GNAS

For Imperial rounds, the standard indoor distance is 20yd (18m), with 5 dozen arrows being shot in a round known as a Portsmouth round. Outdoor distances range from 40yd (37m) to 100yd (91m) for seniors, and 10yd (9.1m) to 80yd (73m) for juniors.

The competition is divided into ends. An archer shoots either 3 arrows per end (indoors) or 6 arrows per end (outdoors). After each end, the competitors walk to the target to score and retrieve their arrows.

At all record status tournaments, archers must adhere to the GNAS dress code, which consists of wearing dark green and white clothing, or ‘club colours’. Club colours are unique to a club, and registered on the GNAS shooting colour register.

In a tournament, awards are normally split into categories according to sex and, for juniors, age. All registered GNAS archers also have an indoor and an outdoor classification, and classification awards may also be presented – this allows archers to only shoot against those of the same ability.

Senior outdoor

Round

100 yd (91 m)

80 yd (73 m)

60 yd (55 m)

50 yd (46 m)

40 yd (37 m)

York

6 doz.

4 doz.

2 doz.

Hereford

6 doz.

4 doz.

2 doz.

St. George

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

Albion

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

Windsor

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

New Western

4 doz.

4 doz.

Long Western

4 doz.

4 doz.

Western

4 doz.

4 doz.

American

2 ½ doz.

2 ½ doz.

2 ½ doz.

New National

4 doz.

2 doz.

Long National

4 doz.

2 doz.

National

4 doz.

2 doz.

New Warwick

2 doz.

2 doz.

Long Warwick

2 doz.

2 doz.

Warwick

2 doz.

2 doz.

 

Junior outdoor

Round

80 yd (73 m)

60 yd (55 m)

50 yd (46 m)

40 yd (37 m)

30 yd (27 m)

20 yd (18 m)

15 yd (14 m)

10 yd (9.1 m)

Bristol 1

6 doz.

4 doz.

2 doz.

Bristol 2

6 doz.

4 doz.

2 doz.

Bristol 3

6 doz.

4 doz.

2 doz.

Bristol 4

6 doz.

4 doz.

2 doz.

Bristol 5

6 doz.

4 doz.

2 doz.

Short Windsor

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

Junior Windsor

3 doz.

3 doz.

3 doz.

Short Western

4 doz.

4 doz.

Junior Western

4 doz.

4 doz.

Short Junior Western

4 doz.

4 doz.

St Nicholas

4 doz.

3 doz.

Short National

4 doz.

2 doz.

Junior National

4 doz.

2 doz.

Short Junior National

4 doz.

2 doz.

Short Warwick

2 doz.

2 doz.

Junior Warwick

2 doz.

2 doz.

Short Junior Warwick

2 doz.

2 doz.

 

Indoor

Round

Distance

No. of arrows

Target face diameter

Portsmouth

20 yd (18 m)

5 doz.

60 cm

Worcester

20 yd (18 m)

5 doz.

16 inches