NATION

PASSWORD

NationStates Archery Open 2 [NSAO|IC]

A battle ground for the sportsmen and women of nations worldwide. [In character]
User avatar
Qasden
Diplomat
 
Posts: 892
Founded: Jun 09, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

NationStates Archery Open 2 [NSAO|IC]

Postby Qasden » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:50 pm





WELCOME TO PORT HARSTON!

Port Harston is a city on the coast Southern Qasden. Founded nearly 200 years ago, the town was founded by Qad Cartographer and Sailor, Whittaker Harston, as a port that'd act as the connecter between East and West Qasden. Today, the city is responsible for approximately 543,000 residents, Over $100 Trillion NSD in imports and exports, and 17% of the nation's feline population.

The city today, not only the nation's largest and most important trade port, is home to Qasden's fishing industry, with approximately 30 marinas and T-heads spread across the Harstonite waters and 40% of all occupations in the city. In the western parts of the city, you can expect to see small patches of beach, attracting nearly 110% of the city's population in tourism. The weather is not some of the greatest, with rain expected to occur once every three-four games, but with weather comes flora, and in Port Harston, over 200 different kinds of plants unique to Qasden exist here.

Formatting and Tiebreakers

Like the previous tournaments of the NSAO2 tour, nations entering the open are eligible to enlist a maximum of 6 archers to compete in the individuals tournament, with at least 3 to be entered into the team portion of the event. Nations will automatically be admitted to the team tournament if the amount is reached, unless otherwise declined by the operating user of said entering nation. Including ranked archers, ALL entered players and teams will compete in a mass shooting round in their respective category. The top 64 individuals and top 8 teams of the mass shoot will advance into the KOs.

Once the round has been conducted, those advancing will be seeded into a 1v1 knockout bracket that will whittle away the competition. Tiebreakers in both the mass shooting phase and the knockout phase will follow as: 1. Points 2. Bullseyes 3. Tens 4. Drawing of Lots/H2H Round (DoL for MS;H2H for 1v1). In addition to the main events, a bullseye competition will also be incorporated into this NSAO tournament, with the top 2 archers per nation via # of bullseyes in the mass shoot being entered. There the entered archers' bullseyes will be added as they advance along the KOs, with a maximum # of KO rounds being between 3-7.

Schedule


Wednesday, August 9th: Individual Mass Shoot
Thursday, August 10th: Team Mass Shoot
Friday, August 11th: Break Day
Saturday, August 12th: Individual Ro64, Top Half; Bullseye Mass Shoot 2
Sunday, August 13th: Individual Ro64, Bottom Half; Bullseye Mass Shoot 3
Monday, August 14th: Break Day
Tuesday, August 15th: Individual Ro32, Top Half; Bullseye Mass Shoot 4
Wednesday, August 16th: Individual Ro32, Bottom Half; Bullseye Mass Shoot 5
Thursday, August 17th: Individual Ro16, Top Half; Bullseye Mass Shoot 6
Friday, August 18th: Individual Ro16, Bottom Half; Bullseye Mass Shoot 7Individual and Team Quarterfinals
Saturday, August 19th: Individual and Team Quarterfinals
Sunday, August 20th: Individual and Team Semifinals
Monday, August 21st: Individual and Team Final

Cutoffs are expected to occur between 1700-2000 (5 PM-8 PM) CDT
Sporting Achievements
World Cup Ranking:25th;KPB: 22.95; Style: +1
Sole Host of the Qasden Open, but also (Co)Hosted- Cup of Harmony 71, Baptism of Fire 67, MLB V, WLC 26,
IBC 23, and NSAO2; founder of NSAO and enthusiast of cats!

User avatar
Qasden
Diplomat
 
Posts: 892
Founded: Jun 09, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Qasden » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:50 pm



Individuals Bracket


Team Bracket


Bullseye Competition Contestants


TBA




You may now begin RPing
Last edited by Qasden on Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:00 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Sporting Achievements
World Cup Ranking:25th;KPB: 22.95; Style: +1
Sole Host of the Qasden Open, but also (Co)Hosted- Cup of Harmony 71, Baptism of Fire 67, MLB V, WLC 26,
IBC 23, and NSAO2; founder of NSAO and enthusiast of cats!

User avatar
West Phoenicia
Diplomat
 
Posts: 618
Founded: Jun 25, 2017
New York Times Democracy

Postby West Phoenicia » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:35 pm

Image



Getting to know our Archers:




1.Amelia Defence:

25 year old Ameila hails from Jackson; West Phoenicia. Ameila and her twin brother Christian have been playing archery since the age of 12.
Ameila is the top West Phoenician female archer after placing first at the West Phoenician Archery Slam.
She qualified for the Aeropag Summer Olympic Games where she reached 16th finals round.
Amelia is the proclaimed queen of the NS Archery circuit.

To add to Amelia's rewards she has recently won gold in Women's archery at the latest Olympic Games in Kelssek and Vekaiyu. She is currently ranked 2nd and a great performance at this tournament in Port Harston should push her into first place overall.

2. Pete Long:

31 year old Pete hails from Tallahassee Central, West Phoenicia. He was president of his high school archery club and went onto represent West Phoenicia at the college level under a sporting scholarship.

He currently is ranked Top male archer in West Phoenicia after winning the West Phoenician Archery Slam, and winning bronze at the Confederate Games in West Phoenicia against other countries in his region.
He qualified for the Aeropag Summer Olympic Games and ended up placing in the 32nd finals round.

Pete Long had a better performance at the Kelssek and Vekaiyu Olympics games where he was able to outdo the competition to return home with a silver medal.

3.Marion Hood:

18 year old Marion hails from Upper West Phoenicia. Aside from archery she is also an officer in the West Phoenician Air Force.

Her father is the President of the West Phoenician Archery Federation, she did not play at Aeropag Summer Olympic Games due to attending an Officer Selection Board for the West Phoenician Air Force. However she did play at the Kelssek and Vekaiyu Olympics where a shoulder injury forced her from the game after round of 16.


4.Tim Woods:

20 year old. Won the reality t.v program who wants to be the next archery star.

Hails from Africana Territory where he would describe himself as a new age hippy. Friendly and outgoing, archery is more of a leisure activity which would explain why he ranked 94th overall.

5. Christian Defence:

Amelia's twin brother has also been playing archery most of his life, but his much lower ranked than his sister.

Nicer than his sister he is known as a party boy around the West Phoenician clubs. Enjoys having a good time, but also puts the hard work in to work harder at becoming a better archer.

6. Lady Violet Hungary II

23 year old daughter of Violet Hungary, leader of the West Phoenician Greens. Lady Violet Hungary II does not agree with her mothers political stance. At 20 she married Lord Moses Ascott where she was bestowed the title of lady. She keeps her maiden name for international sporting events. This will be her first international event outside of West Phoenician tournaments and the Confederate games where she placed 4th.

Lady Violet Hungary II will take the place of Franky England who has resigned after the abused she suffered at the hands of Amelia Defence at the latest Olympic games over Louis Vuitton shoes.

User avatar
House of Judah
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1088
Founded: Nov 28, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby House of Judah » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:02 pm

The Judean Royal Archery Team
has had an amazing cycle. Two team tournament wins, three in the individual category and a bullseye competition win, along with a close second place finish in the latest team tournament and bullseye competition and has made them the current most winning team in multiverse archery. The current top ranked team in NSAO, with every member in the top 20, Judea now looks to cementing their spot as number one at the final tournament of this NSAO cycle.


Oren benMaayan
hails from the working-class Shapira neighborhood of Yafo. Though an avid reader of fantasy novels growing up, he never had an opportunity to pull bow until his first year of college. He initially missed the cut on the Technical Institute of Yafo archery team only to be tapped for a training and alternate spot a few weeks later when another student was expelled for drug use. Practicing long and hard, benMaayan became one of the most accomplished archers in the school’s history and graduated last year as the team’s captain. He is the youngest member of the Judean team, but don’t let that fool you. He has already climbed into the top 20, advancing as far as the Round of 16 during the Nassau Bay Trophy before being eliminated by fellow Judean Lior batAryeh.


Bithiah batTzvi
of Meidvah, always seen with her signature six ring along her right ear, is perhaps one of the most distinctive archers around. Though often participating in archery activities when she was younger, she developed a taste for music during her early adolescence, particularly rock and metal. She briefly put the bow aside in favor of developing her powerful voice, but this was not to last. During a band practice one day, one of the fellow members of her band ‘Yam ha-Mavet’ [Sea of Death] found her bow and convinced her to incorporate her archery into the act. Archery trick shots now feature heavily in the band's shows. BatTzvi does not yet have any archery medals to her name, but she is certainly hungry for it now that she had started pursuing archery concurrent to her musical career. Advancing as far as the Round of 16 at Yafo and Nassau Bay, she has made quite the splash in archery circles by jumping into the top 50 after her first tournament and top 15 after her second. Her star is rising and it only has up to go.


Melech benAmnon
is from Har HaTsofim in Yerushalayim. He has participated in archery competitions for most of his life and had a great deal of success in the junior leagues. After graduating to adult national events, however, he has found himself frustrated and denied a final in such events. Though often getting as far as quarter- or semi-finals in national competitions, he still has yet to earn any championships, an aggravating status for him. Undeterred, he has begen competing internationally where, true to his trend, he advanced as far as the Quarterfinals before falling to fellow Judeans Lior batAryeh and Lihi batKidla, both of whom went on to win the tournament after defeating their comrade. It’s still been good enough to net him a spot as the eleventh overall archer in the multiverse.


Lihi batKidla
of Ashkelon is one of Judea’s most highly decorated archers on the national stage and, as of Nassau Bay, an international title holder, making this impressive archer 9th in the multiverse. BatKidla is an expert bowess, having first become interested in the sport while attending summer camp in her youth. She continued to participate in archery in youth competitions and eventually stepped onto the national stage. She took the top spot during the mass shoot in Calix City, but fell during the next shoot when she faced off against younger team member Lior batAryeh, and advanced to the Round of 16 before falling short by three point during the Royal Judean Archery Cup. Finally, at Nassau Bay, she claimed an international title of her own. BatKidla recently attended the opening for the film Yael, a historical drama focused on Yael bat Yitzchak, a medieval Judean princess and spymaster, in which she held the title role. The film is already receiving critical acclaim, both at home and abroad.


Eyal benOren
a software developer from Aitit, began his experience with a bow early in life when his father would take him bowhunting for deer. From those early times he has continued to shoot bow through secondary and tertiary schools. Eyal benOren began professional competing after graduating from the Royal University of Dammeśeq. He currently holds two national championship titles and took the top slot at the Calix City Open where he surpassed Pete Long of West Phoencia to claim victory. A solid, if not consistent performer, he currently stands as fourth ranked archer in multiverse.


Lior batAryeh
of Eilat, formerly the youngest member of the Judean team, and with only four years in national circuit, she has already scored a national and international championship win. She won the the juniors competition in her first post-collegiate tournament, and has been a force to reckon with ever since. She took third in the Calix City Open, defeating Michael Reboss of Frestovenia, and the top slot while shooting on Judean turf during the Royal Judean Archery Cup. She currently stands as the number three archer in the multiverse, behind Tyler Ponaski of Qasden and self-proclaimed but often disliked ‘Queen of NS Archery’ Amelia Defence of West Phoenicia.

