Wigan & Orrell Archers
2017 Rounds, Scores, Classes
W&A Archer Summary Data for 2017, Number of Rounds Shot & Classifications Gained.

A star next to the Hcap, 43*, means that the archer's current handicap is based on last year's (2016) best three scores, and that the archer needs to shoot better in 2017:

Name
LGJ
Bow
Rounds
3rd
2nd
1st
BM
MB
GMB
Class
Hcap
 Steve  Gill
Gent
Recurve
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28*
Archers: 1
Rounds:
7
1 Archers have shot 7 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 W&A archers in 2017, listed by Date:

Name
Bow
Date
Round
Score
Hcap
Class
Status
 Steve  Gill
Recurve
Wed 15th Mar 17
Portsmouth
576
24
C
Club Round
 Steve  Gill
Recurve
Wed 22nd Feb 17
FITA 18
562
21
B
Club Round
 Steve  Gill
Recurve
Wed 15th Feb 17
Portsmouth
582
21
B
Club Round
 Steve  Gill
Recurve
Wed 1st Feb 17
Worcester
292
22
C
Club Round
 Steve  Gill
Recurve
Tue 31st Jan 17
Portsmouth
564
30
C
Club Round
 Steve  Gill
Recurve
Thu 26th Jan 17
Portsmouth
584
20
B
Club Round
 Steve  Gill
Recurve
Wed 11th Jan 17
FITA 25
562
21
B
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
8 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