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Tir Ysgithr Archery Championships Photos

Ianuk has posted a slideshow of photos from the Tir Ysgithr Archery Championships on the Kodak Easy Share website.

Crescent Guard's Atlantian Games

The Crescent Guard Archery Company of The Barony of Bright Hills cordially invites all archers and like-minded folk of the Knowne World to join us for a weekend of non-stop archery! To encourage people to arrive early, the MiC, Lord Seamus McRay, will be running an evening critter shoot Friday night. Saturday will be a full day of exciting and challenging archery. Many of your favorite Bright Hills targets will once again make an appearance. Bring plenty of arrows - this will be a shooting-intensive event. Minimum arrows needed to complete all stations - 1 dozen. On Sunday, The Crescent Guard plans to run though the course again before breaking it down. Any hardy souls wishing to join us are welcome! Location:
Barony of Bright Hills (Glen Arm, Maryland)

Potreo War

The Barony of Calafia would be pleased for you to join them for Spring Potrero War, Thursday May 24, 2006 - Monday May 28, 2006, at Potrero Regional Park, 24800 Potrero Park Road, Potrero, CA 91963.

May Potrero War has been called “the Best Little War in the Known World”. Come find out why! There will be plenty of fighting for warriors of all forms to have their fill. Skilled merchants will be on hand for those who desire the full-contact shopping experience. Classes in the Arts and Sciences will be available during the day for both adults and children. Practitioners of the Bardic Arts will be there to inform, entertain and inspire us all. Come and be a part of it! Location:
Potrero Regional Park, 24800 Potrero Park Road, Potrero, CA 91963

Battle of the Heart

The Shire of Harplestane is proud to invite you all to attend our newest event, the Battle of the Heart.

Event Location:
Nineacres Memorial Campsite
Crook of Devon

"Taking from his neck the silver casket which contained the heart of Bruce, Sir James Douglas threw it before him among the enemy, saying, "Now pass thou onward before us, as thou wert wont, and I Location:
Shire of Harplestane (Crook of Devon, Scotland)

Hunting Season 2007

The hunting horn sounds again, deer are getting ready to flee, hunters' calls can be heard from all sides. It is Hunting Season again!

For the 8th year the shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum opens the hunting season and once more invites all archers to celebrate the beginning of the hunt from Friday to Sunday, 13th to 15th of July, 2007.

More information at the Location:
Drachenwald / Ad Flumen Caerulum / Austria

Ides of March Feast and Combataive Arts Workshop

On this excellent V Ides of March we plan to celebrate the coming of the Vernal Equinox. The site opens at 10:00 am and closes at 10:00 pm. The activities planed shall begin at 11:00 with a workshop of all things related to archery given by the Cynaguan Minister of the Bow continuing until 2:00.

At noon we shall start the armored combat workshop continuing until the start of the single elimination tourney. The Kingdom Rapier Marshal will

Feast of St. Pyr

The Canton of Azurmont is hosting the Feast of St. Pyr on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, in Vinton, VA. We have a fabulous A&S class lineup scheduled, including a full track of archery classes. Come and learn a new skill! Enter one of our A&S competitions!

Track 1
10am: Duc de Berry's collections (Baroness Metylda the Cunning)
11am: Millinery (head coverings, Lady Anne Balfour) Location:
Canton of Azurmont (Vinton, Virginia)

Chinese bowyer upholds ancient tradition

Yang Fuxi, a crafter of traditional bows and arrows in Beijing, China, is the last of his countrymen to use the ancient methods. "I feel a responsibility towards history. A huge responsibility," he said in a Yahoo interview.

Arts & Archery

The Baron and Baroness of Lyondemere invite all archers and artisans of the Kingdom of Caid to their fair shores for a tournament like no other. On this day, there shall be no tournaments of swordsmanship, but a plethora of events designed to showcase the arts and archery.

Arts Competition
The winner of the day must have at least three entries, at least one entry in an Art and one in an Archery category. The Baronial Championship will not be counted as an entry. The winner Location:
Barony of Lyondemere (Los Angeles, California)

Further announcements from Estrella War autocrats

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII, has published several more announcements regarding safety issues, archery and the Wimple Luncheon.

