Archery GB introduces the 360 Challenge, a pilot virtual competition for all!
We appreciate that a lot of clubs are not back shooting yet, however, for those that are, we want to give the opportunity to all to have a competition vibe and get back to shooting. From 1 August we are introducing the Archery GB 360 Challenge that is open to all archers with a range of distances.
The Challenge is 100% virtual and no need to travel around the country to participate. It is also free to enter! We have started with 4 of the top ranked archers from the 2019 rankings to get the ball rolling, which we will show over the next couple of weeks starting with the Recurve Women.
The 360 Challenge is the perfect opportunity to mix social media and competition for all levels of archers around the UK. It is a simple 36 arrow round at the following distances;
Recurve, Barebow and Longbow:
On a 122cm face.
On an 80cm face.
Why are there so many distances?
The reason behind this is to encourage all abilities and ages to take part in this virtual competition. Whether it’s because of restrictions from your club, or you want to shoot at a distance you feel comfortable at, you decide!
How does social media play its part?
In order to participate in this virtual competition, you must submit a video of your target whist filming in a time-lapse format and then send it to Sophie Meering either via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Whatsapp (07887932317). Please record in landscape. You will need to include the following information when submitting your video:
The distance you shot
The club you shot at
The date you shot (so we can relate back to the scoring app)
Please be aware that you will need to register a minimum of 24 hours prior to gaining access to the Ianseo Scoring app score sheet.
Along with registering, you will be using the Ianseo Score app to submit your score, followed by sending the video of your time-lapsed shooting to Sophie Meering either via email (email@example.com) or Whatsapp (07887932317), including the information detailed above.
How do I score the round?
You will need to download the Ianseo Scoring app.
Search the Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store you will need to look for ‘Ianseo Scorekeeper’
This will then send the scores directly to us and we can collate all results. If you do only have one phone/tablet, please print off a scoring sheet and write the score down then input the scores to the Ianseo Scoring app after you have filmed and shot your round, sending proof of both the scoring sheet and video.
Please see the document below for details of how to use the app.
Where can I shoot my 360 round?
Your 360 round must be shot at a registered range in order for the score to be accepted, and you must be an Archery GB member.
Where can I see the 360 Challenge videos?
Round up of the Rules
You must shoot the whole 360 round in one session.
A video must be supplied of the target (and archer if possible) in order for the submission to be complete.
The video could be used as a marketing tool on our social media and by submitting it, you are giving permission for Archery GB to use the video on social media.
Any amount of 360 rounds can be submitted by a single person.
Social distancing must be kept in line with government guidelines.
Ensure that anyone that could be in the video footage is happy to be so.
Scoring must be submitted through the Ianseo Scoring app.
Winners will be announced at the end of the month.
Compound archers must shoot an 80cm face at 50m, 40m or 30m.
Recurve archers must shoot a 122cm face at 70m, 60m, 50m, 40m, or 30m.
The 360 round must be shot at a registered Archery GB range.
Rules set out by the club you are shooting at must be followed at all times.
If you only have one phone/tablet, please score on a scoresheet and then input the scores into the Ianseo Scoring app after filming.
You must enter via the Google Form a minimum of 24 hours prior to completing the round, in order to get your scoresheet on the Ianseo Scoring app.