The UK archery handicap system provides a method for rating the performance of an archer by quantifying the sizes of arrow groups, and the scores those groups would produce on a particular round.

The handicap equations are not tied to any particular rounds, bowstyles or rule changes. It is a general method of assessing and comparing the performance of an
archer and can be used for ranking, comparison, normalisation or for setting performance milestones, such as in the classification system

Handicaps and Tables for a Particular Round

First choose from one of the standard rounds or select "Custom Round" to create your own

Arrows

Distance

Face diameter (cm)

Face type

m

m

m

m

Calculate Handicap for a Score

Generate Handicap Tables

This tool allows you to generate complete handicap tables for the round defined above, using the precision defined below. You can optionally also display classification bands for any selected categories.

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Round Score Equivalent

Use this tool to calculate what score you should expect to get on one round, given the score you achieved on another round.

If you shoot on a
then the score you should expect to get on a
would be ...

Group Size Equivalent at Different Distances

The handicap system is really just a measure of group size for a particular level of performance. This tool shows what that level of performance would look like at a different distance.

If you can shoot arrows in a group of
cm at m, then you should be able to shoot the same number of arrows at m in a group of diameter ...

Group Size For A Particular Handicap

The handicap system is really just a measure of group size for a particular level of performance. This tool shows what that level of performance would look like at a different distance, and for a different number of arrows.

If your handicap is
then you should be able to shoot arrows at a distance of m in a group of diameter ...