The Grand National Archery Meeting 2023

The Grand National Archery Meeting's 168th tournament is now open to entries, and will take place on Saturday 3 June 2023.

The Grand National Archery Meeting (GNAM) returns on Saturday 3 June 2023 for two days, making it the 168th rendition of the event.


3-4 June 2023




Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Newport, TF10 9AT


8:00 am

Event Timings

Assembly at 08.45am, with sighters at 9:00am on both days

Chair of judges

Pam Tonkin

Archers will be able to shoot the GNAM's usual Double York or the men and a Double Hereford for the women. A selection of Bristol rounds and Double Nationals will also be available to shoot. The archers shooting Bristol rounds or those wishing to shoot a different National round for record purposes will not be eligible for GNAM Handicap awards.

As always, the shooting is very relaxed, and arrows will be shot in six per end.


The GNAM 'Spiders' will be awarded as well as the 'Double Distance' silver “Spiders”. Six handicap medals are awarded based upon the handicap quoted by the archer at the beginning of the event, and there will be 30 the challenge trophies. Amongst which are the Double National Score, and some extra awards for achievements such as most hits and best gold.

Why attend?

The GNAM has always been an inviting, relaxed shoot, that brings people together for a weekend of fun shooting. If you have a request to shoot with or near to your friends, we are more than happy to accommodate. However, we do encourage people to enjoy the company of their allocated target mates, and make some new friendships along the way.

Feel free to enter whichever round/distance you feel most comfortable doing. We want to be as inclusive as possible, and are very happy for people to shoot the round of their choosing. This may just mean you might not be eligible for the main GNAM awards.

Entries open Thursday 2 February at 7pm

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Further information

Proof of membership to your governing body must be provided if you are not an AGB member

Starting lists, results and competition information will be published on Ianseo

Urgent event notifications will be published on all of Archery GB’s social media platforms. The entry list is available on the AGB entry portal.

Parking will be available for free. 

No refunds will be given 28 days before the event. Refunds prior to this will be as advertised on Sport:80 when you enter and will be administered 5 working days after the event. 

The decision of the Competitions and Events Manager will be final. 

Please refer to Archery GB Rules of Shooting in the Resources section of this page for dress regulations, all archers should comply with dress regulations until after presentations of the awards. 

Archers competing at record status tournaments may be subject to testing. Competitors who are approached to give samples must comply; non-compliance will be treated as a positive result. By entering this competition, you consent to testing, this is in line with UK Anti-Doping Policy, Rule 5.7.2. 

Smoking/vaping is only permitted on the main drive. There will be no smoking in any other areas.

Event formats can be changed on the day due to unforeseen circumstances by the competition manager, organiser and judge in charge in collaboration with competitors. 

In accordance with World Archery rules, searches for lost arrows must not delay shooting groups. Please report all lost arrows to the tournament organiser on each day, upon completion of scoring.

Animals will not be allowed at this event, except for assistance dogs.

By entering this event you agree that details such as Name, Bowstyle, Category or Club may be published in documents or lists relating to the event, and at a schedule decided by Archery GB Competitions.

Starting List will be published on the day. Please contact the organiser if you need confirmation of entry. Results will be published on the Archery GB website. 

Your email will be used for entry acknowledgement. 

All entries will be treated in accordance with the Archery GB privacy notice and subject to Archery GB’s competition terms and conditions.

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