ArcheryGB PROGRESS BADGE SCHEME
We are taking part in the ArcheryGB Progress Badge Scheme. This scheme is open to all junior members of the club and can be shot on any Tuesday or Friday outdoor evening (excluding Toad Warwick evenings).
Tockington 200 scheme
This is Tockington Archers’ very own Progress Badge Scheme. It is open to all members of the club and can be shot on any Tuesday or Friday outdoor evening (excluding Toad Warwick evenings).
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 setup 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. For more information see the Rounds section.
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|
- 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).
Tockington 200 scheme Rules
- 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.
- If the required score is attained in 3 dozen arrows or less then the archer has qualified for the award listed above.
- 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.
- 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.
Tockington 200 Scheme © 2010 Steve Borg (Borg Software Systems)