Match Crossbow – 10 Meter


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. Team and Individual competitions run concurrently. Team results are decide after 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 (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.



10 m Match-crossbow Shooting (all Categories)


Standing Postion 40 shots Time Limit 90 minutes
Finals (top 8 competitors) 10 shots (on command) 75 seconds per shot