Events

There are four levels of archery events within the Kingdom of Caid: 
(1) Local,
(2) Regional;
(3) Kingdom, and

(4) Societal Events/Competitions.

The local level archery events draw primarily from archers within a given geographical area and are great opportunities to met others from your local area and learn from them.

The Regional archery events draw archers from multiple geographic areas for any given competition.

The Kingdom archery events draw archers from all over the Kingdom and give you a chance to test your skills against your fellow Kingdom archers.

The societal competitions draw archers from all over the Knowne world.  There are also societal competitions which do not require any travel to a specific event. These competitions include the Inter-Kingdom Archery Competition (IKAC), the Seasonal Society Archery Competitions (the SSACs), and the Grand Archery Tourney (GAT)

 

Lets start with the Local Level Competitions.

These events are the local practices where one may shoot Royal Rounds, the Society Seasonal Archery Challenges, Monthly Tourneys, and the Inter-Kingdom Archery Competitions.  For more information about these local level competitions, please click Here.

 

Lets look at the Regional Level Competitions


Winter Weekend (usually mid-January)(Barony of Calafia)
This multi-day event is hosted by the Barony of Calafia at the DeBenneville Pines Conference Center in the San Bernardo Mountains.  Reservations are usually required due to the limited number of attendees that the site can generally accommodate.
This event may have a combat archery component but does not usually have a regular archery component..
For addition information about this event, please check
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page  *
the Barony of Calafia facebook page *

 the Barony of Calafia website  or
the Kingdom of Caid calenda
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Chiv in the Chest (February)(Barony of Nordwache)
This weekend event hosted by the Barony of Nordwache at the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.
This event usually has thrown weapons and archery/crossbow competitions.
For addition information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page *

the Barony of Nordwache facebook page *

the Barony of Nordwache website  
or
the Kingdom of Caid calendar 

 

Lyondemere Arts and Archery (March)(Barony of Lyondemere)

This weekend event hosted by the Barony of Lyondemere at Woodley Park in the Sepulveda Dam Basin Recreation Area in Van Nuys, California.  Archery competitions usually run all day and include the traditional Lyondemere Dragon Hunt.  There are also crossbow and thrown weapons competitions.  For additional information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page  *
the Barony of Lyondemere facebook page *
the Barony of Lyondemere website or
the Kingdom of Caid calendar.

Gyldenholt/Calafia Friendship Tourney (March)(Barony of Gyldenholt)
This weekend event is hosted by the Barony of Gyldenholt at Cedar Grove Park in Tustin, California.
There may be archery competitions at this event.
For additional information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page  *
the Barony of Gyldenholt facebook page *
the Kingdom of Caid calendar.or
the Caid target archery facebook page *

 

Robin Hood Tourney (April)(Barony of the Angels)
This single event hosted by the Barony of the Angels at Woodley Park Archery Range in Van Nuys, California.
Archery/cross-bow competitions run all day.  There is also a thrown weapons competition.
For additional information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page  *
the Barony of Angels facebook page 
or
the Kingdom of Caid calendar.

 

al-Sahid Anniversary (April)(Shire of al-Sahid)
This weekend event hosted by the Shire of al-Sahid at Schmidt Park in Victorville, California.
Archery/cross-bow competitions run all day on Saturdays.  There is also a thrown weapons competition.
For additional information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page *
the Shire of Al-Sahid facebook page * or
the Kingdom of Caid calendar.

 

Starkhafn Anniversary (April)(Barony of Starkhafn)
This weekend event hosted by the Barony of Starkhafn at either Petrack Park or Simkins Park in Pahrump, Nevada.
Archery/cross-bow competitions run all day on Saturdays.  There is also a thrown weapons competition.
For additional information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page  *
the Barony of Starkhafn facebook page *
the Barony of Starkhafn website
the Starkhafn archers facebook page *  or
the Kingdom of Caid calendar

 

Nordwache Anniversary (April)(Barony of Nordwache)
This weekend event is hosted by the Barony of Nordwache at Hickey Park, Hanford, California.
Archery/cross-bow competitions run on both Saturday and Sunday. There is also a thrown weapons competition.
For additional information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid facebook page  *
the Barony of Nordwache facebook page *
the Kingdom of Caid calendar  or
the Caid Target archery facebook page *

 

Potrero War (usually May 24-28)(Barony of Calafia)
This multi-day event is hosted by the Barony of Calafia at Potrero County Park in Potrero, California.
The War occurs on Memorial Day weekend and generally runs for five days. It offers three days of range combat involving both throw weapons and archery.  The archery Championship usually includes Open, Period, and Crossbow divisions, as well as a wide variety of different Archery Competitions.
For additional information regarding this War, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid facebook page *
the 
Barony of Calafia facebook page under events,
the
Kingdom of Caid website, or
the Caid Target archery facebook page *

 

Gyldenholt Anniversary (June)(Barony of Gyldenholt) 
This weekend event hosted by the Barony of Gyldenholt at Cedar Grove Park in Tustin, California.
Archery competitions are usually run off site.
For additional information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page *
the Barony of Gyldenholt facebook page *
the Gyldenholt website or
the Kingdom of Caid calendar.

