Bowmen of Skelmersdale
Classifications

GNAS Target Archery Classifications

As your handicap improves so does your classification, although the rules are slightly different. While shooting a good score may reduce your current handicap it will not necessarily affect your classification as only certain rounds will qualify. As a beginner almost any round you shoot will count towards a classification if your scores are high enough, but as you progress through the grades fewer of the outdoor rounds qualify. A classification is only valid for one year following the year in which it was attained. To maintain a classification, qualifying scores have to be made each year. Note that the qualifying year for indoor classifications starts on 1 July.

Outdoor Archery Classifications

By default a novice archer is classed as Archer. Successive classifications that can be awarded are 3rd class, 2nd class, 1st class, Bowman, Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman. These classifications (apart from GMB) are also awarded to juniors but there are separate qualifying scores for each age group. When a junior moves to a new age group his/her classification will be be recalculated based on the three best qualifying rounds from the previous 12 months.

Outdoor Classifications can be awarded in each of 5 disciplines; Compound, Recurve, Recurve Barebow, Longbow and FITA Standard Bow (for the FITA Standard Round only). An archer may hold classifications in all disciplines

For recurve archers, scores and qualifying rounds are shown on the appropriate pages in the GNAS Awards section. The full lists are in section SAP 7 of the GNAS Rules of Shooting.

To qualify for a classification you must shoot 3 qualifying rounds under GNAS rules in a single calendar year at a tournament or club target day. For Master Bowman or Grand Master Bowman they must be shot at meetings held by FITA, FITA members or GNAS, or at National Record Status Meetings.

Indoor Classifications

The indoor classifications start at H and progress through G, F, E, D, C and B to A. There are only two disciplines; recurve and compound. There are separate qualifying scores for Gentlemen and Ladies but no separate scores for juniors. To qualify for a classification you must shoot 3 qualifying rounds under GNAS rules in an indoor year (1 July - 30 June) at a tournament or club target day.

 

      Recurve Bows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full size face

Triple faces

 

Bray

I

Bray

II

Portsmouth

Stafford

Worcester

FITA 18

FITA 25

Combined FITA

FITA 18 or Vagas

FITA 25

Combined FITA

LADIES Senior and Junior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

279

284

582

682

293

560

562

1122

560

562

1122

B

270

276

569

663

285

541

545

1086

541

545

1086

C

243

254

534

609

259

489

496

985

479

498

968

D

202

218

479

521

218

407

417

824

347

363

711

E

134

156

380

360

150

274

281

555

182

189

370

F

74

89

255

190

85

153

150

304

86

84

170

G

36

41

139

76

41

74

65

139

38

33

71

H

23

25

93

43

27

48

39

86

24

19

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENTLEMEN Senior and Junior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

288

291

592

699

298

576

578

1155

576

578

1155

B

279

284

582

682

293

560

562

1122

560

562

1122

C

258

267

554

639

273

518

523

1041

516

522

1039

D

221

235

505

563

237

446

454

900

410

425

836

E

168

188

432

444

184

340

350

690

254

266

521

F

100

119

315

266

114

205

208

413

124

125

248

G

53

63

195

125

61

109

102

211

58

54

112

H

36

41

139

76

41

74

65

139

38

33

71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Compound Bows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full size face

Triple faces

 

Bray

I

Bray

II

Portsmouth

Stafford

Worcester

FITA 18

FITA 25

Combined FITA

FITA 18 or Vagas

FITA 25

Combined FITA

LADIES Senior and Junior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

279

281

570

672

299

558

558

1116

558

558

1116

B

274

277

562

663

296

549

550

1099

549

550

1099

C

259

265

544

636

279

520

523

1043

519

523

1042

D

229

241

509

577

247

461

468

929

438

451

889

E

182

201

449

477

200

368

379

747

292

306

598

F

117

137

347

312

132

238

243

482

150

154

304

G

57

68

206

136

65

117

111

227

63

59

122

H

42

49

160

93

49

87

78

165

45

40

85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENTLEMEN Senior and Junior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

284

284

581

684

300

568

568

1136

568

568

1136

B

279

279

570

672

299

558

558

1116

558

558

1116

C

268

269

554

652

289

537

539

1075

537

539

1075

D

246

249

529

609

264

493

498

991

486

494

980

E

210

215

484

534

226

420

429

850

370

386

757

F

148

152

396

388

162

295

304

599

203

212

415

G

86

86

279

218

96

173

172

345

100

98

198

H

58

55

206

136

65

117

111

227

63

59

122

Outdoor Classification Tables

Ladies Recurve

Metric

Imperial

Ladies Compound

Metric

Imperial

Ladies Longbow

Metric

Imperial

Ladies Barebow

Metric

Imperial

Gentlemen Recurve

Metric

Imperial

Gentlemen Compound

Metric

Imperial

Gentlemen Longbow

Metric

Imperial

Gentlemen Barebow

Metric

Imperial