English Longbow Championships 2016
English Longbow Championships 2016

Selection Criteria for Senior Archers

24th February 2016


Criteria for a Senior archer's submission  for a place in Team England.


Where required, criteria should be related to the event for which the archer is to be selected.


  1. Seniors 3 x WA 1440 scores.  For Indoor - 3 x WA 18metre scores. For Commonwealth Europe  3 x WA 720.       
  2. Only scores achieved at UKRS or WRS tournaments including ‘closed’ events such as The Masters/EuroNations will be considered.
  3. Closing (cut-off) dates will be set according to the requirements of the Tournament Organiser(s)
  4. Scores for submission must have been achieved in the period from the previous Tournament i.e. 2016 through to the published cut-off  date in 2017; where practical submissions should include score(s) from the current season i.e. 2017
  5. Submissions will only be accepted on the prescribed form available from the web-site to: teamselection@englisharcheryfederation.org    all submissions will be acknowledged
  6. Senior Selection on scores.
  7. Commonwealth Europe / EuroNations - eligibility Article 25 of the CGF code:  See below for details.
  8. Eligibility re GB representation within the past 12 months:

All Archers who have represented GB at an International shoot within the last 12 months for that particular bow style are not eligible for the Home Nations matches.


Following the Closing Date:

  • Offers of a place on the team will be made by the Team Selection Co-ordinator (TSC), with a standard letter requesting a response by return.
  • The TSC will pass details of team members to the Team Managers.

                     There may be an embargo in place during this period.

  • Following the acceptance of places, those not successful will be contacted, by the TSC thanking them for their submission.
  • The ranking list, with the team members marked, along with non-travelling reserves, will be sent to the web master for publication.  Details will include, Name, Club, County, Region.


The above criteria will be reviewed annually at the EAF November Committee Meeting.


ARTICLE 25 of the Commonwealth Games Federation Constitution


1.            Subject to Article 25 (2)  as a condition of entry to compete in the Commonwealth Games, all competitors must be citizens or subjects of The Commonwealth Country that enters them and must:

  1. Not be currently under disqualification or suspension by the Federation, or their respective Affiliated CGA or IF or under the World Anti-Doping Code;16
  1. Comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the Federation, their respective IFs and the World Anti-Doping Code as may be modified and applied by the Federation to ensure that the overriding principles of the Commonwealth Games are observed


2.           Subject to Article 25 (3), where a competitor was born in a Commonwealth Country that has common citizenship/passport with other Commonwealth Countries, the competitor may initially represent either the competitor's Commonwealth Country of birth or the Commonwealth Country of birth of his or her father or mother that shares the same citizenship/passport.


3.        After having represented one Commonwealth Country at the Commonwealth Games, a competitor may not represent another Commonwealth Country unless he or she receives the approval of the Federation, the relevant IF and the Affiliated CGAs of the two Commonwealth Countries concerned.

Applications under this article must be submitted to the Executive Board at least 12 months prior to the commencement of the Games.


4          It is the responsibility of all Affiliated CGAs to ensure that their competitors are fully aware of and comply with the eligibility rules of the Federation.


5             The Executive Board (CGA) shall have the power to waive the provisions of Articles 25 (13 )in its discretion.


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