Outdoor target archery is the most popular type of archery dicipline practiced in the UK. It is shot outdoors on an open flat field in both Recurve and Compound divisions. Target archery is the only form of archery accepted in the Olympic Games and probably archerys most recognised form..
There is great diversity in the types of rounds shot (See table) but the standard format used around the world is known as the FITA and has been detailed below.
INDIVIDUAL FITA COMPETITION
Qualification round
The athletes shoot 36 arrows at each of the following distances:
Men: 90, 70, 50 and 30 meters
Women: 70, 60, 50 and 30 meters
This means that, in total, 144 arrows are shot. This round is shot during the first 2 days of competition to select the top 64 men and top 64 women in each division and the top 16 men's and women's team in each division. At the 2 long distances (90m and 70m for men, 70m and 60m for women), each archer will shoot 6 arrows within 4 minutes on a 122cm face. At the short distances (50m and 30m), each archer will shoot 3 arrows in 2 minutes on a 80cm face.
The top 64 men and top 64 women in each division of the qualification round will proceed to the Elimination Rounds.
Elimination and Final rounds
The archers (top 64 men and top 64 women) will be placed on a single Elimination Pairing Chart according to their standing at the end of the Qualification Round. The other numbers show how the winners would progress if the higherranked archer won each match. From this stage on, the only distance is 70 meters for both men and women. The archers shoot 3 ends of 6 arrows: in total 18 arrows on a 122cm face. They have 4 minutes to do so for each end.
The eight winning archers will go on to the Final Round. Each athlete will shoot 4 ends of 3 arrows (12 arrows) on a separate target. All finals matches will be shot with the archers alternating their shots. Each archer will have up to 40 seconds to shoot one arrow.
TEAM COMPETITION
The top 16 men's and women's teams in each bow division will be selected using the combined top three scores from the Individual Qualification Round. All members of a team must be of the same gender, same bow division and from the same country. If less than 17 teams are available in any division or class, then only the top 8 teams will go to the Elimination Matches. The target will be 122cm at 70 meters for both men and women.
One match consists of 27 arrows: 3 ends of 9 arrows per end. Each team member shoots 3 arrows per end (3 arrows x 3 archers x 3 ends = 27 arrows). All 3 archers on a team will be required to finish shooting before the prescribed time limit (currently: 3 minutes). The archers may shoot in any sequence and may shoot 1, 2 or 3 arrows each time they are on the shooting line.
The Finals Round starts with the semifinal competition. The losers of the semifinals shoot for the Bronze and the winners for the Gold and Silver Medals.

FITA Rounds 
Round 
No. of arrows / distance 
Face Size 
No. of arrows / end 
Maximum score 
Age 
FITA Men 
36 at 90 meters
36 at 70 meters
36 at 50 meters
36 at 30 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 
1440 
Adult 
FITA Women 
36 at 70 meters
36 at 60 meters
36 at 50 meters
36 at 30 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 
1440 
Adult 
FITA Metric 900 
30 at 60 meters
30 at 50 meters
30 at 40 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 
900 
Adult 
FITA Junior Metric 900 
30 at 50 meters
30 at 40 meters
30 at 30 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 
900 
Adult 
FITA Metric 1 
36 at 70 meters
36 at 60 meters
36 at 50 meters
36 at 30 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Metric 2 
36 at 60 meters
36 at 50 meters
36 at 40 meters
36 at 30 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Metric 3 
36 at 50 meters
36 at 40 meters
36 at 30 meters
36 at 20 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Metric 4 
36 at 40 meters
36 at 30 meters
36 at 20 meters
36 at 10 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Long Metric Gentlemen 
36 at 90 meters
36 at 70 meters 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Long Metric Ladies 
36 at 70 meters
36 at 60 meters 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Short Metric 
36 at 50 meters
36 at 30 meters 
80 cm
80 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Long Metric 1 
36 at 70 meters
36 at 60 meters 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Long Metric 2 
36 at 60 meters
36 at 50 meters 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Long Metric 3 
36 at 50 meters
36 at 40 meters 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Long Metric 4 
36 at 40 meters
36 at 30 meters 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Short Metric 1 
36 at 50 meters
36 at 30 meters 
80 cm
80 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Short Metric 2 
36 at 40 meters
36 at 30 meters 
80 cm
80 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Short Metric 3 
36 at 30 meters
36 at 20 meters 
80 cm
80 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA Short Metric 4 
36 at 20 meters
36 at 10 meters 
80 cm
80 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
FITA I Indoor 
60 at 18 meters 
40 cm 
3 
600 
Adult 
FITA II Indoor 
60 at 25 meters 
60 cm 
3 
600 
Adult 
FITA Combined Indoor 
60 at 18 meters
60 at 25 meters 
40 cm
60 cm 
3 
1200 
Adult 
FITA Modified Indoor 
30 at 18 meters 
80 cm 
3 
300 
1418 


