The Judges Table
All the important Judge related information
Congratulations to Judith Stolzenburg from Cambria Bowmen for passing her final practical assessment on the 19th November and is now a fully qualified County Judge
V flex Limb Savers are indeed legal for use in Tournaments by Barebows and Recurves
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A Random selection of Rules that all archers will already know:-
All Rules taken from the latest edition of Archery GB’s Rules of Shooting
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A Good Archer:
(a) Does not talk in a loud voice whilst others are shooting.
(h) When calling scores does so in groups of three, for example ‘7 -
(b) When drawing back the string of the bow an archer shall not use any technique which, in the
opinion of the judges, could, if accidentally loosed, allow the arrow to fly beyond a safety zone
or safety arrangements (overshoot area, net, wall, etc). If an archer persists in using such a
technique, he will, in the interest of safety, be immediately asked by the Judge to stop shooting
and to leave the area.
202. Recurve (Freestyle) The following items are permitted:
(iii) Multi coloured bow risers and trademarks located on the inside of the upper limb are
(ii) An arrow consists of a shaft with a tip (point), nocks, fletching and, if desired, cresting. The
maximum diameter of arrow shafts shall not exceed 9.3mm (arrow wraps shall not be
considered as part of this limitation as long they do not extend further than 22cm toward
the point of the arrow when measured from the throat -
of the nock to the end of the wrap); the tips (points) for these arrows may have a maximum
diameter of 9.4mm.
204. Recurve Barebow Recurve Barebow is generally as described for Recurve (Freestyle) in Rule 202
with the following variations:
(d) Exclusions. Recurve barebow archers may not use:
(ii) Draw check
(c) Sights and Ground Markers. A sight, as such, is not permitted but one of the following may be
(i) A mark on the bow limb.
(ii) A rubber band of no more than 1/8” in depth and thickness.
(iii) Aground marker of any design provided it does not exceed a height from the ground of 6
inches or a diameter of 3 inches or impede any other archer
207. Compound (Unlimited) The following equipment is described. All types of additional devices,
unless they are electric or electronic, are permitted:
(i) A bow, (which may be of a shoot through type) where a mechanical advantage is obtained,
eg by the use of accessory limbs, levers, pulleys, eccentrics or similar devices. The peak
draw weight must not exceed 60 lbs.
(d) The maximum number of archers on a target shall be six.
(k) An archer may only compete once, the first time of shooting, in any event regardless of the class
of equipment used, the number of sessions in the event and whether the event extends over
more than one day.
(l) Whilst an archer is on the shooting line, he shall receive no information by word or otherwise
from anyone except the Judge.
305. Control of Shooting
(j) The Judge shall exercise control over the use of loudspeakers and photographers and the
presence of other spectators so that the comfort and concentration of competitors is not disturbed.
(d) The scorer shall enter totals as required on the scoresheet. The archer and the scorer shall then
check the score sheet and sign it as correct. It is each archer’s individual responsibility to ensure
that all aspects of his scoresheet are correct when they sign. A tournament organiser is not
required to check the additions on a score sheet but, if an error is discovered, has discretion to
alter totals accordingly.
(j) An arrow passing through a boss cannot be scored.
(n) An arrow on the ground believed to have hit and rebounded from another arrow shall be scored
the value of the struck arrow, if the latter is found in the target with its nock damaged in a
316. Ceremonial and Other Matters
(b) The Lady Paramount. The Lady Paramount shall be the supreme arbitrator on all ceremonial
matters connected with the tournament at which she officiates.
For Tournament Organisers -
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