Your classification is helpful in indicating where you are in terms of your scoring ability at archery. There are six classification levels: the lowest is third class, then second class, first class, Bowman or Junior Bowman (B), Master Bowman or Junior Master Bowman (MB), and Grand Master Bowman (GMB) at the highest classification level.
You gain your classification by shooting three archery rounds where you achieve the required score in a season, and you will be awarded a badge. In general, the higher the classification, the higher the handicap level required to reach it. Also, the higher level classifications require you to shoot the three rounds that include the longest distances (yards or metres). To achieve MB or GMB you have to shoot the rounds at record status shoots.
You keep your classification for the next season, but must achieve it again to keep it for the following season after that.
Click on the links below to see the scores required for each classification.
|Junior Gents Under 16||Junior Ladies Under 16||Junior Gents Under 14||Junior Ladies Under 14|
|U16 Gents Recurve||U16 Ladies Recurve||U14 Gents Recurve||U14 Ladies Recurve|
|U16 Gents Compound||U16 Ladies Compound||U14 Gents Compound||U14 Ladies Compound|
|U16 Gents Longbow||U16 Ladies Longbow||U14 Gents Longbow||U14 Ladies Longbow|
|U16 Gents Barebow||U16 Ladies Barebow||U14 Gents Barebow||U14 Ladies Barebow|