Experimental competition approved by FITA
Preliminary rules - 2nd Edition
50 Mt. Match Round consists of a
ranking round of 27 arrows at 50 Mt. on 122 cm face for all classes and
divisions, shot in order to divide all participants into Flights of 8 shooters,
independently from their class, and a Round Robin, also shot at the same
distance and on the same target face, of seven matches of 9 arrows
in each flight, in order to determine the podium positions for each
Divisions accepted: Recurve, Compound, Bare Bow,
Classes accepted: All classes of sex and age
will compete altogether in the same Division.
Number of arrows in the ranking round: 9 ends of
3 arrows each, total 27 arrows
Number of arrows in the matches: 7 matches of 9
arrows each, total 63 arrows
Total number of arrows in the competition: 90
arrows, for total maximum 900 points
Ranking procedure: archers are ranked in each
Division by points, hits, gold's,
X's (as usual)
Archers are then repositioned on targets as
follow: archers ranked 1-4 to
target one of that division, archers 5-8 to target two and so on.
In case of tie in the ranking round for the
archers ranked 8/9, 16/17 etc. in each division, they will be ranked by the
organizers (alphabetic order by family name and then by given name is
Assignment to flights and targets should
consider to have a minimum of 2 archers in one target and a minimum of 4 archers
in one flight. That means that divisions with less than 4 archers will not be
eligible to compete, and that organizers will arrange at their discretion
the last 2 or more flights in the ranking of each division in order to
comply with said minimum.
In each flight, each archer will shot 7 matches
of 3 ends of 3 arrows each.
Matches will be shot in the following sequence (
considering target 1 and 2 as of the same flight):
First series of matches ( Matches 1 to 4)
Second series of matches ( Matches 5 to 7)
Result of the matches will be decided only by
score. Matches won will give 2 points, tied 1 point and lost 0 points. Byes will
be given for matches without competitor, that will be shot but will anyhow score
Competitor totalizing the maximum number of wins
will get therefore 14 points total.
Podium in each flight will be determined by the
total of the match points. In case of tie,
total cumulated score including the ranking round ( an then total hits,
gold's and X's) will break the tie.
In case of final perfect tie, the two or more competitors will be ranked at the
In total, each competitor will shoot 90 arrows
at 50 Mt. on 122 cm face, thus getting a Grand Total Score comparable to that of
a FITA 900 Round. Organizers at their discretion may also reward top three Gran
Total Scores of each Division, as well top Division Teams ( three top ranked
archers per team) by Gran Total Score.
Scorecard for the 27 ranking arrows should be a
standard one from any of the FITA Target or Indoor Competitions.
Note : How to handle the competition
is suggested to start the competition at around 10:30 A.M
with 2 ends of 3 sighting arrows, and then the 27 arrows of the ranking
should be distributed on the targets from left to the right, already separated
by Division, for instance Recurve Division first, then Bare Bow Division and
then Compound Division.
should be a sufficient number of targets to keep all archers of different
divisions shooting to separate targets. In addition, a minimum of one empty
target per Division should be available.
should bear a normal back number
shooting the 27 ranking arrows, Competitors should be invited to redeposit their
back numbers on the shooting line.
a time of approximately 45 minutes to one hour that will then be given
for Lunch, organizers will prepare the result of the ranking arrows and the
re-assignment of the archers to the targets.
will then be called by the
organizers on the shooting line target by target, in order to make sure that
they understand their new target assignment as well as they pick up and bear
their new back number.
score cards for the two groups of matches should be prepared by the organizers
filling all positions in the "Opponent" columns with the related
number of the target, in order to make easier for the competitors to compare
scores each other at the end of each match.
first group of 4 matches will then be shot, followed by the second group of 3
have the chance to give some short interval, like 10 minutes,
between the 2 groups of matches, in order to collect the related score
cards, to be used to prepare a temporary list of the results.
ceremony should take place as soon as possible after the end of the second group
special computer program to handle all the phases of the competition is
available from FITA for free and shall
be used to handle the competition properly. It requires as a minimum a very low
end computer ( 386 / 4 MB RAM ) with MS DOS only, but can be run from Windows
95/98, too. A printer compatible with MS-DOS commands is needed, too.
Frangilli - 8 June 2000