Cheshire County Bowmen 252 Award Scheme


The CCB 252 award is designed to encourage our members to practise their shooting outdoors at different distances and to recognise their achievement as they progress through the gaining of badges.

After six sighters, you shoot three dozen arrows on a 122cm face at your chosen distance. The 252 round can be shot at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 or 100 yards with the aim of scoring 252 or better (alternative scores apply for other bow types). If you are a senior member and achieve the score twice you can claim a badge, junior members only have to achieve the score once.

The CCB 252 award scheme is similar to that in use at many archery clubs in the UK and applies to all archers, irrespective of age, ability or bow type (scores differ by bow type).

The Rules:

  • GNAS rules of shooting apply.
  • The scores must be achieved shooting outdoors at NCB.
  • Six (6) sighters to be followed immediately by three (3) dozen scored arrows.
  • 5-zone scoring (Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3, White = 1) using a 122cm target face.
  • The three (3) dozen arrows may be shot alone or as the first three (3) dozen of a longer Imperial round. A separate CCB 252 Score Sheet must be completed even when shooting as part of a longer Imperial round.
  • Awards must be claimed in sequence e.g. a member cannot claim a ‘Red’ award until they have first achieved the ‘White’ through ‘Blue’ awards. This does not prevent a member from shooting the different distances and recording a score only how they can claim the awards.
  • Scores need to be achieved twice for senior members to qualify for the award and only once for junior members.
  • Qualifying scores for a given distance for a single bow type must be shot on different days
  • Qualifying scores for a given distance for different bow types can be shot on the same day
  • Qualify scores for different distances can be shot on the same day provided the shortest distance is shot first and then the longer distances are shot in award order except when shot as part of a longer Imperial round.
  • To make an award claim:
  • Senior members will need to submit two (2) signed and witnessed CCB 252 Score Sheets.
  • Junior members will need to submit one (1) signed and witnessed by a senior member CCB 252 Score Sheet.

Score sheets must be completed in full with all the relevant details and date of the round or they will not be accepted.

Completed score sheets to be submitted to the club’s CCB 252 Record’s Officer.

Table below shows required score for each bow type.

Award badges, will be presented to successful archers at a club session following submission of the required number of CCB 252 Score Sheets or can be collected from the CCB 252 Records Officer.

Cost of badges are £2.50 Each.