Longbow 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 longbow 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
46
89
142
236
362
450
Hereford / Bristol I
110
192
280
Bristol II
225
353
Bristol III
388
Bristol IV
Bristol V
St George
50
92
142
226
Albion
108
181
257
Windsor
206
310
Short Windsor
349
Junior Windsor
Short Junior Windsor
New Western
20
42
72
129
Long Western
61
111
168
Western
129
211
Short Western
229
Junior Western
Short Junior Western
American
172
258
St Nicholas
New National
13
27
47
86
Long National
38
71
109
National
88
146
Short National
156
Junior National
Short Junior National
New Warwick
10
21
Long Warwick
31
56
Warwick
65
106
Short Warwick
114
Junior Warwick
Short Junior Warwick

 

ArcheryGB Ladies Imperial 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
York
14
53
78
142
194
259
Hereford / Bristol I
39
124
173
280
359
447
Bristol II
92
248
325
Bristol III
194
417
Bristol IV
390
Bristol V
St George
16
57
82
142
Albion
40
121
165
257
Windsor
89
225
287
Short Windsor
189
371
Junior Windsor
367
Short Junior Windsor
New Western
6
24
37
72
Long Western
20
69
99
168
Western
49
144
193
Short Western
103
248
Junior Western
219
Short Junior Western
American
74
188
240
St Nicholas
182
New National
3
15
24
47
Long National
12
43
63
109
National
32
98
133
Short National
68
170
Junior National
145
Short Junior National
New Warwick
3
12
Long Warwick
10
35
Warwick
24
72
Short Warwick
52
124
Junior Warwick
110
Short Junior Warwick

 

ArcheryGB Gents Metric 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
Metric 1
171
266
364
Metric 2
234
360
Metric 3
446
Metric 4
Metric 5
Long Metric (Gents)
20
41
69
120
Long Metric (Ladies) /
Long Metric 1
44
82
127
Long Metric 2
81
140
Long Metric 3
153
Long Metric 4
Long Metric 5
Short Metric 1
127
Short Metric 2
Short Metric 3
Short Metric 4
Short Metric 5

 

ArcheryGB Ladies Metric 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
Metric 1
74
187
245
364
448
453
Metric 2
101
256
332
Metric 3
245
475
Metric 4
537
Metric 5
Long Metric (Gents)
6
24
36
69
Long Metric (Ladies) /
Long Metric 1
13
50
73
127
Long Metric 2
29
91
126
Long Metric 3
64
167
Long Metric 4
146
Long Metric 5
Short Metric 1
60
138
Short Metric 2
72
Short Metric 3
Short Metric 4
Short Metric 5

 

World Archery Gents Metric 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
WA 1440 (Gents)
147
226
305
426
567
656
WA 1440 (Ladies)
171
266
364
WA 1440 (Cadet Ladies)
234
360
WA 900
151
236
WA 70m
31
61
98
WA 60m
57
103
153
WA 50m (80cm face)
50

 

World Archery Ladies Metric 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
WA 1440 (Gents)
66
161
207
305
375
453
WA 1440 (Ladies)
74
187
245
364
448
539
WA 1440 (Cadet Ladies)
101
256
332
WA 900
61
166
217
WA 70m
9
35
53
98
WA 60m
18
64
92
WA 50m (80cm face)
17
56