K&Q Rapier Champions

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Canton of Black Icorndall - Wallingford, PA

Event date: October 18th, 2014

Event Last Modified: October 8th, 2014

Event details

Greetings all!  - Upon this coming 18th of October, the people of the Canton of Black Icorndall in the Barony of Bhakail invite you to join Their Majesties Edward III and Thyra II at a grand tourney highlighting the skills of the East in the arts of defence.  Their Champions, Don Donovan Shinnock and Don Thomas of Effingham, will oversee the tourney as Their Majesties attend to the selection of the next King?s and Queen?s Rapier Champions.  Entrants to the Tourney must be registered by 10:30am, Tourney will begin at 11am.

__OGR meeting__Immediately following the Tourney, Their Majesties will be holding an OGR meeting.  It should be noted for the purposes of this meeting that the site is discreetly wet.

__Discussion Salon:  Rapier Spears__Following the OGR meeting will be a discussion salon regarding rapier spears.  A discussion salon is an OP-free gathering wherein the participants discuss in an open-minded manner the meta-game aspects of playing in the SCA.  This salon will be actively moderated by Countess Marguerite and discussion guidelines will be announced at the beginning of the salon.  Please bring yourselves and your open minds.  Leave your tin hats at the door.  A cadet has as much right to be heard and their opinions considered as an OGR or a King in the discussion at hand.

The SCA Board of Directors has added rules for Rapier Spears to the Society Rapier Marshals Handbook.  What specific concerns do you have for the rules as written? What specific concerns do you have about the inclusion of Rapier Spears under these rules in single combat? In Melee combat? What ways can we go about proving that our concerns are valid? Can our fears or concerns be addressed or disproved? How may Rapier Spears change our game at Pennsic or foreign wars? How may it change our game inside the borders of the East Kingdom?

__Autumn Afternoons__
A series of entertainments and diversions will take place throughout the day for those gentles who otherwise might find themselves sad to be missing the bardic festivities of Winter Nights -- our own Autumn Afternoons, organised by Baroness Sabine de Kerbriant!  All are invited to participate in or observe:

11am - General sightreading/jam session for singers and instrumentalists of all ability levels (feel free to bring copies of songs you like)
1pm - Group reading of several lays and other medieval tales recounting deeds of chivalry and prowess; texts will be provided and sections divided up among those who desire to read
2pm - Open circle for performing your favorite tales, songs, and poems related in some fashion to prowess with the sword
Possibly 3:30pm - 4pm, depending on Her Majesty?s schedule - Dancing with Queen Thyra, music provided by members of Bhakaili Branslers and friends.

__A&S Activities__
There will be tables with medieval games and displays of projects in our Arts and Sciences Solar.  We will also be offering a series of hands-on activities with projects that you can take home at the end of the day, including -
* Viking Wire Weaving
* Viking Treasure Necklace
* Beginning Embroidery

__Children?s Activities__
Children are welcome but we ask you to please supervise your children at all times.  Children under 7 need to be accompanied by an adult or older child (age 12 and up).  There will be table activities - such as board games and sugar paste - available throughout the day for something to do between scheduled classes. 
9:30 am - Youth activities open
11 am - Embroidery
1 pm - Knitting
3 pm - Making Fairy dolls
4 pm - Youth activities close, clean up begins

__House Runnymede__
At 10am, before the tourney begins, time and space have been set aside for those members of House Runnymede attending to meet, socialise, and discuss what they will.

There will be a dayboard prepared by Jibril ibn Ammar al-Sayyid and company- Chicken roasted with lemon- Eggplant roasted with olive oil and lemon [vegetarian]- Shirazi salad (cucumber, tomato, onion) [vegetarian]- Chickpea spinach garlic soup [vegetarian]- Hummus [vegetarian]- Olive tapenade [vegetarian]- Anchovie-olive tapenade- Mixed veggies- Fruit- Bread- Pita bread- Tzatziki sauce- Butter- Coffee, tea, cider
There will also be water, gatorade, pretzels, and fruit provided at the lists.The site is discreetly wet.

