Archery Events

Activities and location subject to change due to the weather.

Range 1
9:00 am
Range opens
9:30 am
10:00 am
Polka Dots
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
Range closed for lunch
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
For the Birds Shoot
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
Range Closed for Court
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
Royal Rounds
4:00 pm
Range Teardown
4:30 pm
5:00 pm

Polka Dots

This shoot is a twist of a Royal Round. The original was done at an Atlantian event designed by Tristan di Lupo from Sacred Stone. In his the yellow dot was in the center with four of each color arranged around it working out just like the standard FITA target. This shoot uses the same concept, but rearranges it so that the dots will fit on a standard 36″ circular target backer.


Please read the SSAC General Rules, as these apply to all SSAC shoots. Below are the additional rules for this specific shoot.


This shoot discs that are similar in size to the standard 60cm FITA target, only adjusted for ease of creation. In the center of the target is a single blue disc yellow disc that is 14″ diameter. Placed vertically and horizontally around it are four red discs that are 8″ diameter, these are place with a 1/2″ gap between the discs. Placed at the diagonals from the blue disc and between the red discs are four yellow discs that are 4″ in diameter, these are spaced roughly equally distant from the red and blue discs.



Just to change things up this is shot at 25, 35, and 45 yards, with a 45 sec timed round at 25 yards. Youth Ranges: 15, 25, 35, timed at 15.



The scoring is the same as a Royal Round; yellow=5, red=4, blue=3. Misses and extra hits count as zero.


Running the Shoot:

Just like your standard Royal Round, you have six arrows for each of the un-timed rounds. HOWEVER, you may not hit the red or yellow discs twice during a round, secondary hits do not count. All hits to the blue disc count. During the Timed round you must hit ALL the discs before doubling up on any disc, same for tripling up.

Royal Rounds

The Royal Round is composed of 4 ends. One end each of 6 arrows at 20, 30, 40 yard and a 30 second timed end at 20 yards. These can be done in any order, but once a Royal Round is started it cannot be interrupted until complete. Prior to the start of the Royal Round the archer must declare their intent to begin.



There are two standard target faces used in SCA archery. The 24-inch (60 cm) five-color target (also known as the Las Vegas style or FITA target) is the required target for Royal Rounds and Inter-Kingdom Archery Competition (IKAC) tournaments. The colors are gold in the center, followed in turn by red, blue, black, and ending with white as the outer band. The agreed SCA scoring values are:

  • Gold 5 points (6 cm  radius or 12 cm diameter)
  • Red 4 points (from Gold to 24 cm diameter)
  • Blue 3 points (from Red to 36 cm diameter)
  • Black 2 points (from Blue to 48 cm diameter)
  • White 1 point (from Black to 60 cm diameter)


The other is also a 60 cm target, but is a more ‘Period’ adaptation of the FITA target, used to score those competing in the PERIOD division. The ‘Period’ target is also 24 inches (60 cm), and can easily be made on the obverse of a regular FITA target by using the colors and dimensions given here:

  • Gold 8 points (3 cm radius or 6 cm diameter)
  • Green 4 points (from Gold to 24 cm diameter)
  • White 2 points (from Green to 60 cm diameter)


Arrows that touch the line into another color are scored in the archers favor skewing toward the higher point value.

About the Barony of Sternfeld

The Barony of Sternfeld is a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational organization.

Our lands include the city of Indianapolis, IN and surrounding counties of Hamilton, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Shelby, and Johnson (north of SR 44) counties in Indiana.