Myrgan Wood Mid-Summer Champs


hosted by the Barony of Myrgan Wood (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), in the Kingdom of Avacal

The Barony of Myrgan Wood invites you to join us to witness the Champion Tournaments to find our next Champions of A&S and Rapier. Our tournaments will be designed in a way as to allow all members of the populace to display their prowess in these disciplines and we encourage all to enter. It’s more fun if more play. Only residents of Myrgan Wood and holder of the Blood of the Wood may vie for Champion.
In addition to the Champions Tourneys, we are running activities designed to bring the populace together in the common areas of the site and out of their camps. We are trying to facilitate a heightened sense of inclusion and community.

Additional activities include:
Friday Night Team Torchlight Tournament: (Rapier and Heavy) in the Town Square. Wagering on the sidelines is encouraged.
Archery Populace Fun Shoot: We will have a fun archery shoot set up on Saturday.
Kingdom Helga Ball Practice: Helga Ball is an enjoyable game played at many Inter-Kingdom events. Come and learn and play!
A&S Classes: In addition to the A&S Tourney, we will be offering classes throughout the day.
Everyone is a Merchant Hour: On Saturday, there will be an hour scheduled where anyone can put out for sale anything and everything! Bring a blanket for your wares to the Crossroads, enjoy the window shopping, and then pack it away to enjoy the rest of your event.
Homme Ball: Back in the day, there was a household named House Homme, because that seemed witty. We developed a game similar to field hockey, except in armour. Enjoy the spectacle!
Medieval Dodgeball: This is a Thrown Weapons Tourney – Dodgeball Style!
Medieval Olympics: We will be setting up an obstacle course allowing participants to display various feats of strength and skill at the bardic circle on Saturday night. Come join the raucousness. The bardic circle will be focussed on involvement and community. Enthusiasm is more important than pitch.

Camping: We're getting everybody out of their usual spaces back in the woods and opening up the main area for everyone to camp in. We are reducing the distance between the camps for this event to make it feel different and more interactive.

Event Starts: July 5th at 2PM
Event closes: July 7th at 2PM
Location: Quad Site
No Street Address, GPS coordinates: 52°52'47.7"N 109°54'55.5"W near Marsden, SK


Registration

Adult: $25
Adult Member Discount: $20 (Proof of membership is required)
Youth (15-17) - Free
Children Registration (14 under) FREE

Pre Registration is now open!
Please make cheque payable to ‘SCA Myrgan Wood’


Schedule



Organizers

The event stewards are: Sir Hrogn Gunthersson (Dave Tarry) and HL Astrid of Myrgan Wood (Audrey Folster)


Myrganwood Championship of Rapier

A word from our current Champion of Rapier

Lords and ladies,

Myrgan Wood requires a new champion of rapier. To that end, I am hosting a tournament.

The format will be an open field. Fight as much as you please. We will track wins and total fights. Those vying for champion will be seeded into an elimination table, fighting best-of-three rounds to reach the final.

While anyone is welcome to enter the tournament, those vying for champion must be residents of Myrgan Wood or Blood of the Wood, and be current members of the SCA. We will be using a tourney board so all competitors are expected to have a tile and it is preferred to have an inspiration.

I would appreciate volunteers for the lists and for marshalling. Please contact me to step forward. If some good gentle would be willing to donate a prize for the overall winner, that would cap off a wonderful weekend.

I look forward to seeing you on the field.

-Ansel Derris, MW rapier champion


Myrganwood Championship of Arts and Science

A word from our current Champion of Arts and Science

Alas, the time has come for a new Baronial Champion of Arts and Sciences to be selected from among our many and great artisans.

There will be three parts to the Arts and Sciences competition held at Midsummer Champions 06-July-2019 at the Quad Site.

A Prize Tourney will be held, the winner of which will earn points for the Avacal Champion of Champions and will receive a prize of my own making. This portion is open to anyone from Avacal that attends the event.

A Championship Tourney to select the new Baronial Champion will run concurrently. The populace of Myrgan Wood and those of the Blood of the Wood may enter this competition.

Finally, a 'Joy of Creation' competition is being held. To enter, you must bring an item you have made and display it in the area provided during the A&S event time slot for Midsummer Champions. There is no restriction of whom may enter. You may bring as many items as you wish to display. There will not be any judging for this portion, but all entrants will be entered into a draw for door prizes provided by Their Excellencies.Each entrant will be given a single chance to win no matter how many items are displayed. Lets celebrate our artisans!!

Those that wish to vie for the Baronial Championship and enter the Prize Tourney must submit a Letter of Intent to myself (Chatelaine@myrganwood.org) and to Their Excellencies (BandB@myrganwood.org) no later than midnight 28-June-2019 so that proper judges can be found in time. You must hold an active membership in the SCA to vie, and the new champion must maintain an active membership during their tenure. All entrants must supply a tourney tile as requested by Their Excellencies of Myrgan Wood. If you cannot supply one, a tourney tile of Their Excellencies choosing will be provided (and you will like it or else!!). It is recommended, though not required, that each entrant be accompanied by their Inspiration during the invocation of the lists. A single piece of you own creation is expected, though more can be combined into a single entry. Three copies of your Documentation must be available for the judges, and the Myrgan Wood A&S Judge's Rubric will be used to measure your entry. (http://sites.avacal.org/myrganwood/MyrganWood_AS_Rubric.pdf). The Baronial Championship and the Prize Tourney are combined, and it will be possible for one entrant to win both, so good luck. These requirements do not apply to those participating in the 'Joy of Creation'.

I am working with the event stewards to see what spaces will be made available for delicate A&S displays.

It has been my honor to serve as your Champion,

Lord Wilum Winters, the Bear.


Helga Ball!

Photo courtesy of the Arizona Society For Creative Anachronism


Directions to the Site

From the West - Wainright, Alberta: Travel East on Highway 14 AB, this becomes Highway 40 SK at the border. Proceed 8km past the border and turn North (left) on Artlan Road (this is opposite of Suffern Lake turn off #680). Travel 4.6km north and turn West (left) on to field road.
From the East - Battleford, Saskatchewan: Travel West on Highway 40 SK to Marsden, SK. Continue 5km past Marsden and turn North (right) on Artlan Road (this is opposite of Suffern Lake turn off #680). Travel 4.6km north and turn West (left) on to field road


Last updated 26 June 2019 by Conan
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