Entry Information

Dates and Venues

Indoor Regional Qualifier – Central: 17 February 2024 at Sudgen Sports Centre, MMU 

Indoor Regional Qualifier – South: 24 February 2024 at Coombe Dingle, Bristol 

Indoor Regional Qualifier – North: 25 February 2024 at Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, UCLan 

Session Times

To be confirmed based upon entry numbers.

Entry Costs

£32.75 per competitor 

This fee covers individual entry to BUCS Regional Qualifiers and (where applicable) Finals and Team entries. 

Entry Opening Date

Tuesday 12 December 2023

Entry Closing Date

Tuesday 23 January 2024 at 11:59pm – Student/Competitor Deadline 

(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline) 

Thursday 25 January 2024 at 11:59pm – Institution Administrator Deadline  

(Institution Administrators are given 48 hours after the student/competitor deadline to approve entries) 

Stage 2

Should the competition allow more entries, a stage two entry window will open. Priority will be given to the entries received before the Stage One entry closing date. Entries received in the Stage 2 window and accepted into the competition, will be charged an additional 20% fee.  

Stage 2 window: Friday 26 January – Tuesday 30 January 2024 

Entrants must achieve the appropriate qualification score in order to be entered into the event. If the event is over subscribed following the stage 2 entry window, the stage 2 entries that are the highest above their relevant qualification score will be accepted. Priority will remain with entries from stage 1.  Accepted stage 2 entries will be allocated depending on the space available at each regional venue, therefore you may not be allocated your preferred venue.  

Stage 2 Cost: £39.30 

Event Summary

Competitors will shoot a UK Record Status Portsmouth Round in line with ARC

Competitors at Record Status tournaments are liable for drug testing, and competitors approached to give samples must comply. Refusal to comply will be treated as a positive result. (Updated 20/12/2023)

PLEASE NOTE: It is likely that all archers (including compounds) will be asked to share a target face.  

BUCS Points Available

There are no BUCS Points available at the Regional Events, however (depending on entry numbers) medals are awarded to: 

Men’s Novice Barebow, Compound, Longbow and Recurve  

Women’s Novice Barebow, Compound, Longbow and Recurve  

Open Novice Team Trophy: the highest three non-compound scores from the eligible male or female competitors from each institution, Novice only. 

Please note: only archers who have achieved the qualification score (or higher) for their category will be eligible for awards. 

Qualification Scores

Qualification scores must have been shot at/after the BUCS Regional events in 2023 (18 February 2023) and before the entry closing date (23 January 2024). 

Qualification scores must be submitted with an archer’s entry. Qualification scores can be gained by shooting either a Portsmouth or WA18 round. 

Whilst these scores do not have to be shot at a full competition, it is required that they are shot under competition conditions (e.g. countersigned scoresheets, adequate distance, field captain, controlled shooting). If you are unsure that you can meet competition conditions, please email Joe Gallimore

Qualification scores (for both rounds) are listed in the table below: 

















PLEASE NOTE: The scores for next year will change in line with the latest ArcheryGB classification tables. We will aim to publish the new scores in good time. 

Qualification Score Checks

For the BUCS Indoor competition(s) qualification scores will be spot checked prior to, at and/or after the event. Any archer who does not achieve the qualification score or higher at their regional qualifier will be asked to give evidence of their qualification score after the event (if not included with their entry). Evidence will be requested via an email to their respective Sports/Athletic Union and the email address provided with their entry. This evidence will need to be a countersigned score sheet or results sheet and must be presented within one week of it being requested. This evidence may be asked for up to six months after the tournament date. 

Failure to provide appropriate evidence will result in a £15 fine and disqualification. 


To be eligible to compete at the BUCS Indoor Archery Championships you must be a current student at a BUCS member institution (as set out in the BUCS Regulations) and a member of ArcheryGB. 

Archers are eligible for the novice category as per ARC3, and have entered the appropriate category on the online entry form. Queries regarding whether an archer is eligible for novice status should be directed to Joe Gallimore. Any individual who enters the tournament and is subsequently found to be ineligible for the category they have entered (ie. novice, barebow), will not be permitted to compete. If this is discovered before the event the individual will be permitted to switch to the appropriate category, if possible (determined by BUCS), this will incur a £15 admin fee. If discovered after or during the event, the participant will be disqualified, any awards will be revoked and a £50 fine will be issued to the appropriate Institution post-event. Investigations into eligibility may be completed up to six months after the tournament date. 

As a minimum, archers at the tournament(s) will be expected to; understand how to score, understand how to fill out a score sheet, know the safety rules (including “fast”), and understand any rules specific to their bow type. 

Archery GB Membership

To be able to shoot at the BUCS Indoor Archery Championships you MUST provide an ArcheryGB Card (Physical or E-Card) at registration at all events. Failure to do so may result in an archer being unable to shoot. 

You can become a member of ArcheryGB here: https://archerygb.org/get-involved/become-a-member 

Please note: Student cards are also required at registration to be eligible to shoot. 

