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Greetings Fellow Archers I am Edward LeKervere Royal Archer for the Kingdom of the West. I will be your faithful servant in maintaining your Current Rankings, along with the creator of this wonderful site, Sir Jonathas, who resides in the far Kingdom of Atlantia. I am assisted by Sibéal inghean Alaxandair Archery Scorekeeper for the Kingdom of the West. Please let me know if:
  • You are a new archer in the West and your name is not on this list
  • Your name is listed with missing or misspelled information
  
How are archery ranks determined?
The ranks for Adult and Yeoman (age 13 and over) are determined by averaging the 3 highest Royal Round scores during a consecutive 12-month period. The ranks for Child and Youth (age 12 and under) are determined by averaging the 2 highest scores during a consecutive 12-month period. Your official rank never goes down. However, your Current Average can go down. Your Current Average shows how you are currently shooting in the last 12 month period. You earn a separate rank for each type of bow you use. Please refer to the West Kingdom Archery Range Rules for more information on bow types and equipment.
  
What`s a Royal Round?
A Royal Round is the same for all Kingdoms and consists of four groups of shafts or bolts. For adults age 14 and over, the distances and times are:
  • 6 shafts/bolts (no time limit) at 40 yards
  • 6 shafts/bolts (no time limit) at 30 yards
  • 6 shafts/bolts (no time limit) at 20 yards
  • a 30-second timed shoot at 20 yards    (as many shafts/bolts as you can shoot in the 30 seconds)
Please note that the distances for youth under the age of 16 are different.
  
Youth Divisons-
  • Children - age 9 and under
    The Children`s Division is open to all children age 9 and under. Participants in the Children`s Division may shoot with either bows or crossbows. The age of the Child must be specified when sending in a score report. The target used in the Children`s Division is the same as the Open Handbow. The rules are the same as in the Open Division, except that the distances are:
              20 yards, 15 yards and 10 yards
    (instead of 20, 30 and 40). Children who shoot a score of 100 or above must move to the Youth Division the following season, but may finish the current season in this division.
  • Youth - age 10 to 12 and under
    The Youth`s Division is open to all children age 10 to 12. Participants in the Youth`s Division may shoot with either bows or crossbows. The age of the Child must be specified when sending in a score report. The target used in the Youth`s Division is the same as the Open Handbow. The rules are the same as in the Open Division, except that the distances are:
              30 yards, 20 yards and 15 yards
    (instead of 20, 30 and 40). Youth who shoot a score of 120 or above must move to the Yeoman Division the following season, but may finish the current season in this division.
  • Yeoman - age 13 to 15 and under
    The Yeoman`s Division is open to all children age 13 to 15. Participants in the Yeoman`s Division may shoot with either bows or crossbows. The age of the Child must be specified when sending in a score report. The target used in the Yeoman`s Division is the same as the Open Handbow. The rules are the same as in the Open Division, the distances are the same:
              40 yards, 30 yards and 20 yards.
    Yeoman who shoot a score of 140 or above must move to the Adult Division the following season, but may finish the current season in this division.
Bow Divisons-
  • Open Handbow
    In the Open Handbow Division, recurves and longbows, both period and modern, may compete using the current SCA Target Archery Marshal’s Handbook. There is no poundage limit. The rounds and general rules are the same for all Divisions. Arrows must be wood or bamboo. Fletchings should be real feathers or other period materials. Archers using metal, carbon fiber or other modern shaft materials, or plastic fletchings may shoot for fun, at the marshal's discretion, but their scores may not be submitted.

  • Open Crossbow Division
    Both modern and period style crossbows may compete using the current SCA Target Archery Marshal’s Handbook in the Open Crossbow Division. Crossbows may compete only in the crossbow Divisions. There is no limit to the number of bolts that may be shot in the speed ends. The target and scoring are the same as in the Open Division.