Better War Through Archery

THE BARONY OF STERNFELD Proudly Presents A BETTER WAR THROUGH ARCHERY. NEW archery building!!! Clean, new concrete floor (no more dust!); good lighting; more space; totally enclosed; easy to see from the main parking lot.

January 27, 2007
Hancock County Fairgrounds
620 N. Apple St.
Greenfield, IN 46140

Site opens 9:00 am—closes 11:00 pm; Merchants 8:00 am (must be out by 4:30 pm) Location:
Barony of Sternfeld (Greenfield, Indiana)

Hawks Feast/Archery Tourney

We look forward to welcoming you to the Winter Darkwood Archery Tourney. We will be running the Royal Rounds as usual, with submissions going towards IKAC ranking. Marshals and time permitting, we shall also be holding a variety of other shoots. If you have anything that you would like to see run, please contact the archery organizer Hraefn fram Lindune.

Hawks Feast/Archery Tourney
January 20, 2007 Location:
Barony of Darkwood (Morgan Hill, California)

St Sebastian's Archery Tournament

Come all gentles and help us commemorate this day of St Sebastian, the patron Saint of Archers. A pleasant day is promised in the Canton of Cluain.

Events include:

  • “How to use a bow” – an opportunity for novices to learn the art of archery and get authorised to shoot in any SCA archery tournament.
  • a novelty shoot.
  • an IKAC shoot.

The prize to the best archer of a Golden Arrow and a splendid picnic Location:
Canton of Cluain (Te Awamutu, New Zealand)

A Day in Ireland

The Shire of Trelac Presents A Day in Ireland

Slainte! Come and join us as we honor the Irish traditions and lore of Samhain, November 3-5 in Water Valley Park. It's only 20 minutes north of San Angelo on Highway 87. There will be feasting, fun and tournaments to honor Her Majesty, Queen Britta, who will be present to help celebrate the harvest! Be on your best behavior, however, as she will also be meting out justice to those who offend her! Be of good cheer, though, for the clergy will be available with indulgences for your sins! Location:
Shire of Trelac (San Angelo, TX)

Lochac to Keep Non-Contact Fighter Category

Lochac will keep its non-contact fighters with some adjustments under a new agreement reached between Society Earl Marshal (SEM) Duke Hrothgar Monomakh and Lochac Kingdom Earl Marshal (KEM) Sir Gregory of Loch Swan.

Fiat Lux campaign urges SCA to reinstate non-contact combat roles

In Lochac, a web-based public action campaign has been launched to preserve non-contact combatant in the SCA, after a new edition of the SCA Marshal's Handbook began requiring standard heavy-combat armour for siege crews and combat archers society-wide.

Yeoman's Fete

The year is 1346, and all England revels in the triumph of their Yeomen over the French at Crecy, and the Scots at Neville's Crossing. By the will of England's King Edward III, we invite one and all to gather for a celebration to honour the courage and skill of those who wield the bow in our defense.

We will have all manner of archery shoots, so that the noble archers of Lochac may display their prowess, and archery-related workshops, that they may share their knowledge. In addition, we will have a divers array of entertainments to amuse and delight the populace; a traveller's potluck lunch (please bring a dish to share) and a bountiful evening feast on the Saturday, combat scenarios for heavy, light and rapier fighters (fighters: please come prepared for a mixed combat scenario), a 'Plague Rat' quest to challenge the youthful, song, dance, games, and revelry. All are welcome to share good company and good cheer as we toast our victories. Location:
Barony of Southron Gaard (Yaldhurst, New Zealand)

Today in the Middle Ages: September 26, 1087

On September 26, 1087, William II of England, known as William Rufus, was crowned king. He succeeded his father, William the Conqueror.

Battle of the Pines XXII

Come one, come all and enjoy the company and fun of Battle of the Pines!

Graywood has changed sites and has had the joy of designing one tailored to your needs with shaded camping, plenty of room on the list fields, stalls and ready water for the horses, showers for you, and a stone fire pit for evening enjoyment. The site is still semi-primitive but with limited electricity and multiple water sources. Location:
Shire of Graywood (Kennard, TX)

Autumn Rose Photos

Erilar has posted photos from Northshield's recent Autumn Rose event which took place in the Shire of Rokeclif.

