# Rose Awards

Great Britain's Grand National Archery Society (GNAS), introduced the Rose
awards in 1992, to give incentives for archers to shoot the traditional York
and Hereford rounds. Rose awards are given for achieving certain score levels
on the York (for men) and Hereford (for women) rounds. The York round consists
of 72 arrows 100 yards, 48 arrows at 80 yards, and 24 arrows at 60 yards, all
shot at a 122cm targets, 9, 7, 5, 3, 1 for the gold, red, blue, black and
white. The Hereford round is similar, but at the distances 80 yards, 60 yards
and 50 yards. Compound bows shoot the same target face and distances as
Olympic bows.
Rose status is granted to some competitions, and should ensure consistency of
judging, application of the rules, and field layout. Archers scoring more than
certain score levels can apply for a ``Rose'' badge.

I don't have an 800 Rose. When the Rose awards were introduced, I was shooting
1000 Yorks, and didn't want to shoot badly deliberately, or claim an 800 Rose
off a higher score.
The score of 800 on a York is equivalent to 970 on a Fita, the score of 800
on a Hereford is equivalent to 891 on a Ladies' Fita. (According to GNAS
Handicap tables of 1996.)

I got my 900 Rose by accident in 1992, by shooting well below average!
The score of 900 on a York is equivalent to 1054 on a Fita, the score of 900
on a Hereford is equivalent to 987 on a Ladies' Fita.

I got my 1000 Rose in 1995, after a couple of years of without shooting any
York rounds. A poor 100 yard score dropped me just below the 1100 mark.
The score of 1000 on a York is equivalent to 1137 on a Fita, the score of 1000
on a Hereford is equivalent to 1082 on a Ladies' Fita.

I don't have a picture of this rose, because I haven't got one yet
. I haven't shot a Rose
status York for a couple of years, and have tended to shoot poorly in the one
or so York I shot each year before that.
The score of 1100 on a York is equivalent to 1220 on a Fita, the score of 1100
on a Hereford is equivalent to 1178 on a Ladies' Fita.

I don't have one of these, either. The first 1200 Rose for a man shooting an
Olympic bow was shot by Richard Priestman in 1996; there are some
compound and women archers who have shot 1200 too. Since the maximum possible
score for a York or Hereford is 1296, this is the top award available.
The score of 1200 on a York is equivalent to 1305 on a Fita, the score of 1200
on a Hereford is equivalent to 1277 on a Ladies' Fita.

Last modified on 12th February 2004 by angus@harlequin.co.uk