Club Records & Badges

Within our club we like to encourage our members to push their skills and gain awards for doing so. Along with our club trophies, our members can win badges for various skills and tasks, some quite easy to win, others harder. What follows below are some of the badges that can be won, and a record of the latest few winners of those badges.

Portsmouth Round
The most popular scoring round in the UK is the Portsmouth Round, and our club is no exception to this. The Portsmouth round is a real challenge to our members, and we issue badges depending on the archers highest score with a total of 21 badges to be won.

Archery GB classification badges/awards.
Archery GB runs an award scheme every year during the summer season. This classification ranks archers in the UK by their skill level. We like to list our classification winners too, and these are shown at the bottom of this web page.

252 Badge Award Scheme

The “252″ Awards is a badge scheme to encourage accuracy and good grouping at all distances, by all ages. Using a full size target face the aim is to score 252 or above with a limited amount of arrows, and at a set distance (members of Wyke Archers Juniors are give some bonus arrows to assist them in reaching the score). Those who successfully complete a distance and score the minimum required receive a certificate of confirmation and can also purchase a coloured pin badge to attach to their quiver. By request we now have a new full set of both Multi Bow 252 badges and Quad 252 badges. Multi Bow’s are obtained by members who gain a 252 award using two different bow types, and the Quad is awarded upon gaining the 252 using four different bow types.

Standard 252 Badges

252 Multi Bow Badges

252 Quad Bow Badges

252 Badges Winners

Adult 252 Badge Winners
NameBowtypeBadge WonDateScoreOut of% of Max
Jessica HerdsmanRecurve Barebow252/30 Yd - Black21/07/201727043262.50%
Peter HerdsmanRecurve Freestyle252/50 Yd - Red23/07/201726432481.48%
Sarah FisherRecurve Barebow252/20 Yd - White30/07/201732043281.48%
Mike AnsellRecurve Barebow252/50 Yd - Red30/07/201725243258.33%
Lee WilliamsRecurve Barebow252/30 Yd - Black04/08/201732243274.54%
Lee WilliamsRecurve Barebow252/40 Yd - Blue06/08/201729043267.13%
Neil HobsonRecurve Barebow252/30 Yd - Black13/08/201730043269.44%
Rebecca StephensonRecurve Freestyle252/40 Yd - Blue18/08/201726432481.48%
Ian ClarkCompound252/60 Yd - Yellow18/08/201725227093.33%
Lee WilliamsRecurve Barebow252/50 Yd - Red20/08/201727543263.66%
Junior 252 Badge Winners
NameBowtypeBadge WonDateScoreOut of% of Max
Rowen HerdsmanCompound Junior252/30 Yd - Black16/06/1725832479.63%
Toby MartinRecurve Junior252/30 Yd - Black16/06/1725832479.63%
Grace LeachCompound Junior252/20 Yd - White24/06/1725532478.70%
Theo HobsonRecurve Barebow Junior252/20 Yd - White09/07/1734154063.15%
Sam RimmingtonCompound Junior252/50 Yd - Red30/07/1730632494.44%
Ben Sheridan-GuestRecurve Barebow Junior252/20 Yd - White30/07/1740654075.19%
Sam RimmingtonCompound Junior252/60 Yd - Yellow06/08/1727432484.57%
Theo HobsonRecurve Barebow Junior252/30 Yd - Black27/08/1730154055.74%
Finlay ClarkCompound Junior252/30 Yd - Black04/09/1729732491.67%
Finlay ClarkCompound Junior252/40 Yd - Blue17/09/1727032483.33%

Cake Baker Badge

A fun badge for our members to win this one, and very easy. Bring to a club session ANY home-made food cooked or baked by yourself and we’ll award the badge. We’re a family club, and who doesn’t like to have free food when you come to a club session? We even occasionally award a Star Baker badge too…

