You may have heard of the 252 scheme, it’s an informal set of goals that can help give your archery practice some direction and purpose with the motivation to achieve various levels. Malcolm told me about it, I thought it would be a great thing for us to do and the committee have given me the okay to get it set up, which I’m doing so you’ll hear more about it as things progress.
Basically, you shoot three-dozen arrows outdoors in ends of six, starting with 20 yards and working up through the distances. It’s an imperial thing so five zone scoring is the order of the day. When you shoot 252 or more, in three consecutive rounds (obviously not all in the same session 😉 ) you attain the goal for that distance. Having done that at 20 yards you move on to 30 yards and so on, all the way up to 100 yards if you fancy.
We’re looking into the viability of badges too, so if we get some you’ll be awarded badges for your achievements as you go.
It will be open to ladies, gents and juniors shooting any bow (252 is the core recurve score, scores vary for other bow types).
While I’m at it I’d like to thank John Taylor for his input and Caroline for bringing some useful and welcome info from Egan at AC Delco.
More news, score sheets and maybe even badges in the not too distant…