[Ansteorra-archery] missile carpool , long , was Re: Third Quarter 2008 Royal Round Keeper Report

Paul Thorne paul.v.thorne at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 07:55:55 PDT 2008

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...


On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 9:52 AM, Mike Wyvill <wyvillmike at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  No Alvinas either....
> Enge...er Eadric
> Join me<http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/Home/?source=EML_WLHM_GreaterGood>
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> From: ld.blackmoon at cox.net
> To: ansteorra-archery at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 09:38:20 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-archery] missile carpool , long , was Re: Third
> Quarter 2008 Royal Round Keeper Report
> greetings
> sounds good , pester away ; )
> couple things I would add,
> 1st , we need heralds  !!
> there always seem to be people wanting to learn to be field heralds, but
> they are always hanging out at the heavy field , try to gab a younger one
> ( gently, no damaging the heralds  ) early , and convince them to herald
> for the range , or better yet , 2 heralds , that way one can announce the
> field, and one can run back to the other side of the site to let people know
> what's about to start, or when the final round is about to start. and both
> heralds could trade off . put a little ceremony in your tite shoot, have the
> king / queen/prince/princess/ baron/ baroness/ your girl friend / the ladies
> of the burnt meat , /somebody / anybody / audience , in a chair in the shade
> ( reminds me we need shade for both participants and the adience )  and do a
> procession of competing archers archers before the title shoot .
> like you said have more than one shoot, so that your titled shoot can be
> fast paced , it should be dropping people fast till  you get it down to 5 or
> 10 people , audiences like activity , they want to be able to tell whos
> winning , have the heralds announce who is leading per round , or even top 3
> places , explain to them before each round what the archer will attempt to
> do, etc.
> eldern hills has earned a reputation for truly " evil " shoots requiring
> archers to test their limits , due to this it is not uncommon for them to
> have people bringing their own sun shades down to the range , so that they
> can watch the shooting , at a recent tourney , it was announced in court , (
> and not by an archer ) that watching the shoot had been like watching a pro
> golf tourney , ( wisper wisper from the audience , then twang from the
> archer , then lots of applause as the archer hit his mark , weather he could
> see it or not, and the rounds went on neck and neck , till finaly someone
> won .
> 2nd . we need more color ( yes , I'm guilty ) too many times , you go to an
> event , there is no color except the targets , the cloths, and the arrows ,
> none of which will attract people to see what's going on . we need banners
> on poles, we need champion flags on our safety ropes , we need colored flags
> on poles holding up our safety rope.
> anything to ...well , on second thought , almost anything to draw attention
> to the range .
> ( no, blackmoon will not be putting on his barbarian leathers and belly
> dancing to bring more people to the range , we don't want them being ill
> when they get there ; )
> be safe, be happy, have fun
> Arthur
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Lawrence <huntsmanlance at cox.net>
> *To:* 'Archery within the Kingdom of Ansteorra'<ansteorra-archery at lists.ansteorra.org>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, September 09, 2008 2:38 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [Ansteorra-archery] missile carpool , long ,was Re: Third
> Quarter 2008 Royal Round Keeper Report
> *Hi all, *
> **
> *I have only recently been able to get back into archery....having twins
> does that to you!.....for my own enjoyment and as a archery marshal. So here
> are my 2 cents (and its probably worth about as much!) on what i have seen
> when attending events and shoots.*
> **
> *Target Archery isnt seen as important to most people as the other
> activities......but the light weapons fighting wasnt as important as the
> heavy fighting not so long ago. The same goes with all of the other
> activities. All of them were small to start out with and it was because of
> the people who really loved that aspect to keep them going and to make them
> grow.  To make anything grow it has to get peoples attention. *
> **
> *To get attention it has to appeal to the masses. It has to be something
> that makes people say...."Yeah i want to do that!" It also has to have
> dedicated people to take on the challenge and do the work.*
> **
> *It has to be brought to the attention and supported by the people
> with higher stations. "Especially" any "titled" competition.*
> **
> *It has to be promoted. If the general populace isnt even aware of what is
> happening down on the archery field then they will not show up to see if it
> is something that they want to get involved in.*
> **
> *It is going to be up to all of us that are passionate about this to make
> it happen. *
> **
> *Here are my ideas of how to improve things....there has got to be more
> people to help run a range or shoot. If it is left up to one poor soul to
> provide the targets, haul them there, set them up, run the thing and then
> take it all down......of course they wont have the energy or desire to spend
> any more time out there! *
> **
> *We need more certified marshals that are willing to help run an event. If
> the work load is broken up then it wont all fall on just a few peoples
> shoulders. *
> **
> *The details of the shoots and tourneys need to be planned out and made
> known far in advance so it can be listed on the event sites and in the
> upcoming event publications. *
> **
> *The details of the archery shoots need to be announced at every Morning
> Court so the populace will know what is going on for that weekend and people
> encouraged to go take part or just to loan their support by attending. The
> children really need to be encouraged to attend. You could even make up a
> sign with all of the details listed and place it somewhere that gets more
> foot traffic. *
> **
> *If there is going to be a Titled shoot then it should be held at this or
> that time to fit along with the schedule for all of the other Titled
> activates.....but lets face it, not everyone wants to go to all of
> those....so why not have the range open? Have a fun shoot....a new persons
> shoot....a Royal Round, ect....ect. If you get enough marshals to help out
> then the range could be up and running the whole weekend. Even if someone
> only runs it for 30 minutes it will give the others a chance to go see other
> things, to take a break.......or even be able to participate!!!*
> **
> *As for a Titled shoot....i completely understand that this should be a
> challenging shoot to determine who the winner will be....but i have seen far
> to many events with only a titled shoot and if you are a new comer.... are
> knocked out the first round and dont get to shoot the rest of the entire
> event.......then why travel the 4 hours to attend? (except of course to
> attend other things)  but i for one am mostly there for the archery and i am
> sure there are allot of others that are the same.*
> **
> *Make up some fun targets!!! Go to your archery practice and ask everyone
> what they think would be fun to do at the event that your area is going to
> do. If you all come up with some really cool targets then make sure you
> announce what they are going to be to get as much attention as possible!!!
> Figure out what materials or help you would need, get as many of your local
> archers willing to help get it all made up.....this will also make them feel
> more part of the event....and if you need extra help or funds announce it at
> your populace meetings and post about it on the mailing list.*
> **
> *Funds for all of this is one of the biggest problems....have raffles, or
> fund raisers to help pay for materials and equipment. Ask any and all local
> artisans to donate something if they can. Again...announce it in the
> populace meetings and mailing list! You can have a fund raiser at your local
> event....but you can also plan a fun shoot at your local practice range and
> have one.....get the word out that you are having a special fund raising
> shoot or raffle if you can get a nice prize donated. *
> **
> *I am probably forgetting allot of other ideas but i am tired! and may
> pester you all with yet another rambling post! LOL*
> *Lance*
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