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.

800 Rose

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.)

900 Rose

[900 Rose] 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.

1000 Rose

[1000 Rose] 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.

1100 Rose

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.

1200 Rose

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.


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