Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: IKAC status?
> My thought is that the IKAC out to be something like a clout at aInstead of changing the IKAC to that extent, just establish a new
> standardized distance (something between 100 to 150 yards), a full or
> partial York and other kinds shoots. The IKAC also should have indoor
> and outdoor components of the shoot and have the IKAC season start with
> the indoor segment and end with the outdoor shoots.
contest, publish the rules and see who will shoot it. The IKAC has
been around for a long time and has become a standard in part to that
The York Round, though, is still technically outside SCA period.
I tried the period target concept with the Unicorn Archery Challenges
with the wreath, window and stump. I was interested to see if there
would be any interest and there was, more so in the Wreath than the
other targets. But, sometimes it takes someone ELSE to start a new
contest, instead of changing the old contest.
THL Caedmon Wilson
Oaken Region Youth Combat Marshal
Leather Armor at Blacktower Enterprises
>I would propose another potential 'reason' for the dropoff. For I know it
> The past couple of seasons the number of people shooting IKACs seems to
> have declined. My take is that this is due to the scores not being
> posted in a timely manner and the trend moving towards novelty shoots.
There is too much regular fun archery in my area, to worry about shooting
IKAC's. Really, that about sums it up. Back when I used to shoot IKAC's
and Winter Challenges really regularly ... well, there were only 3 events a
year locally that even had archery. So you did whatever you could at
Now, there is an event every weekend with archery. So at practices we tend
to just shoot a few royals to 'stay in shape' and then call it a day.
(I might also bring up the standard 'Society is getting older, having kids,
and having less time to do stuff' card as well)
Siegfried Sebastian Faust - http://crossbows.biz/
Barony of Highland Foorde - Kingdom of Atlantia
Society Combat Archery Marshal
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