Awards

HANDICAP

INITIAL ASSESSMENT

A beginner or an Archer not in possession of a handicap will be eligible to receive a handicap after shooting three rounds. The handicap awarded will be equal to the average handicap rating of the three rounds shot.

REDUCTION OF HANDICAP

A handicap is reduced every time an Archer shoots a round to a better standard than their current handicap. It will be reduced to the average of their current handicap and the handicap rating of the better score.

ANNUAL REASSESSMENT

The handicap allocated at the beginning of the year (1st January) will be equal to the average of the handicap rating of the Archers three best scores shot during the previous year.

HANDICAP IMPROVEMENT MEDAL

The medal is awarded, at the AGM, to both the Senior and Junior Archer who has reduced their handicap rating by the largest number of points in one calendar year. To be eligible for the award Archers need to have been members of the club for at least six months prior to the 1st January, and have shot a minimum of eight rounds.

The holder of the medal has to wear it on all club Target and Tournament days. The committee will impose a penalty, of its own choosing, if the medal is not worn.

OUTDOOR TARGET ARCHERY CLASSIFICATIONS

To gain a classification an Archer must shoot three rounds of, or better than, the qualifying scores as laid down by the AGB, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Bowman class can be achieved at club target days. A lapel badge and certificate will be awarded to those Archers who achieve a given classification. Master and Grand Master Classifications can only be achieved at Tournaments.

The qualifying period runs from the 1st January to the 31st December.

A score can be used to gain a lower level classification, if not already achieved. I.e. If you already have two 3rd class scores and enter a 2nd class score, which would give you your 3rd class and also the first part of your 2nd class.

Apart from occasions when juniors become seniors or change age groups the qualification holds for one year immediately following that in which it is gained. If it is not maintained during that year, reclassification shall be on the scores made during the year.

For all current classification tables refer to the notice board in the clubhouse.

INDOOR TARGET ARCHERY CLASSIFICATIONS

In all respects the indoor scheme works the same as the outdoor scheme, the only difference being that classifications are letters, A being the highest and H the lowest. The defined year for indoor classifications is also different being from 1st July to 30th June and applies to recurve and compound archers only. There are no separate classifications for juniors shooting indoors.

FIELD ARCHERY CLASSIFICATIONS

Like indoor target archery the classification scheme for field works the same as the outdoor, except for some important differences as listed below

    • The defined year for Field classifications is a calendar year
    • The scheme applies to the following bow styles
    • Recurve (Freestyle)
    • Recurve Barebow
    • Recurve Traditional
    • Longbow
    • Compound Unlimited
    • Compound Limited
    • Compound Barebow
    • Crossbow
    • American Flatbow
  • Juniors. Only one range of scores are available for all juniors under 18 years of age. Juniors wishing to enter the classification scheme must shoot the full adult distances.

Qualifying Rounds:

    • WA Field round, marked, unmarked and mixed (combination).
    • WA Arrowhead round, marked, unmarked and mixed (combination).
    • National Animal round. For 1st, 2nd and 3rd class only

PROGRESS AWARDS

These are designed to provide both beginners and junior archers with an incentive for developing their archery skills, both indoor and outdoor. The junior age groups are aligned with educational key stages, but it can also be adapted to incentivise beginners as well. The scheme is open to all archers and is operated by the club in conjunction with Archery GB who administer the claims. Claims are made via clubs and organisations registered on the scheme.

Progress Award Claim Form

Club Registration Form

AGB ARROW AWARDS (FOR JUNIORS)

The award is open to all juniors under the age of 16, who may claim Red, Blue or Black Arrow awards. The colours are relevant to the age group. To achieve an award the junior must shoot four rounds in a calendar year, including at least one WA/Metric round. One of the four rounds must also be shot at a Tournament. Juniors may claim an award in a higher age group, but not lower. Only one award can be claimed in any age group.

The awards are: -

Arrow Award Claim Form

ROSE AWARDS

These awards are open to all Archers shooting at a ArcheryGB Record status York/Hereford Rose Tournament. Gentlemen must shoot the York round and Ladies the Hereford round. The awards are for achieving a score equal to or better than those laid down by AGB

The awards are: -

Juniors can also claim similar awards for shooting the same scores, but on a Bristol round appropriate for their age.

