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The Eleventh Year

St. David's Day Tourney & Revel -- College of St. David
February 26, 1977

From The Page (March, 1977):

ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, the College of St. David (U. of California/Santa Cruz) will hold its second annual St. David's Day Tourney & Revel.

The events of the day will be: lists for the Protector of the College of St. David; boffer melees; maiden rescuing (featuring an improved tire monster and under 100 lb. maidens); a hip-throwing contest for women; a dragon hunt; archery competitions; a throwing weapons contest; and music, dancing and games throughout the day.

For milords' and ladies' comfort and convenience, a flat-backed fire chariot (pick-up truck) will be provided at the tourney site for hauling equipment and people to and from the roadside unloading area. There will also be ample close parking, and privy chambers at the site. Water will be available in containers at the lists table and at St David's pavilion. In case of rain, a beautiful, large indoor site has been secured and the tourney will occur as scheduled (minus, of course, the archery and throwing weapons contests).

At 6:00 p.m. we will adjourn to the Crown Senior Commons for a potluck feast and revel. Food storage and heating facilities will be available. A cooking contest for skillful use of herbs and spices will be judged at 6:30 p.m., with dinner immediately following. Any kind of food or drink is eligible for the contest. After dinner, awards and prizes won throughout the day will be presented, as well as music, dancing, a masque, games and an amusing storytelling contest (stories to run no longer than 5 minutes). After the revel, overnight accommodations will be provided for those who wish to stay.

For more information, or for accomodations Friday night, contact Joanna de Lisane (contact info omitted).

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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