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A good archer does not:
- Talk in a loud voice whilst others are shooting.
- Talk to another archer who prefers to be silent.
- Offer advice unless asked.
- Exclaim on the shooting line, for themselves or others, in joy or disappointment.
- Approach or leave the shooting line while a neighbour is at full draw.
- Touch another archer’s equipment without their permission.
- Walk up and down the line comparing scores.
- Shoot distances beyond their capability, continually missing and holding up shooting.
- Disturb people with loud conversation, mobile phone ringtones or speaking on the phone on or around the shooting line.
- Smoke or vape near the shooting or waiting line.
- Leave litter on the archery ground.
A good archer always:
- Takes into account other archers shooting on the same target when positioning his/her foot markers, and allows sufficient space for them.
- Knows how many arrows they have shot and how many are in their quiver
- Helps to put out the equipment and put it away.
- Pays to replace another’s arrow damaged through their carelessness.
- Calls ‘fast’ whenever they see potential danger.
- Always asks to join a boss that is already set up, doesn’t just presume they can join.
- Keeps the last archer company on the shooting line.
A good archer, when scoring:
- Does not go behind the target to retrieve arrows before the scores have been taken.
- When calling scores, does so in groups of three, and in descending order, for example, ‘X-10-9’ (pause) ‘9-8-7’.
- While calling scores, points to each arrow as it is called, without touching the arrow or target face.
- Does not touch any arrow or the target face until all arrow values on the entire boss have been recorded and checked.
- When required to do so, takes their turn at scoring.
- Only withdraws the arrows of others if this has been agreed by them.
- At the end of the round thanks the Target Captain for the work done by them.
- Will always call for a judge if in doubt as to an arrow’s scoring value.