This Sunday, April 23rd from 11am to 2pm, we will once again be holding archery practice at the Highland Park practice site. During this week’s practice we will also see the return of the Stellar Tournament series with the first Sky List of the season!
There will be a qualifier shoot happening from 11am until around 12:30pm and then the tournament will begin shortly after. Join us for a fun day of archery and competition as we determine who will be named the next Vindex Coelorum, the Defender of the Sky!
If you’d like to borrow our loaner gear please reach out to me via email at archerymarshal (at) debatablelands.org, or send me a message on Facebook or Discord, and I’ll make sure to bring a set for you.
Archers of the Debatable Lands, ready your bows and arrows! Spring has sprung and archery practice is on once again!
This Sunday, April 16th from 11am to 2pm, our regularly scheduled archery practice returns to the usual practice site at the Highland Park Northeast Parking Area. For location information, see the Google Maps link here: https://goo.gl/maps/xgCP69bPX2KRK2Qq5.
We have loaner gear available for anyone who’d like to give archery a try but doesn’t have equipment of their own. Just reach out to me via email at archerymarshal (at) debatablelands.org, or send me a message on Facebook or Discord, and I’ll make sure to bring an extra set for you. *Loaner gear is first come first serve.
Look for more announcements here on the blog for updates on the practice schedule, upcoming archery events, and the dates for our monthly archery portion of the Stellar Tournaments – the Sky List!
See you all in the park! Ronan Ó Conaill Debatable Lands Captain of Archers
Archers of the Debatable Lands! We’ve got some fun events coming up in the next few weeks. Here’s the schedule coming up:
Oct. 23rd – Mounted Archery Clinic – An introductory clinic for our archers to learn how to shoot from horesback! For more details, check the event page here. ***Regular archery practice for this week is canceled.***
Oct. 30th – Halloween Shoot! – Everyone is encouraged to wear your costumes and make and bring your own spooky targets. We’ll shoot at novelty ranges and come up with fun competitions for candy prizes!
Nov. 6th – Normal practice resumes!
Nov. 13th – Baronial Harvest Revel Social Meeting ***Regular archery practice for this week is canceled.***
Nov. 20th – Another regular practice. (Weather depending)
The Baron and Baroness really hope to see you all at this Saturday’s picnic, and I as the Arts and Sciences minister hope that you will bring your crafting projects with you to work on and show off. There will not be any official classes or display, but while we socialize we’d like to see what you’re working on and ask you questions about your particular craft. This is not the best venue for noisy or messy work, but anything portable and interesting is fair game, and it’s all interesting to us.
I know that we have some knitters, narrow weavers, and braiders coming out. I can’t imagine the calligraphers, illuminators, and painters will leave their supplies behind at home. Personally, I will be bringing some sharpening stones and similar implements to help others with putting a useful edge on their tools and weapons. The site has plenty of room for stuff and people, so please bring whatever you feel like working on.
Archery practice is still happening today at the Washington Blvd practice site from 11am to 2pm. We’ll have to keep an eye on the weather and we may have to pack up early if the rain gets any lightning mixed in, but other than that it should be another fun day of shooting!
Tomorrow, June 22nd from 5:30pm to 8:30pm (or whenever the sun goes down these days) Lord Godzimir the Golden will be holding another weekday evening archery practice at the Washington Boulevard site. Let’s take advantage of these long summer nights while we can!
I am officially putting out a call for marshals-in-training for target archery in our Barony! Some of you have already reached out to me and some of you have already begun training, but I would like to get a definitive headcount of all who are interested in becoming marshals. The duties of an archery marshal include:
Inspecting participants’ equipment
Assisting in the setup and teardown of the range
Assisting the marshal-in-charge with calling the line
Ensuring all rules and safety standards are upheld
Submitting a quarterly report to the Kingdom Archery Marshal
The Marshal’s Handbook can be found on the Kingdom Earl Marshal page at marshal.aethelmearc.org. In the headings at the top of the page, the society wide handbook is under Society Rules and the Kingdom handbook is under Policies. All marshals and MITs must know both rulesets.
If you would like to be an archery marshal then please send me a message either via facebook, or via email at archerymarshal at debatablelands dot org.
*Note: You must be a member of the SCA with an active membership in order to be a marshal.
Thank you all for your interest in volunteering! See you on the range!
In service, Ronan O Conaill Captain of Archers, Debatable Lands