Outdoor Archery Rounds

The following link contains information regarding handicap and classification with tables that allow you to track your progress.

Archery GB Outdoor Classifications & Handicaps 

The Archery GB Classification and Handicap scheme allows archers of all levels to understand their skill level and progress through the various awards available. From the initial Archer 3rd Class classification, right through to Elite Master Bowman.

Outdoor rounds – GNAS (Imperial)

YORK
12 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:-
6 dozen at 100 yards
4 dozen at 80 yards
2 dozen at 60 yards

HEREFORD
12 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:-
6 dozen at 80 yards
4 dozen at 60 yards
2 dozen at 50 yards

ST GEORGE
9 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:
3 dozen at 100 yards
3 dozen at 80 yards
3 dozen at 60 yards

ALBION
(This is the round we shoot for outdoor league matches).
9 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:-
3 dozen at 80 yards
3 dozen at 60 yards
3 dozen at 50 yards

NEW WESTERN
8 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:-
4 dozen at 100 yards
4 dozen at 80 yards

LONG WESTERN
8 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:-
4 dozen at 80 yards
4 dozen at 60 yards

WESTERN
8 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:-
4 dozen at 60 yards
4 dozen at 50 yards

NEW NATIONAL
6 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:-
4 dozen at 100 yards
2 dozen at 80 yards

LONG NATIONAL
6 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:-
4 dozen at 80 yards
2 dozen at 60 yards

NATIONAL
6 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:-
4 dozen at 60 yards
2 dozen at 50 yards

AMERICAN
(We shoot a “Double American” in the summer).
7.5 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:-
2.5 dozen at 60 yards
2.5 dozen at 50 yards
2.5 dozen at 40 yards

NEW WARWICK
(Warwick rounds are ideal for evening shoots,as they can be completed before the light disappears!)
4 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:-
2 dozen at 100 yards
2 dozen at 80 yards

LONG WARWICK
4 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:-
2 dozen at 80 yards
2 dozen at 60 yards

WARWICK
4 dozen arrows in total, on a 4 foot target:-
2 dozen at 60 yards
2 dozen at 50 yards

Round Name Distance and Arrow count Face Size

York

6 dozen at 100 yards, 4 dozen at 80 yards and 2 dozen at 60 yards 122cm
Hereford / Bristol I 6 dozen at 80 yards, 4 dozen at 60 yards and 2 dozen at 50 yards 122cm
Bristol II 6 dozen at 60 yards, 4 dozen at 50 yards and 2 dozen at 40 yards 122cm
Bristol III 6 dozen at 50 yards, 4 dozen at 40 yards and 2 dozen at 30 yards 122cm
Bristol IV 6 dozen at 40 yards, 4 dozen at 30 yards and 2 dozen at 20 yards 122cm
Bristol V 6 dozen at 30 yards, 4 dozen at 20 yards and 2 dozen at 10 yards 122cm

Outdoor Rounds – FITA (Metric)

WA 1440 / FITA (Gentlemen)
Strictly, the 6 dozen at 50 and 30 metres should be shot in ends of three arrows, rather than six.
12 dozen arrows in total:-
3 dozen at 90 metres, on a 122cm target
3 dozen at 70 metres, on a 122cm target
3 dozen at 50 metres, on an 80cm target
3 dozen at 30 metres, on an 80cm target

WA 1440 / FITA (Ladies) / Metric I
As with the Gents’ FITA, the 6 dozen at 50 and 30 metres should be shot in ends of three arrows, rather than six.
12 dozen arrows in total:-
3 dozen at 70 metres, on a 122cm target
3 dozen at 60 metres, on a 122cm target
3 dozen at 50 metres, on an 80cm target
3 dozen at 30 metres, on an 80cm target

LONG METRIC (Gentlemen)
6 dozen arrows in total:-
3 dozen at 90 metres, on a 122cm target
3 dozen at 70 metres, on a 122cm target

LONG METRIC (Ladies)
6 dozen arrows in total:-
3 dozen at 50 metres, on an 80cm target
3 dozen at 30 metres, on an 80cm target

SHORT METRIC
6 dozen arrows in total:-
3 dozen at 50 metres, on an 80cm target
3 dozen at 30 metres, on an 80cm target

Round Name Distance Face Size Arrow Count
WA1440 Men 90m, 70m 122cm 3 dozen at each distance
50m, 30m 80cm
WA1440 Ladies 70m, 60m 122cm 3 dozen at each distance
50m, 30m 80cm
Metric II 60m, 50m 122cm 3 dozen at each distance
40m, 30m 80cm
Metric III 50m, 40m 122cm 3 dozen at each distance
30m, 20m 80cm
Metric IV 40m, 30m 122cm 3 dozen at each distance
20m, 10m 80cm
Metric V 40m, 30m 122cm 3 dozen at each distance
15m, 10m 80cm