Development – Scoring – Tournaments – Events

At Bowmen of the Deans we encourage ongoing development and scoring and Archers whom wish to attend Tournaments. Below you will find details on two all year round schemes we run, tournaments archers have attended and achieved in, latest classification and handicap results and forthcoming events. 

Next Tournament Event:

Tuesday 19th Dec 23 – Annual Indoor Christmas shoot at Oaklands Snooker Hall – 19:00 start open to club members.

All Year Round Challenges

Chairmans Challenge – For each month of the year there is an Outdoor Round challenge for Archers to enter their scores, scores submitted are handicapped and a cup awarded to the overall winner to hold for the year,  for indoors the same system works for the Oct to March season more details can be found on this link: The Chairman’s Challenge v1.4 

Latest Results for Chairman’s Challenge – Chairmans Challenge Awards

252 Challenge – Particularly for those new to the sport, the 252 challenge is where an archer can show their progression through certain distance by scoring e.g. 252  at the set distance, badges are awarded to mark the progression.  More details on this link: BotD 252 Challenge

Latest Results for 252 Challenge – 252 Acheivments

Archers Handicaps & Classifications Explained

Each Season when you submit your scores to the Records Officer you gain a handicap and work towards a classification of Archer, Archer 1st class, 2nd Class etc, and gain a badge award, which can be worn for that Season then handed back until you win the next Season award. This is based on GB Archery handicap tables and a full description of the system is given by following this link. Classifications and Handicapping Guide v1.3.1

Latest Classifications and Handicap Results attached Here- BotD – AGB Classifications v1.0 031123


Archers Results at Away Tournaments: