252 Scheme.


Dear Members

New for this year is the 252 Scheme which we will be starting on Wednesday Club evenings once we are back outside shooting on the field.

The 252 Awards is a badge scheme which will help you to practise your shooting at different distances and recognise your achievements.  It will also encourage accuracy and good grouping at all distances.

This is a challenge for all Club members, both novices and experienced archers and all bow styles.

The challenge is to score 252 points (or more) with 3 dozen arrows on a 122 cm target face at a set yard distance.  Each round is scored with imperial scoring (9, 7, 5, 3, 1) at all distances.  To make it fair scores have been adjusted for longbow, barebow and compound archers.

Those who successfully complete each distance will receive a certificate of confirmation and can also purchase a coloured pin badge for the relevant distance to attach to their quiver.

  1.  Rounds will be shot on any Wednesday Club night from 6 p.m. (Juniors may also shoot a round on Saturday mornings at Junior Club.)
  2. The GNAS/Archery GB Rules of shooting apply
  3. Six sighters are permitted which will not count towards final scores.
  4. A total of 36 arrows are to be shot at a specified distance using a 122 cm target face and 5 zone imperial scoring. (Not including sighters).
  5. Once an archer has achieved the minimum required score a 252 certificate and badge maybe awarded on application to the records officer. There is no restriction on the order of distances in which the awards are obtained.
  6. An archer can only claim one 252 score per day.
  7. It is the responsibility of the archer concerned to make a claim on a 252 score sheet (available in the clubhouse) witnessed by at least one other Club archer who will also sign the score sheet. Completed score sheets may also be left in the folder in the Clubhouse to be picked up by the Records Officer.


A certificate for each distance will be issued by the Club free of charge.  The quiver badges are available to purchase at a cost of £2.50 per badge and will be issued by the Records Officer. The scores needed for each of the distance awards are as follows:


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