As we enter the outdoor season we have a series of challenges which will allow you to progress to the longer distances.
252 Award How it Works
You get 6 sighter arrows You shoot 3 dozen arrows on a 122cm face at your chosen distance.
You score the round using the 5-zone scoring method [so 9 for a gold, 7 for a red etc]
For each round that you achieve the required score or better (see Table below) you can claim a badge that you can then proudly display.
The aim of the round is to get a score of 252 or better – keep in mind that the maximum score for 36 arrows when using 5 zone scoring is 324, so achieving a score of 252 (an average of 7 per arrow) even at the shorter distances is quite a challenge.
Your chosen round can be shot at the following distances…30 yds, 40 yds, 50yds, 60 yds, 80yds & 100yds. ……commencing initially at the shortest distance that you feel comfortable with shooting.
To achieve the award, you must shoot the 252 or above 3 times on your chosen distances.
Progressing to the next longer distance after each badge has been claimed. Subject to availability, 252 Badges will be awarded at Club Meetings.
Classifications are important to all archers because they are the best indication of where you are in terms of scoring ability and provide a benchmark for levels of improvement. There are six classification levels: the lowest is third class, then second class, first class, Bowman, Master Bowman, and Grand Master Bowman at the highest classification level.
As your scores are entered on Golden Records for a round, it automatically calculates your classification. To gain a classification you will need to shoot 3 scores which are higher than the set scores.
To everyone visiting the site whether you are a member of Mounts Bay Archery Club, a passer-by or someone who is interested in our great sport, it is with immense pleasure that I introduce you to the new website for Mounts Bay Archery Club – the oldest Cornish archery club!
Please bear with us while we move things around, change things and add new things – it will serve us all well once the raucous is finished, I promise!
If any member has a suggestion for items to cover on the website, then please feel free to raise these at our next meeting.
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