Each competition is separated into 'ends'. In one 'end,' an archer is allowed to shoot five arrows. After each end, the players walk towards their targets with the score keeper to determine their scores and retrieve their arrows. There will be six ends with five arrows each end. All competitors shoot from a set shooting line and only release and retrieve their arrows on command.
There is a standard time limit of two minutes
set for archers to shoot their arrows. This requires a quick and sure aim from
the archers. A lot of attention is given to ensure order and safety of the
archers, officials and the spectators since archery is a sport that utilizes a
weapon that could be lethal.
A contestant may move up a level, but not down.
The targets are marked with ten evenly spaced rings. In each ring, a value from one to ten is assigned. The innermost ring is called the 'X' ring and becomes the tenth ring. The 'X' ring is considered a tiebreaker and whoever scores the most number of 'X's wins. Starting at the outermost ring the values are 1 thru 10
The score of each archer is the sum of the values of the rings hit by his arrows. In the event where the arrow hits the boundary line of the rings, the higher score is given to the archer. All the values scored by each player are recorded on a score sheet and they must be in a descending order regardless of the real order of the scoring. Before and during the scoring, absolutely no one is allowed to touch the arrows. When conflicts arise in the scoring, a judge is called upon and he will rule on where the arrow lies. Only after the scoring and when each hole is marked will the arrows be removed. Points will not be awarded to an unmarked hole which happens in events like a 'pass through' or a 'bouncer.' A 'pass through' is when the arrow passes through the target while a 'bouncer' is when the arrow hits the target but bounces off.
Targets will be set at 10-15-20-35-50 yards. The distant that will be shot will be according to age group
Sub-Juniors 8-12 10 and 15 Yards
Juniors 13-15 20 and 35 yards
Senior 16 and older 35 and 50 yards
Compound Bow/with out optic
Compound bow/with optic