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Re: [SCA-Archery] Summer SSAC

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  • John Edgerton
    If anyone had problems, you can read the rules at the SCA Scores site: http://scores-sca.org/public/page.php?R=25&PID=148 Click on the left on SSAC Then click
    Message 1 of 59 , Jun 4, 2013
      If anyone had problems, you can read the rules at the SCA Scores site: 

      Click on the left on SSAC
      Then click on "Whats next"
      Then click on "Tir Beausault"


      From: Taslen <taslen2000@...>
      To: "SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com" <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tue, June 4, 2013 1:01:58 PM
      Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Summer SSAC


      did anyone else have problems with the graphics and text?

      From: John Edgerton <sirjon1@...>
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: jaquelinelefleur <scajaqueline@...>
      Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:34 AM
      Subject: [SCA-Archery] Summer SSAC

      Let us start the discussion with the Tir Beaursualt.  My main problem with it is the use of Gardes for stopping stray arrows. This was need when the range was in the middle of a medieval town and stray arrows could hit houses or people.  But, our ranges are set up where this would not happen. The competition would be much easier to set up and run if these were not used. 

      Jaqueline, could you comment on this?


      Rules for SSAC - Proposed-Tir Beursault


      Proposed Shoot

      Le Tir Beursault competition in France was founded back in times when the archers were honored during games in which the winner was proclaimed "king" of the archers of his city. He was exempt from tax for one year and had to give his title the following year to the next "king".
      This Seasonal Archery Challenge is a modification of Le Tir Beursault shoot. The object is to get the highest score by shooting closest to the centre of a 48 cm (19 inch) target face. The archer with the highest score and honours is named the archery king of the branch or region, with Their Majesties various permissions.
      Please read the SSAC General Rules, as these apply to all SSAC shoots. Below are the additional rules for this specific shoot.
      Figure 1 shows a traditional one-lane layout for Le Tir Beursault. It is a long lane, with a target at each end. For this modified One-Way Tir Beursault, only one target will be used to simplify the range requirements. The shooting line is set 50 m from the target. The youth shooting line is set 30 m from the target. The scoring for both adult and youth competitions is the same.
      The straight lane leading up to the target is the Allée du roi, the road of the king. Only the current archery king may use this path to retrieve arrows. All other archers use the Allée des chevaliers, the road of the knights, when retrieving. The one exception to this is granted to children and youth, who use shorter shooting distances on the Allée du roi.
      Parts of the Range Layout
      • Pas de tir - shooting line
      • Butte d'attaque - attack butt
      • Butte maitresse - mistress butt
      • Gardes - walls
      The Gardes are 1 m wide by 4 m high wooden walls, placed perpendicular to the Allées. These help to capture stray arrows. Frames covered with paper or cloth can achieve the same visual effect, and are less expensive to create. Please adjust your range safety if the gardes are made of penetrable materials. Marshal spotters should be stationed at either side of the archery line to have a clear line of sight past the gardes. Flags atop the gardes can add to the pageantry, especially if they represent the heraldry of the archers competing.
      Running the shoot
      Review the SSAC General Rules for the different archery categories for this shoot.
      Before aiming the first arrow, archers are encouraged to recognize their competitors with: "Archers, I salute you," or more correctly, “Mesdames, messieurs les archers je vous salue!” More than ceremony or politeness, it signals an archer is about to shoot.
      Archers can shoot in small groups of five or six. Each archer walks to the line and looses one arrow at the target. When all archers have had their turn at the line, they all walk down to the target to score and retrieve the arrow. See scoring. Thus an archer needs only one good arrow to take part in the competition, or one and a spare. It allows more archers to take part when shooting at only one target.
      All archers return to the shooting line by their respective roads and loose again. If the skill of the archers is high, names could be drawn from a chapeaux at the start of each end to determine the shooting order. A traditional Tir Beursault would have 40 arrows loosed in 20 separate ends at two targets. For the sake of expediency, this modified Tir Beursault will have 12 ends at one target for 12 arrows.
      Running the shoot
      The target is a 48 cm diameter circle, made up of three heavy bordered circles: the rings or ropes. These are called the outer grand cordon, the middle petit cordon or chaplet, and the noir, the small centermost black circle. Figure 2 below shows a fourth ring, which is un-named, between the grand cordon and the petit cordon. The centre of the target should be 1.10 m above the ground.
      Major Rings on the Tir Beursault Target
      • Outer ring is the Grand Cordon 48cm diameter
      • Large ring is 33.5 cm diameter
      • Medium ring is the Petit Cordon 14.5 cm diameter
      • Small dark ring is the Noir 4.2 cm diameter
      Running the shoot
      • 1 point for landing between the grand cordon and the large ring.
      • 2 points for landing between the large ring and the petit cordon.
      • 3 points for landing in the two rings just inside the petit cordon.
      • 4 points for landing in the ring just outside the noir, or anywhere inside the noir.
      In addition to the above, add 1 point for an arrow that lands anywhere in the target, except the grand cordon.
      • An honour for each arrow that lands between the grand cordon and the petit cordon.
      • An honour and a rosary for each arrow that lands between the petit cordon and the noir.
      • An honour, a rosary and a black for each arrow than lands inside the noir.
      The arrow must be fully free and clear in a ring to be counted at that ring’s value. If it touches or crosses a line with a lower-scoring ring, it is counted as the lower score. This is the opposite of scoring Royal Rounds. Touching the grand cordon is worth zero points, and no honour. Touching or landing on the petit cordon counts as 2 points and an honour. Touching or landing on the noir cordon is an exception and counts as 4 full points, an honour, a rosary and a black.
      The archer to win the competition is the one with:
      • The highest number of honours. If a tie, then compare.
      • The highest number of points. If a tie, then compare.
      • The highest number of rosaries. If a tie, then compare.
      • The highest number of blacks.
      A perfect score would be: 60 points, 12 honours, 12 rosaries and 12 blacks.
      The atmosphere of this shoot is one of respect and courtesy. The archers are not adversaries, but a group of friendly competitors gathering to honour the art of archery.

      This shoot was suggested by: Jaqueline Lefleur

    • sirjonfitzrauf
      Summer Society Seasonal Archery Competition The poll for the summer season of the SSAC begins May 15 and will continue until May 23. This allows time for a
      Message 59 of 59 , May 15

        Summer Society Seasonal Archery Competition


        The poll for the summer season of the SSAC begins May 15 and will continue until May 23. This allows time for a run-off poll if needed.


        The Summer competitions are:


        ·  Nottingham

        ·  Pokka Dots

        ·  Random Distance

        ·  Shrinking Disc

        ·  Grouping

        ·  Hit & Run

        ·  Horseman

        ·  Pass Through

        ·  Slots

        ·  Wand



        Please read the rules for each winter competition before voting for any of them. The rules may be seen at:



        Since Facebook only allows ten choices in a poll, I have remove three competitions that have few votes in the past.


        Voting will take place on both the SCA Archery group on Yahoo and the SCA Target Archery group on Facebook. Please vote only in one group.


        The competition with more than 50 percent of the votes will be the winner. If no competition has more than 50 percent of the vote, there will be a run off between the top completions starting May 24 until May 30.


        The Summer competition will begin June 1 and will end August 31.


        Thank you


        Sir Jon FitzRauf


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