East Kingdom Crown Tourney

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Barony of Carolingia - Topsfield, MA

Event date: November 4th, 2023

Event Last Modified: September 14th, 2023

Event details

The Barony of Carolingia is pleased to welcome the populace of the Great East Kingdom to the Crown Tournament of Matthias Grunwald and Æsa feilinn.  Join us for a day of fighting and pageantry, as the next heirs for the kingdom are chosen. 

The site is an indoor turf arena, so November weather will not be a concern.  Note that the site has bleachers for spectators, and has asked that we limit the use of chairs directly on the turf to avoid damage to the surface.  If you aren't fighting, please plan on watching from the bleachers, or standing on the field. 

If you plan to fight in Crown Tournament, please submit your letter of intent to their Highnesses no later than 9/30/2023 using this link:  https://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/letters-of-intent-fall-crown-tournament-2023/?fbclid=IwAR2YxTcZTT5vUTFDVB6lwVZD1f_t4UWG32PaXYBx7I6lVjl2LsnarM9bqis

Details on the tournament format can be found in the linked Google Doc.  Note that the pools will be two-handed weapons only, such as greatsword, polearm, and spears.  Combatants will fight everyone else in their pool.  Weapon forms do not have to match and combatants can mix/match between fights as desired.  More information here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MfTWW2y48B0-5J1TMHLPmWmAjUJ7JSJu94b7oE2ElbU/edit?usp=sharing

Note that the site does not allow outside food inside the arena due to town Board of Health restrictions.  They will be operating a snack bar with typical sports stadium food available for purchase.  They are OK with 'tailgating' if you want to bring your own food and eat it outside.  Fighters may bring appropriate snacks and drinks to consume while competing. 

Likewise, no outside alcohol may be consumed within the facility or visibly in the parking lot.  We are working with the site to have beer available for purchase in the arena. 

Merchants are welcome and there will be no additional fee.  There is space off the main field for merchants to set up.  Please let us know if you plan to merchant at the event. 

Schedule for the day will be posted as the event gets closer. 

There are numerous hotels within several miles of the event site.  A list will be published soon.  We are also looking into a group rate at one of the local hotels. 

Site Opens: 9am
Site Closes: 8pm

Event Location

D&R Indoor Sports Arena at the Topsfield Fairgrounds
207 Boston Street
Topsfield, MA  01983
Google Map

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

Registration Fees

$25 per adult with a $5 member discount
No charge for children under 17

Online reservations are now open via the EK PayPal system, and will be accepted up until 10 days before the event, or 10/20/2023. 

Click here to make a reservation.   https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/326185

A PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of the online preregistration information being submitted.  Online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid.

Day-of registrations are fine.  Cash and checks will be accepted at gate. 

Make Checks Payable to: SCA MA INC.  Barony of Carolingia

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Valerian of Somerset (John Voloudakis)

Send Reservations to:

Pre-Registration will be available via PayPal.  Mail-in reservations will not be accepted. 

Other Contact Information:

Merchant Coordinator
Kara Irini Bint Todori (Irini)