Crystal Palace Bowmen

252 Achievement Scheme

We are having a trial of the 252 award scheme operated by several other clubs. The idea is to encourage accuracy with a round that can easily be shot on a Tuesday evening, or as the first 3 dozen of a longer round on a Sunday. Every club seems to operate this in a slightly different way, so these are our rules.

Archers shoot 3 dozen arrows on a 122cm face using imperial scoring. If an archer submits 2 qualifying scores they are eligible for an award. If you just shoot the 252 round then mark an Imperial scoresheet with 252 and the distance, and Richard will collect it. If it's part of a longer round then Terry will collect it, so let Richard have a copy after Terry has covered it in green marker.

Quiver badges are available, Linda already has the gold one for 60 yards. For juniors the badges are free. For seniors the first badge at 20 yards will be free, the others cost £2.00. Richard will hold a small stock from Reading Archers to save on postage.

The 252 comes from getting an average of 7 (or 42 for an end of 6 arrows) using a recurve bow, for other bow types the score needed changes but everything else is the same, including the badge with 252 on it. For Compound an average of 7.78 (46.7 an end) is needed. For Bare bow and average of 5.25 (31.5 an end) and longbow 4.56 (27.3 an end) and even less at 80 or 100 yards. Even with these changes, at 100 yards it's still very hard for longbows compared to compounds.

Bow20 to 60 yards80 yards100 yards
Bare bow189164139

Although the scheme is aimed at beginners using a recurve bow, getting the qualifying score at longer distances is not easy. The badge colours follow the target colours. There are also badges for 80 yards and 100 yards.

White badge
20 yards.
Black badge
30 yards.
Blue badge
40 yards.
Red badge
50 yards.
Gold badge
60 yards.

Handicaps needed to achieve the score at each distance.

Bare bow
White 20 yards.73668487
Black 30 yards.62547276
Blue 40 yards.54466467
Red 50 yards.47405861
Gold 60 yards.42355356
Green 80 yards.34274853
Purple 100 yards.27204549