FIRST INTRODUCED into the IAU programme during 1977, 10 meter Match-crossbow shooting has since then attracted many new nations to the sport. Usually run in conjunction with a 30 meter event, the IAU’s 10 meter discipline is a technical event that’s appreciated by top-flight air rifle athletes and match-crossbow specialists alike. Shooting takes place on indoor ranges that have been equipped with electrically driven Match-crossbow target transport systems. Existing 10 meter airgun ranges can often be adapted, but in the absence of permanent facilities, a temporary shooting range can be set-up in a large Sports Hall using portable equipment.
Competitors shoot from the Standing position – as in ISSF Air Rifle shooting. Crossbows are loaded using a lever, the Bolt (arrow) is shot at a black and white 10m Target Card (one shot per card, one bolt shot repetedly).
At IAU World and Continental Championships all member national federations are elligible to enter teams of three (3) competitors in each of four (4) Categories; Men, Women, U-21 Men and U-21 Women. By taking part at IAU Cup Matches a national federation can win two (2) additional Quota-Spots which increases to five (5) the numbers of competitors that the nation concerned can enter for the next years’ World or Continental Match-crossbow championships.
The competition programme is run in separate Relays for each Category; Men shoot 60 bolts, Women and U-21 Men and U-21 Women each shoot 40 bolts. Team and Individual competitions run concurrently. Team results are decide after 60 and 40 bolts respectively. For the Individual events the eight (8) top scoring competitors in each Category qualify for the Finals (10 shots on command). The winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are the three competitors with the highest combined scores (60 or 40 shot Qualification plus 10 shot Final). If scores are tied after 10 Final shots the competitors concerned shall continue shot-by-shot until a winner is declared.
COMPETITION PROGRAMME – 10 meter Match-crossbow shooting
|Men||60 shots Standing||Time Limit 120 minutes|
|Women||40 shots Standing||Time Limit 90 minutes|
|U-21 Junior||40 shots Standing||Time Limit 90 minutes|
|Finals (top 8 competitors)||10 shots (on command) Standing||75 seconds per shot|
Target size : 100 mm x 100 mm 250-300 gsm white card, 30,5 mm dia. black circle, 10 ring = 0,5 mm dia.