Experienced entrants are expected to provide their ArcheryGB Number on their entry; failure to do so may result in your entry being rejected, novice entrants may be entered as ‘tbc’ but will need to provide suitable evidence at registration/prior to the shoot. If you are an experienced entrant without an ArcheryGB number please email Joe Gallimore to ensure your entry is accepted. 

Entry Process

To apply for this competition all competitors must have registered on BUCS Play with their university email address and then subsequently joined the Archery community.  

  1. Competitor to complete competition application on BUCS Play 
  2. Institution administrator approves entry 
  3. BUCS approves/denies entry into competition and publishes confirmed entry list  

Any data will be handled in accordance with BUCS Privacy Policy 

By participating in this event you agree to adhere to BUCS General Event Disclaimer 

To check whether you are eligible to compete in BUCS competitions, please visit BUCS individual eligibility REG 4 

Information requested on Entry; 

[1] Name 

[2] DOB 

[3] University 

[4] Gender 

[5] Archery GB Number  

[6] ArcheryGB Club (if not your University) 

[7] Competitors qualifying round 

[8] Competitors qualifying score  

[9] Date when the qualification score was shot 

[10] Please link to the URL showing the competitors score (if available) 

[11] Do you classify yourself as a disabled or visually impaired archer? 

[11A] If yes, do you consider yourself to fit into any of the WA/ArcheryGB disability/para categories i.e. VI, W1 (please specify)? 

[11B] If [11] is yes, do you require any assistive devices (e.g. wheelchair, shooting stool, tactile sight) 

[11C] If [11B] is yes, do you need to stay on the shooting line? 

[12] Additional information 

All information must be submitted in order for the entry to be processed. Any incorrect information submitted will be rejected. 

Please note: When you enter this competition, the listed information may be collected and shared with tournament organisers, scoring systems and other competitors for example Target Lists and Results may be published displaying some (or all) of the information provided. 

Institution Administrators must rank competitors in the order of preference for entry. This information will be used if the event is oversubscribed and will be used to allocate spaces. Any competitors not initially allocated a space will be added to a reserve list. Any institution wishing to make a substitution for one of their allocation must request this by Monday 29 January 2024. If an institution withdraws an entry, but does not have anyone on the reserve list, the space will not be re-allocated and the entry fee will not be returned. Substitutions cannot be made after Monday 29 January 2024 under any circumstances and can only be made from those on the reserve list. 

Venue and Session Allocations

Venue and Session preferences will be allocated based on geographical proximity to the shooting venue and spaces available. If you require a specific venue or session please email this to the BUCS Event Coordinator, Joe Gallimore, prior to the Student Closing Date. Where possible (reasonable) requests for specific venues and sessions will be met. Confirmed competitor shooting times and venue assignments will be published by Wednesday 31 January 2024 for regionals and Monday 4 March 2024 for finals.  

Disabled Entrants

Open disability category awards (depending on entries) will have their results extracted from the combined BUCS regionals scores and be awarded at the finals event. If you wish to enter this category, please state so on your entry. If you require any support at the BUCS Indoor Archery Championship events due to disability, please let us know on your entry submission and where possible we will support you.  

If you require assistive equipment please include details of this in your entry form on BUCSPlay. It is the responsibility of the archer to ensure that any assistive equipment complies with the ArcheryGB Rules of Shooting, if any assistive equipment is not compliant the archer may not be eligible to compete at the event and therefore, unable to shoot. 


If you wish to withdraw from either of the indoor events please note the following fines will apply and you will not be refunded your entry fee;  

Time before the event 

Fine for Regionals 

Fines for Finals 

2 weeks before  

Friday 2 February 2024 (Central) 

Friday 9 February 2024 (Northern & Southern) 


Friday 1 March 2024 


More than 1 week 

Friday 9th February 2024 (Central) 

Friday 16 February 2024 (Northern & Southern) 


Friday 8 March 2024 


Less than 1 week 



On the day 




Where an archer develops a new injury/medical condition between entry and the Regional Qualifiers, or the Regional Qualifiers and the National Finals requiring them to withdraw, a medical note can be submitted to avoid incurring a fine. 

Notification of a withdrawal should be sent via e-mail by the Institution Administrator to Joe Gallimore 

Qualification to National Finals

Archers will proceed to finals as specified in ARC2.1.2. A list of spaces available for each category will be published on the BUCS website by Monday 4 March 2024. 

It is expected that all athletes who wish to take part at the BUCS Indoor Regional Qualifiers will wish to proceed to the finals event but, we understand that this is not always the case. If you do not wish to proceed to the finals event, please state this on your entry submission. Archers not wishing to progress to finals will be placed at the bottom of the reserves’ list for the Regional Tournament in the case of a cut, irrespective of the number of entries received by their institution. There is no fine for not wishing to proceed to finals if it is specified on your entry. 


All questions should in the first instance should be directed to your Institution Administration. 

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