The 252 Award Scheme

To encourage all members to develop their archery further Cleobury Archers have adopted the 252 Award Scheme.

What is the 252 Award scheme

The 252 Award is designed to help you practice and improve your shooting at different distances and be recognised for your achievements.

To participate in the 252 rounds, it must be the first or part of the first round shot on that day.

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 a 252 adjusted score appropriate to the bow type (see table below). Once you have achieved the score twice at the distance you can claim a badge from the club.

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:

  • Six sighters to be followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows.
  • 5-zone scoring (Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3, White = 1) using a 122cm target face.
  • The three dozen arrows may be shot alone or as the first three dozen of a longer Imperial round (i.e. National, York, etc).
  • Scores need to be achieved twice to qualify for the selected award.
  • Qualifying scores for a given distance must be shot on different days and with same bowstyles.
  • To make an award claim, please submit your score via the members option "Submit Score". If you have not registered on the website, you will need to do this first. Register

The awards are as follows:

Distance (yrds) Award Recurve Compound Longbow Barebow
20 252 280 164 189
30 252 280 164 189
40 252 280 164 189
50 252 280 164 189
60 252 280 164 189
80 252 280 126 164
100 252 280 101 139