Pennsic XLV (2016) Archery Results

Beasties and Grotesques!

This year's War saw a return to the traditional East and allies vs Midrealm and allies. The East took all 5 archery war points – 3 for the populace shoots and 2 for the Champions Team competition.

Populace War Points
(3 war points, shot over 5 days, August 7 thru 12, 2016)
Archers could shoot each of the 3 shoots up to 5 times this war. Shooting days were Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Due to a high heat index, the range was shut down for several hours on Thursday.
- Clout with Giraffe: Shots landing inside the square castle turret were worth 3 points; shots hitting the giraffe were worth 4 points; there was a "moat" at approximately 50 yards worth 1 point, with a moat monster in it worth 2 points; 6 shots, untimed.
The 3 populace shoots were run as follows:
- Castle Window: At approximately 30 yards and timed (30 seconds); archers scored 1 point for each shot in the black slot of the window, 2 points if the shot hit the grotesque face framed in red at the bottom of the slot.
- Soldiers: 6 shots, untimed; the targets were garudas – bird-headed men holding snakes – at approximately 15, 25 and 45 yards, worth 1, 2, 3 and 4 points, respectively; archers could shoot at any target they wished with their 6 shots.

  East Points East Archers East Average Midrealm Points Midrealm Archers Midrealm Average
Clout  
Sunday 1309 170   854 110  
Monday 1414 144   737 85  
Tuesday 1813 186   1199 157  
Thursday 846 * 105   843 * 95  
Friday 254 38   499 77  
Total 5636 643 8.77 4132 524 7.89
 
Castle Window
Sunday 546 187   368 144  
Monday 640 190   261 108  
Tuesday 915 253   397 167  
Thursday 391 * 119   205 * 89  
Friday 37 18   215 118  
Total 2529 767 3.30 1446 626 2.31
 
Soldiers
Sunday 1576 198   1179 148  
Monday 1327 142   1088 149  
Tuesday 2051 250   1288 176  
Thursday 1017 * 134   849 * 105  
Friday 124 24   529 105  
Total 6095 745 8.15 4933 683 7.22

* Archers were not counted during one shift, so this day’s total is lower than actual.

Below are photos of the populace shoots.
picture of populace clout shoot
(Populace archery photos were taken by Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood. Click to enlarge.)



Archery Champions Team Tournement
(2 war points, shot Wednesday, August 10, 2016)
Queen Avelina addressed the Champions and gave a token to each to remember the day. Her Majesty participated in the shooting, as did King Kenric, who joined in a short time later.
Each side was allowed to select 30 champions team members and 10 alternates, for a total of 40. The winner of the two war points was the side which won 2 of the 3 shoots, and the winner of each shoot was determined by total points.
- The Roving Range consisted of 10 stations, laid out on the main archery ranges, all featuring very challenging targets. A pendulum with a butterfly target had to be hit while it was moving; birds in a tree proved problematic for many archers; matching hits on creatures in two tapestry panels called for team strategy; a friend/foe shoot was presented as a fox carrying off a goose; medieval floor tile images, a goat playing a flute, bats and sea monsters were all to be found.
- Friend/Foe: this traditional timed shoot at about 30 yards called for archers to hit the the evil serpent for +1 point without hitting the besieged warrior for -1 point.
- Long Distance: all team members took 3 shots each from 4 different unknown distances estimated to be between 130 and 45 yards; hits on the two monsters in front of the clout scored 1 point; hits on the skinny dragonfly inside the clout scored 2 points; there was no scoring drop-zone and no background scoring areas.

  East
Points
East
Average
  Mid
Points
Mid
Average
 
Roving 2015 67.17   1780 59.33
 
Friend/Foe 72 2.40   48 1.60
 
Long Distance 90 3.00   96 3.20

Here is a picture of the East Kingdom team members and alternates.
picture of Eastern champs

The Eastern team members were:

The Eastern alternates were:

As ever, if I have a name wrong, please let me know so I can correct it!