FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

From time to time both new and old members will ask a question regarding either the clubs rules and regulations or the rules of shooting of the sport, which they have either forgotten or are not quite sure about.

While quite a number of these will be covered in the clubs handbook not all members will know where their copy is, so this page is meant to be a quick reference to those important questions.

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How do I work out the draw weight of my recurve?

First you will need to look on the inside of the lower limb, on the end that fits into the riser, for the weight of the limbs, there should be either one, two or several lines of numbers, depending on Manufacturer, printed there.

 

 

 

The first number is the length of the bow and the second number is the weight of the limbs for a 28 inch draw length.

There can be several rows of numbers because risers come in a number of lengths, 23 inches, 25 inches and occasionally 27 inches long. Limbs also can come in three lengths, short, medium or long, so you will need to determine which riser and which limbs you have, or simply take a tape measure and measure the distance from the string nock of one limb to the string nock of the other, along the back of the bow, to give you the length.

Now you will need to know your draw length, which is the length of arrow you pull measured to the front of the bow at full draw, you may need a friend to help you for this.

 

 

A rule of thumb for recurves regarding poundage and draw lengths is to knock off 2lbs for each inch short of 28 inches and conversely add on 2lbs for each inch over 28 inches.

 

Therefore is your bow is 24 lbs @ 28” and you draw 26” your draw weight would be           24 – (28 - 26) x 2) = 20 lbs.

And if your draw length is 29” your draw weight would be                                     24 + (29 – 28) x 2) = 26 lbs. 

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disabled use of a stool or wheelchair to shoot from

What are the specific rules on what type of stool can be used for shooting? Or can I combine a stool and wheelchair by using a small stroller/roller?

 

ANSWER

 

Wheelchairs

·         All parts of the chair shall be at least 110mm below the athlete's armpit while shooting at any distance.

·         For W1 sport class athletes, if there is a medical reason for the back of chair height to be less than 110mm below the armpit, the additional height may be approved by classifiers and noted on the athlete's classification card.

·         The body support protruding forward from the main vertical frame of the chair back shall not be longer than 100mm and shall be at least 110mm below the athlete's armpit.

·         The wheelchair shall not exceed 1.25m in length.

·         The use of anti-roll devices is allowed.

 

 

Stools

·         A stool of any type may be used provided it subscribes to the accepted principle and meaning of the word stool.

·         No part of the stool may support the bow arm while shooting.

·         No part of the stool may be in contact with the trunk of the athlete. (This means the athlete cannot lean against the back of the stool).

·         The area of contact with the ground, framed by the legs of the stool and the feet of the athlete shall not exceed the width of 60cm x 80cm along the shooting line.

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How do I fill in a score sheet

While this question may be asked it’s usually in a form similar to what do I have to fill in on the score sheet, to which the basic answer is EVERYTHING!

All the information is relevant and necessary as it is used by the Tournament Organiser or the Clubs Records Office.

At first glance the sheets can be a bit daunting, but once you know the sequence it will become easy.

Scores are placed in the boxes, one arrow value per box, working from left to right, top to bottom. The number of hits for the dozen together with Golds, X (ring), the score for the dozen and the running total are recorded at the end of each line. All misses are to be recorded on the score sheet with an 'M'.

Only a blue or black pen should be used when filling out the sheets. If you make a mistake when writing down the arrow values you should call for a judge (if you are at an open tournament) or bring it to the attention of your fellow target companions if at the club.

Most importantly, BEFORE YOU SIGN THE SHEET CHECK YOUR SCORE IS CORRECT.

When signing the sheet you are signing to say you agree that the score is correct, and if there is a mistake you should find it before you sign.

It is not up to the tournament organiser or records officer start correcting mistakes, they just do not have the time.

Below are examples of both the English and Metric score sheets used at the club and the information you need to fill in, dependant on the round shot.

 

Metric Score Sheet

Metric Score Sheet

English Score Sheet

English Score Sheet

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What to wear at Tournaments

A question which is perennially asked both by newer members as well as some older ones. Is what can I wear when attending tournaments where the AGB dress regulations apply?

Below is the rule from the current “Rules of Shooting”.

 

307. Dress Regulations

a)    The recognised dress of Archery GB is plain dark green and/or white.

b)    Footwear that fully encloses the toes and front of the foot must be worn at all times when shooting.

c)     Members of Archery GB shooting and officiating at tournaments granted UK or World Record Status by Archery GB are required to wear clothing that is appropriate, clean, in good condition (i.e. not frayed or worn, either deliberately or by use) and conventional in style and appearance. In particular:

1.    Tops or shirts must cover the front and back of the body (including the midriff when at full draw), they must not be strapless and, for gentlemen, must include sleeves.

2.    Any colour garments may be worn with the exception of blue denim, olive drab and camouflage pattern.

3.    Badges, Logos and Wording.

                                        a.    Clothing manufacturers’ trade marks are allowed. The wearer’s name is allowed.

                                        b.    Individuals, and members of clubs and other archery organisations that are commercially sponsored may wear sponsors’ logos and names during the sponsorship period only.

                                         c.    Other wording or badges on clothing must represent archery organisations.

d)    Members of Archery GB who are officiating as the Chairman of Judges, Judge or Director of Shooting at a UK or World Record Status tournament shall wear Archery GB recognised Judges official dress.

e)    A member of Archery GB who has represented Great Britain (GBR) as an archer at an international tournament may wear their international shooting uniform for the remainder of that season and the following one.

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target face scoring

A question has been asked about scoring zones for compound archers for both Indoors & Outdoors rounds on all target faces.

 

Outer White

Inner White

Outer Black

Inner Black

Outer Blue

Inner Blue

Outer Red

Inner Red

Outer Gold

Inner Gold (10 Ring)

Inner 10

Inner Gold (10 Ring)

Outer Gold

Inner Red

Outer Red

Inner Blue

Outer Blue

Inner Black

Outer Black

Inner White

Outer White

 

ANSWER

 

ArcheryGB Rule 306. Scoring (Outdoors)

 

(a)     (i)    For all bowstyles the scoring points for hits on the target face for Archery GB Imperial Rounds are: Gold 9, Red 7, Blue 5, Black 3, White 1.

          (ii)   For all bowstyles, the scoring points for hits on the target face for Archery GB Metric Rounds are:

           

Zone

Points

Inner 10

Record as X

Score value 10

Inner Gold

10

Outer Gold

9

Inner Red

8

Outer Red

7

Inner Blue

6

Outer Blue

5

Inner Black

4

Outer Black

3

Inner White

2

Outer White

1

 

ArcheryGB Rule 404. Scoring (Indoor)

 

(a)        The scoring points for hits on the target face are:

           

Zone

Non-compound

Bows

Compound

Bows

Inner 10

10

10

Inner Gold

10

9

Outer Gold

9

9

Inner Red

8

8

Outer Red

7

7

Inner Blue

6

6

Outer Blue

5

5

Inner Black

4

4

Outer Black

3

3

Inner White

2

2

Outer White

1

1