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: February 7th, 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 TOURNEY,FENCE,THROW,SHOOT,SHOP,EAT, and last but not least ENJOY YOUR COMPANY out of the dreary weather.  As in the past with Duke Balfar von Grunwald once he 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@dragondhiphavern.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
***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! 
Site is DISCREATLY DAMP.  *****well behaved..  AND LEASHED/CONTAINED AT ALL TIMES dogs are welcome.  you must clean up after your animal. 

Site Opens: GATE OPENS AT 9 (***8 for STAFF ONLY)
Site Closes: 6pm

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 pm.  4:30 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

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Steward:  Lady Isabella d’Allaines le Comte
Email:  123955@members.eastkingdom.org
Co Steward Lady Sitt al Ghab ha nigret Khazariyya
Email:  175151@members.eastkingdom.org

Send Reservations to:

reservations non applicable.

Other Contact Information:

Merchants are more then welcome!  please contact Master Llewellyn Walsh at 207753@members.eastkingdom.org