Rounds

When you shoot a round in archery, you shoot a set number of arrows at a target at set distances. For example, a standard Western round consists of 4 dozen arrows shot at a distance of 60 yards, followed by another 4 dozen arrows shot at a distance of 50 yards. There are also different categories of Western round shot at different distances, such as a Junior Western where the distances are 40 and 30 yards instead.

All outdoor Imperial rounds use a 122cm target face, and are scored using the 5 zone method (Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3 and White = 1). The targets are set out at distances from 20 yards to 100 yards. The furthest distance is always shot first and then the distances are reduced according to the round (see the tables below for details of all of the rounds).

There are also Metric rounds, with distances measures in metres rather than yards, which use all 10 zones for scoring (ranging from 10 to 1):

A round will start with an end of sighters. This is an end of arrows that are not scored and are shot at the furthest distance to allow archers the opportunity to check their sight marks. Sighters are only shot at the beginning of the round and are not shot when the distances change, so it is advisable to ensure you have reliable sight marks for the given distances ahead of attempting a round.

Typically during a competition a short break will be had when the distances are changed. As a rule of thumb it can take up to one hour to shoot 2 dozen arrows, and it's advisable to bring along a snack or lunch to competition shoots.

 

Scoresheets

Scoresheets for the various rounds, along with clipboards, are kept in the filing cabinet in the club hut. When shooting a round, be sure to put your completed scoresheet in the box file for the records officer to pick up to ensure your score history and handicap are kept up-to-date.

If you shoot a round at another club or at an Open Shoot, ensure you get a copy of your score to the records officer so your score history and handicap can be updated.

 

Imperial Rounds

All imperial rounds are shot on a 122cm target face, using 5 zone scoring.

Round 100yd 80yd 60yd 50yd 40yd 30yd 20yd
York 6 doz 4 doz 2 doz        
Hereford   6 doz 4 doz 2 doz      
Bristol 2     6 doz 4 doz 2 doz    
Bristol 3       6 doz 4 doz 2 doz  
Bristol 4         6 doz 4 doz 2 doz
St. George 3 doz 3 doz 3 doz        
Albion   3 doz 3 doz 3 doz      
Windsor     3 doz 3 doz 3 doz    
Short Windsor       3 doz 3 doz 3 doz  
Junior Windsor         3 doz 3 doz 3 doz
New Western 4 doz 4 doz          
Long Western   4 doz 4 doz        
Western     4 doz 4 doz      
Short Western       4 doz 4 doz    
Junior Western         4 doz 4 doz  
Short Junior Western           4 doz 4 doz
American     2.5 doz 2.5 doz 2.5 doz    
St. Nicholas         4 doz 3 doz  
New National 4 doz 2 doz          
Long National   4 doz 2 doz        
National     4 doz 2 doz      
Short National       4 doz 2 doz    
Junior National         4 doz 2 doz  
Short Junior National           4 doz 2 doz
New Warwick 2 doz 2 doz          
Long Warwick   2 doz 2 doz        
Warwick     2 doz 2 doz      
Short Warwick       2 doz 2 doz    
Junior Warwick         2 doz 2 doz  
Short Junior Warwick           2 doz 2 doz

 

Metric Rounds

All metric rounds use 10 zone scoring. For the metric rounds, the furthest two distances are shot on a 122cm target face, while the closest two distances are shot on an 80cm target face. Long metrics are shot on a 122cm face, and short metrics on an 80cm face.

Round 90m 70m 60m 50m 40m 30m 20m 15m 10m
Gents 1440 3 doz 3 doz   3 doz   3 doz       
Ladies 1440   3 doz 3 doz 3 doz   3 doz       
Metric I    3 doz 3 doz 3 doz   3 doz      
Metric II      3 doz 3 doz 3 doz 3 doz      
Metric III       3 doz  3 doz 3 doz 3 doz    
Metric IV         3 doz  3 doz  3 doz    3 doz
Metric V           3 doz 3 doz 3 doz 3 doz
Long Metric 3 doz 3 doz              
Long Metric I   3 doz 3 doz            
Long Metric II     3 doz 3 doz          
Long Metric III       3 doz 3 doz        
Long Metric IV         3 doz 3 doz      
Long Metric V           3 doz 3 doz    
Short Metric I       3 doz   3 doz      
Short Metric II         3 doz 3 doz      
Short Metric III           3 doz 3 doz    
Short Metric IV             3 doz   3 doz
Short Metric V               3 doz 3 doz

 

Indoor Rounds

Indoor rounds generally use standard 10 zone scoring, though some unusual rounds such as a Worcester or a Vegas use different target faces.

Round Distance Arrows Target Face Second Distance Arrows Target Face
Portsmouth 20 yds 5 doz 60 cm      
Worcester 20 yds  5 doz Worc      
Bray I 20 yds  2.5 doz  40 cm      
Bray II 25 yds  2.5 doz  60 cm       
Stafford 30 m 6 doz 80 cm      
Vegas 18 m 5 doz Vegas       
WA 18 18 m  5 doz 40 cm      
WA 25 25 m 5 doz 60 cm       
WA 18/25 Combined 18 m 5 doz 40 cm  25 m 5 doz 60 cm

 

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