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The Eleventh Year

Outdoor Games Tournament -- Barony of Lion's Gate
June 12-13, 1976

Held in Warner Loat Park, Vancouver. Events were the 100 yard dash in full armor, with sword and shield; followed by a 100 pace dash for the squires, carrying their master’s helms; spear throwing for distance and accuracy, wrestling, speed and accuracy with short and great sword, gold bar pitch, single tug-of-war, archery, quoits, bowls, battledore, shuttlecock, lists and challenges. Baron Gerhard Kendal was autocrat.


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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