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32604Re: [SCA-Archery] Prizes for Better War through Archery

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  • James Koch
    Jan 11, 2013
      Sir Jon Et Al,
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      The prizes are actually copies of an original in Payne-Gallwey's book The Crossbow.  They will go to the two winners of the largest archery competitions in the Midrealm.  Events spaced roughly 6 months apart.  Eventually these will be prizes for the new format Grand Archery Tournaments, once those are up and running.  These prizes are being sponsored at this time by Alchem Inc.  If this becomes established as a regular tradition, the prizes will be turned over to the Greenwood Company.  The popinjays are based on prizes awarded in Northern Europe to winners of the yearly schutzenfests.  The schutzenfests began in the middle ages and continue in many places today. 
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      Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"
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      > At 08:34 PM 1/10/2013, you wrote:
       

      The popinjay awards are very attractive and in-period.

      Jon


      From: Cleve Johnson <eadric.of.grenfeld@...>
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com; MidrealmArchery@yahoogroups.com; sternfeld@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, January 10, 2013 5:17:34 PM
      Subject: [SCA-Archery] Prizes for Better War through Archery [2 Attachments]

       

      Gladius (mka James Koch), the owner of Alchem Incorporated, has graciasly offered to donate two travelling prizes for Better War through Archery (February 16-17, 2013).  During the morning's competition, The winner of the Hand Bow division and the winner of the Crossbow division will take home Popinjay prizes and hold them for six months.  After six months, the Popinjays will be returned to Gladius to be used in another competition of his choosing.  In addition, Gladius is providing hats to the two winners, which will belong to them.  There will be other prizes for Youth competition, Team competition, and various prizes away in a drawing during Court.  I have attached pictures of the two Popinjays.  One holds a bow and arrow (Hand Bow division) and the other holds a crossbow (Crossbow division).
       
      In addition to the individual competition, archers may participate in four-member teams to bring honor to your local groups.  If you do not have enough archers to make a team to represent your local group, there should be enough archers to make teams at the event. 
       
      Also, we will have a friendly competition between fencers and fighters in order to give an opportunity for them to compete on the archery field.  For those who participate in fencing and heavy fighting, you will have to choose which team you want to be part of.  The number of people on these two teams is irrelevent as each team's total score will be divided by the number of team members.  The prize for the winning team will be bragging rights to tell the Knowne World which group makes the better archers.
       
      Check out the full archery schedule at http://www.midrealm.org/sternfeld/bwta/.
      --
      Lord Eadric of Grenefelda
      Barony of Sternfeld Archery Captain
      Order of the Dragon's Barb, AoA
      Order of the Golden Tower, Award of the Nova, Yeoman

       Pandus planto populus mico.
      (Archers make people quiver.)
       
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