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Club Target Days

Everyone loves a badge!

On the last Sunday (indoors) and the last Thursday (outdoors) of every month we have a Club Target Day. These days enable members to track their progress in a semi-competitive setting. Scores shot on the indoor target days are recorded for classifications and badges are awarded throughout the season (1st July to 30th June).

Indoor classifications start at H and progress to A. You can shoot many indoor rounds that count towards your classification, as long as the round is shot on an official Club Target Day.

Outdoor classifications start at 'Third class' and progress up to 'Bowman' at a club level and similar to indoor, there are several rounds that can be used to count towards your outdoor classification - as long as they are shot on a Club Target Day.

There are also two more levels for outdoor classification - 'Master Bowman' and 'Grand Master Bowman'. These are the pinnacle of outdoor classification and can only be achieved at 'Record Status' competitions.

Archery indoor and outdoor classification badges

Round (and around) with targets

All Archery GB and World Archery target rounds are shot using round target faces - some have multiple colours, some are black and white. The layout of the targets can be a 'Single spot' (one normal target face), a 'Triple spot' (three vertical faces), 'Vegas' (three faces, arranged in a triangle), or Worcester (a single spot, but gets it's own mention, as it uses a unique 5 zone black and white target face).

Examples of archery target faces

Indoor Target Rounds

Portsmouth

60cm single spot face (recurve)

60cm triple spot (compound)

60 arrows, in 3 arrow ends

Badges are awarded in increments of 25, from a starting score of 300.

Portsmouth badges

Worcester

16" single spot face

Special black & white face

60 arrows, 5 arrow ends

Worcester face with arrows in it

Bray I

40cm single spot face

40cm triple spot (compound)

30 arrows, 3 arrow ends

Four target faces with arrows in them

WA-18

40cm single spot face (recurve)

40cm triple spot (compound)

60 arrows, in 3 arrow ends

WA 18 target faces

Vegas round

40cm triangular triple spot face

Arrows must be numbered and shot at each numbered target in sequence

60 arrows, 3 arrow ends

Triangular vegas archery face

Outdoor Target Rounds - Imperial

Outdoor rounds differ from indoor rounds, in that they can be shot over multiple distances - with a certain number of arrows at each distance, or a set number of arrows at a specified distance, up to 100 yards ! Click here to see a table of all the different Imperial rounds. Table is from the Archery GB "Rules of Shooting (Table 3-2, Dec 2020 edition)". Imperial rounds use different scoring from "normal" indoor (or outdoor metric rounds), with scoring being :

Imperial round scoring
Imperial Round scoring
White 1 point
Black 3 points
Blue 5 points
Red 7 points
Gold 9 points

Warwick Rounds

Long Warwick

24 arrows at 80 yards

24 arrows at 60 yards

48 arrows, in 6 arrow ends

Warwick

24 arrows at 60 yards

24 arrows at 50 yards

48 arrows, in 6 arrow ends

Short Warwick

24 arrows at 50 yards

24 arrows at 40 yards

48 arrows, in 6 arrow ends

National Rounds

Long National

48 arrows at 80 yards

24 arrows at 60 yards

72 arrows, in 6 arrow ends

National

48 arrows at 60 yards

24 arrows at 50 yards

72 arrows, in 6 arrow ends

Short National

48 arrows at 50 yards

24 arrows at 40 yards

72 arrows, in 6 arrow ends

Metric Rounds

Metric rounds are shot at distances of metres, instead of yards. Like Imperial rounds, they have Long and Short versions, but confusingly, each can have several different options. The rounds below are a sample of what is available and all rounds use 10-zone scoring. Click here to see a full list of all of the Metric outdoor rounds.

Long Metric I

36 arrows at 70 metres

36 arrows at 60 metres

72 arrows, in 6 arrow ends

Long Metric IV

36 arrows at 40 metres

36 arrows at 30 metres

72 arrows, in 6 arrow ends

Short Metric I

36 arrows at 50 metres

36 arrows at 30 metres

72 arrows, in 6 arrow ends