My scores for previous years may be found here: A. S. XXXXV (2010 AD), A. S. XXXXII, A. S. XXXXI, A. S. XXXX (2005 AD), A. S. XXXVIIII, A. S. XXXVIII, A. S. XXXVII, A. S. XXXVI, A. S. XXXV (2000 AD), A. S. XXXIIII, A. S. XXXIII, A. S. XXXII, A. S. XXXI, A. S. XXX (1995 AD).
XXX ANNUAL INTERKINGDOM ARCHERY COMPETITIONS
Greetings from Lorenzo il Confuso, Keeper of the IKAC.
The FINAL scores for Season XXX of the IKAC (2007 season) are as follows (please note that I am accepting corrections until 1/17 as posted on the web site, but any new or changed scores will generally NOT be accepted, except for special circumstances on a case-by-case basis)
2) I would like to sincerely thank all the participants in this year's IKAC. As usual, a special thanks to those of you who coordinated score submissions for your groups or Kingdoms, and to everyone else who has arranged to have IKACs shot and submitted.
3) I have a special announcement, and that is that along with the medallions for the winners (marked above), I am instituting a special "IKAC Keeper's Award", to be given to up to three gentles that the Keeper recognizes to have displayed exceptional support for the IKAC during the past season. This year, I would like to recognize Sabine D'Antan and Llwyd ap Madog from LOCHAC, for their truly remarkable effort organizing and supporting the IKAC in the Kingdom of LOCHAC. Through their organization and leadership, the Kingdom of Lochac submitted a huge amount of scores. This goes along with their superior efforts on behalf of archery in Lochac, and I am happy to be able to recognize them for their great contributions.
I would also like to recognize Aleyn Kynyd ap Rhys from GLEANN ABHANN, for his efforts in using archers' IKAC scores for qualifying archers for Gulf Wars (see the website for additional information), thereby supporting and encouraging the IKAC competition, Gulf Wars, and SCA archery. These three gentles will receive a special edition medallion as recognition of their efforts.
I will continue this award for future seasons, to recognize those of you who give of themselves to support the IKAC/IKCAC, and through it encourage archery in the SCA. A special thanks for the Combat archers of AN TIR and OUTLANDS, for their support of the IKCAC. I hope we will continue to see growth in the IKCAC. Finally, a sincere thank you to Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf, for his ready willingness to support and advise, this year as in past years.
4) As per previous years, I will provide medallions for the winners, who are listed above. I understand from last year's winners that they liked the new medallions very much, and I am happy to confirm that I will provide the same medallions this year. These are similar to ones pictured on the website, except that they are 3-inch medals, each furnished with a specially-colored ribbon. They have an archery design in the front, and the year and division in the back. As last year, Medallions will be provided to both the 1st (Gold) and 2nd place (Silver) Kingdoms in the Open division, and the first-place Kingdom archers in the other divisions.
As usual, I would like to see the winning archers recognized for their efforts on behalf of their Kingdoms, so if you are a Kingdom Marshal and would like to award the medallions to your archers, please contact me via email or phone to make arrangements. Alternatively, I will send the medallions to the individual archers, based on each person's preference. If you are a Kingdom Marshal of a winning Kingdom, or a winning archer, please contact me with your snail-mail information, so that I can send the medallions to you. This year I will put the order in early, so I expect to award the medallions in the next few weeks.
5) Finally, I would like to sincerely thank all of you who took the time to offer your thoughts on the proposed changes for next year. Almost a hundred archers from practically every Kingdom offered their views. Based on everyone's feedback, I am happy to confirm that we are keeping the period nocks requirement for the Period division. Also, as I had previously mentioned, I will add a "Documented Period Shoot" Division for the 2008 season. I will publish the specifics of the shoot, as well as its documentation, as the new season starts. Because of the short time remaining, this year I will provide the shoot, but I very much encourage you to research and come up with a documented Period shoot to be used for future seasons. YOu can submit your idea anytime throughout the coming season. At the end of the season I will select the best shoot for the next year, and the person that suggested the shoot will be rewarded with a special medallion. I hope this will encourage further research into period archery, as well as provide new shoots for everyone to enjoy. All information and documentation on the shoots will be kept on the website, so that it can be of use to archers everywhere.
Thank you again for your participation, efforts and support. My goal as always is to provide an interesting and fun competition to the archers of the SCA, while giving them an opportunity to represent their Kingdom and compete against other archers throughout the Society. This competition is there for you, and I encourage you to continue to send in your ideas, comments and concerns. This past season was the 30th season of the IKAC/IKCAC, and as the IKAC competition enters its 4th decade, I am committed to keeping it both interesting and challenging for the archers of the SCA. Thanks again to all of you, Happy New Year, and I look forward to the start of Season XXXI in the next few weeks.
Best regards, - Lorenzo
Webbed by Gregory Blount of Isenfir (Greg Lindahl)