[EAS] Fall Crown Tournament

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The Barony of Concordia of the Snows is honored to be the hosts of this year's Fall Crown Tournament, to be held on the Third day of November in the year 2007. The festivities will commence at the Midway Fire Dept. Grove and Banquet Hall, 1956 Central Avenue, Colonie, NY 12205. The feast will feature the culinary delights of our own Lady Deirdre O'Rourke. And as is tradition in our Barony, there will be a side board provided.

Come prepared to spend the day and support your favorite fighters, pitch your pavilion on the field of battle, light your raised fire pits and sip your favorite beverage while you cheer the fighters to glory (this site is discreetly damp).

Entertainers of all kinds are invited to add the color and pagaentry of the day, both on the field and in the feast hall. Please contact Mistress Deonna von Aachen at bgdeonna@hotmail.com if you are interested in performing.

Archers, bring your bows, for there will be a prize for the highest score. There are now 2 meetings scheduled at the event: Seneschal meeting and an Exchequer training and report review meeting.

We are again utilizing the express check in forms, so please remember to send a copy of your valid SCA card with your reservation.

Directions:
IMPORTANT NOTE: I-90 and I-87 are both a toll road and a non-toll road depending on where you are on each of them. While this can be confusing it is VITALLY IMPORTANT that you take the correct exit off of the correct highway. The NYS Thruway is I-90 (toll road) when it runs Albany to Buffalo (East/West) and I-90 (East/West) is toll free from Albany East. The NYS Thruway is I-87 (toll road) when it runs from NYC to Albany (North/South). The Adirondack Northway is I-87 (toll free) from Canada to Albany (North/South).

Exit 24 of the NYS Thruway (I-90/I-87 toll road) is in Albany, at the intersection of I-90 East/I-87 North (toll free sections). exit 24 of the Adirondack Northway (I-87 toll free) is in Lake George, – many hours from the event site.

From the NORTH:
Take the Adirondack Northway (I-87 toll free road) South to EXIT 2W “RT-5 West/ SCHENECTADY”. Go to **** below.

From the EAST:
Take I-90 West (toll free road) to EXIT 1N (I-87 North). Take I-87 North (toll free road) about 1 mile to EXIT 2W “RT-5 West/ SCHENECTADY”. (Note-the right most lane will put you on the ramp for exit 2E not 2W.) Go to **** below.

From the WEST:
Take the NYS Thruway (I-90 toll road) East to Exit 24 “I-90 East/I-87 North”, pay toll. As soon as you pay the toll you are on I-90 heading East (toll free road), QUICKLY, Merge to the Right for exit 1N, “Adirondack Northway/I-87 North/Albany Airport” (toll free road). Take I-87 North (toll free road) about 1 mile to EXIT 2W “RT-5 West/ SCHENECTADY”. (Note-the right most lane will put you on the ramp for exit 2E not 2W.) Go to **** below.

From the SOUTH:
Take the NYS Thruway (I-87 toll road) North to Exit 24 “I-90 East/I-87 North”, pay toll. As soon as you pay the toll you are on I-90 heading East (toll free road), QUICKLY, Merge to the Right for exit 1N, “Adirondack Northway/I-87 North/Albany Airport” (toll free road). Take I-87 North (toll free road) about 1 mile to EXIT 2W “RT-5 West/ SCHENECTADY”. (Note-the right most lane will put you on the ramp for exit 2E not 2W.) Go to **** below.

**** At the end of the ramp you MUST MERGE LEFT onto RT-5/Central Ave. (If you do not merge left, you will be on the on the ON-RAMP for I-87 heading South.) Follow Central Ave/RT-5 for about 2.5 miles, the site is on the left. Signs will be posted to assist you.

Event Website: http://concordia.eastkingdom.org/

At-a-Glance Event Information

Site:
Midway Fire Dept. Grove and Banquet Hall
1956 Central Ave.
Colonie, NY 12205

Site Opens: 10am
Site Closes: 9pm

Event Fees:

Site : $7 per adult, $4 if 6-17 years , free 5 years and under. The Non-member surcharge of $3.00 will be collected from each adult that does not provide proof of current SCA membership, so please remember to send a copy of your valid SCA card with your reservation. Reservations must be in hand by 10-25-07 to utilize the express check-in.

Feast: $8.00 per adult, $5 if 6-17 years, free 5 years and under. The feast is limited to 100 gentles. For those not reserving for feast, there are a variety of eateries nearby. Unfortunately, we will not have any 'off-board' seating at this feast. Reservations must be in hand by 10-25-07 to utilize the express check-in.

For those that may need to contact us about food allergies, etc. You can email or call Lady Deirdre O'Rourke at deirdreoro@earthlink.net

Send Reservations to:
Dona Ignatia la Ciega
Reservations must be in hand by 10-25-07 to utilize the express check-in. Include your email address or a SASE to receive your express check in form (don't forget the copy of your valid SCA card).

Autocrat:
Dona Ignatia la Ciega, psupina@nycap.rr.com

Other Contact Information:
Our Merchant Liaison is Saint Baroness Jolanna. She can be contacted via email at SBJolanna@gmail.com. Send email with specifics of space needed, type of merchandise, etc to Baroness Jolanna. Merchants must bring their own pavilions, tables & chairs and set up outside. The site suggests that each merchant bring proof of tax ID. Include a phone number in your email if you will need a call instead of an email reply. Calls will be made after 5pm.

At this time, no specific children's activities are planned, and there is no indoor area designated for children. There is no indoor fighting location, so prepare yourself appropriately for the weather. Please respect any areas that are designated as off-limits. This site is discreetly damp.

Handicapped accessibilities/restrictions:
Site is mainly outside in ball fields, there is an elevator for entry to the banquet hall for the feast.

There is ample parking, and we plan to have an unloading area on or near the tournament field. We will ask you to unload and park, THEN TROLL IN, then come back and set up, so that all the vehicles can get on & off the field quickly and efficiently. The parking area will be marked, please use designated area, as the entire lot belongs to a local retailer that is providing the parking to us.

Hotel/Motels: I am working to get us a discounted rate at some of the local places. As of 9-01-07, The Quality Inn, 1632 Central Ave(RT-5), phone (518) 456-8811, will have the information to provide a discount for the nights of 11-2 and/or 11-3. Let them know you are at the event at the Midway Fire Dept to get the discount, which is approx 15% off of the normal price.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc, Barony of Concordia of the Snows

http://www.eastkingdom.org/event-detail.html?eid=1477 Location:
Barony of Concordia of the Snows (Colonie, New York)