Cake Baker Badge Winners
Ruby Hutty09/05/2016Cake BakerCakes
Lottie06/08/2016Cake BakerCakes
Daisy Aitchison06/08/2016Cake BakerCakes
Nicola Somerscales06/08/2016Cake BakerCakes
Tracy Clark10/09/2016Star BakerChocolate Cake
Sam Rimmington30/10/2016Cake BakerCakes
Toby Martin30/10/2016Cake BakerCakes
Mike Ansell04/06/2017Cake BakerCakes
Steve Cracknell11/08/2017Cake BakerCakes
Caelan Herdsman13/08/2017Cake BakerCookies Mmmm
Ben Sheridan-Guest20/08/2017Cake BakerChocolate Cupcakes

SAS Badge

Any archer who manages to take out the dead centre of the target face is awarded an SAS Badge. Not as easy as it sounds and our Records Officer is a stickler for making sure the arrow is truly dead centre and cleanly takes out the “X” for the badge to be won! Quite an achievement, and occasionally won accidentally by our new archers!

SAS Badge Winners
Sara ChambersRecurve Barebow20yds04/12/2016
Ian CallanCompound20yds20/01/2017
Glen HamerCompound20yds27/01/2017
Dan CallanCompound20yds05/02/2017
Fred SomerscalesRecurve Freestyle20yds24/02/2017
Nigel ThomsenCompound20yds24/02/2017
Charlotte JonesCompound40yds28/04/2017
Lee WilliamsRecurve Freestyle20yds21/05/2017
Jessica HersmanRecurve Barebow20m06/08/2017
Ian ClarkCompound60yds18/08/2017

6 Gold End Badge

This exclusive badge is available to all members and is deliberately hard to win. Must be shot under competition rules with both the Club Line Captain and the Club Records Officer being made aware if you think you have achieved the minimum requirements. The target face is a 122cm standard FITA. Full details of the distances for bow and age groups as well as the complete rules for winning this exclusive badge are available to download.

6 Gold End Badge Winners
Charlotte JonesJunior (12-)Compound30yds18/09/2016
Finlay ClarkJunior (12-)Compound30yds02/07/2017
Sam RimmingtonJunior (16-)Compound50yds30/07/2017

Our Other Badges

We have a range of other badges that our members can also be awarded. Some for completing a task, some to highlight the member as being part of a subgroup within our club, some just for fun. They are all designed to keep are our archers striving to do their best and have a good time while they shoot with us.

Portsmouth Round

The governing body for archery in the UK is Archery GB, formally known as GNAS (Grand National Archery Society) and it is they who formulated the different distances, size of targets and number of arrows, known as rounds, that UK clubs shoot at. Most Archery GB rounds are named after British cities with indoor rounds using the metric scoring system and outdoor using imperial, A Portsmouth round is shot at our club in 6 arrow ends with 1 end (6 arrows) of sighter’s and use metric scoring where the inner gold ring is worth 10 points and working out from the center each subsequent ring being worth 1 point less than the previous with the outer white ring being worth 1 point. Inside the 10 ring is a smaller one called the X ring. This ring is also worth 10 points but the number of X’s can be used to determine ties.

