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Crown Tourney: The Final Four

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-11-04 15:11

Thus far undefeated:

  • Duke Brennan mac Fearghus fighting for Duchess Caoilfhionn inghean
  • Sir Matthew D’Arden fighting for Mistress Fia Karmen

Carrying one defeat:

  • Duke Randal of the Dark fighting for Duchess Katherine Stanhope
  • Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver fighting for Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo

Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Fall Crown

Crown Tourney: Final 12

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-11-04 15:04

The final 12 combatants at the Fall Crown tourney are:

Carrying no losses:

Duke Randal of the Dark v. Sir Matthew D’Arden
Duke Brennan mac Fearghus v. Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

With one loss:

Baron Euric Germanicus v. Master Dmitri Stephanovich
Sir Rory MacLellan v. Sir Hrafn called Bonesetter
Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson v. Sir Ketilfastr Thorkilson
Master Richard Crowe v. Sir Matthias Grunwald

Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Fall Crown

Crown Tourney Live Streaming

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-11-04 14:29

For those readers who prefer to watch Crown Tourney, Brynhildr Ansvarsdottir is live streaming from List-side via Twitch at the following link:   Shadowfoxx086 on Twitch

Please be advised that Brynhildr is providing this service independently has no connection to the East Kingdom Gazette.

Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Fall Crown

Crown Tourney: First Round Bouts / Le Tournoi de la Couronne: Le Premier Tour

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-11-04 13:42

Fifty combatants take to the field to fight for the right to sit the Eastern Throne.  In the first round of combat:

First Round Bouts

Duke Randal of the Dark d. m’lord Joshua Mustard
Master Dmitri Stephanovich d. Baron Vachir Arslanjin
Baron Vladimir Bathory d. Master Ogedei Becinjab
Sir Rhys Ravenscroft  d. Lord Dorian Kalogero
Sir Alexander de Hauteville d. Lord Kevin D’no
Lord Volmar Sollons d. Vicondesa Jimena Montoya
Sir Matthew D’Arden d. Lord Greadden Olthursun Veassellurd
Viscount Antonii Machinevik d. Lord Albrecht Østergaard
Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson d. Lord Brian of Stonemarche
Duke Brennan mac Fearghus d. m’lord Alton Hewes
Sir Ketilfastr Thorkilson d. Lord Brick James Beech
Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke d. Lord Corwin Blackthorn
Sir Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus d. Lady Vasia von Königsburg
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver d. Lady Mora Ruadh
Master Tiberius Iulius Rufus Primus d. Lady Leurona Winterborne
Sir Matthias Grunwald d. Baron Joseph Harcourt
Sir Thomas of Ravenhill d. Lord Coileán O’Rein
Sir Zhigmun’ Czypsser d. Lord Martin Wasser Speier

The following fighters fought byes during this round:
THL Micah of Brighton Manor
Baron Euric Germanicus
Sir Donnan FitzGerald
Baron Tiberius Nautius Maximus
Master Sigurthr Vigurhafn
Baron Richard Leviathan
Baron Joachim Liechtenauwer
Lord Sigurd Berserkr
Sir Hrafn called Bonesetter
Sir Rory MacLellan
THL Arne Ulrichsson
Baron Duncan Kerr
THL Duarcaín MacWard
Master Richard Crowe

There are often a large number of byes in the first two rounds of a double elimination tourney so as to balance the tree during the early rounds and avoid the possibility of late round byes.

Efeilian, called Parsley


Filed under: Events, Heavy List, Uncategorized Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Fall Crown

Crown Tourney Begins! Le Tournoi de la Couronne Commence!

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-11-04 11:00

The Crown Tournament of  Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilda is being held today, in Their Barony of Bergental.  The tournament procession has begun!

Fall Crown Tourney Procession

The Gazette will share results from Crown Tourney throughout the day, as available.  There are 57 combatants entered in today’s tourney, making up 54 pairs of entrants.  The full list of Crown Entrants can be found here.

Crown Tourney

Any errors are mine and will be corrected as quickly as possible.


Efeilian, called Parsley


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Fall Crown

DATE CORRECTION – Request for Commentary – By-Laws and Corporate Policies – Corpora IV.E.

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2017-11-03 17:34

Please be advised that commentary on the captioned matters will be accepted until January 15, 2018.   Many thanks to Steve Herring who caught the mistake!

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email

Filed under: Announcements Tagged: corporate

New Society A&S Minister Appointed

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2017-11-03 17:11

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Le Mons (Seigneur Etienne Le Mons d’Anjou) to the Society Officer Staff.

Richard has accepted the position of Society Minister of Arts and Sciences. He will be taking over the job from Erik Contreraz, (Master Raven Mayne, OL), who was kind enough to handle an extended tour in the position.

The Society Minister of Arts and Sciences is responsible for fostering the study of period culture and technology, and methods for producing historically accurate artifacts and performances. The duties include coordinating the efforts of kingdom Arts and Sciences officers, and promoting the dissemination of accurate information about the fields under study.

