252 scheme - Wellingborough Open Archery Club

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252 Scheme
The aim of the scheme is to provide an incentive to progress an archer’s standard in practice and competition.
The 252 quiver badges are awards for achieving a score of 252 at different distances in the outdoor season. Why 252? Although different bow types need to achieve different scores to achieve the awards, the original idea for recurve bows was to get all the archers 36 arrows within the red or gold zone of the target. With 5 zone scoring this would mean if every arrow went in the red – it would add up to 252.
These are available at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 80 and 100 yard distances

252 equivalence table for different archery styles – these are the scores you need to achieve for different bow types.
Distance
Recurve
Compound
Longbow
Barebow
20 yds
252
280
164
189
30 yds
252
280
164
189
40 yds
252
280
164
189
50 yds
252
280
164
189
60 yds
252
280
164
189
80 yds
252
280
126
164
100 yds
252
280
101
139
252 RULES
·         GNAS Rules of Shooting to apply.
·         The attempt for the 252 score must be the first shoot of the day.
·         36 arrows (3 doz) to be shot at the specified distance using a 122cm target face and GNAS five zone scoring. The required number of arrows may be shot alone or as the first arrows of a longer round.
·         Six sighter arrows are permitted which will not count towards the final score.
·         Once the archer has achieved the minimum required score, the 252 badge may be awarded for that distance on application to the records officer.
·         There is no restriction on the order of distances in which badges are obtained (i.e. a 40 yd badge may be obtained before a shorter distance is attempted, which may then be obtained at a later date).
·         You can only claim one 252 score per day.
·         Scores can be recorded on a separate sheet, as part of a club round or as the first scores arrows of a larger round. 252 Badge scheme score sheets can be obtained from the records officer (Chris Marshall)
·         It is the responsibility of the archer concerned to make a claim on the correct score card witnessed by at least one other archer, who will record the scores and sign and print their name on completion.
·         The claim should be brought to the attention of the Records Officer, who will be responsible for verifying the scores and claims; and ensuring that the true spirit of the award scheme has been complied with.  The cost of each badge is £2 payable at the time of the claim.
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