Last-modified: December 12, 1997
One-way shooting, shooting six arrow ends
The clout maybe replaced by a 12" (twelve inch) square flag set as close to the ground as practicable to the ground level on a smooth vertical stick. The stick not projecting above the flag. Scores shall be determined according to the distance of the arrows from the flag stick. Within a radii of
18 inches - 5 points 3 feet - 4 points 6 feet - 3 points 9 feet - 2 points 12 feet - 1 point
Arrows which have hit and remain embedded in the Clout shall score 5 provided they are not embedded in a lower scoring ring where upon they score according to the ring in which they are embedded. Where it is not practical to draw lines on the ground , scores shall be determined with a non-stretch cord or tape looped round the centre stick and clearly marked to measure the various radii. The Scorer shall carry the taut cord round at ground level and one assistant at each "colour" shall withdraw and carry all the arrows from the "colour" for which he is responsible. An arrow lying loose on the ground shall be scored in accordance with the position of it's point.
Arrows shall then be placed in distinct groups on or stuck into the ground at the appropriate section of the scoring cord and competitors will call their scores in the usual manner, picking up their arrows as they do so.
A Clout round consists of 36 arrows.
Gentlemen - 9 score yards Ladies - 7 score yards Junior Gentlemen Under 18 years - 7 score yards Under 16 years - 6 score yards Under 14 years - 5 score yards Under 12 years - 4 score yards Junior Ladies Under 18 years - 6 score yards Under 16 years - 5 score yards Under 13 years - 4 score yards
This is an alternate form of the clout, as used by the Society for Creative Anachronism.
First, some history. The clout is, essentially, the job of raining fire down on the enemy, either on the battlefield or in a castle. The clout as shot in the SCA is of the latter type.
The set-up is as follows: the target is centered 100 yards from the firing line. The target consists of a circle of hay bales 30 feet in diameter, two layers solid (like bricklaying) and a third representing crenelations (leave out every other bale). Leave a space on each side to enter and exit the target.
This target represents the top of a castle tower. Any arrow falling within the circle of bales, on top of the front wall, or striking the inside of the back wall scores one (1) point. There are three cardboard cutout representations of soldiers, one in the center of the circle, and two about 4 yards outside of the circle, not exactly at 100 yards from the line (one is farther, one closer by unknown amounts, but roughly 5 yards). Any arrow striking the man in the tower scores 2 points, and the outside men score 3 points per hit (sucker shot!!!). The cutouts will also have weapons and shields, arrows striking here will score 0 (outside) and 1 (inside man).
Each archer shoots 6 arrows, no more, untimed.
Each "man" in the target also holds a pennon for windage. Spotting is not permitted.
The overall scoring of this is, as we shoot it: persons shooting for a particular alliance (it's WAR, OK?) have their points scored for that alliance, and the aggregate score for everyone on each side determines the overall winner.
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Last modified on Friday December 19, 1997