Clio, Thalia, Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Terpsichore, Urania, and Melpomene. These nine goddesses have inspired artists, musicians, writers, and even scientists since the time of ancient Greece, and now they can inspire you. In honor of the ninth year of Chalice, we celebrate the Nine Greek Muses and all that they represent.
Compete in individual disciplines and as part of a team for the coveted Chalice of the Sun God. The winners receive bragging rights, the right to challenge next year's winners, and of course, CHOCOLATE!
Chalice of the Sun God IX: Romancing the Muses
October 20, 2012
Fight for the honor of the Muses in armored, rapier, target archery, and youth combat tournaments. Competitors will fight in a Challenger's tourney for the right to best the current Chalice Champions in each discipline and become this year's Chalice Champions.
Questions should be directed to the Marshal in Charge, Lord Patrick Ravensclaw (mcpheekp AT gmail.com).
Questions about individual disciplines should be directed to the Rapier Marshal, Geoffrey ap Clywyd (jeffwmailbox-rapier AT yahoo.com), or the Archery Marshal, Naran Numuchi (Neacalban1 AT aol.com).
A&S and Performance Competitions
Artisans and performers alike are invited to pay tribute to the Muses in the performance and static A&S competitions. Anything depicting the Muses, in the domains of the Muses, involving the emblems of the Muses, or which you can in any other way relate back to the Muses, is fair game.
The winner of each competition will challenge the previous year's winner for the title of Chalice Champion.
This year Chalice will also have a beer and wine license, which means brewers are welcome and invited to bring their wares for sampling and competition in A&S. For questions about A&S, contact Lady Bevin an Broc Drannach (moas AT pontealto.atlantia.sca.org).
Team Competition for the Chalice of the Sun God
Teams must register by 11 am on the day of the event to compete for the Chalice of the Sun God. Teams must field a single participant in at least 4 of the 5 Chalice disciplines (Bardic, Artisan, Heavy, Rapier, Archery).
In addition to the adult categories, each team may include up to three youth combatants, one for each area of youth competition, and a bonus point will be awarded for each youth participant (up to three points). If the youth wins the title of Chalice Youth Armored Champion, Chalice Youth Archer, or Chalice Youth Rapier Champion, an additional bonus point will be awarded to the team.
Each participant shall receive points based on participation and performance. The team with the highest score will be declared the winner of the Chalice of the Sun God.
To register a team, contact the Team Coordinator, Lady Belphoebe de Givet (belfebe AT yahoo.com). You must include the names of your team members, their disciplines, and the team name.
A kingdom fundraiser lunch will be offered by the Shire of Roxbury Mill.
A sumptuous feast will be prepared by Baron Brenainn MacShuibne (mtorsky AT hotmail.com). Space is limited to 80, so reserve early! Dietary concerns should be directed to the head cook.
Member Non-Member Feast
Adult Daytrip $12.00 $17.00 $8.00
Youth (5 - 17 yrs) $7.00 $7.00 $8.00
Under 5 Guests of the Barony
Lady Giovanna Rossellini da Firenze, rmstorey AT gmail.com.
For mail-in reservations, please make checks payable to "SCA, Inc / Barony of Ponte Alto." Remember, the only good reservation is a paid reservation.
Merchants are welcome! Please contact Lady Kim of Wolfshaven (kimtinsca AT gmail.com) to register for space. Note that there is no camping space available, so plan accordingly.
Reservations for dayshades / pavilions on the list fields may be directed to the Field Space Coordinator, Lady Kim of Wolfshaven (kimtinsca AT gmail.com)
Loudoun County Fairgrounds, 17558 Dry Mill Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175
No open flames. Beer and wine are permitted; as always, be careful and do not serve to minors. Dogs are permitted on the grounds, but must be leashed and cleaned up after. No dogs are permitted in the main hall.
This is not a camping event; however, we have blocks available at the following hotels near the site. Rooms are available Friday and / or Saturday nights. Call the hotel directly to make a reservation. Reservations must be made by 9/19 to receive group rates.
Days Inn Leesburg
721 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 22075
Group name: Ponte Alto
Two double beds: $80 + tax
King bed w/ microwave and fridge: $90 + tax (limited availability)
Pets allowed for additional fee
Additionally, we will be happy to help coordinate crash space with members of our barony. Please contact the Autocrat for more information.
From Points North, South, and East
Take your best route to the Dulles Toll Road/Greenway (Rt. 267) off of the Washington Beltway (I-495). Go through the toll booth(s) past Dulles Airport. Merge onto VA-7 W via EXIT 1A on the LEFT toward LEESBURG/WARRENTON. Take Route 9 West exit (stay in left lane of exit). At STOP sign at end of exit, turn left and proceed over bridge that crosses Route 7 (stay in the left lane). Proceed to STOP sign and turn left onto Dry Mill Rd. Travel approximately 1 mile to Fairgrounds entrance on left.
From Points West of Leesburg
Take Route 7 East (Harry Byrd Hwy) towards Leesburg, VA. Take Route 9 Exit. At STOP sign at end of exit, turn right and immediately get into the left lane. Proceed to STOP sign and turn left onto Dry Mill Rd. Travel approximately 1 mile to Fairgrounds entrance on left.
Lady Sophia van der Werken opc_lt AT yahoo.com.
Lady Giovanna Rossellini da Firenze rmstorey AT gmail.com.