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Event Details
Duke Balfar's Challenge Event date: April 13th, 2013
Hosted by Barony of Dragonship Haven - Meriden, CT
Event Last Modified: April 10th, 2013
Event details
Hail and well met!  Once again, His Grace, Duke Balfar and the Barony of Dragonship Haven welcome the noble fighters of the East Kingdom to test their mettle in our annual multi-marshallate competition.  Gather your team of three fighters, fencers, archers or thrown weapons.  There will be prizes for the best team in each martial category. 

The usual rules apply to the three person teams in all marshal tournaments.  There may be no more than one KNIGHT per rattan team or High Order of Merit on any other martial team (Sag, OGR).

We look forward to seeing the East Kingdom's finest fencers testing their skills and practicing for the coming war.  Fencers of all abilities will have the opportunity to compete in a fabulous tourney designed to challenge all.

For the archers of the East, Lord Omelan the Left will run the archery competition as well as design a fun novelty shoot.  Come try your luck on the range!  There will also be a Baronial Archery Championship Tournament!  Loaner gear will not be available.

There will be Youth Combat and Youth Fencing!
Lord Christoffel d'Allaines Le-Comte:  Authorized Youth Fencing Marshal will be running a Youth Fencing list.  To participate, please check-in at the Fencing List. 
Sir Cedric of Armorica of the Barony of Bergental:  Authorized Youth Combat Marshal will be running a Youth Combat list.  To participate, please check-in at the Youth Combat List.

The Balfar's Challenge Dayboard is always exceptional!  A running dayboard will be provided by Master Jaji and his able assistants.  Please direct all dietary concerns to the Kitchener prior to the day of the event.

Favor kits will be available for those interested it making favors for Her Majesty.  Check with Captain Elias at the Newcomers' Table. 

If you are interested in getting involved or understanding more about the SCA, visit Captain Elias at the Newcomers' Table.  He will have ways for all to participate.  He will be giving site tours and explaining SCA life throughout the day! 

Very Rough Schedule for the Day:
Gate Opens:  10 AM
Newcomer's Table:  10:30 AM
Archery List open:  10:30 AM
Thrown Weapons List open:  @10:30 AM
Heavy List/Fencing List authorizations:  10:30 AM
Heavy List/Fencing List tournament registration:  10:30 AM
Fencing Tournament Start:  not before 12:00 PM
Dayboard Open:  12:30 PM
Heavy List Tournament Start:  not before 12:30 PM
Baronial Archery Championship:  @ 2:30-3:00 PM
Dayboard close:  4:30-5:00 PM
Court:  4:30-5:00 PM
Merchants Close:  end of court
Site Clean-up:  immediately following Court

Site Info:  We are at the same fabulous site as last year:  The Mountain Mist Outdoor Center!  Plenty of parking!  Plenty of space!

Site Rules:  There is a playground on site.  Children must be supervised by an adult at all times while on the playground. 

Site Opens: 10 AM
Site Closes: 7 PM
Event Location
Mountain MIst Outdoor Center
576 High Hill Road
Meriden, CT  06450

Mountain Mist Outdoor Center
576 High Hill Road
Meriden, CT 06450

FROM I-91 S Passing through MA, entering CT
Take exit 17 for E Main Street
Turn left at E Main Street
Slight right at Cone Avenue
Continue on Thorpe Avenue
Turn left at High Hill Road
Mountain Mist Outdoor Center is on the left.

FROM I-84 E coming from NY, entering CT
Take exit 27 to merge onto I-691 E toward Middletown/Meriden
Continue on CT-66 E
Take exit 12 for Preston Ave
Turn right at Preston Ave
Turn left at Cone Ave
Continue on Thorpe Ave
Turn left at High Hill Rd
Mountain Mist Outdoor Center is on the left

FROM Henry Hudson/Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkways
Take exit 67 for E Main St
Turn right at E Main St
Slight right at Cone Ave
Continue on Thorpe Ave
Turn left at High Hill Rd
Mountain Mist Outdoor Center is on the left

IF you are heading north on I-91 (from New Haven) and your GPS/Google directions indicate taking exit 15 off I-91, DISREGARD the "slight right" up a road with a sign "High Hill Orchard" off of Thorpe Road.  Instead continue about one more mile further on Thorpe Road.  High Hill Road is on the right.  However, it is better to take exit 17 (see directions above), more direct, less rural.

Event Fees
Site :
Adults- $12.00
Seniors- $11.00
Teens (12-17)- $11.00
Children (5-11)- $5.00
Babe in arms, no charge
Non-member surcharge:  $5.00

Feast:  There is no feast.

Make Checks Payable to:  SCA Inc.-Barony of Dragonship Haven

Feast: No Feast
Dayboard included in site fee

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc.  - Barony of Dragonship Haven

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Lady Isabel de Roys
(mka:  Le Ann Hinkle)
p:  203-918-7497
e-mail:  leann157@yahoo.com

Send Reservations to:
Joan of Coggeshall
(Jo-Anne Giblin)
28313 Town Walk Drive
Hamden, CT 06518

Other Contact Information:
Lady Isabel de Roys
p:  203-918-7497

Other Contact Information:
Merchants are welcome and we have plenty of space!  All merchant space is outdoors, so plan accordingly.
Merchants may direct all questions to the autocrat.  (mka:  Le Ann Hinkle- leann157@yahoo.com)

Any gentle needing Gold Key or wishing to volunteer at the event should contact the Dragonship Haven Chatelaine- Captain Elias:  Gedney1@yahoo.com

Questions regarding dayboard may be sent to the Kitchener-Master Jaji:  g.page@yale.edu

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