35149Re: Additional SSAC
- Dec 9, 2013For some reason the image come up requiring Quicktime and a decompressor to view the image. Since I am not willing to hunt down applications, would it be possible to have the file added to the files instead of as an attachment?
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, John Edgerton <sirjon1@...> wrote:
> I just finished one more competition to be added to the list of "What's next" for the Society Seasonal Archery Competition. It is based on a old Arabic practice target, but the way I modified it, it now works well for the Christmas Season.Â
> The diagram of the target should show up in the attachment.Â
> Please review all the competitions in "Whats next" as well as the Triangle, Rings and Wand shoots in the "Previous" (Which are now over a year old and can again be included) folder, at the SCA Scores Site.Â
> Imitation Horseman Shoot.
> There is an Arabic version of the Triangle Target which
> was based on an Oriental target, which also represented a warrior on
> horseback.Â But, unlike the
> Triangle, it is based upon two circular disks which represented the shield and
> the head. In the Arabic original which was used as a form of practice, the
> target was placed at just under the maximum cast of the bow. The archer
> practiced at this target using five arrows until he could hit the disk
> representing the shield without missing a single shot. Then he advanced to
> shooting at the disk representing the head of the warrior until he could hit it
> with all five arrows without missing. The size of the head disk was one span or
> about nine inches and the shield was three spans or about twenty-seven inches.
> (From âArab Archeryâ by Robert Elmer and Nabih Amin Faris.)
> For purposes of the SSAC the original version is slightly
> modified by the addition of a third disk representing the horse and the
> addition of a visor slot/disk on the head. There are three untimed ends of six
> arrows, shot at three different distances. Both handbows and crossbows may
> participate in the shooting at the same time. However, handbows and crossbows
> compete in separate divisions as per the SSAC rules.
> The distances for all seasons, except Winter, are: 40, 30
> and 20 yards. Distances for Winter are 20, 15 and 10 yards. The Youth distances for all seasons except Winter, are
> 20, 15 and 10 yards. For Winter the youth distances are 15, 10 and 5 yards.
> For all seasons, except
> Winter, the target size is: Head is 6 inches. Body
> is 18 inches. Horse is 30 inches. The head has a 2-inch circle, in a
> contrasting color, in the center which represents a visor slot. The combined
> target is 54 inches tall.
> The Winter season sizes are
> smaller. The head is 3 inches. The body is 9 Inches. The horse is 15 inches.
> The visor slot is 1 inch. The combined target is 27 inches tall.
> The target for any season
> should contrast with its background.
> The resulting combination of
> three disks resembles a Cyclops style snowman which is appropriate for the
> Winter season.
> Â SCORING:
> The horse is 1 point. The body
> is 3 points. The head is 5 points.Â The visor circle is 15 points. Arrows
> striking the edge of the visor disk count as the higher score. Arrows touching
> the outer edge of any disk count for the appropriate score. Arrows striking
> where two disks join, count as the higher score. There is a maximum total score
> of 270 points, if the visor is hit with every shot.
> Sir Jon FitzRauf
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