Rules for York Round - 2011 Season
The Scorekeeper last approved scores for this shoot on: 10/30/11
Shoot Begins: Monday, November 1, 2010
Shoot Ends: Monday, October 31, 2011
Scores must be Submitted by: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The York Round competition allows archers in all branches of the Kingdom of An Tir to compete with one another without meeting in person. It differs significantly from the Royal Round competition in that it is at significantly longer ranges. In addition, it is an archer's highest score of the year that determines placement, not an average.
Any person may shoot and send in scores for the York Rounds. Each archer may shoot as many times per day as they are able. Only the highest score for the year matters. This will be from official practice or tournament shooting. The score sheets must have the full SCA name of the shooter, plus their mundane last name; the branch name the archer shoots for, the date the scores were shot, the class or division of the weapon and the name of the Target Marshal in Charge in order to be official.
Divisions of York Rounds:
Any bow that can be used in an An Tir Royal Round may be used in a York Round competition.Crossbows and hand bows will not compete against each other.
122 cm., five color, 10-ring face.
Inner Gold=10, Outer Gold=9, Inner Red=8, Outer Red=7, Inner Blue=6, Outer Blue=5, Inner Black=4, Outer Black=3, Inner White=2, Outer White=1. An arrow that is touching the line between two colors (or the outer line) counts as the higher valued color, no color showing between arrow and line. Arrows observed as passing through or falling out (bounce off) count as 5 unless their actual score can be verified. An arrow bouncing off the ground then sticking in the target will be counted.
All equipment shall conform to the spirit of medieval archery. Recurves, longbows or crossbows of any material (including takedowns) with simple arrow rest and nocking points are allowed.
However, compound bows are prohibited. Arrows must be feather fletched and wood shafted. No non-period string releases or sighting aids are allowed. No stabilizers or other high-tech aids allowed. Documentation may be required for period releases or sights.
Definitions: Flight = 1 arrow, End = 6 flights, Round = 24 ends
Rounds: A York Round consists of 12 ends of 6 flights shot from 100 yards, 8 ends of 6 flights shot at 80 yards, and 4 ends of 6 flights shot at 60 yards.
The distances must be measured (not paced off). No changing of bows or arrows during rounds is allowed unless there is a safety factor. No archer may take unfair advantage of another archer. All ends must be shot for the round to count. Unless an archer has a physical disability that prevents it, they must retrieve their own arrows.