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The Twelfth Year

Medieval Highland Games -- Barony of Lion's Gate
June 4-5, 1977

From The Page (June, 1977):

This weekend is the one of June 4 and 5; setup will begin at 10:00 AM on June 4, and packup will be at 6:00 PM on June 5.

This is an active weekend, with lists, melees, and challenges for SCA weapons only the beginning. There will be boffer lists and melees, and epee, foil, and sabre lists (if such are legal at that time). Target shooting will occur with a wide variety of missles: arrows, axes, spears, broadswords, and greatswords.

There will also be games of Battledore and Shuttlecock, and Tug of War will be in addition to Westmoreland-style wrestling, a fighter/squire foootrace, body-looting, hammer throwing, caber tossing, and spear throwing for distance.

For quieter enjoyment, there will be kayles, quots, jeu-de-bolles, darts, 9-men's morris, alquerque, and wari.

Various facilities are available: garderobes with running water, firepits, parking, and areas for tents. There are shaded and open areas, with stores and restaurants approximately 1 mile away.

NOTE: There will be a 24cent fee charged to the participant or sponsor of each event entered.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at Warner Loat Park, Burnaby, BC. Lists, melees, challenges, boffer lists, boffer melee, epee, foil and sabre lists, target shooting, archery, axes, spears, broadsword, greatsword, battleaxe, shuttlecocks, tug of war, Westmoreland’s style wrestling, fighter/squire footrace, body looting, hammer throw, caber tossing, spear throwing for distance, kagles, quoits, jeudeballs, darts, 9-man morris, albuqurque, and wani. Gerhard is autocrat. (See p. 14, Sept. ‘77 Crier)

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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