IKAC rules 3/29
sirjon at netcom.com
Fri Mar 29 20:32:57 PST 1996
INTERKINGDOM ARCHERY COMPETITIONS
The annual shooting of the Nineteenth Interkingdom Archery Competition
and the Ninth Interkingdom Combat Archery Competition opens April 1.
There have been two minor additions to the General rules for all
divisions. 1) Broadheads are not allowed. 2) Fast flight strings are
allowed in the Period Division.
Crossbows now shoot in Open/Crossbow and Period/Crossbow
divisions. Modern crossbows shoot against modern crossbows and any
period style crossbows that wish to enter the Open/Crossbow division.
Period style crossbows shoot against only period style crossbows in the
Period/Crossbow division with the bonus points from the Period division.
In the Interkingdom Combat Archery Competition, the Combat
Crossbow division has been dropped due to the lack of entries. Combat
crossbows will compete with the recurves and longbows until such time as
there are enough entries to warrant a separate division again.
For a copy of the IKAC rules send a 32 cent SASE(business size),
or for the IKCAC rules or copies of both (contact your kingdom archery
officer or )send a 55 cent SASE(business size) to the Keeper of the IKAC
and IKCAC: Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf, c/o John R. Edgerton, 7662 Wells Ave,
Newark, CA 94560-3530. (510)79-9070. Email sirjon at netcom.com
The following are the rules for the Open and Period Crossbow
divisions. If you know of anyone about to hold a shooting of the IKAC,
please see that they get a copy of these changes.
If you would like to receive an email copy of the IKAC and IKCAC
rules and/or be added to my email list for IK standings and other archery
information, please email me with your email address and kingdom.
Both modern and period style crossbows may compete in the
Open/Crossbow division. But, Period style crossbows are not given bonus
points. Crossbows may compete only in the crossbow divisions.
No compound crossbows. Open or peep sights, both front and rear,
are allowed. But, optical sights are not allowed. There is no minimum
or maximum weight for the prod. The bolts are to be wood with feather
fletch, plastic nocks are allowed. The prod may be of any material.
Any type of lock mechanism is allowed. The crossbow may be shot from any
position. But the crossbow may be held only by the hands, not on
sandbags, etc. Slings are not allowed for shooting, but may be used to
carry the crossbow.
There is no limit to the number of bolts that may be shot in the
speed ends. The target and scoring are the same as in the Open division.
Only period style crossbows may compete in this division.
Crossbows may compete only in the crossbow divisions. Bonus points are
given as in the Period division(see Period bonus rules).
To be counted as a period style 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(some
forms of self stopping nuts are in period) or trigger. 4) It may not
The prod may be of any material and there is no minimum or
maximum weight for the prod. The nut in the lock mechanism may be of any
material. The string may be of any material.
Bolts may be of any wood and are to be fletched with feathers,
parchment or other period materials. There may be from two to four
fletches. Nocks shall be self or reinforced(no plastic nocks).
The crossbow may be shot from any position. But the crossbow
may be held only by the hands, not on a sandbag,etc. Slings are not
allowed for shooting, but may be used to carry the crossbow.
The target and scoring are the same as in the Period division.
There is no limit to the number arrows in the speed ends.
Due to the small number of archers shooting period style crossbow
at this time, the winners of the Period/Crossbow division will be the top
three archers with the highest scores in the Known World. This will be
in effect until there are enough period crossbow scores to go back to the
standard practice of the top three archers from the winning kingdom.
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