Rules for Royal Round
The Scorekeeper last approved scores for this shoot on: 8/19/12
The preferred target is a 60 cm five colour round target face. Scoring is 5 points for yellow, 4 points for red, 3 points for blue, 2 points for black, and 1 point for white. Arrows that break or touch a line between colours are scored as the higher point value as long as none of the lower point colour is visible between the arrow and the line. As with most scoring systems, pass-throughs and bounce-offs that have been noticed by the marshal but cannot be distinguished as to score may be counted as 3 points. A possible score sheet sample is available in the Appendix of the Archery Handbook.
The shoot requires a range layout of 20, 30 and 40 yards. Three static rounds are shot, one at each distance. A static round consists of 6 arrows per archer per round with no time limit. One 30 second speed round is shot at 20 yards. A speed round consists of a 5 second countdown to a call of "Shoot", a silent count of 25 seconds as marked by a second hand or stopwatch, and a 5 second countdown to a call of "Hold". ("5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Shoot ........................5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Hold") During the time between the calls of "Shoot" and "Hold", the archer may shoot as many arrows as s/he can at the 20 yard target. Scores are usually recorded with the numerical score first followed by the number of arrows shot (for example, 28/7 meaning 28 points achieved with 7 arrows). These rounds may be shot in any order. However, for the purpose of the ranking system, unless it is physically impossible or impractical to have all yardages available for practice before the shoot, it is expected that once the shoot has begun it will continue until finished with no time out in between for practice at a new distance. On very small ranges where the target itself must be moved or the range adjusted in some way to accommodate changes in distance, practice or sighting-in shots may be taken between each round but all participants should agree beforehand as to how many should be allowed.
Scores are kept within kingdom; consult the Kingdom Archery Marshal to determine where to send scores or to request a Marshal's account for this site.