Tourney on a Summer's Day: A Celebration of Chivalry
Being inspired by tales of the great benefactors and patrons of the combat arts, the Shire of Hadchester will be sponsoring a tournament on the seventh day of June, with the hope that it one day might be mentioned with the Courts of Castile and Burgundy when the great tourney fields are recounted.
To that end, the Knights of Maine, with their desire to practice the chivalric arts and witness and encourage them in others, will be taking the list field and inviting all others to take up the challenge of Chivalry and Honor. With such fair entertainments to witness, we would encourage all gentles to join our gallery and to be prepared to reward fine actions with appropriate tokens and favors.
The intention of the day will be to inspire Chivalry and Honor, and to give the knights the opportunity to witness the prowess of their challengers and to encourage and instruct them, and to entertain the gallery.
The Knights, being most generous with studied word and pointed sword stroke, will start the day with instruction and critique of those who wish it.
Then they or their seconds will face their challengers in personal combat.
And then there will be several tourneys.
· A Longsword tourney sponsored by Count Syr Arturus of Aranmore (called Arlof) who will be looking for Grace, Control and Creative use of the weapon form.
· A Buckler tourney, the bucklers made by Syr Cedric of Thanet himself.
· And a Thor's hammer tourney suggested by Syr Kyppyn Kirkcaldy. The list will be in the shape of a Thor’s hammer.
The Knights will choose the winners of the tourneys according to those who best demonstrate the ideals and qualities that they wish to see in noble combatants.
There will also be prizes for Most Chivalrous, Best Dressed, and Wittiest Death.
While the event takes place on Saturday only, there is space for camping for anyone who does not wish to day trip. Please contact the autocrat if you are considering camping.
The site is discretely damp.
Site Opens: 8 am
Site Closes: 12 Midnight-ish
From South: Take I295 North to Brunswick, Exit to Route 1 North. Follow Route 1 to Waldoboro. After reaching Waldoboro there will be a set of stop lights where Route 32 crosses Route 1. Go through and take next left (just after Subway) onto Depot Street. Go several miles. 815 Depot Street will be on the right.
From North Coastal: Take best route to Route 1. Follow Route 1 South to Waldoboro. After reaching Waldoboro there will be a set of stop lights where Route 220 crosses. Go through and take next right (just before Subway) onto Depot Street. Go several miles. 815 Depot Street will be on the right.
Location: 815 Depot Street, Waldoboro, ME A sustaining dayboard is planned, included in the site fee. Please bring your feast gear! Site opens: 8:00 AM Site closes : 12 Midnight-ish Site Fees: Adult member: $5 Make checks payable to: SCA - Maine, Inc. Event Steward: Lady Sara of Stonley (mka Marjorie Bartlett) Tel: (207) 491-0444 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From North/Inland/Augusta: Take Route 17 East to Route 32 South. Go approximately 6 miles and shortly before reaching Waldoboro turn left onto Cross Street. Cross Street will end on Depot Street. Turn right and the site will be on the left after a short distance.Event date: Saturday, June 7th, 2014
Adult nonmember: $10
Location: 815 Depot Street, Waldoboro, ME
A sustaining dayboard is planned, included in the site fee.
Please bring your feast gear!
Site opens: 8:00 AM
Site closes : 12 Midnight-ish
Site Fees: Adult member: $5
Make checks payable to: SCA - Maine, Inc.
Event Steward: Lady Sara of Stonley
(mka Marjorie Bartlett)
Tel: (207) 491-0444