[CAI] Crown Prints Prize Tournament

The Shire of the Isles invites you to a day of sun and fun to celebrate the Crown Prints at the UCSB Faculty Club Lawn. There will be rapier, armored, and youth combat as well as an Arts & Sciences competition to decide who will become this year's champions.

The CP Prize Arts Raffle will showcase the donations of many talented Caidan artisans (and also the donations of many Caidans whose talents lie in finding a well-made item at a bargain price). Individual objects are welcome, as are baskets of goodies. Handcrafts are great, and period reproductions are wonderful, but not required! We ask two things: Your donated item should be SCA-friendly, and please, no alcohol. If your branch, household, warband or cooking guild is donating a basket of items, please include a list of contents! We want everyone to know what wonderful things are in it. There is no cut-off time for donation drop-offs, but the earlier you can get it to us, the more money it can raise for the CP. If you donate an individual item, let us know if you want it to be raffled individually or if you would like us to find it a home in a basket. This year's raffle items include books, jewelry, accessories, needlework supplies, toys, clothing, and more - and blades. Oh yes, there will be blades...
If you would like to volunteer an hour or two to assist with the merry madness that is the Arts Raffle, we welcome you! Unlike the dark side, we don't have cookies...but we will have donuts and coffee for staff, if that helps. If you're new to the SCA, it's a great way to meet lots of people. (It's also a great way to see all the wonderful donations!) If you have questions about donations or about volunteering on staff, please contact Master Riordan MacGregor at cpprizeraffle@sca-caid.org.

The Ladies of the Rose will again sponsor their basket raffle, which is as lovely as they are! For information, contact Duchess Natalya DeFoix at rosecpprize@sca-caid.org.

The Potters Guild and the Brewers Guild are again joining forces to keep you hydrated. For an as-yet-to-be-determined number of raffle tickets, you'll get a handmade cup and your choice of a variety of good drinks. Supplies of the cups will be limited, but new items will be put out throughout the day, so visit early and often!

Many other activities are planned, so see your July CP or just come to the event and be prepared for a day of fun!

Artists, don't forget the CP cover art competition! There will be three categories: best black-and-white, best color, and best photograph. Judging is by populace choice, and we hope everyone attending will cast their vote. The winning covers - and many of the runners-up - will appear on future issues of the CP.

Due to site restrictions, there will be no merchants - but we know you'll want to spend all your money on tickets for the raffles and other activities anyway!

Site will open at 8 am and close at 6 pm. If you would like to bring a pavilion, please contact one of the event stewards so we can reserve you a space on the eric - first come, first served!


Due to the generosity of Caid's populace, the Crown Prints has been able to produce full-sized newsletters with frequent color covers. The CP's stipend from the SCA has been slashed by 60% this year, and thus we need you help even more. Please donate to the raffles (both items to be auctioned and tickets to win something) and other activities in whatever manner you can. We thank you for your support, Caid!

Site fee: $5 for adult members and $3 for children, with an additional fee of $5 for non-members. Please make checks payable to "SCA, Inc./ Shire of the Isles". Parking is $3 per car through the university (cash or card). Although parking spaces are plentiful, carpooling is encouraged.

Site: UCSB Faculty Club Lawn, Ocean Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93106

>From the south: Take the 101 Freeway north to Santa Barbara/Goleta. Merge onto Ward Memorial Blvd/CA-217S. Enter  the round about and take the first right, Mesa Rd. After ? mile, turn left onto Ocean Rd. Follow for 1/3 of a mile and parking will be on your left.

>From the north: Take the 101 Freeway south to Goleta. Exit Los Carneros Rd. and turn right onto South Los Carneros. After  1.6 miles, turn left on to El Colegio Rd and follow for ? mile. Turn Right onto Ocean Rd, go 1/3 mile, and parking will be on your left.

Event Stewards (contact for site information, etc.): Lady Ylaria Thriepland and Lord Lodovico of the Isles, cpprize@sca-caid.org.

Activities Steward (contact for fundraising activities, etc.): Barwnes Rhieinwen Cyvarwydd, caidchronicler@sca-caid.org