Northshield Regional Fighter's Practice

Come one, come all, to the... Regional Fighter's Practice featuring Combat Archery Practice with the Cheshire Archers and the Jararvellir Archer's Brunch

Where: The home of John Bartholomew of Flanders (called Jack) 1110 Colby St, Madison, Wisconsin. (See notes below for directions and important parking information)

On Sunday, September 16th, the Cheshire Archers and the Barony of Jararvellir will be hosting a Regional Fighting Practice. We have put together a whole day of activities, in the hope that many of you will be able to make it for at least a little while. While there will be a focus on Combat Archery, we have space available for a wide range of activities, including "regular" armored combat (without archery), rapier, and thrown weapons.

Planned activities include the Jararvellir Archer's Brunch in the morning, followed by fighting with Combat Archery, making Combat Arrows, and a Potluck dinner.

(Because this is a practice, non-archers will be able to take part, and shoot at fighters on the field. We're hoping this will be a chance for folks to learn how fun this can be, and afterwards we will talk about what is needed to become an authorized Combat Archer.)

We're also open to any other activities folks can think of. We encourage folks to come along and work on A&S or other projects, or just hang out for a day of casual socializing.

Schedule for the Day
9:30-10:30 AM Setup (shade flies, tables, etc).
10:30-11:30 Archers' Brunch The Jara Archers hold a monthly potluck Brunch, where folks bring yummy food and we all enjoy.
11:30-2:30 PM Combat Archery Drill/Practice The Cheshire ArSince this is a practice, we can even have non-armored folks take part as well...!
11:30- ?? Regional Fighter Practice Armored and Rapier combatants are invited to join us in the park. There is plenty of space for everyone.
2:30-3:30 Post-fighting break for Combat Archers Down time for folks to get out of armor, clean up, shower, etc. (Jack has a shower, or we can hose people off...)
3:30-6:00 Arrow Making We'll spend latter part of the afternoon indoors. We've got the materials for another 100 Combat arrows, we just have to put them together - and the fastest way to do that is as a group!
6:00-8:00 Potluck Dinner/Cookout
8:00- ?? Hang out If anyone still wants to hang out, Jack has a fire pit...

Additonal Information:

  • In the event of bad weather, the Archer's Brunch will be followed by arrow making and other projects, until folks want to head home...
  • For those attending the Brunch, we will have cooking facilities available (either camp stoves in the park, or Jack's kitchen).
  • For those interested in combat archery, the Cheshire Archers will be practicing, and gentles will be able to try shooting combat arrows as well. We have loaner bows. Note we will *not* be shooting regular archery, just combat arrows.

Jack's Place is at 1110 Colby St, Madison.

Important note on parking:
Jack's street (Colby St) is currently under construction. To find parking, you should either travel to Lakeside Street (north end of the block) or Van Duesen street (south end of the block). Jack's Place is halfway along the block, with a large garden area out front. It is two houses down from the school on the corner of Colby and Van Duesen (which is kitty corner from the park area).

From outside Madison:
Make your best route to the Beltline (US 14/18/151) to the John Nolen Drive exit. Proceed North on John Nolen to the third stoplight (at Lakeside), and turn left (West) onto Lakeside, and follow directions below for the park area or the house (depending on weather).

Directions for the park area:
For the best parking near the park area, once on Lakeside take an immediate left (just after the railroad tracks) onto Sayle St (by the VFW). Follow sayle to the end of the block, the road curves and becomes Van Duesen St. You will see the park area on the left. Proceed forward and find parking as close to the activities as you can.

Directions for the house:
Once on Lakeside, take the third left (one block after Colby St, where the construction is) onto Homer Ct. Take Homer one block and turn left onto Van Duesen. Find parking as best you can. Jack's place is nearby - turn left at the school on the corner and it's the second house on the left.

One last note: Please use the side door for the house.

We hope you can join us some time during the day for fun and fighting on a lovely fall day...!

Any questions? Please contact Jack at Location:
Barony of Jararvellir