Classification and Score Card Template
The IFAA Statues require that all of our member associations have a classification system that is acceptable to the IFAA.
This is not a new “thing”. It has been a requirement since the first Statues of the IFAA in 1975.
We will use our web site for easy access to these cards as not all members associations are implementing a successful classification system. The card on the website is a double sided card that needs to be folded twice, with the score records on the inside.
Our member associations who do not implement a similar system as yet are invited to use this card.
The principle behind the card is simple:
Any archer who shoots at an IFAA sanctioned event must have such a card to show that he/she has previously experienced a similar event under IFAA rules and is aware of our tournament rules.
Such event may be a club shoot, a national shoot or an international shoot, as long as the score has been verified by a tournament official.
Scores that are shot in a double Field or Hunter Round (28 targets shot on the same day) shall be used for the classification of an archer in the A, B or C class, irrespective of the shooting style.
A 14 target Field Round, followed by a 14 target Hunter Round on the same day, also qualify as a 28 target event and the total of the two scores shall be recorded.
The various classification score limits are printed on the Card. They only apply to Adult and Junior archers. Veteran archers, Cub archers and archers shooting in the Historical Bow Style do not qualify for the various classes.
Classification is based on the two highest scores obtained over the two years preceding the tournament. This applies for each style you shoot. Such card therefore can be used longer than a year.
The various Bowhunter Rounds as well as the Indoor Rounds of the IFAA are not included in the classification system. Scores obtained in these Rounds will therefore only be used as proof that you have shot such an event previously. Also two scores are required for the Bowhunter Round and the Indoor Round and the card must be handed over for verification at registration at the venue.
Scorecards/classification cards are compulsory since 2012 for all IFAA sanctioned events.
You will have to send a copy of this card with registration with such an event.
Please note that only under exceptional circumstances an archer will be allowed to register for an IFAA event without such a card.
The process is simple:
Copy both Jpeg files from our web. Paste one of these files on 150gr thick paper and print. Exchange with the other Jpeg file in the same position, turn over the paper and print again.
The setting of the Jpeg files is 210x105 mm, which fits across an A4 sheet.
Please assist us with this process and comply with our rules.
Note: “B” and “C” class archers are NOT excluded from our World Champion medal! If such an archer has the best score in that style, he/she will get the gold medal, regardless of Classification.
Classification allows you win a medal in your class and they come in Gold, Silver and up to 3 Bronze, depending on the number of archers in that class.
Classification allows for a healthy competition between archers that shoot similar scores in a style.
Remember that Classification only applies to: WFAC, EFAC, NAFAC, PRFAC and ARFAC. Some of our member associations even use classification in their National Field Archery Championships!
For further information please consult the Bylaw section in IFAA Book of Rules: Article VII from page 57-59.