What do judges do to help archers during competition?

Judges and tournament officials want to keep the tournament running smoothly so that every archer can shoot their best. Here are a few things that judges can do to help you:

  • Check that the field is arranged correctly
  • Keep the tournament on schedule
  • Make difficult scoring calls for arrows that hit on or near a line
  • Arrange to give you extra time if you have an equipment failure or need an urgent bathroom break
  • Mediate disputes among archers
  • Answer questions about rules