Communication of rule changes for 1 October 2019.
The Spring Issue of Archery UK saw proposals for changes to the Indoor Vegas Round, and an addition of an “X Spot” round for the Worcester round.
Following feedback from members, it has been agreed that we will continue to maintain the Vegas Round in it’s current format, but also introduce a new “Vegas 300” round, that has rules similar to the Vegas style rounds shot elsewhere in the world.
In addition, it was also agreed to introduce the “ X spot “ (known as “X-Ring”) into the Worcester Round rules.
The amended Rule Book is available to download at the bottom of the page, but detailed below are the amended rules for the Worcester Round, and the new rules for the Vegas 300 Round:
- Regulations for the Worcester Round and Worcester X-Ring
(a) The Rules of Target Archery – Indoor shall apply except as enumerated in the following paragraphs.
(b) Target Faces. The target face used shall be either:
(i) Full size. Being circular 40.64cm (16in) in diameter composed as follows:
- A circle in the centre 8.13cm (3.2in) diameter ringed by four concentric bands, the breadth of each measured radially being 4.064cm (1.6in).
- The centre circle shall be coloured white and the four concentric bands black. The concentric bands shall be divided by white lines. Each of the white dividing lines shall be of no greater width that 1mm (0.04in). Such dividing lines shall be entirely within the higher scoring zone.
(ii) Five-Centre. These faces have the same dimensions as the full size face but with the three lowest scoring zones removed, leaving just the central white zone and the innermost black zone. Each set comprises five small faces arranged symmetrically with one central face surrounded by four faces in a square pattern positioned at the top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right, all on a white background. The minimum distance between the scoring zones of two faces shall be 2cm.
(iii) Five-Centre with additional “X Ring”. These faces have the same dimensions as the five zone face (above) but with the addition of an “X Ring” being 4cm in diameter in each small face. Each set comprises five small faces arranged symmetrically with one central face surrounded by four faces in a square pattern positioned at the top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right, all on a white background. The minimum distance between the scoring zones of two faces shall be 2cm.
Note – other colour faces with the same dimensions may be used for the Five Centre Face with X Ring.
The tolerance on the diameter of each scoring zone shall be ±2mm.
(i) Rule 304(b)(ii) (rotation) will not apply to this round.
(ii) Five arrows shall be shot at an end. Each archer will shoot his five arrows before retiring from the shooting line.
(iii) One end of sighter arrows shall be shot.
(iv) In the event of an archer shooting more than five arrows at an end the archer shall be penalised by losing the value of his highest scoring arrow(s) in the target.
(v) The maximum number of archers on a target boss shall be four.
(vi) Four minutes shall be the maximum time for an archer to shoot an end, the time to start from when the archer steps on to the shooting line. Rule 403(d) (Record Status timing) shall not apply to this Round.
(i) The scoring points for hits on the full size target face are: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, reading from the centre white circle.
(ii) The scoring points for hits on the five-centre target face are: 5 and 4, reading from the centre white circle.
(iii) When using the five-centre face rule 404 (b) will apply if more than one arrow is in each scoring face
(iv) When using the five -centre face with the “X Ring”, this will score as an X, with a points count of 5.
(v) When using the five – centre face with the X Ring, if two or more archers tie on score, hits and 5’s, then the X count is used to determine the highest score.
Vegas 300 Round:
409A. Regulations for the Vegas 300 Round
(a) The Rules of Target Archery – Indoor shall apply except as in the following paragraphs.
(b) Target Face. The target face is a 40cm triple triangular face as defined in 401 and can have any colour background.
(c) Range layout. Each boss shall hold four faces.
(i) Rule 304(b)(ii) (rotation) shall not apply.
(ii) The first group of two archers shall shoot at the lower targets and the second group at the higher targets. When all archers have shot 15 arrows those who have been shooting at the lower targets shall change to the higher targets and those who have been shooting at the higher targets shall shoot at the lower targets.
(iii) Each end will be of three arrows in two minutes. Timing will be by method 2 as per AGB rules of shooting, Rule 304. Two (2) practice ends of 2 minutes will be shot.
(iv) Arrows of maximum 10.7mm diameter may be used for this round only.
(i) The scoring zones on the target face will be from 10-6.
(ii) Any arrow hitting the smaller centre circle within the 10 ring shall score as an X, but count as a 10.
(iii) Rule 404 applies for scoring.
(iv) Score totals need to include score, number of 10’s and number of x’s.
(v) Tied scores will be decided in the following order:
– Number of 10’s
– Number of x’s