Tournament of Valor XXXIII Site opens at 5:00 pm Friday, August 31st • Site closes at noon on Monday, September 3, 2012.
Presbyterian Church Youth Camp
9601 West 73rd Street North • Valley Center, KS 67147
Valor, the oldest running Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir, is once again here… in a time of new-found knowledge, when illumination of the shadows brought England out of the Dark Ages, a time of great kings and honorable knights… the High Middle Ages.
$13.00 for adults, $5.00 for ages 6-17, children under 5 and under get in free. There is an additional $5.00 surcharge for each adult non-member. Family Cap is $41.00 (not including NMS). Make checks payable to “SCA Inc., Barony of Vatavia.”
Merchants are most welcome! There is no additional merchanting fee.
The site includes a full hall, plenty of camping space, a nature trail, a swimming pool, showers, indoor restrooms, and fire pits. No ground fires are allowed! Dogs are allowed if on leash or in a run.
Take your best route to I-135 in Wichita, KS. Follow I-135 to the north edge of Wichita, to K-96 West. Continue on K-96 to Ridge Road. Take Ridge Road north to 73rd St. North. Turn left on 73rd St., and continue for several miles. The road leads to and ends at the First Presbyterian Church Camp. Look for SCA signs.
Please be sure to observe posted speed limits once you turn onto 73rd Street, as this is a residential and farm area.
Ransom Tournament (Woods Tourney)
Sword & Buckler Tourney (Single Elimination)
Single Sword Tourney (Single Elimination)
Pole-Arm Tourney (Single Elimination)
Noon: Valor Tournament - Bastard Sword only, thrusting tips allowed.
Guardians Invitational Tourney - All past winners of the Valor Tourney are eligible to participate, plus one additional fighter of their choice, per additional times they have won.
Multiple shoots. Valor Archery Shoot on Saturday.
Arts & Sciences Competitions
“Light” in Any Medium
For the Age of Illumination, the entry could be anything from a “light” colored piece of garb to stained glass! Documentation is required.
Children’s A&S Competition
Children 12 and under, any theme, no documentation required.
Valor Scrolls Competition
Any past or current scroll that was done for to be awarded for a Valor competition is eligible for entry. No documentation required. Photos or color copies allowed, if original is unavailable.
Arts & Sciences Demos
There will be an A&A&S Area at Valor this year, just outside the hall. Classes will be held through the day Saturday, with Sunday being an Open A&A&S Demo day! All artisans are encouraged to contact Isobel MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to teach a class and they are also encouraged to bring projects to display and work on at the Open Demo day!
Saturday at Noon. Theme is “The Household of Henry II of England.” Competitors may choose one or more persons either related to Henry, or who served him (i.e. Henry himself, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionheart, William Marshall, Henry the Young King, etc.). Use that person or persons as your inspiration. It can be about their character, their deeds, their internal strife, what you will. Story, song, or poem are all acceptable. Entrants will prepare a preliminary piece, and a secondary piece to be used as a tie-breaker if needed.
Multiple exercises, with the Valor Equestrian Tourney on Saturday.
Please remember to make copies of coggins and health certs for each horse/mule coming to site. The copies will be given to the marshal at time of arrival. Out of state MUST have current coggins and health cert. In state MUST have current coggins and health cert strongly recommended but not required.
If you are a minor 10 years or older and will be riding you must have a parent or guardian with you at the arena at all times. All minor forms must be filled out and the minor is required to have an ASTM approved helmet on at all times when on horseback, no exceptions.
The Blind Otter Pub will serve pub style food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Saturday & Sunday.
The Valor Feast returns, Sunday evening!
$10 per person, limited to 80 people. Menu to be announced.
Sir Wulfric Tyrell
Lord Corrigan MacKenzie