Tockington 200 Progress Scheme

Fancy a bit of a challenge?

Want to give yourself something to 'Aim' for?
The Tockington 200 is an excellent training tool and fun too!


GNAS provides a progress scheme for junior archers. The adult version is aimed primarily at beginners and is limited to 20 yards. Many archery clubs develop their own scheme for their members. The following is Tockington Archers progress scheme called the Tockington 200 Progress Scheme.
Most schemes revolve around shooting a set round: usually 3 dozen arrows at a single distance - the same as the GNAS progress awards scheme for juniors. Once a particular score has been attained, the archer is entitled to the associated award for that distance.
The advantage of a single distance is that it is easier to shoot the “round” as the archer does not have to move / set up an additional boss. Three dozen arrows is a reasonable number of arrows that anybody should be able to shoot in a couple of hours and limiting the scheme to a certain score simplifies the scheme and ensures that archers progress through the distances.
e.g. for an adult gentleman recurve archer this would be as follows:

  • Score 200 at 30 yards attain the green award. 
  • Score 200 at 40 yards attain the white award.
  • Score 200 at 50 yards attain the black award.
  • Score 200 at 60 yards attain the blue award.
  • Score 200 at 80 yards attain the red award.
  • Score 200 at 100 yards attain the gold award.
The following table outlines the award for each distance / bow type / archer combination:

e.g. To attain a blue award, an adult gentleman recurve archer would have to shoot 60 yards whereas a 13 year old longbow archer would have to shoot at 30 yards.

Note: You can only shoot one Tockington 200 round per day and it must immediately follow your six sighters which must also be your first six arrows of the day.


Additional notes. 

  • Compound archers need to attain a score of 240 or more rather than 200.  
  • Barebow archers need to attain a score of 160 or more rather than 200 (note also the reduction in distance). 
  • Longbow archers need to attain a score of 80 or more rather than 200 (note also the reduction in distance). 
 Note: We reserve the right to amend these scores at the start of each calendar year in line with additional data. Note. The recurve score will always be 200.

IMPORTANT: An archer cannot claim the award for a certain distance until they have

attained the awards for all of the shorter distances in the correct order.

Therefore, in order to get the full set of awards, an adult lady compound archer, for example, would have to attain a score of 240 or more at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and then 80 yards.

A high score table is kept based on gender, age, bow type and distance. There is nothing to stop an archer from shooting a qualifying round again if they so wish (for instance if they have just lost their high score).

Despite the difference in scores depending on bow type, the system will be called a Tockington 200 as it will be a 200 recurve equivalent.

There isn't a separate colour badge for each bow type. However, if you would like to switch bow type then you have to start from the lowest distance for that bow type. So, for instance, if you shoot (for an adult gentleman) a 30 yards (green badge) at recurve followed by a 40 yards (white badge) at recurve and you wanted to switch to a longbow, then you can not shoot a (40 yards) black badge at longbow but have to start at a (20 yards) green badge at longbow and make your way back up the distances.

For juniors: the distance that you need to shoot for a required badge colour is dependant on your age at the actual time of the shoot.


The archer informs another club member that they are about to shoot a Tockington 200 round. Note: If you intend to continue onto a GNAS round (one where the first distance has three or more dozen arrows) then you must say before you begin. Also, you cannot retrospectively claim a Tockington 200 award if, for instance, you shoot a GNAS National and then realise you have attained the score for a Tockington 200.

Please ensure that you are shooting the correct distance by looking at the table above.

For instance, if you have recently attained a green badge but then accidentally shoot the distance for a black badge (i.e. missing out the white badge) then, even if you meet the required score, the round is void. Also, please be careful if changing bow type. For instance, if you have attained the black badge at recurve and then switch to compound you need to start at the green distance for compound and progress through the distances. 
The archer shoots six sighters to GNAS standards. These six arrows must be the first arrows of the day.
The archer then shoots a minimum three dozen arrow round of six arrow ends at one of the distances in the table to GNAS standards. i.e. with somebody else keeping score.
The archer does not need to stop at three dozen but can continue shooting or continue to shoot an actual GNAS round e.g. a National. 
If a score of 200 is attained (in the first three dozen arrows, 240 for Compound archers, 160 for Barebow archers, 80 for Longbow archers) then the archer has qualified for the award listed above. They pass their score card over to the progress scheme coordinator for verification.

Records officer Tim Cale will collect the scores for verification. 

Copyright 2010 Steve Borg