Category: Visualisation

  • Accurate SVG Archery Target Images

    Accurate SVG Archery Target Images

    I often need images of target faces for various projects and presentations, and it’s always frustrating trying to find images that are high-resolution, correctly proportioned, and the correct colours. So, I thought I’d fix this problem by making my own, and sharing them here. For this project, I’m producing the images in Scalable Vector Graphics…

  • 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…

  • Effects of New Age Group Definitions on Records

    Effects of New Age Group Definitions on Records

    As I’ve written about before, in October 2023 ArcheryGB made some quite significant changes to the age groups for target archery in the UK. This included adding some new groups (50+, U21, and U15), and also crucially, changing the definition of how age groups are even defined. So, even for the age groups that don’t…

  • A Graphical Look at the new Classification System

    A Graphical Look at the new Classification System

    The 2023 release of the ArcheryGB classification system is the biggest change for some time. In total, the new system contains 18,479 individual scores across all the different categories and bowstyles, and with that many individual values it’s hard to fully appreciate the structure of the system. Luckily, we don’t need to try and visualise…

  • Understanding the new ArcheryGB Age Groups

    Understanding the new ArcheryGB Age Groups

    In October 2022, ArcheryGB changed the standard age-groups that are used for target archery in the UK. The 5 previous age groups were supplemented by 3 new age groups bringing the total to 8. The addition of the 50+ and Under 21 groups brings the UK in line with the standard World Archery age groups.…