 

Highland War (usually August 31-September 4) (Shire of Al-Sahid)
This multiple day event is hosted by Shire of Al-Sahid.  The exact location may vary on a given year but it is generally located in Ridgecrest, California. Highland War offers typically two days of range combat, including both thrown weapons and archery, as well as a variety of different shoots.
For additional information concerning this War, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page* under events or
the Shire of Al-Sahid website.

 

Dreiburgen Anniversary (October)(Barony of Dreiburgen) 
This weekend event is hosted by the Barony of Dreiburgen and is held at Yucaipa Regional Park in Yucaipa, California.
Archery/cross-bow competitions run all day.  There is also a thrown weapons competition.
For additional information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page *
the Barony of Dreiburgen facebook page *
the Barony of Dreiburgen websiteor
the Kingdom of Caid calendar.

 

Agincourt Tournament (October)(Barony of Altavia)

This single day event is hosted by the Barony of Altavia and is held at Woodley Park at the Sepulveda Dam Basin Recreation Area in Van Nuys, California. Archery/cross-bow competitions run all day.  There is also a thrown weapons competition.   The Altavia Archery and Thrown Weapons Champions (Adults and Youth) are selected from the day’s competitors.
For additional information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page *
the Barony of Altavia facebook page *
the Barony of Altavia website  or
the Kingdom of Caid calendar.

Calafia Anniversary (October/November)(Barony of Calafia)
This single day event is hosted by the Barony of Altavia and is held at El Monte County Park in Lakeside, California.  There are archery/cross-bow competitions as well as a thrown weapons competition.  The Calafia Archery and Thrown Weapons Champions (Adults and Youth) are selected from the day’s competitors.
For additional information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page *
the Barony of Calafia facebook page *
the Barony of Calafia web page  or
the Kingdom of Caid calendar.

 

Naevehjem Anniversary (November)(Barony of Naevehjem)

This weekend event is hosted by the Barony of Naevehjem and is held at Freedom Park in Ridgecrest, California.
The archery and throw weapons competitions are held off site on Sunday.
The Naevehjem Archery and Thrown Weapons Champions are selected from the day’s competitors.
For additional information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page *
the Barony of Naevehjem facebook page *

the Barony of Naevehjem web page
the Kingdom of Caid calendar  or
the Caid Target Archery facebook page *

Lets look at the Kingdom Events

 

Great Western War (usually October 8-14)
This multiple day event is sponsored by the Kingdom of Caid and is held near Bakersfield, California, at the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area, 13601 Ironbark Rd, Taft, CA 93268. GWW offers three to four days of archery competitions and generally offers both night and day shoots.
For additional information regarding this War, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page * under events,
the Great Western War website. or
the Caid Target Archery facebook page *

 

Queen’s Championship (Winter)(January)
This weekend event is usually held in January.   The location and the exact date will vary.  This tournament is one of the more prestigious within the Kingdom.  There are usually archery/cross-bow competitions as well as a thrown weapons competition.  The Queen’s Champion for that Reign will be selected from the winners of the competition and are given the regalia of the office to wear for the duration of the reign.
For a listing of the past Queen’s Champions, please click Here.
For additional information concerning this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page *
the Kingdom of Caid calendar  or
the Caid Target Archery page *

 

This weekend event is usually held in June at the Rosemead High School located in Rosemead, California 91770. It offers a weekend of classes on arts, sciences, society skills, fighting techniques, and archery.  There are classes for beginners through advanced students.
For additional information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid calendar

 

Queen’s Championship (Summer)(July)
This weekend event is usually held in July.  The location and the exact date will vary.  This tournament is one of the more prestigious competitions within the Kingdom.  There are usually archery/cross-bow competitions as well as a thrown weapons competition.  The Queen’s Champion for that Reign will be selected from the winners of the competition and are given the regalia of the office to wear for the duration of the reign.
For a listing of the past Queen’s Champions, please click Here.
For additional information concerning this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page *
the Kingdom of Caid calendar or
the Caid Target Archery page *

 

Caid Open (Variable)

