Queen's and King's Archery Championship May 31, 2014

Tournement winner and Queen's Champion: Master Rupert the Unbalanced
King's Champion selected by His Majesty: Master Peter the Red

83 archers participated in this year's tournement, which was held in the Barony of Bergental and autocratted by Mistress Tamsin Whitlocke. The competition was run by the retiring Champions, Baron Master Krakken Gnashbone and Baron Colin Ursell. Their August Majesties, Brennan and Caoilfhionn, addressed the participants, then shooting commenced. The theme of the day was "Viking", with challenges including Thor's Hammer, ships sailing away, helmets, shields, shooting from "horseback", and a singing Brunhilde. All participants were able to shoot the full course of 11 targets, then scores were totaled and sorted.

As the top scorers were announced, each was asked if they wished to compete for the honor and responsibility of serving as a Champion. Three top scorers chose to step out of the competition: Master Phillip Reed the Facetious (100), Lord Kusunoki Yoshimoto (90) and Lord Nathaniel Wyatt (88). The resulting 16 finalists then commenced shoot-offs against their seeded competitors; in each pairing, the winner was the first to knock down 5 small "axe-head" targets.

Here are the results:

Top 16 Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Finals  
Rupert the Unbalanced (119) Rupert Rupert Rupert Winner
Treya min Teanga (69) Hawkmoon Li Urho 2nd
Godric of Hamtun (117) Peter Peter    
Hawkmoon (72) Jehannine Urho    
Peter the Red (109) Urho      
Alexander von Heisler (73) Radagast      
Urho of the Pines (92) Ryan      
Kieran Bren of Bannockburn (73) Li      
Ryan McWhyte (88)        
Conor O'Ceallaigh (75)        
Li Kung Lo (86)        
Alberic maqi Droata (76)        
Radagast (84)        
Mongo Chinua (81)        
Jehannine de Flandres (85)        
Mark Squirrelsbane (81)        

shooting from horseback   longship   ships retreating   finals target   ryan vs conor   jehannine vs mark   peter vs urho   rupert vs urho   krakken retires   rupert invested   colin retires   peter invested

1. Eva and Li shoot from "horseback".
2. A longship full of archery dignitaries.
3. Omelan shoots at longships retreating into the distance.
4. The target for the finals.
5. Finalists Ryan vs Conor.
6. Finalists Jehannine vs Mark.
7. Finalists Peter vs Urho.
8. Finalists Rupert vs Urho.
9. Court: Krakken retires as Queen's Champion.
10. Court: Rupert is invested as Queen's Champion.
11. Court: Colin retires as King's Champion.
12. Court: Peter is invested as King's Champion.

Photos by Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood.
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