Last Updated: 4-19-17
As usual, we have planned many missile weapons activities for Lilies War XXXI. Many new fun shoots are scheduled to supplement some of the yearly staples such as the Ladies of the Rose Tournament and Master Leif’s Period Equipment shoot. It is the 22nd year for the 100 Arrow Shoot. Shoot your 100 arrows during the week and try to make it into the finals, which are on Friday morning this year.
If you want to help support the Fyrdraca and the Lilies Archery Fund, consider the Fyrdraca shoot on Sunday afternoon. Twenty dollars affords you the chance to row the Fyrdraca and shoot at targets on land.
Of course, we will have children’s archery and thrown weapons during the week. On Wednesday morning, test your skill and endurance at archery and thrown weapons to honor the Queen of Calontir! For Her honor, you must show your skills with the longbow (at 20 and 30 yards), axe, knife, and spear. Those showing prowess with these weapons and honor on the field will be recognized by Her Royal Majesty as one of her Yeoman.
We also have classes scheduled on most days. So, come join us throughout the week as we shoot and hurl projectiles!
SHOOT TIMES AND DESCRIPTIONS
Saturday through Thursday
9am – 100 Arrows Range – 100 Arrows Shoot Shoot (Mistress Lynette Davejean) Runs every day 9am – 5pm until Friday with a break for lunch from noon – 1pm. This is one of the seminal archery tournaments held at Lilies each year. In its 22nd year, it is a test of shot placement and endurance as each archer shoots 100 arrows during the course of the week. The shoot consists of 4 rounds of 25 arrows per round. Each round consists of five ends with 5 arrows per end. Multiple targets will be set up down- range at a pre-determined distance. The archer shoots five arrows per end. Only one arrow per target will be counted per end. The rounds can be shot on different days, or all on the same day, as the archer chooses. Once a round is begun it must be completed. Those with the highest scores in each bow category will move on to the final round. The 100 Arrow Finals will begin at 8 am sharp Friday morning. The list of archers in the final round, as well as the alternates, will be posted Thursday evening. Even if you didn’t shoot your best remember to check the board. Alternates frequently find themselves in the finals due to the early hour.
Sometime after sunrise: Rise and Shine, Calontir! (Honorable Lady Alessandra de Piro) – Come join me on the archery range for a light breakfast and a hands on discussion of archery form. We will be practicing/discussing various aspects of bow stance, drawing the bow, muscles used, injury prevention, practicing techniques and other topics while trying them out on the field.
9:00 Bee Shoot (The Bee Sisters) – Bee prepared to shoot your arrows at flat target rounds, 3D target rounds, and speed clout rounds.
1:00: Linen Shoot (HL Galen MacColmain) – We will be shooting 2 rounds of six arrows at 20, 30, and 40 yards. The target will be a period bullseye. Come compete for the chance to win enough linen for one tunic or dress. The unranked winner will receive the basic tunic, or dress, of their choosing from Linen Garb. For the purposes of this shoot, ranked archers will be those who have received an Award of Arms, or higher, level archery award in their given kingdom. Unranked archers are those who have not yet received an Award of Arms level award. This year there will be 2 ranked and 2 unranked winners.
3:00 – Fun Shoot (Lord Halldór Skaptason) – With this shoot I am trying to make the targets of each division challenging to those shooting in that division. Targets: 2 Color (Black and White) The Bullseye will be white and the outer ring will be Black. Outside the black ring will be a white border. Target construction for: Crossbows: The Bullseye will be a Two (2) inch diameter circle. The outer ring will be a Two (2) inch wide band (a 6 inch diameter circle) Bows with Shelves: The Bullseye will be Three (3) inch diameter circle. The outer ring will be a Three (3) inch wide band (a 9 inch diameter circle) Bows without Shelves: The Bullseye will be a Four (4) inch diameter circle. The outer ring will be a Four (4) inch wide band (a 12 inch diameter circle).
Distance: 20 and 30 yards. Number of ends: 2 at each distance. One will be a timed end at each distance.The untimed end will be Nine (9) arrows for each distance. The timed end will be 45 seconds long for each distance.
9:00 – Rose Window Shoot (Honorable Lady Bietriz la Cristaliere) – Archers will shoot at “stained glass window” targets. This shoot will involve archers’ ability to hit specific colors on the targets. Scoring will also involve counting “leftover” arrows in the scoring process.
1:00 – Zombie Shoot – (Lord Gobban Mac Roibeard) – This shoot simulates an approaching army. We will be starting at clout range and slowly decreasing the distance. Scoring will be 5 points for head and neck, 3 points for body and 1 point for the arms. Use your best judgement and have fun!
