June 13, 2024

What you need to know about the 2024 national target rankings

The national target rankings for compound, recurve, and barebow archers is based on a twelve-month rolling ranking system.


How do I get a national ranking?

  • The National Rankings for each year are decided by the number of points an archer gains from up to five world record status events within the UK.
  • Only one result is required to qualify for the National Rankings.
  • If an archer shoots more than five world record status events, only their highest sets of points will be used. Ranking points expire 12 months after they were gained.
  • These results will stand for twelve months to the day that it was shot, at which point it will then drop off. It will be replaced with your next score earned.

Which shoots can I use scores from for the rankings?

  • Qualifying events are to take place from the first outdoor event of the year and must be completed by the last full week in October of the same year.
  • There are 4 Tiers of events, each providing opportunities for archers to score Ranking points: Tier 1, Tier 2 +, Tier 2 and Tier 3
  • Please see the National Rankings Rules for the full Tier event explanation.

How are the national rankings worked out?

  • The number of points awarded to an archer will depend on the tier of the event and the position of the archer at the end of each competition.
  • Please see the National Rankings Rules for the full explanation of the points awarded for events.

Am I eligible for the national rankings

  • The National Rankings are open for all members of Archery GB to take part.

Can I get rankings points for closed events?

  • Yes, but these may be limited to Tier 3 event point allocations. Please check the full rules for examples of these events.

When do the national rankings get updated?

  • The standings will be published fortnightly on a Thursday from 10 June on the Archery GB website.
  • The final rankings for any given year will determine the UK number 1 ranked archer. These will be published at the end of the first full week in November.

Do I have to submit my scores?

No, you don't have to submit your scores manually. All scores shot at world record status events will be automatically included in the following national ranking update. If the club running the shoot don't send their information within 72 hours of the shoot's completion, the scores may not be included in the next ranking update, but rather one a couple of weeks following the event. 

Please see the full rules below:

National rankings rules

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