Rules For Claiming County Records
A county record score can be claimed:
1.a) If the score has been recorded at an open tournament, where the entry form is freely available from the organising club or organisation.
1.b) If the score has been recorded at a closed invitational shoot, such as a county or regional team match or the UK Masters.
1.c) If the score has been recorded at a club target day, when both the date and round have been previously stated to both the current county secretary and records officer no less than 5 days before the shoot. Changes to the stated round can be made up until the day before the shoot takes place. Records won’t be accepted for stated rounds changed on the day of or after the shoot.
1.d) If there are at least 5 archers in total also competing at the shoot.
1.e) If the shoot has taken place no more than 6 months before the claim is submitted.
2.a) If the score is witnessed and signed by at least one other person sharing the same target face or same boss.
2.b) If the score has been recorded correctly onto a score sheet which clearly states; the archers full name. the date, the round, the archers category and sex, the archers age (if required), the archers club, and the score.
2.c) If the score has been recorded onto a final results sheet published online and so being made freely available from the organising club or organisation.
2.d) If the score was achieved at a shoot run to ArcheryGB or World Archery (WA) rules regarding sighters/practice and multiple rounds. See footnote below for update to rules as of 1st October 2016*.
2.e) If the score is higher numerically than the previous record. A higher known number of hits and golds will not count.
In the event of two separate scores being submitted for the same record, the higher score carrying the earliest date will count.
County Record claims can only be accepted and ratified when submitted via the online claim form with all the requested information supplied. The PDF version of the form which would have been submitted by post is no longer available.
One claim form must be submitted per score being claimed, even when more than one record has be achieved in one round or event.
Clubs sending several records at once must also submit one record per claim form.
The form must be accompanied by a copy of the results sheet from the tournament. The records officer may request a copy of the original signed and witnessed score sheet. Especially for scores achieved at club target day competitions.
Short Metric Rounds
Scores will be accepted for Short Metrics shot as part of a twelve dozen round. These will be recorded separately from an individual Short Metric round shot to normal GNAS and FITA rules.
Junior Age Groups
The Record Status rounds that Juniors are able to shoot according to their age is explained to the Archery GB Rules of Shooting in section 308. The system is generally used for non record status tournaments also and NCAS uses this system for all outdoor rounds. For Indoor rounds, NCAS introduced it’s own age group system in October 2015 to give younger archers a chance to gain a county record.
If you have any questions about claiming county records, please contact the NCAS County Records Officer.
*From 1st October 2016, archers may now shoot sighter arrows prior to each round shot at the same venue on the same day. This brings ArcheryGB rounds more into line with WA rounds, except you still shoot the required number of sighter arrows for that round rather than having ‘practice’. This means that national, regional and county records CAN be claimed for the second (or third, or fourth) round shot at the same venue on the same day, irrespective of round and bowstyle.