Scoring points in archery is a matter of hitting the target. The center of the target is 10 points. Each concentric circle outside of the center is one less point. the scores go, 10x*, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. Hitting the target outside of the last ring or missing the board results in no points. In archery, the person with the most points at the end of the round wins the set.
the distance for the Olympic range is 70 meters from the shooting line to the target, which is 122 cm in diameter.
As of 2010, Target archery is scored using a “set” system. three sets of six arrows are shot. The shooter with the highest accumulation of points in the winner of the set. 2 points are rewarded for the set win, one point is rewarded to each for a tie. The first to win 2 out of 3 sets or 3 out of 5 sets advances to the next round of the tournament.
In the case where the competitor shoots too many arrows in a round (I once did this), the lowest 3 or 6 scores will be counted.
If the arrow punctures the target along the line that separates the “rings” the shooter is rewarded the higher of the two scores.
The 10X spot in the middle of the target adds 10 to the score just like the second 10 ring. However, if the score is tied between two competitors, the player with the most “10X’s” wins.
If there is no majority winner after 3 or 5 sets (depending on tournament rules), the winner is decided in a one arrow shootout. In this scenario, each player shoots one arrow. The arrow closest to the center wins the elimination shootout. If the judge cannot determine which arrow is closer to the center, another elimination shot until it is clear to the judges.
In team archery competitions, the scoring is done by adding up the score of each archer on the team. The team with the highest score at the end of the match wins.
The average score or what is considered a good archery score varies widely depending on the rule set, amount of experience, distance, and equipment being used. Ideally competition should consist of competitors with similar levels of experience, equipment, and of course, distance. A friendly game among friends is a great way to get accustomed to the scoring scheme as well as concentrating on making good shots with a limited number of arrows.
No matter how you keep score, archery is a fun and challenging game that anyone can enjoy. So get out there and start practicing!