Handicaps and classifications are a good way to track your progress through
the sport as you move from one round type to another. They also provide a
reference for comparing archers who have not necessarily shot together before,
and some competitions may refer to them for qualifications.
Head on over to the internal awards and the external awards pages to see what other awards you can work towards!
The following scores are licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence to Jack Atkinson and CUB:
Indoor classifications recognise substained performance over the indoor season. They
run from H up to A and are awarded for three witnessed scores achieved within
one indoor season (starts 1st July).
The scores do not need to be achieved concurrently, but must come from the same
season and be shot on witnessed rounds, including target days or official
competitions, though the identity of the rounds can vary. Only one badge can be
claimed per three rounds shot, though badges can be back-claimed. Multiple
badges can be claimed per indoor season. Once achieved, a classification lasts for the
duration of the subsequent indoor season during which it must be renewed.
In addition to the scores provided by ArcheryGB for compound and recurve we
provide what we believe to be equivalent scores for both barebow and longbow.
These are calculated through a careful process in the same way as the CUB badge
The outdoor classification scheme is provided by ArcheryGB, and recognises an archer’s
substained performance over the outdoor season. They are awarded for 3 witnessed scores
achieved within one outdoor season (calendar year).
The following classifications are administered by AGB and can be claimed from them.
Handicaps provide archers with a great way to monitor both overall progress and performance over the season, and can be calculated for both indoors and outdoors. They also allow all archers to compete as equals by providing an allowance for each round.
By monitoring all officially scored rounds from competitions over a season you can calculate, track, and improve your handicap. It is important that you use every score to get a true reflection of your shooting and progress.
If you wish to take part in the handicap scheme please contact the club records officer.