Archery joins the Stellar Tourney this Sunday!

Archers of the Debatable Lands,

As you’ve no doubt already heard, this Sunday a new list will be added to the Stellar Tourney! We have a Defender of the Sun and a Defender of the Moon. Now we seek to name a Defender of the Sky! And who better to defend the sky than the archers?

Join us at the Washington Boulevard site on Sunday August 15th at 11:00am as we hold our usual practice. Then around 12:45 we will shut down the range and begin the tournament at 1:00pm. All are welcome to compete!

The format of the Sky List tournament (like the format for all of our archery championships) is a surprise and the targets and rules will be different every month, so be ready for anything. See if you have what it takes to become the Debatable Lands Defender of the Sky!

If you have any questions or if you would like to request loaner gear please email me at archerymarshal (at) debatablelands (dot) org.

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill
Captain of Archers

***Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.***

Don’t Forget – Stellar Tourney THIS Sunday, 8/15!

Reminder that we will have both the Sky List (Archery) and Sun List (Heavy Fighting) THIS Sunday, August 15th!

The Inaugural Sky List will happen during archer practice between 11am and 1:30ish. More details are coming in a separate post. (So exciting!)

The Sun List will be set up at 3pm and begin around 3:30pm at our Washington Blvd practice site near the Pittsburgh Zoo.

ALL Debatable Landers AND our neighbors are welcome! It’s for everyone to practice tourneys! We welcome and ask for participation from fighters/archers, MOLs, martials, heralds, consorts, and spectators.

See you there!

Archery Practice Tomorrow!

Archery practice at the Washington Boulevard site will take place again tomorrow from 11am – 2pm! As always the site and schedule details can be found on the Baronial calendar at http://debatablelands.org/calendar.php.

If you require loaner gear please reach out to me via email at archerymarshal@debatablelands.org.

Yours in service,

Rónán

***Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.***

Archery returns to Washington Blvd!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Yes, the rumors are true! This weekend, May 23rd from 10:30am – 1:30pm, archery practice will resume at the Washington Blvd martial practice site! (Google Maps Link)

We will still be using our pandemic protocols, so masks must be worn at all times, the shooting line will be spaced in 6ft. increments, there will be no sharing equipment, and loaner gear must be requested ahead of time. Please provide your own water.

Additionally, practice will end at exactly 1:30 in order to make room for the fighters now that the parking lot is smaller.

If you have any questions or if you would like to reserve a set of loaner gear you can email me at archerymarshal (at) debatablelands (dot) org.

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill
BMDL Captain of Archers

Archery practice is on for tomorrow!

Archers! Practice will take place once again at the same location tomorrow, May 16th from 11am – 2pm.

I know there has been good news lately about resuming fighter practices at the Washington Blvd site, but for at least this week we will still be hosting archery practice at the home of Kieran and Odriana while we work out the logistics of returning to the park.

Until then details about the address for practice, reserving loaner gear, and pandemic rules can now be found on our website! Go to http://debatablelands.org/martial/archery.php for more details.

And as always, if you have any questions you can email me at archerymarshal (at) debatablelands (dot) org.

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill
BMDL Captain of Archers

No Archery Practice This Weekend

Greetings BMDL archers. Practice is canceled for this Sunday, May 9th. We’re going to take this time off to repair our equipment, update the website, and hug our moms! (If you can do so safely.)

We’ll be back at it again on Sunday, May 16th.

Have a happy Mother’s Day!

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill
BMDL Captain of Archers

Archery practice tomorrow!

It’s almost Sunday again, and that means archery practice! This Sunday, April 25th from 11am-3pm, archery practice will take place at the home of Master Kieran and Mistress Odriana! We will be following proper pandemic protocol, so please take note of the rules posted below.

Hope to see you there!

*Note: Please send an email to archerymarshal at debatablelands dot org ahead of time if you need to borrow the loaner gear and I will bring a set for you.


The address of the site is 3000 Harts Run Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. To get there from the city, head north on Route 8 and make a right on Harts Run Road, then after 1 mile their house is on the right side. The driveway for the site is a small bridge.

