We record scores for a round on a scoresheet. At a shoot one person will score for the other archers on their target. Scores are recorded after every end (6 arrows).
Each archer calls out their score in turn. We do this by pointing to, but not touching, our arrows. We start at the highest scoring arrow and end at the lowest scoring arrow. We call them out in two sets of three, for example:
nine, seven, seven….(pause to give the scorer time)…….three, one, miss
The scorer should repeat your score after each three arrows that you call.
In metric rounds ten zone scoring is used (10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1). The gold in metric scoring has three divisions – the inner gold is scored as an ‘X’, the next is ’10’ and the next ‘9’. The ‘X’ scores 10 points.
An example of a scoresheet is given below. Misses are marked with an ‘M’. The amount of misses are more like an average longbow score, but it makes the arithmetic easier to follow as an example.
The scores shown are for a National, which is an imperial round and therefore five zone scoring. (9,7,5,3,1)