A. Scorecards will be available at the entrance to each range. Shooters will pick up the official coloured scorecard for that day, along with one white “shooter’s copy” scorecard which is to be retained by the shooter for their record, at the beginning of each round. The properly completed official coloured scorecard must be turned in by the group within fifteen minutes of completion of competition and prior to leaving the range to receive credit for that day’s competition.
1. All information on the scorecard must be accurate with all information completely and properly filled in. Information blocks that are incorrect or incomplete will result in a deduction of ten points from their score.
2. If the number of 12 Rings is left blank it will be scored as zero.
3. Any score changes must be initialed by the scorer and the shooter and no changes may be made to the official score card after the scorekeeper and shooter have signed the scorecard. If a shooter changes his scorecard after it has been signed by the scorekeeper, the shooter will receive a score of zero for that tournament (and toward Shooter of the Year rankings) and will be brought before the 3DAUK Competition Committee for further action.
B. Each group will designate two members of their group as “Scorekeepers” who will record all scores for the group and they may not maintain their own individual “official” coloured scorecard. Three individuals will be designated as “Scorers” and no one will be allowed to score their own arrow. In groups of four the third scorer will be alternated between the scorekeepers or for the other scorekeeper’s arrow. In groups of three the scoring will be done by all three but an individual may not score their own arrow or record the official scorecard for their own arrow.
1. Scorers will agree on a score for each arrow and call out the results to be recorded on the respective shooter’s scorecards by the Scorekeepers. (See Scoring Rule “C”).
2. Scorekeepers will maintain the official coloured scorecard for each shooter and be responsible for recording each arrow. A scorekeeper may not keep his or her own “official” card. Scorekeepers will record the total score and total number of 12 Rings at the end of the round.
3. The completed official coloured scorecard must be reviewed and signed as correct by the Scorekeeper and the shooter, as well as initial the back of the card. Any shooter turning in an “official” card on which they are both the shooter and scorekeeper will receive a score of zero for that day.
4. The Scorekeepers for each shooting group will turn in the official scorecards for the group together except when a shooter is permitted to make-up targets due to an equipment failure or other approved leave. Shooters assume full responsibility for the accuracy of the information and scores on their cards. Any group that does not turn in their scorecards together before leaving the range will be subject to receiving a score of zero for that round.
C. All arrows must remain in the target until all arrows are scored. The arrow shaft must be touching a portion of the next highest scoring line to be scored for the higher value. All scoring shall be done with the naked eye without the aid of any special magnification with the exception of prescription glasses or contacts. The status of any doubtful arrows must be determined before drawing any arrow from the target. The score is based on the status of the arrow while all other arrows remain in the target. Arrows may not be removed until a scoring judgment has been made and no changes may be made to the score after removal of any arrow. Targets may not be moved or dislodged for scoring purposes, and shall be returned to their proper upright position upon removal of the arrows. If both Scorers are in agreement, the score will stand. Should the Scorers be unable to reach an agreement, the Scorekeepers (except on a call of their own arrow) will alternate the responsibility of making the final determination before any arrows are removed. Groups will be responsible for calling their own arrows. 3DA Range Officials will not make arrow calls except when a group has only two shooters or during special competitions and shoot-offs.
D. Target “Pass Through” or “Rebound” without striking another arrow:
(1) Arrows passing through the front of, but still in, the target will be pushed back and scored;
(2) If the group agrees that an arrow passed through the targets insert seam the shooter will be given a score based on the point of pass through not to exceed eight (8) points;
(3) If the group agrees and confirms that the arrow actually passed through the target due to the high number of arrows that had been shot at the target, the range official is to be notified and the shooter will be allowed to take the score where the “pass-through” occurred as determined by the group up to a maximum score of 10 points.
(4) If the group agrees that the arrow rebounded out of the target, or deflected off of a plastic leg, without striking another arrow the shooter will be allowed to take the score where the rebound occurred up to a maximum of ten (10) points. Special Note: A score of 12 will not be permitted under sections 2, 3 or 4 of this rule.
E. Any arrow embedded (“Robin Hood”) in the nock of another arrow will be scored the same as the arrow it is embedded in.
F. Any arrow rebounded off another Arrow (a “Robin Hood” that strikes and damages another arrow and does not proceed toward the target, but bounces back) will be scored the same as the arrow it struck, provided the damaged arrow can be identified.
G. Any arrow deflected by contact with another arrow already in the target and still proceeding toward the target will be scored as the greater of: (1) where it lies in the target; or (2) a maximum of five (5) points if it is not in the target.
H. Arrows in the corresponding area of the target will be scored with point values of 5, 8, 10, or 12 as shown in the diagram below.
I. Targets will display one or two 12-rings (targets with two 12 rings are known as having universal scoring zones). Targets with two 12 rings will have the lower 12 ring in play, however a shooter may elect to have the upper 12-ring scored by announcing their intention to shoot for it. Upon announcing their election to shoot the upper 12-ring the scorekeepers will acknowledge and note this election, and the lower 12-ring will no longer be in play to be scored for that shooter on that individual target only.
J. In classes where a final Shoot Down is not conducted, scoring ties (including first place) will be broken by the number of bonus rings. If a 1st place tie cannot be broken by bonus rings, and if time and weather permit at that tournament, the “Closest-to-the-12” tie-break procedure will be used. Each shooter will shoot one arrow and the arrow that is closest to the centre of the lower twelve ring (regardless of actual score) will receive an additional bonus ring added to their final score. If for any reason a shoot-off cannot be held, and for all other places that are tied by bonus rings, the sum of the prize money for the tied places will be divided equally between the shooters. Special rules apply to all ties for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in pro classes and are in the “Pro Pressure Point Shoot Down” rules section below.
Prohibited in all Styles and Classes:
3DA reserves the right to review any equipment / accessories and determine its suitability for competition. The following equipment / accessories are prohibited in all classes: (1) broadheads or any other point or tip not intended for target use; (2) retaining mechanisms which allow the bow to be mechanically held in the drawn position (except crossbows); (3) laser sights or devices; (4) devices or any outside agency (including stabilizer bar or prop stick) that allows the mass weight of the bow to be relieved from either arm while shooting. 3DAUK retains the right to waive certain equipment restrictions or shooting rules under specific circumstances for physically challenged competitors.