Archery classifications are a great way to gauge your progress in archery and help you to set goals. You must shoot at least three rounds to gain a classification, and there are separate indoor and outdoor classifications for each bow style an archer shoots. Classifications take into account an archer’s, gender, age and bow style.
Outdoor classifications are (the easiest to obtained are listed first) 3rd class, 2nd class, 1st class, Bowman (BM), Master Bowman (MB) and Grand Master Bowman (GMB). Juniors can gain Junior Bowman and Junior Master Bowman instead of Bowman and Master Bowman respectively. You can achieve 3rd, 2nd, 1st classes or BM (Bowman) classification at any club shoot or competition.
You can only qualify for MB (Master Bowmen), JMB (Junior Master Bowman) and GMB (Grand Master Bowman) having submitted 3 scores to Archery GB, from Record Status competitions.
Badges are awarded for all outdoor classifications. To get an idea of the difficulty of getting these classifications they are designed so that the top 1% will get GMB, the top 4% MB and top 15% Bowman.
Indoor classifications are different to the outdoor scheme in that they run from A to H, A being the best. As with outdoor classifications, three qualifying scores are required before a classification can be obtained.
(All claims must be submitted to the Records Officer)
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask any senior member of the club
Below are the links to the rounds and classifications tables for each gender and age group.
There are also links for scoresheets if you require them.