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Guide to Target Rounds

There are two basic types of rounds imperial and metric. Imperial rounds are also known as GNAS, whilst metric rounds are also known as FITA/World Archery rounds.

All rounds use four main face sizes, they have a diameter of 122cm, 80cm, 60cm and 40cm. The 122cm face fills a boss, one 80cm face fits on a boss, two 60cm faces fit on a boss, finally four 40cm faces can be fitted on a boss.

The types of rounds are split into Archery GB and World Archery Rounds

Archery GB Rounds (Imperial): These traditional British rounds tend to use 5 Zone scoring and are governed by the Archery GB Rules of Shooting. Most people find these more relaxed and are often the first tournaments that archers enter. These rounds fall into ‘families’, which are a group of different rounds that take place on the same field, at the same time, and have the same number of arrows, however with different distances. This means that you can choose the round that best suits your ability, age and gender.

World Archery Rounds (Metric): These are rounds shot using the World Archery Rules of Shooting, and use 10 Zone scoring. These rounds are shot all over the world and some are used at the Olympics and World Championships.

Indoor Tournaments: All scoring indoors is 10-zone scoring, although Xs are not used. At these events, everyone shoots the same distance; 30 metres, 25 metres or 18 metres.

Levels of Competition

Each tournament has a level or standard attached to it.

  • World Record Status (WRS): This is the highest level of competition and is the most strictly controlled. The only Rounds that can achieve WRS are World Archery Rounds. Shooting in these tournaments gives you the opportunity to claim World, European and National Records as well as World Archery Performance Awards. These tournaments will have at least one National Judge present and will be controlled using traffic lights, whistles and occasionally count down clocks to let you know when to shoot.
  • UK Record Status (RS): The rounds shot can be either Archery GB or World Archery. At these events you have the opportunity to shoot National Records and some of these tournaments also have Rose Award status. These tournaments will have at least one Regional Judge present.
  • Non-Record Status (NRS): These are the most relaxed type of tournaments and are the first place many archers start to compete. Archery GB o or World Archery rounds can be shot. Some rules such as dress regulations are not used at Non-record Status events. These tournaments will have a Judge in charge of them (although there is no minimum level of Judge required), or will be run by an experienced archer.

Imperial Outdoor Rounds

All imperial outdoor rounds are measured in yards, and use a 122cm diagram face (they fill an entire boss) at all distances. The following table lists all the recognised imperial outdoor rounds. It shows the number of dozen at each distance.

How to read this table; Each title is the name of the round and the total amount of arrows shot. The 1st amount is the distance the 1st round is to be shot at, 100y, 80y, 60y etc. After that, the next amount shown is how many dozen is to be shot at that distance, 6 dozen, 4 dozen, etc. The next 2 parts is to represent Gents and Ladies.

Round
100y
80y
60y
50y
40y
30y
20y
10y
Total
Gents
Ladies
York
Round - York - 12 Dozen
100y - 6 - Adult - Adult
80y - 4 - Adult - Adult
60y - 2 - Adult - Adult
6
4
2
 
 
 
 
 
12
Adult
Adult
Hereford/Bristol I
Round - Hereford/Bristol I - 12 Dozen
80y - 6 - U18 - Adult
60y - 4 - U18 - Adult
50y - 2 - U18 - Adult
 
6
4
2
 
 
 
 
12
U18
Adult
Bristol II
Round - Bristol II - 12 Dozen
60y - 6 - U16 - U18
50y - 4 - U16 - U18
40y - 2 - U16 - U18
 
 
6
4
2
 
 
 
12
U16
U18
Bristol III
Round - Bristol III - 12 Dozen
50y - 6 - U16 - U18
40y - 4 - U16 - U18
30y - 2 - U16 - U18
 
 
 
6
4
2
 
 
12
U14
U16
Bristol IV
Round - Bristol IV - 12 Dozen
40y - 6 - U16 - U18
30y - 4 - U16 - U18
20y - 2 - U16 - U18
 
 
 
 
6
4
2
 
12
U12
U14
Bristol V
Round - Bristol V - 12 Dozen
30y - 6 - U16 - U18
20y - 4 - U16 - U18
10y - 2 - U16 - U18
 
 
 
 
 
6
4
2
12
 
U12
St. George
Round - St. George - 9 Dozen
100y - 3 - Adult - Adult
80y - 3 - Adult - Adult
60y - 3 - Adult - Adult
3
3
3
 
 
 
 
 
