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: Annual Boar Shoot 9th June 2024 

Venue King George V Field Coleford

Fun Day shooting under tournament conditions for archers of all abilities, Start time is 10:30 and entry price includes food choice. Medals for winner in each category shooting the highest score at Wild Boar target faces. 

Price £12 per Senior, £9 per Junior and £4 spectators 

Application form–Boar Shoot 09.06.24

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 and April Results- April 2024 Chairman’s Challenge Results

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 Awards v1.0

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- Club Classifications Issued Badges


Archers Results at Away Tournaments: