Virtual Archery Competitions

Archery GB Virtual Competitions. The Archery GB Postal competitions allow you to take part in archery competitions in your own time, outside of the traditional competition format. If you struggle to travel for any reason, the postals are the event for you. Here’s how to take part.

Postal competitions

The Archery GB Postal competitions allow you to take part in archery competitions in your own time, outside of the traditional competition format. If you struggle to travel for any reason, the postals are the event for you. Here’s how to take part.

You can enter your scores through our online platform, please be aware it could take up to 48 hours to receive QR code and scoresheet. 

If you are entering scores for more than six people, you can download our spreadsheet  and send it to to tournaments@archerygb.org. Please note the spreadsheet can only be accepted if all required fields are filled in.

You will need to enter your scores through the Ianseo app, available for Apple or Android devices, along with submitting your entry on the link below.

Postal Entry link

Scoresheets

We’ll take your scores in good faith, so you don’t need to submit your scorecards, unless a score is questioned, in which case Archery GB will ask for scoresheets. All winners will also be expected to show their scoresheet prior to the final result publication.

Target

Bow types eligible for all postal competitions 

You can shoot barebow, compound, longbow, or recurve in the Postal Competitions. 

Eligibility

All Archery GB members are eligible to enter the postal competition series. 

The January Challenge

Round: Portsmouth (archers may use either a full or 3 spot face)

*Golds are 10’s for this challenge

Categories

Archers will be split by bow type and gender within each of the categories below:

  • 1 year in archery or less
  • Under 25 years in archery
  • 25 years in archery or more

Entry dates

All scores submitted must be shot during January and entered into the system no later than the 5 February.

Please check this page before January for the live register link.

Summer Metrics

Round

Short metric

Categories

All categories will be split by gender, age (where appropriate) and bow type.

*Please note archers must shoot their age group or above, archers cannot shoot a round below their age group. The age of the archer on the day the score is shot will define the age group.

  • Short Metric – Seniors
  • Short Metric – Masters (in line with the 1440 masters category – masters category for over 50’s only)
  • Short Metric 3 – Novice archers (any archer who has shot for less than 1 year)
  • Short Metric 1 – Boys under 18
  • Short Metric 2 – Boys under 16 and Girls under 18
  • Short Metric 3 – Boys under 14 and Girls under 16
  • Short metric 4 – Boys under 12 and Girls under 14
  • Short metric 5 – Girls under 12

Scores submitted can be taken from the shorter distances shot where appropriate in a 1440 or metric round. Please be aware that if you use the spreadsheet, this data will not be uploaded onto Ianseo until the end of the competition.

More than one entry will be allowed, and the archer's highest score will be used for the final results. You will be asked to indicate if you have entered the postal competitions before so that we can remove your previous result. 

Please be aware that you are allowed to shoot over 2 days due to time restrictions. You will also need to print the scoresheet off twice to submit.

Entry dates

You may only submit scores shot in July and August. You will need to allow up to 48 hours for the entry to be processed and a QR code to be sent.

Register for Summer Metrics

Entering your postal scores via the Ianseo app

The Ianseo mobile app is free and simple to use. This gives the added benefit to you that the results are instantly sent to Archery GB without having to do any further emailing or entry of scores. Search the Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store  for ‘Ianseo Scorekeeper’ 

After you have registered for entry into the postal league of choice, you’ll be sent your scorecard and unique QR code. 

You can either: 

  • Take the scorecard to the field, fill it in, and then transpose the information to the app later 
  • Take both the app and the scorecard to the target and fill the app in live 

How to use the Ianseo app: 