Adult Portsmouth Round Winners
NameBowstyleActual ScoreDateBadge Awarded
Laura BoyntonRecurve46702/04/2017Portsmouth 450
Mike AnsellRecurve39230/06/2017Portsmouth 375
Chris MooreRecurve42630/06/2017Portsmouth 425
Jessica HerdsmanRecurve34328/07/2017Portsmouth 325
Rebecca StephensonRecurve39428/07/2017Portsmouth 375
Lee WilliamsRecurve35528/07/2017Portsmouth 350
Lee WilliamsRecurve42901/08/2017Portsmouth 425
Lee WilliamsRecurve48208/09/2017Portsmouth 475
Rebecca StephensonRecurve41115/09/2017Portsmouth 400
Mike AnsellRecurve47115/09/2017Portsmouth 450
Junior Portsmouth Round Winners
NameBowstyleActual ScoreDateBadge Awarded
Beth NormanHorsebow20129/01/2017n/a
Rowen HerdsmanRecurve30624/02/2017Portsmouth 300
Rowen HerdsmanRecurve36226/02/2017Portsmouth 350
Finlay ClarkCompound31326/02/2017Portsmouth 300
Rowen HerdsmanCompound42003/03/2017Portsmouth 400
Sam RimmingtonCompound54312/03/2017Portsmouth 525
Finlay ClarkCompound33902/04/2017Portsmouth 325
Finlay ClarkCompound46702/07/2017Portsmouth 450
Charlotte JonesCompound53301/09/2017Portsmouth 525
Finlay ClarkCompound50408/09/2017Portsmouth 500
Portsmouth Round Best Ever Scores
NameBowstyleActual ScoreDateBadge Awarded
Mike DywerGents Longbow43420/01/2017Portsmouth 425
Peter DraperGents Recurve56505/12/2015Portsmouth 565
Tony OstlerGents Recurve Barebow52914/08/2015Portsmouth 525
Nigel ThomsonGents Compound56609/12/2016Portsmouth 565
Ella PreeceLadies Longbow31403/07/2016Portsmouth 300
Laura BoyntonLadies Recurve46702/04/2017Portsmouth 450
Sara ChambersLadies Recurve Barebow52403/07/2016Portsmouth 500
Jane PartisLadies Compound49704/11/2016Portsmouth 475
Emily ClevelandOvr14's Longbow/Horsebow19629/01/2017n/a
tbcOvr14's Recurve Barebow/Recurvetbc
Sam RimmingtonOvr14's Compound54312/03/2017Portsmouth 525
Tom ClareU14's Longbow/Horsebow15824/01/2016n/a
Rowen HerdsmanU14's Recurve Barebow/Recurve23524/01/2016n/a
Charlotte JonesU14's Compound54708/09/2017Portsmouth 525

Archery GB Qualifications

Wyke 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.

Archery GB Qualification Winners
NameDateQualification GainedSeason
Rowen Herdsman09/06/2017Archer 1st ClassSummer 2017
Glen Hamer09/06/2017Archer 1st ClassSummer 2017
Peter Draper18/06/2017Archer 1st ClassSummer 2017
Philip Jones18/06/2017Archer 1st ClassSummer 2017
Sam Rimmington02/07/2017Archer 1st ClassSummer 2017
Ian Clark02/07/2017Archer 1st ClassSummer 2017
Finlay Clark09/07/2017Archer 1st ClassSummer 2017
Tony Ostler21/07/2017Archer 1st ClassSummer 2017
Toby Martin04/08/2017Archer 2nd ClassSummer 2017
Peter Herdsman11/08/2017Archer 2nd ClassSummer 2017

Basic Rules

Our Records Officer must be made aware of any record attempt so the target size and distance can be checked. All submitted scores must have been verified by another club member at the time of the attempt, then the score sheet form handed to the club Records Officer for inclusion to these lists if the score is higher than the one currently recorded. You will be issued confirmation once your score has been entered into the club records. Scores sheet forms must be handed over at the end of the session to our Records Officer, and must be completed correctly to be valid. Smartphone scoring apps can also be used and details of which work best can be found on our downloads page (not all apps are suitable). Ask at the club if you require more details on smartphone use. Digital score sheets should be emailed to which is also the email address our Records Officer can be contacted on.

Further details of our club records can be gained from our Records Officer at any club session, just ask!

On our downloads page you will find a couple of Excel sheets you might find useful for keeping your own score records. There you will find a Score Sheet Calculator and a Personal Highest Score Record to keep on your own computer and update as you progress. We even have a supply of 40 sheet score pads that can be purchased from our Records Officer as every club session if you require one. The current cost is £1.50 per pad.