WNCAC Classes*  2017

Note:  300 fps (+3%) maximum arrow speed in all classes except 23 and 24.

See table at bottom of page for maximum yardages allowed in each class.

PW.   (Peewee): 0-7 years, male or female, shoot what you bring, range finders allowed.

1.  Elementary School Traditional: 8-11 years, male or female, traditional bows only, range finders allowed.  

2.  Elementary School Fixed Pins Compound: 8-11 years, male or female, range finders allowed.

3Elementary School Open Compound: 8-11 years, male or female, any sighting device, range finders allowed.

4Middle School Traditional: 12-14 years, male or female, recurve or longbow, range finders allowed.   

5Middle School Fixed Pins Compound:  12-14 years, male or female, range finders allowed.  

6Middle School Open Compound: 12-14 years, male or female, any sighting device, range finders allowed.  

7.  High School Fixed Pins Compound:  15-18 years, male or female, range finders allowed.  

8High School Open Compound:  15-18 years, male or female, any sighting device, range finders allowed.  

9Women's Traditional:   Recurve or longbow, shot from the shelf, no sighting device or release aid, no arrow
                                             restrictions,  no rangefinders.  

10Men's Traditional Recurve:  Recurve of any material, shot from the shelf, no sighting device or release aid,
                                                        no arrow restrictions, no rangefinders.  

11Men's Traditional Longbow:  Longbow of any material, shot from the shelf, no sighting device or release aid, 
                                                          no arrow restrictions, no rangefinders.  

12Modern Traditional:   Male or female.  A recurve or longbow made of any material, no peep sight or release aid, 
                                              no restrictions on arrow rest, arrows, or stabilizer.  No rangefinders. 

13Women's Unlimited Bowhunter:  Hunting equipment: screw-in tips, fixed pins or rear moveable sights,
                                                                no sight will contain any type of lens.  Stabilizer must be 12" or less not to
                                                                extend more than 14" from front of bow.  No V-blocks, no rangefinders.
                                                                Mechanical or finger release.    

14Men's Beginner Hunter Compound:  Hunting equipment: screw-in tips, fixed pins or rear moveable
                                                           sights, no sight will contain any type of lens.  Stabilizer must be 12" or less not to
                                                           exceed 14" from front of bow.  Mechanical or finger release.  No rangefinders, 
                                                           no V blocks.  An archer will only be eligible to win an award in Class 8 one time ever.

15Men's Unlimited Bowhunter:  Hunting equipment, screw-in tips, fixed pins or rear moveable sights, no sight will 
                                                           contain any type of lens.  Stabilizer must be 12" or less not to exceed 14" from
                                                           front of bow.  Release aid or fingers.  No V-Blocks, no rangefinders.  

16Seniors:  50-54 years old.  Male or female.  Shoot what you bring.  No rangefinders.  

17.  Super Seniors:  65 or older.  Male or female.  Shoot what you bring.  No rangefinders.

18Women's Open:  Shoot what you bring.  No rangefinders.

19Men's Open Compound:  Any sighting device, including slide bars, fingers or release.  No rangefinders.

20.  Women's Known 40:  40 yards max.  Shoot what you bring, range finders allowed.  

21Men's Known 40:  40 yards max.  Shoot what you bring, range finders allowed.

22.  Men's Known 50:  Shoot what you bring, range finders allowed.  

23Women's Money:  Shoot what you bring.  No rangefinders.  No speed restriction.  50% payback.

24Men's Money:   Shoot what you bring.  No rangefinders. No speed restriction.  50% payback.  

*Note:  Consult the official WNC Circuit book for complete class descriptions and current rules!  Descriptions in the circuit book always supersede the descriptions on this page, and circuit officials are the final arbiters of any questions regarding class or equipment.

Class

Stake color

Maximum yardage

PW, 1

Blue

15

2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11

White

20

5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 7

Yellow

30

8, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21

Green

40

19, 22, 23, 24

Orange

50