[ATL] Spring Crown Tournament

The Barony of Black Diamond has the distinct honor and pleasure to invite one and all to pastoral lands near the "Kings Dominion" to bear witness to the most important and prestigious tournament held in our Kingdom - Their Majesties' Spring Crown Tournament.

Come enjoy the pageantry of the day at and view the contest for the greatest prize in the Known World, the right to wear the Crowns of Atlantia.

It is Their Majesties' intent to also hold a Curia.

Crown Tournament features armored combat that decides the next King and Queen of Atlantia.
The tournament format is double elimination with no thrusts permitted. The first round is to be seeded by Order of Precedence. The final round will consist of a best three out of five with no repeated weapons allowed. You do not have to be previously authorized in all weapons forms for competition in Crown.

The following requirements are waived for Crown List competitors. If you wish to request that any other requirement be waived, you will need to contact Their Royal Majesties personally.

    * 6.2.5.1.9 - Heraldry
    * 6.2.5.1.10.3 - Event attendance

Letters of Intent are to be received by no later than Saturday, April 23, 2011. Please see Kingdom law and Corpora to be certain you understand and comply with the necessary provisions. Letters may be sent via USPS mail or email. If you choose to deliver your letter in person, it is recommended that you send a copy via the above as it is very difficult to ensure that things do not get misplaced when handed over at an event.

If you have any questions or problems with the details/requirements for Crown, please feel free to contact Their Royal Majesties.

Following the selection of Atlantia's newest heirs, His Majesty Michael will open the field to a Tournament of Chivalry. Bring your armor and take the field against members of the most noble Order of the Chivalry!

There will be a Tempore Atlantia competition held. The time period will be 1000 - 1250.
The Barony of Black Diamond will be sponsoring an inter-branch field display competition. All branches and baronies are encouraged to bring their best field presence to add to the festivities. Winner will be determined by popular vote. For more information please contact the autocrat at MysticSableWolf@hotmail.com.

Atlantian Roll of Arms Competition
Each Crown Tournament sees The Atlantian Roll of Arms Competition as sponsored by the Triton Herald's Office and this May is no exception! What is a Roll of Arms, you ask? Well, the online Encyclopedia Brittannica defines a Roll of Arms as "(an) illuminated manuscript describing (blazoning) and often illustrating (emblazoning) the arms of persons present at a particular battle or tournament."

The rules for the competition are simple. Using the registered heraldry for the combatants, prepare a manuscript depicting the entrants to Their Majesties' Crown Tournament, with the final pairing and the eventual Winner denoted. For example, your page might contain 14 small escutcheons (shield shapes) of all the entrants by rank, then 2 larger escutcheons of the finalists, with one even larger escutcheon of the winner, listing the names under each depiction. Illuminated poems or songs depicting the tourney progression are also legitimate entries!

Children's Activities will be run from 1pm - 3pm by Lady Jacintha of Highland Foorde. She can contacted at: hfyouth@highlandfoorde.atlantia.sca.org.

Feast

A new twist to a medieval theme! An elegant, professionally prepared meal based on recipes from "A Form of Curie." will be provided by SAVOR, an on-site catering facility led by executive chef Michael Hayes. The cost for this meal will be $15.00 per seat. Menu information will be forthcoming shortly.

Due to the nature of this meal, all interested parties must pre-reserve for a seat. Spaces are limited so reserve now! Please contact the autocrat at MysticSableWolf@hotmail.com with any questions/dietary concerns.

Autocrat Information
Baronesa Gracia Esperanca de Sevilla
E-mail: MysticSableWolf@hotmail.com

Schedule
The following is the current schedule for Crown Tournament. Please check back regularly for updates.

    * 9:00 AM - Site/Gate Opens
    * 1:00 PM - Children's Activities Begin
    * 3:00 PM - Children's Activities End
    * 7:00 PM - Feast
    * 9:00 PM - Site Closes

rown Tournament will be held at The Meadow Event Park, located 1.5 miles east of King's Dominion. More site information can be found at http://www.meadoweventpark.com (external link).

The Meadow Event Park
13111 Dawn Blvd
Doswell VA 23047

Site Restrictions
No Pets. Absolutely no visible original containers. No Alcohol. Alcoholic beverages for those gentles over the age of 21 and non-alcoholic beverages will be made available for purchase by the Event site at specified hours.

Site Directions

From Washington, D.C.
Take US-1 South/14th Street Bridge. US-1 becomes I-395 South. I-395 South becomes I-95 South. Take VA-30 E, Exit 98 toward Doswell/West Point. Turn left onto VA-30 E/Kings Dominion Boulevard. Follow approximately 1.8 miles to The Meadow Event Park.

From Fredericksburg
Take VA-3 West to I-95. Merge onto I-95 South toward Richmond. Take the VA-30 E, Exit 98 toward Doswell/West Point. Turn left onto VA-30 E/Kings Dominion Boulevard. Follow approximately 1.8 miles to The Meadow Event Park.

From I-95/Richmond
Take I-95 North toward Washington. Take VA-30 E, Exit 98 toward Doswell. Merge onto VA-30 E toward West Point/Kings Dominion. Follow approximately 1.6 miles to The Meadow Event Park.

From Rocky Mount, NC
US-64West to the I-95 Exit. Take I-95, Exit 464 toward Richmond/Fayetteville. Merge onto I-95 North via exit 464B toward Richmond. Merge onto I-295 North, Exit 46 toward Washington/Richmond Int'l Airport. Merge onto I-95 North, Exit 43A on left toward Washington. Take VA-30 E, Exit 98 toward Doswell. Merge onto VA-30 E toward West Point/Kings Dominion. Follow approximately 1.6 miles to The Meadow Event Park.