Once again, the cry goes forth for all heroes to vie for glory and honor in the Chalice Championships. And for those who choose to attempt it, there is the legendary 'Chalice of the Sun God', the cup of Helios given to Hercules in the course of his labors. This year the theme is Persephone's story and her journey to the Underworld. Please join us for this unique challenge!
Fighting: There will be a heavy and rapier fighting; each in the same format competitors shall fight in a Challenger's tourney for the right to best the Heavy Weapons Chalice Champion* or the Rapier Chalice Champion**. The winner of each of the 'Champion Battles' shall become the Chalice Champion in his discipline, and may fight as Chalice Champion next year. Questions should be directed to Sir Thomas of Calais (heavy weapons) (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Baron Marcellus Capoziello da Napoli (rapier) ( email@example.com )
Current Heavy Weapons Chalice Champion: Earl Robert de Rath
Current Rapier Chalice Champion: Provost Connor Levinstoune
A&S Competitions: There will be Chalice competitions in bardic and artifact A&S. The theme for both is anything that relates to Persephone's story, be it the seasons, harvest, journey to the underworld, you name it, as long as it relates to it, it's valid.
Bardic Chalice Competition: Bards and other performers shall compete in a Challengers Competition for the right to face the Chalice Bard*. The winner of that face-off becomes Chalice Bard, and may compete under the title next year. Each Bard should have 2 pieces prepared, one of which shall be in period style documented. For questions about the bardic competition, contact Master Iustinos Ancyrenos ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Current Chalice Bards: Lady Ambra Micheli & Lady Elishabeth de Avignon
Artifact Chalice Competition: Artisans shall compete in a Challengers Competition for the right to face the Chalice Artisan*. The winner of that competition shall become Chalice Artisan, and may compete under the title next year. For questions about A&S competitions contact Renata von Hentzau ( email@example.com)
Current Chalice Artisan: Lady Alina Silverthorne
Archery: There will be a target archery competition. Competitors will compete in a Challengers shoot for the right to shoot against the Chalice Archery Champion and become Chalice Archery Champion. If you have questions, contact : Lady Brighid O'Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ponte Alto Archery Champion will also be chosen at this time.
Current Chalice Archer: Baron Jonathas Reinisch
Team Competition for the Chalice of the Sun God: Teams must register before 11am on the day of the tourneys to compete for the Chalice of the Sun God. Teams must field a single participant in at least 4 of the 5 Chalice disciplines (Bardic, Artisan, Heavy, Rapier, Archery). Each participant shall receive points based on participation and performance. The team with the highest score shall win the Chalice of the Sun God. To register a team, contact the Autocrat. You must include the names of your team members, their disciplines, which God you support on this day, and the team name .
Current Chalice Team Champions: The Horde
Merchants : You are welcome. Please contact the Autocrat to register for space by the list field. Note that PWFP does not permit overnight camping in tents so plan accordingly.
Feast: A sumptuous feast shall be prepared by Lady Grace Whityng ( email@example.com ). Space is limited to 100, so get those reservations in early! Dietary concerns should be directed to the head cook.
Site: Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA, Camps 1& 4. Restrictions: No pointed weapons. No pets. No tent camping (cabins only). No open flame. The site is WET, no original containers. Cabins have showers, bathrooms, and beds (bring your own bedding). Cars are not permitted in the cabin areas. Handicap accessible. All cabins must be vacated by 11am Sunday morning.
NON-SCA MEMBERS: add $3 to all prices below.
Pre-Registered / Non Pre-Registered
Adult w/cabin: $16.00 / $17.00
Adult Daytrip: $11.00 / $12.00
Child (5-17 yrs.): $7 (w/cabin)/$5 (daytrip) $8 (w/cabin)/$6 (daytrip)
Under 5 yrs.: Free / Free
If you plan to be onboard for feast, cost of feast for members and non-members alike is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-17. Children under 5 are the guests of the Barony.
Reservations: Tamara Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Please make checks payable to 'Barony of Ponte Alto, SCA Inc'. The only good reservation is a paid one.
Autocrat: Ma'tresse Belphoebe de Givet email@example.com
Take your best route to I-95 in VA. Exit at VA-234 headed towards Manassas (Exit 152B). Where VA-234 becomes a two lane road, you will see a Travel Trailer City sign on you left. YOUR NEXT LEFT WILL BE FOR CAMPS 1&4. When you turn, follow the signs for Camp 1 entrance.
Via Mapquest, enter the intersection of "Pleasant Rd & Dumfries Rd" in Montclair, VA 22025. This is the entrance to Camp 1.
Barony of Ponte Alto (Triangle, Virginia)