At Hull Archery Club we have a number of fun competitions to test your skills. We have our own badge earning scheme for achieving some amazing feats of archery as well as some fun badges to earn ranging from the unexpected to the down right silly.

We also run the more competitive 252 competition.

All of our competitions are designed to be fun and participation in any of our competitions is purely optional. We believe Archery should be a fun sport and we want you to get the most out of it.

If you would like to know more about the 252 and the badges you can earn whilst shooting with HAC, please see below.


In this competition, you shoot 36 arrows at a target 20 meters away, and you must score 252 points or more with the arrows.  Now for the BAD NEWS. We only count the odd numbers, so its scored as White = 1, Black = 3, Blue = 5, Red = 7, and Yellow = 9.   Sounds tough right, so here’s the GOOD NEWS.  Instead of shooting at a usual 60 centimeter target, we double the target size to 120 centimeter target.



The idea behind the Portsmouth, is to shoot ten ends of six arrows (sixty arrows in total)
at a 60 centimeter target which is placed 20 meters away.  Keep score, and reach milestones by improving your scores.  Awards are offered for scores ranging from 150 points up to a perfect score of 600 points, and come in different disciplines of Junior (Under 16), Freestyle (Sighted Recurve) and Bare bow (We are classing bare bow as all types of bow, but which are not using any sighting gadgets)

 Perfect End

Nothing is any archers dream more than a sixty point end, that is apart from a sixty point end that is solely consisting of six X’s.  Come and have a go if you think you’re good enough.



Sergeant Major

The best archers in the world just love to show off. Yes good scores are always a good way to do this, but what we thought is lets reward the highest score possible, without scoring the same scoring section twice.  Based on the stripes on a sergeants patch, we came up with the Sergeant Major badge.  To get this, simply score a 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & X in one end.  Possibly the most frustrating of all our badge awards


Golden Apple

Think you’re a marksman yet?  William Tell attributed his marksman skills to shooting an apple off his sons head. At Hull Archery Club we take safety first as a must, so we developed the Golden Apple Badge. All you need to do to to get a Golden Apple badge is get three arrows in the yellow in one end, at full distance. I will say, we don’t condone cruelty to fruit, it’s bad enough classing it as a part of your five a day.  So please don’t let us have to hear in the news that you have been shooting fruit, especially off peoples body parts.


Everybody knows who Spongebob Square Pants is.  In a nutshell, he’s this big annoying yellow creature, made of sponge, who lives in a pineapple under the sea.  Well, thinking of an achievement to get which involves the Bulls Eye, Gold or Yellow section of the target, which would be a brilliant target for our improving archers, so we devised the Spongebob badge.  All you need to do to to get a Spongebob badge is get four arrows in the yellow in one end, at full distance, but beware! Just like the real Spongebob, this target is really annoying and will drive you mad trying to get it.

Golden Eagle

So after getting your three and four gold badges you must be feeling pretty smug about yourself and be on a bit of a high.  Well don’t stop there.  Now is the time to prove your worth and aim (quite literally) for the Golden Eagle Badge.   All you need to do to to get a Golden Eagle badge is get five arrows in the yellow in one end, at full distance.  Manage this gigantic task and you will soaring like a golden eagle yourself.

Golden Dice

Are you still here?  Thought you’d have thrown in the towel by now.  Still got things to aim for?  Then why not aim for perfection and have a bash at the Golden Dice Badge.  Like a normal dice, the best number is six. All you need to do to to get a Golden Dice badge is get six arrows in the yellow in one end, at full distance.  So get this badge and you can puff out your chest and claim bragging rights as the big shooter on campus, as you’ve thrown a six on the Golden Dice.. Good luck.

Rainbow 300

The rainbow 300 badge we believe is unique to the Hull Archery Club.  Pretty much, what it is, is a Portsmouth on a half target.  Normal scoring is used.  Sixty arrows at full distance.  To get this badge score 300 points or more.  Half a target though is twice the difficulty. Can you do it?  The only hint we can offer is aim high.


Perfect X

This shot is one of the easiest to gain. Quite simply with this badge, all you need to do to get it is one perfect shot, literally hit the target dead in the center, taking out the X.



 Bee Badge

HAC Bee Badge

To get this you need to get 6 arrows in one end and score either black or yellow with every arrow, in any combination as long as at least one arrow scores in either colour, so:
  • 1 Yellow and 5 Blacks
  • 2 Yellows and 4 Blacks
  • 3 Yellows and 3 Blacks
  • 4 Yellows and 2 Blacks
  • 5 Yellows and 1 Black
any other colour combination voids the attempt

 Nock Out – Silver / Gold

The most famous archer in history was Robin Hood, famous for (amongst other things) splitting an arrow down the middle. A truly magical shot.  In reality a devastating shot as you’re damaging arrows which need replacing.  To try and take the sting out of, we’ve got the Nock Out badges. Take out just the Nock, and gain the silver, however we also have a gold badge for total destruction of your arrow.

The Woodpecker

Everybody knows someone who could shoot at a target from point blank range and still hit the wooden frame.  Chipping away at the framework is not cost effective for any club, as frames eventually need replacing, so we’ve developed the Woodpecker badge, which is basically admitting you into our Hall of Shame.

Jammy Shot

Eventually, everyone gets a shot which cannot be explained.  For these shots, we are getting a specific award to have something to show from hitting such a Jammy Shot!