[Ansteorra-archery] Changes to the IKCAC

Eadric Anstapa eadric at scabrewer.com
Mon Feb 24 16:29:23 PST 2003

Greetings all,

Please refer to the message below for a a list of changes to the
Interkingdom Competitions this year.

The short and sweet is that all arrows must noew have an SCA legal 1.25"
blunt  and be equipped with an APD.


Lord Eadric Anstapa
Kingdom Archery Marshal, Ansteorra
eadric at scabrewer.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andre Detommaso" <detomamd at yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 10:35 AM
Subject: 2003 IKAC/IKCAC changes

> Greetings from Lorenzo il Confuso, Keeper of the IKAC
> First of all, I would like to apologize for being
> three weeks late with this message. I have had the
> unfortunate experience of getting laid off from my
> job, where I had been for 15 years. The layoff was due
> to the fact that my ex-company needed to make their
> books look good to purchase another company.
> Apparently getting rid of a third of the staff was
> what was needed, as I just read they finally posted a
> profit. Thankfully, I have found another job, a better
> one actually, so not everything ends badly, but it did
> put me behind schedule, as my focus switched to the
> more immediate concern of how to make a living.
> Following are the changes for the XXVI season of the
> IKAC/IKCAC competition:
> -------
> The only change for the IKAC is the fact that
> reporting sights/no sights (ie limb marks) is no
> longer required. The reason for this is that it only
> caused confusion, and had no demonstrated effect on
> scores. The reporting spreadsheets will be adjusted
> for this
> --------
> I will list the changes first, then I will post my
> reasoning for them.
> - Require use of a society approved head of at least
> 1.25" diameter.
> - Require the use of APDs on all thin shafted
> ammunition.
> - Because these rules are posted three weeks into the
> season, I will accept scores that were shot between 1
> Feb and 24 Feb on small tips (less than 1.25") and/or
> no apds on thin-shafted ammunition. However, these
> scores will be deducted 30%, to even out the scores.
> I will now list the reasons for this decision, which I
> think will probably make everyone equally unhappy:
> It is pretty clear that the competition will die if
> some level playing field is not created. Although I
> have seen the argument of whether the IKCAC is a
> target competition, or a practice for battle, the
> bottom line is that the great majority of people are
> most likely to use for the IKCAC the same equipment
> they use in battle. Having ammunition that is only
> valid for the IKCAC means that the number of people
> who will participate will be limited to those who can
> make the IKCAC ammunition that gives the chance for
> the best scores. Furthermore, people participate to
> win. That may not be their necessarily stated desire,
> but everyone wants to do well. It is a very thin
> satisfaction to know that you shot well, but you'll
> have no shot at winning unless you shoot something
> that is illegal in every other pursuit.
> There had been many suggestions to create more
> divisions to have people shooting similar ammunition
> compete against one another. I would personally prefer
> that, but unfortunately, it is not feasible. It is
> very hard for me to get the Kingdom Chroniclers to
> print the monthly reports, and I cannot in good
> conscience add more text. They would then be very
> likely to refuse to print it, and it is very important
> that the reports be printed, so that I can reach the
> widest possible audience.
> I fully expect that people will not agree with me on
> this. This was arrived at based on picking the best
> suggestions that I received. We will try it this way
> this year, and if it doesn't work we will try to come
> up with another system.
> I welcome your comments. Please write to me with your
> thoughts, suggestions and criticisms at
> ikac at detommaso.org.
> Thanks to those that have submitted scores already.
> Looking forward to another great season.
> Best regards,
> - Lorenzo

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