A standard 60cm, 5-colour target is used

Each archer has an agreed number of arrows (often 3) to hit the target, starting at 20yds. If unsuccessful the archer is eliminated. Successful archers move back 10 yards, or the target is moved back 10 yards.

The process is repeated until only one archer is left. In the event of a tie, a count-back is used with the archer hitting the target with the earlier of their 6 attempts being victorious.