Tourney of Love: Saturday, February 13, 2016

Heart shaped map (1534) by Oronce Finé, a French mathematician and cartographer. National Library of France.

Heart shaped map (1534) by Oronce Finé, a French mathematician and cartographer. National Library of France.


Fencers, Fighters, and Artisans! Come demonstrate your prowess and talents at the Tourney of Love. Three competitions to test your skills. A winner for each, though only entrants for all three may vie for the coveted pink baldric as the “Champeen O’ Love”. Who will challenge Baron Ané du Vey this year for the admiration of the Ladies of the Gallery?

Fencing, Rattan, Arts and Sciences competitions are the hallmarks of this tournament. Participants of the tourney may enter to win one or more categories. However, the Pink Baldric will be awarded to the gentle who excels in all three and displays that which the Ladies of the Gallery feel exemplifies a true Champion of Love. The whim of the Ladies of the Gallery may very well weigh heavily on the outcome of the tournament; after all, this is the Tourney of Love.

Regarding the A&S competition, any period projects created in the past two years are welcomed. Display or perform your best works!

Documentation is encouraged but not required. If you are unfamiliar with the idea of “documentation”, think of it as a written description of your work. Tell the viewer about the historical basis for your project and what materials and techniques were used in period to create the original item your piece is based on. Then explain your process and the decisions you made in regards to construction, materials (if they differ from period materials, tell what you used and why), and techniques used. You can also talk about what you might do differently next time.

♥♥♥ Please follow this link to download the Tourney of Love Arts & Sciences Fillable pdf form if you would like to get a head start on filling out your competition entry.

Site Opens: 9 AM
Site Closes: 10 PM

Event Website:


♥ 9:00 AM Doors Open
♥ 9:30 AM Vestry: Fencing authorizations begin
10:00 AM Vestry: Fighting authorizations begin. Please sign in at the MOL Table.
10:00 AM Youth Combat Tourney
11:00 AM Youth Fencing Tourney (cancelled)
11:00 AM MOL table open for tournament registration
11:00 AM Dayboard opens
11:45 AM MOL table closes for registration
12:00 PM Fencing tournaments (bear pit format)
2:00 PM Dance with Lord Gwillim and Lady Constancia in the sanctuary
3:00 PM Gate closes
Early Afternoon Arts & Sciences Performance entries judged by populace (Dorothy Hall)
Mid Afternoon Heavy List tournament (Vestry)
Late Afternoon Clean up / Set up for Dinner after the Heavy List tournament
4:30 PM Court (Sanctuary)
5:30 PM Feast is served. Dancing, singing, and general merriment as time allows. (Dorothy Hall)
10:00 PM (or earlier) Site cleanup. As many volunteers as can help are encouraged to stay and help put tables and chairs away, clean the spaces, and vacuum.


Please contact Lord Otto Gottlieb by email at with any questions about the Tourney of Love event.


Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor (UUSB)
120 Park Street
Bangor, Maine 04401

  • Make your way North or South to Interstate 95, exit 185 in Bangor.
  • Turn left onto Broadway.
  • At the Broadway and State Street light, turn right onto State Street.
  • Just before the next light, take a sharp right onto Park Street.
  • The UU church is on your left, parking is along the right side of the street.
  • There is additional parking available on Center Street, directly behind the Church.
  • This is a one-way street, which can be reached by taking a right at the light on State Street, onto Harlow Street, then another right at the next light onto Center Street.
  • There will be valet parking for those who request/need it.
  • Here is a map highlighting street parking and the public parking lot across from the Library:

Lord Otto Gottlieb has provided a quick map of parking areas around the Tourney of Love site through his dropbox account here:


SITE: Adult (18+): $10 (plus $5 for non-members)
Youth (6-17): $5
Kids (5 & under): free

Dayboard (lunch) is included.
Those attending the event only (not the feast), may pay at the door.

FEAST: Adults and Teenagers (13+): $13.00
Children (0-12): $5.00

Reservations required. Please pay the site fee with the feast fee. (see link to reservation form below)

♥ Reservations accepted until Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Feast is capped at 70 people.
Good faith reservations for gentles coming from Canada are accepted upon notification of Master Godric, Exchequer & Reservation Clerk.
The event fee must be paid in order to also attend the feast.
No substitutions, please.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-Maine, Inc. Endewearde


Young Woman with a Pink

The evening feast will be a four course menu as follows:

1st course
Chill Strawberry Soup
Cinnamon Pin wheels
Cheese cube

2nd course
Tarts De Chare (pork pie)
Peas coddle for a Fysche day (peas cooked in milk & ginger)

3rd course
Checonys in cyrip (chicken version of a rabbit recipe)
Burbon ginger glazed carrots
Pandemayne w/ parsley butter (white bread with parsley butter)

4th course
Mock swan
Raspberry tart
Gingerbrede cookies


Please submit your payment for the evening feast prior to Friday, February 5, 2016 using the reservation form below.


Event Steward:

THL Otto Gottlieb

Send Reservations to:

A fillable-PDF is provided for event and feast reservations. Please download the form and open with Adobe Reader (or equivalent). Results vary when filling out through a web browser.

Reservation form:

Send the form and payment to:

Raymond Sprague
Endewearde ToL 2016 Reservations
120 Hudson Road
Bangor, ME 04401

Other Contact Information:

Merchants are welcome. No table fees, though space is limited.



All images used are from online museum collections and are attributed as being in the public domain and thus available for noncommercial use.

Heart shaped map (1534) by Oronce Finé, a French mathematician and cartographer. Source: National Library of France.

Young Woman With a Pink. Artist: Attributed to Hans Memling (Netherlandish, Seligenstadt, active by 1465–died 1494 Bruges). Source: Metropolitan Museum.

This webpage was updated: 02/13/2016

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