Progress 200 Scheme

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Info

This scheme has been run at Tockington Archers and Tyndale Archers for a number of years.

The scheme revolves around shooting a set round (3 dozen arrows at a single distance - the same as the ArcheryGB Progress Badge Scheme for juniors). Once a particular score is reached the archer is entitled to the associated badge for that distance.

The advantage of a single distance is that it is easier to shoot the round as you do not have to move or set up an additional boss to cater for the second distance. Note that most recognised rounds are shot over at least two different distances which is why you will often see archers changing targets during shooting, this is so they can shoot the different distances without having to move the target boss itself to a different distance.

Three dozen arrows is a reasonable number of arrows that anybody should be able to shoot in about an hour and limiting the scheme to a certain score simplifies the scheme and ensures that archers progress through the distances.

The awards with the distances and scores required to achieve them are shown in the table below.

Recurve (score 200) & Compound (score 240) Barebow (score 160) & Longbow (score 80)
Distance Adult Male Adult Female + Juniors < 18 Juniors < 14 Adult Male Adult Female + Juniors < 18 Juniors < 14
100 yards GOLD
80 RED GOLD GOLD
60 BLUE RED GOLD RED GOLD
50 BLACK BLUE RED BLUE RED GOLD
40 WHITE BLACK BLUE BLACK BLUE RED
30 GREEN WHITE BLACK WHITE BLACK BLUE
20 GREEN WHITE GREEN WHITE BLACK
15 GREEN GREEN WHITE
10 GREEN

Notes

  • Compound archers would need to attain a score of 240 or more rather than 200.
  • Barebow archers would need to attain a score of 160 or more rather than 200 (note also the reduction in distance).
  • Longbow archers would need to attain a score of 80 or more rather than 200 (note also the reduction in distance).

Rules

  1. An archer shoots a minimum three dozen arrow round of six arrow ends at one of the distances in the table, with six sighters to GNAS standards. This basically means that the round must be the first shot that day and the sighters must be the first arrows shot that day.
  2. If the required score is attained in 3 dozen arrows or less then the archer has qualified for the award listed above.
  3. The archer does not need to stop at 3 dozen but can continue shooting or continue to shoot an actual GNAS (Imperial) round e.g. a National.
  4. An archer cannot claim an award of a lower colour until they shoot that distance and attain the required score. Therefore, in order to get the full set of awards an adult male recurve archer, for example, would have to shoot 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100 yards. So, attaining the 50 distance (Black) would not allow you to claim the white and green awards also.

Contact

If you would like to use the Progress 200 Scheme in your club then please contact me at: [email protected]