War College

The sounds of the War Horns grow louder and more persistent. To assist everyone in their preparations for War, the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands is proud to host War College on July 8, 2006 at the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsmen¹s Club (505 Mosside Blvd., N. Versailles PA 15137, www.pmsconline.com). Activities for the day will include heavy weapons, fencing, thrown weapons, archery, scouting, youth combat, youth fencing, dog coursing, and children¹s activities. The autocrat for this Academy style event for the SCA martial arts is Mistress Karana Yabokchi (Karen Donnelly kddonnelly@comcast.net

The site opens at 10 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m. Everyone remaining after 9 p.m. will have volunteered for the clean-up crew. There is no smoking in the buildings and the site is discretely damp. Please no visible modern containers and no open flames at feast. The site is handicapped accessible. For those who may be traveling, there are several hotels within 5 miles of the site. Please contact the autocrat for additional information. Merchants should also contact the autocrat.

Schedule for the day:
10 am: Site opens
10 - noon: Youth combat - weapons and armor construction, non-combat activities
11 am: Dog coursing exhibition (weather permitting)
11 am: Fencing partner tournament
Before noon: Archery range opens as soon as set-up is complete (includes advancing man shoot)
Before noon: Thrown weapons range opens as soon as set-up is complete
Before noon: Heavy weapons inspections and authorizations
Before noon: SCA Scouting (tentative)
Noon: Lunch part 1
Noon: Heavy weapons melee practice including combat archery
1-3 pm: Children's Activities (tentative)
1:30 pm: Fencing melee practice
1:30 pm: Youth fencing (tentative)
3-4:30 pm: Youth combat - authorizations, melee practice
4 pm: Lunch part 2
5 pm: Regency and Baronial Courts
6:30 pm: Feast
9 pm Site closes

Additional information: The site has limited shade, and it does not have showers.

Fees for the event are as follows:
Adult and >14: On-Board $15.00 with pre-registration, $16.00 at the door; Off-Board $8.00; Out-board $5.00. Youth 6-14: On-Board $7.50 with pre-registration, $8.00 at the door; Off-Board $4.00; Out-board $2.50. Youth 5 and under: Free Family cap with Feast: $48.00

The off-board fee includes two lunches, one at noon and one in the late afternoon. The head cooks for the day are Master Alistair Scott MacCrummin (Steve Morrisson) and Mistress Lenora of the Willows (Donna Mallabone, alenorawillow@yahoo.com). Please contact Master Alistair with any dietary concerns. Reservations, with SCA and modern names and check payable to SCA, Inc-BMDL, should be sent to Lady Hildarun Hugelman (Krista Cogan, hildarun@yahoo.com.). The only good reservation is a paid reservation. The $3 non-member surcharge will be collected from all non-SCA members.

Take your best route to I-76, the PA Turnpike, and then to Exit 57 (old exit 6) I-376 W/ US-22 W / US-22 Business/ Monroeville/ Pittsburgh. After the toll booth, take the US 22 Business exit (#16 to the left) and immediately get into the left lanes of Business Route 22. At the first stop light, make a left onto Route 48 South (Mosside Boulevard) and *travel 5 miles to the site. The club is on the right side of Route 48 South between Route 130 and Route 30. There is ample off-street parking at the site.

Alternate directions from Downtown Pittsburgh:
From Downtown Pittsburgh, follow I-376 East toward Monroeville. The second Business Route 22 exit is just before the I-76 Turnpike exit. Take the second Business Route 22 exit and go straight through the Route 22 intersection at the end of the exit ramp onto Route 48 South (Mosside Boulevard). Follow the directions after the * above. Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (N. Versailles, Pennsylvania)