This weekend event is a double elimination Royal Round tournament style competition. The location and date of the Caid Open varies.  It is one of the more prestigious competitions within the Kingdom.  This competition is held once per calendar year.  The winner of the competition holds the title of Caidian Champion Archer.  The competition has a open and period handbow division and a open and period crossbow division.  It also had a thrown weapons tourney.
For information about the location and date of this event,  please see:
the Kingdom of Caid Facebook page *
the Kingdom of Caid calendar or
the Caid Target Archery page *

 

Lets look at the Societal Events

 

Estrella War (usually February 18-24)(Kingdom of Atenveldt)
This week long event is hosted by the Kingdoms of Atenveldt and the Outlands at Schnepf Farms, 24610 E. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, Arizona  85142.  This War offers multiple days of archery, combat archery, and thrown weapons competition.
For additional information about this event, please see:
The Kingdom of Atenveldt facebook page *

Gulfs War (usually March 14-22) (Kingdom of Gleann Abhann)
This week long event is hosted by the Kingdom of Gleann at King’s Arrow Ranch, 26 King’s Highway, Luberton, Missouri, 39455.  This War offers multiple days of archery, combat archery, and thrown weapons competition.
For additional information about this event, please see:
the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann website * 

 

Pennsic War (usually July/August)

This multiple-week event is hosted by the Kingdoms of the East and the Middle at Cooper’s Lake Campground, Slippery Rock, PA  16057. It is the largest single event in the SCA with attendance that will exceed 10,000 people.  This event offers multiple days of archery competitions, thrown weapon competitions, and combat archery.

Lets look at the Societal Competitions


In addition to the Societal Events, there are other societal wide competitions do not require travel.  They are shot at individual practices or Baronial level events. These Competitions include:
(1) Inter-Kingdom Archery Competitions,
(2) the Seasonal Society Archery Challenges, and
(3) the Grand Archery Competition.

 

The Inter-Kingdom Archery Competition/Inter-Kingdom Combat Archery Competition (IKAC/IKCAC)
The IKAC is a target Archery tournament that allows archers from all over the Knowne World to complete in an SCA wide competition on behalf of their Kingdoms. The IKCAC is a combat Archery Tourney that enables combat archers to participate in a similar type of tourney format. Both tournaments begin on February 1 and end on December 1. The IKAC as multiple divisions, including (1) open target archery, (2) period archery, (3) cross-bow, and (4) a Youth division for younger archers. This competition is open to all archers across the SCA. Archers within Caid shoot and submit their scores to Archery Marshals/Captains of Archers, who then submit those scores to the SCA Archery Score Website. These scores are then placed into individual division depending upon the type of bow and the age of the archer. The three highest-scoring archers within a Kingdom become a team. The average of the top three archers is then compared against other Kingdom’s top three archers to determine Kingdom rankings and, ultimately, the winners of the tournament. For information about the IKAC, click Here. For information about the IKCAC, click Here.

The Seasonal Societal Archery Challenges
The purpose of the SSACs is to provide a series of interesting archery competitions that test different shooting skills. The Competitions are sponsored by the Quivers & Quarrels, the SCA Archery Community. There are four SSACs per year. The Winter Competition runs from December 1 to February 28. The Spring Competition runs from March 1 to May 31. The Summer Competition runs from June 1 to August 31. The Fall Competition runs from September 1 to November 30. There are five divisions of competition: (1) Period Handbow, (2) Open Handbow, (3) Period Crossbow, (4) Open Crossbow, and (5) Youth. How do you participate? You, or others, make the target for that specific SSAC, shoot the competition, and submit your score to the supervising Archery Marshal/Captain of Archer. They will then submit those scores to the SCA Archery Score Website. Each archer’s score is posted in the correct division dependent upon the type of bow/equipment and the archer’s age.  At any given time, archers from ten to twelve different Kingdoms participate in the competition. The SSACs are a great way to hone various aspects of your skill and to compete against Archers from across the SCA without ever leaving home. The top ten archers of each division are awarded two archery coins as a token of their skill in the SSAC. The SSACs are shot at individual practices and Baronial events. For additional information regarding the SSACs, click Here.

 

The Grand Archery Tourney
The GAT is a system that allows archers across the SCA to complete and compare their performance to archers throughout the SCA. Many archers shoot Royal Rounds, IKACs, the SSACs, and similar standardized competitions where the target type, ranges, and the number of ends are the same whenever shot. The GAT intends to allow scores obtained in these competitions to be recorded and for a competitors’ final standings to be calculated based upon their performance relative to other shooters and displayed for comparison. At any point in time, there are close to 2,000 archers who are competing in the GAT.  If individual archery competitions are seen as sprints, the GAT is a marathon. For additional information regarding the GAT, click Here.