1. At every tournament a Field Captain shall be appointed and it
shall be his duty to: -
a. Make up the groups.
b. Appoint a Target
Captain and two scorers for each group.
c. Designate the targets from which
each group shall start.
d. Have the option in any tournament to set a time
limit, either by target or round, when such a tournament must be completed.
2. The duty of a Target Captain shall be to order the shooting in the
group and to settle all local questions. His decision on arrow values shall be
final except on his own arrow values when the decision shall be made by the
3. The scorers shall keep an accurate account of scores
at each target, maintain a running total and compare these at each target.
1. Archers shall shoot in groups of not less than three and not
more than six. Normally the preferred number is four.
2. Juniors shall
shoot in their own groups at I.F.A.A. sanctioned Tournaments.
shall shoot in their own groups with a non-shooting responsible adult at
I.F.A.A. sanctioned Tournaments.
4. The shooting positions of the group
shall be decided by mutual agreement. Each archer shall shoot from the same
side for the first fourteen target unit, for the remaining fourteen target unit
the archer shall shoot from the other side. An archer may opt, with the consent
of the Target Captain, to shoot from the opposite side if he considers himself
to be at a disadvantage from his own side at a particular target. At the
conclusion of each fourteen target unit the archers shall change their order of
shooting. Those who shot first shall shoot last, and those who shot last shall
5. Single marker lay-out: No archer shall shoot from in
front of an imaginary line, parallel to the target, running through the
appropriate marker. One foot shall not be more than six inches behind or a
maximum of three feet to either side of such marker. For all animal rounds,
marked or unmarked, one foot shall touch or not be more than six inches behind
or to either side of such marker. Double marker lay-out: No archer shall shoot
from in front of the appropriate marker. One foot shall touch or not be more
than six inches behind or to either side of such marker.
6. One group
shall not hold up the following group by looking for lost arrows. Enough arrows
shall be carried so that each archer may continue shooting and return to find
missing arrows when shooting has ceased.
7. No archer may practice on
any target of a course that is currently being used for purposes of a
Tournament. Special practice targets must be provided. In the event of an
indoor range "sighters" are permitted if the organisers of the event so allow.
8. If for any reason a group is holding up another group mutual
arrangement may be made between the Target Captains to allow the following
group to pass through.
9. An archer obtaining the Target Captains
permission to leave the range for any valid reason, may be privileged to return
to his group and complete the unfinished round. His group may wait for his
return but must allow the other groups to pass through. The Target Captain
shall set a reasonable time limit for his return, upon the expiry of which, the
group will continue. He may make up any targets missed in the interim at the
discretion of the Field Captain.
10. No archer may shoot (or compete)
in any one Tournament more than once unless advertised as a multiple
11. Competitors may not shoot at practice
targets during the course of a round except at an official break. In the event
of an equipment failure, after repairs, an archer may shoot four arrows at a
practice target under a Field or Range Captain's supervision.
Archers must shoot for the full duration of a Tournament as laid down in the
Tournament specifications. Any scores made by an archer who does not complete
the Tournament will not be taken into consideration for any awards. In the
event of inclement weather the Tournament shall continue unless a pre-arranged
signal is given by the Field Captain. Archers leaving the range before such a
signal shall be withdrawn from the competition.
13. Targets shall be
shot in the sequence intended. Any targets omitted shall be forfeited at the
discretion of the Field Captain.
14. Groups shall not approach or
interfere with other groups whilst either is shooting a target, but shall
remain separate until all members of the group have finished shooting.
15. A Technical Control is to be appointed before the tournament. Each
competitor must present their equipment to the Technical Control for equipment
check at the designated time and place. It is the responsibility of the archer
to maintain his/her equipment within the rules. Failure to do so may result in
a protest by another archer resulting in disqualification.
archer shall draw a bow with the bow hand above the top of the head, when
drawing on a horizontal plane.