Thistle Awards

The Scottish Archery Association awards Thistle badges for achievement in shooting the Fita round. Most Fita rounds in Scotland which are not Fita Stars are granted Thistle status. Occasionally, a shoot will be granted Thistle status as well as Star status (as was the case for the 1992 Euronations, held in Scotland). The badges are awarded for the same score levels as Fita Stars.

1000 Thistle

[1000 Thistle] I got my 1000 thistle in my first serious season of competitive shooting, in 1990.

1100 Thistle

[1100 Thistle] I also got my 1100 thistle in my first serious season of competitive shooting, in 1990.

1200 Thistle

[1200 Thistle] I got my 1200 thistle in 1991, at the same tournament that I got my 1100 the previous year. My first 1200 wasn't a Thistle or a Star. The shoot I was going to go to (which was a Thistle status competition) was cancelled because of flooding, so I went to a hastily-arranged substitute competition.

1300 Thistle

I don't have a picture of this thistle, because I haven't got one yet :-(. As far as I know, only one recurve archer (Simon Needham) has got a 1300 thistle.

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