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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.

The different award claim forms are available to download below :

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 AWARD FITA
(Gents)
FITA
(Ladies)
Metric
II
Metric
III
Metric
IV
Metric
V
York Hereford or Bristol I Bristol II Bristol III Bristol IV Bristol V
Junior Gentlemen
U/16 
 Recurve 959 1037 1115 786 952 1078
Compound 1118 1169 1223 977 1091 1176
Junior Ladies
U/16
Recurve 716 817 935 1087 511 723 911 1028
Compound 935 1016 1099 1205 757 930 1063 1142

 

BLUE AWARD FITA
(Gents)
FITA
(Ladies)
Metric
II
Metric
III
Metric
IV
Metric
V
York Hereford or Bristol I Bristol II Bristol III Bristol IV Bristol V
 Junior Gentlemen
U/14
 Recurve 686 788 909 1069 480 693 887 1010
 Compound 911 995 1018 1192 728 908 1047 1130  –
 Junior Ladies
U/14
 Recurve 481 571 707 918 118 283 477 695 860 1016
 Compound 716 817 935 1087 1228 511 723 911 1028 1134

 

BLACK AWARD FITA
(Gents)
FITA
(Ladies)
Metric
II
Metric
III
Metric
IV
Metric
V
York Hereford or Bristol I Bristol II Bristol III Bristol IV
Junior Gentlemen
U/12
 Recurve 351 419 544 781 1026 175 332 537 723 916
Compound 538 634 769 966 1150 335 539 754 908 1050
 Junior Ladies
U/12
 Recurve 305 364 480 721 984 1133 142 280 473 663 869
Compound 481 571 707 918 1118 1226 283 477 695 860 1016

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 Colour White Black Blue Red Gold Purple
Compound and recurve score 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1250
Longbow score 225 300 375 450 525 600

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 Colour White Black Blue Red Gold
115 points from hits on a target face at the following distances 10m 14m 18m 22m 26m

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 Colour Red Gold
12 hits on a target face at the following distances 6m 8m

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 colour Star only Black Blue Red Gold Purple
Score from appropriate FITA round for age group 1000 1100 1200 1300 1350 1400

 

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.

Round White Black Blue Red Gold Purple
WA 60m 500 550 600 650 675 700

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 17 (‘cadets’) shooting a cadet round. Badges for recurve archers are shield shaped, while badges for compound archers are round.

Badge Colour White Black Blue Red Gold Purple
Compound score 1000 1100 1200 1300 1350 1400
Recurve score 1000 1100 1200 1300 1350 1400

WA Target

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

Round White Black Blue Red Gold Purple
WA 70m 500 550 600 650 675 700
WA 900 750 800 830 860 875 890
25m Indoor 500 525 550 575 585 595
18m Indoor 500 525 550 575 585 595
WA 50m Compound 500 550 600 650 675 700

Documents

Target Archery – Master & Grand Master Bowmen Claim Form
Field – Master Bowmen and Grand Master Claim Form

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