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Awards, Records & Achievements

We all like to be rewarded for our achievements.

Here you’ll find all you need to know about the various awards that can be gained as your performance progresses.

You can claim for some of the awards via the claim forms below whilst others are achieved through tournaments.

Award Claim Forms:

Arrow award

Progress Award – Badge Awards

Progress Awards – Club Registration

Award Claim – 6 Gold End Badge

Target Archery – Master /Junior  Bowmen

Arrow

U16 juniors may claim Red, Blue or Black Arrow awards.  The colours are relevant to the age group and juniors may shoot for an award in an age group above, but not below their own.  Once a claim for an age group is achieved, a claim for lower awards down to their age group can be made.  Four rounds are required to be shot to make a claim in any calendar year.  At least one must be a WA/Metric round and one must be made at an open competition.

RED AWARDFITA
(Gents)
FITA
(Ladies)
Metric
II
Metric
III
Metric
IV
Metric
V
YorkHereford or Bristol IBristol IIBristol IIIBristol IVBristol V
Junior Gentlemen
U/16 
 Recurve959103711157869521078
Compound11181169122397710911176
Junior Ladies
U/16
Recurve71681793510875117239111028
Compound93510161099120575793010631142

 

BLUE AWARDFITA
(Gents)
FITA
(Ladies)
Metric
II
Metric
III
Metric
IV
Metric
V
YorkHereford or Bristol IBristol IIBristol IIIBristol IVBristol V
 Junior Gentlemen
U/14
 Recurve68678890910694806938871010
 Compound9119951018119272890810471130 –
 Junior Ladies
U/14
 Recurve4815717079181182834776958601016
 Compound7168179351087122851172391110281134

 

BLACK AWARDFITA
(Gents)
FITA
(Ladies)
Metric
II
Metric
III
Metric
IV
Metric
V
YorkHereford or Bristol IBristol IIBristol IIIBristol IV
Junior Gentlemen
U/12
 Recurve3514195447811026175332537723916
Compound53863476996611503355397549081050
 Junior Ladies
U/12
 Recurve3053644807219841133142280473663869
Compound481571707918111812262834776958601016

Handicap Improvement Medal

The National Handicap Scheme is administered by each participating Archery GB club and is open to all members shooting outdoors.  It is awarded by a club to the club member who achieves the greatest handicap improvement over a calendar year.  The holder of the medal usually wears it on Club Target days.  Club Records Officers keep a record of each round shot and therefore any scores achieved at tournaments outside the club, must be submitted to the club Records Officer.  A list of handicap improvement winners is published by Archery GB annually. The medal is loaned to the club and owned by Archery GB.

Junior’s U16 may claim Red, Blue or Black Arrow awards.  The colours are relevant to the age group and juniors may shoot for an award in an age group above, but not below their own.  Once a claim for an age group is achieved, a claim for lower awards down to their age group can be made.  Four rounds are required to be shot to make a claim in any calendar year.  At least one must be a WA/Metric round and one must be made at an open competition.

Indoor Classifications

The defined year for indoor classifications is 1 July to 30 June and applies to recurve and compound archers.  There are no separate classifications for juniors shooting indoors.  Qualifying scores and rounds are in the Shooting Administrative Procedures.

Outdoor Classifications

This is a score based scheme for seniors and juniors, shooting the rounds appropriate to their age.  These are the classifications with Grand Master Bowman being the highest level:

  • Grand Master Bowman
  • Master Bowman
  • Junior Master Bowman
  • Bowman
  • Junior Bowman
  • 1st Class
  • 2nd Class
  • 3rd Class

The best three qualifying scores must be achieved in a calendar year at UK Record Status tournaments, and a claim form plus supporting results sheets submitted to Membership Services by 31 December.  Once an archer gains a classification, a badge is sent to the archer and their title remains for one year after it was gained.  Archers classified as Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman are invited to the UK Masters national event. Claims for Bowman, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class are administered by Archery GB clubs.

