Here are a few basic rules which should be observed at tournaments and when shooting with other GNAS clubs. Thanks to Nathan Cubitt for providing them, and recent club members for updating them.
- If you arrive at the range and other people are setting it up, then help them complete this first before unpacking your own bow.
- If you wish to shoot on a boss that already has an archer shooting on it, it is polite to ask if they mind you joining them first.
- When pulling arrows, always check that someone else is happy for you to pull their arrows before you do so.
- If pulling arrows, offer to pull everyone's arrows on the target, not just your own.
- If an archer is missing an arrow, all other archers on the boss (and nearby bosses) should help them to look for it - The longer it takes to find, the longer until anyone can shoot.
- If an arrow is taking a long time to find, offer to fetch the metal detector and look in the next end so that others can shoot.
- Do not leave litter.
- Do not talk in a loud voice or do anything that may disturb those who are shooting.
- Remain on the shooting line if an archer in front or behind you you on your target is at full draw.
- Never leave an archer on his/her own on the shooting line.
- Keep spare equipment handy and do not borrow from others without permission.
- Never touch another archer's equipment without permission.
- If an archer damages another's arrow through their own carelessness, they pay for it on the spot.
- When calling scores does so in groups of three, for example, "9-7-7" pause "7-5-3."
- Do not go behind the target to retrieve your arrows before your score has been recorded.
- Do not talk to another competitor who obviously prefers to be silent.
- Never walk up and down the shooting line comparing other scoreboards.
- Thank the target captain at the end of the tournament for keeping the score.