  • Period Handbow Division
    The main intent of the Period Division is to encourage the use and construction of gear with a more period appearance in our SCA archery. Period style longbows or recurves may compete using the current SCA Target Archery Marshal’s Handbook.They may still be shot in the Open Division as well. Period equipment may compete using the current SCA Target Archery Marshal’s Handbook.
    Release Aids: Archers may use any period style release appropriate for their bow, but are not required to do so. For example, an archer may use a glove or tab instead of a thumb ring while shooting an Eastern style bow.
    Strings: Modern string materials are allowed, as well as period materials. Please exercise caution for a period material string.
    Arrow Rests: Non period arrow rests are not allowed. Built in full or partial windows are not allowed. However, a protruding rest resulting from layers of leather or other period materials, added to the handle is allowed.
    Nockng Points: See the standard SCA Target Archery Marshal’s Handbook.
    Sights: Placement of sighting marks on bow limbs are not allowed for the Period Division.
    Arrow Nocks: Nocks shall be either self or reinforced self, or period style inset nocks, for wood, bamboo or reed arrows. They may be of any materials that are similar in appearance to period materials and also similar in style. Plastic nocks are not allowed for period handbow division.

  • Period Crossbow Divison
    Only period style crossbows may compete using the standard SCA Target Archery Marshal’s Handbook in this Division. The crossbow may be shot from any position. But the crossbow may be held only by the hands, not on a sandbag, etc. Slings are not allowed for shooting, but may be used to carry the crossbow. The target and scoring are the same as in the Period Division. There is no limit to the number of bolts in the speed ends.
Targets-
  • Open Divison Targets for both handbows and crossbows
    The Open Division target for both the Open Handbow and Open Crossbow Divisions is a 60 cm, FITA, five color face target. Scoring is: Gold=5, Red=4, Blue=3, Black=2, White=1. Lines count as the higher score. Arrows passing through, falling out, or bouncing off the target face count as three points.
    NOTE: At the request of several Inter-Kingdom shooters, archers are now allowed to also use 60 cm FITA field face in black and gold targets if they wish.
    Scoring is on the honor system: you may count and record your own score.

  • Period Division Targets for both handbows and crossbows
    The Period Division target, is a 60 cm. three color. The five color, FITA, 60 cm. target may be used for the Period Divisions except that the scoring is different. The scoring is: White through blue = 2 points, red and outer gold = 4 points, inner gold = 8 points. Four points are given for a pass through or bounce off.
    Those archers wishing to shoot a more period looking target are encouraged to use the period face white = 2 points, green = 4 points, gold = 8 points. Four points are given for a pass through or bounce off. Scoring is on the honor system: you may count and record your own score
For more details on targets, age or bow divisons please see the current IKAC rules which can be found here: Inter-Kingdom Archery Competition
  
What scores may be reported?
Shoot as many rounds as you want at a published event or practice. The event's scorekeeper will submit your scores for each day, for each type of bow you use, for each type of shoot.
The rankings are continuously updated within 48 hours of submission, and you can look at all of your scores, including those from prior competition years. If you see your current average dropping, it is probably because your highest scores are more than 12 months old.
  
What shows up in the reports?
Since this is an interactive database, the reports are many and awesome. The complete lists show everyone kingdom wide or region-wide by bow type and adult or youth division. You can also look at every archer in a specific barony, shire, or canton.
By clicking on the number next to an archer`s name, a list of all shoots in the database for that archer appears. These can be sorted by date, shoot name, marshal, highest scores at the various distances, and total RR scores. In addition, there is a line that shows the archer`s potential highest score. You can retrieve scores older than a year...they are never lost, even though they are not included in the calculation of the current rankings.
  
How do Marshals submit scores?
Warranted Marshals authorized by me may submit scores directly to this page. If you are a marshal and want to use this site, email me. I will verify you are a marshal by looking at the Kingdom list, and authorize you to submit scores.
  
  
What is the 'Easy to Remember' address for this site?

http://scores-sca.org/west_archery

  
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