While shooting with SUAC, you will be eligible to obtain badges once you shoot the corresponding scores associated to those badges!
There are indoor and outdoor badges, both of which have different colours to indicate your progression with archery.
To qualify for a indoor badge, you must submit 3 Portsmouth or WA 18 (3 spot) scores that meet or exceed the threshold points for a given bow style.
These scores may be of mixed rounds (e.g. 2 Portsmouth + 1 WA 18).
You must achieve three qualifying scores with the same bow style to achieve a badge.
You can achieve a badge for multiple different bow styles in a given year, as long as you submit three qualifying scores for each bow style.
These scores must be completed under competition conditions and submitted to the Records Officer. The colour of badge corresponds to the 3 scores achieved. Badges will be given out at the AGM.
You will receive only the badge corresponding to the highest score achieved for each bow style.
Competition conditions are:
- Two ends of sighters only
- Ends of 3 arrows
- You cannot score your own arrows, and your scoresheet must have both your signature and the signature of the person who scored for you. Scores that do not have both signatures will not be accepted.
For a submitted scoresheet to count towards a badge, it must be fully completed with:
- Archer name
- Bow style
- All arrow scores, end totals, dozen totals, running totals, golds and hits
- Archer’s signature
- Scorer’s signature
The scores required for each colour are within the Indoor Badge Information document.
In outdoor season, we use a different system to indoors due to the longer rounds and limited time we get per session.
The outdoor 252 badges are awarded for achieving a score of 252 (recurve) or higher with 3 dozen arrows at a specific distance. To qualify for a badge, you must submit 2 scores at one of these distances: 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 or 100yds.
The 2 scores must be shot on different days. The three dozen arrows may be shot alone or as the first three dozen of a longer Imperial round. These scores must be completed under the conditions shown below and submitted to the Records Officer. The colour of badge corresponds to the distance at which the scores were achieved.
You can achieve multiple 252 badges in a given year, so long as you submit 2 qualifying scores for the required distance, using the same bow style. You can use different bow styles for different distances, but you can only achieve one badge of each colour in a single year, regardless of bow style.
Badges will be awarded at the end of term.
Conditions for 252 scores are:
• One end of sighters only
• Ends of 6 arrows
• Imperial (5-zone) scoring must be used
• You cannot score your own arrows, and your scoresheet must have both your signature and the signature of the person who scored for you. Scores that do not have both signatures will not be accepted.
For a submitted scoresheet to count towards a badge, it must be fully
• Archer name
• Bow style
• All arrow scores, end totals, dozen totals, running totals, golds and hits
• Archer’s signature
• Scorer’s signature
The distances and relative scores for different bow styles required for the different coloured badges are in the Outdoor 252 Badge Information document.