Tir Righ Coronet, A&S and Bardic

October 27 & 28, 2012

Rules for A&S Entries Rules for Bardic Entries

The Shire of Danescombe invites the populace to help celebrate an epic day of Champions! Come witness as the worthies of our Principality strive to win the titles of Bardic Champion, Arts and Sciences Champion, and Heirs to the Storm Thrones of Tir Righ in the Coronet Championship tournament.  All three Tir Righ championship tournaments will be held at this event. It will be a weekend full of a diverse array of activities, highlighting the feats of the contenders in all three tournaments. In addition, the event will also be hosting a rapier tournament, A&S displays, and workshops to entertain and amaze the populace.

Please note that all entrants for Tir Righ A&S, and for Tir Righ Bardic must contact the current champion with a declaration of intent prior to the event. Please check with the champion, or with the Tir Righ minister of A&S for details (artsci@tirrigh.org).

Event Schedule

Saturday, October 27th
8:00       Site Opens
            A&S Display set up
8:30      A&S&B Judges Meeting - We request that all judges and entrants be on site at this time.

9:00      Morning Court - Invocation of the A&S&B Tournament

9:30      A&S &B Judging - round 1

10:00    Rapier Tourney begins
10:30    A&S &B Judging - round 2


11:30    A&S &B Judging - round 3

12:00    Rapier Tourney ends
            White Scarf Meeting
12:30    A&S &B Judging - round 4
            Lists for Coronet Tourney Open
1:00      Grey Goose Shaft  Meeting

1:30      A&S &B Judging - round 5

2:00      Lists for Coronet Tourney Close
            Armour inspection
2:30      Assembly for Invocation

3:00      Invocation of the Coronet Lists

3:30        Coronet Tournament Begins
4:30      Bardic Populace Presentations - during the lulls between Coronet Tournament rounds Bardic Entrants will present their "Populace Choice" entries. Bardic presentations will be concluded
5:00      before the final rounds of the tournament.

6:00      Coronet Tournament Ends (estimated time)

6:30      Court, and investiture of all Champions (estimated time, pending conclusion of the Tournament)


Après Court, Until 9:30-10:00ish Rock the CASBah! Break out your Turkish folks! It's time to mix, Mingle, and Relax after a very busy day, while being entertained by Shareef and "the Band".

Sunday, October 28th - Meeting Day!
*NOTE: The only official activities on site on Sunday will be meetings.  But don't worry! There will be coffee, tea, and muffins provided for those required to attend.  All are welcome to come and hang out on site, though the site will be open to the general public on Sunday. 

The populace is also invited to join us at an armoured & rapier fight practice, and an archery shoot (weather permitting).  Start time will be 11:00, at 3700 Pooley Road, in Kelowna..

8:30      Financial Committee Meeting

9:00      Curia Meeting
10:00    Laurels Meeting
            Herald's Meeting
11:00    Pelican's Meeting

12:00    Chivalry Meeting
            TUTR Meeting

1:00      LOVE Meeting


3:00    Site Closes


Event Updates!

Coffee Fundraiser!
Support your principality, and enjoy a wonderful locally roasted, fairly traded organic coffee, all at the same time! A limited run of South Pacific dark roast is available for just $16 per pound. The best part? $4 of every bag goes directly to your principality! Available in whole bean, or ground. E-mail Porzia to place your order today! Orders close Thursday, October 25th. Coffee will be available for pick-up at CASBah.

A big THANK YOU to Cherry Hill Coffee for sponsoring this fundraiser.

Site Maps!
Want to be able to find your way around the site at the event? Curious where the Merchants will be? Want to see where you ought to park? It's all on the map! Just click to download the CAMPUS MAP for parking and site access info, and the SITE MAP for a detailed layout of the site.

Archery, Armoured and Rapier Fighting - Oh My!
On Sunday, the 28th, Danescombe will be hosting a weather-permitting outdoor practice at our Archery Practice site: 3700 Pooley Road, in Kelowna BC. Start time is 11:00, and there will be room for Armoured fighting, and Rapier fighting as well as Archery. Facilities are outdoors, so please remember to dress warmly. Maps to the Pooley Road site will be available at gate on Saturday. Contact Christoff Helmut, Archery Officer in Danescombe (irvinec88@gmail.com) if you have any further questions.

