Outdoor classification badges

It's fairly simple to get an Archery Classification, all you need to do is score your arrows on a recognised ArcheryGB round. There are many rounds to choose from, starting from 30m up to 100yards (depending on your age and category), so there's always going to be one to suit your ability. The more you score the higher your classification goes. It's as simple as that.

If you want to know what you need to score to get one, just ask the records officer.

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  ARCHER classification   'Archer' classification is the level most people start on. It is the simplest to get with the lowest scores, although still needs a little concentration.  e.g. A Senior Gent Barebow shooting a Short Metric 1 round (3dozen@50m &amp; 3dozen@30m) would need to score 160 out of a possible 720

ARCHER classification

'Archer' classification is the level most people start on. It is the simplest to get with the lowest scores, although still needs a little concentration.

e.g. A Senior Gent Barebow shooting a Short Metric 1 round (3dozen@50m & 3dozen@30m) would need to score 160 out of a possible 720

  3rd CLASS ARCHER classification   '3rd Class' is the next stage. Even with a small jump in scores required to achieve it most people can get this classification within the first year of shooting, provided they do a reasonable amount of regular practice.  e.g. A Senior Lady Recurve shooting a Short Metric 1 round would need to score 237

3rd CLASS ARCHER classification

'3rd Class' is the next stage. Even with a small jump in scores required to achieve it most people can get this classification within the first year of shooting, provided they do a reasonable amount of regular practice.

e.g. A Senior Lady Recurve shooting a Short Metric 1 round would need to score 237

  2nd CLASS ARCHER classification   '2nd Class' is an intermediate classification for archers who have a little experience and might be shooting up to 60m. It takes a little more consistency and concentration but isn't out of reach of most archers.  e.g. A Senior Gent Longbow shooting a WA 60m round would need to score 103

2nd CLASS ARCHER classification

'2nd Class' is an intermediate classification for archers who have a little experience and might be shooting up to 60m. It takes a little more consistency and concentration but isn't out of reach of most archers.

e.g. A Senior Gent Longbow shooting a WA 60m round would need to score 103

 
  1st CLASS ARCHER classification   '1st Class' Classification is where it starts to get tricky. Most good club archers, with plenty of regular practice, will get to 1st class but it's not easy. Only rounds at 60 and 70m (depending on category) are eligible for 1st class classifications.  e.g. A Senior Lady Longbow shooting a WA900 would need to score 217 for 1st class

1st CLASS ARCHER classification

'1st Class' Classification is where it starts to get tricky. Most good club archers, with plenty of regular practice, will get to 1st class but it's not easy. Only rounds at 60 and 70m (depending on category) are eligible for 1st class classifications.

e.g. A Senior Lady Longbow shooting a WA900 would need to score 217 for 1st class

  BOWMAN classification   'Bowman' Classification is one of the higher classifications and more difficult to achieve. Most County level and Welsh team members will definitely be at least Bowman. Bowman is the highest classification that can be achieved at club level.  e.g. A Senior Gent Recurve shooting a Long Metric round (3doz@90m &amp; 3doz@70m) would need to score 490 out of 720

BOWMAN classification

'Bowman' Classification is one of the higher classifications and more difficult to achieve. Most County level and Welsh team members will definitely be at least Bowman. Bowman is the highest classification that can be achieved at club level.

e.g. A Senior Gent Recurve shooting a Long Metric round (3doz@90m & 3doz@70m) would need to score 490 out of 720

        JUNIOR MASTER BOWMAN classification   'Junior Master Bowman' or 'JMB' is the highest classifications you can achieve in archery as a Junior archer under 18 years old. You can only get JMB at top level tournaments and follows the same criteria of the Senior award.

JUNIOR MASTER BOWMAN classification

'Junior Master Bowman' or 'JMB' is the highest classifications you can achieve in archery as a Junior archer under 18 years old. You can only get JMB at top level tournaments and follows the same criteria of the Senior award.

 
  MASTER BOWMAN classification   'Master Bowman' or 'MB' is one of the two highest classifications you can achieve in archery. Most of the Welsh team will be MB. You can only get MB at top level tournaments and is approximately the top 4% of archers in the UK.  e.g. A Senior Lady Recurve shooting a WA1440 round would need to score 1196 out of a possible 1440 points.

MASTER BOWMAN classification

'Master Bowman' or 'MB' is one of the two highest classifications you can achieve in archery. Most of the Welsh team will be MB. You can only get MB at top level tournaments and is approximately the top 4% of archers in the UK.

e.g. A Senior Lady Recurve shooting a WA1440 round would need to score 1196 out of a possible 1440 points.

 
  GRAND MASTER BOWMAN classification   'Grand Master Bowman' or 'GMB' is the most difficult and challenging of classifications to achieve. Only 1% of archers ever do it.  Similar to the MB classification it can only be applied for at top level record status tournaments.  e.g. A Senior Gent Barebow shooting a WA1440 round would need to score 982 points

GRAND MASTER BOWMAN classification

'Grand Master Bowman' or 'GMB' is the most difficult and challenging of classifications to achieve. Only 1% of archers ever do it.

Similar to the MB classification it can only be applied for at top level record status tournaments.

e.g. A Senior Gent Barebow shooting a WA1440 round would need to score 982 points

 

indoor classification badges

Indoor classifications work very similar to the outdoor classification scheme - All you do is shoot and score a few recognised Archery GB rounds (Portsmouth, WA18m or Bray) - Then you get a badge

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More Indoor Classification badges are available from the Welsh Archery Association and are free of charge for WAA affiliated members. You claim them in much the same way as the normal indoor badges - Just shoot and score. There are many levels so any level of expertise should be able to get one no problem.

They come in 6 colours - white / black / blue / red / gold and purple. Each one needing a progressively higher score to achieve.

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