252 Improvement Award

The 252 award is designed to help you practice your shooting at different distances and to recognise your achievements. After 6 sighters, you shoot 3 dozen arrows on a 122cm face at your chosen distance. The round can be shot at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 or 100 yards with the aim of scoring 252 or better (alternative scores apply for other bow types). If you achieve the score twice you can claim a badge.

It is an award scheme in use at many archery clubs in the UK and applies to all archers, irrespective of age, ability or bow type (scores differ by bow type).

The rules:

  • Six sighters to be followed immediately by 3 dozen scored arrows.
  • 5-zone scoring (Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3, White = 1) using a 122com target face.
  • The 3 dozen arrows may be shot alone or as the first 3 dozen of a longer imperial round.
  • Badges must be claimed in sequence.
  • Scores need to be achieved twice to qualify for the award.
  • Qualifying scores for a given distance must be shot on different days.
  • To make an award claim 2 signed and witnessed score sheets needs to be submitted to MARK GILL.
  • Badges will be awarded to successful archers following submission of 2 qualifying score sheets.
  • Badges cost £2 each.

Scores for awards

Distance (yards) Recurve score Compound score Longbow score Barebow score
20 252 300 158 189
30 252 300 144 189
40 252 292 126 189
50 252 292 124 189
60 252 292 112 189
80 252 292 78 164
100 252 292 56 139
252 Improvement

You can download your score card and this information here... Download score card.

If you have any questions you wish to ask or require any additional information please contact:

Mark Gill - Tel: 015395 53994 Email:markgillridesabike@yahoo.co.uk

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