User avatar
Qasden
Diplomat
 
Posts: 892
Founded: Jun 09, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Qasden » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:28 pm





Individual Qualifier Mass Shoot Results

R# NAME NAT PTS 10 BE

1 Tyler Ponaski (QAD) 675 36 4
2 Pete Long (KWP) 675 33 10
3 Eyal benOren (JUD) 672 31 7
4 Amelia Defence (KWP) 666 27 6
5 Lior batAryeh (JUD) 666 25 8
6 Marion Hood (KWP) 659 27 6
7 Lihi batKidla (JUD) 655 21 3
8 Marlie Yikati (QAD) 650 21 7
9 Bithiah batTzvi (JUD) 650 18 2
10 Tim Wood (KWP) 649 19 2
11 Reagan Browne (NGD) 648 20 3
12 Gary Paganetti (COL) 645 15 7
13 Scott Blanchett (COL) 644 17 5
14 Daisy Chandler (COL) 639 19 2
15 Melech benAmnon (JUD) 639 15 3
16 Kyle Newhaven (NGD) 639 15 1
17 Mihaela Smith (NTN) 638 11 1
18 Mihaela Sousa (NTN) 638 8 1
19 Gavin Hathaway (NGD) 636 13 3
20 Jacob Curry (NGD) 635 17 2
21 Brittney Curtis (NGD) 635 16 4
22 Paul Newton (NGD) 635 15 5
23 Ion Ionescu (NTN) 634 12 0
24 Mihai Petrescu (NTN) 634 8 2
25 Elgandir Teithion (SHA) 634 8 1
26 Medellin Tazano (QAD) 631 12 2
27 Mack Rule (COS) 630 13 1
28 Ingram Brodeur (COL) 630 10 3
29 Progor Progorson (SHA) 630 8 0
30 Cody Krockenberger (COL) 630 7 0
31 Lyric Cusat (QAD) 629 9 1
32 Oren benMaayan (JUD) 628 16 2
33 Ion Cabral (NTN) 628 14 1
34 Hadush Higdushson Yetihewer (SHA) 628 8 1
35 Farrell Robson (COL) 628 8 0
36 Christian Defence (KWP) 627 12 1
37 Lady Violet Hungary II (KWP) 626 10 2
38 Andrea Plummer (COS) 626 10 1
39 Brigar Brilodaughter (SHA) 626 9 0 (drawing of lots)
40 Jafari Faraji (TAN) 626 9 0 (drawing of lots)
41 Hteri Cherzath (CTU) 626 6 0
42 Diamond Hart (QAD) 625 10 2
43 Radish Radishson (SHA) 625 9 2
44 Luigi Moras (COS) 625 8 1
45 Iohanna Amúlio (NTN) 625 8 0
46 Rhyi Termoth (CTU) 625 5 0
47 Kakena Kereenyaga (TAN) 624 5 0
48 Owais Yasin (SJA) 623 7 1
49 David Acuais (QAD) 623 7 0
50 Tyra Vashnakdaughter (SHA) 622 8 2
51 Claire Richet (COS) 622 6 0
52 Victoire Chapelle (ALN) 620 6 1
53 Ikeno Keanjaho (TAN) 620 5 0
54 Rani Sadolikar (COS) 618 7 0
55 Luqman Ali (SJA) 617 7 0
56 Haris Rafiq (SJA) 617 6 2
57 Jumaane Bayanan (TAN) 617 5 0
58 Cédric Pascal (ALN) 617 1 0
59 Gérald Guilloux (ALN) 616 6 1
60 Younis Fareed (SJA) 615 7 1
61 Zayd Al Tamimi (SJA) 615 6 0
62 Nadira Raziya (TAN) 614 7 0
63 Abdel Qadir Farouq (SJA) 612 4 1
64 Chug Cherhlai (CTU) 611 4 0


65 Habib Mshindi (TAN) 611 3 0
66 Tarvoyant Dodd (COS) 610 3 0
67 Gwendoline Delsarte (ALN) 609 4 0
68 Romane Azéma (ALN) 608 4 2
69 Mariette Blaise (ALN) 607 3 0


Brackets to be revealed.
Last edited by Qasden on Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Sporting Achievements
World Cup Ranking:25th;KPB: 22.95; Style: +1
Sole Host of the Qasden Open, but also (Co)Hosted- Cup of Harmony 71, Baptism of Fire 67, MLB V, WLC 26,
IBC 23, and NSAO2; founder of NSAO and enthusiast of cats!

User avatar
Qasden
Diplomat
 
Posts: 892
Founded: Jun 09, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Qasden » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:45 pm





Team Qualifier Mass Shoot Results

R# NAME NAT PTS 10 BE

1 ImageJudea 2021 99 27
2 ImageQasden 1965 71 13
3 ImageNew Gelderland 1958 70 16
4 ImageWest Phoenicia 1947 59 14
5 ImageCosumar 1946 59 13
6 ImageColdfield 1908 35 3
7 ImageNatanians and Nosts 1888 26 4
8 ImageAclion 1887 19 0


9 ImageCtuhltii 1861 19 2
10 ImageShurjah 1860 17 1
11 ImageTanzania 1849 15 0
12 ImageTribes of Sharna 1844 14 0
Last edited by Qasden on Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Sporting Achievements
World Cup Ranking:25th;KPB: 22.95; Style: +1
Sole Host of the Qasden Open, but also (Co)Hosted- Cup of Harmony 71, Baptism of Fire 67, MLB V, WLC 26,
IBC 23, and NSAO2; founder of NSAO and enthusiast of cats!

