THE NCB 252 AWARD

 

The NCB 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. Additionally, we have introduced the Green award specifically for our junior members.

 

The NCB 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 outdoors.
  • 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 NCB 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.
  • The ‘Green’ award is for junior members only.
  • 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 NCB 252 Score Sheets.

         Junior members will need to submit one (1) signed and witnessed by a senior member NCB 252

 

Click here to download an NCB 252 Score Sheet in MS Word format

 

Click here to download an NCB 252 Score Sheet in pdf format

 

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

 

The NCB 252 awards that can be gained by members are as follows:

 

Distance (yds)

Award

Recurve

Score

Compound

Score

Longbow Score

Barebow Score

15

Green*

252

280

164

189

20

White

252

280

164

189

30

Black

252

280

164

189

40

Blue

252

280

164

189

50

Red

252

280

164

189

60

Bronze

252

280

164

189

80

Silver

252

280

126

164

100

Gold

252

280

101

139

*Junior members only

 

Award badges, examples below, will be presented to successful archers at a club competition following submission of the required number of NCB 252 Score Sheets or can be collected from the NCB 252 Records Officer if unable to attend the competition.

 

NCB 252 Badges

 

Badges cost £2.50 each.

 

Good Luck!

 

Antony Spencer

NCB 252 Records Officer

 

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