Badges

252 rounds are 36 arrows on a 122cm target face using Imperial (5-zone) scoring.

You can only claim one 252 score per day and this needs to be the first round shot (this can be part of a longer round).  You are allowed 6 sighter arrows prior to scoring the round.

To claim the badge you need to submit three scores (see below for the score requirements), if you achieve the maximum score of 324 then you can claim the badge immediately without submitting three scores.

Distance (yds) Recurve Scores Compound Scores Longbow Scores Barebow Scores
10 252 280 164 189
20 252 280 164 189
30 252 280 164 189
40 252 280 164 189
50 252 280 164 189
60 252 280 164 189
80 252 280 126 164
100 252 280 101 139

The Archery GB Progress Award Scheme (Outdoor) uses the same round as the 252 and you can claim scores for both the 252 and the progress award at the same time.  As with the 252s you need to achieve the score three times to claim the badge.

The distance you need to shoot and the scores that you need depend on your age group. A full set of scores is available on the Archery GB website.

This is a score based scheme for seniors and juniors, shooting the rounds appropriate to their age. These are the classifications with Grand Master Bowman being the highest level:

Grand Master Bowman
Master Bowman / Junior Master Bowman
Bowman / Junior Bowman
1st Class
2nd Class
3rd Class

Scores can be shot at a Club Target Day or Open Competition on any of the recognised Archery GB rounds, however as you progress through the handicaps there is a minimum number of arrows and minimum distance required to achieve each classification.

In order to get a classification you need to achieve a score greater than or equal to the target 3 times in a year, classifications reset after a year so you will need to keep shooting them to maintain your classification.

Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman scores must be shot at UK Record Status (UKRS) or World Record Status (WRS) competitions. Archers classified as Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman are invited to the UK Masters national event. Claims for Bowman, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class are administered by Archery GB clubs.

The list of scores appropriate to gender, age, round and bowstyle are in the Classification Tables of the Shooting Administrative Procedures.

English Cross Badges can be claimed for a WA 1440 shot at any World or UK Record Status tournament held in England.

Seniors

Award Recurve Scores Compound Scores Longbow Scores Barebow Scores
Green 850 250 450
White 950 950 350 550
Black 1050 1050 450 650
Blue 1150 1150 525 750
Red 1225 1250 600 850
Gold 1275 1350 650 950
Purple 1325 1400 700 1025

Juniors

Award Recurve Scores Compound Scores Longbow Scores Barebow Scores
Green 700 750 150 300
White 800 850 250 400
Black 900 950 350 500
Blue 1000 1050 425 600
Red 1100 1150 500 700
Gold 1200 1250 575 800
Purple 1275 1325 650 900

Open to seniors and juniors when shooting at a UK Record Status York, Hereford or Bristol I-V tournament that also has Rose Award status. Claims are made at the record status tournament and the round shot must be relevant to age group.

Award Recurve/Compound Scores Longbow Scores Barebow Scores
White 800 225 500
Black 900 300 600
Blue 1000 375 700
Red 1100 450 800
Gold 1200 525 900
Purple 1250 600 1000

The World Archery Beginner Awards are designed to give new starters to the sport a good baseline and are earned by achieving milestones in score, skills and archery knowledge.

The scored section of the badge is 15 arrows shot on an 80cm face using Metric (10-zone) scoring.

These badges are not available to compound archers.

Since these badges require a demonstration of skills and knowledge they are assessed by a coach.

Award Distance (meters) Score
Red Feather (Junior Only) 6 12 hits of 6 or higher
Gold Feather (Junior Only) 8 12 hits of 6 or higher
White Arrow 10 115
Black Arrow 14 115
Blue Arrow 18 115
Red Arrow 25 115
Gold Arrow 30 115

Star award badges are available for recurve and compound archers and earned by hitting points milestones on the 1440 Round, they need to be shot at a World Record Status Tournament.

Silver star award badges are available for recurve and compound archers shooting in the under-18 (cadet) and over-50 (master) age groups and earned by hitting the same points milestones but on the shorter versions of the 1440 Round, consisting of WA 1440 (Ladies) for men and Metric II for women.

Awards Score
White 1000
Black 1100
Blue 1200
Red 1300
Gold 1350
Purple 1400
Target award badges are available for recurve, compound and barebow archers and earned by hitting points milestones on the standard 72-arrow target archery qualification rounds, 60-arrow indoor archery qualification rounds or 900 Round , they need to be shot at a World Record Status Tournament . Silver target award badges are available for recurve archers shooting in the under-18 (cadet) and over-50 (master) age groups and earned by hitting points milestones on the 72-arrow 60-metre qualification round.

Recurve / Compound

Award WA 70m WA 900 WA 25m WA 18m
White 550 750 500 500
Black 550 800 525 525
Blue 600 830 550 550
Red 650 860 575 575
Gold 675 875 585 585
Purple 700 890 595 595

Barebow

Award Metric 122-50 WA 900 WA 25m WA 18m
White 480 750 500 480
Black 500 800 525 500
Blue 550 830 550 520
Red 600 860 575 540
Gold 625 875 585 550
Purple 640 890 595 560