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COVID - 19 and the NDBA

 Fellow Archers,

As you all probably already know the state and nation are dealing with covid -19 restrictions and social distancing guidelines. I felt that it was time to give an update on what the NDBA and host clubs can do going forward into the summer. The goal is to get the bows back in our hands and enjoy the upcoming opportunities in a responsible manner. 

The Oliver County archers are hosting the 2020 NDBA outdoor state championship June 19th-21st and Souris Valley Bowmen will be hosting the 2020 State 900 and Field on July 11th-12th. 

The host club has the authority to handle registration as they see fit to maintain social distancing while registering and turning in scorecards. We encourage all archers who choose to participate in these events to take any necessary precautions to protect themselves at these events (masks or gloves). Along with that the NDBA will be temporarily be suspending the impartial shooter guideline for these state events. It is my opinion that if a group of archers or a family can travel to the venue together can shoot the course together. Double scoring will still be enforced and strongly encourage competitive archers to print and sign on the scorecards. By listing the archers on the back of the card it will allow tournament officials to follow up with the group if any issues arise. A range official or tournament official will be on hand and may do random checks of any groups for scoring accuracy. 

We look forward to getting back out on the courses and encourage each participant to evaluate their own health and safety personal protective equipment while attending these events.


Jesse Carter

NDBA Tournament Director