Archery

News of archery.

First Tournament of the Greenwood – April 8, 2017

Please join us for our first Tournament of the Greenwood to be held on Saturday, April 8 in the Barony of Sternfeld at the Grand Pageant Tournament of Chivalry and Ball.

This is an open tournament for both archery and thrown weapons in which you may try your skills against a Forester of the Greenwood Company. There will be two lists: a duel list and a coaching list. In the Duel, challenge a Forester to a duel. There will be a set of fun and challenging targets from which to choose. Or, if you rather, invite a Forester to shoot with you just for fun and use that opportunity to get pointers. Learn what it’s like to shoot on the Champion’s team. Learn some tips and tricks to better improve your skills. If you make your own equipment, bring examples of your craftsmanship to share.

There will also be a round table called “Ask the Forester.” Sit down and have a chat. Talk about archery and thrown weapons, ask questions, get pointers on putting together a fun archer event, and more!

From TRH to All Archers of the Midrealm

All toxophilites draw nigh and pay heed to this challenge of Edmund, 94th King of the Middle Kingdom (almost)

In the spirit of that most famous of archers, Robin Hood, I am minded to pull together a Merry Band of archers: skilled archers who are strong of arm, keen of eye, and generous of heart.

To that end, I challenge all archers to meet me on the line and prove yourselves worthy of this Merry Band. To join, you only have to do one simple thing. Beat me. At each event I attend I will take to the line and post a score. Any and all can shoot against my score, provided you demonstrate the generosity of Robin’s band by providing canned goods/non-perishable food items as your entry fee (all of which will be donated to the local food pantry). Any who beat me can join my Merry Band of archers and will receive a token signifying their membership. Each event I shoot at you can shoot against me again and augment your badge.

So check your fletches, wax your strings, load up your grocery basket, and come join Edmund’s Merry Band!

Archery at Pennsic 45: Be the Arrow That Wins the War

One arrow.

Sometimes that is all that separates victory from defeat. Among the hundreds of shafts that flew at Hastings it took only one to strike Harold in the eye and cripple the English efforts to repel William’s invasion.
One arrow and the Normans took England. One fewer arrow and the English might have won.
One arrow is sometimes all that’s required, but that arrow needs an archer.
One arrow from one bow.
One arrow from one archer.
Be that archer, draw that bow, shoot that arrow, make a difference.

Yours might be the arrow that wins the war.

Your King and Queen need your help.  If you are going to Pennsic this year, please come up to the archery range and be that one arrow.  If you would like to do more, come to the Pennsic Champions practice/tryouts and try out for the team.  Tryouts are at 5:00 pm Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of war week.

In service to the kingdom,
Countess Aibhilin

Call for Pennsic Archer Champions

Greetings Unto the Archers of the Midrealm from Baniarla Aibhilin ni Dhomhnaill, Lt. General for Target Archery

Spring is finally upon us and with it comes Archery Season!!  If you are no lucky enough to have an indoor range, it is time to dust off those bows and pull out your arrows.  I am very excited to announce that we will be looking for candidates for the Pennsic Archer Champions team.  Yes, anyone can try out for the team.  To do so, all you need to do is practice, practice, practice and, of course, get to as many archery events as you can.  Check the Kingdom Calendar.  There are already a number of events scheduled that will have archery and in May there are two events that are focused solely on archery – Pentamere’s Archer College and Fletchings of Spring.

I am also strongly encouraging all archers to participate in the Seasonal Archery Challenge and the SPACS or the Middle Kingdom Royal Round.  The Seasonal Archery Challenge is Society-wide.  The current challenge is called “Piety or Pride” and the rules may be found here: http://www.scores-sca.org/public/scores_rules.php?R=25&Shoot=324.  The SPACS and Royal Round are both Midrealm shoots, though the SPACS is open to all kingdoms.  Rules for both may be found here: http://www.scores-sca.org/home/index.php?R=9&

I would also like to take this time to announce our Regional Commanders.  These people will be attending archery events and collecting recommendations for the Champions team.  If you see any of them, please make sure to introduce yourself.  They will also be making themselves known to you.

Midlands: Sven Ivarsson

North Oaken: Forester Muldonny McVriw

South Oaken: Melissa Di Constantino

Pentamere: Lord Will O’hAnain
Sub-Commanders: Forester GenRose, Lord Wolfrick of Donnershafen

I do have an opening in Constellation that I would very much like to fill.  If you are interested, please send an email to aibhilin@sbcglobal.net

In Service to the Kingdom,
Aibhilin