Re: Gulf Wars Archery Range Idea
- I was thinking if it were written into the GW plan, then we could have a set schedule. That way the Royals can be informed, and the information can be sent out. If each Kingdom knows ahead of time that they will need to have a deputy ready for the next year and that the year after they will be taking over the range we may be able to control that issue. If it is part of the war planning then there is less chance that the effected Kingdoms will not get the information. It seems like a lot but it really would not be. Also each Autocrat would already know who will be up for the next year, as this information will be given durng the war planning stage.
I look forward to more ideals and discussions, I am putting it out there in hopes that we get more involvement in the process so that everyone is on the same page.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Christopher LoPresto <thlaleyn@...> wrote:
> Thank you, Egil, for bringing up this topic. I agree with you that
> changing range responsibility from Kingdom to Kingdom each year would
> bring a lot of positive aspects:
> - more new and varied shoots
> - a chance to learn from observing how other Kingdoms run things
> - a lessened burden on those that continue to step up year after year
> We have taken steps in this direction before. My deputy was Leofwine
> from Ansteorra. He did an outstanding job running the range the
> following year, but had a hard time finding a deputy from one of the
> other remaining Kingdoms to follow him the year after. I don't think
> this was due to a reluctance to step up by folks in other Kingdoms. I
> think, more likely, it was due to a lack of communication links to
> other interested and qualified individuals to choose from.
> This is where a list, like this one, could come in handy.
> One possible solution that we could consider is to institute a
> nomination process, where interested persons could be 'nominated' for
> consideration as rangemaster/deputy. These nominees could then be
> talked to and considered and the qualified selections presented to the
> upcoming or succeeding year's autocrat for approval. [I haven't
> thought this all the way through. Comment/suggestions are welcomed.]
> In those years that Gleann Abhann is not directly involved in running
> the range, GA archers can still play an important role. For example:
> If supplies such as wood, cardboard, fabric, ant killer, paint, etc.
> are needed, it may make more sense for someone nearer the site to
> procure these and bring them to the site (rather than toting these
> across the Country). The Rangemaster would just need to coordinate
> with the GA volunteers to indicate what they need and deal with
> reimbursements, as needed. This procurement role could help lessen
> the worry a prospective Rangemaster might have as they consider how
> they'd get stuff to site from their locations.
> Anyway... looking forward to hearing further comments.
> Many thanks,
> THL Aleyn Kynyd ap Rhys
> On 25 Jan 2012, at 11:06, Egil wrote:
> > Greetings Lords and Ladies,
> > As some of you may know I ran the range at Gulf Wars in 2010, Lady
> > Gentile ran it last year because I did not make the war at all due
> > to work. This year I will be deputy and most likely run the range in
> > 2013, if the Mayans are wrong.
> > I was able to get many of the principle Kingdoms to run the range
> > for a day. That was great because it allowed me some time away from
> > the range. What I am hoping to get started at war is this.
> > I propose that each of the 5 pronciple archery Kingdoms, Gleann
> > Abhann, Meridies, Ansteorra, Trimeries, and Calontir, take turns
> > running the range for the entire war. It would work like this, If
> > Gleann Abhann ran it this year and next year it was Trimeries turn,
> > they would insure a deputy worked with GA this year to learn how to
> > run the range. Then next year Trimeries would run it and the next
> > Kingdom would send a deputy to assist and learn the range rules for
> > GW.
> > This way each kingdom would have 4 years before they next had to run
> > the range. Reason I am trying to get this done is Gleann Abhann has
> > range the range at GW for a least the last 10 years. As much as I
> > like running the range I do not wish to run it every year because
> > there are some other things I would like to do at GW.
> > So I am asking each of the principles to start a discussion on how
> > best to accomplish this and make GW more enjoyable for all of us.
> > One of the perks to running the range with a different kingdom at
> > the helm is each year will be different, each kingdom will bring
> > their own styles and ideals for shoots. So there would be a wide
> > range of shoots for the archers to enjoy.
> > The second perk is a little compition between kingdoms on who will
> > have the best shoots, prises, etc. This would also allow each
> > kingdom to run the Grand Exibition Tourney (GET). Thus increae the
> > challenges for such a wonderful tourny. I have worked on and seem to
> > have set the GET to run on Friday, after the last field battle, this
> > will allow all the kingdoms to view the GET as they will already be
> > on the field. I think it is a good thing to have all the principle
> > kingdoms Kings and Queens on the field to watch the best shoot.
> > That is enough for now, let me know what you think on this.
> > Thank you for your time and efforts,
> > THL Egil Haraldsson
> > Kingdom of Gleann Abhann
> > Barony of Axemoor