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Inter-Kingdom Combat Archery Competition
Revised / Reviewed February 12, 2012
The Inter-Kingdom Combat Archery Competition seems to be one of the least know competitions that involves combat archery. I hope this section will show you how much fun it is and inspire you to start shooting it.
Many sites that we use at events are not safe to shoot combat archery in melees. This is due to the lay out of the battlefield and the safety concerns. That doesn’t mean you can’t shoot and represent your Kingdom in the IKCAC at the same event.
The IKCAC (Inter-Kingdom Combat Archery Competition) has many great features to it.
1. You only have to wear a SCA legal fighters helmet and half gauntlets for armor.
2. You do not have to be an authorized heavy weapons fighter to shoot it.
3. You can shoot the IKCAC at most sites because it is a more controlled shoot. You are shooting at a stationary target at different distances with a safety backdrop.
4. For those that are all ready combat archery authorized this competition is a great way to keep your skill level up and to get others interested.
Rules for the IKCAC (Inter-Kingdom Combat Archery Competition)
Target Plans for the IKCAC (Inter-Kingdom Combat Archery Competition)
Score Sheet for the IKCAC (Inter-Kingdom Combat Archery Competition)
Setting up the Competition:
1. Make a standing target using the above target plans.
2. Try and use a backstop for this shoot. I use an old target archery screen that is so old it won’t stop a target arrow but will a combat arrow. A large piece of plastic or canvas material work great also.
3. The target is placed at the front center of a nine foot wide by fifteen foot long marked rectangle on the ground.
4. This rectangle is only used for scoring on the 40 yard underhand round. I use pieces of plastic pipe that can be put together quickly to form the 9’ by 15’ box behind the target.
5. Print up a copy of the score sheet using the above PDF link.
6. Follow the rules, hold the shoot, fill out the score sheet and turn in.
The Different Rounds:
The Underhand Round at 40 yard range is shot first and them move on the closer ranges. This long range shooting is to simulate combat conditions in which you shoot furthest first.
Archer’s Choice allows you to pick 30, 20, or 10 yards as the range you will be shooting.
Pavise Round is shot at 10 yards.
Revised December 27, 2011