Bowmen of Testing
2017 Rounds, Scores, Classes
TEST 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
 Simon  1
Gent
Recurve
1
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 alan  archer
Gent
Recurve
1
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 John  Archer
Gent
Recurve
1
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 Simon  Archer
Gent
Recurve
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Top  Archer
Gent
Recurve
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Will  Charnley
JL_U12
Recurve
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Archers: 6
Rounds:
9
6 Archers have shot 9 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 2017, listed by Date:

Name
Bow
Date
Round
Score
Hcap
Class
Status
 Top  Archer
Recurve
Sun 23rd Jul 17
Portsmouth
596
10
Club Round
 Will  Charnley
Recurve
Wed 12th Jul 17
FITA 70m
710
0
Club Round
 Will  Charnley
Recurve
Wed 12th Jul 17
Gents FITA
1400
0
County Match
 Will  Charnley
Recurve
Wed 12th Jul 17
FITA 70m
700
0
UK Record Status Tournament
 Simon  1
Recurve
Thu 22nd Jun 17
Gents Long Metric
555
30
Bowman
Club Competition
 John  Archer
Recurve
Mon 5th Jun 17
FITA 70m
450
44
1st
Club Round
 alan  archer
Recurve
Thu 6th Apr 17
FITA 70m
670
12
1st
Club Round
 Will  Charnley
Recurve
Thu 19th Jan 17
Portsmouth
560
31
Club Round
 Simon  Archer
Recurve
Mon 16th Jan 17
Portsmouth
600
0
Open Tournament

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