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Classification tables are produced by Archery GB and are intended to show what skill level has been achieved by the archer. The use of classifications up to the Bowman standard is optional and handled by the archery club administration. At Master Bowman, or equivalent, and above, the classification is approved by Archery GB.

Tables for both Imperial and Metric rounds exist for both genders. These tables define score levels for each round which denote a corresponding skill level that archers can achieve.

The six classification levels include 3rd Class, 2nd Class, 1st Class, Bowman (BM), Master Bowman (MB) and Grand Master Bowman (GMB). Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman can only be obtained from scores shot at record status competitions.

To give you a real idea of the level of achievement when reaching the top three levels in the UK;

To achieve any level you will need to shoot 3 scores sufficient enough to be awarded the classification. You cannot claim a lower classification than you have already been awarded, although you can hold different classifications for different bow styles.

 

Gents Recurve Classifications

  Round   Third Class   Second Class   First Class   Bowman   Master Bowman   Grand Master Bowman
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      

Ladies Recurve Classifications 

  Round   Third Class   Second Class   First Class   Bowman   Master Bowman   Grand Master Bowman
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      

Gents Compound Classifications

  Round   Third Class   Second Class   First Class   Bowman   Master Bowman   Grand Master Bowman
York 574 865 996 1134 1206 1249
Hereford / Bristol I 780 1010 1105      
Bristol II 955 1119        
Bristol III 1060          
Bristol IV            
Bristol V            
St George 487 689 777 870    
Albion 629 785 849      
Windsor 743 856        
Short Windsor 820          
Junior Windsor            
Short Junior Windsor            
New Western 356 560 652 748    
Long Western 508 666 731      
Western 625 739        

 Ladies Compound Classifications

  Round   Third Class   Second Class   First Class   Bowman   Master Bowman   Grand Master Bowman
York 335 543 865 1049 1157 1214
Hereford / Bristol I 539 752 1010 1143 1220 1259
Bristol II 754 933 1119      
Bristol III 908 1044        
Bristol IV 1050          
Bristol V            
St George 307 465 689 812    
Albion 458 610 785 875    
Windsor 605 728 856      
Short Windsor 717 809        
Junior Windsor 820          
Short Junior Windsor            
New Western 193 334 560 689    
Long Western 342 488 666 787    
Western 486 610 739      

Gents Barebow Classifications 

  Round   Third Class   Second Class   First Class   Bowman   Master Bowman   Grand Master Bowman
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         

Ladies Barebow Classifications 

  Round   Third Class   Second Class   First Class   Bowman   Master Bowman   Grand Master Bowman
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      

Gents Longbow Classifications 

  Round   Third Class   Second Class   First Class   Bowman   Master Bowman   Grand Master Bowman
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        

Ladies Longbow Classifications 

  Round   Third Class   Second Class   First Class   Bowman   Master Bowman   Grand Master Bowman
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      

Indoor Classifications 

  Gender   Bow Style   Round   A   B   C   D   E F G H
Gents & Junior Boys Recurve Portsmouth 592 582 554 505 432 315 195 139
Gents & Junior Boys Recurve Bray I 288 279 258 221 168 100 53 36
Gents & Junior Boys Recurve Bray II 291 284 267 235 188 119 63 41
Gents & Junior Boys Recurve Worcester 298 293 273 237 184 114 61 41
Gents & Junior Boys Recurve WA 18m (full size) 576 560 518 446 340 205 109 74
Gents & Junior Boys Recurve WA 25m (full size) 578 562 523 454 350 208 102 65
Gents & Junior Boys Recurve WA Combined (full size) 1155 1122 1041 900 690 413 211 139
Gents & Junior Boys Recurve WA 18m (triple spot) 576 560 516 410 254 124 58 38
Gents & Junior Boys Recurve WA 25m (triple spot) 578 562 522 425 266 125 54 33
Gents & Junior Boys Recurve WA Combined (triple spot) 1155 1122 1039 836 521 248 112 71
Gents & Junior Boys Recurve Stafford 699 682 639 563 444 266 125 76
Gents & Junior Boys Recurve Vegas 576 560 516 410 254 124 58 38
Ladies & Junior Girls Recurve Portsmouth 582 569 534 479 380 255 139 93
Ladies & Junior Girls Recurve Bray I 279 270 243 202 134 74 36 23
Ladies & Junior Girls Recurve Bray II 284 276 254 218 156 89 41 25
Ladies & Junior Girls Recurve Worcester 293 285 259 218 150 85 41 27
Ladies & Junior Girls Recurve WA 18m (full size) 560 541 489 407 274 153 74 48
Ladies & Junior Girls Recurve WA 25m (full size) 562 545 496 417 281 150 65 39
Ladies & Junior Girls Recurve WA Combined (full size) 1122 1086 985 824 555 304 139 86
Ladies & Junior Girls Recurve WA 18m (triple spot) 560 541 479 347 182 86 38 24
Ladies & Junior Girls Recurve WA 25m (triple spot) 562 545 489 363 189 84 33 19
Ladies & Junior Girls Recurve WA Combined (triple spot) 1122 1086 968 711 370 170 71 43
Ladies & Junior Girls Recurve Stafford 682 663 609 521 360 190 76 43
Ladies & Junior Girls Recurve Vegas 560 541 479 347 182 86 38 24
Gents & Junior Boys Compound Portsmouth 581 570 554 529 484 396 279 206
Gents & Junior Boys Compound Bray I 284 279 268 246 210 148 86 58
Gents & Junior Boys Compound Bray II 284 279 269 249 215 152 86 55
Gents & Junior Boys Compound Worcester 300 299 289 264 226 162 96 65
Gents & Junior Boys Compound WA 18m (full size) 568 558 537 493 420 295 173 117
Gents & Junior Boys Compound WA 25m (full size) 568 558 539 498 429 304 172 111