Archery practice tomorrow is canceled

Hello Debatable Lands!

Tomorrow looks to be another cold and wet Sunday and so I’ve decided to cancel practice. Sorry to everyone who was hoping to get one last official practice in for the season, but it would seem the weather doesn’t want to cooperate.

But keep an eye on the blog for later announcements! We may still try for one more outdoor practice in December if people are up for it.

Also this winter be on the lookout for events hosted at Chieftain Archery, the indoor archery range where we occasionally hold events. For example, Lord Godfrey is organizing the 3rd annual BMDL Archers Potluck there on December 18th. Hope to see you there!

November Stellar Tourneys!

Hello Debatable Lands!

The next Stellar Tournaments will be:

Sky List – Archery – Sunday, November 14th at practice
Sun List – Heavy Fighting – Sunday, November 21st, at practice
Moon List – Rapier Fighting – Sunday, November 21st, at practice

(Weather, permitting of course. If our marshals cancel practice, the tourneys will be likewise canceled.)

Read more about this month’s Sky List (Archery) here.

We have a special treat for November’s Sun and Moon List, in that both the heavy and rapier fighters will be competing in side-by-side lists!

This special cross-over is a great opportunity for fighters to observe similarities and differences in fighting styles, and enjoy each others’ camaraderie. This is likewise an opportunity for MoLs, Heralds, and Listrunners to gain experience in running multiple lists at once.

We will be breaking from Stellar Tournaments in December, but will resume (if safe) in the new year!

Sunday’s archery practice will include the next Stellar Tournament!

Archers of the Debatable Lands, this Sunday November 14th will be the next monthly installment of the Stellar Tournament – Sky List!

This month’s tournament will be held by Lord Godfrey, last month’s Defender of the Sky. Come out and shoot and see if you have what it takes to become this month’s Defender!

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

All persons attending will need to provide either proof of vaccination, or a negative covid test done within the prior 72 hours. As of July 1, if you are fully vaccinated you are no longer required to wear a mask while outdoors. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated, including children aged 2 to 11, still must wear masks. If you have any questions regarding these policies, you can reach out to the Seneschal, or me.

***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 Practice – Nov. 7th

Good morning Debatable Lands!

Archery practice will take place today at Washington Blvd from 11am – 2pm.

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill

All persons attending will need to provide either proof of vaccination, or a negative covid test done within the prior 72 hours. As of July 1, if you are fully vaccinated you are no longer required to wear a mask while outdoors. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated, including children aged 2 to 11, still must wear masks. If you have any questions regarding these policies, you can reach out to the Seneschal, or me.

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 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