These are listed below:-

SIX GOLD & THREE GOLD BADGES

The Six Gold End Badge is for six consecutive arrows shot at one end into the gold zone during outdoor competition with a compound, recurve or longbow.

The award is open to all Archers and may be claimed if shot at a club Target day.

The Three Gold End Badge is for three arrows shot at one end into the gold zone during outdoor competition with a longbow.

Both awards are open to all Archers and may be claimed if shot at a club Target day as well as at an open tournament.

The shortest distances at which the badge can be claimed are: -

All claims for the Badges must be submitted to ArcheryGB Membership Services on the appropriate claim form.

Six Gold Badge Claim Form

TASSEL AWARDS

These awards are open to all Archers shooting at a NCAS recognised Double Clout shoot. The awards are for achieving a score equal to or better than those laid down by NCAS

The awards are: -

AGB Clout

WA/AGB Metric Clout

SIX CLOUT BADGE

The award is for shooting six consecutive arrows, during competition, into the CLOUT. The award is open to all Archers and may be claimed at any WA or AGB metric Tassel award clout tournament.

THREE CLOUT BADGE

The award is for shooting three consecutive arrows, during competition, into the CLOUT. The award is open to Longbow Archers and may be claimed at any WA or AGB metric Tassel

CLOUT CLASSIFICATIONS

To gain a classification an Archer must shoot three rounds of, or better than, the qualifying scores as laid down by the NCAS. Claims for Bowmen, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class in all disciplines will be administered by the club. A lapel badge and certificate will be awarded to those Archers who achieve a given classification. Master and Grand Master Classifications can only be achieved at a Tournament holding Tassel award status.

The qualifying period runs from the 1st January to the 31st December.

A score can be used to gain a lower level classification, if not already achieved. I.e. If you already have two 3rd class scores and enter a 2nd class score, which would give you your 3rd class and also the first part of your 2nd class.

Apart from occasions when juniors become seniors or change age groups the qualification holds for one year immediately following that in which it is gained. If it is not maintained during that year, reclassification shall be on the scores made during the year.

The awards are: -

ONE WAY ENGLISH CLOUT

TWO WAY ENGLISH CLOUT

WA/AGB METRIC CLOUT

ENGLISH ARCHERY FEDERATION ENGLISH CROSS AWARDS

All Archers shooting a WA round, hosted by an English club, can claim these awards. The awards are for achieving a score equal to or better than those laid down by the federation.

The awards are: -

There are also similar awards available from two of the other Home Nations, if you achieve the required score at a tournament recognised by their national association or federation.

These awards are the Thistles for Scotland, Dragons (Indoor) & Daffodils (Outdoors) for Wales.

For further information checkout their websites.

WA BEGINNERS ARROW

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

WA BEGINNERS FEATHER

Only Red and Gold feather awards are available, and to attain these the beginner will be tested on their shooting skills across different distances and their knowledge of different aspects of archery. These are designed for beginners under 12 years old and some disabled beginner 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.

WA STARS

These awards are open to all Archers shooting at a WA Star tournament. The awards are for achieving a score equal to or better than those laid down by WA

The awards are: -

WA SILVER STAR

WA Silver Stars are award badges for both recurve archers, which are shield shaped, and compound archers, which are round.

WA Silver Star awards are only for juniors (under 17) refered to as Cadets, or seniors over the age of 50, refered to as Masters, shooting the appropriate Cadet or Masters round. These awards can only be claimed at World Record status events.

WA SILVER TARGET

Badges are awarded to juniors (under 17) refered to as Cadets, or seniors over the age of 50, refered to as 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.

WA TARGET

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

WA ARROWHEAD BADGE (FIELD)

The WA Arrowhead Badge is open to archers shooting the WA Arrowhead field round at tournaments with WA Award Status. The Award is in the form of a stylised broad arrowhead of the appropriate colour superimposed with the word FITA.

Separate Awards are made to archers shooting the following bowstyles:

  • Recurve Freestyle
  • Recurve Barebow
  • Compound

The scores required for the possible number of targets, and the background colour of the awards are: