Held in Balboa Park, San Diego. Sponsored by Viscount Gregory of York and Balin of Tor. There were three man melee team lists, and prizes for the winning melee team, the winner of the croquet match, the Best Caid Battle Song, the best Satire of a Fighter Poem, and the winner of the Tactics Contest. Lady Giesele Hildegaard brought her Mobile Kitchen. The winner of the Hedgehogs and Flamingos (croquet) competition was Baroness Rowen-Lynn, who won a croquet ball and mallet with her arms painted on them by Lady Käthe von Munchausen. Lady Anna McAyre won for Satire on a Fighter Poem, winning a rhinestone pin. The winning melee team was composed of Lord Gregory of York, Lord Gwydioan am y’Gorlwyn, and Lord Charles de Rouen. Charles got a roll of duct tape (he doesn’t drink), Gwydioan got a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, and Gregory chivalrously took the smaller bottle, a bottle of Chivas Regal.
“Charles de Rouen was not the 3rd member of the team - I was, and had a lot of fun that day, I can tell you.” – Charles of Dublin
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