Matchplay is an exciting form of archery developed by World Archery to create an appealing media and spectator friendly archery spectral. It’s also a whole lot of fun!
Matchplay is the event that is used for most international competitions such as, World Target (Open and Youth), World Field and World Indoor Championships including Individual, Team and Mixed Team events.
In our own twist on W.A. Matchplay, individual matches are shot in 3 arrow sets and the match has a maximum of 3 sets. To score each set the 3 arrows are added together and the archer with the highest score wins that set and are awarded 2 points for the win. If the scores are tied the set is tied and each archer receives one point.
The first archer to four points wins the match.
So a match could be completed in 3 sets which is straight sets win or could go to 5 sets before there is a winner. If there is no clear winner after 5 sets or the scores are tied after 5 sets the match is tied. To break the tie a single arrow shoot off is used. For a single arrow shoot off each archer shoots one arrow and the archer with the highest score or if the same score closest to the middle wins the match.
A basic handicap system will be used to allow recurve and compound archers to compete against each other.
All Archers shooting matchplay must be a member of an Archery Australia or 3DAAA affiliated club.