Archery Rules

Please see the "Rules of the Line" in the document linked here!

Archery Range Schedule

9:15 AM - Archery Range Opens
9:15 AM to 11:30 AM - Equipment Inspections and Open Shooting
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Sternfeld Baronial Archery Championships
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Archery Range closed for lunch
1:00 PM to 1:15 PM - Open Shooting and Youth Competition (17 and younger)
1:15 PM - Individual and Team Competition (Follwed by Open Shooting if time permits)
4:00 PM - Archery Range closes
*NOTE: Times are approximate

Competition Information

There will be individual scores in two categories (bow and crossbow). For anyone who wants to participate in a four-member team, the team score will be a compilation of each of the team member's individual scores. In addition, each individual's score will be compiled according to region of residence (Constellation, Midlands, North Oaken, Pentamere, South Oaken) and averaged to determine which region has the top score. Please note that the regional score is for fun and bragging rights only.

As some archers shoot both bow and crossbow, only one can be used for competition shoots.

The Seven Challenges

1. Quarter Target Challenge
Each archer will shoot 6 arrows @ 20 yards. The target will be one quarter of a 60cm FITA target (four quarters will be mounted on the target mat in various angles). Standard scoring will be used.
2. Parthian Shot Challenge
Each archer will shoot 6 arrows @ 20 yards from a seated position facing away from the target (to simulate riding a horse and shooting at the enemy that is chasing you). The target will be a mounted knight in pursuit. Scoring will be 3 points for the horse, 5 points for the knight.
3. Robin Hood Challenge
Each archer will shoot 6 arrows @ 20 yards. The target will be an arrow shaft (paper tube) stuck in the target mat surrounded by a three-inch circle and a five-in circle (more than one "arrow shaft" will be mounted on the target mat). Scoring will be 3 points for the outer circle, 5 points for the inner circle, and 10 points for splitting the arrow (inside the tube).
4. The Heart of the Stag
Each archer will shoot 6 arrows @20 yards. The target will be a stag, partially armored, with an enlarged heart. The heart is worth 3 points, the unarmored part of the stag is 1 point. All other arrows are 0 points.
5. Split the Swag Challenge
Each archer will shoot 6 arrows @ 20 yards. The target will be a 30" vine swag (more than one swag will be mounted on the target mat). Scoring will be 5 points for getting an arrow in the weave of the swag.
6. The Wreath Challenge
Each archer will shoot 6 arrows @ 20 yards. The target will be an 18" diameter wreath (more than one wreath will be mounted on the target mat). The scoring will be 1 point for an arrow inside of the circle of the wreath, 3 points for a narrow width in the vine of the wreath, and 0 points for anything outside the wreath.
7. The Golden Stag Hunt Challenge
Each archer will shoot as many arrows as they can in 45 seconds @ 20 yards. There will be three targets of a golden stag in crosshairs surrounded by a circle. Scoring will be 3 points for each arrow inside the circle and 5 points for each hit on any of the stags. There will be a bonus of 10 points if at least one arrow hits each of the three stags.

*NOTE: The first six challenges will be run simultaneously at individual stations. The seventh challenge will be run at all six stations.
After the competition, there will be another competition in memory of Forester Ambrosius filius Merlinus (Merlin).
There will be a youth competition for youth 17 and younger. NOTE: Parents of young children will need to be present on the archery range in order for the children to participate in archery.
There will be two or three targets allocated for the Winter Challenge during open shooting in the morning for those who would like to participate.


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