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Age classifications

Archers are grouped by age as follows:

Tiny AC Delco BadgeSenior Gentlemen (18+)
Tiny AC Delco BadgeJunior Gentlemen (U18)
Tiny AC Delco BadgeJunior Gentlemen (U16)
Tiny AC Delco BadgeJunior Gentlemen (U14)
Tiny AC Delco BadgeJunior Gentlemen (U12)
Tiny AC Delco BadgeSenior Ladies (18+)
Tiny AC Delco BadgeJunior Ladies (U18)
Tiny AC Delco BadgeJunior Ladies (U16)
Tiny AC Delco BadgeJunior Ladies (U14)
Tiny AC Delco BadgeJunior Ladies (U12)

Senior Gentlemen will normally shoot the outdoor round mentioned first in each of the families of rounds listed below. Under 18 Junior Gentlemen and Senior Ladies will normally shoot the second round and so on down the age classifications and families. There is nothing to stop an archer shooting either longer or shorter rounds than their age classification indicates, but medals, and sometimes records, cannot normally be won for shooting a shorter round than would be expected.

 
 

Descriptions of the families of Outdoor Rounds

Rounds fall into families which share the same pattern of numbers of arrows shot and numbers of distances involved (for example the "York" family all involve shooting six dozen arrows at one distance, four dozen at the next shorter distance followed by two dozen at a still shorter distance). The starting distance in each family gets progressively shorter from the first mentioned to the last.

100yds80yds60yds50yds40yds30yds20yds
YorkBristol 1/HerefordBristol 2Bristol 3Bristol 4Bristol 5
Old Bristol 5 (pre-2010)
St. GeorgeAlbionWindsorShort WindsorJunior Windsor
New WesternLong WesternWesternShort WesternJunior WesternShort Junior Western
American
St. Nicholas
New NationalLong NationalNationalShort NationalJunior NationalShort Junior National
New WarwickLong WarwickWarwickShort WarwickJunior WarwickShort Junior Warwick
 
90m70m60m50m40m30m20m15m
FITA (Gents)FITA (Ladies)/Metric IMetric IIMetric IIIMetric IVMetric V
Half FITA (Gents)Half FITA (Ladies)/Half Metric IHalf Metric IIHalf Metric IIIHalf Metric IVHalf Metric V
Long Metric (Gents)Long Metric (Ladies)/Long Metric ILong Metric IILong Metric IIILong Metric IVLong Metric V
Short Metric/Short Metric IShort Metric IIShort Metric IIIShort Metric IVShort Metric V
FITA 900
FITA 70 Metre
FITA Standard Round
Burntwood FITA
Frostbite
 
 

Descriptions of the Indoor Rounds

Indoor rounds are more individual and everyone tends to shoot the same round at the same time.

Oddities are:

  • the Stafford, which is most often shot outdoors for lack of space indoors
  • the Worcester which uses a special five zone face with a white centre circle and the remainder of the face black
  • the Vegas where a special face with three targets arranged in a triangle is used and numbered arrows have to be shot at the correspondingly numbered target

25yds20yds
Bray IIBray I
Portsmouth
Worcester
 
30m25m18m
Stafford
Vegas
FITA 25FITA 18
Combined FITA

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