Fall Crown Tournament

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Shire of Nordenhalle - Rhinebeck, NY

Event date: November 9th, 2019

Event Last Modified: October 30th, 2019

Health Acknowledgement

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event details

Please join us for HRM Margarita's Crown Tournament to find the next East Kingdom Heirs. 

Tournament set to begin at 11am sharp.


As per the Crown:

4 pools top 4 from each pool goes to sweet 16 double elim.
Semis 2 outta 3 Matched weapond
Finals 3 outta 5
1st Round Greatsword
2nd Round Great Mace
3rd Dane Axe
4th Higher Op Choice of weapons
5th Lower OP Choice of weapons.

Please do not forget your tree sheilds for the tournament. 
If we fight indoors due to inclement weather, be sure to have indoor fighting shoes.  NO CLEATS. 

There is a breakfast for Consorts & Roses at 10am in the Main Hall.

Procession line up is at 10:30

Process and then the Tournament begins at 11am. 

Dayboard begins at 12 noon. 

Evening Court estimated at 5pm.

Site Opens: 9AM
Site Closes: 9PM

Event Location

Omega Institute
150 Lake Dr
Rhinebeck, NY  12572
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By Car

From the North/East:
Take I-91 South to I-90 West (Mass.  Pike).  From I-90 take the Taconic State Pkwy.  South about 40 miles.  Exit at Bull's Head Road (Exit 64, Route 19) and turn left at the stop sign (west).  Go 2 miles to Centre Road (Route 18) and turn left.  See On Centre Road below.

From NYC/Long Island:
Take the Saw Mill River Pkwy.  to the Taconic State Pkwy.  North.  Exit at Bull's Head Road (Exit 64, Route 19) and turn left at the first stop sign, then left again at the second stop sign so that you drive over the parkway (west).  Go 2 miles to Centre Road (Route 18) and turn left.  See On Centre Road below. 

From the North/South/West:
Take I-87 (NYS Thruway) to Exit 19 (Kingston).  At the traffic circle, take the first right (Route 28 West toward Pine Hill).  Go 1/4 mile and turn right on Route 209 North to the Rhinecliff Bridge, about 5.2 miles.  Cross the bridge (Route 209 becomes Route 199).  Go 1.4 miles to the second stoplight and turn right (Route 9G South).  Follow this road 4.7 miles to Route 19 (Slate Quarry Road).  Turn left and go 4.3 miles to Route 18 (Centre Road).  Turn right.  See On Centre Road below.

From Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie:
From Route 9G South, turn left; from Route 9G North, turn right on Route 19 (Slate Quarry Road).  Go 4.3 miles to Route 18 (Centre Road) and turn right.  See On Centre Road below.

On Centre Road:
Go 2.3 miles to the first four-way intersection.  Turn right on Fiddlers Bridge Road.  Go 1.2 miles and turn right on Lake Drive.  Continue 3/4 mile to Omega's campus; signs will direct you to parking and registration.

Registration Fees

Members $20, Non-members $25, children 17 and under are free.  Price includes day board. 

Reservation deadline is October 30th.
There is no feast for this event but a long and hearty day board. 

Mistress Brigitte has issued her dessert challenge!  NB:  No Chocolate in the competition due to HRM’s allergies.  No exceptions!

Entrants should bring a dessert (or desserts, you may enter more than once) to fit into:

Trews -- You can conceal much in your trews, so entries in this category with less than authoritative documentation, and perhaps not fit into a particular pre-17th C place or date.

Kilts – Kilts embrace everything without necessarily concealing.  These entries will be held to a higher degree of scrutiny, and should have full documentation and come from a particular period of pre-17th C culture.

Brigitte and her panel of judges will sample all entries, but desserts will be shared by all guests of the event!

Questions may be directed to Brigitte Flamin <111841@members.eastkingdom.org> (Christine Larsson)
Also if you could post this about dietary concerns/allergies, that would be great!
Persons with allergies or special dietary needs must contact the feastocrat no later than 15 October, 2019 regarding food for the Crown Tourney held on 9 November, 2019.

***Please bring your own feast gear in order to keep our events more sustainable and keep paper and plastic trash to a minimum.***

Make Checks Payable to: Shire of Nordenhalle

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Lord Toki Graevlingen (Rich Taylor) & Countess Natavia DeCadenet (Christin Nosenchuk)
wyrdarts@yahoo.com, cnosenchuk@gmail.com

Send Reservations to:

Countess Natavia DeCadenet (Christin Nosenchuk)
PO Box 353, Connelly NY 12417


We are pleased to announce that we can take reservations via PayPal!!


Other Contact Information:

The site is unfortunately, not pet/dog friendly

Children's activities will be headed up by our Chancellor Minor, Carrick McSeain. 

There are many hotels and B&Bs in the area.  The closest chain hotels are in Kingston NY, 12401

There will be an Arts and Sciences display at the East Kingdom Crown Tournement on Saturday, 9 November, 2019 from 11am to 4pm.  All are welcome to submit entries and any accompanying documentation for review and popular judging by those present at Crown.  You are encouraged to impress the populace with both completed and “in progress” projects.  Questions may be addressed to Seraq

There will also be a Blue Tyger Herald available set up a full service heraldry consulting area! 


Combattants:  Please bring an extra pair of shoes for indoor fighting in the event of inclement weather.  NO CLEATED SOLES INDOORS.

Also of note:  there is a lake on the campus that is off limits due to blue-green algae bloom.  Please respect the campus rules. 

There is no availability for vehicular amour or pop-up drop off by the list field.  If you need to schlep, you should bring a wagon.  It is 330 yards from parking lot to the list field.