There are a several different forms of ‘competition’ archery but our members, for the most part participate in target archery. It would take many pages to describe the various details of competition target archery, but in simple form, it is shooting at targets set out at designated distances on a flat field. Each arrow that hits the target scores points depending on the colour ring the arrow hits. Each archer shoots the same amount of arrows and the one with the highest score at the end of a predetermined amount of arrows wins. This is the form of archery you would see at the Olympics. – Note: the only bow type allowed in the Olympics is a recurve.
Other popular forms of competition archery include Field and Clout. There is plenty of information online about these types of archery, should you want to find out more.