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The Twelfth Year

First Westermark Tourney -- Province of St. Andrew's
September 17, 1977

From The Page (September, 1977):

On Saturday, September 17, the Westermark (San Mateo, CA) will hold its first even Westermark Tourney at Coyote Point Park, Knoll's Picnic Area.

Activities and competitions include Lists for the Hero of the Westermark (who will receive a medal and a prize); a Pillaging the Dead Bodies contest (for ladies only); Dragon Chasing; a Riddle Contest; Dancing; and games and merrymaking throughout the day.

For the sedentary, there will be a keg full of FREE BEER. Also, the world famous Lichtehren Mummer's Troupe will be performing for the enjoyment of all.

After the events of the day, there will be a revel -- location and maps to be provivded at the tourney.

SETUP will begin at 9:30 -- PLEASE COME ON TIME TO HELP STAKE OUT THE AREA, as it is not reservable, with the lists opening at 11:30. There is plenty of parking, water, and euphemisms nearby.

(directions omitted)

For further information, get in touch with Owain Apeceon (contact info omitted).

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at Coyote Point Park, Knoll’s Picnic Area, San Mateo. Owain Apaceon was the autocrat. There was Lists for the Hero of the Westermark, a Pillaging the Dead Bodies Contest (for Ladies), Dragon Chasing, a Riddle Contest, Dancing, games and a performance by the Lichtehren Mummer’s Troupe. There was a revel in the evening.

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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