I’ve been shooting for a while, how do I progress further?
You may want to carry on within the club or compete in external competitions. There are records to break at various levels, trophies to win and rankings to achieve.
There are competitions all around the country but we are fortunate in that there are plenty in our local area. A number of our members regularly enter competitions and can advise you on the best ones to start with. Speak to any member of the committee to find out more.
- We hold 2 different sorts of records for the various bow disciplines. They are:
- Club records, these are set at Rivernook and shot to the AGB Rules of Shooting.
- External records, which are those set elsewhere, typically at tournaments but can be at another club’s club target day.
- Both sets of records are held in the Members Area.
- In both cases you need to submit your claim to the Rivernook Records Officer along with the official results sheet.
Surrey County Records
- Rounds eligible for County Records or Rankings must be shot in accordance with the Archery GB (AGB) Rules of Shooting and at:
- Out of Club (external) Tournaments / Competitions or
- Inter Club Competitions or Club Competition days – i.e. (all apply):
- A Club Championship day or Handicap shoot being shot at a date and time published in advance and open to all Club members;
- Formal results published by the Club listing all competitors and verified by the Club Records Officer;
- Scoring compliant with AGB Rules of Shooting: No Scoring Apps; All arrow scores recorded independently of the archer;
- Score sheets signed by scorer and archer with a clear legible signature.
- Normal Club Target Days and practice sessions are not eligible.
- In addition, to claim a record you need to submit your claim to the Rivernook Records Officer along with the official results sheet. This will then be checked before being forwarded to the Surrey Records Officer.
These are held on the SCAS website. Claims for records are to be sent directly to the SCAS Target Records Officer. Please also inform the Rivernook Records Officer so that your achievement can be publicised within the club.
UK Records and World Archery Records
Wow! That would be quite an achievement. These are claimed via the tournament organiser at UK record status shoots or WA record status shoots. Again please also inform the Rivernook Records Officer so that your achievement can be publicised within the club.
There are currently 2 types of rankings that you can achieve, County and National.
Surrey County Rankings
The ranking system is explained on the Surrey archery website. In essence the eligibility rules are the same as for the Surrey County records as described above.
You need to shoot within 30 points of a Bowman score on a 144 arrow round shot at the longest distance for your age group/gender. Your best three scores over the season determine your placing in the rankings.
As with County records all scores must be submitted to the Rivernook Records Officer along with the official results sheet. This will then be checked before being forwarded to the Surrey Records Officer.
The Archery GB National Rankings
The rules for this are explained on the Archery GB website. In essence your ranking is decided by the number of points you gain from up to five World Record Status events within the UK although only one ranking score is needed to qualify. All scores are submitted automatically by the tournament organiser.