The Korean Style

The Korean Style event consists of six runs, split between two or three disciplines. The competitor’s score for the event shall be the total of the scores for the competitor’s six runs. The three disciplines are: single shot (Korean 1), double shot (Korean 2) and serial shot (Korean 3 or 5). The serial shot discipline may be either a triple shot or a five shot course. The disciplines may be combined in various ways (e.g. 2 x runs Korean 1, 2 x runs Korean 2, 2 x runs Korean 3 OR 2 x runs Korean 1, 2 x runs Korean 2 and 2 x runs Korean 5 OR 3 x runs Korean 2 and 3 x runs Korean 3), as set out on the prescribed grading score sheets for the competition of the day. The single, double and serial shot disciplines may be run in any order.
General rules – Applicable to all Korean Disciplines
  • Arrows must be individually drawn from the belt or from a quiver or arrow case, which may be attached to the competitor’s hip, waist, thigh, back or lower leg. No quiver to be attached to the horse or saddle. No arrows to be stuck inside a competitor’s boot. Arrows cannot be carried in a quiver attached to the bow or bow arm.
  • Competitors must not touch their arrows until they have passed the start line.
  • If the competitor touches the arrow before they have passed the start line, they will score no points for the first arrow loosed at a target on that run, although they may score with any subsequent arrows loosed on the same run.
  • The only exceptions to this rule are the 90m and 150m serial shot disciplines (Korean 3 and 5), for which competitors may start the run nocked.
  • For the purpose of deciding whether an arrow was drawn early:
  • The competitor shall be deemed to have crossed the start line when the rider’s body crosses the line, not when the horse does so.
  • A judge will be positioned at the start line to judge whether a competitor has drawn early. If there are not enough judges to ensure a judge at the starting line, then it will be at the discretion of the head judge whether the competitor touched the arrow too early.
  • The benefit of the doubt shall be given to the competitor. If the judge is not sure whether the competitor drew early or not, then no penalty will be imposed.
  • Only one arrow may be loosed per target. A competitor whose first arrow will score a zero because they touched their arrows before the start line (see may still only loose as many arrows as there are targets in that discipline.
  • Targets will be set 7m from the edge of the track. The targets will be positioned at an angle so that the face is perpendicular to an archer in the saddle.
  • The target shall be: A round target with a diameter of 80cm, divided into 5 concentric circular zones of diameters 14cm, 32cm, 48cm, 64cm, and 80 cm. The target zones shall score, from inner to outer: 5pts, 4pts, 3pts, 2pts and 1pts respectively. (A standard FITA target)
    OR
    A square target 71cm to a side, divided into 5 evenly spaced concentric zones. The zones score from inner to outer: 5pts, 4pts, 3pts, 2pts and 1pts respectively.
  • Although this rule is not currently enforced, the center of the target should be at a height of 90cm (+/- 10 cm) above the level of the track.
  • The angle of the target should be such that the target face is perpendicular to the line of sight of the average rider on horseback.
  • For Student and Horse Archer events, all runs must be completed at a canter or gallop. Novice classes may walk, trot or canter.
  • All shots must be taken within the 90m track, i.e. not before and after the riders has passed the start and finish posts.
Time allowed
  • Novice Level: there is no set time for the novice class, runs can be completed in any amount of time.
  • Student Archer Level: The time allowed for each run is 16 for a 90m track, 27s for a 150m track or 32s for a 180m track. Points shall be awarded or deducted for completing a run in less or more than this time, subject to rules 1.3.2 and 1.3.6 below. One point shall be awarded or deduced for each second, calculated to two decimal places.
  • Horse Archer Level: The time allowed for each run is 14 for a 90m track, 23s for a 150m track or 28s for a 180m track. Points shall be awarded or deducted for completing a run in less or more than this time. One point shall be awarded or deduced for each second, calculated to two decimal places.
  • The maximum number of points that may be awarded for speed on a 90m track is 5 (for completing the run in 9s or quicker). No further points shall be awarded for runs completed in fewer than 9s.
  • The maximum number of points that may be awarded for speed on a 150m track is 8 (for completing the run in 15s or quicker). No further points shall be awarded for runs completed in fewer than 15s.
  • The maximum number of points that may be awarded for speed on a 180m track is 10 (for completing the run in 18s or quicker). No further points shall be awarded for runs completed in fewer than 18s.
  • Points are only awarded for time if the competitor hits at least one target. If no targets are hit then the run scores zero, regardless of time taken.
  • “Hits” means hits within the scoring zones of the target face. Arrows that hit the target body but do not score points are not “hits” for the purpose of these rules.

Korean 1 - The single shot discipline

  • The track is 90m long. The target is placed halfway down the track, positioned for a sideways (perpendicular) shot from an archer who is 45m along the track.
  • The time allowed is 14s for HA and 16s for SA.
  • Riders may not touch their arrows before passing the starting gate.
  • Should a rider touch their arrows before passing the starting gate then they will be disqualified for that run.
  • Riders may not go in nocked or hold any arrows in their hands.

Korean 2 - The Double Shot Discipline

Korean 3 - The Serial Shot Discipline – Triple Shot

Korean 5 - The Serial Shot Discipline – Five shot, 150m

  • The course is 90m long.
  • The first target is positioned 40m along the track and is angled for a shot from an archer who is 25m along the track. (45 degrees relative to the track).
  • The second target is positioned 50m along the track and is angled for a shot from an archer who is 65m along the track. (45 degrees relative to the track).
  • The time allowed is 14s for HA and 16s for SA.
  • Riders may not touch their arrows before passing the starting gate.
  • Should a rider touch their arrows before passing the starting gate then they will be scored 0 for the first target.
  • Riders may not go in nocked or hold any arrows in their hands.
  • The course is 90m long.
  • Three targets are positioned for sideways shots at distances of 15m, 45m and 75m along the track (targets face perpendicular to track).
  • In the triple shot discipline competitors may start with an arrow nocked. The remaining arrows must be drawn from a quiver as usual.
  • The time allowed is 14s for HA and 16s for SA.
  • Three bonus points shall be awarded for any run in which the competitor hits all three targets, provided that they complete that run within the allowed time.
  • The course is 150m long.
  • Five targets are positioned for sideways shots at distances of 15m, 45m, 75m, 105m and 135m along the track (targets face perpendicular to track).
  • In the 150m five shot discipline competitors may start with an arrow nocked. The remaining arrows must be drawn from a quiver as usual.
  • The time allowed is 23s for HA and 27s for SA.
  • Three bonus points are awarded for any run in which the competitor hits three consecutive targets (i.e. first, second and third; second, third and fourth; or third, fourth and fifth targets), provided that they complete that run within the allowed time.
  • Five bonus points are awarded for any run in which the competitor hits all five targets, provided that they complete that run within the allowed time.
  • “Hits” has the same meaning as defined in rule 9.3.6 (i.e. hitting within the scoring zones of the target).
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