9
Adult
Adult
Albion
Round - Albion - 9 Dozen
80y - 3 - Adult - Adult
60y - 3 - Adult - Adult
50y - 3 - Adult - Adult
 
3
3
3
 
 
 
 
9
Adult
Adult
Windsor
Round - Windsor - 9 Dozen
60y - 3 - Adult - Adult
50y - 3 - Adult - Adult
40y - 3 - Adult - Adult
 
 
3
3
3
 
 
 
9
Adult
Adult
Short Windsor
Round - Short Windsor - 9 Dozen
50y - 3 - U16 - U18
40y - 3 - U16 - U18
30y - 3 - U16 - U18
 
 
 
3
3
3
 
 
9
U16
&U18
Junior Windsor
Round - Junior Windsor - 9 Dozen
40y - 3 - U14 - U16
30y - 3 - U14 - U16
20y - 3 - U14 - U16
 
 
 
 
3
3
3
 
9
U14
U16
Short Junior Windsor
Round - Short Junior Windsor - 9 Dozen
30y - 3 - --- - U12
20y - 3 - --- - U12
10y - 3 - --- - U12
 
 
 
 
 
3
3
3
9
 
U12
New Western
Round - New Western - 8 Dozen
100y - 4 - Adult - Adult
80y - 4 - Adult - Adult
4
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
8
Adult
Adult
Long Western
Round - Long Western - 8 Dozen
80y - 4 - Adult - Adult
60y - 4 - Adult - Adult
 
4
4
 
 
 
 
 
8
Adult
Adult
Western
Round - Western - 8 Dozen
60y - 4 - Adult - Adult
50y - 4 - Adult - Adult
 
 
4
4
 
 
 
 
8
Adult
Adult
Short Western
Round - Short Western - 8 Dozen
50y - 4 - U16 - U18
40y - 4 - U16 - U18
 
 
 
4
4
 
 
 
8
U16
U18
Junior Western
Round - Junior Western - 8 Dozen
40y - 4 - U14 - U16
30y - 4 - U14 - U16
 
 
 
 
4
4
 
 
8
U14
U16
Short Junior Western
Round - Short Junior Western - 8 Dozen
30y - 4 - U12 - U14
20y - 4 - U12 - U14
 
 
 
 
 
4
4
 
8
U12
U14
American
Round - American - 7.5 Dozen
60y - 2.5 - Adult - Adult
50y - 2.5 - Adult - Adult
40y - 2.5 - Adult - Adult
 
 
2.5
2.5
2.5
 
 
 
7.5
Adult
Adult
St. Nicholas
Round - St. Nicholas - 7 Dozen
40y - 4 - U14 - U16
30y - 3 - U14 - U16
 
 
 
 
4
3
 
 
7
U14
U16
New National
Round - New National - 6 Dozen
100y - 4 - Adult - Adult
80y - 2 - Adult - Adult
4
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
Adult
Adult
Long National
Round - Long National - 6 Dozen
80y - 4 - Adult - Adult
60y - 2 - Adult - Adult
 
4
2
 
 
 
 
 
6
Adult
Adult
National
Round - National - 6 Dozen
60y - 4 - Adult - Adult
50y - 2 - Adult - Adult
 
 
4
2
 
 
 
 
6
Adult
Adult
Short National
Round - Short National - 6 Dozen
50y - 4 - U16 - U18
40y - 2 - U16 - U18
 
 
 
4
2
 
 
 
6
U16
U18
Junior National
Round - Junior National - 6 Dozen
40y - 4 - U14 - U16
30y - 2 - U14 - U16
 
 
 
 
4
2
 
 
6
U14
U16
Short Junior National
Round - Short Junior National - 6 Dozen
30y - 4 - U12 - U14
20y - 2 - U12 - U14
 
 
 
 
 
4
2
 
6
U12
U14
New Warwick
Round - New Warwick - 4 Dozen
100y - 2 - Adult - Adult
80y - 2 - Adult - Adult
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
Adult
Adult
Long Warwick
Round - Long Warwick - 4 Dozen
80y - 2 - Adult - Adult
60y - 2 - Adult - Adult
 
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
4
Adult
Adult
Warwick
Round - Warwick - 4 Dozen
60y - 2 - Adult - Adult
50y - 2 - Adult - Adult
 
 
2
2
 
 
 
 
4
Adult
Adult
Short Warwick
Round - Short Warwick - 4 Dozen
50y - 2 - U16 - U18
40y - 2 - U16 - U18
 
 
 
2
2
 
 
 
