Laurels' Prize Tourney

Hosted by Barony of Carolingia - Medfield, MA

Event date: March 25th, 2017

Event Last Modified: March 6th, 2017

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Event details

The Barony of Carolingia is delighted to present a Laurels' Prize Tourney – a day where challenges are met, knowledge is shared, and great fun is had!  Please join us at the First Parish Unitarian-Universalist of Medfield, MA on March 25, 2017.

What is a Laurels' Prize Tourney? A Laurels' Prize Tourney is an event where members of the Order of the Laurel issue challenges in their area(s) of expertise, to be met by any interested party.  (Really!  You do not need any award or rank to answer a challenge – just a desire to engage with the question and share your results.)

At the event, you will meet with the Laurel who issued the challenge, and have the opportunity to talk in-depth with them about your work.  You will also have the opportunity to display your work to all interested attendees; those who choose to answer a performance-based challenge will have the opportunity to perform your answer for not only the Laurel who issued the challenge, but also interested attendees from the event in general.

Each Laurel defines the terms of their challenge; please read them carefully, and if you have questions, please ask!  We will be happy to get you answers.  Each challenger will also decide how they wish to reward those who meet their challenge; some may choose a single winner, and some may reward every entrant who answers.  There is no overall competition – there is no “Tourney Winner” for the day.


10am - Site Opens; Display and Challenge Meetings Begin
12pm - Dayboard opens (provided by Lord Orlando dei Medici)
1pm - Performance Challenges (all are welcome to make up the audience)
4pm - Baronial Court
5pm - Site Closes

[Please note:  we have had a wonderful and enthusiastic response to the Laurel Challenges - so much so that we are no longer able to provide space for display to those who are not answering a challenge.  We are very sorry, but are grateful to see such interest!]

DUE TO ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE, ALL CHALLENGES ARE NOW CLOSED.  Pre-registering for the event is not also required, but is enormously appreciated.


Site Opens: 10 am
Site Closes: 5 pm

Event Location

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Medfield
26 North St
Medfield, MA  02052
Google Map


From the South:  Take your best route to 95 North.  Take Exit 9 US-1 N/Boston-Providence Turnpike toward Walpole/MA-27.  in 1.4 miles, turn left at the light onto 27 West.  In 6.1 miles, turn right at the light onto Main Street in Medfield.  In .2 miles, turn left onto North Street.  First Parish is the white church one block up on your left.

From the North:  Take your best route to 95 South.  Take exit 16B to merge onto MA-109 W/High St toward Westwood.  In 7.1 miles, turn right onto North Street.  First Parish is the white church one block up on your left.

From the West:  Take your best route to 90 East, and then to 495 South.  Take exit 19 for MA-109 toward Milford/Medway.  At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left onto MA-109 E/Medway Rd.  In 2.8 miles, turn left onto 109 (there is a jog in the road; follow signs for 109 East).  In 7.2 miles, turn left onto North Street.  First Parish is the white church one block up on your left.

There is parking behind the church; on-street parking is also valid.

Registration Fees

Site fee is $17; SCA Members $12.  Participants under 18 $5.  Dayboard is included in the site fee.

Reservations must be postmarked by March 17. 

Challenge participants are *strongly* encouraged to pre-register.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc.  MA - Barony of Carolingia

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Lady Aildreda de Tamworthe
Molly Eskridge

Send Reservations to:

Lady Eadgyth aet Staeningum
c/o Davey Snyder
2 Newcastle Rd.
Brighton MA 02135