Round Families

Most of the rounds in archery are grouped into families. Within a family of rounds the number of arrows shot at each distance remains the same, while only the distances vary. For example the Imperial “Nationals” family of rounds all consist of four dozen at the longer distance, and two dozen at the next shortest distance. For most of the imperial families there is a convention in the individual names, according to the longest distance:

  • New – 100y
  • Long – 80y
  • (Standard) – 60y
  • Short – 50y
  • Junior – 40y
  • Short Junior – 30y

A similar convention exists for most of the metric families, where the rounds are numbered I-V according to the longest distance, though there are other conventions also.

You can see all of the rounds that our club knows about on the rounds page.