The Gwynedd Bowmen Award Schemes

These badges can be claimed at any club night. To claim the award you need to shoot 90/150 for a longbow, 100/150 for a barebow, 115/150 for a recurve bow or 130/150 for a compound bow, using 5 ends of 3 arrows, 10 zone scoring is to be used.

Present the completed claim form with £3 to receive your badge.

The 252 Award Scheme

There is a large mental aspect to Archery, so if you can line up on a Club Night or at a tournament knowing that you can score 252 (see table below) at a chosen distance, then you should be able to feel confident in your ability to shoot a good round regardless of how little experience you may have.


  • A 252 round must be the first round of the day at that distance
  • Six sighter arrows are permitted
  • 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
  • Another club member must record your score and sign your 252 score sheet as Target Captain.

The aim of the round is to get a score of 252 or better, there are adjusted target scores for longbow men and barebow / (flatbow) archers (see table below) 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 20 yds, 30 yds, 40 yds, 50yds, 60 yds, 80yds & 100yds you must start initially at the shortest distance and progress to the next longer distance after each badge has been claimed. Subject to availability, 252 Badges will be awarded as soon as possible after each claim has been made.

The 252 badges are purchased from the Club; each successful claimant will be charged just £3 for each badge claimed.

The 252 Scheme is purely designed to be both fun and to help members gain confidence in shooting longer distances, whilst at the same time recognising their achievement with the award of a badge. You can shoot a 252 round at any time of your own choosing.

Good Luck