Bowmen of Testing
2018 Rounds, Scores, Classes
TEST Archer Summary Data for 2018, Number of Rounds Shot & Classifications Gained
Note: An archer's handicap is based on the previous year's (2017) best three scores until it is bettered in the current year, 2018.

Name
LGJ
Bow
Rounds
3rd
2nd
1st
BM
MB
GMB
Class
Hcap
2017
Hcap
2018
Hcap
 John  Archer
Gent
Recurve
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Andrew  Kelly
Gent
Compound
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Archers: 2
Rounds:
2
2 Archers shot 2 rounds
Grand Master Bowmen
Master Bowmen
Club GMBs
Club MBs
Bowmen Class Archers
1st Class Archers
2nd Class Archers
3rd Class Archers

Rounds shot by TEST archers in 2018, listed by Date:

Name
Bow
Date
Round
Score
Hcap
Class
Status
 Andrew  Kelly
Compound
Thu 16th Aug 18
Short Western
0
0
Club Round
 John  Archer
Recurve
Thu 22nd Feb 18
Portsmouth
466
53
Club Round

TEST Club Records (these can be achieved at tournaments or club days).

Round
Bow
LGJ
Score
Name
Date
Status
Gents FITA
Recurve
Gent
1440
 Top  Archer
2014
UK Record Status Tournament
Gents FITA
Compound
Gent
1388
 Eric  van der Waals
2008
FITA *
Gents FITA
Recurve
Lady
600
 www  qqq
2010
Club Round
             
Ladies FITA
Compound
Lady
1300
 Geraldine  Archer
2007
             
FITA 70m
Recurve
Gent
670
 alan  archer
2017
Club Round
FITA 70m
Compound
Gent
650
 Eric  van der Waals
2007
FITA 70m
Recurve
Lady
451
 Rachann  Tarras
2013
Club Competition
FITA 70m
Compound
Lady
555
 Geraldine  Archer
2007
FITA 70m
Longbow
Lady
498
 Rachel  Smith
2014
Club Round
             
             
FITA 30m
Compound
Gent
345
 Andrew  Kelly
2007
FITA 30m
Compound
Lady
356
 Geraldine  Archer
2007
             
York
Compound
Gent
1235
 Philip  Archer
2007
York
Compound
Lady
1239
 Geraldine  Archer
2007
             
Hereford
Compound
Lady
1000
 Geraldine  Archer
2007
Club Round
             
             
Albion
Recurve
Gent
687
 Dan  Recurve
2011
Club Round
             
Windsor
Recurve
Gent
762
 Simon  Archer
2013
Club Round
Windsor
Compound
Gent
820
 Scott  Barber
2016
Open Tournament
             
             
Western
Compound
Gent
573
 TEST  TEST
2010
Club Round
             
Long National
Recurve
Gent
525
 Barrington  Bodkin
2010
Club Round
Long National
Compound
Gent
345
 Philip  Archer
2016
UK Record Status Tournament
Long National
Recurve
Lady
374
 Rachann  Tarras
2013
Club Round
             
National
Recurve
Gent
330
 Joe  Bloggs
2014
Open Tournament
National
Compound
Lady
439
 Geraldine  Archer
2013
Club Competition
             
Portsmouth
Recurve
Gent
600
 Simon  Archer
2017
Open Tournament
Portsmouth
Compound
Gent
444
 Eric  van der Waals
2007
Club Round
Portsmouth
Compound
Lady
321
 Geraldine  Archer
2011
Club Round
             
             

Classifications & Handicaps in Archery

As archers improve they can measure their progress by looking at their handicap and by gaining GNAS classifications.

In the 1980s David Lane developed a set of handicap tables that ranged ability from beginning juniors to international compound archers. Any score shot on any outdoor round has a corresponding handicap, ranging from 100 to 0.

The main use of handicaps is that they enable different rounds to be compared. If an archer scores 700 on a Albion they should expect to score about 437 on a FITA 70M round, for example. An archer's current handicap is the rolling average of their three best scores in any given year.

Ranging from 3rd Class to Grand Master Bowman (GMB), GNAS classifications are set at various handicap levels, with minimum distance requirements. For example, a Lady Recurve archer will achieve her second class when she shoots three scores of handicap 57 or better at distances of at least 50 yards.

GNAS classifications and requirements do change, but the handicap tables remain constant.

We use a reverse engineered version of the D.Lane tables and there are some very minor variations. GNAS numbers are used for classification calculations.

 
Ladies
  Recurve  
Ladies
  Compound  
Ladies
  Longbow  
Gents
  Recurve  
Gents
  Compound  
Gents
  Longbow  
 
   
3rd Class HCap
65
56 82
58
48
74
Dist. Including:
40 yards
50 yards
 
   
2nd Class HCap
57
49 73
50
38
69
Dist. Including: 
50 yards
60 yards
 
 
 
1st Class HCap
50
38 70
44
32
65
Dist. Including:
60 yards
80y/70m
 
   
Bowman HCap
41
29 65
36
23
60
Dist. Including:
80 yards / 70 metres
100 yards / 90 metres
 
   
Master Bowman
33
21 62
28
16
55
UK Record Status:
Hereford / Ladies FITA
York / Gents FITA
 
   
Grand Master Bowman
27
15 59
22
10
52
UK Record Status:
Hereford / Ladies FITA
York / Gents FITA