August 28-30th, 2009
There will be many opportunities for grand entertainment, revelry making and of course – tests of skill and valor! Lots of activities for everyone with a schedule that will allow you to participate in as many as you’d like.
Jägermeister - Our heavy list will consist of a double-
elimination (2 out of 3) single sword tourney.
- A&S Competition, no theme required, documentation appreciated. This will
be a judged competition.
Blitzmeister – Our light weapons list will be run by
Don Iago Cabrera de Cadiz and he has promised a
fun and unusual tournament.
The list will be a dice tournament. Weapons and target will be determined by rolling dice. All major weapon styles are possible. List format will be either double elimination or round robin, depending on the number of entrants.
Archery Competition - For the first time the Shire of Ffynnon Gath will hold a competition to declare an Archery Champion!
|Bräumeister- Bring your finest home brewed beers, meads, wines, ales, stouts, and lagers to be judged by our panel.||OgreBall - Select a team of 5 (plus reserves) to take on the best! Ogreball is played like full contact rugby. Rules will be explained on site.|
There will also be a class conducted by Sir Kenneth on Combat Archery. There is a sign up deadline of August 27th for the class. Please email the autocrat to sign up. The class will focus on ammo construction, armor standards, and combat rules. The class is designed for those are interested in learning combat archery and will help them on the way to the next step, to become authorized. Most supplies will be available, but if you have extra please feel free to bring it.
Site opens on Friday, August 28th at 5 P.M., gate will close at 2:00 A.M. and re-open on Saturday at 7:00 A.M. Gate will be moved from the entrance to the covered pavilion on site at 4:00 P.M. Saturday. Site closes at noon on Sunday, August the 30th.
8:00 A.M. Armor inspection starts for Light Weapons
9:00 A.M. Light Weapons Tournament starts
11:00 A.M. The Saracen Blade tavern opens for lunch
12:00 P.M. Sir Kenneth’s class on Combat Archery
1:00 P.M. The Target Archery Competition will start
Arts & Sciences competition will start
Silent Auction will open for bidding.
3:00 P.M. Heavy Weapons Armor Inspection starts
4:00 P.M. The Heavy Weapons Tournament will start
6:00 P.M. The Saracen Blade Tavern will open for
Judging for the Arts & Sciences will start
The Brewing Competition will start
7:00 P.M. Court will start
Lunch Menu - Only $3.00
Wurst mit milchbrötchen (German Sausages with rolls)
or cold-cut sandwiches, & fresh fruits
Dinner Menu - a mere $5.00
Shepherd's Pie (ground beef, mixed veggies, mashed potato topping),
Cold Melon salad (Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Kiwis, and Strawberries with Yogurt topping),
and breads with honey-butter and herbed butter.
Other activities planned; Bardic competition if time allows, dancing and drumming and general revelry!!!
If this is your first ‘official’ SCA event (‘official’ defined as on-calendar event other than populace meeting, demo, etc.) the site fee will be waived, which means NO NMS fee will be charged. However we will be taking donations J
If you have been in the SCA for less than 6 months but have been fairly active (this will not be your first ‘official’ event) we will charge half price plus NMS.
We’re going to use the honor system here. It is after all the basis of our society. Hospitalers can contact me directly to receive a coupon that they can pass on to the new people in their group. Or, anyone who fits these two descriptions can email me directly ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for a copy of that coupon. Coupons must be presented at the gate at the time of check in. Regardless of whether or not you pay any fee you must still check in and sign any and all waivers.
There will be several small classes and a round table discussion offered for new comers who attend. Topics may include but are not limited to; “What exactly is it that you’re seeing on the tournament field”, “How to participate in court”, “SCA 101”, and “Garb 101”.
Also, the current defending rapier team and holder of the Ansteorran Iron Star will be holding the field against all comers. Time tentatively set for 2:00 P.M.
Southern Regional Herald and our local Herald will be on hand for consultation – time to be determined.
Combat archery class is filling up fast so send in your name to get on the list!
Merchants encouraged and welcomed. No merchant fee, any merchant may donate a prize in lieu of site fee, just email autocrat in advance!
The site is the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center
1865 US Highway 90 East
Seguin, Texas 78155
***NOTE!*** This is not the site we have used in the past, so be sure to follow the directions.
From San Antonio: Take IH 10 east to Seguin. Take exit #610 (Hwy 123 Bypass) and go south (right). Drive south on Hwy 123 until you reach the stoplight at Hwy 90 E (Kingsbury Street). Turn east (left) on Hwy 90 and drive 1/2 mile. Immediately after crossing the Geronimo Creek bridge, you will see the entrance to the SOLC on the right.
From San Marcos/Austin: From IH 35 take exit #204A (Hwy 123 to Seguin) and go south. Drive approx. 16 miles south to the Highway 123 Bypass/Business split. VEER LEFT to Stockdale (Hwy 123 bypass, NOT Hwy 123 Business). Pass under IH 10 and drive 1 mile until you reach the stoplight at Hwy 90 E (Kingsbury Street). Turn east (left) on Hwy 90 and drive 1/2 mile. Immediately after crossing the Geronimo Creek bridge, you will see the entrance to the SOLC on the right.
From Houston: Take IH 10 west to Seguin. Take exit #612 (Hwy 90). Follow the exit ramp to the STOP sign. Turn left on Hwy 90 and go 1 mile. The SOLC is on the left immediately before Geronimo Creek.
Site Fee is $10.00, Children (ages 6-12) $5.00, Children (5 and under) Free, $30.00 Family Cap. A $3.00 non-member surcharge applies to anyone without proof of membership. Make checks payable to SCA Inc., Shire of Ffynnon Gath. Site opens 5pm Friday, closes 12pm Sunday.
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21-year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.
Site is WET, please use period containers only and no glass containers what so ever. No pets allowed, service animals only. There may be a fire ban in place, details will be offered at the gate on arrival but please be prepared!