Spring Champions

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

The event that decides the Barony of Myrgan Wood’s Rapier and A&S Champions! Included in attendance is Bardic, TUA, Armoured Combat, Archery, and youth activities. Space allowing will have a few merchants. Feast in the evening.

May 12th 2018
Location: Christ Church Anglican Saskatoon (515 28th Street W, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 4R5) Site Opens: May 12th 2018 at 9am Site closes: May 12th 2018 at Midnight

Event Registration:
Adult Event Registration- $25
Adult Member Discount Event Registration- $20
Youth Registration(12-17) - $0
Children Registration(0-11) - $0

Feast Registration:
Adult - $15
Youth (12-17) - $10
Children (0-11) - $0
Please make cheques payable to “ SCA Barony of Myrgan Wood"

Pre-register here


Organizers

The event steward is: Salomon (Solomon Slessor), 1-306-681-4489 (no calls after 9pm)
Feast Steward: House of Grantham - contact Lady Lina


Arts and Science Championship

Spring Champions approaches! And the next Champion of Arts and Sciences will be selected. This tournament is limited to the populous of Myrgan Wood as well as any Blood of the Wood.
There are a few dates to keep in mind as we approach this auspicious day:
April 12 - Deadline to submit a letter of intent to Their Excellencies and myself.
May 5 - Preferred submission date for lengthy documentation. Brief documentation can be submitted on the day of the tournament.
May 12 - THE Day! Spring Champion Arts and Sciences Tournament.
We will be judging based on the Myrgan Wood Rubric, so please, please, please have a look at it. There are lots of points up for grabs if you pay attention to what we're looking for. But, most importantly, have fun with this!

Yours in Nerdiness,
Lady Alfdis

Judging Rubric


Rapier Championship

Myrgan Wood will be hosting a tournament to choose a successor to the Myrgan Wood’s Champion of Rapier. The tournament will be open only to those who would vie to become Champion and who are residents of the Barony or those who are Blood of the Wood. For those rapier fighters who would not vie or who are from outside of the Barony, do not worry. Immediately after the Champions Tourney there will be an open rapier tournament.
The format for the Rapier Champion Tournament will be standard double elimination with best two out of three fights for each round. The fights in each round, including the final round, will be: 1) sword and non-offensive parrying device / buckler; 2) sword and dagger; and 3) single sword. This format is in the interest of promoting the use of multiple styles and we invite individual fighters to utilize different non-offensive parrying devices in their first fights. However, if a fighter cannot become authorized in a given style or if they chose for personal reasons, any fighter shall be allowed to fight single sword in place or the requisite style of the round. Please note that a fighter’s decision to fight single sword does not require the other fighter to drop to single sword.
Immediately after the winner of the Rapier Championship is determined, a winner-holds-the-field, counted-wins prize-tournament will begin. This tournament will be single fights, open weapon style and will continue as long as time allows.


Feast Menu

1st remove - Strawberry soup; bread and butters; herbed olives and feta cheese
2nd remove - salad; grete pie (beef and chicken medieval pie)
3rd remove - pork loin; roasted vegetables; golden oats
4th remove - cookies; berries and cream

Lunch will be $4 for a burger and pop

Kitchen will NOT be available for populace use during the event due to various food allergies being cared for in the feast.


Classes

Classes being offered at Spring Champions thanks to the amazing teachers we have!

What to wear?
Description: new to SCA? looking to change your persona? maybe a little bit of time drift is in your future. this will be a discussion of men's and women's clothing throughout western Europe spanning the SCA period. we wont be getting into may regional specifics of dress, this will be a generalized class geared to eras rather then regions.
Length: 1 hr
Cost: $2
class size: no limit
Instructor: Ladyship Adelheid Holtzhauer, Avacal minister of arts & science

History of Law
Description: This class will look at laws and how law was practiced in the SCA's time period.
Length: 1 hr
No Cost
Students should bring their own note taking materials
Instructor: Monna Caterina di Alessandro di Guglielmo Franceschi & c., OL

Asia in the middle ages
Description: this class will look the customs and political organizations of East and Central Asia around the year 900 CE.
Length: 1 hr
Instructor: Monna Caterina di Alessandro di Guglielmo Franceschi & c., OL

Intro into SCA
Description: why are they wearing silly clothes? why are pople bowing to that lady? what on earth is going on, & how can I join in? Welcome to the SCA, sit down to learn the basics of how you can be part of it.
Length: 1 hr
no cost
Instructor: His lordship Skeld the peacemaker

Using Movement to Improve Your Practice and Performance
Description: Your body and voice are connected. The act of singing, storytelling, or acting is a full body activity, even if you do not always see it. This class will teach you how to use movement in your rehearsals and piece preparation to overcome vocal challenges, enhance your understanding of your instrument, and physically see your vocal production. We will also explore movement to improve characterisation and overall stage presence. Utilizing what we do in practice to cue excellence in performance.
Length: 1-1.5 hr
Cost: Free
class size: 1-25
age requirement: 14+
please bring a pen and notebook to take notes
Instructor: Tommaso Tiepolo

With descriptions pending we also have Mai Azarionos offering PLQS and Laurel Requirements; Scott Eason (Tommaso Tiepolo) for a bardic Class; Michelle Height for a scribal survey and a few more possible in the works!

Also Craig William Robertson has offered and set up an event doing Bronze Casting the Sunday after Spring Champions (May 13th).

Last updated April 20, 2018 by Viviana Myrgan Wood Webminister