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The Tenth Year

Kirby Prize Tourney and Yuletide Arts Fest -- Barony of Calafia
December 20, 1975

Held in Balboa Park, San Diego. Cristóbal degli Gilicine che Mangia Uome was the autocrat and acting Mistress of Arts. The day began cloudy and then the rain came. The tourney was moved to the Newman Center at Cal State San Diego. Gisele Hildegaard of the Mystic Dragon arranged the move. There were Ladies Boffer Lists, arts contests, and fighting competitions. Baron Kovacs Zoltan (Kirby Wise) donated some of his fine work as prizes. The revel was held in a nearby synagogue. William of Dover won the dagger for the Bardic Circle, Jocelyn Elspeth Malyn won the fabric prize for the Trim Contest, Bjo of Griffin (Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani) won the Sweet Bread Contest and Sine of the Singing Hands won for plain bread. Lady Bjo also won for beverages, while Tyra Stuart of Moray won for Medieval Munchies, Katherine Marlowe NicChlurain for Sword Wrapping, Robear du Bois for Original Devices (for Ghenghis Khan), Jocelyn Elspeth Malyn for Costume Design, and Bjo of Griffin (Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani) for Banners.

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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