Parking will be at the empty lot next door with the sign that says “Virgin Flooring” (2984 Harts Run Rd on Google maps). Anyone who needs to may drive directly up to the site to drop off people or equipment before heading to the parking lot.


We want to do this as safely as possible, so the following safety and social-distancing guidelines will be put in place:

  • Masks must be properly worn at all times (covering both mouth AND nose).
  • No sharing equipment. This includes bows, arrows, gloves, armguards, etc.
  • The loaner gear will not be available for general use. Contact the marshal ahead of time to reserve a set if needed.
  • Only the marshals can handle another person’s bow, arrows, or equipment, and only for inspections.
  • Maintain 6 ft. of separation when shooting on the line and when waiting in line to shoot. The ground will be appropriately marked by cones.
  • When retrieving arrows, only one person per target may retrieve their arrows at the same time.
  • Marshals will be monitoring the practice and reminding people to adhere to these guidelines.
  • This is a practice for archers only. Please do not come just to socialize.
  • DO NOT COME TO PRACTICE IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL OR ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO ILLNESS.
  • These rules will be reviewed with everyone prior to the beginning of practice. In addition to these guidelines, I will do my best to ensure there is hand sanitizer, hand wipes, etc. available for staying clean. Being considerate of the health and safety of our populace is greatly appreciated!
  • If anyone has additional questions or concerns regarding the practice please reach out to me at archerymarshal at debatablelands dot org.

Stay safe out there!

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill
BMDL Captain of Archers

Archery is ON again this Sunday

Last week’s archery practice was such a success that we thought we’d do it again this week! This Sunday, April 18th from 11am-3pm, archery practice will take place at the home of Master Kieran and Mistress Odriana! We will be following the same pandemic procedures as last year, so please take note of the rules posted below.

Hope to see you there!

*Note: The loaner gear policy has changed! Loaner gear can be provided on an individual basis if you contact me ahead of time. If you plan on attending practice and you require loaner gear please send me an email at archerymarshal@debatablelands.org and I will provide a set for you.


The address of the site is 3000 Harts Run Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. To get there from the city, head north on Route 8 and make a right on Harts Run Road, then after 1 mile their house is on the right side. The driveway for the site is a small bridge. Look for the SCA sign!

Parking will be at the empty lot next door with the sign that says “Virgin Flooring” (2984 Harts Run Rd on Google maps). Anyone who needs to may drive directly up to the site to drop off people or equipment before heading to the parking lot.


We want to do this as safely as possible, so the following safety and social-distancing guidelines will be put in place:

  • Masks must be properly worn at all times (covering both nose AND mouth).
  • No sharing equipment. This includes bows, arrows, gloves, armguards, etc.
  • The loaner gear will not be available for general use. Contact the marshal ahead of time to reserve a set if needed.
  • Only the marshals can handle another person’s bow, arrows, or equipment, and only for inspections.
  • Maintain 6 ft. of separation when shooting on the line and when waiting in line to shoot. The ground will be appropriately marked.
  • When retrieving arrows, only one person per target may retrieve their arrows at the same time.
  • Marshals will be monitoring the practice and reminding people to adhere to these guidelines.
  • This is a practice for archers only. Please do not come just to socialize.
  • DO NOT COME TO PRACTICE IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL OR ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO ILLNESS.
  • These rules will be reviewed with everyone prior to the beginning of practice. In addition to these guidelines, I will do my best to ensure there is hand sanitizer, hand wipes, etc. available for staying clean. Being considerate of the health and safety of our populace is greatly appreciated!
  • If anyone has additional questions or concerns regarding the practice please reach out to me at archerymarshal@debatablelands.org.

Stay safe out there!

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill
BMDL Captain of Archers

Archers prepare yourselves! Next week is the start of Archery Season!

The snow has melted, the weather has warmed, and that means it’s archery season once again for BMDL! Next Sunday, April 11th from 11am-3pm, archery practice will resume at the home of Master Kieran and Mistress Odriana! We will be following the same pandemic procedures as last year, so please take note of the rules posted below.

