Scoring & Records

Scoring Basics

Scoring is a central part of target archery as it enables you to track your progress and to compete with others if desired. There are two official scoring methods, 5 zone (archery GB) and 10 zone (world archery). Both use the same target face but have different scoring zones.

More details can be found by downloading our Scoring Guide.

The Club keeps scoring records for all members. Scores are also used to update classifications and handicaps (see below). You can submit your scores either by placing your scores in the wallet inside the large shed at the Lintman Range or by email to Lindsey Roberts our Records officer at

There are a wide variety of recognised ‘Rounds’ to score. More details can be found in the AGB Target Rounds information sheet.


Classifications are the best indication of where you are in terms of scoring ability, and provide a benchmark for levels of improvement. There are six classification levels: the lowest is third class, then second class, first class, Bowman, Master Bowman, and Grand Master Bowman at the highest classification level.

Archery GB produces tables detailing exactly what scores you need in each round to hit a certain classification.

To gain a classification you need to shoot three scores that meet that classification level. The highest two classifications, Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman, can only be achieved with scores achieved at record status competitions. Once you achieve a classification you cannot go back and claim a lower one.


The handicap system is a way of adjusting scores to a baseline so that archers with different levels of experience can compete on an equal footing. A novice usually starts out with a high handicap, which reduces as they post better scores. To achieve a handicap an archer must shoot at least three rounds. 

The system has two main uses. First, handicaps can help you gauge your progress. Second, they are also used to produce adjusted results in handicap tournaments.

Classifications and Handicaps are maintained for all members and details can be found at Club Records and Handicaps

Score Sheets

Please use the Lintman score sheets and fill in all the  needed information. If you make your own score sheets please include the same information on them as on these sheets.

Lintman Outdoor Scoresheet

Lintman Indoor Scoresheet