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Scoring and Shooting Terms

10 Zone Scoring

A scoring system which scores from 1-10.

5 Zone Scoring

A scoring system which scores from 1-9, using odd numbers only.


A group of archers shooting at the same time. There are usually one or two details during an archery session.


Arrows shot in a sequence before being collected at the target. An end usually consists of six arrows outdoors and three arrows indoors. There are usually up to two details per end.


Field Captain

Imperial Round

An imperial round is any round whose distance is measured in yards.

Inner Ten

The ten ring on archery targets has an inner ring called the inner ten, or inner gold. For indoor archery this is the ten ring for compound archers.


The person in overall control of a tournament.


When an arrow touches a line between two scoring zones. The arrow will always score the higher value. It is also the name of the club's monthly magazine.

Metric Round

An metric round is any round whose distance is measured in metres.


A round consists of a set number of arrows shot at target set at one or more distances.

Rounds / Handicaps / Classification / Scoring

A complete guide to scoring, rounds, handicaps and classifications.

Rules of Shooting

This document is the official set of Archery GB rules. They define how archery is shoot while maintaining safety.


A target is what archers aim at. They usually consist of ten concentric circles coloured white, black, red, blue and gold. There are other types of target.

Target Captain

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