Longbow, Horse bow, Barebow Recurve.

No compound bows are allowed.

  • A bow may be Longbow, Horse Bow or Barebow Recurve, provided it subscribes to the accepted principle and meaning of the word ‘bow’ as used in target archery; i.e. an instrument consisting of a handle (grip), riser and two flexible limbs each ending in a tip with a string nock.
  • Takedown Recurve bows to have a wooden handle (grip) riser.
  • No metal (grips) risers.
  • No modern spring/flipper rests.
  • No Plunger buttons are allowed.
  • The use of simple rests is allowed such as a simple one-piece plastic or non-adjustable rest, the use of the shelf in a cut out window is also allowed.
  • No stabilisers, clickers, or modern string release devices are allowed.
  • No sight or marks on the bow that help aiming are allowed. Any marks,blemishes or laminations that can be used to help with aiming are not permitted    
  • Face or string walking is not permitted.
  • A ground marker is not permitted. 


Wood or Aluminium.

Fletching shall consist of feathers only.

Finger Position

Arrows may be shot using either the Mediterranean release (one finger above and two fingers below the arrow) three fingers below the arrow (within 2 mm) or a thumb ring provided it does not incorporate any device to hold, draw and release the string. Face or string walking is not permitted.

 Finger & Hand Protection

Finger protection in the form of finger stalls or tips, glove, or shooting tab or tape (plaster) to draw, hold back and release the string is permitted.