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 Entry criteria and issues relating to an archer’s age and the round they shoot

*Any archer (8yrs and over) who is a fully paid member of an archery club (or independent) can submit their entry for the vegas or portsmouth shoot – archer’s name and relevant contact details, archery number, club details, bow type etc must all be submitted at the time of entry.  However, acceptance of the entry is at the full discretion of Aim4sport.


Archers wishing to shoot “outside of their age range” (ranges specified on the entry form) should please take note of the following:

• If an archer wishes to shoot an “older age-range round” there are specific rules relating to the issuing of  medals and trophies:

  • Archers 8-13yrs entered in the 14-18yrs age category will be entered as if they were 14-18yrs old.
  • Archers 14-18yrs entered in the “adult” Portsmouth round will be entered as if they were an adult (18yrs and over).
  • • If an Archer choose to enter a “younger age-range round” he/she will not be eligible for a medal or trophy for that round.


Entry fee, withdrawals, refunds, replacements

• As per GNAS/ArcheryGB accepted National Standards: no refund will be given to an archer who withdraws his/her entry after the closing date (unless there are mitigating circumstances).

• An archer withdrawing from the shoot has the right to submit the name of an alternate archer to take his/her place^.

^If the archer withdraws when the shoot is full and/or it is after the closing date, the alternate archer’s name must be submitted in the same email/letter as the cancellation - otherwise the position will be immediately offered to another archer (if there is a waiting list).

•  If an archer withdraws and submits the name of an alternate archer, it is the responsibility of those two archers to resolve the entry fee issue between themselves.

• All withdrawals / cancellations must be submitted in writing/email by 30th September 2013 to

• Archers who do not turn up on the day of the shoot and who have not submitted their written withdrawal will not be entitled to a refund (unless there are mitigating circumstances).

• Acceptance into the competition is at the discretion of the Aim4sport and we reserve the right to refuse entry.



To Photographers: Photography is permitted only if the archer, or person taking the photographs, submits their name and contact details before the shoot, and/or completes the “photography register” on the day of the shoot.


To Archers: Please be aware that photographs may be taken during the day (photographers will be registered) – if you have any issues with this, please speak to the tournament organiser on the day OR directly to the photographer to ensure that any issues can be avoided and/or resolved.



All people attending the tournament (archers, spectators etc) will be expected to behave correctly throughout the duration of the shoot.  We, as a club, encourage a friendly atmosphere and do our best to ensure everybody (archers and spectators) enjoys their day.  Laughter, encouragement and even some friendly rivalry is to be expected but we will not accept bullying, mocking, intimidation or abusive language aimed at anyone.



To ensure that the results process goes as smoothly as possible, please ensure that your score card is clearly legible, that the totals are written correctly (and double-checked) before signing – and that both the archer and the scorer have signed the score sheet.  If these are not done, it will only cause added delays.  Scores will be collated at the end of the shoot and the Provisional Results will be read out – please note that due to time restrictions the accuracy of the provisional results may not be 100%.  We do our best to try to ensure that they are as accurate as possible, but this is not always possible.  During the week after the event, all scores will be double-checked and the FINAL results will then be issued (usually around a week-or-so after the shoot).  Trophies will be awarded in categories with 3 or more entrants. under this level a medal for 1st place with be awarded.


We do not give back your score cards so if you wish to keep a copy for your own records, please keep track of your score during the shoot.  If, however, you were unable to keep track during the shoot, you can request a copy to be emailed to you after the results have been issued.



Regulations for the Vegas Round

(a) The Rules of Target Archery – Indoor shall apply except as in the following paragraphs.

(b) Target Face. The target face is a 40cm triple triangular face as defined in 401 with the addition that each centre shall be numbered in a colour contrasting with the background colour. Centre number 1 shall be the lower left, centre number 2 shall be at the apex of the triangle and centre number 3 shall be the lower right.

(c) Range layout. Each boss shall hold four faces.

(d) Shooting.

(i) Rule 304(b)(ii) (rotation) shall not apply.

(ii) The first group of two archers shall shoot at the higher targets and the second group at the lower targets. When all archers have shot 30 arrows those who have been shooting at the lower targets shall change to the higher targets and those who have been shooting at the higher targets shall shoot at the lower targets.

(iii) Each archer shall shoot in ends of three arrows.

(iv) Two ends of sighter arrows shall be shot.

(v) Arrows shall be numbered and shall be shot in ascending numerical sequence, one arrow at each target centre in the order 1, 2 and 3.

(e) Scoring. An arrow not shot in the order prescribed in Rule 409(d)(v) or an arrow striking a target centre other than that at which it should have been shot in the order so prescribed shall be scored a miss.

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