Benefit Bull’s Eye Derby Tournament at 3-Day

Attention all Throwers! The Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog will be hosting a Benefit Bull’s Eye Derby tournament at our annual 3 Day event. We recently updated our thrown weapons loaner gear and this tournament will be a benefit to help offset the cost to the Barony.
The tournament will begin when the range opens on Saturday, July 14th and throwers can participate in the tournament until two hours before court starts.
To participate in the Derby, a thrower must pay $5 per attempt (20 throws), and they can make multiple attempts. The goal is to get as many bull’s eyes as possible with 20 throws. All throws are at the 10 foot range and with any combination of axes and/or knives. If a thrower makes multiple attempts, only their highest score counts toward receiving a prize. A tie will be broken with a free set of 5 throws for each thrower, scored in the same fashion as the Derby.
The Marshal running the range may display the current three high scores or tell anyone that asks what the high scores are (but will not state the names of the throwers).
We are planning on having prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, which we will try to display.

Metal Flinger Spring Meeting

Meeting Minutes from Metal Flingers Meeting 3-11-2016

The main topic on the agenda was the schedule for practices for Thrown Weapons and Archery for the new season. Katya, because of ongoing health related issues, has asked that we limit practices at our house to twice a month. Fortuitously, Gunther and Rosheen have already come up with a schedule for Throw Weapons practices at their range. Also this season, I would like to designate the second practice of the month as archery practice. The TW range will still be open for business but I will be on the archery range working on training my MIT (Lady Elizabeth) and getting Royal Rounds in. I will post the schedule separately.

Other issues were that we need some new butts for TW. The ones from last year are wearing out and a bit moldy. We are looking for softwood (pine or poplar) rounds at least 18” to 22” in diameter, no more than 6” thick. I will also be checking out our archery mats to see how many are still useable. The one from last season is pretty much shot out in the center (good shooting everyone!). It appears from checking on their website that Saunders Archery is no longer making the woven buffalo grass target matts that we have been using for over 15 years. When I get confirmation from them, I will start looking for an affordable, alternative, replacement matt.

Rosheen has also requested that we hold a Thrown Weapons and/or Archery tournament at a practice each month. This will help get our champions ready for the Pearls Competiton in August. So marshals, get your thinking caps on and come up with some challenging ideas.

We will have a busy summer for Archery & TW this year with the new Seven Pearls Tourneys added to our usual 3-day Event. Hope the Fingers that go to Pennsic get a chance to participate in the War Points.

I think that covers everything. Let me know if there is anything I forgot to mention.

THL Kenn the Just

TW & Archery Marshal, BBSB