Winter Crossbow Scores
- Greetings to the list.
Here are the next results from the Winter Crossbow
Challenge, listed alphabetically by SCAdian last name.
My thanks to those who've submitted scores so far.
I'll be publishing this about twice a month or whenever I
get 3 or 4 new scores( new shooters or shooters who've
improved their scores) listing the highest score for
each shooter. I have placed an asterisk (*) after each
The format for each listing is:
Sight type, if any
Aggregate Score # of X's
The rules of the shoot follow the posting.
MISTRESS DORINDA AETHELWYN
Rear Pin sight
LORD ALLEN of CAERLAVEROCK *
LORD JAMES CUNNINGHAM
THLady Rowan Elfhame
Barony of the Bridge
Lord Siegfried Sebastian Faust
Barony of Highland Foorde
Lord Ragnar Ketilsson *
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands
FitzBare self-limited nut
Lord Berengar LECLERIC
Master Li Kung Lo
Canton of Aschehyrst, Barony of Carolingia
Lord Yaakov Avraham ben Obadiah
Barony of the Bridge
Here are the winter crossbow challenge rules, Mk I.b.
1. The round is 4 untimed ends of 6 bolts, shot at 20 yards,
using either a 1-bull or 3-bull 40 cm FITA face. The targets
must include the x ring. There are no divisions - if your
local SCA group marshal would accept your rig on the line for
a Royal Round, you may use it to shoot this challenge.
2. The target is scored 10-9-8, not 5-4-3. For example, the
gold is split into an inner 10 and an outer 9 ring, the red
into an inner 8 and an outer 7, etc. As with RR scores, any
shaft touching a line scores the higher value. On targets
provided with both a compound and a recurve 10 ring, use the
recurve 10 ring.
3, Shooters may shoot as often as they desire, from Oct. 1 1999
to May 1 2000. Any safe range of 20 measured yards is acceptable,
and this shoot is totally honor system: no witnesses required.
4. You must declare the beginning of the round before shooting
the first end.
5. Two ends must be shot standing, two are freestyle, except
that the crossbow itself must be held and supported only by the
hands at all times. Resting elbows is explicitly permitted for
6. Submit scores to xbow@..., dhumbers@...,
or as a reply to this email address.
7. Please include your SCA name, SCA group, kingdom, the score,
your bow's lock type( rolling nut, stopped nut, claw such as Barnett,
notchlock, etc..), what sights if any you used, prod poundage,
score, and anything else you might think interesting.
8. Scores will be published about every 4 weeks, more often if
warrented. Have fun with this, it is intended as a way to keep
us sharp across the winter!
Thanks again to those who've tried this shoot,