History of the Archery Match
February 1956: The President of the Robin Hood Festival Association of
Sherwood, Oregon issued a challenge to the yeomen of Nottingham, England.
The archers would come from the entire Northwestern part of the United States.
In order to cement their bond with the people of Nottingham, England,
Sherwood sent 50 redwood oak trees as a living memorial.
March 1956: England accepts the challenge and immediately starts working
out the details. The rounds they will shoot are a double American 810. Each
round will be 90 arrows at the distance of 60, 50 and 40 yards, and will follow the
F.I.T.A. equipment rules
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