Re: IKAC status?
- York round is a 1800's era standardized shoot, which was the basis for
today's FITA rounds. Targets were the 5 colored concentric rings
targets, either 10 rings or 5 scored 9,7,5,3,1. Ends were 6 arrows
per end, and a total of 144 arrows were shot. Distances were up to
100 yards, and they were often shot on 2 butts, on each end of the
archery field. Googling it or getting a book from the Library on
archery should give a complete description.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, loreleiElkins@... wrote:
> What exactly is the "York Round"
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>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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