Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: [SCA-MissileCombat] IKAC - Proposed new initiatives
Thanks for your feedback so far. You've all made some
Just to clarify, I am proposing creating a brand new
division for the "documented shoot" (got to come up
with a better name! Anyone...?), *in addition* to the
existing Period division. The exact modalities,
including the level of documentation, will have to be
worked out, but it should be at the level that
reasonable SCA archers can look at the documentation
and see that it is indeed a period shoot. With the
assistance of the web site, and using different point
systems, I think we can get around people not being
aware of shoot changes from year to year.
Regarding the season extension, my immediate thought
was also that it could be an advantage for the
Southern Kingdoms, but there are several factors that
actually balance things out. In the South and lower
East Coast, July and August are not the best months
for shooting, when heat and bugs make life miserable,
whereas in the North it's perfect shooting weather.
Furthermore, going back and looking at the scores for
the past few years, the Northern Kingdoms, An Tir,
Middle, East, and Atlantia have been consistently at
the top of the standings. In addition, some of the
best scores from the Northern Kingdoms that you see on
the web site came in right in the beginning of April.
This got me thinking that perhaps extending the season
would increase participation but not necessarily be a
huge disadvantage for anyone. Something we could do is
run this for a year or two, and see if a bias toward
the southern Kingdoms develops, but I would like to
hear more from folks before we make any kind of
decision regarding the length of next year's season.
By the way, I got almost 100 scores just this week!!
Way to go! (the scores on the web site will be posted
by tomorrow) However, I still have only received a few
IKCAC scores this season. If you have them, send them
in! I have updated the IKCAC section of the web site,
it now contains two different scoresheets in PDF and
Excel, and even a photo of an IKCAC target.
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