All gentles are invited to attend the Archery and Thrown Weapons
Championships of the Barony of Carolingia on Saturday, July 12th,
2003, on the Town Fields of Bedford, MA. The rain date is Sunday,
July 13th. There is no cost to attend, but we do request that people
check in with the Gate, and we will be accepting donations at the
event to help cover the costs of targets and other tournament
operating expenses. Reservations are not being taken in advance.
Set-up will begin at 7:30am, 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 either Peter or Brokk
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. If time allows, there will be instruction after the
finals. Archery loaner equipment may or may not be available.
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. Restrooms are in the yellow Town
Center building adjacent to the site. 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. There is a
playground and skate park next to the fields, but *there will be no
supervision provided for the playground or skate park.*
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. Prizes will be given for the best
out-of-barony contestant, as well as the champion.
Directions: Find your best route to 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 64 and 4, you have
gone a block too far. On Saturday there is public transportation -
Bus 62 from Alwife to Bedford Common.
Questions regarding the event itself should be addressed to Yelizaveta
Medvedeva (Elizabeth Lear, 781-899-9468 or yeliz@...
Questions regarding the archery portion should be addressed to Peter
the Red (Peter Carmichael) at pcarmichael@...
and questions regarding the thrown weapons portion should be addressed
to Brokk Jarlsson (Fred Kutz) at brokk@...
, (781) 893-8712.
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
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
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
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
8. I will bear the trust of Carolingia, and any champions regalia with
pride, and will conclude my service well.
Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery.