Bilder von Friedhelm Schneidewind als Bogenschütze

Archery

Sometimes 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):


2008

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).

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2007

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.

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2006

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.

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2005

 In September Friedhelm Schneidewind has again co-organized the Traditional Bow Tournament of the SG Seckenheim 1896. Due to a lack of  time he participated only in a few tournaments, but at life-roleplays he appeared more often as an archer, was also referee at a bow tournament and taught many people the art of archery, for example at the »Tag der Bibliotheken« (»the day of libraries«) in the community library in Sandhausen.

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2004

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.

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2003

 Schneidewind shot, for example, at the tournament in Jockgrim, where he and his medieval band
CONVENTUS TANDARADEY
were also in charge of the evening-entertainment, at the Asparagus Tournament in St. Leon-Rot, at the German Championship Feld & Jagd of the DFBV in Wyhl (at the end of May, 3rd place in the category wooden bows) and at the German Bowhunter Championship of the DFBV which took place on September 20/21 in Schoenbrunn-Mosbrunn (19th out of 23 wooden-bow-archers). In July Friedhelm Schneidewind and CONVENTUS TANDARADEY were in charge of the fitting musical entertainment at the Bow-fair 2003 in the Hotel Bad in Eisenbach:
»backgroundmusic to feasting and purchasing: Friedhelm Schneidewind and his little band »Conventus Tandaradey« sang, played the flute, danced and played the lyre. This was very welcome and fitted to the motto. For the merchands and the guests that stayed over night there was a larger concert later in the evening.«
edition no.29 (3rd quarter 2003) of the magazine »Traditionell Bogenschießen« (www.bogenschiessen.de)

In July Friedhelm Schneidewind appeared at the big
Festival for Middleearth in Leuk in Schwitzerland, for example beside other activities, as archer, and at the castle feast in Manderscheid at the end of August he and CONVENTUS TANDARADEY offered the public to shoot for free.
As a member of the SG Seckenheim 1896 Friedhelm Schneidewind was also involved in the organizing of the 5th Traditional Tournament in Seckenheim that took place on October 4 and 5.

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2002

Apart from several castle feasts Friedhelm Schneidewind was to be seen, for example, at bow tournaments in Lingenfeld, Ruelzheim, Dahlem/Eifel, St. Leon-Rot and at the German Bowhunter Championship of the DFBV  in St. Leon-Rot, where he won the 17th place out of 23 wooden-bow-archers.

Friedhelm Schneidewind gave bow courses and organized a small tournament for the

Zauberschule Krekel (July 6 and 7, 2002) and the Tolkien-Thing of the German Tolkien Society (august 10/11 2002).
As a member of the SG Seckenheim 1896 Friedhelm Schneidewind was also involved in organizing the 4th Traditional Tournament in Seckenheim that took place on October 5/6.

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2001

 Friedhelm Schneidewind shot, for example, at the bow tournaments in Lingenfeld, Ruelzheim, St. Leon-Rot and at the frost-tournament in Ludwigshafen.

Die Bögen von Amadeus

My bows:
above the ones of Konrad Vögele and Joachim Liese,
below two bows of Konrad Vögele

– more pictures of bows made by Konrad Vögele –

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bow-builder contact:

Joachim Liese (wooden bows and longbows coated with glass)
phone: +49 621 8281893

www.appaloosa-longbow.de

Konrad Vögele (building of wooden bows and bow-building workshops)
phone: +49 7351 24981

www.holzbogenbau.com

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Article 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:

»bows and archery in Tolkien’s opus« (in german)

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

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