Archery Games – C
|Alphabetical List of Games
Closest Arrow – Courtesy of ~ goldengatejoad.com
Players shoot 3 arrows each. The closest individual arrow to the centre wins. You can do a rough score using the rings, but an actual measurement to the centre must be used if there are multiple arrows in the highest scoring ring.
Connect Four – Courtesy of ~ Archery Report
This is one of my favourites and can be a lot of fun. Similar to the game most of us played as kids with the plastic cage and checker pieces, the object is to get four arrows in a row. I’ve played this on grids as small as five by five and as large as ten by ten. While similar to tic-tac-toe, this one tends to take more thought and more shots. You can shoot three to five arrows per end and if someone hasn’t one yet, retrieve your arrows and mark the boxes with stickers and shoot another end.
Cricket – Courtesy of ~ Duffy Dowle and Gary Bellamy
Archers are placed into two teams of (equal ability) Bowlers and Batsmen, on the toss of a coin a team captain will call and the winning captain will decide to Bat or Bowl.
The objective of the game is to score as many runs (points) as possible before the Batter’s lose all their wickets and is Bowled out, In order to do this the Bowler’s have to hit the Inner Gold (to score a wicket) as many times as there are Batsmen. Conversely, the Batsmen score 6 runs for a Gold, 4 runs for a Red, 3 runs for a Blue, 2 runs for a Black and 1 run for a White.
For every missed shot by the Bowler’s, an extra run is added to the Batting sides score. This is called a wide.
For every miss made by a batter, a wicket is awarded to the Bowling team.
Archers shoot in Pairs, 1 from each team and shoot 1 arrow each.
Nobody drops out and everyone keeps taking turns until the Bowler’s succeed.
When the Batter’s are Bowled out. The team’s reverse roles and repeats the process. The winners are the team with the most “runs”. In fairness, each team should shoot the same number of arrows – so no extra runs are scored after the last wicket has fallen.
Target faces being used on the day it is determined by the organisers.