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Inter-Kingdom Combat Archery Competition

The Inter-Kingdom Combat Archery Competition seems to be one of the least known 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)

The rules are pretty simple and clear and can be found here:

Target Plans for the IKCAC (Inter-Kingdom Combat Archery Competition)

The target is made of plywood and has a swinging door in the chest and another where a helmet grill would be.  The target plans can be downloaded here 

The final target will look something like this:

Score Sheet for the IKCAC (Inter-Kingdom Combat Archery Competition)

The score sheet helps you understand the choices you have in how you want to shoot the contest.  The further back you shoot on the different stages, the higher the points for each hit, but it is also harder to hit the target.  The closer you are the easier it is to hit the target but the hits are worth less points.   The score sheet can be downloaded here:

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.

In the regular end you shoot 12 arrows and have a two minute time limit. 

In the speed end you shoot as many arrows as you can within two minutes

Archer’s Choice allows you to pick 30, 20, or 10 yards as the range you will be shooting.  

In the regular end you shoot 12 arrows and have a two minute time limit. 

In the speed end you shoot as many arrows as you can within to minutes

Pavise Round is shot at 10 yards.  

In the regular end you shoot 12 arrows and have a two minute time limit. 

In the speed end you shoot as many arrows as you can within to minutes 

Read the rules to see how you are to be positioned to shoot.