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The Eleventh Year

Prize Tourney -- Barony of the Isles
August 21, 1976

Held at the Kiwanis Meadows, Tuckers Grove Park, Santa Barbara, CA. Amadea de Dragonessa Strada was the autocrat. The tourney began early in the morning with opening court, followed by challenges and the lists. The prize for the winner of the lists was a round shield. Contests were held in Dragon Drawing, Fancy Embroidered Handkerchiefs, Darts, Cooking (berry dishes), Potpourri, Pavilion Decorations. Frances of Dragonsforge won the Dragon Drawing Contest, Ann Christopher took the Handkerchief contest, Mistress Bjo of Griffin (Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani) won the Potpourri contest, and Robert of the Isles was the only entry in the Pavilion Decorating contest. There were no entries in the cooking contest. Several games of croquet were played, and Gwydioan am y’Gorlwyn won the Darts contest. Sir Martin the Temperate was victorious in the Lists. Prince Morven gave Awards of Arms to Anne des Anneaux, Anna McAyre of Gorabh, and Gwydioan am y’Gorlwyn.

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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