[ANT] Arts & Sciences and Bardic Championships

Their Excellencies Ragnarr and Bergdis bid you to join Them as the Canton of Porte de l’Eau hosts the event, and new A&S and Bardic Champions are chosen among the revelry of Dance and a Potluck Feast. Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009

Autocrat: Sgt. Heinrich Wilhelm von Ansbach

Lake Washington Methodist Church
7525 132nd Ave NE.
Kirkland, WA 98033

Site opens at 9:00 AM
Site closes at 9:00 PM

Site Fees:
$8 − Adults (12 and up)
$4 − Children (4-11)
Free − 3 and under
Non-member surcharge (NMS) will be in effect ($3) and you must have proof of membership to be exempt from paying it.
Make checks payable to: “SCA, Inc − Canton of Porte de L’Eau”

Notes about the Site:

  • Plan to bring a Lunch or visit a local Restaurant, if you plan to attend over the lunch hour
  • Dishwashing facilities will NOT be available.
  • NO ALCOHOL on site, the site is dry.
  • NO Pets

Take I-405 to Exit 18 in Kirkland (this is two exits north of SR-520). Follow the ramp for SR-908 East toward Redmond. After merging onto SR-908 (NE 85th St), go about 1 mile to the traffic light at 132nd Ave NE. Turn right onto 132nd Ave NE, and go about 1/2 mile. The site will be on your right − look for the little green ENTER signs.

Competition Info
We are now accepting letters of intent for those interested in competing in the championship. Make sure you are familiar with the Rights and Responsibilites of a Madrone champion before you enter. Letters of intent can be sent via E-mail or by snail mail unto the current Champions:

Arts & Sciences Competition
We will be requesting that those entering the championship enter two entries. Single entries are welcomed as well.

As with previous Madrone A&S competitions, we will be using the same rules and judging guidelines as Kingdom A&S.

Bardic Competition
We ask that competitors for Madrone Bardic Champion present two entries. We also encourage single entries. If composition (such as an original poem or piece of music) is a strong element of one of your entries, we would appreciate a written copy of your composition, and any documentation necessary to understand it, by September 23.

Day of Dance
Ladies and gentlemen of all levels of dancing experience are invited to come and spend the day learning and practicing period dances. New and old dances will be taught. Dance practice with dance instruction will start in the morning and continue after lunch. Bring your court clothes and show off your new moves at the Champion’s Ball right after the Potluck Feast.