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|Sir Wilhelm's Hastilude & Demo III
||Event date: May 13th, 2017|
|Hosted by Barony of Dragonship Haven - Bethany, CT||Event Last Modified: February 28th, 2017|
We will also have an Artisan's Row, an Information Point, and a need for "Roving Chatelaines."
This is a large scale event/demo showcasing a good portion of what the SCA has to offer. We want to make a best impression on the public. Please bring your pavilions, your finery, your standards, and banners.
*** We are sharing the site with the Lion's Club Flea Market on Saturday until about noon. We encourage all to be good stewards and chatelaines of the SCA. ***
---Armored Combat Tourney---
Unto the unbelted fighters of the East I, Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbruke, do send greetings. I invite you all to enter my “Sir Wilhelm’s Ironman Challenge!” I created this tourney with the sole purpose of giving the unbelted fighters of the East the opportunity to show off their fighting prowess against the Order of the Chivalry. My Brothers and Sisters of the Order I call on you to come out and get all of the fighting your hearts could ever desire. I truly need you to make this tourney succeed. The tourney has two parts, a singles fighting part and a melee part. Fighters are encouraged to form a team, per the guidelines below, prior to the event and use a little strategy. The tourney is as follows:
This was inspired by the scoring system of Birka but with my own twist. The Chivalry will hold the lists with various weapons forms. The unbelts will challenge the Knight/Master and enter their list (preferably with matched weapons but not required) and fight three fights. You will receive 1 point for the fight, 1 point for a win and a bonus point for defeating a royal peer (if applicable). I know this may come as a surprise but the Chiv are only human so they will be rotated out of the various lists to make sure you all have fresh fights. This will go on for two hours. At the end of the two hours there will be a short 30 minute water break/rest and then on to the next stage.
Melee baby! This part will consist of 5 person melee teams fighting round robin like Balfar’s Challenge. Each team can consist of no more than 2 members of the Chiv or 1 royal peer. A team will receive a single point for the win. This part will run for two hours.
At the end of the day the point totals of the of the 5 team members, from both tourney parts, will be tallied up and the highest team score wins the day.
This event will be right at the beginning of the melee season so should be a great test to see where your endurance lies. My only regret is that I will be running the tourney instead of fighting with you all. If anyone has any questions or needs any clarification, please send me an email.
Contact Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke, heavy weapons tourney sponsor, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The fencing tourney information to come. Contact Don Jean Michel LeVode, Rapier tourney sponsor & Dragonship Haven's Fencing Marshal, for more information at email@example.com.
The Equestrian tourney information to come. We have an Equestrian Marshal! Thank you, Mistress Eleanor. More info and contact details to come.
The archery tourney will be comprised of various novelty targets at unknown distances, sure to test the skills of all archers. Practice / warm-up will begin about 11:00 am to 1:00 pm or there about. The tournament to begin shortly after. The time length of the tourney will be determined by the number of shooters participating. Note. There will be no royal rounds or loaner gear.
Two prizes will be awarded after the tourney. First prize for highest score and the second prize to be determined by the marshal in charge.
Contact Lord Omelan of the Left, archery tourney sponsor, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
This site offers a perfect opportunity for an SCA demo. We would encourage those who are willing and able to teach or show a craft to please join us in showing our art and our hobbies off! There is ample room to setup a period pavilion or to grab a little space under someone else's.
If you are willing to donate your time, skills, and expertise, please contact Mistress Vienna de la Mer at email@example.com to schedule time/space in the Artisan's Row.
This site offers a perfect opportunity for an SCA demo. While everyone can be a chatelaine at the event, we would like to have a few designated people wearing buttons identifying them as people the public can talk to about the SCA. We would encourage those who are willing and able to contact Mistress Vienna de la Mer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service animals are allowed. (Sorry, pets are not.)
There is no merchant space at this event.
Fires only in raised structures (the Fire Department is right next door!)
For those that are mobility challenged, the grounds are fairly flat but very spacious; there is an ample amount of walking.
The site is dry as it is a public demo.
Site Opens: 10 am
Site Closes: 8 pm
Amity Rd (Route 63)
Bethany, CT 06524
Find your best way to Connecticut.
I-84, I-95, and the Merrit Parkway all access Route 8.
(Do not use your GPS coming from 84 westbound, it will take you a very windy and confusing route. Please follow directions below instead.)
Follow Route 8 (North or South) to exit 25. Cross Street.
If coming South on Route 8, make a left off the exit ramp.
If coming North on Route 8, make a right off the exit ramp.
Go straight at the stop sign on Cross Street. Follow to light (intersection with McDonalds). At light make a right onto Route 63. Follow 63 for approximately 4.5 miles. Bethany Airport will be on your right (across the street from the Country Diner).
Parking will be tight at first, due to our shared space with other functions. We have secured additional parking as well, closer to the list field.
|Site : Donation Only.|
Feast: There is no feast or dayboard provided. There is potable water on site.
There are plenty of restaurants around the site, as well as a Super Walmart just down the street.
Local information will be available at the event.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc., Barony of Dragonship Haven
Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke and Mistress Vienna de la Mer
Brian and Jackie Van Ostenbridge
203-723-2699 - NO CALLS AFTER 9 PM EST!
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