[MID] First Contact: Portugal and India

The Marche of Gwyntarian presents First Contact: Portugal and India, hosting the Brendoken Championships.

WHEN:     June 23, 2012
Site opens 9:00 a.m. and closes 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:     Living Water Community Church
200 N Kurzen Rd
Dalton, Ohio 44618

SITE FEE:     $7.00 per person ages 13 and older
$3.50 ages 5 - 13 (under 5 - free)
$5.00 Non-member surcharge in effect.
Feast - $9.00 per person ages 13 and older
$4.50 ages 5-13 (under 5 free)
All pre-reg must be received by the Gate-keeper by June 16, 2012

AUTOCRAT: Katie the Usurper kqbarnes4@yahoo.com  
CO-AUTOCRAT: Brighid Bhreathnach rumpleteasermom@yahoo.com
CHAMPIONSHIP LIAISON : Emma of Flanders mmbodnovich@windstream.net


Brendoken Championships

Outgoing Champion: Offria Pinkhand

Arts & Sciences
Brendoken Champions Arts and Sciences entries will be on display from 10:00 am until approximately 4:00 pm inside the main building. Populace voting to occur with a limited supply of votes so get your entries in early.

The theme for this year's A&S is Brendoken Heraldry - you will get extra credit for using Bredoken's Colors and the Brendoken device.

Outgoing Champion: Barbara Webster

This year's Bardic Championship challenge will require all participants to complete two pieces:

One for the Artist
This piece should be the artist's best work, no matter what format it takes.
This can be a song, a poem, a story, an instrumental piece or whatever other piece the participant thinks is their best work. Subject matter does not matter here.
The only restriction is that pieces should be kept to around three minutes long. (Please contact the current bardic champion, DonalBane of Blakmers, if this is a problem).

One for the Barony
This piece should be a song, a story, a poem or other spoken word work celebrating the Barony of Brendoken.

Participants are encouraged to perform their own works, but a copy of the Baronial Songbook will be made available for use.
Once again, pieces should be kept to around three minutes long.

For more information, or to obtain a copy of the Baronial Songbook, contact Lord DonalBane.

Outgoing Champion: DonalBane of Blakmers

Combat Archery
Outgoing Champion: Mihajlo od Nerche

Outgoing Champion: Antonio Vicini

Armored Combat
This contest will involve a Highlander tourney (only head shots count).

Outgoin Champion: Algar Ironhand

Thrown Weapons
Outgoing Champion: Edward of Thorn


Take your best route to US 30 and to Dalton, Oh, which is between Wooster and Canton.
Turn north at Kurzen Road and go 200 yards.
The church is on the left.