  • Click on the app icon
  • From the setup screen, click on the blue button with the QR logo
  • Scan the QR code that accompanies your scoresheet (make sure to align the QR code in the green box)
  • Please make sure you check the details all match the postal event you have entered
  • Press Save and ‘Yes’ to accept
  • Select ‘All’ from the distances box (this will stop you having to change to the 2nd group of 30 arrows at ½ way) 
  • Tap the arrow value boxes to record the arrows. If you make a mistake, you can tap an arrow value, it will turn red and you can correct it with the new one
  • Press ‘Next archer’ this will move you to the end summary, where it shows what your end totals are and the total score please check for errors here the press continue. If you’re doing another postal event, then when you receive the new scorecard, click the menu icon at the top right and select setup to return to the setup menu for scanning a new code
  • Complete the input screens until the last end, when you have completed a distance (in the case of an indoor shoot it would usually be ½ way) you will get a prompt to tell you, so you can check your results for the distance, and then press ok to move on to the 2nd distance (or 1/2 ) you will see that the end number changes to End 1, but the top descriptions says ‘Distance 2’

Archers on the shooting line

The 300

The 300 is the perfect opportunity to mix social media and competition for all levels of archers around the UK. The challenge consists of a simple 30 arrow round at 18m and is free to enter.

Format

  • 18 metres – 30-arrow round 
  • Max score 300
  • Any 40cm official target face
  • The 4cm diameter 10 ring is for both compound, recurve, barebow and longbows, the 2cm diameter innermost ring is to be a 10 but scored as an X ring

In the final score you will count 10s and Xs as 10s, but also record the number of Xs.

You can use any of the selection of 40cm target faces, either

  • Single spot
  • Triple spot (vertical)
  • Triple spot (triangular)

You must score your round on a new clean target face.

The 300 on social media

In order to participate in this virtual competition, you must supply:

  • A clear photograph of your target face. No practice can be done on the face you use for competition. Please ensure the photograph is taken in good, clear light so the full face can be seen
  • Optional extra, we’d love to see a video of you shooting your round. We’ll show a selection on the Archery GB social media platforms

Please send all photos and videos to Sophie Meering via Whatsapp (07887932317). 

Please photograph in portrait and film in landscape. 

You will need to include the following information when submitting your round:

  • Your name
  • Your division
  • The club you shot at
  • The date you shot (so we can relate back to the scoring app)
  • The picture or time-lapse video

How to enter the 300

You can enter the 300 by submitting this form. Please be aware that you will need to register a minimum of 48 hours prior to gaining access to the Ianseo Scoring app score sheet.

Along with registering, you will need to use the Ianseo Score app to submit your score, followed by sending a clear photograph of your target face,  plus optional video of your time-lapsed shooting, to Sophie Meering on Whatsapp (07887932317), including the information detailed above.

Enter the 300

How to score your round

You will need to download the Ianseo Scoring app via the Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store

The app will send the scores directly to us and we can collate all results. If you’re filming and only have one phone/tablet, please print off a scoring sheet and write the score down then input the scores to the Ianseo Scoring app after you have recorded and shot your round, sending a photo of the scoring sheet and video.

Where can I shoot my “The 300” round?

Your 300 can be shot at any indoor or outdoor Archery GB club or a private range or shop with insurance. You must be an Archery GB member to participate.

The 300 rules

  1. You must shoot the whole 300 round in one session
  2. A photograph of the target face (only the round, no practice) for submission to be accepted
  3. The photograph or video could be used as a marketing tool on our social media and by submitting it, you are giving permission for Archery GB to use the picture or video on social media and our website
  4. Any amount of 300 rounds can be submitted by a single person
  5. Any precautions must be kept in line with current government guidelines
  6. Ensure that anyone that could be in the photograph or video footage is happy to be so
  7. Scoring must be submitted through the Ianseo Scoring app
  8. Winners will be announced at the end of the virtual competition period
  9. All disciplines are using the larger 10 ring, and the inner 10 ring is to be scored as an X
  10. Your 300 can be shot at any Archery GB, a private range or shop with insurance
  11. Rules set out by the club you are shooting at must always be followed
  12. If you only have one phone/tablet, please score on a scoresheet, and then input the scores into the Ianseo Scoring app after filming if you choose to film
  13. You must enter via the Google Form a minimum of 48 hours prior to completing the round, to get your scoresheet on the Ianseo Scoring app

Enter the 300

Archery range

The 360

Introducing the Archery GB 360 Challenge - open to all archers with a range of distances. The Challenge is 100% virtual so there’s no need to travel to participate, plus it’s free to enter! 

