900 Round

What is a 900 Round?

This is an outdoor target round. The course is set up in an open, level area.  Football or soccer fields are commonly used,  along with parade areas or any open flat area that is safe for archery. A 122-centimeter (48 inch) five-color target with 10-ring scoring is used.  Each color is divided in half, with an inner and outer scoring ring per color.  The scoring, from center out is 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.  At the center 10 ring, or bulls-eye, there is an inner "x" ring.  The "x" ring is still 10 points, but is counted to be used as a tie-breaker.  So if two scores are the same, the archer with the most "x's" wins.



The arrows are shot in groups or "ends" of six arrows each.  There are five "ends" shot per each distance, for a total of 30 arrows per distance.  The distances to be shot are 60 yards, 50 yards, and 40 yards.  The 60-yard distance is shot first, followed by 50 yards, and last, 40 yards.  Scoring of the six arrows is done at the conclusion of each "end."  The six arrows are then pulled and the next "end" is shot.  Five "ends" conclude that distance, and the archers advance to the next distance.  Total arrows shot is 90 arrows.  Maximum score for each arrow is 10 points.  Total possible score is 900 points, hence the name, 900 Round.