User avatar
Ctulhtii
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 21
Founded: Oct 17, 2014
Ex-Nation

Postby Ctulhtii » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:59 pm

Ctuhltii Archery Association wrote:Ctulhtii men advance to knockout round - out of team event
The Ctulhti archers, first time taking part in an international archery event, did well in the individual mass shoot qualifiers on Thursday at the NSAO2 in Port Harston, Qasden. As expected, Hteri Cherzath was the strongest of the Ctulhti men shooting a decent 626 points, earning him the 42nd position.

"There were some nerves for sure at the beginning of the mass shoot but I feel I settled in well. I struggled to get tens but other than that the result was okay. I'm hopeful of my chances", said Cherzath.

Rhyi Termoth was 46th in the mass shoot with 625 points and Chug Cherhlai was the last one to qualify with 611 points.

"I enjoyed it out there, I really did. Sidewind made it difficult at times but I'm very happy with the result and it gives me a lot of confidence going forward. I'm just going to enjoy myself and see how far I can get", said delighted Termoth who was only three points shy of his personal best of 628 points.

The bracket for the individual knockout round is yet to be announced. In the teams mass shooting the Ctuhlti men were 9th best, just missing the top-8 that qualified for the knockout round.

User avatar
Qasden
Diplomat
 
Posts: 892
Founded: Jun 09, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Qasden » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:26 pm

Image
CUTOFF
First knockout coming in hot! Can you go on?



NSAO2 Individuals R64 (Top Half)


Tyler Ponaski (QAD) 113–103 Chug Cherhlai (CTU)


Oren benMaayan (JUD) 102–110 Ion Cabral (NTN)


Kyle Newhaven (NGD) 104–109 David Acuais (QAD)


Mihaela Smith (NTN) 104–102 Owais Yasin (SJA)


Marlie Yikati (QAD) 107–99 Jumaane Bayanan (TAN)


Elgandir Teithion (SHA) 103–100 Jafari Faraji (TAN)


Bithiah batTzvi (JUD) 110–102 Haris Rafiq (SJA)


Mihai Petrescu (NTN) 103–106 Hteri Cherzath (CTU)


Amelia Defence (KWP) 108–101 Zayd Al Tamimi (SJA)


Progor Progorson (SHA) 107–104 Christian Defence (KWP)


Scott Blanchett (COL) 109–105 Victoire Chapelle (ALN)


Jacob Curry (NGD) 104–106 Iohanna Amúlio (NTN)


Lior batAryeh (JUD) 116–103 Younis Fareed (SJA)


Ingram Brodeur (COL) 104–101 Lady Violet Hungary II (KWP)


Gary Paganetti (COL) 110–102 Ikeno Keanjaho (TAN)


Brittney Curtis (NGD) 104–102 Luigi Moras (COS)
Last edited by Qasden on Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Sporting Achievements
World Cup Ranking:25th;KPB: 22.95; Style: +1
Sole Host of the Qasden Open, but also (Co)Hosted- Cup of Harmony 71, Baptism of Fire 67, MLB V, WLC 26,
IBC 23, and NSAO2; founder of NSAO and enthusiast of cats!

User avatar
West Phoenicia
Diplomat
 
Posts: 618
Founded: Jun 25, 2017
New York Times Democracy

Postby West Phoenicia » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:10 am

Image



The NS Archery Open is now truly under way as hopeful archers from around the world decend upon
Port Harston in the nation of Qasden. One of West Phoenicia main opponents and competition.

Image


West Phoenicia brought along one of their chorus groups to broadcast the woes and triumphs of Team West Phoenicia. West Phoenicia had a section reserved for friends, family, fans and dignitaries.
Highlighting the gold medal win of Amelia Defence at the Kelssek and Vekaiyu Olympic Games. And the Silver win of Pete Long at the same games.

Amelia Defence arrived at the field adorned in a long flowing West Phoenician purple dress, and wearing her gold medal waving to the fans and soaking in the attention as she took on
Zayd Al Tamimi of Shurjah, easily taking out her competition 108-101. She blew her trade mark kiss as her competitors left the field and she stayed as the West Phoenician chorus voiced her victory and she stayed to sign an autograph from a lucky fan. Others were disappointed but she promised an autograph each game for one lucky fan.

Christian Defence had a short stay at Port Harston after losing against Progor Progorson of fhe Tribes of Sharna, and newbie Lady Violet Hungary II who made her grand international debut lost against Ingram Brodeur of Cosumar.

Tomorrow power houses Pete Long and Marion Hood along with Tim Wood will make an appearance in the holes of knocking out their rivals so they can progress.
Last edited by West Phoenicia on Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:11 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
House of Judah
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1088
Founded: Nov 28, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby House of Judah » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:00 pm

Lior batAryeh and Bithiah batTzvi knocked fists as they made their way back to the locker room, then Bithiah swung an arm around Oren benMaayan’s shoulder to comfort him in his loss.

“116-103. I think that might be one of the most lopsided wins in NSAO history,” Lior bragged jovially.

“Nah,” Oren replied. “Browne took Frecado 116-100 at Nassau Bay.”

“I didn’t say the most, I said one of the most,” Lior countered.

“Whatever.” Oren looked over his shoulder, then back ahead. “Look, you two might want to be careful tonight.” Lior looked over at him questioningly. “Shurjah isn’t exactly the most enlightened locale, and they have a pretty bad track record when it comes to Jews and women. To have two of them knocked out at once by Jewish women, and so decisively…”

“Aw… are you worried about your big sisters?” Bithiah mocked, mussing up his hair.

“Hey, no kidding, alright? Some regions of the multiverse aren’t all that fond of Jews, especially ones with Jewish nations in the Levant, and the way those two looked at you after you out shot them… I mean, hell, they wouldn’t even shake hands with you!”

