3D Target Scoring
14 points: 14 ring located to the upper right of the vital area; this is used during the ASA Professional Shoot Down.
12 points: 12 rings inside the 10 ring, located above and below the 11 ring; the 12 rings are used during ASA competitions; most archers shoot the lower 12 ring but may call the upper 12 ring before shooting.
11 points: 11 ring or “X” ring centered inside the 10 ring; this ring is only used in IBO competitions.
10 points: 10 ring or heart
8 points: vital area
5 points: body
0 points: miss
Terms to Know
Even: In 3D archery, scoring 10 points on a target is like a par in golf. If an archer shoots 20 targets in a round and scores 200 points, they have “shot even.”
Points Up: If a 3D archer shoots 20 targets in a round and scores 206 points, they have shot “6 points up.”
Points Down: If a 3D archer shoots 20 targets in a round and scores 194 points, they have shot “6 points down.”
Pulling the Line: Scoring 3D targets is based on an arrow touching any part of the outside of the line for the next highest score. “Pulling the line” is when an arrow hits inside the 10-ring right up against the 12-ring line, and the arrow pulls in the foam target so the 12-ring line touches the arrow shaft.