Barebow Classifications

Archery Classifications may be gained and Archery GB produces classification tables for both Imperial and Metric rounds. These tables define score levels for each round which denote a corresponding skill level that archers can achieve.

There are 6 classification levels: 3rd Class, 2nd Class, 1st Class, Bowman (BM), Master Bowman (MB) and Grand Master Bowman (GMB). The highest two, Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman, can only be obtained from scores shot at record status competitions. Achieving Bowman puts you in the top 15% of UK archers, Master Bowman in the top 4% and Grand Master Bowman in the top 1%.

You will need to shoot 3 scores at a particular level to be awarded that classification. Once you attain a certain classification, you can never go back and claim a lower classification. You can hold different classifications for different bow types.

The tables for achieving classifications for barebow rounds (Ladies/Gents), showing the required scores for each round to achieve a set level, are set out below (Updated April 2014):

 

ArcheryGB Gents Imperial 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
York
69
158
335
543
668
813
Hereford / Bristol I
155
306
539
Bristol II
298
505
Bristol III
477
Bristol IV
Bristol V
St George
73
157
307
465
Albion
149
278
458
Windsor
266
426
Short Windsor
416
Junior Windsor
Short Junior Windsor
New Western
32
81
193
334
Long Western
89
185
342
Western
176
314
Short Western
289
Junior Western
Short Junior Western
American
222
355
St Nicholas
New National
20
53
130
233
Long National
56
121
234
National
121
221
Short National
200
Junior National
Short Junior National
New Warwick
16
41
Long Warwick
44
92
Warwick
88
157
Short Warwick
145
Junior Warwick
Short Junior Warwick

 

ArcheryGB Ladies Imperial 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
York
26
69
158
308
480
543
Hereford / Bristol I
67
155
306
508
693
752
Bristol II
148
298
505
Bristol III
282
477
Bristol IV
502
Bristol V
St George
29
73
157
286
Albion
67
149
278
435
Windsor
140
266
426
Short Windsor
263
416
Junior Windsor
451
Short Junior Windsor
New Western
11
32
81
175
Long Western
36
89
185
321
Western
81
176
314
Short Western
158
289
Junior Western
298
Short Junior Western
American
116
222
355
St Nicholas
249
New National
7
20
53
118
Long National
22
56
121
218
National
55
121
221
Short National
106
200
Junior National
201
Short Junior National
New Warwick
5
16
Long Warwick
18
44
Warwick
41
88
Short Warwick
79
145
Junior Warwick
149
Short Junior Warwick

 

ArcheryGB Gents Metric 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
Metric 1
224
391
634
Metric 2
306
512
Metric 3
536
Metric 4
Metric 5
Long Metric (Gents)
31
77
175
293
Long Metric (Ladies) /
Long Metric 1
64
141
272
Long Metric 2
114
217
Long Metric 3
198
Long Metric 4
Long Metric 5
Short Metric 1
160
Short Metric 2
Short Metric 3
Short Metric 4
Short Metric 5

 

ArcheryGB Ladies Metric 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
Metric 1
114
224
391
602
788
845
Metric 2
157
306
512
Metric 3
338
536
Metric 4
645
Metric 5
Long Metric (Gents)
11
31
77
161
Long Metric (Ladies) /
Long Metric 1
25
64
141
254
Long Metric 2
50
114
217
Long Metric 3
102
198
Long Metric 4
205
Long Metric 5
Short Metric 1
90
160
Short Metric 2
108
Short Metric 3
Short Metric 4
Short Metric 5

 

World Archery Gents Metric 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
WA 1440 (Gents)
191
328
538
745
858
982
WA 1440 (Ladies)
224
391
634
WA 1440 (Cadet Ladies)
306
512
WA 900
199
337
WA 70m
47
110
232
WA 60m
82
172
312
WA 50m (80cm face)
70

 

World Archery Ladies Metric 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
WA 1440 (Gents)
101
191
328
509
686
745
WA 1440 (Ladies)
114
224
391
602
788
845
WA 1440 (Cadet Ladies)
157
306
512
WA 900
99
199
337
WA 70m
17
47
110
214
WA 60m
33
82
172
WA 50m (80cm face)
30
70