The Board would like to take this opportunity to welcome Richard, as well as to thank Eric for his service and dedication.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email

Filed under: Announcements, Arts and Sciences Tagged: Arts and Sciences

From the SCA Board of Directors: Request for Commentary on Proposed Changes to the SCA By-Laws and Corporate Policies

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2017-11-02 16:20

Via the SCA, Inc. announcements mailing list

Currently open for commentary is a proposal for changes to the By-Laws and Corporate Policies for the Society for Creative Anachronism. The reasons for the suggested changes are to clarify confusing language, eliminate antiquated terms, and to correct grammar errors.

Due to the number of corrections requested, the documents along with the proposed changes have been posed on the SCA website to facilitate review of same. This file can be located at:

All members are encouraged forward their opinions for consideration.
Comments may be mailed to:
Comments / By-Law Changes
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

Comments may also be emailed to
Please use “By-Laws Changes” in the subject line.

Commentary will be accepted until January 15, 2018.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Filed under: Announcements, Corporate Tagged: by-laws, corpora, corporate announcements, corporate policies, request for comment, Request for Comments, sca announcements, sca corporate, sca inc

2017 Battle of the Nations – Barcelona ~ Así es la vida

PainBank - Thu, 2017-05-11 20:51
La Monumental

As I sit here on the plane and reflect on my 6th year of campaigning in Europe at medieval tournaments, I ponder where to next and how shall I commit.  I am over traveling alone.  I have not the drive to do it myself any more.  Having someone with you to just talk with, assist you when confused on how things should work in an unknown place or even to decide on where to eat is an immeasurable bonus and happiness.  Then there is the question of what happens should you get hurt, who can assist you with the heavy stuff and getting to the airport or perhaps even home from the hospital?  These are the things to consider, which you might not even think of, until it is too late.

Trying to travel with armor sucks.  How do you pack? Where does it all go?  This makes things very difficult. What if you have a pole ax or halberd?  What is the length of the poles?  Can you buy a pole to put it on at the site?  Or do you get (my current usage) a snowboard bag and attach then axe head on site?  Then can you get it off, should you need to, for getting it home?  Is it now long enough to compete properly, 6.5 foot or 7 foot?  Of course, there is always the questions that occur from the airlines when you check it in!  What is this?  Sports equipment… then there is some waving of hands and attempts to explain it to them.  Of course, there is always questions, but usually they let you go.  I also pack in about 1/3 of my armor in the snowboard bag as well.  Of course, that is now two bags, so there is a cost to take it over, then one to bring it back.  So now you are looking at about a $200 extra cost for flying and returning. 

Then there are the emotions.  What is the greatest about fighting is also the worse.  The highs are followed by lows to the same degree.  Expectations, anticipations and preparations, which having lead one to the tournament, build you up to a climax that is an amazing experience.  This is something that is slightly different for every person and every tournament.  It is part of the sport and I am yet unsure how to suggest one cope with it.  Ride the emotional wave and enjoy life.

Then there is the fighting.  Every tournament except Battle of the Nations (BotN) seems to be pretty lax on armor and weapons requirements.  (I’m not sure about Dynamo Cup) And weapons for that matter, although they still check those out pretty well.  The actually marshaling to address safety concerns seems to be at a fairly high level all around.  There always seems to be some kind of issue that gets raised or set of issues at and I suppose there always will be until the sport matures to a professional degree.  Something like where you check in/out your arms and/or armor or some such.  But the logistics of that is pretty significant.  They were up to the old ways of running things some.  late rule changes, odd enforcements both in the list and out of the list for registration.  There are definitely some improvements to be made, but overall it is getting better a little by a little.  My #1 suggestion to improve this is for them to schedule things more sooner and to let teams supply volunteers to join in in making some of the stuff happen.

I would say one the biggest disappointment I have seen from BotN is the lake of catering to the fans or new fans of the sport.  They price the event out of the range of average folks that want to enjoy the show.  They could have probably filled 10k+ fans into the arena in Barcelona, however, by charging 30 euro per session or half day, per person, that made it 60 euros for someone to watch just one day of action.  Yup, not many families or other coming out.  What is the right price, maybe 20 euro for the day.  In Belmonte, the price being 30 euros kept the crowd pretty low, compared to the IMCF championship where the price was like 10-20 euro for the day, which had a huge crowd.  Until this sport is completely filling arenas, we should be keeping those ticket prices good for all.   

Barcelona was a wonderful city to visit, which I wish I had more time to explore.  Maybe one day I’ll return just to enjoy the city.  Walking through the gothic quarter it was easy to image what walking through Diagon Alley in Harry Potter might have felt like or perhaps walking through Waterdeep.  I’ll be back, but not sure how much I want to go to Battle of Nations again verse attending other potential tournaments, as there could be a lot of fun at smaller ones as well.  It all depends upon where my travel companions wish to go and have fun at.  Look for me in the list though as I will be there again.  I’m also leaning toward doing more singles fights too.  Hell, I’ll fight in as much as I can.

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