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The Twelfth Year

St. Andrew’s Anniversary Tourney -- Province of St. Andrew's
October 1, 1977

From The Page (October, 1977):

On October 1, the Province of St. Andrew's will hold its 4th Anniversary Tournament at Signmund Stern Grove in San Francisco (the site of this year's March Crown Tourney). Lists singup will begin at 10:00 AM. There will also be several Prize Contests, as listed below.


  1. Cooking -- meat filled pastry. Prize: large wooden bowl and spoon.
  2. Doll Costuming (male or female) -- with bead or embroidery. Prize: material.
  3. Fighting Tabard (nonfighters may enter also). Prize: leather tooled belt and buckle.
  4. Fencing. Prize: a French foil.
  5. Best Costume of the Day (male or female). Prize: material and trim.

The Defender of St. Andrew's will receive a 15" stein (hand made).

There will also be a Children's Corner, with coloring, singing, games, and stories.

There will be a revel following the tournament at (address omitted).

For more information, get in touch with the Seneschals, Debreczeni Ilona and Stephen von Behrend (phone omitted).

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco. There was a fencing list, Best Costume of the Day contest, and a cooking contest.

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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