Society Seasonal Archery Competition

Archers of the Known World are invited to participate in the Fall Society Archery Competition, currently in progress around the SCA. Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf introduces the competition.

The Fall Society Seasonal Archery Competition is now being shot. The rules for the competition are [linked below]. If the illustration of the Lucky Target does not show up with this post, you can find it and the rules at the Society Scores Site at [the link below].

Each season’s competition is selected from the competitions submitted for the competition by Society archers. The competitions are submitted to the SCA-Archery group on Yahoo and then there is a poll to determine the next seasons competition. The next poll will be in December.  If you have a competition would like to have shot Society wide, please read the general SSAC rules and then submit your competition.

You can join SCA-Archery by sending an email to:

Thank you

Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf, West


Rules for SSAC - Lucky Target

The Scorekeeper last approved scores for this shoot on: unknown

Shoot Begins: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Shoot Ends: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Scores must be Submitted by: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and within 7 days of being shot. 

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. And 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.  The target illustration can [also] be found at [the link below].


Lucky Target for SSAC [Linked from the official page]

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. 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. 

scoresheet (PDF) is provided courtesy of HL Iurii Levchenich of An Tir. 

This shoot was suggested by: 
Sir Jon




SSAC General Rules


These General Rules apply to all SSAC component shoots. The various component shoots will have their own rules and target definitions within this framework.

There are two categories: Open and Period. Each category has two divisions: Handbow and Crossbow. There will be a Youth division as well. The ranges, targets, etc. would be adjusted accordingly for the Youth Division within each shoot. The definition of `Youth` will follow those of the Youth Division of the IKAC, however due to the timeframe of each shoot there will only be a single overall Youth Division.

The equipment rules for the Open and Period divisions would follow those of the IKAC for Handbow andCrossbow with the exception of the Period Crossbow Division which is defined as the following. To be classify as a Period Crossbow all the following conditions must be met: 1) The stock must be made of wood. 2) It may not have a rifle-style butt. 3) It may not have a modern style lock (period forms of self-resetting mechanisms are fine, however) or a modern style trigger. 4) It may not have modern style sights, but may have a period style rear sight only (no front sight allowed).

Questions regarding the competition should be addressed to the originator of the competition, whose contact information will be included in the rules, and to Sir Jon to be ensure the clarifications are published to the SCA-Archery group.The rules for each of the SSAC shall be determined by the originator of the competition, but should fall within the guildlines of the General Rules and the guidance of the SCA-Archery group.

The rules for the Crossbow Divisions may vary from the rules for the Handbow divisions. However, the rules for the Open and Period categories will remain the same.

Scores will be submitted to the SCA Scores Site for tabulation within one week of being shot. All information required by each competition must be included or the scores may be considered void, this includes; Event Name and Host, Event Date, Marshal, as well as the Archers Home Group, Mundane, and Scadian names. For scores submitted to the Youth Division, it must include the age of the archer.

The winners of each division will be determined only by the highest score of each archer in the division. There will be no `three score average` for the SSAC. No winning kingdoms, only friendly competition among like minded archers. Though kingdoms are encouraged to recognize their archers approprately.

Publisher's Note: The target image is remotely linked from the SSAC official web site (see link below). does not claim ownership of this graphic; it is included here because Sir Jon's post clearly states his intent to do so.