The list of scores appropriate to gender, age, round and bowstyle are in the Classification Tables of the Shooting Administrative Procedures.

Progress

Progress Awards are designed to provide beginners and younger archers with awards for developing their archery skills both indoor and outdoor.  The junior age groups are aligned with educational key stages and the scheme can also be used as an adult beginner incentive.  It is open to all archers and is operated by archery clubs, schools and youth groups etc who practice target archery. There is no requirement for recipients to be Archery GB members although many will be.   Claims are made via clubs and organisations registered on the scheme.

Rose

Open to seniors and juniors when shooting at a UK Record Status York, Hereford, Bristols I-V tournament that also has Rose Award status.  Claims are made at the record status tournament and the round shot must be relevant to age group.

Badge ColourWhiteBlackBlueRedGoldPurple
Compound and recurve score8009001000110012001250
Longbow score225300375450525600

Six Gold, Three Gold, Six Clout

Claimed at outdoor competitions for Seniors and Juniors who shoot six arrows, one after another, into the gold during one end with a recurve or compound.  The Three Gold badge is open to archers who shoot three arrows, one after another, into the gold during one end with a longbow.  The Six Clout badge is for six arrows shot one after another, at one end into the Clout i.e. the 5 zone of an Archery GB Clout tournament.  Claims may be made either at a record status tournament or club Target Day.

Tassel

The Tassel award scheme for clout archery is run by Northern Counties Archery Society and open to archers shooting double one-way or two-way Archery GB clout rounds with “Tassel” status.  For more information http://www.ncas.co.uk/clout.html

WA Arrowhead

WA Arrowhead awards is score based and open to seniors and juniors when shooting recurve, barebow or compound at a UK Record Status field tournament that also has Arrowhead Award status.  Claims are made at the record status tournament.

WA Beginners Arrow

These are for beginners over the age of 12. Beginners will be tested on archery scores, skill development and knowledge. Different coloured awards are available depending on the distance to be shot over:

Badge ColourWhiteBlackBlueRedGold
115 points from hits on a target face at the following distances10m14m18m22m26m

WA Beginners Feather

Red and Gold feather awards are available, testing shooting skills across different distances and different knowledge sets. These are designed for beginners under 12 years old and some disabled new archers. It is up to your coach to decide when you are ready for this award, WA does not require proof of age or disability.

Badge ColourRedGold
12 hits on a target face at the following distances6m8m

WA Silver Star

WA Silver Stars.  Badges for recurve archers are shield shaped, while badges for compound archers are round.

WA Silver Star awards are for U17 (Cadet) or 50 or over (Masters) shooting the appropriate Cadet or Masters round and shows a silver Star with coloured silver writing.  These awards can only be claimed at World Record status events.

Badge colourStar onlyBlackBlueRedGoldPurple
Score from appropriate FITA round for age group100011001200130013501400

 

WA Silver Target

WA Silver Target awards are for archers U17 (Cadet) and archers 50 or over (Masters) shooting the appropriate Cadet or Masters 60m round.  The badge is the same colour and shape as the Target badges but has silver coloured writing.  These awards can only be claimed at World Record status events.

RoundWhiteBlackBlueRedGoldPurple
WA 60m500550600650675700

WA Stars

The WA silver star badge can only be gained at a World Record or WA Award Status event shooting a cadet round. The WA Silver Stars are for archers under 16 (‘cadets’) shooting a cadet round. Badges for recurve archers are shield shaped, while badges for compound archers are round.

Badge ColourWhiteBlackBlueRedGoldPurple
Compound score100011001200130013501400
Recurve score100011001200130013501400

WA Target

WA Target awards may be achieved when shooting other WA rounds at World Record Status tournaments.

RoundWhiteBlackBlueRedGoldPurple
WA 10m500550600650675700
WA 900750800830860875890
25m Indoor500525550575585595
10m Indoor500525550575585595
WA 50m Compound500550600650675700

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