Club awards

The club makes a number of awards of engraved cups and medals to members during the year in two ceremonies for the winter and summer events. These recognise the best absolute or handicap scores by its most successful archers both on a pre-determined Championship day and also over the course of the year.

From June 2019 we introduced a modified approach to awarding the ‘handicap' awards. These are now on an ‘unrewarded’ basis (similar to the BLBS award scheme): that is, if an archer wins an award or medal in the ‘scratch’ competition he/she cannot also win an award/medal in the ‘handicap’ section. This allows more archers the opportunity to win awards and medals.

Gents summer recurve trophies

Some Gents summer recurve trophies

There are separate awards for ladies and gentleman as well as juniors.

To see the winners, other than juniors, for the last several years, please open these files (pdf):

Summer awards: 2022    2019    2018  

Winter awards:     2019-20    2018-19    2017-18.

Personal Achievement badges: Members are also awarded these based on their scores for Portsmouth and Frostbite competitions. Personal achievement awards (since 2011, xlsx - 20kb)

Club records: We have been entering all archers' results into software that enables us to determine who holds the Club Records ('Excel') based on bow style, round, age and gender. This was started in 2013 so there may well be Club archers with higher scores that were gained prior to this date. Records (updated Jan 2020, xlsx 50kb)

National awards

6/3 gold badgeArchery GB makes special awards for particularly accurate shooting in both target and clout archery:

If you get 6 golds in 1 end (eg gents : 80+ yards/70+ metres; ladies: 60+ yards/metres; juniors: based on age) you can claim a 6-gold badge from AGB. Longbow archers need only 3 golds at these distances.

You can also get one for 6 clouts in 1 end. Longbow archers need only 3 golds/clouts in 1 end. 

Tournament Badges: Some tournaments may advertise if 'Record Status' applies to the shoot. If you attend these you may be eligible to a range of badges based on your score. These are from Archery GB, unless stated otherwise

Arrow awards for juniors (under 16) - need 4 scores, 1 of which must be at a tournament.

English Cross badges can be claimed for scores made at any record status (UK or WRS) WA1440 (12 dozen), or the relevant Metric round for juniors, shot in England from the English Archery Federation

Rose award badges are awarded to archers shooting the appropriate longest 12 dozen Imperial rounds based on score

Tassel awards are available based on clout score. Organised by the Northern Counties Archery Society.

WA Star/Arrow/Target badges may also available for world record status shoots.

Page updated 24January 2023