Rounds

Today there are a large number of archery rounds which can be shot either at the Club or at a Tournament, whether Indoor or Outdoor. A round is a set number of arrows shot at specific distances on a target face of a given size. The two main types of round are imperial rounds and metric rounds.

imperial rounds

In imperial rounds, the distances are measured in yards and only one size target face is used (122cm diameter) when shooting outdoors. Also, outdoor imperial rounds only use the five-zone scoring face (i.e. 9 for gold, 7 for red, 5 for blue, 3 for black, 1 for white).

metric rounds

Under the metric system, distances are measured in metres, a 10-Zone scoring face is used (i.e. 10 for inner gold, 9 for outer gold, 8 for inner red, 7 for outer red and so on) and outdoor rounds use two sizes of target face, 122cm at the longer distances, 80cm at the shorter.

indoor rounds

Indoor archery rounds use a variety of different size target faces for the different rounds, refer to the GNAS Rules of Shooting for all the details.

scoring zones

The picture below shows the difference between 10-zone (left) and 5-zone (right) scoring.

gnas-fita-scoring

 

 


The numbers in the tables below are the number of dozen arrows shot at each distance for each round.

The furthest distance is always shot first and the closest distance is always shot last.

Imperial Rounds – Outdoor (5 Zone Scoring)

 Round Name 122 cm Target Face
100
yds
80
yds
60
yds
50
yds
40
yds
30
yds
20
yds
10
yds
Max Score
York 6 4 2 1296
Hereford 6 4 2 1296
Bristol II 6 4 2 1296
Bristol III 6 4 2 1296
Bristol IV 6 4 2 1296
Bristol V 6 4 2 1296
St.George 3 3 3 972
Albion 3 3 3 972
Windsor 3 3 3 972
Short Windsor 3 3 3 972
Junior Windsor 3 3 3 972
Short Junior Windsor 3 3 3 972
New Western 4 4 864
Long Western 4 4 864
Western 4 4 864
Short Western 4 4 864
Junior Western 4 4 864
Short Junior Western 4 4 864
American 2.5 2.5 2.5 810
St.Nicholas 4 3 756
New National 4 2 648
Long National 4 2 648
National 4 2 648
Short National 4 2 648
Junior National 4 2 648
Short Junior National 4 2 648
New Warwick 2 2 432
Long Warwick 2 2 432
Warwick 2 2 432
Short Warwick 2 2 432
Junior Warwick 2 2 432
Short Junior Warwick 2 2 432

Imperial Rounds – Indoor (10 Zone Scoring)

Round Name Distance Face Size Dozens Max Score
Portsmouth 20 yds 60 cm 5 600
Bray 1 20 yds 40 cm 2.5 300
Bray 11 25 yds 60 cm 2.5 300

The main metric round is the FITA round: for Gentlemen, this is 3 dozen arrows each at 90 metres, 70 metres, 50 metres and 30 metres, with the smaller face being used at the last two distances; for Ladies the distances are 70, 60, 50 and 30 metres, again with the smaller face being used at the last two distances. FITA rounds are shot to very strict time control, and where they are record status, arrows holes must be marked as the arrows are drawn from the boss.

Metric Rounds – Outdoor (10 Zone Scoring)

122 cm Target Face 80 cm Target Face Max Score
Round Name 90
mtr
70
mtr
60
mtr
50
mtr
40
mtr
30
mtr
20
mtr
50
mtr
40
mtr
30
mtr
20
mtr
15
mtr
10
mtr
FITA (Gents) 3 3 3 3 1440
FITA (Ladies) 3 3 3 3 1440
Metric II 3 3 3 3 1440
Metric III 3 3 3 3 1440
Metric IV 3 3 3 3 1440
Metric V 3 3 3 3 1440
FITA 900 2.5 2.5 2.5 900
FITA 70m 6 720
FITA 60m 6 720
FITA 50m 6 720
Half FITA (Gents) 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 720
Half FITA (Ladies) 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 720
Half Metric II 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 720
Half Metric III 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 720
Half Metric IV 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 720
Half Metric V 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 720
Long Metric (Gents) 3 3 720
Long Metric (Ladies) 3 3 720
Long Metric II 3 3 720
Long Metric III 3 3 720
Long Metric IV 3 3 720
Long Metric V 3 3 720
Short Metric I 3 3 720
Short Metric II 3 3 720
Short Metric III 3 3 720
Short Metric IV 3 3 720
Short Metric V 3 3 720
FITA Standard Bow 3 3 720

Metric Rounds – Indoor (10 Zone Scoring)

Round Name Distance Face Size Dozens Max Score
FITA 18 18 mtr 40 cm 5 600
FITA 25 25 mtr 60 cm 5 600
Combined Fita 18 & 25 mtr 40 & 60 cm 10 1200
Stafford 30 mtr 80 cm 6 720