4
U16
U18
Junior Warwick
Round - Junior Warwick - 4 Dozen
40y - 2 - U14 - U16
30y - 2 - U14 - U16
 
 
 
 
2
2
 
 
4
U14
U16
Short Junior Warwick
Round - Short Junior Warwick - 4 Dozen
30y - 2 - U12 - U14
20y - 2 - U12 - U14
 
 
 
 
 
2
2
 
4
U12
U14

Metric Outdoor Rounds

All metric outdoor rounds are measured in metres and use 122cm and 80cm faces. The following table lists all the recognised metric outdoor rounds. It shows the number of dozen at each distance and face size. The Gents and Ladies columns shows the age at which the round is usually shot.

How to read this table; Each title is the name of the round and the total amount of arrows shot. The 1st amount is the distance the 1st round is to be shot at, 90m, 70m, 60m etc. After that, the next amount shown is how many dozen is to be shot at that distance, 6 dozen, 4 dozen, etc. The next 2 parts is to represent Gents and Ladies.

Round
90m
70m
60m
50m
40m
30m
20m
50m
40m
30m
20m
15m
10m
Total
Gents
Ladies
FITA/World Archery (Gents)
Round - FITA/World Archery (Gents) - 12 Dozen
90m - 3 - 122cm - Adult - ---
70m - 3 - 122cm - Adult - ---
50m - 3 - 80cm - Adult - ---
30m - 3 - 80cm - Adult - ---
3
3
 
 
 
 
 
3
 
3
 
 
 
12
Adult
Adult
FITA/World Archery (Ladies)/Metric I
Round - FITA/World Archery (Ladies) Metric I - 12 Dozen
70m - 3 - 122cm - U18 - Adult
60m - 3 - 122cm - U18 - Adult
50m - 3 - 80cm - U18 - Adult
30m - 3 - 80cm - U18 - Adult
 
3
3
 
 
 
 
3
 
3
 
 
 
12
U18
Adult
ITA (Cadet Ladies)/Metric II
Round - ITA (Cadet Ladies)/Metric II - 12 Dozen
60m - 3 - 122cm - U16 - U18
50m - 3 - 122cm - U16 - U18
40m - 3 - 80cm - U16 - U18
30m - 3 - 80cm - U16 - U18
 
 
3
3
 
 
 
 
3
3
 
 
 
12
U16
U18
Metric III
Round - Metric III - 12 Dozen
50m - 3 - 122cm - U14 - U16
40m - 3 - 122cm - U14 - U16
30m - 3 - 80cm - U14 - U16
20m - 3 - 80cm - U14 - U16
 
 
 
3
3
 
 
 
 
3
3
 
 
12
U14
U16
Metric IV
Round - Metric IV - 12 Dozen
40m - 3 - 122cm - U12 - U14
30m - 3 - 122cm - U12 - U14
20m - 3 - 80cm - U12 - U14
10m - 3 - 80cm - U12 - U14
 
 
 
 
3
3
 
 
 
 
3
 
3
12
U12
U14
Metric V
Round - Metric V - 12 Dozen
30m - 3 - 122cm - --- - U12
20m - 3 - 122cm - --- - U12
15m - 3 - 80cm - --- - U12
10m - 3 - 80cm - --- - U12
 
 
 
 
 
3
3
 
 
 
 
3
3
12
---
U12
Long Metric (Gents)
Round - Long Metric (Gents) - 6 Dozen
90m - 3 - 122cm - Adult - Adult
70m - 3 - 122cm - Adult - Adult
3
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
Adult
Adult
Long Metric (Ladies) - Long Metric I
Round - Long Metric (Ladies) - Long Metric I - 6 Dozen
70m - 3 - 122cm - U18 - Adult
60m - 3 - 122cm - U18 - Adult
 
3
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
U18
Adult
Long Metric II
Round - Long Metric II - 6 Dozen
60m - 3 - 122cm - U16 - U18
50m - 3 - 122cm - U16 - U18
 
 
3
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
U16
U18
Long Metric III
Round - Long Metric III - 6 Dozen
50m - 3 - 122cm - U14 - U16
40m - 3 - 122cm - U14 - U16
 
 
 
3
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
U14
U16
Long Metric IV
Round - Long Metric IV - 6 Dozen
40m - 3 - 122cm - U12 - U14
30m - 3 - 122cm - U12 - U14
 
 
 
 
3
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
U12
U14
Long Metric V
Round - Long Metric V - 6 Dozen
30m - 3 - 122cm - U12 - U14
20m - 3 - 122cm - U12 - U14
 
