[Ansteorra-archery] Third Quarter 2008 Royal Round Keeper Report

Donnchadh Beag mac Griogair donnchadh at cornelius.norman.ok.us
Mon Sep 8 15:00:27 PDT 2008

I haven't been able to make it to the carpool practices, so I'll be 
getting my away score at Mooneschadowe.  One of my top 3 scores is also 
from last year's Triumph, so I'll have to replace it since it's about to 
expire; hopefully with a higher one. :)

Master Ulf is planning on running royal rounds at Protectorate all day 
Saturday, so if any of your Mooneschadowe archers need away scores that 
would be a great time.


A.N. Novy wrote:
> I may have a different viewpoint than many on this list, but I think it should be expressed.
> It is not a great concern of mine to increase my RR score.  I am more interested in having fun and using archery as a relaxing diversion from my mundane life.  As a result, I am not willing to drive 3 or 4 hours roundtrip, even carpooling, to attend a special practice just so I can get an away score.  It takes two very valuable resources:  my money and my time.  I think this recent push to have special practices has replaced holding Royal Round shoots at events.
> When I was in the Outlands, at any event at which archery was held, there was also an opportunity to shoot a Royal Round (also, sometimes events that had no other archery scheduled would still hold a RR).  Every effort was made to hold one.  This made it much easier for the casual archer to still participate and track his or her scores, because if you're at the event anyway, why not shoot a RR and get that away score?  Heck, there was a time when my RR score was made up of only away scores shot at events.
> I believe the Outlands policy was the correct way to go, which is why since I started running archery at Mooneschadowe Guardian/Triumphe 3 years ago, I have held a RR.  I will be continuing this tradition this year, and for as long as I run archery for that event.
> People can hold special practices if they wish.  I am not saying they should stop.  What I am saying is that you might be surprised at how many more archers start submitting scores if you give them the opportunity at events to do so.
> Thanks,
> Zorya Prazan
> Mooneschadowe Archery Marshal
> ---- Eadric Anstapa <eadric at scabrewer.com> wrote: 
>> Great.  The whole point was/is to encourage people to attend some events 
>> and interact archers outside of their home practice.  When the 
>> Ansteorran Royal Rounds were created it was noted that there were some 
>> really great archers that virtually never left their home range.  Those 
>> really great archers are the ones that we almost want most to go out and 
>> and interact with other people because they are the ones that can 
>> inspire everyone to to better and the ones that can share and teach what 
>> it took for them to get as good as they are.
>> The Northern branches have started travelling around to each others 
>> practices in a carpool and thats perfect.  Perhaps the Steppes Marshals 
>> can coordinate with the Emerald Keep marshals to do something in Emerald 
>> Keep.  It's and easy drive and two hours away, there is no site fee to 
>> pay for a practice, and if ya load as many folks as ya can into the most 
>> fuel efficient car that ya can then it's not a bad day trip.  The 
>> Steppes archers then get an away score and they can share and get to 
>> know the Emerald Keep archers better.
>> Regards,
>> -EA
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