Carolingian Baronial Championships
Archery and Thrown Weapons
Saturday, August 25th, 2012
GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION
In the name of Baron Fergus and Baroness Imigla, all gentles are invited to attend the
Archery and Thrown Weapons Competitions for the Barony of Carolingia
on Saturday, August 25th, 2012. During the day, the mighty archers and
weapons throwers of Carolingia will compete to choose the best among
them for the Baronial Champions.
The event will be on the Town Fields
of Bedford, MA, (01730) located on Mudge Way (no street number).
Admission to the event is $5 for adults, $4 for youth aged
11-18, and free for children 10 and under. Adults who are not SCA
members will be charged an additional $5 per person (per policy of
SCA, Inc). If you intend to compete for any of the honors this day,
please read the information below on the competitions and register
your intentions at the gate.
There will also be space provided for fencers to who wish to practice
Set-up for archery and thrown weapons will begin at 8:00am,
and the site will open at 9am and close at 6pm. Assistance in
setting up and breaking down the ranges is always welcome, and gentles
arriving before 9am or remaining after 6pm are assumed to have
volunteered. In addition, all marshals willing to assist in executing
the tourneys should contact the autocrat or the outgoing champions.
No food will be provided at the event. Please ensure you have
provisions with you, or make plans to obtain food from a Bedford-area
merchant. On the way to the site from the highway, you will pass
Denny's, McDonald's, Friendly's, Stop & Shop, Papa Gino's, Dunkin
Donuts, CVS, and Boston Market. There is a
playground and skate park next to the fields, but
there will be no supervision provided for the playground or skate
Shade is limited, so gentles may wish to bring a small shade canopy
for comfort. There is no space for changing; please plan accordingly.
Dogs are allowed at the site, but please make sure they are kept on a
leash or in a pen for their own safety.
ARCHERY AND THROWN WEAPONS TOURNEY INFORMATION
Tourney sign-up will begin at 9:00am at the Gate. Inspection and
warm-ups will begin at 10am, and the tourneys will begin promptly at
10:30am. The archery tourney and the thrown weapons tourney will be
held concurrently until the fields have been narrowed to two or four
contestants. Weapons throwers may compete using loaner equipment
provided at the event. The finals for each event will be held
individually so that all may enjoy them. A brief Baronial Court will
be held after the finals of the events to invest the champions.
There is no age limit for participation. All are welcome to compete
in the tourneys provided they have attended at least one SCA practice
for the tourney art in question prior to the championship. While we
welcome less experienced people and want very much to have as many
people as possible join in the fun, we are unfortunately unable to
provide instruction or a newcomer's range at this event prior to the
Championships. Archery loaner equipment may or may not be available -
please contact the autocrat if you want to make sure there is some.
Below is the champion's agreement, which anyone considering competing
for champion should read and consider. Persons from out-of-barony and
those who are not interested in becoming champion are still more than
welcome to participate in our contests, to the make them all the more
challenging and enjoyable.
1. I consider myself to be a Carolingian, hold no office or position
in any other barony or shire that divides my loyalties as a champion
of Carolingia, and actively participate in Carolingian activities.
2. It is understood that I may have personal fealty to individuals and
to the crowns of the East in addition to my loyalties to Carolingia,
and that I will resolve any potential conflicts of these fealties in a
way consistent with my personal honor.
3. During my term I have the duty to defend and serve the Baron and
the Barony of Carolingia, which I will do to the best of my ability.
4. I will make every effort to attend Carolingian court and to
represent Carolingia on state occasions. I will try to participate in
as many Carolingian Events as possible.
5. I will fight for the glory and honor of Carolingia whenever
possible and will serve Carolingia against her foes in times of war.
6. I will strive to be an example of courtesy and chivalry, bringing
honor to Carolingia through my actions on the field and my behavior
towards others both on and off the field.
7. It is my duty to organize the format of the competition for my
replacement, and to ensure that it takes place about one year after my
8. I will bear the trust of Carolingia, and any champions regalia with
pride, and will conclude my service well.
DIRECTIONS AND SITE INFORMATION
Find your best route to Rt 95/128 in MA. You will be traveling to the
area that is north of the Mass Pike and south of Rt 3 and Rt 495.
From Rt 95/128, take exit 31B, Bedford/Rts 4 & 225. Continue towards
Great Road, Bedford, and proceed approximately 2.8 miles, passing
through 6 traffic lights, and take a left on Mudge Way. You are
approaching Mudge Way when you pass the Bedford Common (on your left)
and head up the hill. Mudge Way is not well marked, so look for a
large white wooden sign on the left listing Town Hall, Police, Town
Center, etc, on the corner of Mudge and Great Road. If you reach the
split for Rts 62 and 4, you have gone a block too far. A short
distance down Mudge Way, you will see the fields on your left.
Parking is immediately available adjacent to the fields.
There is ample parking near the
fields, near the library, and near the high school. Additional
parking is available on the other side of Town Hall.
The site is also accessible via the Rt 62/76 bus from Alewife Station.
The autocrat of this event is: Yelizaveta Medvedeva (Elizabeth Lear,