Autumn Rains... of Iron

Hail to all archers who want to spread the glory of the Outlands to all the Known World! On the 1st day of October, A.S. XLI, there will be an event dedicated to the advancement of Outlands archery in the Canton of Hawks Hollow, Barony of Caerthe.

This archery fest will begin at 9 AM and will feature a concurrent IKAC and “Apple of my Eye” tournaments! Be sure to bring (or be able to Location:
Canton of Hawks Hollow (Northglen, Colorado)

Archery Fest

Archers of AnTir, pray attend! Archery Fest in the Barony of Vulkanfeldt is fast approaching. Once again it is time to choose a new Baronial Protector. Do you know who our current one is? Come shoot the York, Clout, King's Deer, Royal Rounds, wand slot and everyone's favorite Light You are Dead. Fred may even be sporting a new tunic after last year's messy conclusion. There will also be a new A&S contest for the prettiest arrow to be judged by the members of the O.G.G.S. Archery Fest will be back at its traditional site once again this year at Fulbright Park in Union Gap. So grab your bow and arrows and come out ready to shoot! Location:
Barony of Vulkanfeldt (Yakima, Washington)

Agincourt Event

We invite one and all, young and old to join us for a day of fighting and feasting, arts and sciences, glory and revelry to be remembered! Our event autocrated by the talented Liam MacanTsaoir is themed on the battle of Agincourt that was fought in northern France as part of the Hundred Years' War. The battle was fought on a rainy day, the feast day of Saint Crispin, in 1415 between the English and Welsh army of King Henry V and the French army of King Charles VI. Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Dorseyville, Pennsylvania)

Brendoken Baronial Championship

The Barony of Brendoken will hold Baronial Championships at the Mill in Smithville, Ohio September 24, 2006.

Baronial champions for heavy weapons and archery will be chosen at this time.

A baronial meetings follows. Location:
Barony of Brendoken (Smithville, Ohio)

Lego Crossbow

Have an extra 300 hours of free time? Here's a way to use it: Alexei has created a crossbow from Lego blocks, and it actually works.

Photos from Hunting Season online

The photos of the event 'Hunting Season', held July 14-16, are online now. The event took place at Reichenau an der Rax in the beautiful mountains of Austria (Europe) and was hosted by the Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum.

The Plantagenets and Crecy

In an article in Primitive Archer Magazine, Gene Langston looks at the Battle of Crecy and the Plantagenet influence on historical archery.

Tyger Hunt XXIV

Hosted by Riding of Hawklandmoor and Incipient Canton of Weald Lake, Barony of Northwoods

Official site:

Mostly Heavy Weapons Fighting. Archery, some A&S classes, GREAT Children/Youth Activities, Haflah, and m Location:
Brighton Recreation Area, 6360 Chilson Road, Howell, MI 48843

Bards and Bows

The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle welcomes all back to the Damp Dragon Inn for Bards and Bows on September 1 - 3, 2006. This event will be held at Camp Sertoma, Johnson Road (no number), in Windsor, NY. The site opens at 7:00 PM on Friday and closes at 10:00 AM on Sunday. Anyone still lingering after then will be pressed into service for site clean up.

  This event will offer archery events of all kinds including target archery, royal rounds, team combat pairing combat archers with heavy fighters, and even an archery combat style game that any good gentle can play! Though this event does focus on archery, we will not be ignoring those who want to whack people with big sticks. We will be having a heavy weapons tourney in the form of a Viking Cloak Tournament, as well as fencing combat. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Windsor, New York)

Tymberhavene First Birthday Bash

What can I say about our 1st Birthday Bash of our New Shire Tymberhavene? It is to be held at LaVerne Park, just outside of Coquille, Oregon.

MapQuest has good directions for folks, and it will be Campout, Camp Fire Entertainment nightly, Archery and Throwing Weapon contests, Beginning Archery for anyone, by Oregon Mountain Arrow Shop in North Bend. They will brign Bows and Arrows to use.

ShireTymberhavene (Coquille, Oregon)