The Field Division is supervising outdoor and indoor Field Crossbow competitions in the following disciplines:
- IR 900 Classic (outdoor)
- IAU Match Play (outdoor and indoor)
- IR 600 (indoor)
There are also specific regulations for finals competition.
In the classic IR 900 discipline, the competitors shoot 10 series(ends) of 3 arrows(bolts) each on 3 different distances: 65m, 50m and 35m. On the first two distances, a circular coloured 60cm target face is used; on the 35m distance, a reduced 3-spot target face is used. That means, the competition has 90 shots for score, with 900 points of maximum possible result. All shooting is done in a standing position without any support.
Shooting at each distance is preceded by 2 ends of 3 bolts of sighting shots. This makes a total of 108 shots per competition; the distance walked by the athtlete between the target and the firing line makes a total of 3600m. Add the 90 pounds of draw (the crossbow must be cocked by hand, without the aid of any mechanical device or finger protection whatsoever), lifting and holding the weapon (maximum allowed weight is 10kg) 108 times, and we end up with a full body and mind experience.
The indoor IR 600 consists of 60 shots (20 ends à 3 bolts) with a maximum possible score of 600 points. The shooting distance is 18m.
IAU Match Play is a elimination-type competition over maximum 5 ends à 3 bolts, featuring the 16 best shooters from the previous day's qualification (either IR 900 or IR 600) taking their placement into account. The Match Play is shot in pairs, eliminating the less successfull shooter from each pairing, until, in the lat two ends, the medals are determined.
Competitions of the Field Division recognize titles in the categories of cadets, juniors, men, women, m/f seniors and assisted shooters.