Scores must be recorded on the club’s official score cards and must state:

  • Archer’s full name
  • Shoot Date
  • Archer’s shooting division
  • Peg Colour

When shooting the IFAA course, the scores of all 4 arrows on each target must be recorded .

Scoring Rules

All arrows must be left in the target until viewed and scored by the whole group. If an archer pulls out the arrows before the rest of the group has been able to view them that archer’s score may be recorded as zero. If the archer repeats the offence it will result in the offending shooter being disqualified.

An arrow needs to touch a line to score. If there is any gap between the arrow and the score line then that arrow does not score.

Do not touch or pull out any arrows until all scores are written down.

If an arrow passes through or bounces out of a  target, the score will stand if a group member reliably witnessed it. If not the shot is to be recorded as a miss. ­


If an infringement of the rules occurs, archers may lodge a formal protest. Protests are to be in writing on the Protest Form (which can be obtained from the Registrar) and lodged with the Protest Committee no later than one hour after the courses closing for that day. The Protest Committee, consisting of the Registrar, plus two senior committee members, will hear the protest as soon as practicable after the protest has been lodged. The decision of the Protest Committee will be final.

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Grading System

The club has defined a number of grades to allow you to record your progress through the varying difficulties of shooting. 

Each grade is obtained by shooting three qualifying scores within a twelve-month period.

You must complete each round during an official club day and must be accompanied by at least two other club members, one of whom may not be a family member. Every completed scorecard must be dated and signed by you and the scorer for the qualifying score to be recognised for grading purposes. For the scorer’s own card, two other members of the same group must sign the card for it to be recognised for grading. Place the completed scorecard in the scorecard box at the club or handed to the Registrar on the day.

A qualifying scorecard must be marked with ‘Q’, the peg colour and the relevant score.

Examples: Q Blue 400, Q White 500, Q Red 400


You will be presented with a club badge upon obtaining your first grade. As you attain each subsequent qualifying score, you will receive a new colour coded bar to attach to your badge as recognition of your achievement.


Blue 400
Blue 450
Blue 500

White 400
White 450
White 500

Red 400
Red 450
Red 500
Red 520
Red 530
Red 540
Red 550

Ideally you should attain your Blue 500 badge before moving to the White peg, and your White 500 badge before moving to the Red peg.

Note that you cannot go backwards. Once you have achieved your 500, for example, you cannot go back to attain your 450.