Division

Divisions for all Official A.B.A. Barebow Shoots shall be:
Adults, Juniors and Cubs
Barebow Compound, Recurve, Traditional Longbow, Modern Longbow each providing for male and female divisions.

 

Veterans
Veterans Barebow providing for male and female divisions.

 

Divisions for all Official ABA Sighted Shoots shall be:-
Adults and Juniors
Freestyle Limited, Freestyle Unlimited, Bowhunter Limited and Bowhunter Unlimited, each providing for male and female divisions.

 

Cubs
Freestyle Limited, Freestyle Unlimited each providing for male and female divisions.

 

Veterans
Veterans Sighted providing for male and female divisions.
Where agreement has been reached by majority decision, a Branch may elect to combine male and female divisions for official shoots.
Age for Veterans Division is 55 years. The decision to participate in the veteran division is not binding on subsequent competitions.

 

Juniors
All persons under 17 years of age and over 13 years of age, as of date of commencement of a competition, shall compete in the Junior Division and this Division shall be graded/ flighted .

 

Cubs
All persons under 13 years of age, as of date of commencement of a competition, shall compete in the Cub Division and this division shall be graded / flighted.
Cubs are permitted to use release aids on the proviso that they have deemed to be proficient in the use of a release aid. This shall be judged by the Club Coach, or in their absence, the Branch Coach.

 

Grades

 

Barebow Division

A Grade

B Grade

C Grade

Longbow  (Modern)

520+

400+

400-

Longbow (Traditional)

500+

400+

400-

Compound

600+

400+

400-

Recurve

520+

400+

400-

Bowhunter Limited

700+

600+

600-

Bowhunter Unlimited

740+

680+

680-

Freestyle Limited Recurve

700+

600+

600-

Freestyle Limited Compound

700+

600+

600-

Freestyle Unlimited

760+

700+

700-

 

 

Adjustments of Grading

a) A score for grading purposes shall be the combined total score of scores shot on a 3 arrow round and a 1 arrow round of an Official Shoot, other than for a Club’s initial grading of a member.

b) A member shall initially compete in 3 grading shoots at Club level. Results of these shoots shall be recorded by the Club and forwarded to the Branch Score Recorder for determination and registration of official grade. The member shall be notified of their official grade by the Branch Score Recorder. Where a Club has not had an opportunity to initially grade a member prior to an official competition that member shall participate in the first day of competition and be graded on the first day‟s score and shall then complete the competition in that grade.

c) Regrading of a member shall occur on the basis of scores shot at Official Shoots only. Where no Branch or Inter-Club Shoot program is in operation, grading shall be adjusted on the results of the Official Club Shoots.

d) Upgrading of a member shall occur automatically when that member shoots scores higher than that attached to his or her present grade at 3 Official Shoots over any 12 month period. In the case of the Grand Master Award, the Official Shoots must be consecutive.

e) Downgrading of a member shall occur automatically when that member shoots three (3) consecutive scores of a lower grade, than that attached to his or her present grade at Official Shoots for a period of 12 months. If a member does not record any scores in any 12 month period then they shall be regraded using the grading methods as provided at Rule 10(a).

f) Progression from Cub to Junior and Junior to Senior Divisions shall be automatic on exceeding the age limit. Those progressing on Age will be classified as ungraded and will be graded on their first grading score at competition.

g) The issue by Clubs or Branches of a card stating a member‟s grade is recommended.

 

h) Any archer, who completes a National, State or Branch Championships in a medal position, will be regraded accordingly using the completed round scores, for future competition.