THE FIELD ARCHERY ROUNDS
The Field Archery Rounds may be shot by the Barebow, Recurve and Compound Divisions, in separate divisions.
For further information regarding equipment clarification/permissions see FITA Book 4, Chapter 9.3 Athlete’s Equipment.
Shot in three divisions (compound, recurve and barebow)
Unmarked (unknown) distances, from 5 to 55 meters, depending on the division
Marked (known) distances, from 5 to 60meters, depending on the division
The archer needs to plan and experiment with clothing and equipment in order to be prepared for “everything” as he/she has to carry everything with him/her
- In case of equipment failure the order of shooting may be changed temporarily.
- In any event no more than 30 minutes will be allowed to repair any equipment failure.
- The other athletes in that group will shoot and score their arrows before allowing any following groups to shoot through.
- If the repair is completed within the time limit, the athlete in question may make up any arrows remaining to be shot on that target.
- If the repair is completed later, the athlete may rejoin his group but will lose the arrows his group has shot.
- A broken bow may be replaced by a spare bow or a borrowed bow.
- Athletes in a group may allow other groups to shoot through, provided the Organizers or the judges are notified about the change.
- When an athlete, or a group of athletes, are causing undue delay for that group or for other groups during the Qualification and Elimination Rounds, the judge observing this will warn the athlete or group with a first written warning on the scorecard, after which he or a fellow judge may time the athlete, or group throughout the remainder of that round of the competition.
- In that case a time limit of 3 minutes per target will be allowed from the time the athlete takes his position at the shooting peg, which he must do as soon as possible after the shooting position, becomes available;
- A judge, having observed an athlete exceed the time limit despite the above procedure, will caution him verbally and give a second written warning indicating the time and date of the warning;
- At the third and all subsequent warnings during that stage of the competition, the athlete will lose the highest scoring arrow at the target;
- The time limit may be extended in exceptional circumstances.
- Time warnings will not be carried over from 1 stage of the competition to the next.
Under no circumstances may an arrow be re-shot:
An arrow may be considered to have not been shot if:
- The athlete can touch it with his bow without moving his feet from their position in relation to the shooting line, and provided the arrow has not rebounded.
- The target face or buttress falls over (in spite of having been fixed to the satisfaction of the judges). The judges will take whatever measures they deem necessary, and compensate adequate time for shooting the relevant number of arrows. If the buttress only slides down it will be left to the judges to decide what action to take, if any.
- No athlete may relate the target distances to anybody on unmarked courses during the tournament.
The target faces have six scoring zones as shown on the diagram below FITA Field round
The FITA Field round consists of two rounds of 24 targets each, one marked and one unmarked course. 3 arrows per archer are shot at each target.
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