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Archery Bows

Indoor Archery rounds

Indoor archery rounds explained

Archery has many types of scoring rounds available to Archers. Each of these rounds presents a different challenge and it is a great idea to try out as many rounds as possible. On this page we will go through a few of the main scoring rounds you may see other Archers completing at the club. Links will also be included for a more comprehensive explanation along with information on other rounds not covered here.

Portsmouth round

The Portsmouth round consists of 5 dozen arrows shot in ends of 3 arrows on a 60cm target face at 20 yards. You are allowed two ends of sighters (6 arrows in total) before commencing to score the round. The Portsmouth round uses 10 zone scoring from 1 to 10. For all rounds a miss is always marked with an M.

Portsmouth Target Face (60cm)

Bray I round

The Bray I round consists of 2 ½ dozen arrows shot in ends of 3 arrows on a 40cm target face at 20 yards. You are allowed two ends of sighters (6 arrows in total) before commencing to score the round. The Bray I round uses 10 zone scoring from 1 to 10.

Bray I Target Face (40cm)

Worcester round

The Worcester round consists of 60 arrows shot in ends of 5 arrows on a special 16” target face at 20 yards. You are allowed one end of sighters (5 arrows in total) before commencing to score the round. The Worcester round uses 5 zone scoring from 1 to 5.  

Worcester Target Face (40cm)

Vegas 300 round

The Vegas 300 round consists of 30 arrows shot in ends of 3 arrows on a special triangle 3 spot target face at 20 yards. You are allowed two ends of sighters (6 arrows in total) The Vegas 300 round uses 5 zone scoring from 6 to 10 and you must shoot one arrow at each target face. Any arrows shot out of the 6 ring are marked as a miss. 

Triangle 3 spot target face

Useful links and scoring tables

We do hope you find the above information useful and if you wish to learn more please see the below links

Indoor classification and scoring tables : Archery GB Official scoring tables

Guide to Scoring and competitions : Archery GB guide to scoring and competition 

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