At Master Bowman, or equivalent, and above, the classification is ratified by GNAS centrally.
Initial grading and subsequent upgrading occurs immediately the necessary scores have been made in the defined year.
You will need 3 scores shot equal to or above the defined score levels in order to qualify for that classification.Apart from occasions when juniors become seniors or change age groups (see below), the qualification, as a minimum, holds for one year immediately
An archer may hold different classifications in different archery disciplines, Recurve, Compound, Longbow, BarebowAn archer who has failed to reach the qualifying scores for the lowest classification grade shall be listed as an Archer.
An archer who previously held a classification but failed to shoot the minimum
number of rounds required to acquire a classification
during the following defined year shall be listed as unclassified (U/C).
When a junior reaches the age of the next higher age group (Target Archery) or becomes a senior (Target and Field Archery), the classification of Bowman/Junior Bowman,
1st, 2nd or 3rd Class will be assessed on the three best qualifying scores shot in the twelve months preceding the birthday date.
If three rounds as nominated in the higher section have not been shot in the twelve months, the archer will be unclassified until the necessary rounds have been shot.
The classifications listed in order from lowest to highest are as follows:
Archer - 3rd Class - 2nd Class - 1st Class - Junior Bowman - Bowman - Junior Master Bowmen - Master Bowmen - Grand Master Bowmen
The following links will show you the required scores that can be shot at various rounds for that particular classification within your age group.
You only need 3 scores equivilent or above the scores shown here, and they can be shot over the different rounds shown.
GNAS Imperial Outdoor Rounds - Recurve Bows
GNAS Imperial Outdoor Rounds - Compound Bows
GNAS Imperial Outdoor Rounds - Longbow
GNAS Imperial Outdoor Rounds - Barebow
GNAS Metric Outdoor Rounds - Recurve Bows
GNAS Metric Outdoor Rounds - Compound Bows
GNAS Metric Outdoor Rounds - Longbow
GNAS Metric Outdoor Rounds - Barebow
FITA Outdoor Rounds - Recurve
FITA Outdoor Rounds - Compound
FITA Outdoor Rounds - Longbow
FITA Outdoor Rounds - Barebow
For indoor shooting there are also Classifications or Grades available, from A through to H. The same rules apply, you must shoot 3 scores equal to or above the score levels listed below .
The indoor Grades are only available to Recurve and Compound Archers, and there are no seperate classifications for junior archers.