252 Scheme






The 252 award scheme is designed to help you practice your shooting at different distances and have your achievements recognised. This scheme is used at many archery clubs in the UK and applies to all archers, irrespective of age, ability or bow type.


The aim of the round is to get a score of 252 or better (there are adjusted scores for compound, longbows and barebows - see below) keep in mind that the maximum score for 36 arrows when using 5 zone scoring is 324, so 252 is a challenge!


Scheme Rules


  •  Imperial, five-zone scoring (1 white, 3 black, 5 blue, 7 red, 9 gold)on a 122cm target face.

  •  Six sighters to be followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows.

  •  The round can be shot at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100 yards with the aim of scoring 252 or better (that's recurve,          alternative scores apply for other bow types - see table below.

  •  Scores need to be achieved twice to qualify for the award.

  •  Awards must be shot and claimed in sequence. You can't for example claim a black award until you have completed and claimed a white award.

  •  Qualifying scores for a given distance must be shot on different days.

  •  Flight bows (i.e. other bow types such as horse bows and flat bows) must achieve longbow scores.

  •  Scores must be recorded on the 252 scheme score sheet (available in the hut or downloaded or printed Here) and verified by another archer. Claims on scoring apps etc, will not be accepted for this award.

  •  To claim, submit two signed, verified and dated COAC 252 Award score sheets to the club's tournament organisers         (Theressa Holden / Derek Forder).

  •  Your highest* award badge will be awarded at the end of the outdoor season (*TBC).


So come on - have a go! can you be the first person to claim all 7 badges?