GNAS Rounds 
Round 
No. of arrows / distance 
Face Size 
No. of arrows / end 
Maximum score 
Age 
York 
72 at 100 yards
48 at 80 yards
24 at 60 yards 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Hereford 
72 at 80 yards
48 at 60 yards
24 at 50 yards 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Bristol 1 
72 at 80 yards
48 at 60 yards
24 at 50 yards 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Bristol 2 
72 at 60 yards
48 at 50 yards
24 at 40 yards 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Bristol 3 
72 at 50 yards
48 at 40 yards
24 at 30 yards 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Bristol 4 
72 at 40 yards
48 at 30 yards
24 at 20 yards 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
St. George 
36 at 100 yards
36 at 80 yards
36 at 60 yards 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Albion 
36 at 80 yards
36 at 60 yards
36 at 50 yards 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Windsor 
36 at 60 yards
36 at 50 yards
36 at 40 yards 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Short Windsor 
36 at 50 yards
36 at 40 yards
36 at 30 yards 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Junior Windsor 
36 at 40 yards
36 at 30 yards
36 at 20 yards 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
New Western 
48 at 100 yards
48 at 80 yards 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Long Western 
48 at 80 yards
48 at 60 yards 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Western 
48 at 60 yards
48 at 50 yards 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Short Western 
48 at 50 yards
48 at 40 yards 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Junior Western 
48 at 40 yards
48 at 30 yards 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Short Junior Western 
48 at 30 yards
48 at 20 yards 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
American 
30 at 60 yards
30 at 50 yards
30 at 30 yards 
122 cm
122 cm
122 com 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
St. Nicholas 
48 at 40 yards
36 at 30 yards 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
New National 
48 at 100 yards
24 at 80 yards 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Long National 
48 at 80 yards
24 at 60 yards 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
National 
48 at 60 yards
24 at 50 yards 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Short National 
48 at 50 yards
24 at 40 yards 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Junior National 
48 at 40 yards
24 at 30 yards 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Short Junior National 
48 at 30 yards
24 at 20 yards 
122 cm
122 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Bray 1 Indoor 
30 at 18 meters 
40 cm 
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Bray 2 Indoor 
30 at 25 meters 
60 cm 
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Portsmouth Indoor 
60 at 20 yards 
60 cm 
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Stafford Indoor 
72 at 30 meters 
80 cm 
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 
Worcester Indoor 
60 at 20 yards 
16 inch (special face target (5,4,3,2,1)) 
6 (shot 33) 

