There are a number of different awards schemes in archery. Whilst these are a fantastic way to chart your progression and motivate yourself to improve, perhaps the best aspect is that many of them are marked with a pin badge that you can use to decorate your quiver and display your archery prowess.
This page primarily lists the awards schemes that CCB operates internally as a club. These are summarised as follows, but please scroll down to read more about each scheme in detail:
In addition to these awards there are a number of external awards systems that are administered above club level by national and international governing bodies. These are listed again for your interest with more details below. You often need to shoot at a record status competition to claim these awards, so please ask the club records officer or an experienced archer for more details.
World Archery Arrow Award
The WA arrow award offers a guided path to improve all aspects of your archery, and is the perfect place to start for new archers looking to progress.
Each badge has four components to it: shooting ability, form and technique, general knowledge, and archery equipment skills. As archers work through the scheme they progress from being a beginner to become an experienced archer capable of maintaining their equipment, shooting competitive scores with good form, with a broad knowledge of the archery field.
The syllabus for each award can be found at the following links:
To obtain the award you need to be witnessed shooting the required score at a club session. You then need to be observed by one of the club coaches to ensure that your form is correct. Finally they will give you a quick quiz to ensure you have obtained the relevant knowledge.
The evaluation sheets for each award can be found at the following links, please print one off and get your coach to fill it out as you complete the award:
Once you have been signed off then you can obtain the relevant badge by emailing the club records officer. The first badge is free, with subsequent badges costing £3 each.
Once you begin shooting outdoors you might find it either tempting or daunting to shoot at longer distances. The 252 scheme offers a controlled way to make this progression, gradually increasing in distance and ensuring that you can shoot reliably before advancing.
The badges require an archer to achieve a certain score at imperial distances ranging from 20 to 100 yards.
The badge is named after the score required by recurve archers, but they are available to all bow styles at different score thresholds.
Scores must be shot during a club session, and witnessed by another club member. The score must be obtained twice in one season at separate sessions in order to claim a badge.
You are allowed one end of sighting arrows followed by 36 scored arrows in which you need to achieve the following score:
- Compound – 288 (average of 3 gold, 3 red each end)
- Recurve – 252 (average of red each end)
- Barebow – 162 (approx. all on the boss each end)
- Longbow – 108 (approx. 4 hits each end)
Badges can be claimed from the club records officer on production of two signed scorecards. The first badge is free, with subsequent badges costing £3 each.
Archery GB Classification Scheme
This section is currently under construction.
Please return later for information about both indoor and outdoor handicap schemes.
Rose awards are run by Archery GB. In 1844, the first Grand National Meeting was held at York, where a 12 dozen round now known as the York round was shot. The award given was the White Rose of Yorkshire. These days a white rose badge can be claimed by reaching certain score thresholds in a York or Hereford competition.
Rose awards range from white to purple, and can be claimed at any York/Hereford UK Record Status event by filling out a form at the end of the competition. Awards are made for gentlemen shooting the York round, and ladies the Hereford. The scores required are as follows.
Please note that Rose awards cannot be back-claimed. I.e. if you claim a red in your first competition you cannot claim blue-white in subsequent competitions.
World Archery Stars
The WA (formerly FITA) stars are run by World Archery and awarded the WA1440 round.
The awards range from white to purple, and can be claimed at any World Record status WA1440 shoot. To do so you must reach a certain score threshold and fill in a form at the end of the tournament.
The following table lists the required scores for all bowstyles. For cadet (junior) rounds please see the full tables on the World Archery awards page.
Please note that WA stars cannot be back-claimed. I.e. if you claim a red in your first competition you cannot claim blue-white in subsequent competitions.
World Archery Target Award
The WA (formerly FITA) target awards are run by World Archery and awarded for rounds other than the WA 1440.
The awards range from white to purple, and can be claimed at any World Record status shoot other than a 1440. To do so you must reach a certain score threshold and fill in a form at the end of the tournament.
The following table lists the eligible rounds and required scores for recurve and compound bows. For cadet (junior) rounds and barebow please see the full tables on the World Archery awards page.
|WA 18/WA 25||500||525||550||575||585||595|
Please note that WA target awards cannot be back-claimed. I.e. if you claim a red in your first competition you cannot claim blue-white in subsequent competitions.
The EAF English Crosses are run by Archery England (formerly the English Archery Federation). They are available for reaching certain score thresholds at any UK or world record status 1440 shoot in the UK.
Badges range from green to purple, and should be claimed directly from Archery England after an event by completing the form on their website. The website also lists the scores required for senior and junior archers in each bowstyle. Each badge costs £3.50.
Please note that, unlike the WA and Rose awards, these badges can be back-claimed, though each individual badge may only be claimed once.