Spring Crown Tournament

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Lambertville, NJ

Event date: May 6th, 2017

Event Last Modified: April 30th, 2017

Event details

Hear ye, Hear ye! 

Their Royal Majesties Ioannes and Honig are pleased to announce that Their Spring Crown Tournament will be held on 6 May at South County Park Fairgrounds in the Barony of Settmour Swamp.

From Their Royal Majesties:
Crown Tournament Format:
Please bring gauntlets, and double check your helm padding please!
Standard Double Elimination tournament, bring your best form.
Semi Finals best of 3, Queen's choice weapons form, losses retained
Finals best of 5, rotation of Populace choice and King's choice weapons forms.
All matched weapons will be provided.
Matched weapons:
1.  Choppers
2.  Sword and broken Lance
3.  Footman's axe with top and bottom thrust points
4.  Gladiator style Sica sword and buckler
5.  Your best sword and shield
Only unquestionable prowess will win this crown!

For those wishing to stay the night, several lodging facilities are available in the nearby towns of Flemington and Lambertville.  The site is a large open area with a few buildings and plenty of parking.

Event schedule:
9:00 Site opens for combatants/consorts
10:00 Site opens to spectators
10:30 Heralds and List Runners meet at Heralds Tent
11:00 Morning Court
11:30 Procession
12:30 Tourney starts
1:00 A&S Consultation table opens, north end of verandah
2:00 Athena's Thimble meeting and Panel, north end of verandah
5:00 Evening Court on list field, weather permitting
8:00 Site closes

Merchants are welcome.  Please contact Lord Emidio Di Arquata (msaladini@hotmail.com), our Merchant Coordinator, for information.  Please note that since this is an outdoor site, merchants will need to provide their own shelter and tables to display their wares.

From the Dayboard cook:
Their Imperial Majesties Ioannes and Honig have requested a day board that reflects the best parts of jentaculum (breakfast) and prandium (lunch) for Their Crown Tourney.  Here we find a standard jentaculum, supplemented in true regal Roman fashion with prandium elements, created from the previous evening’s cena (dinner).

Fresh flatbreads with salt

Fresh Fruit

Fresh Vegetables

Cubed Cheese

Pepones et melones (Fresh Melon in a sauce with long pepper, mint, and honey) [Apicius 3.VII.85] GF VG

In Pullo elixo ius crudum ("Dill Chicken" cooked chicken served at room temperature in a sauce with dill seed, mint, laser, fig wine, broth, mustard, and oil) [Apicius 6.IX.235] GF

Boletos Fungos (fresh mushrooms cooked in wine with cilantro) [Apicius#312] GF VG

Boletos Aliter (small mushrooms and stems cooked in broth, with salt, covered with egg, long pepper, lovage, honey, and broth), served molded into crust-less tartlets [Apicius #314] GF

Ova Elixa (hard-boiled eggs, marinated in broth, long pepper, and laser) [Apicius 7.XVII.327] GF

Dulchia Domestica et melcae (dates stuffed with pine nuts & long pepper, candied in honey) [Apicius 7.XIII.294] GF VG

Aliter Dulchia (milk-baked, fresh apricots, coated with honey and long pepper) [Apicius 7.XIII.295] GF VG

Aliter Dulchia (crust-less bread chunks soaked in milk and beaten eggs, fried in oil, topped with ground clove and honey) [Apicius 7.XIII.296]

GF = made with gluten-free ingredients; VG = vegetarian (may contain dairy, honey, and/or egg)

If you have any questions regarding any of the above dishes before the event, please contact me via springcrown.dayboard@eastkingdom.org or find me (Martyn) on-site the day of the event.  If you have any food allergies you wish to discuss, please email or see me personally.  Items will be marked as well as can be managed the day of.

Also, for those wondering, laser was an herb with a taste similar to onion (in this case I’m using a known-in-period substitute:  asafoetida – modernly, dried, gluten free, Hing powder) and no, it cannot be mounted on the head of a shark (feel free to ask me why).

Smoking is permitted outside the buildings.
By Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation regulations, the site is dry.

Site Opens: 10am
Site Closes: 8pm

Event Location

South County Park Fairgrounds
1207 Route 179
Lambertville, NJ  08530
Google Map

The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.


From the North:
Take your best route to US 202 South.
6.5 miles past the Flemington circle, take the exit to NJ 179 South toward Lambertville.
The entrance to the site is 0.6 miles south on the right.

From the Northwest:
Take your best route to NJ 31 South.
At the Flemington circle, get onto US 202 South.
6.5 miles past the Flemington circle, take the exit to NJ 179 South toward Lambertville.
The entrance to the site is 0.6 miles south on the right.

From the Southwest:
Take your best route to NJ 179 North.
The entrance to the site is 5 miles north of downtown Lambertville on the left.

From the Southeast:
Take your best route to NJ 31 North.
About 7 miles north of Pennington, bear left onto Rocktown Hill Rd.
In 0.3 miles, turn left onto Gulick Rd.
In 1.1 miles, turn right toward NJ 179 North.
The entrance to the site is 0.2 miles on the left.

Registration Fees


Adult:  $17.00
Adult with membership:  $12.00
Child 7-13:  $6
Child 6 and under:  FREE

***ATTENTION COMBATANTS*** Due to the layout of the site, all fighters must pass through Gate to receive a hand-stamp before signing in with the Mistress Of the Lists.  We will have extra help at Gate to handle the increased morning traffic but we strongly advise that you pre-register to speed up the check-in process.  Also, to speed up check-in, we will open Gate at 9am.

There will be no feast, but a hearty dayboard will be prepared by Lord Martyn de Halliwell.  If you have any dietary concerns, please contact him no later than 26 April.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NJ Inc.  - Barony of Settmour Swamp

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Magister Galefridus Peregrinus
(Loren D Mendelsohn)
3 Morris Pl
Towaco NJ 07082
(973) 214-4957 (mobile)
No calls after 10pm.

Send Reservations to:

Lady Mabel Fortune
160 W.  Hanover Ave across from Junard
Morristown, NJ 07960
(862) 209-0619
No calls after 10pm.

Other Contact Information:

Lord Martyn de Halliwell
(T.J.  DeLuca)
(484) 557-8757 (call or text)

Merchant Coordinator:
Lord Emidio Di Arquata
(Mark Saladini)
(239) 908-7481
No calls after 9pm