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Rounds

You are more than welcome to set up any target at any distance and shoot an unlimited number of arrows at it until it gets too dark to see or your fingers get blisters. However, if you want to get a classification, work out your handicap or enter competitons you need to know about rounds.

A round is a set number of arrows shot at a certain size target face at a set distance (or several distances) using a set scoring system.

There are lots of different rounds to suit all age groups and abilities, from a York (12 dozen arrows shot at 100, 80 & 60 yards) to a Short Junior Warwick (4 dozen arrows shot at 30 & 20 yards).

The traditional English Outdoor "Imperial" rounds are measured in yards and use a 5 zone scoring method. The International Outoor "Metric" rounds are measured in metres and use a 10 zone scoring method. In all outdoor rounds you shoot 6 arrows before collecting them (i.e. 6 arrows in an "end").

Indoor rounds are measured in either yards or meters but generally use the 10 zone scoring method and have 3 arrows in an "end", with a couple of exceptions. See our page on scoring for full details.

The following tables show all the rounds generally recognised for classification and handicap purposes.

Outdoor Imperial Rounds

 122 cm Face
Round100 yds80 yds60 yds50 yds40 yds30 yds20 yds10 ydsMax Score
York 6 4 2           1296
Hereford/Bristol I   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 ½ 2 ½ 2 ½       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

Outdoor Metric Rounds

 122 cm Face 80 cm Face 
Round90m70m60m50m40m30m20m 50m40m30m20m15m10mMax Score
FITA (Gentlemen) 3 3             3   3       1440
FITA (Ladies) /
Metric I
  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                       900
FITA 70m   6                         720
FITA 60m     6                       720
FITA 50m                 6           720
Half FITA (Gentleman)                     720
Half FITA (Ladies) /
Half Metric I
                    720
Half Metric II                     720
Half Metric III                     720
Half Metric IV                     720
Half Meric V                     720
Long Metric (Gentleman) 3 3                         720
Long Metric (Ladies)/
Long Metric I
  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               720
Short Metric /
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

Indoor Rounds

RoundNumberDistanceTarget FaceMax Score
FITA 18m 5 18m 40cm 600
FITA 25m 5 25m 60cm 600
Combined FITA 5 18m 40cm 1200
5 25m 60cm 600
Bray I 18m 40cm 300
Bray II 25m 60cm 300
Portsmouth 5 20yds 60cm 600
Stafford 6 30m 80cm 720
Worcester 5 20yds 16 inches special face scoring 5,4,3,2,1 outwards from centre white. Note: shot in ends of 5 arrows 300
FITA 18m (Triple) / Vegas 5 18m Special face scoring 10,9,8,7,6
outwards from inner gold
600

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