Name: Texas Qabaq
Track required: 90m track, 2-4m diameter
Equipment required: Qabaq pole (approx 25ft tall with a 16" diameter disc at the top. In metric this equals a 7.6m pole with a 40cm diameter disc), 2 metal gongs (of unspecified diameter). Blunts and Flu-Flu arrows
Arrows (blunt & fluflu fletched) may be drawn from a quiver or held in the bow hand.
You may start nocked but an arrow cannot be loosed till you have passed the start line
There is no par time but horse must stay in a canter or gallop.
3pts for hitting a gong (though only if a sound is made by the arrow hitting)
5pts for a qabaq hit when shot before you reach the level of the pole, 7pts if the arrow is released underneath or after the pole.
There is a judge at the Qabak pole who decides whether the rider shot a 5 or a 7. The judge's decision is final, though if in doubt the higher score is awarded.
Developed by: Trey Schlichtling (USA)
Historic aspect: none
Safety notes: Risk of arrow bouncing off the gongs back towards the track
Added to database: December '14