Classification refers to the level of archery you have achieved.
The classification levels are:
- Archer Third Class
- Second Class
- First Class
- Bowman (1st, 2nd and 3rd class)
- Master Bowmen
- Grand Master Bowmen
- Elite Master Bowmen
To improve your classification you need to submit rounds which reach the required score and enough of them to meet the criteria for each classification. If you are not sure what this is, go back to the Home page and go to 'All about scores' then hit the 'Rounds' button and click on 'Recording and submitting scores'.
The scores which qualify for a classification must be shot in the same year but don’t all have to be the same round, just to have reached the threshold for the classification being claimed. The Records Officer will then award you a badge to put on your quiver.
To find the score you need for each level you need to look at the table relevant to you as it varies by gender, age and distance shot. (Rounds)
The highest classifications, Master Bowman, Grand Master Bowman and Elite Master Bowman, can only be achieved with scores achieved at record status competitions. Once you achieve a classification you cannot go back and claim a lower one.