International Sports Blowgun Competition Rule
       International Fukiyado Association IFA Rule
       Nov.23 1998 (Revised Aug.25.2006)

A.Point game rule

(1) The half diameters of target circle are 3,6,9 cm and the points are
  7,5,3 from the center circle.

(2) The height of the target center is 160 cm(5.2feet).
(3) The shooting line is 10 meters(33 feet or 11 yard)for men and ladies
  away from the target.

(4) The player shoots 5 darts in one round.One competition is 6 round.
(5) One round is 3 minutes,if he can't shoot 5 darts within the time the
  points beyond the time is not counted.
  The total time of 6 rounds is within 25 minutes that includes the
  checking time by the marker.
(6) After the shootings the marker checks the darts and records the points,
  then the player can pull darts off from the target mat.
(7) The pipe is 120 cm(47.2 inches) long or shorter . The pipe caliber is free.
  Basic pipe is 13 mm caliber (51 Caliber).Basic dart is about 21 cm
  (8.2 inches),weighs
0.8 gr.
  Pipe accesary and any type of dart are available.
   Foreigner who visited Japan to join the competition can use the pipe 48 inch
 (121.92cm) long.   (080416)
  The weight of pipe is free.The weight and the length of dart are free.(020829) 
(8) When darts hit the circle line the point of heigher point zone is counted.
(9) When the player blew or dropped the dart which he can retrieve by the pipe
  whithen the shooting line he can blow it again.Only the second point is recorded.
   If he cann't retrieve the dart the point is counted as zero.
(10) When total of score becomes tie,the one whose high score is many is designated
   as higher rank..
(11) 15 minuits before the competition players can try to shoot three darts.
(12) Other problems should be talked and solved by operator,representatives and players.
(13) Rule of field match is written in another page.
(14) At the competition smoking is not allowed.
(15) When the player blew 6 darts in one round.One of the hightest point of darts is
   cut off from the total points.(981215)

(16) The height of target center is 125 cm heigh for the shooter who shoots sitting on
   wheelchair.(Revised 060528)
(17) The dart rebouned from target,player can shoot one more.(011123)
(18) When player shot 2 cone darts together by mistake,it is regarded as one dart.
   Wire and bamboo darts are not regarded as one dart.(010517 060817)

(19) In case of tie,blowing 3 darts,it decides victory or defeat.(020708)
(20) It is recommended to fix wire ring target on sponge backstop at official competiton.

B. Step Rank Recognition

colour Points IFA rank JSFA rank
60-74 3 kyu 50 points by 10 darts at 5 m
75-89 2 kyu 75 points by 15 darts at 6 m
90-104 Shokyu(1kyu) 100 points by 20 darts at 7 m
105-119 Shodan(1dan) 100 points by 20 darts at 8 m
Iron 120-149 (2 dan) 150 and more at 9 m 
Bronze 150-161 (3 dan) 3 dan
Silver 162-174 (4 dan) 4 dan
Gold 175-185 (5 dan) 174 and more
JSFA (6 dan) 3 golds in 3 years,one of them is 186 and more 
Titanium 186-193 (6 dan)
Platinium 194-201 (7 dan)
Diamond 202-209 (8 dan)
210 Perfect 210 l
:◎Old IFA master (6 dan)* is abolished.
  *Those who marked Gold(5 dan)for three times in a year.(Nov.27 2001)
  Titanium,Platinium,Diamond are added according to the international rule.
  (060828)   (Revised on 031101. 060825)

Cited from"Sports blwogun health methode" P.190 was published on Dec.15 1995
Auther Dr.Hironori Higuchi & Dr.Masayuki Hayashi. This book is not sold now.
The revised "The new sports blwogun health methode" P.189 published on Jan
20. 1999 Auther Dr.Masayuki Hayashi.There written shooting distanc is 8m or 10m.
Both books are published by Bunbunshobo 2-10-8 Ginza Tokyo Phone 03-5550-6134

C. Continual hit record rule
1.Continual hit record means that the the arrows hit continuing in circle 7 points.
 At last round when 5 these darts entirely hit to the 7 points,player continue to
   shoot until he hits other than 7 points.
   EX:  R1   R2   R3   R4   R5   R6
     03030 03030 03030 03030 03030 77777 7770
     His point record : 3 x 10 + 7 x 8 = 85 
     Continual hit record : 8 darts                     (040929)

D.Long distance game rule
The rule is made by Mr.Kiyoshi Aoyagi chairman of JSFA
1.The center of 24 cm in diameter target circle is set at 160 cm above the floor.
2.The player shoots three paper cones for one round.
3.He begins the shooting from 20 meter.When one or more darts hit  the target he can 
 shoot another three darts at more far distance.
4.JSFA allows to use only 120 cm pipe and paper cones.           (060715)

E.Matchbox Dropping Rule                       Sep.19 2000

1. At first hang 2 hard sponge matchbox size targets3.5 X 5.5 cm(1.38 X2.17 in)
   by fishing line in right and left on the sponge mat.Total matchbox targets  are
 10.The hight is 160 cm(4.8 feets).
 Shooting line is 10 meter(11 yard) away from target.
2. Make a ring by the line and hang it by U type pin on the sponge mat.
3. The dart which scratched the target and turned over the match is
4. When the dart which rebounced after hitting target is effective.
5. When dart hit the target but target did not drop.The dart is effective.
6. When the dart rebounced and it was unclear whether it hit the target or not.
   The second shooting is counted.
7. Entrant can chose the first matchbox which he shoots.
8. Entrant can aim the next matchbox after the first matchbox was dropped.
9. When dart enclosed the matchbox target and prevents dropping.,
   player can pull darts off with approval of marker.
10. Entrant can stop shooting anytime if he gave up.
  Entrant must stop shooting when time passed over limitted time (40 minuites)
11. Entrant can clean the inside of pipe whenever he wants.
12. After marker recognized the number of darts,entrant can pull darts
    off from sponge mat.
13. They must follw to the point game rule in other problems

F.Sports Blowgun Field Competition Rule

1.One group is consisted of four players,they shoot the targets going around the
 A,B,C,D spots.
2.At the 3 spots there are 4 targets,the player shoots 4 darts to a target.
 He shoots 16 darts at each spot.
 Distance of 4 targets are 9 m at A,11 m at B,13 m at C and one target 15 m at D.

Spot Distance Target Dart Total
 A  9m  4  4  16
 B  11m  4  4   16
 C  13m  4  4  16
 D    15m  1  4   4
Total  13  52

3.The order of the shooting is at first A and B,at the next spot C and D shoot first.
4.The place of the targets are desirable as shown in the picture P.102
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