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Winter Challenge XVI

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  • obsidian@raex.com
    For Archers of the Knowne Worlde, a challenge to keep your eye keen and your arm strong until spring. 16th annual GWYNTARIAN WINTER ARCHERY SHOOT Anno
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 28, 2008
      For Archers of the Knowne Worlde, a challenge to keep your eye keen and
      your arm strong until spring.

      16th annual GWYNTARIAN WINTER
      ARCHERY SHOOT Anno Societatis LXIII

      Yes folks, it's that time
      of year again... My apologies for not getting this out earlier, but I've
      had some severe disruptions in my personal life which have drained off
      much of my time and energy of late. But, we are here again. The Gwyntarian
      Archer's Guild is once more sponsoring the Winter Challenge. I hope you
      will get the same enjoyment out of the Challenge as you have in the past.
      As always, comments and suggestions are welcome anytime.

      archers of the Known World are invited to participate in a winter archery
      competition from November 1, 2008 through April 15, 2009. The shoot is the
      same as previous years using the basic commercial target of any 5 ring 40
      cm (16   inches) face. All rounds are shot at 20 yards. Each round
      will consist of two (2) ends. Equipment standards are as per SCA legal for
      your kingdom. There is no traditional equipment bonus or
      requirement.Participating archers should include with the scores sent,
      this info: SCA name, MKA, their SCA group, (and Kingdom, if outside the
      Midrealm), the type of bow  (crossbow, longbow, recurve or other),
      the bow's draw weight, and whether or not any sight marks on limbs or
      crossbow rear
       sights were used. PLEASE NOTE THAT LAST COMMENT!
      Last year many entries were not listed as being sighted or non-sighted.
      The scoring breakdown this year is going to take into account 
      whether a weapon used sights or not: IF NO INFORMATION IS GIVEN,  I
      is meant by "sights". What is being referred to are not hi-tech
      scopes or adjustable pin contraptions, those are all strictly not
      allowable. "Sight" in this context refers to the practice of
      marking the upper limb of a handbow with incremental marks on the bow
      itself, or on a piece of tape, that the archer can use to line up an aim
      point with. Crossbows, of course, are permitted peep type or wire type
      sights to a certain extent (but not scopes, obviously), as long as they
      are affixed behind the release mechanism. If you have any questions,
      consult the marshal
      the shoot, your Kingdom's rules, or myself, in roughly that order.

      The marshal in charge is Bruce R. Gordon (Baron Nigel FitzMaurice)
      442 Gray Court, Apt. 2, Akron, Ohio 44311 ...and if you like, a copy to
      obsidian@... for quick posting on the results page. In fact, I'd
      recommend email. And if you send hardcopy, have an email address on it so
      I can query difficulties?

      The Shoot:

      As it was last
      year, the shoot is eight ends at 20 yards, and may take place at any
      event, practice, or get-together where a warranted SCA archery marshal (or
      your Kingdom's equivalent) is present to score it.

      Round - intended to help maintain accuracy over the winter months. It
      consists of 2 ends of 6 arrows each untimed at a 40 cm (16 inch) 5 ring
      target with standard 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 scoring.

      Speed Round -
      intended to help archers practice speed shooting with accuracy. It
      consists of 2 ends of unlimited arrows shot in a 30 second time limit for
      each end. Each archer must shoot at least one arrow each end but may shoot
      as many as possible in 30 seconds. Scoring of the 40 cm 5 ring target is
      5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Archers who do not manage to shoot off 6
      arrows in 30
      seconds will gain bonus points for arrows unshot. To determine the number
      of bonus points, subtract the number of arrows shot from 6 for each end
      and add that number to the actual score of the arrows that hit the target.
      IE: you shoot 4 arrows, you get 2 bonus points. If the archer has not
      managed to hit the target at least once in the entire round of two ends,
      then no bonus points are added. When scoring, please show real score +
      bonus points, IE: 12+2

      Wand Round - intended to help the archer
      concentrate on minimizing left/right movement.
      It consists of 2 ends
      of 6 arrows untimed. Each end is shot at a target wand 3 feet long by 6
      inches wide, consisting of a central strip of one color flanked on either
      side by strips of a differing tint (hint:a standard strip of duct tape is
      2 inches wide); each band equal in width (2 inches). Each arrow within or
      touching the central strip scores five points. Each arrow outside the
      central area but within or touching either of the two outer bands scores
      three points.

      Bull's Eye Round - intended to help the archer
      focus on the center of a target. It consists
      of 2 ends of 6 arrows
      each untimed. Each end is shot at a target consisting of a 4 inch circular
      bull's eye centered within a 8 1/2 inch outer circle,(standard piece of
      paper). All arrows within or touching the inner circle score five points
      each. All arrows outside the center bull's eye but within or touching the
      outer circle score three points each.

      It is strongly suggested
      that a target that will prevent pass-throughs and bounce-offs should be
      used. However, should these occur, witnessed pass-throughs and bounce-offs
      that cannot be determined as to score are traditionally scored as 3
      points, in the target and speed rounds. The other two rounds...Hmmm.

      Please tell us how you like the shoot, if there are changes you
      could suggest or if you have
      practical and/or reasonable
      alternatives. The latter two rounds are period in type of shoot although
      not in materials.

      The shoot ends April 15th, all scores due by
      April 22, 2008. Last year I had scores due that were severely delayed, and
      in fact never were sent in. This isn't fair to the archers who
         participate, so let me reiterate policy here - scores may be
      submitted by anyone, so long as the shoot was witnessed by a warranted
      archery marshal (or your kingdom's equivalent). Special  arrangements
      for unusual circumstances may be considered on a per-case basis. I
      strongly urge that scores be submitted as soon after the shoot as
      feasible, and I further urge that they be submitted electronically (simply
      because it makes it easier to transfer data to the web page, and because
      names are easier to decipher). Written scores by groundmail are accepted
      gladly, but if  you do, please include an email contact in case I
      can't read soeone's signature or there are other questions.

      Baron Nigel, the Winter Challenge Guy
      "Ausculta, feminae novae in lacunis recumbens gladii dispensans non
      fundamentum pro formula administrationis est."

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