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.