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# Odds, ends and rounds

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• 14-11-2006 10:18pm
Registered Users Posts: 807 ✭✭✭

Hey all

Need some clarification . What officially is an END and what is a ROUND. Some people call 3 arrows an end, others call 6 arrows an end.

If 3 arrows isn't an end, what is it?

Been at this game for years so I should know .................. but I don't. :rolleyes:

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#2
Registered Users Posts: 283 ✭✭

I think it depends - it makes logic that three arrows is an end, because that's what you step away from the line having shot...but then there's threespot and when you look at scoresheets, the end of each line is after six arrows, no?

A round is after thirty AFAIK. FITA have definitions define all these, where that document is now just escapes me

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#3
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End : The number of arrows shot before the score is taken or a portion of any specific round.

Round :A series of arrows shot at specified target faces at set distances.

Try this site its pretty comprehensive for most terms.

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#4
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End : The number of arrows shot before the score is taken or a portion of any specific round.

Hmm, does that mean that both the 3 arrow (portion of a round) and the 6 arrow (score taken) runs are both called "ends"?

I guess there is a difference between score TAKEN and score ADDED UP.

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#5
Closed Accounts Posts: 39

Well i always called the amount of arrows shot befor collecting an end. So you can call either 3 or 6 an end. Depeds on how maney arrows befor collecting.

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#6
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Every 6 arrows is an end.

The origin comes from when outdoors there used to be targets at either end of the field and you would shoot 6 arrows one way, walk down, score and collect the arrows and then shoot the other direction.

Now, even when you shoot 3 arrows at a time technically an end is after 6 arrows when you get your total for that 'end'.