Archery on a very rainy day

I wish to put on record that when half of archers (the sensible half) are all for converting a Western round into a National one and calling it a day instead of shooting another two dozen arrows in pouring rain, as the other half of the archers (the masochists) want to do, the statement that “Tea won’t be ready for another hour” is not to be used instead of a casting vote! Ugh!

Still, at least I got 615 on the Western round.

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~ by veronikab on 3 August, 2008.

5 Responses to “Archery on a very rainy day”

  1. LOL! That’s so English!

    I don’t know what Western and National Rounds are, but it sounds like you’re proud of the score, so congratulations!

  2. True, the complete Englishness of the whole setup has not occurred to me until you pointed it out. πŸ˜€ Tea and rain…

    Western and National rounds are two of the (many) GNAS (Grand National Archery Society, the umbrella archery organisation in the UK) rounds, shot at imperial distances. The Western round is 4 dozen arrows at 60 yards and 4 dozen at 50, whereas the National is 4 dozen at 60 and only 2 dozen at 50 yards. The target faces are imperial too. The fun starts when GNAS and FITA rounds are combined, like using imperial scoring on metric target faces and less than a dozen arrows per round and so on… This is usually done at club shots just for the fun of it and perhaps also to confuse the beginners. It sure confused me at the beginning. πŸ˜‰

  3. What is “Imperial Scoring”?

  4. Ah, sorry. Imperial scoring counts both gold rings as nine, both reds as seven, the blue ones as five, blacks for three and whites as one, instead of going from 10 to 1. There is a nice table listing the rounds on this page: http://www.soton.ac.uk/~archclub/rounds.php.

  5. Okay, I am compelled to set up a Western Round and see what kind of score I can manage.

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