ArcherySometimes Friedhelm Schneidewind appears as an archer (pictures), often he is Fealin »Cuthalion« Surkil, from time to time he is to be seen with the medieval band CONVENTUS TANDARADEY (pictures).
Schneidewind shoots in a traditional way, with a so-called »primitive bow«, a wooden bow. He is no very good, but an enthusiastic archer, who does not concentrate on training (no time!) or excellent results, but on the fun he has with this wonderful hobby. His best results at tournaments were a 6th place at the hunting tournament 2004 in the castle of ERESBURG and the 3rd place at the German Championship »Feld & Jagd« of the DFBV 2003 in Wyhl. But there also have been lower positions at tournaments ...
overview of archery-workshops, which I will run (selection):
Friedhelm Schneidewind has shot no tournaments this year, but he ran an archery-workshop including a final tournament at the festival 10 Jahre Herr-der-Ringe-Film.de (pictures).
Friedhelm Schneidewind has shot no tournaments this year. In June he ran an archery-workshop including a final tournament at the Elbenwaldspektakel in June, furthermore, he again appeared as an archer during some LARPs.
Friedhelm Schneidewind has shot no tournaments this year. In mai 2006, at the 5th Tolkien Festival in the castle Burg Hohensolms he ran an archery-workshop including a final tournament (pictures), the same thing he did at the Elbenwaldspektakel in June (pictures), furthermore, he ran some archery-workshops on his own private premises and during life-roleplays (LARPs). He again appeared as an archer during some LARPs.
In March Friedhelm Schneidewind shot at the tournament in Lingenfeld and at Whitsun at the BATTLE OF ERESBURG, the best bow tournament, he has experienced until now. It was a great joy and honor to him to contribute to the entertainment at the medieval binge on saturday together with his medieval band CONVENTUS TANDARADEY.
In June he shot at the German Championchip Feld & Jagd of the DFBV in Bad Kreuznach (shot fairly well, but still only won the last place ...) and at the tournament in Rülzheim. Apart from that he again helped to organize the Traditional Bow Tournament of the SG Seckenheim 1896 and was seen as an archer at several LARPs (life-roleplays).
Schneidewind held a lecture on the subject »bows and archery in middleearth – the sources in Tolkien’s opus and their interpretation in the film« (in german) during the 3rd Tolkien Festival that took place from the 7th to the 9th of May in the castle Burg Hohensolms. There he also ran an archery workshop including a final tournament (pictures). At the medieval spectaculum in the Zehntscheuer in Hemsbach he also ran an archery workshop about traditional archery, the same he did in August at the Schicksalsfest 2004.
Friedhelm Schneidewind gave bow courses and organized a small tournament for the
Friedhelm Schneidewind shot, for example, at the bow tournaments in Lingenfeld, Ruelzheim, St. Leon-Rot and at the frost-tournament in Ludwigshafen.
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about bows and archery in Tolkien’s opus (in german)
in the magazine »Traditionell Bogenschießen« (PDF with 173 KB)
An article by Friedhelm Schneidewind, which is several pages long and includes illustrations of Ulrike Schneidewind, was published in No. 24 (May 2002) of the magazine »Traditionell Bogenschießen« (www.bogenschiessen.de). Its subject is:
Content: Introduction · The bow in the Elder Days · the black arrow: Dragonslayer
and Hobbits · the red arrow and the hunting of the Oliphaunts: archers during
the ring-war · Techniques of bows and arrows in Tolkien’s opus · archery in
the film »the Fellowship of the Ring« · Literature and sources
the article can be downloaded as PDF (173 KB).
DFBV = Deutscher Feldbogenverband = German Field-Bow Sports Association
SG Seckenheim 1896 = Shooter’s Association of Seckenheim