The 252 is an unofficial award scheme (created by the archery community rather than a governing body) that is used to supplement the official classification schemes run on behalf of Archery GB.
At Yelverton Bowmen, we ask all new archers to work their way through the scheme, to show themselves and the club that they have the proficiency to shoot at a given distance. At any point, an archer would be able to shoot ‘conventional’ rounds involving distances equal to or shorter than their current 252 achievement. Please note the 252 scheme is intended to be a precursor to shooting the ‘conventional’ rounds for classifications, not a replacement. Our advice would be to do the 252 Scheme up to and including the minimum distance required for classifications (40 yards for ladies, 50 for gentlemen) and then alternate between the two awards as you progress in distance.
You are able to claim a badge for 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100 yards. Whilst it’s called the 252 scheme, that’s the required score for Recurve archers. Each bow type has its own target score.
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252 score sheets should be in the shed but they can also be downloaded here. Completed sheets should be passed to the Records Officer.
Below is an example of a completed 252 score sheet. Entries are made row by row, with scores (in ends of six) descending from highest to lowest. On completion of the round, scores, hits and the number of nines are totalled and signatures are given by the archer and a witness.
Please ensure that the score sheet is filled out in full!
If you have questions about scoring, classifications, etc please speak to the Records Officer in person or via firstname.lastname@example.org