[Ansteorra-archery] A Look Back at 2002
ironwyrm at juno.com
Thu Dec 5 08:47:18 PST 2002
Well put Lughaidh, especially that last paragraph!
On Thu, 5 Dec 2002 19:28:46 -0600 "Travis W. Jennings"
<travis.jennings at attbi.com> writes:
> I believe someone asked everyone to reply, so here are my thoughts,
> for whatever theyre worth.
> First, this is a game. Games are meant for fun. If something isnt
> fun, dont do it.
> I think that what Gilli possibly meant by what he said was that its
> to the archers to advance the kingdom in inter-kingdom archery
> competition. (Not the knights, or dons, or laurels, or pelicans,
> that happen to also do archery.)
> Just because a runner likes to do 5K and/or 10K runs, but doesnt do
> full blown marathons, doesnt mean he/she is not a runner. IKAC is
> a marathon, not everyone enjoys it, or can do it. (I personally
> its a good endurance workout, but thats just me.)
> I think IKCAC need to be worked on. I have never been to one single
> event where it was offered. Sure, when I was studying to become a
> marshal I read how to set up the range and score the shoot. But
> never even seen how this shoot is done. I was so disappointed when
> didnt get to shoot one at Hunters Moon/Archers Revel, especially
> the range already set up for one. Maybe *someone* can teach a class
> the next AoB on how to conduct these shoots, and have a time set
> just for one of these.
> Ok, now for some facts. (I dont think these numbers reflect the
> weekend of the season yet.)
> Ansteorran Archers that submitted at least one IKAC this season:
> Open Bow: *48*
> Period Bow: *2*
> Period Crossbow: 4
> Open Crossbow: 5
> IKCAC: *1*
> I didnt count the other kingdoms but I think 48 Archers it a pretty
> darn good effort. However, I am extremely disappointed that we
> even qualify for the Period Bow Division because we didnt have 3
> scores. This is supposed to be a medieval reenactment group.
> Surely 3
> Archers out of the entire kingdom can take one day to shoot a Period
> IKAC in the course of one year, no matter what the score. Im not
> concerned as to where we placed, but the fact that Ansteorra
> even qualify in the Period Bow Division in the SCA. What do we
> to do to correct this next year? (For IKCAC see note above) And not
> point any fingers or step on any toes here, but *someones* name
> appears once in all 5 of those lists, just in the Open Bow division.
> As for me, I thrive on competition! Just ask the fellow Steppes
> Archers. During the weekly practices I usually come in about 4-5
> for the day, if that. But when it comes time to put the money
> the mouth is I get in the zone and usually come in at least 3rd.
> (Maybe that just has something to do with me being an ex Army Ranger
> combat vet.?) But thats just me, to each his own. And I wont
> any less of anyone for anything else.
> One of the reasons I left the martial arts is because of all the
> politics amongst the instructors of the USA. There was a big
> once with the head Grand Master from Japan in attendance here in the
> and he said (in plain English, no translator):
> Shut up and train.
> Think on that sentence long and hard. You could fill an entire
> philosophy textbook with it.
> Lughaidh Mac Sheóinín
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ansteorra-archery-admin at ansteorra.org
> [mailto:ansteorra-archery-admin at ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Bob
> Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 11:08 PM
> To: ansteorra-archery at ansteorra.org
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-archery] A Look Back at 2002
> You're right about one thing. It's in the heart. Now just find
> that is located. And that heart IS on the range and the field of
> for this Kingdom.
> I'd be surprized if a third of them are still active.
> But on the other hand, all those who do have a score in the IKAC or
> IKCAC have a King's Archer or have been spoken of to soon get one.
> Wonder why that is???
> Gilli, Primer King's Archer, Primer Arcus Majoris.. and holder or
> 1st, 2nd and 3rd place IKAC and IKCAC scores, both Kingdom and
> level, than I can remember, just since you wnat to use titles.
> and a $1.00 will buy me a Coke where I work. Shoot more arrows.
> bound to hit something.
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