3:00 Fyrdraca Fundraiser Shoot (at the pier) Have you ever wanted to shoot from a Viking longboat? Now you can! The Bee Hive Five and the crew of the Fyrdraca have joined forces once again this year to bring you this unique opportunity to do something exciting while raising funds for two worthy causes. The cost is $20 (cash only please). The proceeds are split evenly between the Fyrdraca Preservation Fund and the Lilies Archery Fund. The boat can take 15 archers per raiding party for a maximum of four voyages. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served, basis. Participants must be 15 years or older, be able to board, and row if needed. BRING ALL YOUR ARROWS TO SHOOT AT A NEW TARGET that provides a chance to kill off the defenders to raid the village. Bring arrows you don’t mind potentially getting broken or lost. Scoring is 1 point per hit in the target.
9:00 – Ferrara Ring Shoot (Honorable Lord Rufus Tenstone) – This shoot was inspired by an annual archery competition held during the Middle Ages in the city of Ferrara Italy to mark the feast day of St. John. Theshoot will consist of six rings of various sizes ranging from about 13 inches down to 3 inches in diameter. Three arrows/bolts per end. To advance to the next round, one of your arrows/bolts must strike within the ring.
1:00 – Fun Shoot (Lord Michael the Wanderer) – This shoot will involve Lord Michael’s devious moving target. The latest version of the target was previewed at a Grimfells event last fall. It was fun and very challenging!
3:00 – Unranked Archer Tournament – (HL Emeline de Moulineaux) – This shoot is strictly for unranked archers and is run by the Order of the Boga Fyrd. It is a fun shoot that provides opportunities for the Boga Fyrd to meet archers from all different corners of the Kingdom while providing a showcase for unranked archers to demonstrate their prowess in both archery and thrown weapons. All unranked archers are encouraged to participate!
9:00 – Ladies of the Rose Tournament (Countess Gwen a Brooke and HL Galen MacColmain) – Each Lady of the Rose may select up to two archers to represent her as her champion in the list. In the event that a Lady of the Rose has two champions, one may be ranked, and one must be unranked. A ranked archer, for the purposes of this tournament, is one who has received an Award of Arms level archery award or higher in their given kingdom. Each archer wishing to compete must supply an example of 1 thing they have done to make their overall appearance, or kit, more period.
There will be knock down targets set up at an unspecified distance from the line. Each archer will start with one arrow/bolt knocked on the string. The command will be given “Ready, Aim, Fire”. On “Fire” each archer will fire their arrow/bolt at the designated target, and will continue firing until one target is knocked down. In the event that there is a tie, the bout will be shot again. If there is no clear winner after three bouts consecutively the closest arrow/bolt to the center of the target on the third bout will signify the winner. The tree will be double elimination.
1:00 – Fun Shoot – Ski Ball- (Lord Shane Bax) – An adaptation of ski ball to archery. Need we say more?!
3:00 – Assist the Army Shoot (Master Dammo Utwiler) – Shoot will consist of 4 rounds of 2 ends each at different ranges. Square is infantry, diamond is cavalry, circle is leaders. Points will vary with battle situation.
9:00 – Queen’s Yeoman Tournament – Come one! Come all! Test your skill and endurance at archery and thrown weapons to honor the Queen of Calontir! For Her honor, you must show your skills with the longbow (at 20 and 30 yards), axe, knife, and spear. Those showing prowess with these weapons and honor on the field will be recognized by Her Royal Majesty as one of her Yeoman.
1:00 Fun Shoot – (Honorable Lord Eynon Llangenydd) – If possible, we will shoot the summer Society Seasonal Archery Challenge (yet to be determined). I will post scores to the SSAC website for archers who wish to post a score.
3:00 – Chair Shoot (HL Galen MacColmain) –This will be a relaxed affair…seated in fact…where the winners will walk away with their own period seating. We will be shooting 2 rounds of six arrows at 20 and 30 yards, and a final round at a random distance. The target will be a period bullseye. Ranked archers will choose a handicap from the hat as in previous years. For the purposes of this shoot, ranked archers will be those who have received an Award of Arms, or higher, level archery award in their given kingdom. Unranked archers are those who have not yet received an Award of Arms level award. This year there will be 2 ranked and 2 unranked winners.
7:00 – Archery Potluck – Bring some food to share as we gather around to relax and enjoy each others’ company. We will also have an auction for some targets and target butts!
9:00 – IKAC – We will be running a standard IKAC. Come see how your skills rank amongst archers from around the Knowne World. IKAC rules will be posted at the archery range and announced before the shoot.
1:00 – Period Equipment Shoot (Master Leif of Crescent Moon) – Show off your period expertise and equipment with this period challenge. No fiberglass. Arrows must be self/period knocks. No brass knocking points. If you have a question concerning whether your equipment will be allowed, please talk with Master life. The purpose of this shoot is to have as close to a period archery experience as possible! (Master Lief)
3:00 – Boga Fyrd Captain Challenge (Honorable Lord William Douglas)
Tear down the main archery range after the Fyrd Captain Challenge
8:30 – 100 Arrows Finals