Nov 5, 2023

The November 2023 updates for the outdoor archer score records are now showing in the Members Area.



Archer Classifications


The 'classification' of an archer is another measure of the archer's ability. Classifications apply indoor and outdoors, but are different for each. In January 2023 the Classifications available were updated are now as follows for men, women and juniors: 

Outdoor classifications (lowest to highest)

  • Archer (default)
  • Archer 3rd Class
  • Archer 2nd Class
  • Archer 1st Class
  • Bowman 3rd Class
  • Bowman 2nd Class
  • Bowman 1st Class
  • Master Bowman
  • Grand Master Bowman.
  • Elite Master Bowman

Indoor Classifications (lowest to highest)H, G, F, E, D, C, B and A.

Classifications will be maintained and reviewed by the Records Officer on submission of scores. The Records Officer has the tables that show the scores required for each classification, based on bow type, gender, and qualifying round PDF versions are available by following the links on the Rounds page. To achieve a classification you must score and submit 3 qualifying scores. If in the year you shoot 2 2nd class scores and 10 3rd class scores you will be a 3rd class archer; once you submit another 2nd class score you will then attain 2nd class status. 

Classification Reviews?

For the beginning of the outdoor season 2023 all previous classifications will be removed with the exception of the Master Bowman levels. However, this year is an exception, usually and from January 2024 Classifications do not get reviewed as such at the end of the year - your classification will continue year on year. However, if you then spend the year unable to submit 3 scores of that classification you will be awarded the highest classification for the rounds you did submit.

Qualifying Rounds

Refer to the documents listed on the Rounds page.