Archery Badges

Archery Badges

Outdoor Rounds

Ely Archers take part in the Archery GB Classification Scheme which enables archers to be awarded badges signifying their current shooting standard. To qualify for a particular outdoor badge an archer needs to obtain appropriate scores in 3 rounds of the sport which must be at recognized club shoots or tournaments. The rounds need not be all the same, but must be shot in the same season. They do not however have to be shot consecutively.

For outdoor rounds, the classifications are:

3rd Class, 2nd Class, 1st Class, Bowman, Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman with suitable awards for Juniors.

Only Archery GB can award the top two levels of Grand Master and Master Bowman (both at senior and junior levels).

Once you have recorded 3 scores at a certain level on a club target day or at a tournament you will be awarded a badge.

Ely Archers do not charge for these badges.

View the outdoor classification tables

Outdoor Archery Badges

Frostbite

Our annual Frostbite round is shot outdoors on the first Saturday in January. The Frostbite round consists of 3 dozen arrows (6 arrow ends) at 30m shooting at an 80cm target face. You have 6 arrows for sighters. Every body who takes part and completes the round will receive a Frostbite badge.

The Frostbite badges range from 200 to 355. The badge numbers are 200, 225, 250, 275, 300, 315, 330, 340, 350, 355.

Your first Frostbite badge will be presented to you free of charge. Once you increase your Frostbite annual score to the next level of badge you must hand in your current badge to receive your newly achieved score badge.

If you want to collect and keep all your Frostbite badges or you need a replacement badge, extra badges are priced at £2 each.

frostbite badges

252 Round

The 252 scheme consists of shooting 3 dozen arrows at increasing distances with a 9-based scoring (5 zone).
When a score of 252 or more is achieved twice, a quiver badge is awarded displaying the distance and the legend 252.
The badges are available at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 80 and 100 yard distances.

So your average recurve arrow score needs to be 7 (252 divided by 36 arrows).

We have a special 252 Round score sheet on the score sheets page, although you can also achieve the award when shooting any outdoor round where you have scored 252 or more at a set distance with your first 36 arrows. You only need to achieve this score twice to obtain the badge.

Your first 252 badge will be presented to you free of charge. Once you increase your 252 distance to the next level of badge you must hand in your current badge to receive your newly achieved score badge.

If you want to collect and keep all your 252 badges or you need a replacement badge, extra badges are priced at £2 each.

If you are shooting a different bow type to Recurve there are different scores for you, please see the table below:

Distance (yds) Recurve score Compound score Longbow score Barebow score
20 252 280 164 189
30 252 280 164 189
40 252 280 164 189
50 252 280 164 189
60 252 280 164 189
80 252 280 126 164
100 252 280 101 139

252 round badges

 

Indoor Rounds

Archery GB Classification Badges

Ely Archers take part in the Archery GB Classification Scheme which enables archers to be awarded badges signifying their current shooting standard. To qualify for a particular indoor badge an archer needs to obtain appropriate scores in 3 rounds of the sport which must be at recognized club shoots or tournaments. The rounds need not be all the same, but must be shot in the same season. They do not however have to be shot consecutively.

For indoor rounds the classifications run from H through to A at the highest.

Once you have recorded 3 scores at a certain level on a club target day or at a tournament you will be awarded a badge. Club score sheets and tournament score details must be given to the records officer.

Ely Archers do not charge for these badges.

Once you increase your classification to the next level of badge you must hand in your current badge to receive your newly achieved score badge.

If you want to collect and keep all your indoor classification badges or you need a replacement badge, extra badges are priced at £3 each.

View the indoor classification tables

Indoor Archery Badges

Information for other clubs – we order our indoor classification badges from Green Dragon Bowmen and Shaun Jacobs.

Portsmouth Badges

For the indoor Portsmouth round, we offer awards by score in steps from 300 to 600. The badges jump in score by 25 from 300 up to 575, they then increase by 5 points to 600.

300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525, 550, 575, 580, 585, 590, 595, 600.

You only need to make this score once in order to obtain the appropriate Portsmouth badge. It must be scored on a Club Target Day or at a tournament and the score sheet or tournament score details must be given to the records officer.

Your first Portsmouth badge will be presented to you free of charge. Once you increase your Portsmouth score to the next level of badge you must hand in your current badge to receive your newly achieved score badge.

If you want to collect and keep all your Portsmouth badges or you need a replacement badge, extra badges are priced at £2 each.

Portsmouth Badges