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

Good Luck!

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

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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