Adult 


American Rounds 
Round 
No. of arrows / distance 
Face Size 
No. of arrows / end 
Maximum score 
Age 
Metric Easton 600 
20 at 60 meters
20 at 50 meters
20 at 40 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
5
5
5 
600 
Adult 
Metric Collegiate 600 
20 at 50 meters
20 at 40 meters
20 at 30 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
5
5
5 
600 
Adult 
American 
30 at 60 yards
30 at 50 yards
30 at 40 yards 
48" (9,6,3,1)
48" (9,6,3,1)
48" (9,6,3,1) 
6
6
6 
810 
Adult 
Columbia 
24 at 50 yards
24 at 40 yards
24 at 30 yards 
48" (9,6,3,1)
48" (9,6,3,1)
48" (9,6,3,1) 
6
6
6 
648 
Adult 
"720" Collegiate 
24 at 50 meters
24 at 40 meters
24 at 30 meters 
80 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6
6
6 
720 
Adult 
Junior Metric 900 
30 at 50 meters
30 at 40 meters
30 at 30 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6
6
6 
900 
1215 
Cadet Metric 900 
30 at 40 meters
30 at 30 meters
30 at 20 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6
6
6 
900 
under 12 
Interscolastic Metric 
36 at 50 meters
36 at 30 meters 
122 cm
80 cm 
6
6 
720 
1418 
Modified Collegiate, Boys 
20 at 50 meters
20 at 40 meters
20 at 30 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm 
5
5
5 
600 
1418 
Modified Collegiate, Girls 
20 at 40 meters
20 at 30 meters
20 at 20 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm 
5
5
5 
600 
1418 
Junior Metric 
36 at 60 meters
36 at 50 meters
36 at 40 meters
36 at 30 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 
1440 
1215 
Cadet Metric 
36 at 45 meters
36 at 35 meters
36 at 25 meters
36 at 15 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33)
6 (shot 33) 
1440 
under 12 
Junior American 
30 at 50 yards
30 at 40 yards
30 at 30 yards 
48" (9,6,3,1)
48" (9,6,3,1)
48" (9,6,3,1) 
6
6
6 
810 
1215 
Cadet American 
30 at 40 yards
30 at 30 yards
30 at 20 yards 
48" (9,6,3,1)
48" (9,6,3,1)
48" (9,6,3,1) 
6
6
6 
810 
under 12 
Junior Columbia 
24 at 40 yards
24 at 30 yards
24 at 20 yards 
48" (9,6,3,1)
48" (9,6,3,1)
48" (9,6,3,1) 
6
6
6 
648 
Under 12 
NAA 300 Indoor 
60 at 20 yards 
16 inch (5,3,1) 
5 
300 
Adult 
Chicago Indoor 
96 at 20 yards 
16 inch (9,6,5,3,1) 
6 
864 
Adult 


Australian Rounds 
Round 
No. of arrows / distance 
Face Size 
No. of arrows / end 
Maximum score 
Age 
Fremantle 
36 at 90 meters
36 at 70 meters
36 at 50 meters
36 at 30 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6
6
6
6 
1440 

Intermediate 
36 at 55 meters
36 at 45 meters
36 at 35 meters
36 at 25 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6
6
6
6 
1440 

Horsham 
36 at 40 meters
36 at 35 meters
36 at 30 meters
36 at 25 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6
6
6
6 
1440 

Sydney 
30 at 70 meters
30 at 60 meters
30 at 50 meters
30 at 40 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6
6
6
6 
1200 

Brisbane 
30 at 70 meters
30 at 60 meters
30 at 50 meters
30 at 40 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6
6
6
6 
1200 

Adelaide 
30 at 60 meters
30 at 50 meters
30 at 40 meters
30 at 30 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6
6
6
6 
1200 

Short Adelaide 
30 at 50 meters
30 at 40 meters
30 at 30 meters
30 at 20 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
80 cm
80 cm 
6
6
6
6 
1200 

Hobart 
30 at 90 meters
30 at 70 meters
30 at 50 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6
6
6 
900 

Perth 
30 at 70 meters
30 at 60 meters
30 at 50 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6
6
6 
900 

Canberra 
30 at 60 meters
30 at 50 meters
30 at 40 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6
6
6 
900 

Short Canberra 
30 at 50 meters
30 at 40 meters
30 at 30 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6
6
6 
900 

Junior Canberra 
30 at 40 meters
30 at 30 meters
30 at 20 meters 
122 cm
122 cm
122 cm 
6
6
6 
900 

Melbourne 
90 at 50 meters 
122 cm 
6 
900 

Darwin 
90 at 40 meters 
122 cm 
6 
900 

Geelong 
90 at 30 meters 
122 cm 
6 
900 

Newcastle 
90 at 20 meters 
122 cm 
6 
900 

Holt 
90 at 50 meters 
80 cm 
6 
900 

Drake 
90 at 30 meters 
80 cm 
6 
900 

Wollongong 
36 at 90 meters
36 at 70 meters 
122 cm
122 cm 
6
6 
720 

Townsville 
36 at 70 meters
36 at 60 meters 
122 cm
122 cm 
6
6 
720 

Launceston 
36 at 50 meters
36 at 30 meters 
80 cm
80 cm 
6
6 
720 







