Outdoor Classifications

The Archery GB Classification and Handicap scheme allows archers of all levels to understand their skill level and progress through the various awards available. From the initial Archer 3rd Class classification, right through to Elite Master Bowman.

Inclusivity is important in our sport and that is why the new update includes new Archer tiers to give beginners a more substantial way to mark their progression through the sport. New archers should typically be able to achieve a classification within their first 1-2 years. Additionally, for the most ambitious in our sport we’ve added an Elite Master Bowman classification, which will be no easy task to achieve in an outdoor season.

Full details of how the Outdoor Classification Scheme works is available on the Archery GB Outdoor Classifications & Handicaps page

To help explain how this works there is a very good video:-

You can download the Classification Tables for each Bow Style using these links:-

Outdoor Classifications Barebow

Outdoor Classification Tables: Compound

Outdoor Classification Tables: Longbow

Outdoor Classification Tables: Recurve


If you have a claim for an Outdoor Classification then please complete this form

    Your name

    Your email

    Bow Style

    Age Classification

    Gender Classification

    Outdoor Classification Applied for

    For Archer Classifications you need scores totalling 12 dozen arrows, shot according to the Archery GB Rules of Shooting.
    These can be at Practice, Club Nights or Competitions.

    The rounds need to include the right minimum distances and you need to exceed the scores shown in the tables.

    For Bowman Classifications you need scores totalling 18 dozen arrows, shot according to the Archery GB Rules of Shooting.

    These should be at Organised events such as Club League Shoots, or Competitions.

    The rounds need to include the right minimum distances distances and you need to exceed the scores shown in the tables.

    The Master Bowman, Grand Master Bowman and Elite Master Bowman Classifications are managed by Archery GB.

    These must be shot at Competitions which have been awarded either UK Record Status or World Record Status and there is a form on the Archery GB Website which you must complete once you have shot the required number of scores at these.

    Score Entry Type

    First Score

    Date

    Round

    Score

    Second Score

    Date

    Round

    Score

    Third Score

    Date

    Round

    Score

    Fourth Score

    Date

    Round

    Score

    Fifth Score

    Date

    Round

    Score

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