Progressing Outdoors

Glasgow Archers 252 Progression Award

The GA 252 Progression Award is a recognition of an archer’s ability to score a number of points (value required varies on your bow type) over three dozen arrows. As distance is increased it obviously gets harder thus the higher level awards are for the longer distances. This award scheme is in use at many archery clubs in the UK and applies to all archers, irrespective of age, ability or bow type.

1… Six sighters followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows. Arrows to be shot at the appropriate distance starting at 20yrds. For example, a minimum score of 252 for recurve is required to qualify for the award and progress to the next distance. See below for other bow types.
2… For consistency, the required score 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… Your score is based on the imperial scoring method. This is 5-zone scoring on a standard 122cm diameter face where scores are 9, 7, 5, 3, 1. So the maximum score possible = 324. Distance shot can be the appropriate metric or imperial distance, your choice.
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. So if you shoot a lights out 3 dozen @ 70m’s as part of a competition, feel free to submit this for consideration. 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

Our new 252 badges along with our 70th-anniversary badge. © Catherine Coddington