Re: Crown Tournament
- I can remember years ago attending a crown tourney in Caid where they had to show profiency in several art forms. They even had the top two contestants play a game of chess after fighting to show they could do it.... cant remember who won just that they were both slow as they were dripping in sweat and had a hard time thinking..... It was high in the mountains too... I think that Tressa was Queen then...AS XX something...John Bor OxHouse Little FallsEast Kingdom out of CaidIn a message dated 3/10/2011 7:05:45 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com writes:
"In the convent all the knights lived for three years of apprenticeship during which they would have learned the basics of mathematics, geometry, cosmography, history, geography, and land and naval tactics, besides which they would have been trained in gymnastic, wrestling, swimming, fencing, and the use of the crossbow, arc and portable fire weapons."
- I am considering modifying the crouch so the archer only has to crouch while aiming and releasing. They may stand while nocking and drawing.
"lynn.palmieri" <lynn.palmieri@...> wrote:
I like the challenge overall. My only concern would be for those of us with damaged knees. I personally am unable to crouch and hold that position to shoot. Getting up and down of the ground is challenging, but doable, however it may depend on the state of the ground (i.e. fine dirt or mud vs. grass). I know you said it would be the marshal’s choice, but these two options may need to be used as last resorts? Just my $0.02.
Here is my latest addition to the possible SSAC shoots. Your comments will be greatly appreciated.
Random Stance Competition
The Random Stance Competition is shot from six different stances which are chosen at random by the marshal in charge from a predetermined set of stances. By “stances”, it is meant either standing, kneeling, sitting, etc. The purpose of this competition is to test the ability of archers to shoot from different stances.
The “stances” are:
2) Kneeling, on one or both knees.
3) Sitting, posterior on ground.
4) Parthian, back toward the target and toes pointed away from target, rotate torso and shoot back over your shoulder.
5) Crouching, both knees bent at approximately a ninety degree angle.
6) Twister, feet pointing the opposite way they normally would (a right handed archer’s feet would point left).
The bow should not be drawn until the archer is facing the target.
If an archer, due to a disability or injury, can not assume a stance, they may assume one of the other stances which is most similar to it with the approval of the marshal. At the decision of the marshal in charge of the competition, the archers may shoot one at a time or as groups depending upon the number of archers.
The distance is 20 yards.
Ends. There six ends of six arrows, each shot from a different stance, six arrows from each stance. The marshal in charge randomly draws a stance from a container of the six stances, announces the stance and then removes that stance from the container. This is repeated for each end. The arrows are scored at the finish of each end.
Target. The roundel target is the same as a Period IKAC target, a 6cm (2.4”) peg, 24cm (9.6”) roundel, with a 60cm (23.6”) outer circle. The peg, roundel and circle may be of any contrasting colors.
Additional period style decoration may be added to the target as long as it does not make aiming or scoring difficult. Such decoration is strongly encouraged, but not required.
For those who wish to stop by a print shop, here is a PDF designed for large format printers with the target face pre-drawn.
Scoring. The peg is five points, the roundel is three points and the circle is one point. Arrows touching the line count as the higher score. There is a maximum possible score of 180 points.
Youth division. The distance for the youth division is fifteen yards.
Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf