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Event Details
Balfar's challenge TRM will be in attendance Event date: April 19th, 2014
Hosted by Barony of Dragonship Haven - Meriden, CT
Event Last Modified: April 15th, 2014
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, or archers.  There will be prizes for the best team in each martial category. 

Heavy - Portable Armor Stand
Fence - Parrying Cloak
Archery - Bow Bag

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.

There will be Youth Combat!

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.

In trying to keep with the ambiance of the event, we would like to see period tents around the list field ( or creatively draped pop ups)... 

Schedule for the Day:
Gate Opens:  9 AM
Newcomer's Table:  9:00 AM
Archery List open:  10:00 AM
Thrown Weapons List open:  @10:00 AM
Heavy List/Fencing List authorizations:  10:00 AM
Heavy List/Fencing List tournament registration:  10:00 AM
Fencing Tournament Start:  not before 12:00 PM
Dayboard Open:  12:30 PM
Heavy List Tournament Start:  not before 12:00 PM
Baronial Archery Championship:  @ 2:30-3:00 PM
Dayboard close:  4:30-5:00 PM
Baronial Court:  4:00-4:30 PM
Royal Court 4:30-6:00 PM
Merchants Close:  end of court
Site Clean-up:  immediately following Court

Site Opens:  9 AM
Site Closes:  7 PM

Site Opens: 9am
Site Closes: 7pm
Event Location
Mountain Mist Outdoor Center
576 High Hill Road
Meriden, CT  06451

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 : Adult member over 18 - $14.00

Adult non-member over 18 - $19.00

Children 10-17 half price - $7.00

Children 9 and under free

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

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Event Steward
Lady Kathryn Ramsey

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

Other Contact Information:
Merchants are very welcome please contact event steward to reserve place.

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