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Brennan & Caoilfhionn's Ducal Challenges TRM will be in attendance TRH will be in attendance Event date: September 9th, 2017
Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Pittstown, NJ
Event Last Modified: July 24th, 2017

Event details
The tournament season begins in Settmour Swamp.  Duke Brennan and Duchess Caoilfhionn again present their Ducal Challenges.  This event will feature prize tournaments for both armored and rapier combatants.  Each combatant is asked to donate a prize to the pool showcasing their art or a piece of art they have commissioned. 
The tournaments will be fought in 4 round robin pools, with each pool advancing 4 combatants.  The top 16 combatants will then fight a double elimination tournament down to the semifinals.  The finals will be fought with rotating weapons forms.

The winner of the tournament will have first pick of the prizes for that tournament.  The second prize pick will go to the artist/sponsor of the first prize picked.  Then, the second finalist in the tournament will pick, and so on.  Those combatants wishing to sponsor an artist (as opposed to make their own prize entry) may connect on the FB page for the event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1393358880731261/ or by emailing Brennan.

In addition to the martial activities, we have plenty for the Arts & Sciences.  Their Excellencies Settmour Swamp will hold a competition to select the Barony's new A&S Champion.  Also, there will be a youth A&S point run by Mistress Naomi bat Avraham.  Details on both are forthcoming.

Their Majesties & Their Excellencies Settmour Swamp will have courts following the end of the tournaments and prize selections.

Prize suggestions include (but are not limited to):
Armor pieces
Inkled Trim
Appropriate artwork
Banners
Glass beads
Jewelry
Scrolls (blanks)
Garb
Feast Gear/Pottery
No Alcohol (per site rules)
No IOUs!!

A hearty dayboard will be served.  The site runs a cash bar outside near the tournament fields
There is no feast.

Tournaments start PROMPTLY at noon.  All combatants are asked to bring whatever personal banners they may have to add to the day's pageantry.


SETTMOUR SWAMP BARONIAL A&S CHAMPION COMPETITION

Baroness Teresa and Baron Jonathan, Their Excellencies Settmour Swamp, are summoning all artisans to bring forth creations that are both inspirational and educational to the populace.  Their Excellencies will choose the new Baronial Arts and Sciences Champion among those who answer their call.

For the first time, the A&S Baronial Championship is being hosted by Duke Brennan and Duchess Caoilfhionn.  This year’s tournament is organized by Lady Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcaçova and seeks to honor Their Graces who have so kindly agreed to host the competition.

To celebrate the alliance of the Mermaid and the Wolf, the theme for this year's championship will be Trade and Commerce:  From Sea to Mountain.  The entries for this competition shall be merchandise that would be transported from a seaport on a major trade route to the inland mountains, in order to be sold or traded for goods in the countryside.  Although following the theme is not a requirement, doing so will count towards the final score.  Research papers will also be accepted as entries.  Alcoholic entries are NOT allowed as per site rules.

A panel of judges will evaluate the entries by the following criteria:  documentation, authenticity, complexity, workmanship, and aesthetic value.  The selected winner will be named Settmour Swamp Arts and Sciences Champion for the following year, and will be required to run next year’s competition.

The judging will follow the guidelines from the current K&Q A&S rubric.  In the documentation, we ask that you address the use of your item in pre-17th century society, if and how your methods differ from period practices, the materials used and the necessary substitutions if applicable, any difficulties encountered, and what lessons can be transmitted to artisans focused on the same discipline. 

In addition to the judged competition, all those in attendance are invited to vote on their favorite entry and help an artisan receive the prize in the Populace Choice category.

If your entry is comprised of a research paper, it should be submitted electronically by September 1, 2017 to aurelia.alfaiata@gmail.com to allow for adequate review time by the judges.

You are responsible for your entry.  The set-up time starts at 11am, with judging and viewing occurring from 12 to 2pm.  Please, pick up your items at 2pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Aurelia at aurelia.alfaiata@gmail.com.
Site Opens: 10
Site Closes: 6
Event Location
Clinton Elks Lodge
201 Sidney Rd C
Pittstown, NJ  08867

Directions:
From 78 West:  Take exit 15 (Clinton).  Make a left at the light onto 513 South.  Go underneath the bridge and through two traffic lights.  Make your first left onto 617 South - Sidney Road.  The Clinton Elks Lodge is located 1.4 miles on the left hand side.

From 78 East:  Take exit 15 (Clinton).  Make a left at the light onto 513 South.  Go through the second traffic light.  Make your first left onto 617 South - Sidney Road.  The Clinton Elks Lodge is located 1.4 miles on the left hand side.

From 287 North:  Take 287 North to 78 West.  Take exit 15 (Clinton).  Make a left at the light onto 513 South.  Go underneath the bridge and through two traffic lights.  Make your first left onto 617 South - Sidney Road.  The Clinton Elks Lodge is located 1.4 miles on the left hand side.

From 287 South:  Take 287 South to 78 West.  Take exit 15 (Clinton).  Make a left at the light onto 513 South.  Go underneath the bridge and through two traffic lights.  Make your first left onto 617 South - Sidney Road.  The Clinton Elks Lodge is located 1.4 miles on the left hand side.

 
Event Fees
Site : Adult Members:  $16
Adult Non-Members:  $21
Children 13-17:  $10
Children 12 and under:  Free
Family Cap:  $50

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc, Barony of Settmour Swamp

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Duke Brennan mac Fearghus, mka Adam Hull
908-295-5014
brennan at saphyne.com

Send Reservations to:
no reservations

Other Contact Information:
Merchants welcome at no additional fee.  Please contact ahead of time to make arrangments

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