[Ansteorra-archery] Day at Sherwood

Crandall crandalltwo-scalists at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 1 13:15:48 PST 2009

Justrick has always been a fine archer, and a good man to have at your side. I am pleased that he has shown his prowess though it did mean that he lost his freedom. 

Crandall, Olde Phart 

"In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong." -John Kenneth Galbraith

--- On Sun, 3/1/09, Ken Theriot <kentheriot at ravenboymusic.com> wrote:

> From: Ken Theriot <kentheriot at ravenboymusic.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-archery] Day at Sherwood
> To: "'Archery within the Kingdom of Ansteorra'" <ansteorra-archery at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009, 3:05 PM
> Yeah.  Thanks for asking Pyro!  Starting around midnight a
> front moved in,
> bringing with it 30-40 mile-per-hour winds that leveled
> more than half the
> tents.  Those whose tents were not completely flattened had
> to take such
> extraordinary measures to keep them up that even THEY got
> no more than an
> hour or two of sleep.
> Regardless of the monstrous winds, we carried on.  It made
> for an
> interesting and fun shoot!  
> We had 20 competitors in the target archery portion.  After
> about 45 minutes
> of everyone shooting at every distance (10/20/30 yds), we
> narrowed the field
> to the top 3 archers, which were Fernando, Lord Fenris of
> Twycross, and
> Baron Justrick.  We held a shoot-off between those three,
> and Baron Justrick
> emerged victorious.
> After that we did a novelty combat arrow shoot, Friend/Foe
> (Guisborne/Locksley) at 20 then at 10 yards.  The idea was
> to get everyone
> to try shooting combat arrows so they could see what it was
> like.
> There was a tie at the end of that between Milady Katherine
> and Milady
> Amber, both of whom have been in the SCA for less than 6
> months!
> At "court," Justrick was announced as the best
> target archer, and summarily
> arrested...since that meant he had to be Locksley;).  Great
> fun.
> Since there was only one fighter who wanted to authorize in
> CA, and only
> about 4 HW fighters left by then anyway, Prince John (Baron
> Godwyn) and I
> decided to cancel that activity, especially since the winds
> had not died
> down at all.
> There was also a bardic competition, won by our current
> kingdom bard, Lady
> Caitrin.  
> Since the forecast called for the winds to continue, AND
> the temperature to
> drop into the 30s, we pretty-much ended the event Saturday
> evening.
> I had some great help from Justrick!  In fact, it was he
> who provided much
> of what made up the range (hay bales, toe rope, knowledge).
> Thanks to everyone who came out!  And thanks to all on this
> list for you
> pre-event insight, which helped me immensely do this for
> the first time.
> Kenneth   
> -----Original Message-----
> From: betsy [mailto:betsy at softwareinnovation.com] 
> Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 1:41 PM
> To: ansteorra-archery at lists.ansteorra.org
> Subject: [Ansteorra-archery] Day at Sherwood
> So? Any comments/info/reviews of the day, the contests, the
> winners? 
> Really bummed at missing it, Pyro

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