All archers love badges!
Part of the joy in archery is the personal challenge to improve your scores,
through lots of practice and experience. CUB appreciates this and we reward
improvement with a variety of different awards and badges. Here is a guide to
the internal awards and badges you can claim if you so wish. Read on to see
what is relevant to you, give it a go, and start collecting those badges to
mark of your progress in our great sport.
Head on over to the external awards and the handicaps and classifications pages to see what other awards you can work towards!
Information about any internal badges or awards not listed here can be
obtained from the club records officer. If you know what badge you need
information about, select it from the list on the right.
For information on Cambridge Blues and Half-Blues, click here.
The following scores are licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence to Jack Atkinson and CUB:
The CUB badges award steady improvement in scores from beginner all the way to
highly advanced archer and are designed to bridge the gap between
classifications (see below) and other awards. They may be obtained from the
club records officer upon presentation of a qualifying score shot in
competition or on an official club target day. Badges cost £2 and may be back
claimed - you should claim first for the score you achieve. The scheme was
developed by Jack Atkinson and designed to be fair and comparable across all
bowstyles, competition types and rounds.
If you have shot a round that is not listed above in competition, please
contact the records officer or captain and it can be calculated. IFAA rounds
and bowstyles calculateable upon request.
These can be claimed from the League organiser following any BUTTS or BUCS
event. They cost £2 each and can be back claimed; the first badge should be
claimed for the score level achieved.
The scores for the BUTTS Badges indoors on a Portsmouth Round are as follows:
BUTTS Badges can also be claimed outdoors. The appropriate scores, gents
shooting a St. George, ladies shooting an Albion, or the appropriate WA1440
round can be found here.
There is also a purple BUTTS badge. These are awarded for exceptional
contributions to student archery, BUTTS, or a club, and are presented at the
BUTTS ball each year.
The 252 scheme encourages archers to shoot longer distances outdoors by
providing a target at increasing distances and recognition of an archers
ability to reach these. Archers are encouraged to keep pushing themselves on
increasing distance and claiming new badges.
To obtain a 252 badge, an archer must obtain the score relevant to their
bowstyle, with 3 dozen arrows on a 122cm face using 5-zone scoring. The
distances start at 20yds, that used for an indoor Portsmouth and increase up to
100yds, initially in 10yd increments. The round can be shot on any shooting
session and is encouraged within regular practice sessions, however scorecards
must be dated and witnessed with the relevant distance recorded. Badges can be
back-claimed, though only one badge can be claimed per scorecard.
Badges can be claimed from the records officer for £2. To claim, download,
print, and fill in the scorecard and show it,
signed and witnessed, to the records officer at a shooting session or email it to the records officer.
The WA arrow badges offer all archers a guided path to improve their overall
archery. Each badge has four components to it, including shooting ability,
shooting form and technique, general archery know-how and archery equipments
skills. As archers progress along the scheme and claim each badge they will
progress from a beginner archer just starting out to an experienced archer
capable of maintaining all of their equipment, shooting high scores with good
form and confident in their knowledge of the archery field.