“We’re in Qasden. So, one, there’s not even a Levant in this universe for them to care about, and two, they’re athletes, not extremists. They aren’t going to attack us.”

“Maybe.” Oren still looked worried. Bithiah and Lior shared a look.

“Come on, big boy,” Bithiah said. “Let’s hit a pub and celebrate Lior’s and my success. I’m buying.”

“That could be fun,” agreed Oren. The three got out of their archery gear and went on for a night of drinking and fun.

User avatar
Qasden
Diplomat
 
Posts: 892
Founded: Jun 09, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Qasden » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:53 pm

Image
CUTOFF
Second half of the Round of 64! Let's give a moment of silence to the defeated.



NSAO2 Individual Round of 64 (Bottom Half)



Pete Long (KWP) 111–99 Abdel Qadir Farouq (SJA)


Lyric Cusat (QAD) 106–105 Hadush Higdushson Yetihewer (SHA)


Melech benAmnon (JUD) 104–102 Tyra Vashnakdaughter (SHA)


Mihaela Sousa (NTN) 99–97 Kakena Kereenyaga (TAN)


Lihi batKidla (JUD) 113–106 Cédric Pascal (ALN)


Medellin Tazano (QAD) 105–102 Brigar Brilodaughter (SHA)


Tim Wood (KWP) 109–108 Luqman Ali (SJA)


Ion Ionescu (NTN) 105–104 Diamond Hart (QAD)


Eyal benOren (JUD) 113
–108 Nadira Raziya (TAN)


Cody Krockenberger (COL) 105–107 Farrell Robson (COL)


Daisy Chandler (COL) 107–105 Claire Richet (COS)


Gavin Hathaway (NGD) 106
–101 Rhyi Termoth (CTU)


Marion Hood (KWP) 109–103 Gérald Guilloux (ALN)


Mack Rule (COS) 99–105 Andrea Plummer (COS)


Reagan Browne (NGD) 109
–102 Rani Sadolikar (COS)


Paul Newton (NGD) 105–104 Radish Radishson (SHA)
Last edited by Qasden on Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Sporting Achievements
World Cup Ranking:25th;KPB: 22.95; Style: +1
Sole Host of the Qasden Open, but also (Co)Hosted- Cup of Harmony 71, Baptism of Fire 67, MLB V, WLC 26,
IBC 23, and NSAO2; founder of NSAO and enthusiast of cats!

User avatar
House of Judah
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1088
Founded: Nov 28, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby House of Judah » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:10 pm

The Judeans sat around the bar, conversing jovially and commiserating with Oren benMaayan over his early departure from the tournament. Or, rather, most of them were. Lior batAryeh was, once again, hustling the locals at the pool table. The money went to a good cause, of course, keeping her teammates in drinks.

“You know,” Eyal benOren said, “I feel like something’s been missing in the tournament. Wasn’t there supposed to be another bullseye competition going on?”

“Yeah, you’re right,” replied Lihi batKidla. What happened with that? There was supposed two more shoots already.

“Who knows. Maybe the hosts got lazy.” Lihi shrugged.

“Maybe.” She spun around in her chair. “Okay… it might be time to cut Lior off. She’s about to start arm wrestling.”

“Oh, that’s not good,” said Melech benAmnon. He and Lihi sprang up to bring their drunken companion back to the safety of the group.

User avatar
West Phoenicia
Diplomat
 
Posts: 618
Founded: Jun 25, 2017
New York Times Democracy

Postby West Phoenicia » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:53 am

Image


With the preliminaries out of the way Amelia Defence, Tim Wood, Marion Hood and Pete Long have all progressed to the next stage.

Archery has fast become the must watch sport in West Phoenicia. West Phoenicians while sport lovers also like a little drama in their sports and the archery team sure have their drama.

While always keen to get out and play West Phoenicia loves to interweave creative elements in their games. This year is no exception with a West Phoenician chorus on hand to voice every move.

In other news of an Archery nature Amelia Defence plans to marry into West Phoenician nobility after the end of the Archery Open Tournament. Also if all goes to play Amelia Defence can at last find herself in the number one ranked spot after this tournament if Tyler Ponaski can be knocked out of the tournament in either of the two next rounds.


Marion Hood is the head of her class at the West Phoenician Air Force Officer academy where she hopes to branch out as an Intelligence Officer.

Pete Long is using his silver medal success at the Kelssek and Vekaiyu Olympic Games to create archery programs across numerous West Phoenician primary schools, to raise up new archers and to keep kids fit and outdoors.

Tim Woods is enjoying the new limelight the tournaments are giving him and is using prize money to purchase an organic farm.

New sponsors have also come on board with West Phoenicia Glamour, a popular fashion magazine jumping on board to not only offer financial contribution but using the female archers to launch a new hair product range.
Last edited by West Phoenicia on Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Vers-Gelderland
Envoy
 
Posts: 330
Founded: Jul 17, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Vers-Gelderland » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:30 pm

Image
Please welcome me, New Gelderland, as your guest scorinator - results inbound soon!