Pre-registration for Coronet Lists is now open!
Why should you pre-reg?
1.  It is MUCH faster for you at the event.  All you have to do is check in to verify you are there.  Your card and shield (provided you have one) will have already been pulled for you, and we will have verified your membership and fighting authorization and your inspiration's membership.
2.  Depending on how many entrants we have pre-registered, it could let Lists ensure a balance of royal peers, knights, squires, and unbelted in each field. We might even be able to balance fighters based on location so that you won't meet in the first round the fighters you see every week at fight practice!

How to pre-reg for Coronet Tourney:
Email lists@tirrigh.org the following information in an e-mail:

    Fighting title (e.g., Sir, Viscount, Duke)
    SCA name
    Modern name
    SCA membership number and expiry date
    Squire/Man-At-Arms and to whom
    What is the main fight practice you attend?

    SCA name
    Modern name
    SCA membership number and expiry date

Pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, October 24th at 8pm.

Hotel Accommodation Information
Two Hotels have offered to hold rooms, and to offer a bit of a discount to those coming to Danescombe from out of town. Siesta Inn and Suites has offered a discount of $15 on any room booked before October 10th.  All you have to do is tell them the code word is "Tir Righ"! (Or, mention that you're coming for "that Medieval Event"!).  Siesta Inn and Suites is located at 3152 Lakeshore Road, 1-800-663-4347. The Accent Inn has also offered a Group Rate of $82 on their standard, 2 queen room. There will be an additional charge of $10 per person for each adult over 2. Again, the booking is under "Tir Righ", or you can quote group number 16844.  Reservations must be made by October 12.  Accent Inn is located at 1140 Harvey Avenue, 1-800-663-0298.

The schedule for this event will be very cozy, but never fear, you will be able to participate in both the A&S and Bardic portions of the event, AND the Coronet tournament, should you wish it. If you're terribly brave, the schedule should allow for a full entry in A&S, and a full entry in Bardic, AND entry into the Coronet Tournament! So bring out ALL your skills, and show everyone just what kind of amazingly diversely talented people call Tir Righ home! 

The Deadline for submission of letters of intent for both Bardic, and Arts and Sciences Competitors is fast approaching! If you are thinking of entering, either single entries or full entries, be sure to submit your letter of intent to the Tir Righ A&S Minister, the current Champion, their Excellencies the Tanist and Ban-Tanist, and their Highnesses no later than September 1.  Contact information for all parties can be found on the Tir Righ website. Rules for entrants are available on the event web page at danescombe.tirrigh.org.

And, if you'd like to participate in the fabulousness that is A&S, but don't want to compete, never fear! We invite each and every branch in Tir Righ to send samples of the amazing works of their artisans to display at CASB! There will be a table for every branch, and you are welcome to send your works with a representative from your branch, even if you can't make it to the event yourself. (Though really, you should come too - it'll be fun!).  All items should have a card attached with the name of the Artisan, their branch, and a brief description of the item ("Anna the Artisan, from Lionsdale. It's a hat, from 14th century Germany") - no other documentation needed, unless you'd like to supply some! Contact the Event Steward, A&S Minister or the A&S Champion if you have questions.

Merchants, we need YOU! All merchants, especially those with period wares, are invited to come to CASB, and delight the populace with their merchandise.  The event will be very centrally located, and so will you, so it's an excellent opportunity to be able to watch the Coronet tournament, and entice the many gentles who will be in need of your goods.  Please contact the Event Steward to reserve your table space. 

Join us for what promises to be a truly epic event!

Site Opens:  8:00AM Saturday, October 27
Site Closes:  3:00PM Sunday, October 28
Site Location: Okanagan College Kelowna KLO Campus, Centre for Learning Building: 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC.
Directions: Make your best way to Kelowna, BC.  From Highway 97 (Harvey Avenue), heading north: Turn right onto Gordon. Heading South: Turn left onto Gordon.  Proceed approximately 2.5km, turn right onto KLO road. The College is 450M ahead, on the right.

Site fees: Adults (19+) -$20.00     Youth (13-18)-$12   Children (under 13) -free   Family Cap-$50
Standard NMS fees of $5 will apply. Please make cheques payable to the Shire of Danescombe.

For more information, contact the Event Steward: Porzia di Corbino Rosso (mka: Leanne Witherly), 250-869-7866, porzia@redcrowcreative.com.