Archery

Shooting with bow or crossbow

Feast of St. Pyr

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Official site: http://www.midrealm.org/hawklandmoor/tygerhunt/

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

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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

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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.

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ShireTymberhavene (Coquille, Oregon)

Carolingian Baronial Championships: Archery & Thrown Weapons

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In the name of Baron Jehan, all gentles are invited to attend the Archery and Thrown Weapons Competitions for the Barony of Carolingia on Sunday, July 9, 2006. During the day, the mighty archers and weapons throwers of Carolingia will compete to choose the best among them for the Baron's Champion.

The event will be on the Town Fields of Bedford, MA, located on Mudge Way (no street number). Location:
Barony of Carolingia (Bedford, Massachusetts)

Archers Helped Colonize the World

In a recent paper, archaeologist and Cambridge professor Paul Mellars suggests that the technological development of the bow and arrow helped lead to human colonization of the world.

Castle Fever Photos Online

Mary Loomer Oliver of the Kingdom of Northshield has posted photos from the recent Castle Fever event. Castle Fever took place June 3, 2006 in Oronoco, Minnesota.

Grand Tournament of Archery & Procrastinators Brawl

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We are here to tell you of a great event taking place on June 9-11, 2006: Grand Tournament of Archery and Procrastinators Brawl (the make up years) It is sure to be an event that the whole family can be a part of.

Location: Camp Rotary, 20505 29 Mile Road, Ray Township, MI

Fees: Adults $8, Children 5 to 13 $3, Children under 5 are free Camping is $5 per tent, Merchant $5

This is a Wet site and dogs are allowed. Location:
(Ray Township, Michigan)

St. Sebastian's Archery Weekend

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Once again the Kingdom's archers sally forth. This year instead of the King's forests, we will be venturing through his fields and pastures. St Sebastians will be held on wooded pasture lands east of Greeley this year.

This new site will give our shoot-master new fodder for his devious brain. Fun and interesting shoots will be planned, and of course our flaming arrow night shoot.

The site is' primitive.' Which means we will have port-a-johns, and Location:
Canton of Hawks Hollow (Greeley, Colorado)

Birds of a Feather Archery Extravaganza

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Greetings to one and all! We archers usually come in third for consideration of time and space. Not this time! This one is for us, the so-called "wimps" who have, throughout history, often been the deciding factor in a battle, not to mention putting food on the table.

Come hone your skills at the many scenarios we have planned. Prove your ranking during an IKAC. Strengthen your endurance with a round of golf. Sharpen your eye with a dragon hunt. Show your worth with a castle shoot. Practice shooting vermin with a game of barchery. Take your chances with a game of cards. Test your precision with a Location:
Blackwater Keep (Clovis, New Mexico)