NSAO 2 - Individual Round of 32 (Top Half)
Tyler Ponaski (QAD) 110–107 Ion Cabral (NTN)

David Acuais (QAD) 106–107 Mihaela Smith (NTN)

Marlie Yikati (QAD) 111–104 Elgandir Teithion (SHA)

Bithiah batTzvi (JUD)
111–99 Hteri Cherzath (CTU)

Amelia Defence (KWP) 112–108 Progor Progorson (SHA)

Scott Blanchett (COL) 110–109 Iohanna Amulio (NTN)

Lior batAryeh (JUD) 107–106 Ingram Brodeur (COL)

Gary Paganetti (COL) 105–105 Brittney Curtis (NGD) (tiebreak: 8–9)
Last edited by Vers-Gelderland on Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Host, Games of the X Olympiad (Centralis, Electrum/Nassau Bay, New Gelderland) - 2nd, 40 G, 36 S, 33 B
Host - Copa Rushmori XXIII
1st: Celebration of Field Hockey, 1st Neptunia Sixdays, Baptism of Fire 60
Quarterfinals: Cup of Harmony 65, 23rd Copa Rushmori

User avatar
House of Judah
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1088
Founded: Nov 28, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby House of Judah » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:09 pm

Presumptive or Presumption?

If there is one thing that West Phoenicia News is known for in the multiverse, it has to be its relentless advocacy for Amelia Defence. The self-styled Queen of Archery came into this cycle’s NS Archery Open as the second ranked archer in the multiverse, despite not having won a single event. Still, this hasn’t stopped WPN from speculating about her capturing that coveted number one archer slot.

It’s certainly not outside the realm of possibility. Amelia Defence is a solid archer with a fairly consistent record of strong shooting. Much like every other archer, she can have an off day, but she has demonstrated a stamina that keeps that off day from happening until later in the tournament. Her skill would make her an admirable archer, though many in the sport consider her conduct to make her an ill-suited role-model.

But she’s going to need to out last more than just Tyler Ponaski of Qasden if she want’s to be number one. Without the ranking points from the previous NSAO, which will be superseded by this tournament, Defence slips from number two to number five. In order to take the top slot, she needs to also fend off Lior batAryeh, Eyal benOren and Lihi batKidla of Judea, Reagan Browne of New Gelderland (who’s Cinderella Story like rise saw him rise to the runner-up slot in Nassau Bay), and fellow Phoenicians Pete Long and Marion Hood, as well as the WPN targeted Ponaski. All of them are strong archers in their own right and none of them are looking to walk away with less than the top slot.

We’ve come to expect this sort of hubris from Defence. We really shouldn’t be surprised to find it in her partisans in the media.

User avatar
West Phoenicia
Diplomat
 
Posts: 618
Founded: Jun 25, 2017
New York Times Democracy

Postby West Phoenicia » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:26 pm

Image


Amelia hits the Spot


Amelia Defence the current Olympic gold medallist female archer of West Phoenicia has done it again in the round of 32.

She came out the day with the highest score among all other archers with a final count of 112 and defeated Progor Progorson of the Tribes of Sharna.
It was a day for perfect archery weather, a speckle of clouds and the backdrop of a warm sunny day.

She expressed in a post interview that she is confident she can fight off any advancement from her team players Pete Long and Marion Hood and she did not see the Judean team too much of a challenge at this tournament who seemed more at home in a bar than placing their full attention on the game at hand. Oren benMaayan fell and the others will also fall like a deck of cards if I come face to face with them. However Lior batAryeh is always a worry that one needs to keep an eye on. A very talented archer whose drive forces the other Judeans forward.

The one great David Acuais of Qasden has also shown sides of sliding down the rakings during these tournaments and West Phoencia no longer sees him as a threat. Tyler Ponaski is still a hot contender and it wouldn't surprise anyone if West Phoenica offered Tyler Ponaski a lot of money to defect from Team Qasden with the promise of replacing Christian Defence who has been letting Team West Phoenica down.
Last edited by West Phoenicia on Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
The Royal Kingdom of Quebec
Negotiator
 
Posts: 6951
Founded: Feb 15, 2012
Democratic Socialists

Postby The Royal Kingdom of Quebec » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:42 pm

Image
Please welcome me, Royal Kingdom of Quebec, as your guest scorinator - results coming very soon!

NSAO 2 - Individual Round of 32 (Bottom Half)

Pete Long (KWP) 109–106 Lyric Cusat (QAD)
Melech benAmnon (JUD) 107–104 Mihaela Sousa (NTN)
Lihi batKidla (JUD) 106–108 Medellin Tazano (QAD)
Tim Woods (KWP)
108–98 Ion Ionescu (NTN)
Eyal benOren (JUD) 109–102 Farrell Robson (COL)
Daisy Chandler (COL) 104–106 Gavin Hathaway (NGD)
Marion Hood (KWP) 106–107 Andrea Plummer (COS)
Reagan Browne (NGD) 103–109 Paul Newton (NGD)
Last edited by The Royal Kingdom of Quebec on Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Retired from NSWC. Possibly available for NSCF / WB / WCoH but cannot be guaranteed.

Happy 420 Friends!

User avatar
West Phoenicia
Diplomat
 
Posts: 618
Founded: Jun 25, 2017
New York Times Democracy

Postby West Phoenicia » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:27 am

"1 point. I was one point off beating Andrea Plummer," Marion Hood said as she slumped against her locker in the change room after the Round of 32."

"Don't beat yourself up there is always next time." Tim Woods expressed as he sat in the lotus position in a nearby corner. Win or lose post match always had Tim decompress with some time of meditation. He was pleased with himself this time having won his match against Ion Ionescu. He had even surprised himself by the 10 point margin win. But he wouldn't let it go to his head. It was simply another match in a long line of matches to get to the top. He smiled at Marion and returned to his mediation. Soon starting a slow rhythm of breathing.

"With the West Phoenician military games coming up i just want to be the best. I'll be representing the whole of the West Phoenician Air Force."

