Compete against yourself, your fellow archers and the weather to score the benchmark score (or more) in just three dozen arrows on a full sized target face using five zone scoring. Shoot and record TWO scores at a distance (each score must be recorded on different days) and you can claim the award for that distance.
There are seven awards in total, from 20 yards to 100 yards. You can only shoot for one award at a time and must gain the awards in order. Beginners, novice and junior archers will start with the 20 yard award.
Once you have gained the award at your first distance you can move straight on and start trying to beat the benchmark at the next distance. Whilst you are trying to get the award at a specific distance please do not regularly try shooting any longer distances and remember you can’t claim any benchmark scores at those distances.
The scheme is called the 252 Award Scheme as that’s the benchmark score for rounds shot using a recurve bow.
The benchmark scores for each type of bow are;
(up to 60 yards)
(up to 60 yards)
Please note that if you shoot two types of bow – perhaps recurve and compound, they you will need to enter the scheme twice, once for each bow-type.
We could say that that achieving the score is reward enough. However, for each successful claim you will be eligible to receive a certificate and a 252 badge to wear on your quiver with pride. Your first badge will be free, subsequent badges will be available to buy for £2.50. Junior archers will get all their badges for free.
To be eligible each score must be
To claim a benchmark score please
Full Bowmen of Petersfield 252 Scheme rules and regulations can be obtained by emailing the club secretary.
If you've been shooting 252 rounds for a while, you may want to know how well you're getting on. The 252 Update is downloadable here. Find your name in the sheet and you'll see how many times you've recorded a score at any particular distance. One, means you've recorded one score of 252 or better at a distance. Printed, means you've recorded two scores of 252 or better at a distance and the 252 Co-ordinator has printed your certificate and you can move on to the next distance.
If you'd like to take part but the above sounds complex; please speak to any of the coaches. Additionally, any archer who has one or more 252 badges on their quiver will be happy to help you out and score with you during any of the club shooting sessions (Tuesday or Friday evenings or Sunday mornings).