Reminds me of a novelty shoot we did once. Shuffle a deck of cards and deal about half the deck face up (4x6 grid?), tape to a piece of paper and hang at 10
Message 1 of 61
, Apr 4
Reminds me of a novelty shoot we did once. Shuffle a deck of cards and deal about half the deck face up (4x6 grid?), tape to a piece of paper and hang at 10 yards (it was an indoor range). 5 arrows, duplicates didn't count. Scoring was by best poker hand. It was a lot of fun as not all cards were in play, face cards were in random clusters and people might change their strategy if an early shot went wild (Ooh! maybe I can get a flush instead of 3 queens?)... but it's not medievally inspired. Neat to see there may have been something similar in period.
Symon de Poitiers
On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 11:58 AM, John Edgerton <sirjon1@...> wrote:
The illustration I attached to the rules is a modern, early twentieth century, drawing of how the numbers may have been arranged. The only period illustration I have is of the round lucky target. All you can see are the outer two rings. The outer ring has words and the next ring in has numbers in Roman Numerals. See attachments.
I agree, this looks fun, straight forward, easy to do on any range, and not hard to replicate/produce. Do you have a source for the illumination? (I'm trying to find more illuminated archery shoots to reproduce)
Iurii, To answer your question, yes the system is working properly you are currently ranked higher then the Archos, but then currently the system does not have
Message 61 of 61
, Apr 30
To answer your question, yes the system is working properly you are
currently ranked higher then the Archos, but then currently the system
does not have the full picture.
Don't forget that right now the GAT is based on a *VERY* limited data set, that is only the SSACs and IKACs. If you shot all of these and the Archos in question only shot one of them, then yes in the GAT you would rank higher, as you have been more active in shooting. Now once you both have 5 shoots, if the Archos does better in those shoots then he will rank higher then you. Here in lies one of the BIG differences between the RR rankings that everyone is used to and the GAT. In the RR you do not have a rank (aka average) at all until you have 3 scores, with the GAT as soon as you have one score you have a rank although it is not all that it could be since it is truly based on 5 scores. This was choosen to encourage people to shoot more, yet not allow someone who enters absolutely everything yet does very poorly to come out on top. A decent active archer should enter at least 5 events a year, especially with the SSAC and IKAC filling in the gaps, and if they enter more events then only the best five are used.
Hey, be happy and brag about the accomplishment! YOU are ranked higher then the Archos!!! As I said to one of my local archers, "Right now you are the best handbow shooter in the entire SCA!!! Based on the current SSAC anyway." Which was a true statement, since she had submitted the only handbow score at that point. Enjoy it while it lasts!
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 3:38 PM, Chris Ivins <yuriilev@...> wrote:
I'm a bit confused about the ranking order on the current list, according to it's system, I'm actually ranked higher than an Archos in my local area, and his scores are much higher than mine, by any comparison. Is this just because the system is getting ironed out, or am I missing something critical in the formula?
- In Service,
Lord Iurii Levchenich, Junior TAM
Deputy to the Honorable Lady Johanna Trewpeny, Adiantum Archery Marshal
Arcuarius to Gawin of Kevelioc
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