252 Scheme

The 252 award scheme is designed to help you practice your shooting at different distances and have your achievements recognised.

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 yds with the aim of scoring 252 or better (that’s recurve, 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.

The Rules

  • Imperial, fivezone scoring on a 122cm target face.
  • Six sighters to be followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows.
  • The three dozen arrows may be shot alone or as the first three dozen of a longer Imperial round.
  • Awards must be claimed in sequence. You can’t for example claim a black badge until you have a white one.
  • Scores need to be achieved twice to qualify for the award.
  • Qualifying scores for a given distance for the same bow type must be shot on different days.
  • Qualifying scores for a given distance for different bow types may be shot on the same day.
  • Qualifying scores for different distances may be shot on the same day provided the shortest distance is shot first and then longer distances are shot in award order.
  • Claims can be made digitally to events@wpbowmen.com. you need to include a picture of your scoresheet (screenshot of your scoring app will do), and the name of the witness to your claim.
  • Badges cost £2 per badge – paid for in person or via paypal

Scores Needed (colour of badge may vary)


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