Category: Administration

  • Overview of the New Indoor Handicap and Classification Systems

    Overview of the New Indoor Handicap and Classification Systems

    (Quick links – Full indoor tables here, mobile-friendly tables here, and custom tables here) The indoor classification has been in need of some serious changes for a very long time, and finally, going into the 2023-24 indoor season those changes have been made. The old system was not very inclusive at all. The only categories…

  • Master Bowman Tier Classification Claim Validator

    Master Bowman Tier Classification Claim Validator

    This is just a very short post to announce the release of a new tool on the website to validate claims for Master Bowman, Grand Master Bowman, and Elite Master Bowman classifications. These awards require 36 dozen arrows to be shot at appropriate qualifying levels, depending on your category. This simple tool lets you enter…

  • Beginners Series: Part 1 – Rounds

    Beginners Series: Part 1 – Rounds

    Most of the articles on this site focus on the intricate details of archery data, rules and scoring, but by popular demand, this short series will focus on some of the basics, for archers who are new to the sport. First up is rounds. A round is just a shorthand way of describing what we’re…

  • How to be an Archery Club Records Officer: Part 4 – Outdoor Classifications

    How to be an Archery Club Records Officer: Part 4 – Outdoor Classifications

    Just like the coloured belts in karate, the classification system in UK Archery represents a set of 9 milestones on an archer’s journey for beginner to master. It is the job of the club records officer to track the classification level of each club member. As with all the articles in this series, I would…

  • How to be an Archery Club Records Officer: Part 3 – Handicaps

    How to be an Archery Club Records Officer: Part 3 – Handicaps

    One of the key roles of the records officer is to maintain a list of handicaps for the archers in the club. As with the other articles in this series, I would strongly recommend you use some records management software to do this as it can be quite time consuming to do it manually. However,…

  • When’s the best time of year to run youth archery events in the UK?

    When’s the best time of year to run youth archery events in the UK?

    Recently, someone mentioned to me how hard it was to get the best juniors to attend tournaments in the first few months of the outdoor season, and this immediately set me wondering why that would be. The answer, of course, is obvious – exams. The first months of the UK outdoor season, typically April and…

  • How to be an Archery Club Records Officer: Part 2 – Club Records

    How to be an Archery Club Records Officer: Part 2 – Club Records

    One of the most fundamental duties of a Club Records Officer is to maintain a list of the Club Records. We need to be clear on terminology here though as the word “records” has two different meanings here – This article is all about the second of these, maintaining a list of the clubs best…

  • How to be an Archery Club Records Officer: Part 1 – The Basics

    How to be an Archery Club Records Officer: Part 1 – The Basics

    I get lots of questions from people who are new to the role of Club Records Officer about what the role involves and how to do it, so I thought I’d write it all down into a multi-part guide. This first part will cover the basics of what the role involves, and then subsequent parts…

  • What is in a (round) name? Why one person’s Albion is another’s Long Windsor

    What is in a (round) name? Why one person’s Albion is another’s Long Windsor

    Note: This article previously featured the equivalency of Albions and Long Windsors prominently. After a recent AGB decision, Albion is now the preferred name for all categories of archer, so classification tables now reflect that. For now, both round names are still listed in the Rules of Shooting, but the reference has been removed from…