The 360 challenge consists of a simple 36 arrow round at the following distances;

Recurve, Barebow and Longbow:

  • 20m
  • 30m
  • 40m
  • 50m
  • 60m
  • 70m

On a 122cm face.

Compound:

  • 30m
  • 40m
  • 50m

On an 80cm face.

Why are there so many distances? We want to encourage archers of all abilities and ages to take part in this virtual competition.

The 360 on social media

In order to participate in this virtual competition, you must supply:

  • A clear photograph of your target face. No practice can be done on the face you use for competition. Please ensure the photograph is taken in good, clear light so the full face can be seen
  • Optional extra, we’d love to see a video of you shooting your round. We’ll show a selection on the Archery GB social media platforms

Please send all photos and videos to Sophie Meering via Whatsapp (07887932317). 

Please photograph in portrait and film in landscape. 

You will need to include the following information when submitting your round:

  • Your name
  • Your division
  • The club you shot at
  • The date you shot (so we can relate back to the scoring app)
  • The picture or time-lapse video

How to enter the 360

You can enter the 360 by submitting this form. Please be aware that you will need to register a minimum of 48 hours prior to gaining access to the Ianseo Scoring app score sheet.

Along with registering, you will need to use the Ianseo Score app to submit your score, followed by sending a clear photograph of your target face,  plus optional video of your time-lapsed shooting, to Sophie Meering on Whatsapp (07887932317), including the information detailed above.

Enter the 360

How to score your round

You will need to download the Ianseo Scoring app via the Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store

The app will send the scores directly to us and we can collate all results. If you’re filming and only have one phone/tablet, please print off a scoring sheet and write the score down then input the scores to the Ianseo Scoring app after you have recorded and shot your round, sending a photo of the scoring sheet and video.

Where can I shoot my “The 360” round?

Your 360 can be shot at any indoor or outdoor Archery GB club or a private range or shop with insurance. You must be an Archery GB member to participate.

The 360 rules

  1. You must shoot the whole 360 round in one session
  2. A photograph of the target face (only the round, no practice) for submission to be accepted
  3. The photograph or video could be used as a marketing tool on our social media and by submitting it, you are giving permission for Archery GB to use the picture or video on social media and our website
  4. Any amount of 360 rounds can be submitted by a single person
  5. Any precautions must be kept in line with current government guidelines
  6. Ensure that anyone that could be in the photograph or video footage is happy to be so
  7. Scoring must be submitted through the Ianseo Scoring app
  8. Winners will be announced at the end of the month
  9. Compound archers must shoot an 80cm face at 50m, 40m or 30m
  10. Recurve archers must shoot a 122cm face at 70m, 60m, 50m, 40m, or 30m
  11. The 360 round must be shot at a registered Archery GB range
  12. Rules set out by the club you are shooting at must be followed at all times
  13. If you only have one phone/tablet, please score on a scoresheet and then input the scores into the Ianseo Scoring app after filming
  14. You must enter via the Google Form a minimum of 24 hours prior to completing the round, in order to get your scoresheet on the Ianseo Scoring app

Enter the 360

Archers at a club

300 and 360 Challenge FAQs

Do I have to re-register to shoot another round?

Yes, for every round you want to shoot, you need to re-register through the sign-up link so a new QR code and scoresheet can be sent to you. You can shoot as many rounds as you want to and submit them along with the videos.

Can I shoot yards?

This virtual competition is a variation of the WA720 round, hence why the distances are in metres. We are not looking to add yards to the 300 or 360 Challenges at this time.

Why can’t I send a scoresheet by email?

Although we appreciate and understand some members do not have a smartphone or tablet, we are trialling a virtual competition using the Ianseo Scoring app to make it quicker to collect scores.

Can I film two targets at once?

We need to have one video from each archer to go with their score submission. We will accept either a video of just the target (for the duration of the 36 arrows), or the target and you shooting. Ideally this should be sent in a time-lapse format, but if you are unsure of how to do this, send the video at normal speed and we can edit the footage to be time-lapsed.

Will there be prizes?

Yes, there will be prizes, we have currently got the Archery GB Competitions medals per distance for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, along with certificates for participation.

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