There will not be a feast, but there are a number of excellent restaurants located one mile away in nearby Media, PA.  - http://visitmediapa.com/dining

__Event Schedule__
8am - Site Set-Up
9am - Event Opens
10am - Runnymede gather
10:30am - Tourney registration closes
11am - Tourney begins
11am - Sight-reading and jam session
11am - Youth embroidery
1pm - Medieval tales
1pm - Youth knitting
2pm - Performing Arts circle
3pm (app?x) - Tourney ends
3pm - Youth fairy dolls
3:15pm (app?x) - OGR meeting
3:30pm (app?x) - Rapier spears salon
4:30pm (app?x) - Royal and Baronial Court
6pm - Event closes, site cleanup
7pm - Site closes

For those traveling from outside the area, we can recommend the Days Inn (http://www.daysinnspringfieldpa.com/ ) or the Courtyard Marriott (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phlgf-courtyard-philadelphia-springfield/ ), both located three miles away in Springfield, PA

No animals are allowed on site except Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (guide dogs, signal dogs, or other animals individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability).

Site Opens: 9am
Site Closes: 6pm

Event Location

Stage One
101 Plush Mill Rd.
Wallingford, PA  19086
Google Map


Directions:  https://goo.gl/maps/84XMh

- From the North - Take I-276 (PA Turnpike) to I-476 South (Mid-County Expressway).  Take I-476 South to Exit 3 (Baltimore Pike).  Make a right at the bottom of the ramp towards Media.  Take East Baltimore Pike 1.3 miles.  ** At the traffic light at Beatty Road (Acme shopping center on far right corner, PNC Bank on near left corner) turn left onto Beatty Road.  Go one block to a stop sign and make a left onto N.  Providence Road / PA-252 South.  Go 0.3 miles and turn left onto Plush Mill Road.  Go 0.1 miles; Stage One will be on your left.

- From the South - Take I-95 to I-476 North.  Take I-476 North to Exit 3 (Baltimore Pike).  Make a left at the bottom of the ramp towards Media.  Take East Baltimore Pike 1.4 miles.  Follow from ** above.

- The site is also located near public transportation from Philadelphia, within a mile of both the Wallingford Station of the SEPTA Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line from 30th Street Station and the Media / Providence Road stop on the 101 Trolley from 69th Street Terminal.  For those taking public transit from Philadelphia, we?ve arranged for a shuttle service from the train and trolley stops to the event site (both stops less than a mile from the event).  If you need to be picked up from the trolley or train, please contact Lady Jadwiga Piwowarka-Miodosytnika, RampantWeasels@gmail.com or 215-680-1488.

Registration Fees

$10 for adults ($12 at door).  Dayboard included.  Please add the $5 Non-Member Surcharge if you are not a member of the SCA.

$8 for children 6-17 ($10 at door).

Free for children under 5.

Dayboard only.  No feast.  There are a number of excellent restaurants located in Media, PA.  - http://visitmediapa.com/dining

Make Checks Payable to: SCA PA, Inc., Canton of Black Icorndall

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Master Rowen Cloteworthy
(Rowen Stuffer)
113 E.  Third St.
Media, PA 19063

Send Reservations to:

Please send the following information with your reservation:  Modern and SCA names for all persons included in the reservation, proof of membership for all members included in the reservation (photocopy of membership card or copy of cover of recent Pikestaff cover with the members name is acceptable), contact information, and check or money order made out to "SCA PA, Inc., Canton of Black Icorndall".

Reservations must be received by October 11, 2014.

Honourable Lord Muin maqq Minain
(Donald Downie)
404 Blakeley Rd.
Wallingford, PA 19086

Other Contact Information:

King's Rapier Champion (for tourney information)
Don Donovan Shinnock
(Timothy Walsh)