Mid-Winter Brawl

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Come join the Households of Serpentius, TOAD, and Wilmot along with the Barony of Iron Bog in celebrating the art of hitting other people for fun! We have planned a day of indoor fighting, fencing and feasting to be held at the Cherry Hill Holiday Inn.

Heavy Weapons Fighting: There will be both a novice (fighter authorized for two years or less in the SCA) and a regular double elimination tournament. What’s the fun of winning a tournament if you don’t get a cool prize? Duke Ronald of Wilmot has graciously provided a stainless steel bascinet! Lest we be accused of not encouraging the kinder virtues, a prize for “most chivalrous” will be awarded as well.

Fencing: There will be both a novice (fencer authorized for two years or less in the SCA) and a regular tournament. We have prizes galore for the fencers as well, including a Darkwood Armory ring dagger!

Youth Fighting: We have also planned youth fighting activities so that they can be encouraged to follow in their elders footsteps. Arts & Sciences: The gentle ladies of the house will not let us forget the skill of the artisans so in honor of them, an arts & sciences display is planned with a prize for populaces’ choice.

Merchanting: There is room for merchants as well. If you intend to merchant, please contact the co-autocrat to reserve your space. Space is extremely limited, so please make arrangements early!

Feast: As the event is in a hotel conference center, we are limited to food catered by the hotel. A feast of salad, sliced sirloin with a wild mushroom demi glace, herbed grilled chicken, penne in a rich blush sauce, starch or vegetable, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee, tea, and iced tea. There will also be a light day board of deli meats, cheese and bread during the day, which is included in the site fee.

Event Fee: (includes the day board)
Adult member: $15
Adult non-member: $18
Youth member (Ages 6 to 13 years): $8
Five and under are free

Feast: $15/person. Feast reservations must be paid in full by February 1, 2007. Reservations not paid in full by this date will not be honored. As it is a hotel, they will provide all dishes and linens so no dishes to wash-up afterward! For those who prefer not to attend the feast, there is a small restaurant on site as well as numerous restaurants nearby. As the hotel has a bar onsite, you may not bring any alcohol into the ballroom, though it is allowed in the guest rooms. All alcohol drunk in the ballroom must be purchased at the bar onsite.

If you intend to fight in either novice tourney, please pre-register. Include a copy of your authorization and membership card. You will receive an email-letter which will enable you to speed through troll. Of course, novices are welcome to fight in both tournaments.

Schedule:
9:30 AM Troll opens
10:30 AM list for novice tourneys close (both fencing and fighting)
11 AM Novice tourneys begin
12 PM Day board opens
12 PM List for regular fighting and fencing tournaments closes
1 PM Regular fighting and fencing tourney begins as well as Youth Fighting
2 PM Day board closes
5 PM Baronial Court
5:30 PM Ballroom closes for feast set-up
6 PM Feast
9 PM Site closes

Autocrat: Don Nigel of Castle West (MKA Gary Stewart) Nigel14@comcast.net

Co-Autocrat/Merchant Coordinator: Roxane Farabi Shahzedeh (MKA Melinda Haren) melindaharen@yahoo.com

Hotel Reservations: Please contact the hotel directly to reserve a room. Mention you are with the SCA to receive the room discount.

Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
Rt. 70 & Sayer Ave.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Tel: 1-856-663-5300 -or- 1-800-HOLIDAY
Fax: 1-856-662-2913
E-Mail: gm@holidaycherryhill.com Location:
Barony of Iron Bog (Cherry Hill, New Jersey)