Recurve 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 recurve 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
283
511
698
913
1065
1146
Hereford / Bristol I
477
723
884
Bristol II
695
911
Bristol III
860
Bristol IV
Bristol V
St George
265
442
575
721
Albion
412
590
700
Windsor
563
713
Short Windsor
685
Junior Windsor
Short Junior Windsor
New Western
159
313
443
593
Long Western
300
468
579
Western
445
595
Short Western
556
Junior Western
Short Junior Western
American
469
594
St Nicholas
New National
106
217
315
432
Long National
202
330
418
National
319
436
Short National
403
Junior National
Short Junior National
New Warwick
79
156
Long Warwick
150
234
Warwick
222
297
Short Warwick
278
Junior Warwick
Short Junior Warwick

 

ArcheryGB Ladies Imperial 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
York
142
308
511
786
977
1080
Hereford / Bristol I
280
508
723
952
1091
1165
Bristol II
473
725
911
Bristol III
663
884
Bristol IV
869
Bristol V
St George
142
286
442
635
Albion
257
435
590
746
Windsor
402
584
713
Short Windsor
550
701
Junior Windsor
702
Short Junior Windsor
New Western
72
175
313
504
Long Western
168
321
468
626
Western
292
466
595
Short Western
418
573
Junior Western
559
Short Junior Western
American
335
487
594
St Nicholas
480
New National
47
118
217
362
Long National
109
218
330
455
National
205
336
436
Short National
296
417
Junior National
401
Short Junior National
New Warwick
36
88
Long Warwick
84
160
Warwick
146
233
Short Warwick
209
287
Junior Warwick
279
Short Junior Warwick

 

ArcheryGB Gents Metric 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
Metric 1
571
817
973
Metric 2
707
935
Metric 3
918
Metric 4
Metric 5
Long Metric (Gents)
146
275
378
490
Long Metric (Ladies) /
Long Metric 1
236
377
465
Long Metric 2
322
449
Long Metric 3
416
Long Metric 4
Long Metric 5
Short Metric 1
334
Short Metric 2
Short Metric 3
Short Metric 4
Short Metric 5

 

ArcheryGB Ladies Metric 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
Metric 1
364
602
817
1037
1169
1242
Metric 2
480
738
935
Metric 3
721
942
Metric 4
984
Metric 5
Long Metric (Gents)
69
161
275
424
Long Metric (Ladies) /
Long Metric 1
127
254
377
501
Long Metric 2
200
339
449
Long Metric 3
301
431
Long Metric 4
418
Long Metric 5
Short Metric 1
237
348
Short Metric 2
280
Short Metric 3
Short Metric 4
Short Metric 5

 

World Archery Gents Metric 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
WA 1440 (Gents)
481
716
885
1065
1190
1259
WA 1440 (Ladies)
571
817
973
WA 1440 (Cadet Ladies)
707
935
WA 900
461
603
WA 70m
197
340
437
WA 60m
275
413
WA 50m (80cm face)
225
WA Standard Bow
459

 

World Archery Ladies Metric 3rd
2nd
1st BM MB
GMB
WA 1440 (Gents)
305
509
716
959
1118
1203
WA 1440 (Ladies)
364
602
817
1037
1169
1242
WA 1440 (Cadet Ladies)
480
738
935
WA 900
316
481
603
WA 70m
98
214
340
477
WA 60m
156
293
413
WA 50m (80cm face)
129
240
WA Standard Bow
361
472