 
 
 
 
3
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
---
U12
Short Metric
Round - Short Metric - 6 Dozen
50m - 3 - 80cm - Adult - Adult
30m - 3 - 80cm - Adult - Adult
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
 
3
 
 
 
6
Adult
Adult
Short Metric I
Round - Short Metric I - 6 Dozen
50m - 3 - 80cm - U18 - ---
30m - 3 - 80cm - U18 - ---
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
 
3
 
 
 
6
U18
---
Short Metric II
Round - Short Metric II - 6 Dozen
40m - 3 - 80cm - U16 - U18
30m - 3 - 80cm - U16 - U18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
3
 
 
 
6
U16
U18
Short Metric III
Round - Short Metric III - 6 Dozen
30m - 3 - 80cm - U14 - U16
20m - 3 - 80cm - U14 - U16
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
3
 
 
6
U14
U16
Short Metric IV
Round - Short Metric IV - 6 Dozen
20m - 3 - 80cm - U12 - U14
10m - 3 - 80cm - U12 - U14
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
 
3
6
U12
U14
Short Metric V
Round - Short Metric V - 6 Dozen
15m - 3 - 80cm - --- - U12
10m - 3 - 80cm - --- - U12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
3
6
---
U12
Half FITA/World Archery (Gents)
Round - Half FITA/World Archery (Gents) - 6 Dozen
90m - 1.5 - 122cm - Adult - Adult
70m - 1.5 - 122cm - Adult - Adult
15m - 1.5 - 80cm - Adult - Adult
10m - 1.5 - 80cm - Adult - Adult
1.5
1.5
 
 
 
 
 
1.5
 
1.5
 
 
 
6
Adult
Adult
Half FITA/World Archery (Ladies)/Half Metric I
Round - Half FITA/World Archery (Ladies)/Half Metric I - 6 Dozen
70m - 1.5 - 122cm - U18 - Adult
60m - 1.5 - 122cm - U18 - Adult
50m - 1.5 - 80cm - U18 - Adult
30m - 1.5 - 80cm - U18 - Adult
 
1.5
1.5
 
 
 
 
1.5
 
1.5
 
 
 
6
U18
Adult
Half FITA/World Archery (Cadet Ladies)/Half Metric II
Round - Half FITA/World Archery (Cadet Ladies)/Half Metric II - 6 Dozen
60m - 1.5 - 122cm - U16 - U18
50m - 1.5 - 122cm - U16 - U18
40m - 1.5 - 80cm - U16 - U18
30m - 1.5 - 80cm - U16 - U18
 
 
1.5
1.5
 
 
 
 
1.5
1.5
 
 
 
6
U16
U18
Half Metric III
Round - Half Metric III - 6 Dozen
50m - 1.5 - 122cm - U14 - U16
40m - 1.5 - 122cm - U14 - U16
30m - 1.5 - 80cm - U14 - U16
20m - 1.5 - 80cm - U14 - U16
 
 
 
1.5
1.5
 
 
 
 
1.5
1.5
 
 
6
U14
U16
Half Metric IV
Round - Half Metric IV - 6 Dozen
40m - 1.5 - 122cm - U12 - U14
30m - 1.5 - 122cm - U12 - U14
20m - 1.5 - 80cm - U12 - U14
10m - 1.5 - 80cm - U12 - U14
 
 
 
 
1.5
1.5
 
 
 
 
1.5
 
1.5
6
U12
U14
Half Metric V
Round - Half Metric V - 6 Dozen
30m - 1.5 - 122cm - --- - U12
20m - 1.5 - 122cm - --- - U12
20m - 1.5 - 80cm - --- - U12
10m - 1.5 - 80cm - --- - U12
 
 
 
 
 
1.5
1.5
 
 
 
 
1.5
1.5
6
---
U12
FITA/World Archery Standard Bow
Round - FITA/World Archery Standard Bow - 6 Dozen
50m - 3 - 122cm - Adult - Adult
30m - 3 - 122cm - Adult - Adult
 
 
 
3
 
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
Adult
Adult
Olympic Round
Round - Olympic - 1 Dozen
70m - 1 - 122cm - Adult - Adult
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Adult
Adult
FITA/World Archery 900
Round - FITA/World Archery 900 - 7.5 Dozen
60m - 2.5 - 122cm - Adult - Adult
50m - 2.5 - 122cm - Adult - Adult
40m - 2.5 - 122cm - Adult - Adult
 
 
2.5
2.5
2.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7.5
Adult
Adult
FITA/World Archery 70m (720)
Round - FITA/World Archery 70m (720) - 6 Dozen
70m - 6 - 122cm - Adult - Adult
 
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
Adult
Adult

Indoor Rounds

Again there are metric and imperial rounds when shooting indoors but there are far fewer rounds when compared to outdoors. The following table lists all the recognised indoor rounds. It shows the number of dozen at each distance and face size. There are a variety of different faces but the most common are the 60cm and 40cm faces.