"Who else is better at archery than you in our military. " Pete Long said flashing her his cheeky grin. "You could win blindfolded. I on the other hand struggled with that Qasden today, but im lucky i came through in the end. Would have been horrible to lose now especially after my silver win at the Olympics. " He ran a comb through his short blonde hair, looking into the small mirror taped into his locker.
"Yeah but it is only silver in the end. Just means you were the first to lose." A familiar voiced purred.
No one needed to turn around as Amelia Defence strutted into the room. Pete Long and Marion Hood shared an eye roll between them. Miss Defence was not on their friend list but they couldn't deny she was a great player. The gold meal Olympic win had boosted her ego. It was a wonder if there was room for anything else in the locker room.

"I'm sure you will do well in your little military tournament. You may even place this time" Amelia checked out her reflection in the mirror. Paying no attention to her words. "It just means one less competitor out of the way. In my road to glory. Not that you are true competition fly girl. Stick to the Air Force your good at that. "

"Strong competition out there. Too early to claim first place position yet," Pete Long added.

"All small road bumps cutie pie. Alot of the better players. You know the ones who actually know how to shoot an arrow into a bullseye have been bumped out. And if you two guys keep your head in the game you can knock out a Judean and a Qasden and we could win this tournament. So lift your game boys."

"You're up against Scott Blanchett from Coldfield" Marion Hood added. His been playing really good lately."

"Who?"Amelia replied with a small gayish laugh. "His a man. I plan to wear a very slinky number. The kind that enchances my twin assets and shows off my flawless legs. He will be putty. One small lean over from me and he will shoot his arrow into the audience. Than hopefully I'll be up against Lior Batcrazy. No challenge there."
"batAryeh" Pete Long corrected.
"Who?" Ameila smiled.

"Winning isnt everything. The love of the sport is what should matter." Tim Woods voiced from the corner.

"Spoken like a true annoying hippie. Its all about winning. Anyway i have a date with my fiancé. Cant keep the nobility waiting"Ameila said with a small wave.

"Would it be sour grapes if i was to utter bitch?" Marion asked looking to her two male team mates.

"Too be fair. Its always false bravado. Deep inside she is a scared little girl just wanting the crowds to love her. Cause she probably never had too much love growing up." Tim Woods said.
"Nah she's just a bitch. Almost makes Renee Richardson look sane," Pete Long replied bursting into laughter with Marion Hood.
Last edited by West Phoenicia on Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:28 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
House of Judah
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1088
Founded: Nov 28, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby House of Judah » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:35 pm

“Ohmigod,” Lihi batKidla heard a split-second before Lior batAryeh sped past her.

“What the hell was that?” Lihi asked. She and Bithiah batTzvi looked at each other and shrugged. They continued towards Lihi, who was crouching down next to a cardboard box. “What have you got in there?” Lior leaned back with a broad smile on her face.

“It’s a puppy!” Bithiah said excitedly, dropping her normal rocker persona in the presence of the animal. She and Lior reached down and began playing with akita while Lihi rolled her eyes.

“If you guys get bit, you won’t be able to shoot and it will be your own fault.” The other two archers ignored their senior. “How do you know it doesn’t have rabies?”

“Does this cute little thing look like it has rabies?” asked Bithiah. She and Lior continued to play with the puppy.

“You guys do know we still have to get to the arena for your shoot today, right?” Lior turned back to look at Lihi, picked up the dog and held it up in front of her own face.

“But what will happen to the puppy?” Lihi had to admit it was adorable as anything. She sighed.

“Fine. I’ll look after the puppy while you two shoot. And first thing in the morning we are taking it to a vet and making sure you won’t get anything from playing with it. Okay?”

“Yay!” Lior celebrated, hugging the puppy into her chest, then putting it back in the box and pulling out her cell phone and took a picture she immediately sent to her girlfriend, Auvegnat actress Moria Abel. Within a minute a return message was received and the two began sending messages back and forth at the lightning speed one would expect from teenagers and not accomplished athletes and actresses, but such is life.

“Come on, you two,” Lihi said as she reached down and picked up the box. “Time to put some arrows down range.”

User avatar
Qasden
Diplomat
 
Posts: 892
Founded: Jun 09, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Qasden » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:07 pm

Image
CUTOFF
I'm finally back and now it's time for the R16! Will you ride the highway of life?



NSAO2 Individuals R16 (Top Half)



Tyler Ponaski (QAD) 111–107 Mihaela Smith (NTN)


Marlie Yikati (QAD) 106
–105 Bithiah batTzvi (JUD)


Amelia Defence (KWP) 112–104 Scott Blanchett (COL)


Lior batAryeh (JUD) 113–103 Brittney Curtis (NGD)
Last edited by Qasden on Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Sporting Achievements
World Cup Ranking:25th;KPB: 22.95; Style: +1
Sole Host of the Qasden Open, but also (Co)Hosted- Cup of Harmony 71, Baptism of Fire 67, MLB V, WLC 26,
IBC 23, and NSAO2; founder of NSAO and enthusiast of cats!

User avatar
House of Judah
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1088
Founded: Nov 28, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby House of Judah » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:35 pm

“Shame you got knocked out,” Lihi batKidla commiserated with Bithiah batTzvi. The other archer nodded.

“Yeah it sucks,” she agreed. “Oh well, at least I got to meet this cute little guy.” She reached over and petted the head of the akita Lior batAryeh was carrying. “Have you thought of a name for him?”

“Actually, I’m pretty sure it’s a girl dog.”

“Really?”

“Yeah. And for her, I’m thinking Artemis.” Bithiah nodded.

“It’s a good name.” She got down close to the dog’s face. “Do you like that name? Huh, girl? Are you an Artemis?” The dog barked, seemingly joyfully. “I think she likes it.” The three continued walking down the street. They passed an electronics store with a recap of the day’s archery shoot playing on the screen. Amelia Defence appeared on screen briefly, eliciting a growl from the newly christened puppy.

