During winter, the Indoor season takes precedence and another highly competitive aspect of target archery begins. Indoor rounds are normally shot at 20 yards at smaller targets. There are some very prestigious indoor events on the indoor calendar. Indoor events are held in school halls and sports clubs across the country which all combine to make archery a true all year round sport.
The IFAA Indoor Standard Round is shot indoors in diversity of shooting styles, the seemingly endless variations of equipment.
For the Individual qualification round archers shoot 60 arrows at the distance of 20 Yards. Each archer will shoot 5 arrows in 4 minutes on a 5 spot face or a single face.
Cubs will shoot at a distance of 10 yards. The archer may choose either the single spot or the five spot target face. Targets shall be replaced after the first Standard unit. Indoor archery is lots of fun, but for safety reasons has a number of rules, such as;
All arrows will be scored and recorded before touching or drawing any arrows.
An arrow cutting through the line between two rings and touching the area of higher value shall be scored as such.
Witnessed bounce outs or arrows passing completely through the target shall be re-shot.
Hits on the wrong target will be scored as misses.
An arrow dropped by an archer on the shooting line, may be re-shot if it lies within 10 feet of the shooting line.
South Africa competes internationally in indoor events and has brought back many gold medals to the country over the past few years.
Two types of scorecards are shown as examples only. The individual daytoday card must be handed in with the score recorder after each day's shoot. The summary sheet for the full tournament must be kept by the archer for the full duration of the event. This is his/her record of the score in case of dispute.
For IFAA santioned events the IFAA logo and the FOA logo must be shown on the card. The TAFISA logo may only be shown if the event is given TAFISA patronage. The name of the event and archers's details may also be pre-printed on a self-adhesive sticker.
Medal Winners at the Word Indoor Championships 2013 in Yankton - USA