all times (including Official Practice), as outlined by USA Archery. These dress code guidelines can be found at

Cancellations two weeks prior to event are eligible for refund, less transaction fees; No refunds granted after this time has expired. Please contact [email protected] for registration related questions.

Please Note: As a registered participant in a USA Archery sanctioned event, you are required to adhere to the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies for the duration of the event.




Metro West YMCA, 45 East Street, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States of America, 01748


[email protected]



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Barebow (Recurve), Compound and Recurve

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