Rules for Royal Round
The Scorekeeper last approved scores for this shoot on: 6/18/13
What is a Royal Round?
A Royal Round consists of four groups of arrows:
6 arrows (no time limit) at 40 yards,
6 arrows (no time limit) at 30 yards,
6 arrows (no time limit) at 20 yards, and
timed round (30 sec.) at the 20 yard target with unlimited arrows
General Equipment Specifications
Open Handbow Division:
All equipment should be consistent with pre-17th century archery in looks and function. Both recurves or longbows of any material (including take downs) are allowed.
In the open divisions any bow allowed by the SCA target archery rules are allowed.
Compound bows are prohibited.
For sighting, bow limbs may be marked in the open division only.
There are no weight limits for target archery bows.
Arrows may be shot off a rest, the shooters hand, or a shelf.
Bow straps and lanyards may be used.
No stabilizers, clickers, kissers, or modern mechanical string releases may be used.
Nocking points are allowed in the open divisions.
No center-shot or split-prod styles are allowed.
No compound prods or break-cocking styles are allowed.
There are no draw weight limits for target archery crossbows.
Rear peep sights may be attached. Front sights are not allowed.
Limb coverings are not required.
Slings may be attached to the crossbow, but may not be used as an aid in shooting.
Stocks made of any material other than wood which have openings that you can see in profile must have the openings covered or filled to appear more period.
Traditional Handbow Division:
Bow may be longbows, recurves, or crossbows.
All styles must be made of period materials, in period style. No synthetics may be used except for sinew, glue, or paints. Longbows must be of the Self type, but may use lamination if it is documentable. Recurve bows were all composite in nature, and may follow that style. Recurve bows maybe take downs if it can be documented in that period.
Until such time as it is documented, bow limbs may not be marked to assist shooting. Crossbows may have a primitive sight.
Arrows and bolts must be made of wood, of a period design, using feather fletching and bone, wood, or horn nocks. Arrows may be sealed with a urethane or similar substance. Arrow heads,as always, must be field points or target tips only.
Strings may be made of synthetic material, but must follow period construction. Metal nocking points may not be used, instead use a wrapping at the nock point.
Arrows and Bolts:
Shafts will be natural wood or cane only.
Fletching will be feather type only.
Nocks may be of any material.(except Traditional Handbow Division)
Only field points or target tips may be used.
It is recommended that crossbow bolts have either a cap or a ring around the end.
Targets and Scoring:
The target is a 60 cm FITA, five color face.
Gold=5, Red=4, Blue=3, Black=2, White=1.
An arrow/bolt that is touching the line between two colors (or the outer line) counts as the higher valued color; no color showing between arrow/bolt and line. Arrows/bolt passing through or falling out (bounce off) count as 3 unless their actual score can be verified. Archers may count and record their own scores but the Marshal In Charge should submit them.
Archers must declare that they are shooting for score at the beginning of their Royal Round and then shoot all of the targets consecutively.
No restriction is placed on the number of Royal Rounds that may be shot on any given day. However, only the three highest scoring rounds, per bow type, per archer, can be submitted and will be counted for a single day.
For Royal Round scores to be eligible for submission to the Scorekeeper, they must be witnessed and recorded by a warranted Trimarian archery Ranger.
Royal Rounds may be scored anywhere, anytime, a Trimarian archery Ranger and at least one other archer must be present to witness and record the score.