Target and Clout Records Eligibility, etc

To be ratified as a valid record, records must comply with SCAA eligibility rules

Two kinds of records are kept:
‘Open’ Records  and ‘Club’ Records

‘Open’ records must have been shot under competitive conditions, either at a Tournament or at a Match.

‘Club’ Records may have been shot at a Club Target day under GNAS / ArcheryGB rules. The ‘club’ is not necessarily the club of which the archer is a full member and through which they are a member of SCAA, the archer could be an associate member or a visitor.

Records can only be claimed by affiliated SCAA members, either as a direct member, or as an associate through a club.
Eligibility of Submissions:
In all cases Rounds shot must have been organised and controlled in accordance with the Archery GB Rules of Shooting.
Open County Records may only be claimed for scores shot at Tournaments, or properly organised Matches where at least two opposing teams are taking part and are present on the same field. In particular an appropriate level of judging must have been enforced, and claimants must not have recorded their own scores.
Evidence Requirement:
Claims (whether by post, email, or on line submission form) should be accompanied by suitable independent evidence such as the Tournament Results Sheet, a properly signed and witnessed Score Sheet, or a link to the results on the tournament organisers website or accredited results service website.
Eligible Rounds:
Seniors may not claim records for Rounds that Archery GB or WA intend to be be shot by Juniors. These are mainly the Bristol Rounds, Metric Rounds 1 to 5 and the Short and Long Metric Versions that go with them, and ‘Imperial’ Rounds that contain the words ‘Short’ or ‘Junior’ in the name.
Similarly, Juniors may not claim for Junior Rounds which have a longest distance which is less that that of the Bristol or Metric rounds that are eligible for First Class rating for their age group.
SCAA generally follows Archery GB Record-keeping practices on these points.
Scope of Records:
Target and Clout records are kept of Female and Male Junior and Senior Archers shooting Target Bow styles as defined in the Rules of Shooting, with the exception of the WA Standard Bow and Crossbows.
Ratification Rules:
Records will be recognised for the first archer to achieve an eligible score. To be acceptable, all claims must be at least one point greater than the existing record.
Records will only be ratified for one claimant UNLESS two identical eligible scores are shot on the same day.
Use of Multiple-Face Targets:
There will be no distinction between rounds shot on single-centre faces and on multiple-centre faces.
Subsequent Single Rounds:
Rounds which are not the first round shot on the day will be ratified so long as the circumstances comply with the Rules of Shooting.
Shorter Rounds nested inside Longer Rounds:
SCAA will ratify claims which comply with current Archery GB Records Policy on this issue – see expanatory footnote below.

2017 Rule Changes 304(j) and 304(k) Multiple round shot in the same day
The rule change allows for records/badge schemes/handicaps/classifications to be claimed on second or subsequent rounds shot on the same day however, only the first round will count for the competition.

Compound Limited Bowstyle
The Compound Limited bowstyle was withdrawn from target archery as of April 2009. This includes indoor and clout archery. In line with GNAS policy, the County will no longer recognise claims for Compound Limited in the target, indoor and clout categories. All existing records will be archived for future reference.
The bowstyle continues to be recognised in field archery.

FOOTNOTE – Nested Rounds
SCAA Records generally shadow Archery GB Records Policy.
Where a longer round contains the combination of dozens and distances that make up a shorter round, Archery GB only accepts records claims where the number of shots leading to the beginning of the shorter round do not exceed the allowance for sighters / practice for that round in the Rules of Shooting.

Effectively Archery GB Policy only allows a record for the shorter round to be claimed if it starts at the beginning of the longer round. In practice the only rounds that meet this condition are the Long Metrics, as they are the only recognised rounds that are the first part of a longer round.

The Archery GB working rules are:

Single 1440 or Metrics I-V can be claimed on either day

Double 1440 or Metrics I-V can be claimed over the 2 day score

Long Metrics could be claimed on first day or second day mornings

Short Metrics can never be claimed