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Simon  Archer, Gent, Recurve

Rounds Shot Each Year
Handicap Attained Each Year

Date Round     Score Hits Golds Xs HCap Class Status
16 Jan 17 Portsmouth
600
60
60
0
0
 
Open Tournament 
13 Sep 15 FITA 70m
124
34
2
1
63
 
Club Round 
07 Jul 14 FITA 70m
397
71
5
0
47
2nd 
Club Round 
01 Sep 13 Windsor
762
108
33
0
47
2nd 
Club Round 
17 Apr 13 FITA 70m
567
72
22
5
32
1st 
Club Round 
29 Nov 10 Short Metric
441
72
8
4
50
2nd 
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