[Ansteorra] Combat Archery Challenge
paul.v.thorne at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 13:55:20 PDT 2011
I guess I should have said "It used to be..." ;)
On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 3:44 PM, B Scott Mills <b.scott.mills at gmail.com>wrote:
> That's sorta a gray area and how that has been viewed as changed depending
> on who to Society EM is.
> The current ruling is that such fight the knight type of activities are not
> considered combat and are OK and authorizations for the shooters are not
> On 3/23/2011 2:43 PM, Chris Zakes wrote:
>> At 11:53 AM 3/23/2011, you wrote:
>>> The is no way you can do without the authorization. We have taken this
>>> to the Society level on a couple of occasions.
>>> When you are shooting at another live person it becomes "combat" and
>>> from the Marshals Handbook.
>>> *II.B.2.* /No person shall participate in Official Combat-Related
>>> Activities (including armored combat, period fencing, and combat
>>> archery) outside of formal training sessions unless they have been
>>> properly authorized under Society and Kingdom procedures. /
>>> So if it is a "tournament" or a "competition" it is almost impossible
>>> to call it a "formal training session".
>>> I agree with you that I would NOT want it to be part of a Baronies
>>> "Archery" Championship Tournament because it means that so many people that
>>> traditionally participate in target archery would have to be excluded.
>>> However, it does not have to be part of "archery" championship and can be a
>>> stand alone competition.
>> I'm curious about something. If it was a "target" shoot, but the targets
>> were fighters in full armor, just standing there, would the shooters still
>> have to be combat authorized? (We did this, along with a boffer "fight the
>> knight" game several years ago at Canterbury Fair, a fundraiser for a local
>> wildlife preserve.)
>> -Tvar Moondragon
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