Progressing Outdoors

Glasgow Archers 252 Progression Award

The GA 252 Progression Award is a recognition of an archer’s ability to score 252 points, or more, at a variety of distances, over three dozen arrows. 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.

1. Six sighters to be followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows. Arrows to be shot at the appropriate distance for the archers ability, starting at 20yrds. A minimum score of 252 for recurve is required to qualify for the award and progress to the next distance. Max score = 324.
2. For consistency, a score of 252 or more needs to be achieved twice to qualify for the 252 award and progress to the next distance.
3. Scores needed for compound, longbow/traditional styles and barebow are given in the table below.
4. The score must be witnessed and verified by a second senior member (over 18) .
5. Scores to be submitted to a member of the committee as soon as possible after achieving the score.
6. The 252 score is based on imperial distances as below. The imperial scoring method is used, this is 5-zone scoring on a standard 122cm diameter face where scores are 9, 7, 5, 3, 1 or a miss. This also applies if you shoot a metric distance.
7. Additionally, a score from a consecutive three dozen arrows can also be submitted, if the three dozen was part of another recognized scored round. Evidence of the score with the relevant three dozen arrows clearly identified must be submitted to a committee member.

The score sheet is available for archers to download and print here.

Awards and Distance Progression

252 table

Glasgow Archers 252 Badges can be claimed on submission of two qualifying rounds (a fee applies)

252 badges

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