ArcheryGB / GNAS · Weather Beckenham The main reference on the calculation of the handicap tables is: “The Construction of the Graduated Handicap Tables for Target Archery”, David Lane, Sep Earlier papers, written before. This archery handicap calculator allows you to obtain the handicaps of different scores for a given category, round, and bowstyle, for the UK handicap system. 11/14/06 mackrick. Does anyone know if it is possible to get hold of an elctronic copy of the GNAS Handicap tables? Sign in to reply. 11/14/06 Austin Shackles.

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Just think of trying to copy those tables into say a spreadsheet and the potential for errors. To first obtain a handicap, an archer must shoot three rounds which are recognised for handicap purposes during a season. This gives an advantage to those archers that start slowly, but finish strongly. Archery GB produces tables detailing exactly what scores you need in each round to hit a certain classification. No doubt if GNAS did ever have a copy for sale they would issue it in a useless proprietry format.

Originally Posted by lancecpl Score for a Short Warwick of gives a handicap of Tables hndicap non-standard rounds can easily be calculated and some rounds eg Frostbite, Burntwood and the new metric rounds for juniors have already been added.

The hwndicap two classifications, Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman, can only be achieved with scores achieved at record status competitions. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. The handicap system is a way of adjusting scores to a baseline so that archers with different levels of experience can compete on an equal footing.


If an archer shoots 3 outdoor rounds with handicaps of 64, 70 and 69 then the initial handicap is 68 being the average of those three handicaps.

Archery Handicap Tables

The system has two main uses. Of which “Handicap Tables” is probably the easiest to read. An archer might have recorded some scores but may not yet have a handicap. Using the “non-standard round” last entry in the drop down list you can work out the handicap for each distance shot to find out if you have a weaker distance that you need to practice.

Want to support this site but don’t want to use archr for score-keeping? Extended range, to include most maximum scores and some lower hanidcap. For a Portsmouth the gain is at most 3 points, but you might lose much more by having arrows that are hard to tune and shoot.

Last Jump to page: Handicaps in Competition Handicaps can be used to enable handidap of all standards to compete equally against each other. The average must be rounded up to the nearest whole number.

Rounding the average scores, or 1 decimal place. Did you know, archr can automatically calculate and keep track of the handicaps of all your scores for you or even for your entire club?

You must re-qualify each year to maintain it.

It helps archers to monitor their progress Enables scores to be compared between different rounds. Archer has a handicap of 68, then shoots a round handicap of An archer’s handicap can never increase during a season, but may do at the end of a season when their end of season assessment is calculated.

Handicap Tables

The basic form of of handicap competition works well within a club, each archers handicap is used to work out an allowance for the round being shot which is then added to their actual score. Every archer can have one outdoor handicap and a separate indoor handicap for each bow style they shoot. The category and age group you compete in do not have an effect on what the handicap for a particular score is although the same is not true for classifications.


Yes I would happily pay to download a copy in a useful format. Use your handicap to find the average score for your actual arrow diameter, then change to the thicker 23xx arrows to get a new score for the same handicap.

Or failing to buy the copyright when it was offered to GNAS. This page needs Javascript enabled in the Internet browser.

Handicaps and scoring

If the archer has shot at least three rounds in the previous handicpa then the new handicap is the average of the best three rounds in the previous season, rounded up to the nearest whole number. There are also some competitions which use a handicap-adjusted score, which allow archers with a wide range of ability to compete against each other.

Handicaps allow archers to compare their performance between different rounds, and track their improvement over a season. Does anybody know of anywhere that has a downloadable handicap tables from the gnas rules of shooting manual.