August 16, 2023

Find out how your club can host a national competition in 2024

Archery GB is looking for clubs to host the 2024 National Tour, the Junior UK Masters, the British Field Championships and more.

Does your club want to be a part of the biggest UK events of the year? The Archery GB National Tour is a staple of the annual archery calendar, and 2024 will be no exception. The event brings together the best archers around the UK competing to earn their places in the coveted National Tour Finals. Not only this, but hosts are also needed for the British Field Championships and the Junior Archery Series to name a few!

Sophie Carpenter, Barnsley Archery Club's National Tour stage 3 Tournament Organiser, said: "It's super important to be able to promote archery on a local stage by bringing a national high profile event to the area. Our club rallies as a big team and it's really good fun to put things together and to see the enjoyment on people's faces when people come to shoot with us. Everyone has their part to play. Volunteers in our sport are essential and a life blood to keep things going."

Applications are invited from clubs, counties, regions, or associations to host the Archery GB competitions listed below in 2024. Competition hosting requirements are also outlined below the table.

All competitions must fit within the 2024 calendar on the nominated weekends:


Date options

Venue requirements

UK 3D Championships


Large 3D course with targets

Junior Masters


2 days / 28 targets +

British Field Championships

May 25/26

2 x 24 targets preference, 1 x 24 considered

Junior Archery Series x 6 stages

To run May - August

Good geographical spread 28 targets + venues

National Flight Championships


Very long field/ground/airport

National Clout Championships


Large field

WA 50+ Championships


32 targets or more

Archery GB National Competition Hosting Requirements

The format of the competitions is to be in line with the existing event prospectus, and UKRS/WRS must be applied for by the host club where necessary.

  • Entries are to be managed on Archery GB’s membership competition entry portal (more info available upon request).
    • All entries will be subject to Archery GB's terms and conditions, which must be followed for cancellations or changes.

  • The event logo must appear on the entry prospectus.

  • All opening dates must be agreed with the Events Manager and will be published on the Archery GB website in advance.
    • From experience, we recommend that entry is open four months prior to the competition.

  • It is mandatory that the competitions are scored on Ianseo software, so that full and immediate results and standings are live on the internet.
    • AGB will provide Ianseo training courses for the host clubs
    • Clout and flight are not required to use Ianseo

  • Archery GB will appoint judges for all of the above championships.
    • Judges for the junior archery series events are the responsibility of the host club to organise.

  • There should be an effective public-address system, and we would like you to play music while archers collect their arrows from the targets.

  • The use of A-Frame stands is not permissible at these events. All frames must be H frame style. It is preferred that foam targets are used if possible.

  • Archery GB will provide event branding to the host that must be displayed at the venue as required.

  • An area for Archery GB sponsors is to be provided if they wish to come and have a trade stand.

  • Organisers are encouraged to seek local publicity and sponsorship of your competition.

Support available from Archery GB

The Archery GB competitions team can provide the following equipment and services towards the event. There is a hire charge for some of these services.

Event entry and results system:

  • Management of entries and waiting lists on Sport:80
  • Target list allocation to your specification
  • Set up of all Ianseo files, including online
  • Back numbers prepared (club to provide card or tear-proof paper & pins)

The below comes with an extra charge:

  • Provision of a results team leader for the weekend
  • Delivery of a full results service
  • Supply of the AGB score system (PDAs)

Field equipment (van hire required):

    • Supply of AGB flip boards
    • Loan of target nappies
    • Loan of a sound system
    • Loan of a Danage timing system

Sophie added: "I would encourage any club that has the space to consider bidding for a national event. This year, we were able to run a sold-out event with over 200 archers, and it was amazing to see records being broken and 9 compound archers achieving over 700 on our home ground. We were so proud to be able to host at our club to aid them with their achievements."

If your club, county, or region would like to apply to host a National Competition in 2024, please complete and return the attached form no later than 1 September 2023.


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