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Event Details
Bhakail Champions & Commons Event date: August 18th, 2013
Hosted by Barony of Bhakail - Newtown Square, PA
Event Last Modified: August 10th, 2013
Event details
Oyez!  Oyez!  Their Excellencies Mael Eoin & Ysmay, Baron & Baroness of mighty Bhakail have called on Their martial champions to find successors!  The tourney fields of Bhakail will again open their lists to all gentles seeking the honor of becoming Bhakail's next champion.  A traditional Bhakaili Potluck Dayboard will provide a cornucopia of food for all to enjoy, and we will also host It Takes MY Child to Raze a Village activities for youth & families at the event.

This is also a summer commons, so please, come sit in the shade in the picnic pavilion and see your friends, make new ones, eat, and be merry.  Then, head out to the tourney field and watch as competitors vie to be the next Bhakail Rattan Champion, Ladies' Rattan Champion, Bhakail Rapier Champion, and Ladies' Rapier Champion as banners fly in the breeze.

The day will also be resplendent with activities for all.  Currently on the agenda we have:

Bhakail Rattan Chamipon & Ladies' Champion Tourney

Bhakail Rapier Champion & Ladies' Champion Tourney

Youth Tourney

The famous Bhakaili Potluck Dayboard (see below)

It Takes MY Child to Raze a Village activities for Youth & Families


**Lady Zhelana Tomeslavitsa hails all who seek the honor of becoming the next Rattan Champion of Bhakail and summons them to attend her tourney.  The format for the fighting will be determined by the number of competitors.  Those who seek out this great honor will receive points not only for each victorious bout on the list field, but also points for any display of the Arts & Sciences, be it armor or embroidery, or any other Art or Science the combatant favors to show the mighty skill of the would-be-champion off the field, as well as points for displays of the fighter's personal heraldry, for heraldic display is greatly admired by Their Excellencies.  In addition, Their Excellencies will also award points for chivalrous behavior both on and off the list field that day, for their champion must not only be a skilled competitor, but also an honorable one.  If a competitor seeks out the aid of a herald or a bard to cry them on to the list field at the start of the tourney, or they herald themselves in, this will also be a way for them to win a higher score from Their Excellencies of Bhakail.  Their Excellencies Mael Eoin & Ysmay will make their decision as to who will be Their next Rattan Champion based on both the tourney results and the merits of each competitor as outlined above, for a champion of Bhakail is chivalrous, mighty, and talented.

**Lord Davius St.  Jacques sends word to all who seek great acclaim as Rapier Champion of Bhakail to attend his tourney.  There will be a fast-paced Round Robin to determine point values of each competitor.  Each competitor's points will be equal to the number of victorious bouts in the round robin plus one point for a Silver Rapier and two points for a Golden Rapier.  Following the Round Robin, there will be a Challenge Round, where the victor of each bout receives points equal to the value of their bested opponent, plus a bonus for their chosen weapons form with single sword worth 4 points, defensive offhand and two-hander being worth 3 points, dagger worth 2 points, and case worth one bonus point.


Ridley Creek State Park is a dry site; no alcohol is permitted, there are no exceptions to this rule.
The autocrat will designate a smoking area away from the central area of the event; please police your butts.
The site has a very large parking lot right at the Picnic Pavilion and along the Tourney Field
The site is a state park and is not ADA accessible.  The Picnic Pavilion is a few feet down a short hill, and the tourney field is a large, open, athletic field which is mostly flat.
More information can be found at http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/ridleycreek/
If you have any questions, concerns, or require assistance in any way, please contact the autocrat (listed below).
Site Opens: 11:00 AM
Site Closes: 6:00 PM
Event Location
Ridley Creek State Park
351 Gradyville Rd.
Pavilion #17
Newtown Square, PA  19073

From Points South:

Make your best route to I-476 North
Take Exit 5 Lima/Springfield/Rt.  1 at the bottom of the ramp continue forward to the second traffic light and make a left to go onto Rt.  1 South.
Exit Rt.  1 South at 252 and make a right onto 252 North at the top of the ramp.
Turn Left onto Providence Road after passing Rose Tree Park on the right.
Turn Left into Ridley Creek State Park on Gradyville Road and follow the signs to Pavilion #17.

From Points North, West, & East:

Make your best route to I-475 South
Take Exit 9 Broomall/Upper Darby/Rt.  3 and at the top of the ramp make a Right onto Rt.  3 West.
Follow Rt.  3 for approximately 6 miles and Turn Left onto Providence Road.
The entrance to the park will be the second right off Providence Road.
Follow the signs to Pavilion #17.

Event Fees
Site : This event is a donation-only event.

Your free-will donations at the gate are meant to help cover the cost of renting the site and buying charcoal for the grill, as well as benefit the Barony.

There is no $5 NMS for this event. 

Please bring your blue cards so you don't need to re-sign a waiver.

Feast: Lord John Marshall atte Ford will be coordinating the Bhakaili Potluck Dayboard.  Please contact him at food@housemarshall.org and let him know what you're bringing.  If you don't know what to bring, use this as a guide:

Last name begins with (A-G) bring a dessert (H-M) bring a side dish (N-Z) bring something for the grill.

Please bring you feast gear; limited paper/plastic supplies will be made available.

There is no feast.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc.  - Barony of Bhakail

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Lord Martyn de Halliwell
c/o T.  J.  DeLuca
PO Box 56
Media, PA 19063
(484) 557 - 8757

Send Reservations to:
Contact the Bhakaili Potluck Dayboard Co-ordinator, Lord John Marshall atte Ford, and let him know what you're bring at food@housemarshall.org

Other Contact Information:
Deputy Autocrat -
Lord Riocard Docair

Deputy for Youth Activities & Raze a Village -
Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

Bhakaili Potluck Dayboard Co-ordinator
Lord John Marshall atte Ford

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