“Well, at the very least she’s got good taste,” Lihi batKidla said. The three laughed as they continued on down the street.

“So, are you and Moria going to keep her?” asked Bithiah.

“She’s thinking it over,” Lior replied. “We’re going to talk again later tonight and see where her heads at. Getting a pet together would be kind of a big step, so she wants to sort it out a little in head first. But I just don’t know how she could say no to this cute face.”

“Or this cute face,” Bithiah joked, pinching Lior’s cheek and pulling slightly. Lior made a displeased sound, then turned and tried to bite Bithiah who laughed and swatted her away.

User avatar
Qasden
Diplomat
 
Posts: 892
Founded: Jun 09, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Qasden » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:29 pm

Image
CUTOFF
Second half of the R16 starts now! Will you make like Geraldine?



NSAO2 Individuals R16 (Bottom Half)



Pete Long (KWP) 111–109 Melech benAmnon (JUD)


Medellin Tazano (QAD) 109
–108 Tim Woods (KWP)


Eyal benOren (JUD) 109–103 Gavin Hathaway (NGD)


Andrea Plummer (COS) 104–105 Paul Newton (NGD)
Last edited by Qasden on Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Sporting Achievements
World Cup Ranking:25th;KPB: 22.95; Style: +1
Sole Host of the Qasden Open, but also (Co)Hosted- Cup of Harmony 71, Baptism of Fire 67, MLB V, WLC 26,
IBC 23, and NSAO2; founder of NSAO and enthusiast of cats!

User avatar
Qasden
Diplomat
 
Posts: 892
Founded: Jun 09, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Qasden » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:50 pm

Image
CUTOFF
Hold your hearts, ladies and gents, because it's time for the quarterfinals!



NSAO2 Individuals QuarterFinals



Tyler Ponaski (QAD) 112–108 Marlie Yikati (QAD)


Amelia Defence (KWP) 111–114 Lior batAryeh (JUD)


Pete Long (KWP) 107–107 Medellin Tazano (QAD) (tiebreak: 9–8)


Eyal benOren (JUD) 112–110 Paul Newton (NGD)



NSAO2 Team QuarterFinals



Judea (1) 220–202 Aclion (8)


West Phoenicia (4) 224–219 Cosumar (5)


Qasden (2) 216–207 Natanians and Nosts (7)


New Gelderland (3) 224–206 Coldfield (6)
Last edited by Qasden on Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Sporting Achievements
World Cup Ranking:25th;KPB: 22.95; Style: +1
Sole Host of the Qasden Open, but also (Co)Hosted- Cup of Harmony 71, Baptism of Fire 67, MLB V, WLC 26,
IBC 23, and NSAO2; founder of NSAO and enthusiast of cats!

User avatar
West Phoenicia
Diplomat
 
Posts: 618
Founded: Jun 25, 2017
New York Times Democracy

Postby West Phoenicia » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:29 pm

Image



Pete Long sails into semi finals after tough tie breaker with Qasden Medellin Tazano that also knocked out Ameila Defence.

With the best of the best left standing the Semi-Finals and finals plans to be a must watched affair across West Phoenicia and other archery supporting nations especially those of Qasen and Judea who both have players battling it out to take out first place in Port Harston.

Pete Long will next challenge Eyal benOren of Judea while Tyler Ponaski of Qasen will take on
Lior batAryeh of Judea. The end result could witness a Judea vs Judea final if the arrows do not hit the targets the way West Phoenicia and Qasden desire.


Pete Long is sure to be focused and quietly confident that this is a match he will need to win to end the NS Archery Open 2 on a high.

Over in the team challenge West Phoenicia played a brilliant quarter final. Taking out Cosumar 224 to 219 to win the game. They will next take on arch rivals Judea in the semi finals. In a do or die battle to reach the finals.

User avatar
House of Judah
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1088
Founded: Nov 28, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby House of Judah » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:31 pm

“Which do you think she’s more excited about?” Lihi batKidla asked Eyal benOren. “The puppy or beating Defence?” Eyal watched Lior batAryeh playing with the dog and furrowed his brow.

“I’d have to say the dog,” he replied. “Which is odd to me. I mean, I knocked someone that unpleasant flat on their ass, I’d revel in it for a little bit.”

“Oh yeah,” Lihi replied. “Then again, we’re a couple of jaded old archers, bitter at the world for our lack of greater deserved rewards and in many ways she’s still just a kid.”

“Oh yeah,” replied Eyal. “She’s a kid alright. And she has a kid’s sense when she fights. It doesn’t matter to her whether or not she can win it the fight, she only cares if she wants to win the fight. She’s already won the fight with Defence, so she doesn’t care about it anymore. She just cares about the dog.”

“True,” Lihi nodded. Lior’s phone, which she left with Lihi while she played with Artemis, began buzzing. Lihi looked over at the phone and checked it. “Lior!” she called, and the younger archer looked over. “Moria,” she said, holding the phone out. Lior jogged over, Artemis following close behind.

“Hey babe… You’re right, I’m sorry. I should have asked you first… Yeah… Yeah, absolutely… Absolutely… So that’s a yes? ... Yes! … You won’t regret this, I promise. I swear, you will love Artemis as soon as you meet her… Alright, I’ll talk to you later.” She hung up and began bouncing up and down and hugging Artemis. “I’m taking you home with me, Artemis. Doesn’t that sound good?” The dog barked happily. “Yeah! Come on, girl. Let’s go play some more.” The two took off to continue and Lihi chuckled.

“Definitely a kid at heart.”

Next

Remove ads

Return to NS Sports

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Eastfield Lodge, Equestrian States, Former Citizens of the Nimbus System, Semarland, Shayla, Squornshelan Remnant States, Starblaydia, Togonistan

Remove ads