Archery GB National Tour

The Archery GB National Tour is the perfect event for archers aiming to further their competition skills and shoot alongside the best athletes in the country.

Due to the cancellation of Stage 1 of the National Tour, the way archers can accumulate National Tour: The Final points has had to be adapted. The WA 70/50 and head-to-head day of the British Target Championships will now be the National Tour stage of the weekend, and the WA 1440 day will be a Tier 2+ event. The WA double 70/50 at Barnsley will also be a Tier 2+ event.

This means that an archer can use up to one of these two Tier 2+ days towards their overall top three National Tour scores. For example, overall scores for the 2024 National Tour could include the UK Masters, Barnsley day 1, and Barnsley day 2; or could include the UK Masters, Surrey, and the British Target Championships day 1.

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This year's National Tour will be the biggest and best yet as hundreds of archers join the five stages of competition across the UK. The live finals in September held at Nottingham's scenic Wollaton Hall will be open to spectators to enjoy a day of world-class shooting from our compound, recurve and barebow finalists. 

2024 National Tour stages

Competition Name

Date

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National Tour Stage 1 - Bucks and Bounty,
Lilleshall CANCELLED

28 April 2024 

25 January 2024
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National Tour Stage 2 - UK Masters, Lilleshall

29-30 June 2024

29 February 2024
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National Tour Stage 3 - Surrey (held at Woking Archery Club)

13-14 July 2024

15 February 2024
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National Tour Stage 4 - Barnsley
Archery Club

20-21 July 2024 14 March 2024
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National Tour Stage 5 - British Target Champs

10-11 August 2024

11 April 2024
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National Tour Finals - Wollaton Hall

7-8 September 2024

Entries by invite only

 

Important notice

Stage 3 of the National Tour hosted by Surrey will now be held at Woking Archery Club's venue. It will also be a single day National Tour: recurve Saturday, and compound/barebow Sunday.

What round will I shoot?

A single world record status WA 70/50 round, followed by head-to-head eliminations. 

When can I enter?

Entries for all archers for all events will open on Thursdays at 7pm through the members portal. Mark your calendars!

Pre entry to the national tour stages (the Monday before entry opens for the stages) will be given to the following:

    1. Compound and recurve – top 30 from the 2023 National Rankings
    2. Barebow – top 16 from the 2023 National Tour Rankings
    3. For the UK Masters only - 23/24 EMB/GMB/MB claimants will also be given pre-entry

The Finals

Individuals' highest top three National Tour stage results are added together, and then the archers are then ranked in their categories. 

The top 8 ranked National Tour archers within the Recurve Men (RM), Recurve Women (RW), Compound Men (CM) and Compound Women (CW), and the top 4 Barebow from Barebow Men (BM) and Barebow Women (BW) divisions will be invited to the National Tour Final on the 2 and 3 of September at Wollaton Hall (Compound and Barebow Saturday and Recurve Sunday). Any declined places will be offered to the person next in the ranking list. 

Should more than one athlete be in 8th place, the highest score for a ranking round will break the tie (should this be tied, the next score will be used). This information will be shown in the Final Rankings for the national tour, used to perform the invite. 

From receipt of invitation, an athlete will have 7 days to accept their place at the finals.

The eight athletes in the finals were placed into the match-play charts for the quarter-finals following their final National Tour ranking position. 

  • For the matches, all World Archery rules with regards to format and allowed equipment will be followed
  • Notwithstanding the above, no camouflage, blue denim or ‘worn-looking’ clothing is to be worn by Athletes or Coaches on the field of play. Sponsor shirts, in accordance with the World Archery rules, are permitted
  • Athletes will be permitted one nominated coach, who shall be accredited
  • Athletes must carry a minimum of six (6) arrows into the finals range, to allow for runners to return arrows in alternate ends
  • No scope will be permitted on the shooting line, as there will be spotting screens and a TV unless the Competitions Manager permits it in unforeseen circumstances

Further instructions on the finals procedures and any further rules for the finals will be communicated to the selected athletes nearer the time.

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