Re: [SCA-Archery] Poll results for SCA-Archery
- The Fall Society Seasonal Challenge with 46% of the vote is the Triangle target competition. This starts today October 1.Jon******
Rules for SSAC - Proposed-Triangle
Archers are used to targets where the highest point value is in the center of the target; a concentric circle, the peg in a roundel target, etc. So if your aim is a bit off you still can get the next highest point value.
With the Triangle Target which is an equilateral triangle, with one of its points straight up, divided into three equal width horizontal bands, the highest point value is the top part of the triangle. So, if you are aiming for the highest value and your aim is a bit high, left or right, you can miss completely and receive no points. Those that try for the highest value have a greater chance of making no score if they miss, than those that aim for the lower value areas. This provides a high scoring area for the better archers and still has a larger lower scoring area for the average archers.
The three parts of the triangle target from Medieval Japan were said to represent a warrior on horseback. The top, high scoring, triangle was his head. The middle band was his body. And the largest band, the bottom, was his horse.
The area of the highest scoring part, the head, is one-fifth the area of the horse and one-third the area of his body. So a logical way of scoring is: Head is five points. Body is three points. The horse is one point.
My addition to this target is to make it a bit more challenging for the highly skilled archers by drawing one additional horizontal line at the upper third of the top or head triangle. This would represent a visor slot and would be a forty-fifth the area of the horse. However, this would give a point value of forty-five which would be too high, because one lucky shot to it and five misses of the target would give more points than hitting the head with all six. A reasonable compromise would be to give a value of fifteen points. However, slight errors in aim are even more apt to create a complete miss and zero points.
The below drawing shows the scoring areas and values of the target. Lines count as higher score.
The triangle has a 24 inch horizontal base. From the center of the base draw a vertical line 21 inches tall. Draw the side lines from the ends of the base to the top of the center line. Measuring up the center line mark off the following bands starting from the base line. If lines are drawn between the color bands, they should be no wider than 1/8 inch. When complete the center line should *NOT* be visible as a reference line/aim point.
- The Horse is the bottom 7 inches, and colored black.
- The Body is the next 7 inches, and colored red.
- The Head is the next 5 inches, and colored yellow.
- The Visor is the top 2 inches, and colored Black.
For the SSAC competition, all ends are shot from 20 yards, Youth from 15 yards. It is shot in four ends spelled out below. The standard SSAC rules apply.
- Standing - 6 arrows untimed, bottom of the target horizontal (same as the Scoring image above)
- Rearing - 6 arrows untimed, "side" of the target horizontal across the top with the visor as the right point (see image below)
- Charging - 35 seconds, bottom of the target horizontal (same as the Scoring image above)
- Kicking - 35 seconds, "side" of the target horizontal across the top with the visor as the left point (see image below)
The run-off for the Winter Society Seasonal Archery Competition (SSAC) is complete. The winner is the “Lucky Target” with 34 votes. The runner up was “Matching” with 10 votes.
The rules may be seen on line at: https://scores-sca.org/public/scores_rules.php?R=25&Shoot=286
Rules for SSAC -Lucky Target
Shoot Begins: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Shoot Ends: Tuesday, February 28, 2017Scores must be Submitted: Within 30 days of being shot. And within seven days of the end of the shoot, Tuesday, March 8.
This competition seems to have begun in the Netherlands in the 1400’s. There is a period illustration showing part of a circular target where there are numerical values in arcs of the circle. In addition, there is mention of square targets with a series of smaller squares of different values.
Please read the SSAC General Rules, as these apply to all SSAC shoots. Below are the additional rules for this specific shoot.
The target face is 20 inches on a side and the small squares are 4 inches square. There are twenty-five squares in total. The target is placed with one corner pointing upward, as per the drawing below. The numbers are placed as shown in the drawing and should be large enough to be read at twenty yards. The lines should also be visible but no wider than 1/4 inch.A printable pdf has been kindly provided by Lord Cameron de Grey of Atlantia.
The Adult distance is 20 yards.
Youth division is 10 yards.
Running the Shoot:
The number of ends is two, each of six arrows.
The scoring is value of the box hit. Lines count as the higher score. A square may only be hit once for score. Repeated hits to the same square by the same archer to do not count for additional score in the end being shot. The archer may hit any or all of the same numbers in next end for score. The maximum score per end is 135, for a maximum total of 270 points. The score sheets should provide space for each Arrow's score (1-6) in each End (A, B) in a vertical column for ease in totaling. There should be a total for each end and a grand total.
Please record the scores for each End starting with the highest scoring arrow to the lowest, with zeros entered for repeats or misses for any remaining arrows.
A Scoresheet (PDF) is provided courtesy of HL Iurii Levchenich of An Tir.This shoot was suggested by: