29th Balfar’s Challenge

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Barony of Dragonship Haven - Guilford, CT

Event date: April 20th, 2024

Event Last Modified: April 14th, 2024

Event details

The Polar Bear, The White Dragon and the Blue Yale walk along the cold shore, "The time has come" the bear, said "to think of other things!  For springs is here a rebirth has begun let us summon our friends and celebrate the day!"
The Great Polar Bear himself Duke Balfar and The Amazing Barony of Dragonship Haven invite you to come spend the day with us as we host his Royal Highness Emerson, with TOURNEY,FENCE,THROW,SHOOT,SHOP,EAT, and last but not least we, ENJOY YOUR COMPANY out of the dreary weather.  As in the past Duke Balfar von Grunwald once again challenges you to bring your prowess to the field of battle.  Teams of three, no more than one martial peer or order of high merit per team.  Cool names please!  (Balfar will be reading names in court, be weary).  Questions in regards to heavy fighting knightmarshal@dragonshiphaven.eastkingdom.org ***For the competitions there will be** ARCHERY(no matter your skill), run by Rystar Aleksi Dmitriev 164172@members.eastkingdom.org *** THROWN WEAPONS lenbloom2@gmail.com*** FENCING Don Jean Michel le Vaud (MIC) fence@dragonshiphaven.eastkingdom.org AND activities by Bastien of Dragonship Haven 262097@members.eastkingdom.org*** YOUTH COMBAT Jonkeer Antonius Haselbrock 2622645@members.eastkingdom.org (inspections until 10:30-pick ups/field games until everyone arrives.  Pickups then a PARTNER TOURNEY.
******Once again, there will be a heraldic challenge put forth.  Make something with your heraldry on it, displayed with a photo of your heraldry.  214818@members.eastkingdom.org
9:00 Gate opens (youth inspection start/run until 10:30) ( 9am fencing sign up/ inspection, authorizations and pick ups).
10:00 SHARP single handed weapon grand Roman melee starts(youth fighting inspection over, field games, pick-ups until 2?)
10:30/11:00 Warlord tournament starts( will continue to it's conclusion) 10:30 fencing triad tourney begins.
12:00 day board opens
1:00 (fencing) Pennsic Heroics Singles Tourney
2:00 Youth Fighting partner tourney
2:30 (fencing) melee practice
3:00 gate closes /.merchant break down.
4:00 Court
7:00 event ends travel home safe Thank you for coming.

***NEW THIS YEAR*** Her Excellency Clarice d'Allaines le Comte, Baroness Dragonship Haven to celebrate Spring will be looking for beauty and artistry.  Anyone wishing to Sponsor a team (make them tabard's, favors, fly banners etc.) to bring beauty and color to the field and side of!  She will provide a SPECIAL AWARD!  **This is an outdoor event, there is 1 covered pavilion for day board with picnic tables.  Some tables will be spaced outside for use.  DO NOT remove tables from the hall or relocate tables without permission from the Event Steward.  Any moved tables must be replaced by the end of the event.  *** Event attendees are HIGHLY encouraged to bring their own pavilions/day shades and chairs ( see Baroness Challenge).

Site is DISCREATLY DAMP.  *****well behaved..  AND LEASHED/CONTAINED AT ALL TIMES dogs are welcome.  you must clean up after your animal. 

**a special thank you to all our visiting Marshals "at large"**and Special appreciation to the MOLs.

Site Opens: GATE OPENS AT 9 (***8 for STAFF ONLY)
Site Closes: 7pm

Event Location

Guilford Fair Grounds
111 Lovers Lane
Guilford, CT  06437
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The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.

Registration Fees

cost 18 and up $35
18 and up MEMBER DISCOUNT $25
AGE 10-17 $20

No feast.  Running day board opens APPROX at 12 and will run until APPROX pm.  4 Any dietary concerns may be directed to Master Jaji at chefjaji@yahoo.com help always welcome.  Will train, New folks say HI!

Make Checks Payable to: SCA - Inc., Barony of Dragonship Haven