Tourney of Love: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Image of cupid holding the shield of Mars

Cupid with Weapons of Mars

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 Syr Cedric of Thanet 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. 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.

Site Opens: 10 am
Site Closes: 10 pm

VENUE

Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor
120 Park St
Bangor, ME 04401
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TOURNEY OF LOVE SCHEDULE

  9:00 AM Doors Open.
  9:30 AM Vestry: MoL table open.
  9:30 AM Vestry: Fencing authorizations begin. Please sign in at the MoL table.
10:00 AM Vestry: Fighting authorizations begin. Please sign in at the MoL table.
10:30 AM Youth Combat Tourney.
11:00 AM Dayboard opens.
11:45 AM MOL table closes for registration.
12:00 PM Fencing tournament.
  1:00 PM Arts & Sciences Performance entries judged by populace (Dorothy Hall).
  1:30 PM Block Printing Workshop
  2:00 PM Heavy List tournament (Vestry).
  3:00 PM Dance with Lord Gwillim and Lady Constancia in the sanctuary.
  Late Afternoon Clean up / Set up for Dinner after the Heavy List tournament.
  4:30 PM Court (Sanctuary).
6:00 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.

Schedule Updated: 02/16/2017

GUEST MINORS REQUIRED PAPERWORK

If you are planning to bring a Youth Minor (under the age of 18) to a Society for Creative Anachronism event for whom you are not their parent or legal guardian, then you must obtain the proper forms and signatures. This policy applies to relatives of the guest minor as well (siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins).

You can read Endewearde’s FAQ for Guest Minors so you can plan to obtain the necessary forms, signatures and notary public services before the youth guest minor accompanies you to an event.

DIRECTIONS

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:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a78qpppazqtaeq7/UUSB_Parking.jpg?dl=0 

EVENING FEAST MENU 

The theme of this year’s Tourney of Love feast is SAUCE! There will be a variety of sauces for each course.

A Very Saucy Feast

Course One

  • Bratwurst with mustards and chutneys 
  • Fruits and cheese 
  • Buttered Herbs on toast

Course Two

  • Roast pork loin with sauces
  • Cheese gnocchi
  • Mushrooms
  • Heathen peas

Course Three

  • Roast game hens with sauces 
  • Roast carrots with sauce
  • Poached pears in wine
  • Bread pudding

Lady Admiranda Howard is the Head Cook for the evening feast. She will have an ingredient list available. People with specific dietary needs should request to contact her for further information.

NEWCOMER FEAST TABLE 
HOSTED BY THE COMPANY OF THE WHITE SHIELD  

There will be an evening feast table hosted by the Company of the White Shield. The intent is to give those who are new to the SCA a table to join so as to make new friends and enjoy the ambiance of the evening. Those wanting to assist SCA newcomers may want to introduce themselves, perhaps pack along extra feastware to loan out, bring extra candles, tablecloths, goblets, or napkins.

NEWCOMER ASSISTANCE

We have a Newcomer Resource Officer in the Barony of Endewearde, Lord Eoin an Doire, who can be contacted by email at chatelaine@endewearde.eastkingdom.org
This officer provides assistance in learning more about the SCA, what activities may be running in your area, helps newcomers understand how to enjoy attending your first SCA events. Anyone wishing to help the Chatelaine make newcomers welcome should feel free to contribute as they are able.

Gold Key (loaner SCA clothing) is available through the Chatelaine (Newcomer Officer). Please send email to chatelaine@endewearde.eastkingdom.org to arrange to have a simple medieval style garment in your size available at an event in the Barony of Endewearde, Canton of Wyndriche or Canton of Basingestoches.

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration:
Adult (18+): $15 ($5 discount for 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 (18+): $15.00
Youth (6-17): $8.00
Kids (5 & under): free

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

Reservations accepted until Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Feast is capped at 70 people.
Good faith reservations for gentles coming from Canada are accepted upon notification of Master Godric, Exchequer & Reservation Clerk (exchequer@endewearde.eastkingdom.org).
The event fee must be paid in order to also attend the feast.

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

EVENT STAFF

The following people are responsible for organizing these activities and additional staff volunteers at the Tourney of Love event:

Head Cook for Evening Feast Lady Admiranda Howard
Head Cook for Dayboard Nuttus Assingdone
Arts & Sciences Coordinator Mistress Agatha Wanderer
Coordinating Gate Staff Lord Otto Gottlieb
Rapier Combat Lord Radbod of Endewearde
Heavy List Syr Cedric of Thanet
Youth Activities Lord Thomas de Marr’
Herald Mistress Brita Marie Svensdottir
Mistress of Lists Lady Petra von Mumpf
Event Steward, Scheduling, Vendors, and Site Tokens Lady Halldís Ulfsdottír

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The web address on the Barony of Endewearde website for this event can be found at http://endewearde.eastkingdom.org/wp/tol2017

This event is listed on the SCA East Kingdom’s Event Calendar at
http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3113

There is a Tourney of Love facebook event page where you can ask questions about this event and read about last minute updates and other notifications.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Event Steward: Lady Halldís Úlfsdóttir

Modernly Known As:Shannon Moretto
(207) 479-6962
steward1@basingestoches.eastkingdom.org

RESERVATIONS

Link to the Reservation Form for Tourney of Love 2017 (pdf)

Please download, print, fill out, and send the registration form and payment to:

Raymond Sprague
Endewearde ToL 2017 Reservations
120 Hudson Road
Bangor, ME 04401

Evening feast reservations are due no later than Sunday, February 12, 2017.

OTHER CONTACT INFORMATION

Merchants are welcome at this event. There are no table fees, though space is limited. Please contact the event steward no later than February 10, 2017 to make arrangements; tables will be on a first come, first served basis.

Updated: 02/02/2017