252 Award Scheme

Recurve Compound Barebow Flatbow Longbow

The aim of the 252 award scheme is to encourage archers to improve their shooting and strive to achieve awards at different distances and with different bow types.

The distances for which a badge may be claimed are as follows:

20yds - Green, 30yds - White, 40yds - Black, 50yds - Blue, 60yds - Red, 70yds - Yellow, 80yds - Purple, 100yds - Orange

We have sets of badges for each of the following disciplines:

Recurve (R), Compound (C), Barebow (B), Flatbow (F) and Longbow (L).

The rules are as follows:

  • A score of 252, (recurve), to be achieved for 3 dozen arrows shot at a given distance using 5 zone imperial scoring, 9,7,5,3,1, on a full size, 122cm face, (for other bow types please see the table below).
  • The 3 dozen to be shot immediately after 6 sighters, or as part of a longer imperial round.
  • Only the first 3 dozen shot at a given distance on any given day to count.
  • A signed and countersigned scoresheet is required in order to claim the badge.
  • Badges may be won in any order, only one badge to be claimed for any one day.

The table below shows the 3 dozen scores for each bow type as well as how many ends/arrows/dozen would be required to for a score of 252 with the same average score per arrow.

Bow Type Ends Arrows Dozen Average 3 Dozen Score
Recurve 6 36 3 7 252
Compound 5 30 2.5 8.4 300
Barebow 8 48 4 5.25 189
Flatbow 8.5 51 4.25 4.94 178
Longbow 9 54 4.5 4.66 164

252 achievement badges claimed to date:

Name 20yds 30yds 40yds 50yds 60yds 70yds 80yds 100yds
Chris Ansell R              
Paul Ansell RB              
Tom Bates RCBFL R            
Jerry Bessent RCBL RB RB          
Paul Bloomfield R R            
Ola Bilska RB              
Neil Gamble RCBFL RB R          
Emanuele Gerlando RB RB RB          
Alison Gibson R              
Andrew Harding RB              
John Harris R              
Ron Hawkes RCBL              
Ben Hickey RB              
Rebecca Isaacs R              
Kevin Johnson R R            
Gareth Kipling RB              
Thea Moores RB R R          
Tim Moores RCBFL RCBFL RCB R R R    
Matt O'Reilly R R            
Mark Owen B B            
Nilesh Pathak R R            
Liah Russell R R            
Keith Simms R R            
Bala Subbian RB R            
Brian Steptoe RB              
Tyrone Thomas R R            
David Turner RB R            
Paul Waltin R              
Mark Whapham RB R            
Ann-Marie Whincup RB R            
Mark Williams RBL R            
Tomas Williams R              

Site Location

The Harefield Academy
Northwood Way
Harefield, Uxbridge
Middlesex UB9 6ET

Shooting Times Tuesday 7.00pm-9.30pm

Contact Information

Club and General enquiries E mail: secretary@harefieldarchers.co.uk

Tournaments E mail: tournaments@harefieldarchers.co.uk

Upcoming Events

  • 01/03/2020 - 12:00
    Frostbite

    Frostbite

    Date: 
    Sunday, 1 March, 2020 - 12:00

    Frostbite Postal League shoot

    Round: Frostbite (3 dozen @ 30 metres, 80cm face)

    Location: Harefield Cricket Club

    Frostbite Postal League shoot

    Round: Frostbite (3 dozen @ 30 metres, 80cm face)

    Location: Harefield Cricket Club

  • 03/03/2020 - 15:45
    Club Night - AGM

    Club Night - AGM

    Date: 
    Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 - 15:45

    Annual General Meeting

    There will be no shooting tonight.

    Venue: Harefield Cricket Club

    Time: 19:30 for 20:00 start

    Please arrive promptly so that we can start on-time at 20:00.

    All members including beginners are urged to attend as there are a number of changes on the horizon that are likely to affect us all.

    Club Officers to submit reports to the Club Secretary by 24/02/2020

    Annual General Meeting

    There will be no shooting tonight.

    Venue: Harefield Cricket Club

    Time: 19:30 for 20:00 start

    Please arrive promptly so that we can start on-time at 20:00.

    All members including beginners are urged to attend as there are a number of changes on the horizon that are likely to affect us all.

    Club Officers to submit reports to the Club Secretary by 24/02/2020

  • 10/03/2020 - 19:00
    Club Night - Portsmouth

    Club Night - Portsmouth

    Date: 
    Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 - 19:00

    Portsmouth Postal League shoot

    Round: Portsmouth (5 dozen @ 20 yards, 60cm face)

    Please arrive early so that we have enough time to complete the shoot.

    Portsmouth Postal League shoot

    Round: Portsmouth (5 dozen @ 20 yards, 60cm face)

    Please arrive early so that we have enough time to complete the shoot.

  • 17/03/2020 - 19:00
    Club Night - 252

    Club Night - 252

    Date: 
    Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 - 19:00

    Monthly 252 Achievement opportunity

    We now have 5 sets of badges to qualify for: recurve, barebow, compound, longbow and flatbow.

    Just because we are shooting inside, does not mean that you are restricted to 20 or 30 yard awards.

    Using the table below you can work out the equivilent indoor target and distance for the 252 you wish to shoot (some may require measuring with a tape), all of the other 252 rules still apply.

    For example if you want to shoot a 60 yard 252, then you can shoot it on an 80cm face at 40 yards, a 60cm face at 30 yards, or a 40cm face at 20 yards.

    Angle 120cm 80cm 60cm 40cm
    38.217 20 13.33 10.00 6.67
    27.697 30 20.00 15.00 10.00
    21.490 40 26.67 20.00 13.33
    17.482 50 33.33 25.00 16.67
    14.707 60 40.00 30.00 20.00
    12.679 70 46.67 35.00 23.33
    11.136 80 53.33 40.00 26.67
    8.949 100 66.67 50.00 33.33

    Monthly 252 Achievement opportunity

    We now have 5 sets of badges to qualify for: recurve, barebow, compound, longbow and flatbow.

    Just because we are shooting inside, does not mean that you are restricted to 20 or 30 yard awards.

    Using the table below you can work out the equivilent indoor target and distance for the 252 you wish to shoot (some may require measuring with a tape), all of the other 252 rules still apply.

    For example if you want to shoot a 60 yard 252, then you can shoot it on an 80cm face at 40 yards, a 60cm face at 30 yards, or a 40cm face at 20 yards.

    Angle 120cm 80cm 60cm 40cm
    38.217 20 13.33 10.00 6.67
    27.697 30 20.00 15.00 10.00
    21.490 40 26.67 20.00 13.33
    17.482 50 33.33 25.00 16.67
    14.707 60 40.00 30.00 20.00
    12.679 70 46.67 35.00 23.33
    11.136 80 53.33 40.00 26.67
    8.949 100 66.67 50.00 33.33
  • 24/03/2020 - 19:00
    Club Night - Fun Shoot

    Club Night - Fun Shoot

    Date: 
    Tuesday, 24 March, 2020 - 19:00

    Fun Shoot.

    All bow types welcomed

    Details to be supplied on the night

    Fun Shoot.

    All bow types welcomed

    Details to be supplied on the night