1001Re: Archery Scoring( Long reply)
- Oct 31, 1999
> >An Tir has apparently been clueless enough to make the LudicrousThe statement says, "allegedly." Look it up. I've heard comments
> >Bowman an official ranking. Allegedly it carries a _Grant_. Bozos.
> This particular statement finally got to me. Yes, AnTir has made the 120+
> Royal Round average an official ranking, with the title "Ludicrous Bowman."
> No, the rank does not carry a Grant, anymore than Apprentice Archer or any
> other rank. To state this, when the veracity of the information is readily
> available, shows irresponsibility and laziness on the part of the author.
from credible people to that effect or I wouldn't have mentioned it at
all. As for "irresponsibility and laziness," well Andrass, let's just
say I'll take your comments under advisement for what they are
> And then to follow it with a derogatory remark that blankets an entireI'll stand my my assessment. If the people of An Tir -- particularly
> Kingdom, reduces the author to mere boorishness. Shame on you!
the archers -- are clueless enough to allow their Crown to make
"Ludicrous Bowman" an official rank, I can't see that they have
much of a position to throw stones.
> The making a new rank was simply the acknowledgment that such scores could beSo find a better name. "Ludicrous" was meant as a joke.
> accomplished. The precedent lay with the creating of the rank "Grandmaster,"
> which followed "Master," when someone demonstrated ability in the Royal Round
> equal to these designations. Nothing more, nothing less.
Adopting it as "official" demonstrates, at best, a lack of imagination.
> I have a Grant level award, called in AnTir the Jambe de Lion, which is anYou're too humble, Andrass, don't forget your proposal for An Tir
> arts and sciences award for excellence in a given endeavor. I received mine
> for excellence in archery, as measured, not only by the Royal Round, but
> combat archery, teaching, manufacture of archery related equipment, promotion
> of archery....I was also recently invited into the Order of the Grey Goose
> Shaft, AnTir's highest archery specific award, based largely (but not limited
> to), the things referenced above. Both awards were based on recognition of
> excellence, not RR scores.
Rangers. I'm told that you, and nobody else, would instantly
qualify if such a proposal was adopted.
> At Pennsic this year I shot with the East Kingdom Champions Team, and metThank heavens I didn't this year. Your brilliance might have been a
distraction. It's a shame that politics encourages Kings to invite
out-kingdom archers onto the team.
> Rather than denigrating the effort it takes to achieve such scoring, rememberI don't recall ever denigrating your effort or any other LB's. I believe
> the effort that comprises your own individual excellence and realize that we
> all are trying to be our best - whatever the standard of measurement.
I clearly denigrated your _kingdom_ for losing sight of the SCA's
mandate and by being distracted by mundane paper punching.
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