The Leicestershire & Rutland 300, which is open to all clubs affiliated to Leicestershire & Rutland County Archery Association, is shot each month from October to March with the exception of December.
The L&R 300 round consists of a dozen arrows at three different target faces arranged together on the same boss, a Portsmouth, a FITA 18 and a Worcester, 3 dozen arrows in total. The maximum score achievable is 300, hence the name of the round.
The suggested shooting pattern is 3 ends of 4 arrows at each target, but it can also be shot in 2 ends of 6 arrows if time is really short. The round progresses quite quickly and can easily be accommodated within an evening session.
- The round may be shot any number of times by an archer in the designated period and the best score entered.
- 3 archers of any bow discipline will make up a team; the 3 best scorers in a month form the first team, the next 3 the second etc. A teams members therefore may vary from month to month.
- Two ends of 4 arrows may be shot as sighters.
- For compound archers the inner 10 ring rule applies on the Portsmouth and FITA 18 faces, and there will be a 5% reduction on scores for team purposes.
Individual medals for the highest placed individuals will be presented at the awards evening in November along with the Charlesworth Cup for the winning team and medals for members of the first three teams, dependent upon entries.
Target Face Setup
The round uses three indoor faces on the same boss – a Portsmouth, a FITA 18 and a Worcester.
It consists of 1 dozen arrows at each face and the maximum score is therefore 300. The suggested shooting pattern is 3 ends of 4 arrows i.e. a total of 9 ends.
Archers may shoot the first end at a chosen face and then rotate clockwise around the boss for each subsequent end. This adds a little variety to the round.
Alternatively, three archers may shoot at the 3 different faces in the same end: Archer A would shoot at the Portsmouth Face, Archer B at the FITA 18 and Archer C at the Worcester. If rotating after each end or each dozen arrows the archers should change positions to avoid shooting across each other.
The distance to shoot will be 20 yards.
LAOFAC Team Entries
Score sheets will be available during indoor shooting sessions from Saturday 12th October onwards. Please fully complete your score sheets including the date and bow type and leave them in the scoring folder at the end of each session. Score sheets must be submitted by the end of the indoor session on the following dates:
- October entries: 2nd November
- November entries: 30th November
- January entries: 1st February
- February entries: 1st March
- March entries: 5th April
Any scores submitted after these times cannot be considered for entry. The website will be updated each month to reflect the current tournament results. Entry is free of charge so please enter scores if you can!