[Ansteorra-archery] Changes to the IKCAC
gilli at hot.rr.com
Mon Feb 24 19:14:14 PST 2003
So, does that now mean more folks are going to shoot the competition?
Shoot more arrows. You're bound to hit something.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eadric Anstapa" <eadric at scabrewer.com>
To: <ansteorra-archery at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 6:29 PM
Subject: [Ansteorra-archery] Changes to the IKCAC
> 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:
> > IKAC
> > -------
> > 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
> > IKCAC
> > --------
> > 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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