The 252 award is designed to help you practise your shooting at different distances and recognise your achievements. After 6 sighters, 3 dozen arrows are shot on a 122cm face at a 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 from a maximum of 324 (alternative scores apply for other bow types other than recurve).
If you achieve the score twice you can claim a pin. There is a small charge per pin to suppliment the cost of production. This is £1 for adults and 50p for Juniors.
The 252 award scheme is used at many archery clubs in the UK and applies to all archers, irrespective of age, ability or bow type (scores differ by bowtype).


The Rules:


• Archery GB rules of shooting apply. Six sighters to be followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows.
• 5-zone scoring (Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3, White = 1, Miss = M = 0) using a 122cm target face.
• The three dozen arrows may be shot alone or as part of a longer recognised Imperial round.
• Competition scorecards may be submitted if the relevant three dozen arrows and distance are clearly identified.
• Stickers may be claimed in any sequence.
• Scores must 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 need to be submitted to the Records Officer.


Distance (yds)AwardRecurve ScoreCompound ScoreBarebow ScoreLongbow Score
30 Blue252282189164
40 Red252282189164
50 Purple252282189164
60 Bronze252282189164
80 Silver252282164126