Club Leagues


2021 Autumn League Calendar

  • For beginners, seasoned archers, juniors and seniors alike; the Club conducts two progressive competitions per year where all members have the chance to compete in a relaxed club atmosphere and on a level footing.
  • It's a handicap event so everyone has the chance of winning - in fact the novice archer has a greater chance of taking out the individual shoots well because, arguably, the rating system is weighted in their favour.
  • To obtain your shooting handicap you need to score five different rounds under controlled shooting conditions. Once these scores are submitted, the Club Recorder will issue you a shooting handicap and you can then compete in the league competition.
  • Note that there is no general shooting on the main range during league events although archers are welcome to join in and shoot on the controlled line alongside.
  • The practice area is open during league shoots as long as it doesn't interfere with longer distance rounds.
  • Participating in Club Leagues, gears you up for state and national tournaments. The club leagues are shot to help archers experience rules and regulations of actual tournaments outside of the club. 
  • During Club Leagues the main range will remain closed until the day's league is complete. Beginners' courses and coaching will commence on the league has finished.

Club Leagues - Register Here

If you are registering for a league for the first time on Archers Diary, please click on the link below. Fill in all your details and mail them to Alan Thornton.

Archers Diary - League Registration Form.pdf

Northern Archers Club Leagues


The Northern Archers Leagues are run on every weekend, as well on 2nd and 4th Thursdays. The Weekday leagues are run of under the same conditions as our weekend league competition. It is open to club members, full and associate and visitors. All Club Leagues require a $2.00 gold coin entry on the day from Northern Members. 


  • Open to all Club members irrespective of ability
  • Handicaps applied when established
  • Saturdays and Sundays, AM rounds only
  • 2 Comps per year, comprising 12 rounds each.
  • Prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places

NORTHERN ARCHERS MIDWEEK HANDICAP LEAGUES (for those with more time on their hands)

  • Open to all Club members and visitors
  • Handicaps applied when established
  • Evert 2nd Thursday mornings
  • 2 Comps per year
  • Prize money for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places


  • Open to all Club members
  • No handicaps
  • Dates per Northern Archers Shoot Calendar
  • Individual and Team Awards

How Do I Score

Electronic Scoring

The new application is a web-based application that can be used for both online (live) and offline (disconnected) scoring. Please search on your phone web browser and follow the steps to install it on your iPhone or Android devices. 

All Archery Australia registered events and many other clubs are now scoring their competitions online. This saves the club recorders time and effort in adding and processing your scores. They will still have to fix any errors that may come up but if you register correctly through Archers Diary, the bulk of the work should be done with results available almost immediately.

"How do I access the internet at the range?" Northern Archers range has good access to 3G and 4G mobile data, so anyone with a phone or tablet and a sim card can use the app to input scores at events. The club is endeavoring to set up a wireless system so you can log straight into that. The wireless system will be configured only to allow access when events are run and be restricted to accessing websites that allow input of scores and viewing of results. When this is done you will be notified.


Manual Scoring Via the Club and Archery Australia Official Score Cards

When shooting at competitions these days, scoring is done via both electronic and paper scoring. If there are discrepancies between details of both of these, the paper document will be used as the final arbiter. All manual scoring is done on paper scorecards. These are either generated by Northern Archers from Archery Australia templates for internal use or when shooting registered competitions, official Archery Australia Score Cards are used.

Please "CLICK HERE" for an Archery Australia document on how to score in Target, Indoor and Clout archery events.

When filling out paper scorecards, make sure all areas are filled in, including the record section at the bottom of the score cards. Make doubly sure you and a witness have signed the scorecard at completion of checking the additions and final numbers.

NAOS League Update

The leagues will be held on alternate Saturdays and Sundays. The leagues are for members only. To participate - please register in Archers Diary. It's on a first-come basis. 

You can also go to Event results in Archers Diary, from the Archery Australia webpage to look at a breakdown of your results. I encourage you to take a look and become familiar with this.

Installing the

"CLICK HERE" to view the quick start guide for the scoring app ""

Northern Archers Club Records

"Click Here" to access Northern Archers club shooting records to March 2018

Big thanks to Alan Thornton, your friendly Recorder, for pulling this together.


Northern Archers would like to thank the following businesses for their support


Description of AA Rounds

What round am I shooting ?

  1. Official Archery Australia Target Rounds January 2017 Schedule 9a, Outdoor Target Rounds "Click here"

  2. Official Archery Australia Target Rounds and Northern Archers Club Rounds January 2017 "CLICK HERE"

National League System

We follow the guidelines set down by the National League System.

Finishing results will be based on an archer’s raw score plus their handicap allowance. There will no longer be count backs for archers shooting 3 over their handicaps. Any archers finishing on the same adjusted scores will be separated firstly by 10s then by X’s followed by 9s. This system will favour the improving archer over the seasoned archer

To gain a handicap, new archers are required to shoot 5-league rounds & have a minimum 3rd class classification before receiving points. If after 5 league rounds the new archer still hasn’t achieved 3rd class status, they must continue to compete for no points until the minimum status has been achieved. The league rules posted in the clubhouse have a table of 3rd class classifications according to bow type/age & division.