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Field Archery

 

Field Archery is a popular discipline in Australia. Field archery is basically the same as target archery and, very often, a good target archer will also become a good field archer (and vice versa).

Archery Australia recognises all equipment disciplines for field archery, Recurve, Compound, Barebow Recurve, Barebow Compound, Longbow and Crossbow. The equipment rules that apply to target archery generally apply to field archery.

There are two main types of field archery, marked (marked distances) and unmarked (shooting at unmarked distances. In Australia we also shoot two different types of field archery WA Field (World Archery) and National Field (Archery Australia).

A WA Field round consists of 24 targets with 3 arrows being shot at each target while the National Field consists of 28 targets and 4 arrows shot at each target.

Depending upon the archer's equipment division, the distance shot can vary from 5 to 60 metres.

Field Archery is similar to golf, in that you walk from target to target around a set course. The challenge is shooting uphill and downhill and across slopes and different light conditions.

There are four different target face sizes in field archery; 20 cm, 40 cm, 60 cm and 80 cm. Irrespective of the round you are shooting, target faces are always set up the same, 20 cm in a block of 12 faces; three high and four across, 40 cm are set in a block of 4 faces; two across the top and two across the bottom. The 60 cm and 80 cm are set up as single faces.

 

               Above - 20 cm Target Faces 

                Above - 40 cm Target Faces

        Above  60 cm and 80 cm Target Faces

When shooting marked field, each target has a coloured peg; the colour relates to the division and class you are shooting in; the peg will also list the target number, distance and number of arrows to be shot.

For unmarked field, coloured pegs are also used but no distance is indicated.

For the WA Field Round there are 3 coloured pegs; RED, BLUE and YELLOW. The table below details which peg each equipment division and age class shoots from.  

Scoring, there are six scoring zones, inner zone 6 points, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1

The distances shot also depending upon equipment division and age class. 

Who Shoots from what Peg:

Class

FITA Field Marked/Unmarked

(12-24 Targets)

Archery Australia Field Rounds

Red    

Blue

Yellow

National

Intermediate

Short Intermediate

Hunters

Men

#

+

x

# + x

 

 

# + x

Women

#

+

x

# + x

 

 

# + x

Master & Veteran Men

#

+

x

# + x

 

 

# + x

Master & Veteran Women

#

+

x

# + x

 

 

# + x

20&Under Men

#

+

x

# + x

 

 

# + x

20&Under Women

#

+

x

# + x

 

 

# + x

Cadet Men

 

#

+ x

 

# + x

 

# + x

Cadet Women

 

#

+ x

 

# + x

 

# + x

Intermediate Boys

 

#

+ x

 

# + x

 

# + x

Intermediate Girls

 

#

+ x

 

# + x

 

# + x

Cub Boys

 

 

# + x

 

 

# + x

# + x

Cub Girls

 

 

# + x

 

 

# + x

# + x

Who Shoots From What Coloured Pegs?

Recurve #
Compound #
Barebow Recurve +
Barebow Compound +
Longbow x

UNMARKED      
Distances in metres
Target Face Yellow   Peg     
Blue       Peg             
Red        Peg      
Ø 20 5 to 10 5 to 10 10 to 15
Ø 40 10 to 15 10 to 20 15 to 25
Ø 60 15 to 25 15 to 30 20 to 35
Ø 80 20 to 35 30 to 45 35 to 55




MARKED Distances in metres
Target Face Yellow       Peg             
Blue       Peg       
Red               Peg           
Ø 20 5, 10, 15 5, 10, 15 10, 15, 20
Ø 40 10, 15, 20 15, 20, 25 20, 25, 30
Ø 60 20, 25, 30 30, 35, 40 35, 40, 45
Ø 80 30, 35, 40 40, 45, 50 50, 55, 60


For more information on shooting Field Archery CLICK HERE for a copy of the World Archery Field Guidelines.

For the latest rules for WA Field CLICK HERE 

NATIONAL FIELD 

NATIONAL FIELD ROUND

A National Field Archery Round consists of 28 targets. A Round may be shot going twice over the same 14 Targets except at National Championships.

Four National Field Archery Rounds are recognised:

  •  Hunters Round
  • National Field Round (red, blue, yellow pegs)

112 arrows shall be shot in each Round.

1. The Hunters Field Archery Round consists of 28 Targets with 1 arrow each of four different posts for each Target:

 ·Four targets with 20 cm faces placed between 5 and 15 metres

Eight targets with 40 cm faces placed between 10 and 30 metres

Ten targets with a 60 cm face placed between 20 and 40 metres

Six targets with a 80 cm face placed between 30 and 50 metres

 The total length of each Round shall not be less than 2,912 metres nor exceed 3,024 metres.

 2. The National Field Archery Round (Red Pegs) consists of 28 Targets with 4 arrows at each Target.

         Twice each 30, 25, 20 and 15 metres at 40 cm faces, total 32 arrows

Twice each 45, 40 and 35 metres at a 60 cm face, total 24 arrows

     Twice each 60, 55 and 50 metres at a 80 cm face, total 24 arrows

 

And the following targets - each arrow to be shot from a different post:

            Twice 12, 10, 8 and 6 metres at 20 cm faces, total 8 arrows

Twice 30, 25, 20 and 15 metres at 40 cm faces, total 8 arrows

Twice 45, 40, 35 and 30 metres at a 60 cm face total 8 arrows

Twice 60, 55, 50 and 45 metres at a 80 cm face, total 8 arrows

 

 3. The National Field Archery Round (Blue Pegs) consists of 28 Targets with 4 arrows at each Target.

  Twice each 25, 20, 15 and 10 metres at 40 cm faces, total 32 arrows

Twice each 40, 35 and 30 metres at a 60 cm face, total 24 arrows

Twice each 50, 45 and 40 metres at a 80 cm face, total 24 arrows

 

And the following targets - each arrow to be shot from a different post:

  Twice 10, 8, 6 and 4 metres at 20 cm faces, total 8 arrow
Twice 25, 20, 15 and 10 metres at 40 cm faces, total 8 arrows
Twice 40, 35, 30 and 25 metres at a 60 cm face total 8 arrows
Twice 50, 45, 40 and 35 metres at a 80 cm face, total 8 arrows

4. The National Field Archery Round (Yellow Pegs) consists of 28 Targets with 4 arrows at each Target.

  Twice each 20, 15, 10 and 5 metres at 40 cm faces, total 32 arrow

Twice each 30, 25 and 20 metres at a 60 cm face, total 24 arrows

Twice each 40, 35 and 30 metres at a 80 cm face, total 24 arrows

 

And the following targets - each arrow to be shot from a different post:

  Twice 10, 8, 6 and 4 metres at 20 cm faces, total 8 arrows
Twice 20, 15, 10 and 5 metres at 40 cm faces, total 8 arrows
Twice 30, 25, 20 and 15 metres at a 60 cm face total 8 arrows
Twice 40, 35, 30 and 25 metres at a 80 cm face, total 8 arrows

A round may be shot going twice over the same 14 targets.

Organisers of Field Archery tournaments may decide whether the distances shall be marked or unmarked in the Hunters Field Archery Round.

 National Field Archery Round Target Faces – Timing and Shooting Order

For the National Field Archery Round, WA Field Archery Target Faces shall be used.

  Refer to World Archery rules for the maximum time permitted for athletes to shoot their arrows

In groups of mixed divisions, the athletes shooting the longer distances shall always shoot first.

  National Field Archery Rounds – Scoring

 

 

The total score for the 20 Target round will be 560 points


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