How to read this table; The first part is the Round, and how many dozen arows are shot at the given distance. Next is the distance and the size of face that you wil be shooting at. The last part is additional rules assigned to each round.

Distance
18m
18m
25m
30m
20y
20y
25y
20y
 
Face Size
40cm
40cm Special
60cm
80cm
60cm
40cm
60cm
16in Special
Additional Rules
GNAS Round - Bray I
GNAS Round - Bray I - 2.5 Dozen
20y - 40cm - Full size face only
 
 
 
 
 
2.5
 
 
Full size face only
GNAS Round - Bray II
GNAS Round - Bray II - 2.5 Dozen
20y - 40cm - Full size face only
 
 
 
 
 
 
2.5
 
Full size face only
GNAS Round - Stafford
GNAS Round - Stafford - 6 Dozen
30m - 80cm - Full size face only
 
 
 
6
 
 
 
 
Full size face only
GNAS Round - Portsmouth
GNAS Round - Portsmouth - 5 Dozen
20m - 60cm - Full size face only
 
 
 
 
5
 
 
 
Full size face only
GNAS Round - Worcester
GNAS Round - Worcester - 5 Dozen
20y - 16in Special - 5 arrows per end. 1 end of sighters.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5
5 arrows per end. 1 end of sighters.
GNAS Round - Vegas
GNAS Round - Vegas - 5 Dozen
18m - 40cm Special - 2 ends of sighters. One arrow at each target.
 
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 ends of sighters. One arrow at each target.
FITA/World Archery Round - FITA/World Archery 18
FITA/World Archery Round - FITA/World Archery 18 - 5 Dozen
18m - 40cm - Full Size or Triple Face.
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Full Size or Triple Face.
FITA/World Archery Round - FITA/World Archery 25
FITA/World Archery Round - FITA/World Archery 25 - 5 Dozen
25m - 60cm - Full Size or Triple Face.
 
 
5
 
 
 
 
 
Full Size or Triple Face.
FITA/World Archery Round - Combined FITA/World Archery
FITA/World Archery Round - Combined FITA/World Archery - 5 Dozen
18m - 40cm - Full Size or Triple Face.
25m - 60cm - Full Size or Triple Face.
5
 
5
 
 
 
 
 
Full Size or Triple Face.
FITA/World Archery Round - Match Round 1
FITA/World Archery Round - Match Round 1 - 1 Dozen
18m - 40cm - Full Size or Triple Face.
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Full Size or Triple Face.

Shooting a Round

For all rounds, imperial or metric, you shoot the longest distance first and then moved down the distances finishing with the shortest distance. You generally get six arrows of sighter's at the first distance shot, you do not get more sighter's when you change distances. This means it is important to have sight marks for all the distances contained in a round you intend to shoot.

Junior and beginners are not expected to shoot distances they are not capable of. Generally archers should be capable of scoring 200 on a 122cm face with 3 dozen arrows before moving up to the next distance.

It should be noted that juniors are not expected to shoot long distances even if they are shooting well at shorter distances. The table below lists the maximum distances each gender/age group is expected to shoot. The reason for the maximum distances is that it avoids juniors drawing a higher poundage than they are physically capable of holding without damaging their body's development.

Gents
Ladies
Maximum Distance
Maximum Distances
Gents - U18 - 80 yards / 70 meters
U18
---
80 yards / 70 meters
Maximum Distances
Gents - U16 - 60 yards / 60 meters
Ladies - U18 - 60 yards / 60 meters
U16
U18
60 yards / 60 meters
Maximum Distances
Gents - U14 - 50 yards / 50 meters
Ladies - U16 - 50 yards / 50 meters
U14
U16
50 yards / 50 meters
Maximum Distances
Gents - U12 - 40 yards / 40 meters
Ladies - U14 - 40 yards / 40 meters
U12
U14
40 yards / 40 meters
Maximum Distances
Ladies - U12 - 30 yards / 30 meters
---
U12
30 yards / 30 meters