When you start competing in open events there are all sorts of achievement possibilities available to you – apart from winning that is!
Scottish Archery keep records of the highest scores claimed in all the disciplines by gender, bow-type and age categories. That's a lot of records!
When you shoot a new record, you can claim it using our on line form:
You may also be able to claim at the event if the tournament organiser has a claim form available.
Scottish Archery keep target archery rankings for all archers who compete in open competitions. We keep separate outdoor rankings for senior and junior target.
Scores from competitions that are Scottish Ranking Events (SRE) and above are included in the rankings. If you shoot scores outwith Scotland that you wish to include then you need to send them to the scores collator. Full details are in the rankings criteria.
Scottish ranking events are designed to run in club time so there are more opportunities for archers to earn ranking points. This is especially important for our more remote clubs and also for members within all clubs that have other commitments and struggle to attend record status competitions. If you want to know how Scottish Ranking Events can help your club out of lockdown please contact the TO’s group – TOgroup@scottisharchery.org.uk.
All Scottish Ranking Events must be registered with the TO’s group, for more information or to register please email TOgroup@scottisharchery.org.uk. The events will also appear on the Scottish Archery competition calendar. If there are places available to members from out with the organising club(s) then these could be offered on a first come first served basis, entry forms etc for this can be made available on the Scottish Archery website.
Scottish Ranking Events can be overseen by either a judge or a certified field captain, we are currently in the process of developing a short training course for field captains in partnership with our judges and with Archery GB. If you are interested in becoming a certified field captain please contact JLO@scottisharchery.org.uk.
The round to be shot is extremely flexible as we know each club will have differing time on their range, when applying to host an event please let the TO’s Group know what the format of the event will be.
Our new ranking criteria take into account the finishing position of an archer alongside the level of the competition. SRE would be seen as the first rung on the ladder for rankings and there is progression right up to World Ranking events.
From 2000, outdoor rankings have been compiled using an Excel database. Prior to that only scores 1000+ on a 1440 round or a converted imperial round counted for rankings and only the Top 10 recurve archers' names were published in the Annual SAA Book.
So here we have outdoor senior rankings from 2000, and junior from 2009. Indoor rankings start from the 2005-06 season.