The 252 award is designed to help you practice your shooting at different distances and 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 yds 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 certificate. You also have the option to purchase an enamelled badge. (The club Captain will send emails about purchases of badges prior to the prize giving, while you are free to purchase badges yourself at any time we try to negotiate discounts through bulk purchases on behalf of members wherever possible.)

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 three dozen scored arrows.
  • 5-zone scoring (Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3, White = 1) using a 122cm target face.
  • The three dozen arrows may be shot alone or as the first three dozen of a longer Imperial round.
  • 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 the appropriate score submission box in the clubhouse

The awards are as follows:

Distance (yds) Award Recurve score Compound score Longbow score Barebow score
20 White 252 290 164 189
30 Black 252 290 164 189
40 Blue 252 290 164 189
50 Red 252 290 164 189
60 Gold 252 290 126 179
80 Green 252 290 90 169
100 Burgundy 252 290 56 157