Hope to see you there next week!

*Note: In order to keep attendance manageable, we are asking that only the archers attend this practice. If you aren’t there to shoot then please do not attend. In addition, loaner gear will not be provided.


The address of the site is 3000 Harts Run Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. To get there from the city, head north on Route 8 and make a right on Harts Run Road, then after 1 mile their house is on the right side. The driveway for the site is a small bridge. Look for the SCA sign!

Parking will be at the empty lot next door (2984 Harts Run Rd on Google maps). Anyone who needs to may drive directly up to the site to drop off people or equipment before heading to the parking lot.


We want to do this as safely as possible, so the following safety and social-distancing guidelines will be put in place:

  • Masks must be properly worn at all times (covering both nose AND mouth).
  • No sharing equipment. This includes bows, arrows, gloves, armguards, etc.
  • The loaner gear will NOT be available.
  • Only the marshals can handle another person’s bow, arrows, or equipment, and only for inspections.
  • Maintain 6 ft. of separation when shooting on the line and when waiting in line to shoot. The ground will be appropriately marked.
  • When retrieving arrows, only one person per target may retrieve their arrows at the same time.
  • Marshals will be monitoring the practice and reminding people to adhere to these guidelines.
  • This is a practice for archers only. Please do not come just to socialize.
  • DO NOT COME TO PRACTICE IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL OR ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO ILLNESS.
  • These rules will be reviewed with everyone prior to the beginning of practice. In addition to these guidelines, I will do my best to ensure there is hand sanitizer, hand wipes, a hand washing station, etc. available for staying clean. Being considerate of the health and safety of our populace is greatly appreciated!

If anyone has additional questions or concerns regarding the practice please reach out to me at archerymarshal@debatablelands.org.

Stay safe out there!

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill
BMDL Captain of Archers

Tomorrow is the last Archery Practice of the season!

Greetings Archers of BMDL!

Sorry for the late notice, but tomorrow from 11am – 3pm will be the FINAL practice for BMDL archery before we break for the winter season. Join us as we hone our skills, have some end of the year food and drink, and enjoy one last practice together in 2020.

Thank you again to Kieran and Odriana for inviting us to use their land as our archery range while use of public spaces is discouraged. We couldn’t have had any of these practices without you. Vivat!


The address of the site is 3000 Harts Run Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. To get there from the city, head north on Route 8 and make a right on Harts Run Road, then after 1 mile their house is on the right side. The driveway for the site is a small bridge. Look for the SCA sign!

Parking will be in the empty lot of Virgin Flooring (2984 Harts Run Rd on Google maps). Anyone who needs to may drive directly up to the site to drop off people or equipment before heading to the parking lot.


We want to do this as safely as possible, so the following safety and social-distancing guidelines will be put in place:

– Masks must be properly worn at all times (covering both nose AND mouth).
– No sharing equipment. This includes bows, arrows, gloves, armguards, etc.
– The loaner gear will NOT be available.
– Only the marshals can handle another person’s bow, arrows, or equipment, and only for inspections.
– Maintain 6 ft. of separation when shooting on the line and when waiting in line to shoot. The ground will be appropriately marked with cones.
– When retrieving arrows, only one person per target may retrieve their arrows at the same time.
– Only one person at a time can be under the canopy at the water cooler and hand washing station.
– Marshals will be monitoring the practice and reminding people to adhere to these guidelines.
– This is a practice for archers only. Please do not come just to socialize.
– DO NOT COME TO PRACTICE IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL OR ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO ILLNESS

These rules will be reviewed with everyone prior to the beginning of practice. In addition to these guidelines, I will do my best to ensure there is hand sanitizer, hand wipes, a hand washing station, etc. available for staying clean. Being considerate of the health and safety of our populace is greatly appreciated!

If anyone has additional questions or concerns regarding the practice please reach out to me at archerymarshal@debatablelands.org.

Stay safe out there!

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill
BMDL Captain of Archers