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 than recurve). If you achieve the score twice you can claim a sticker. 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 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
20 Green252282189164
50 Blue252282189164
60 Red252282189164
80 Pink252282164126
100 Purple252282139101