Target Archery

The royal round and the standard IKAC are both widespread and familiar to all Kingdoms. The royal round, which consists of six arrows at 20 yards, six at 30 yards, and six at 40 yards with a 30 second speed round at 20 yards, will remain the official Gulf Wars competition. Official IKAC’s which consist of two static rounds of six arrows each and two 30 second speed rounds at each of the same three distances will be offered, but not as part of the War Point competition. Targets for both of these activities are the 60 cm concentric circle targets used in Olympic competition.

Bow and Arrow Requirements Target Archery

Longbows, recurves, and crossbows that meet Society Conventions are allowed. Bows may be of any weight desired, however those which the marshal feels cause concern for safety or are of a destructive nature will be disallowed.

No sights are allowed on longbows or recurves. Crossbows are allowed single fixed sights.

For the War Point, all shooting will be done from the standing position for both bow and crossbow. Accommodations for disabled archers will be arranged as needed.

The Prize shoot will be held Monday through Thursday at 3:00 to 5:00pm. Please arrive for the shoot by 3pm at the Archery Range.

Range Hours
  • Monday: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday: 12 pm to 4 pm.  Range will open immediately after Opening Ceremonies.
  • Wednesday: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Friday: 10 am to 1 pm.  Will close at 1 pm for Grand Exhibition Tournament.
  • Saturday: Closed.

Monday: Trimaris will sponsor the range for the day with fun and exciting shoots, along with war point and practice.

Tuesday: Ansteorra will sponsor the range for the day with fun and exciting shoots, along with war point and practice.

Wednesday: Meridies will sponsor the range for the day with fun and exciting shoots, along with war point and practice.

Thursday: Calontir will sponsor the range for the day with fun and exciting shoots, along with war point and practice.

Friday: Gleann Abhann will sponsor the range for the day with fun and exciting shoots, along with war point and practice. 

The Grand Exhibition Tourney (GET): Rules per Countess Miriel du Bois.  The Grand Exhibition Tournament will be Friday on Hastings Field from 3:30 until 5.

This year’s entry into the tournament will be based upon 2 things:

1. Each Kingdom will chose two representatives. These representative’s names should be turned into the MIC at Sherwood Range by Friday Morning before 10:00 am.

2. The winners and the second place winner of the prize shoots at Sherwood Range each day, will be allowed to join the GET. If the winner is already chosen by their Kingdom or have already won a daily shoot, the second and third place winner will be entered and so on and so forth.
So, that should mean there are going to be about 24 or so people shooting in the GET. Some by daily shoots, some by appointment.

As far as the type of shoots that will be done, that is a secret.

Children must be 7 years old to participate in target archery, and 9 years old to participate in thrown weapons. By Gleann Abhann Kingdom law, parents or legal guardians of children 17 years old or younger MUST BE PRESENT for their children to take part in these activities. In addition, for children less than 14 years old, the parent or legal guardian must closely attend and directly supervise their child at the range and on the line.