English Longbow Championships 2016
English Longbow Championships 2016
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Selection Criteria for Senior Archers

January 2018


1.         The minimum age for selection to a team (male/female) is 18 at the time of the event for which a score submission is made.

2.         Score submissions will only be accepted if received by 6 pm on the cut-off date on the appropriate form and must be typed.  A computer-generated signature is sufficient.
(See Cut-off date information on Senior Target page).

3.         All submissions must be in Word or PDF format and made on the prescribed form available on the web site and sent to: teamselection@englisharcheryfederation.org  All submissions will be acknowledged.

4.         All scores must be from UK or WA Record Status events and may be from “closed” events such as the UK Masters or an international event where an archer is NOT representing GB.
Scores for submission must have been achieved in the period from the previous year’s cut -off date through to the published cut-off date in the current year; where practical submissions should include score(s) from the current season.

5.         Score submissions for the Outdoor and Indoor Home Nations tournaments are open to all qualified English Archers who are affiliated to an English Region, will be a minimum age of 18 at the time of the event and have not represented GB as a senior team member either indoors or outdoors in the 12 months prior to the event for which scores are submitted

Any archer who submits scores for an event and is then called upon to represent GB as an official GB team member, must immediately inform the Team Selector at email address at 3 above.

6.         Senior Home Nations Outdoor Tournament
            (incorporated in the British Target Championships, August)

             Team members will be required to shoot on both days of the weekend

             Three scores from WA 1440 events (Record status)

              7.        Senior Commonwealth Europe Championships

            (held in different Commonwealth countries on a rotational basis or as agreed)

             Three scores from WA 720 events (Record status)

  • English archers who are affiliated to an English Region and have represented GB in the 12 months prior to this event are permitted to submit scores provided they meet the eligibility rules of Article 25 of the Commonwealth Games Federation Constitution (see below).

 8.         Senior Indoor Home Nations Tournament
           (incorporated at the Senior National Indoor Championships, December)

                Three scores from WA 18 metre events (Record status)

                Note: A WA18 score achieved as part of a Combined WA25 WA18 round will be acceptable.
                Similarly, scores from consecutive WA18 rounds shot on the same day will be acceptable.

              9.            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.


             10.          The TSC will pass details of team members to the Team Managers.

Until all acceptances have been received there will be an embargo on publication


              11.          Once all places have been accepted, those who have not been successful will be contacted by the TSC thanking them for their submission.

              12.          The ranking list, with team members marked, along with the non-travelling reserves, will be sent to Regional Representatives and the web-master for publication.

Details will include: Name, Club, County and Region.

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


               ARTICLE 25 of the Commonwealth Games Federation Constitution (see 6. above)



           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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