Eisenmarche Shire Banquet and Champions Tournament

My Lords and Ladies, imagine if you will, a noble's manor. Not just any noble, but one from the Shire of Eisenmarche. The Mistress of the Manor has graciously opened her home to you to help celebrate Italy's Festa del Pitu.

With tongue firmly in cheek, join Their Royal Majesties, King Skeggi, and Queen Taisiia, and Their Highnesses Prince Ulf and ban-fhlaith Bernadette as They hold Court over the beast blamed for the burdens of the past year's past ills. Will its innocence be proved? Or will the Courts sway to its guilt?

There will be a basic lunch offered, with all proceeds going to the Tir Righ and An Tir Royal Travel Fund.

Dance the night away to our roving minstrals, Toot-a-Lute. Catch up with old friends. Make new ones.

Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served from our new Tavern: The Brewer's Yeast. Please bring your real-life identification if you plan on imbibing.

Watch as our Champions are decided on the fields.

Heavy: Please note ... if you don't show your feast token or day pass, you will not be allowed to fight. All Waivers MUST be signed! Kingdom law, ya know :D More information Forthcoming

Rapier: Please note ... if you don't show your feast token or day pass, you will not be allowed to fight. All Waivers MUST be signed! Kingdom law, ya know :D More information Forthcoming

Archery: Please note ... if you don't show your feast token or day pass, you will not be allowed to shoot. All Waivers MUST be signed! Kingdom law, ya know :D More information Forthcoming

Arts and Sciences: This year, there will be three categories for the A&S Champion's Competition. Each must include both an Arts and a Science aspect to it, accompanied by suitable documentation.

The Categories are as follows:

  • SCA Technology (the adaptation of medieval technology to the Current Middle Ages)
  • Feast place setting - for a Court Banquet
  • Heraldic Display

There will be tables provided for your display - look for the A&S Banner. Your entry must be set up by 1:00 pm so that the display can be viewed and judged. Judging will commence at 3:00pm. The Winner of the Competition will be announced at Dinner Court.

Merchant Space is available, but extremely limited. There is no table fee, but please pre-register to be assured of space.

If you are not pre-registered, you will not be assigned a table. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Tentative Timetable**:

Site Opens 10:00 am
Heavy List Opens 11:00 am
Heavy List Closes 12:00 pm
Armour Inspection 12:00 pm
Heavy Fighting Begins 12:30 pm
Arts and Sciences Display deadline 1:00 pm
Rapier List Opens 1:00 pm
Rapier List Closes 2:00 pm
Armour Inspection 2:00 pm
Rapier Fighting Begins 2:30 pm
Arts and Sciences Judging 3:00 pm
Dinner 6:30 pm - Ingredient list now available!
Court*** 7:30 pm
Site Closes 11:59pm

** This timetable is subject to change at any time *** Subject to change at Royalty's Royal Whim

Site Fee:
Adult Site Fee: (SCA member) $5.00
Adult Site Fee: (non member) $9.00
Youth Site Fee: (6 - 16) $3.00
Adult Feast and Site Fee Ticket: (SCA member) $20.00
Adult Feast and Site Fee Ticket: (non members) $24.00
Youth Feast and Site Fee Ticket: (6 - 16) $15.00
Child Feast and Site Fee Ticket: (5 and under) free

**NEW** You can now pre-register!

Autocrat Team:
Autocrat: Lady Savoury
Co-Autocrat: HLS Irina Baranova
Merchant Crat: Rhun Collbran
Head Cook: Baroness Raquel al-shekinah

Site Info:
NOTE: THIS IS A DIFFERENT SITE THAN PREVIOUS YEARS Hammond Community Center
20601 Westfield Ave Maple Ridge, BC

Directions to Site:
From Hwy #1 East: Start out going East on TransCanada Hwy E. Take Hwy-11 N exit (Exit 92) towards Abbotsford/Mission. Turn slight right onto Sumas Way/Provincial Route 11. Continue to follow Provincial Route 11. Turn left onto Lougheed Hwy. Turn Left on to 207 Street. Turn right on to Westfield Ave.

From Vancouver: take your best route to Maple Ridge on Lougheed Hwy. Turn right onto 207th. Turn right on to Westfield Ave.

Follow the signs and turn right into 20601 Westfield Ave.