[ATE] Champions in the Pines

BACK BY POPURLAR DEMAND!!! After a great turn out last year we are looking forward to another great Champion's this year.

Championship competitions of the day will include tournaments in Hard Suit, as well as an Archery tournament and 3 Arts & Sciences competitions. This year we will introduce our Rapier tournament.

We will be having and open cooking competition, cook your best dish; there will be a special prize for the winner.

The youth will be complementing their counterparts in competition of Archery as well as A&S entries of their own.

We invite all local and visiting artisans to enter our open category A&S Champion competition to be determined by populous vote (please obtain your voting token at troll). Also, be sure to enter into the fun of our Arts and Sciences "Champions Challenge". This year our current adult A&S champion has chosen his challenge for adults to be worn accessories or "S.C.A. bling" jewelry, pouches, favors, hats, belts, etc. Our current youth A&S champion has chosen her challenge for the youth to be a medieval art reproduction. Take your favorite medieval painting or picture and reproduce it on a favor or anything of that nature or as a reproduce it in a drawing or painting and show both works.

Heavy fighters are asked to test your skill in our Hard Suit Champions tournament. Archers it is true, we will be having an Archery Championship tournament this year, so be sure to pack your bow! We will have games available during the day for your pleasure such as Kubb and Bocce, as well as board games of several types.

In the evening after feast and tournament there will be Bardic, drumming, dancing, and merriment around the campfire. Please come and join us as we display our talents and discover who will carry the banners of Champion for the upcoming year of the Society! All tournament entrants are welcome so bring your family and friends to celebrate with our Shire Family.

Do you have extra SCAdian gear; Garb, Feast Gear, Armor? why not sell it in our town square for a $5.00 donation for space.

The Shire of Granite Mountain has a long reputation for feeding our guests and this event will be no exception. Saturday Evening there will be a Champions Feast for all to enjoy. The feast will consist of: Pork loin, garlic mash potatoes and dinner bread. Any of the populace wishing to donate a dessert for feast is highly encouraged! Wake up Sunday morning famished, not to worry! A pancake breakfast will be available for a reasonable donation in the great hall Sunday at 8 am as a Shire fundraiser (as long as they last).

Site Information: Bradshaw Pines Campground in Prescott AZ. Site will open 12:00 pm Friday 15th

Site will close 12:00 Sunday the 17th. The site is discreetly wet and smoking in designated areas only. There are showers available for use on site. Camping space is limited, so if you are camping, please contact the autocrats for more information on space availability. Parking is limited so please look on the website or call the Autocrat for more info on parking.

Site fees:
$20.00 Adult Member, with proof of membership
$23.00 Adult Non-Member
$10.00 Youth
$12.00 Day Fee

All camp fees include the Saturday evening Champions Feast and fire wood is provided.

Directions: From the north. Take I-40 to HWY 89 into Prescott stay on Gurley St. Turn left on to Mount Vernon Ave (A.K.A. Senator Hwy) follow that for 6 miles. Turn right on to Marapai Rd and follow it for about 2 miles to Bradshaw Pines Campgrounds, there will be SCA signs to guide you.

From the South take I-17 to Cortez Junction. Take Hwy 69 into Prescott and stay on Gurley St. Turn left on to Mount Vernon Ave (A.K.A. Senator Hwy) follow that for 6 miles. Turn right on to Marapai Rd and follow it for about 2 miles to Bradshaw Pines Campgrounds, there will be SCA signs to guide you.

For further information please contact the Autocrats Autocrat: Lord Felipe Cuervo. E-mail: jaden_armon@yahoo.com