Once again, the Barony of Endewearde will be hosting a rousing and raucous festival of armored combat and merriment. At the end of the day, the Endewearde armored combatant who stands victorious will be named Endewearde’s newest Champion of Armored Combat. Endewearde’s current armored champion, The Honorable Lord Gruffydd Abernathy, will oversee the challenges of the day and provide fun for the combatants as well as those in the galleries.
The event will be held at the same site as the Endewearde Hunt, for those familiar with that event. It’s a rustic, wooded site with plenty of room to roam and enjoy some peace and quiet between the bouts or during the lunch break. There’ll be a large cook fire maintained by Endewearde’s Court of Royal Foresters for anyone who wishes to prepare a hot lunch during the midday break. Above ground fire pits and grills are welcome, as well. Note that there is no running water on site so bring your own and please be prepared to pack out all your own trash as there will be no dumpsters.
COMBATANTS: During the tournament, a tourney tree will be used. Armored combatants will need to have a wooden shield plaque on which a representation of your arms must be painted. Blank shields will be provided ahead of time as needed.
The Honorable Lord Gruffydd Abernethy has the following announcement:
Fighters: If you plan to compete I will need you to get in contact with me by Sunday the 10th [September] although the sooner the better as I hear we have some folks who want to make things to cheer on their favorite fighters with. I will need to know who you have as your herald and your arms/ colors wouldn’t hurt. All are welcome to compete and there will be a prize for the best fighter, though the champion will be chosen from the pool of fighters from Endewearde.
Update: September 14, 2017
The following fighters are known to be participating in the Baronial Championship tournament:
- Lord Albrecht Østergaard
colors: red, white
- Lord Cormac Longstrider
colors: blue, white
- Drottin (Lord) Hrafn Isauga
colors: white, blue, black
- Misha of Endewearde
- Nuttus Assingdone
colors: gold, green purple
- Lord Njall Randvesson
colors: green white black
- Shu of Endewearde
- Lord Thomas de Marr
colors: gold, green, black
MERCHANTS: Merchants and vendors are encouraged to attend! In keeping with the festival atmosphere, there will be no merchants’ row or merchant booths. Instead, merchants and vendors will be expected to hawk their wares through the crowds gathered around the arena. Please contact the event steward with any questions.
ADULT BEVERAGES: Though there is no running water on site, the site is WET.
FOOD: No dayboard will be provided. Please plan to bring your own lunch. The Endewearde foresters will be tending a fire for cooking along with iron cookware and grates, for folks to use. You can bring a grill or above ground fire pit of your own if you wish. You can eat all day long if you wish. Rumor has it that Mistress Agatha will be vending delicious meat pies.
PETS: Pets are welcome on site but they must remain leashed. Owners are required to clean up after their pets. We reserve the right to ask someone to leave should their pet becomes a nuisance or a danger.
TRASH: This is a “pack it in, pack it out” site. There will be no public trash receptacles.
BATHROOM FACILITIES: There is no running water on site. Two porta-potties will be available.
HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY: The site is accessible by car. Those who use a walker or wheelchair should be able to get to the main area where heavy list combat will be held. Please note that the porta-potties are regular size, not the wider handicap accessible stalls.
DAY SCHEDULE Update: September 14, 2017
Site opens 9:00 AM and closes at 4:00 PM
9:00 AM Site opens
9:00-10:00 AM Authorizations
10:00-11:00 AM Champion Takes On All
11:00-11:30 AM Melee
11:30-12:30 PM Round Robin
12:30-1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00-3:00 PM Round Robin Continues
3:00 PM Finals and Baronial Court
4:00 PM Site Closes
SITE FEE: $10 for 14 years old and older, $5 member discount
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
2910 Western Ave.
Newburgh, ME 04444-4758
Take your best route to Exit 174 (Rt. 69) off I-95 in Maine. Head toward Newburgh (turning right if coming from the South, turning left if coming from the North). Travel about 1 1/4 miles to the flashing light of the intersection with Rt 202/9. Here turn right to go west. The site is about 4 miles down the road on your right.
The site is a private residence. You will drive through the back yard. Have faith! You are on the right path.
GUEST MINORS REQUIRED PAPERWORK
If you are planning to bring a Youth Minor (anyone 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.
TIPS FOR ENJOYING THE TOURNAMENT FROM THE EVENT STEWARD
We will, we will rock you!”
Onlookers are encouraged to carry pennants and banners and streamers in the colors of their favorite fighters. Remember, there’s nothing wrong with having multiple favorites.
FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
You can ask questions and follow the discussion on facebook under the public event page Endewearde Baronial Armored Combat Championship.
SCA HARRASSMENT AND BULLYING POLICY
Read the SCA Harrassment and Bullying Policy.
- THE SCA PROHIBITS HARASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS.
- Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions.
- If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.
WEBMINISTER’S NOTE: This event promises to be very spectator friendly. Please contact The Honorable Lord Gwillim Kynith with any questions about the event. The Honorable Lord Gruffydd Abernethy is the current Baronial Heavy List Champion who will be coordinating the format of this tournament.
Photo credit: Photo by Brendan Crane (c) 2017.