252 Improvement Awards

What is the 252 Improvement awards scheme?

The 252 awards are designed to help you practice your shooting at different distances and recognise your achievements.

The challenge

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 (252 for recurve – alternative scores apply for other bow types).

If you achieve the score TWO times 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:

  •  To be shot at the specified distance using 5-zone scoring (Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3, White = 1) on a 122cm target face.
  • Six sighter arrows are permitted which will not count towards the final score.
  • Once the archer has achieved the minimum required score twice at each distance, the 252 awards will be awarded for that distance.
  • Novices should complete the distances in order.
  • Junior archers may also claim the award at 10 yards.
  • The archer’s responsibility is to make a claim on a standard score sheet, witnessed by at least one other club archer, who will record the scores, then sign and print their name on completion as confirmation.
  • To make an award, 2 signed and witnessed official 252 score sheets should be submitted to the records officer. records@bowmenofdanesfield.co.uk

 

The Award

The quiver badges are issued by the records officer.

Distance (Yds) Award Badge Recurve Compound Logbow Flatbow Barebow
20 White   252 280 164 169 189
30 Black   252 280 164 169 189
40 Blue   252 280 164 169 189
50 Red   252 280 164 169 189
60 Bronze   252 280 164 169 189
80 Silver   252 280 126 133 164
100 Gold   252 280 101 106 139

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