EK Youth Champion at the Tournament of the Daffodils V

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Shire of Midland Vale - Port Jervis, NY

Event date: April 30th, 2022

Event Last Modified: April 29th, 2022

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

Spring is once again upon us, with its gentle showers and budding flowers the newfound warmth greets us as the daffodils dance with the soft breeze of hope.  And with the change of season and thawing of another winter comes time once more to celebrate!  And there is much to celebrate as we come together at the end of April for another Tournament of Daffodils!  Midland Vale invites all to come and celebrate with us as we rejoice and welcome their Majesties to the Shire.  For they have a need and it will be this day and tournament where we settle a matter for the Royals.  It is time for the East to name its next Youth Champions!!

Pay heed one and all for their Majesties put the word and call out near and far to every corner of the Great Eastern Kingdom!  They seek the Youth to come together in honorable combat and celebration of one another, so they may choose from among them and name their Champions!

Midland Vale is honored to be selected as host and will do so at the Tournament of Daffodils!  In addition to East Kingdom Youth Champions Tournament there will be an A&S display with a populace choice, as well as Fencing and Rattan combat.  As health and safety called for the February birthday to be moved and this be the Shire's Fifth Daffodils as well, the theme for the day will be Fives!!  We wish safe travels to all who wish come and celebrate with us and their Majesties!


Planned Schedule:
Gate opens 10am
Youth/Fencing/Rattan inspections 1030-1130
First tournaments to start at 11:30 and run through the day

Pop-ups and tents welcome, no smoking or vaping on site.
alcohol permitted
service animals only

Now with Heraldic Consultations!!
We will have herald volunteers to be available and eager to assist with names, devices and badges for all your heraldry needs!


A&S

“HistoriCool” - An A&S Display to show off your Scadian skills.  Crafting and creating, building and brewing, singing and sewing, our SCA experience wouldn’t look, feel, sound, or taste the way we have come to know it if it weren’t for our Artisans and the environment they create.  Show off that silk banner you painted to represent your household or that tunic you embroidered in your own heraldry.  The Shire of Midland Vale welcomes you to display how you’ve applied period skills/materials to create the look of our “modern-medieval” times!  Of course, any entry is welcome and does not need to fit the theme of the display.  This display is purely for the enjoyment of those entering and viewing, however, a populace choice winner will be selected!


Fencing

Sticking with the event’s theme of “five,” we will have two tournaments!  But two and five are different numbers!  Well, the first tournament for the event will be what we are calling the “five form death tourney” where each fencer will choose five of the forms they are authorized in (excluding any with spear and Cut & Thrust) and will rotate through their forms in each round.  They may choose the order they are fighting the forms in but cannot repeat a form until they’ve used all five (anyone authorized in less than 5 forms will use single for the additional forms).  Should you take your best form early to give you a better chance of advancing or will you save it for later when you may need it most!  It’s a double elimination tournament so strategy in form selection will be important!

Our other tournament will be one you may have seen at Pennsic hosted by Atlantia, the “5-man melee tourney!” Each team will consist of 5 members with a maximum of 1 MoD and 2 non-MoD OGRs per team.  Teams will face off in a last man standing mini-melee.

After the tournaments, we will fence our hearts out as we prepare for Pennsic.  What kind of melees do we have planned? One will have two tri to not have fun with what we have in store four you!  It will be fun fun fun fun fun!

Rattan

As we come together for our fifth Birthday and our fifth Tournament of Daffodils, surely we can pull off five tournaments!!  A good Roman melee to wake and warm everyone up.  A few speed tournaments as variety is the spice of life!  And in Daffodil tradition a round robin!  And a birthday special surprise tournament!!!

Upon checking in, all will receive three tokens.  These tokens are meant to be given out, at your own discretion, to a rattan combatant who inspires you this day.  They who receive the most tokens will be named the Tournament winner!

Thrown Weapons

Come join us at the Thrown Weapons range as we celebrate Midland Vail's birthday with a tournament.  Come over at any time during the day and try your hand at cutting the candle wick with an axe, Cutting the cake with your knife and opening the presents with a spear.

Rules
6 axes to cut candle wick.  2 points to cut the wick, -2 if you break the candle
6 knives to slice the cake, 2 points to slice the cake
3 javelin to open the presents, points are 3, 2,1, depending on size of the present.

Range will be open for open throwing and royal rounds as well.


Per the BoD:
Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try 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.

The East Kingdom requires that all attendees at all in-person gatherings show proof of either full vaccination against COVID-19 or a medically-supervised negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event.  Proof of vaccination or a negative test shall not be required for children under 12.  Attendees aged 18 or older will have to show government-issued ID matching test results or vaccination proof to gain entry to the event.  Children aged 12-17 will need to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event.  More information is available on the East Kingdom Seneschal’s website:  https://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/covid-test-policy-resolution/

Site Opens: 10am
Site Closes: 7pm

Event Location

New Century Films
517 Neversink Dr
Port Jervis, NY  12771
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The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.

Registration Fees

Registration:
Adults:  $25 ($20 with member discount)
Youth(12-17):  $15
Kids under 12 free

Feast:
Food available for purchase by the wonderful people from Dave's Devil Dogs food truck

Menu:
Pulled Pork
Brisket
Grilled Chicken
Burgers
Hot Dogs
Sausage and Peppers
Mac
Baked Beans
Garlic Green Beans
Sweet Kickin' Coleslaw
Chips
Vegan dish option will be available

Make Checks Payable to: Shire of Midland Vale

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Martha Brunelle
Martha bean ui Bhradaigh
845 346 6067
Marthabrunelle@gmail.com

Send Reservations to:

Marx Grob von Appenzell
4 Glen Dr
Goshen, NY 10924