Clarification of tiebreak rules for indoor matchplay competition

10 December 2018
Lausanne (Switzerland)
The single-arrow shoot-off is still used indoors.

Following some confusion over the rules regarding tiebreaks at indoor archery tournaments, World Archery has issued the following clarification:

“The decision made by World Archery’s board in 2017 and that came into effect on 1 April 2018 to add a second shoot-off if both recurve archers shoot a 10 or both compound archers shoot an X10 only applies to outdoor events.”

“Indoor competitions are still run using the single-arrow, closest-to-the-middle tiebreak. The only reason for a second tiebreak to take place is if a judge cannot discern a difference between the two arrows’ distance from the centre after measurement.”

The indoor single-arrow shoot-off relates to rule 14.5.2.2 in book three of World Archery’s Constitution and Rulebook.