252 Scheme

The “252” award is a recognition of an archer’s ability to score 252 points (or more) at a variety of distances, over three dozen arrows. 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.

The Rules:

• 6 sighters to be followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows, to be shot at a distance of the archer’s choosing (see below), with a score of 252 (RC/CU) or greater to be achieved to qualify for the award (maximum score = 324)

• In the interests of consistency, a score of 252 + needs to be achieved twice to qualify for the 252 award

• Scores needed for Longbow and Barebow are adjusted thus: BB 181, LB 121

• The score must be witnessed by a second senior (over 18) member.

• Scores to be submitted a member of the committee as soon as possible after achieving the score

• Because method behind the 252 score, imperial distances (per table below) will be used, as will 5-zone scoring on a standard 122cm diameter face (gold = 9, red = 7, blue = 5, black = 3, white = 1, miss = 0).

• A score from a consecutive three dozen arrows can be submitted if the three doz was part of another recognized, scored round; evidence of the score with the relevant three doz arrows clearly identified must be submitted to a committee member. Awards:

DISTANCE                           BADGE

  • 30 YARDS                             White
  • 40 YARDS                             Black
  • 50 YARDS                             Blue
  • 60 YARDS                             Red
  • 80 YARDS                             Gold
  • 100 YARDS                           Purple