Deben Archery Club

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Deben Archery Club Badge

Deben Archery Club 252 Badge Scheme

Number of Badges Awarded

10 Yards 15 Yards 20 Yards 40 Yards 60 Yards 80 Yards 100 Yards
6 2 11 3 1 0 0

Hall of Fame (List of Names)

Recurve Freestyle 10 15 20 40 60 80 100
Recurve Barebow 10 15 20 40 60 80 100
Compound 10 15 20 40 60 80 100
Longbow 10 15 20 40 60 80 100




The “252” award is a recognition of an archer’s ability to score 252 points (or more) at a variety of distances, over three dozen arrows. It is an award scheme in use at many archery clubs in the UK, and applies to all archers, irrespective of age, ability or bow type. The 252 number is a generic handicap standard score.


The Rules:

  • Twelve sighters to be followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows, to be shot at a distance of the archer’s choosing (see below), with a score of 252 or greater to be achieved to qualify for the award (maximum score = 324)

  • In the interests of consistency, for seniors a score of 252 + needs to be achieved twice to qualify for the 252 award

  • Juniors (under 18 at the time the round is shot) need only submit one qualifying score to achieve the award

  • The score must be witnessed by a second senior (over 18) member of Deben Archery Club

  • Scores to be submitted (either using the Official Score sheet, or an archer’s own score sheet) to the Deben AC’s Records Officer or another member of the committee as soon as possible after achieving the score

  • Because of the handicap method behind the 252 score, imperial distances (per table below) will be used, as will 5-zone scoring on a standard 122cm diameter face (gold = 9, red = 7, blue = 5, black = 3, white = 1, miss = 0). Line-cutters count high as usual

  • A score from a consecutive three dozen arrows can be submitted if the three doz was part of another recognized, scored round; evidence of the score with the relevant three doz arrows clearly identified must be submitted to the Records Officer

  • A distance award may be claimed multiple times if different bow styles are used (recurve, compound, longbow etc)


  • The awards are as follows:

DISTANCE                           BADGE COLOUR AWARDED

10 YARDS                             RED

15 YARDS                             YELLOW

20 YARDS                             GREEN

40 YARDS                             BLUE

60 YARDS                             PURPLE

80 YARDS                             BLACK

100 YARDS                           SILVER

  • When achieved, badges can be purchased from the Records Officer for £1.50 (Snr) / £1.00 (Jnr):

  • Once presented, badges must be proudly displayed on the quiver (or similar)! Good luck!