Royal Archers of the Outlands

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The Royal Archer is selected once per year at the at the Memorial Weekend events including Outlandish and one or more events in the north of the Kingdom. The victor of the tournament is the archer who shoots the highest score in the kingdom. The tournament is most often a half-IKAC (a standard end and a 30-second timed end at each of the distances: 40, 30 and 20 yards). While the tournament is held in at least two locations during the Memorial Weekend events, the same tournament is run at all locations. The organizers communicate the scores from each event and the victor is chosen.

Royal Archers serve the Crown for a period of one year. The Royal Archer's duties vary depending upon the Crown's desires and needs. At a minimum, the Royal Archer will host or assist in the running of the next Royal Archer Tournament and stand ready in Their Majesties' Courts when needed.

All Outlands archers who are members of the SCA and are ranked Yeoman and above are eligible to compete for the title. Outlands archers who are members of the SCA and are ranked Bowman may compete in the Qualification Rounds held prior to the tournament. If the archer should score 45 or more points, they are immediately advanced to the rank of Yeoman and are eligible to compete in the Royal Archer Tournament.

Archers must be ranked in the division which matches their equipment. If an archer is ranked Yeoman in Crossbow but Novice in Handbow, the archer may compete in the Royal Archer Tournament with Crossbow but not Handbow. If a child is ranked Yeoman in the Youth division, he or she may compete in the Royal Archer Tournament but must shoot at standard adult distances.


Royal Archers

SCA Name Home Group Year
Rand the Tracker of Oak Hollow Unser Hafen A.S. XXIX (May 1994)
Morcar of Axebridge Windkeep A.S. XXX (May 1995)
Steitan der Bogenschutze al-Barran A.S. XXXI (May 1996)
Ashikaga no Toshihiro (Hiro) Hinterland A.S. XXXII (May 1997)
Augustus the Piper Nahrun Kibrun A.S. XXXIII (May 1998)
Rand the Tracker of Oak Hollow Hawk’s Hollow A.S. XXXIV (May 1999)
Rognvald Longarm Rio de las Animas Perdidas A.S. XXXV (May 2000)
Larke the Fletcher Caerthe A.S. XXXVI (May 2001)
Ian Lindsey MacRae Fontaine dans Sable A.S. XXXVII (May 2002)
Daffyd of Emmet Caerthe A.S. XXXVIII (May 2003)
William Hawke de Warwyk Caerthe A.S. XXXIX (May 2004)
Ingvar Halvarson Caerthe A.S. XL (May 2005)
Don the Archer Caer Galen A.S. XLI (May 2006)
Angus Montgomery the Forrester Hawk’s Hollow A.S. XLII (May 2007)
Daffyd of Emmet Caerthe A.S. XLIII (May 2008)
Mika Longbow Caerthe A.S. XLIX (May 2009)
Rand the Tracker of Oak Hollow Caerthe A.S. XLV (May 2010)
William Hawke de Warwyk Caerthe A.S. XLVI (May 2011)
Mika Longbow Caerthe A.S. XLVII (August 2012)
Wolfgang Bienemann vom Swartzwald Hawk’s Hollow A.S. XLVIII (August 2013)
Mika Longbow Caerthe A.S. XLIX (August 2014)
Konrad von Alpirsbach Caer Galen A.S. L (September 2015)