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The Sixteenth Year

October Crown Tournament
October 4, 1981 (AS XVI)

From The Page (October, 1981):

The October Crown Tourney of the Kingdom of the West will be held at Hawk Ridge Camp in the Anthony Chabot Regional Park, Oakland, CA. There will be a $1.00 per person site fee, collected at the gate. The site opens at 3 PM, Friday, October 2. There is water, and fires are allowed in fire pits, but there must be no open fires and no fires built directly on the ground. There will be directions at the Royal Pavilion to the nearest stores.

The Kingdom Arts contest for October Crown will be an art in ANY medium with floral and/or zoomorphic motifs. The Wooden Spoon competition will be medieval fast foods. Sulieman's Caravan will arrive and set up Aljannatu (see ad this issue) for those who desire such luxuries.

The arts competition for October Crown will be an art in ANY medium using a floral and/or zoomorphic motif. Each entry will be judged on artistic merit, authenticity (pre-1650 styles) and creative efforts (i.e., a new type of beast in your illumination or a pie decorated as well as cooked with flowers). Let your imagination run rampant. If you cannot be at October Crown with your entry, send it to Freydis Tollefsdottir (contact info omitted).

The October Crown Wooden Spoon Competition will be medieval fast foods - quickly prepared foods which would commonly be found at the great and small fairs. Remember to include your recipe.

At October Crown Tournament, the Order of Arachne's Web will hold their postponed Lace Auction. The items for auction will be on display Saturday for your perusal; there will be minimum bids marked and written bids will be accepted during the day. Sunday morning any items with two or more bids will go to voice auction. Pieces on hand include a white and gold beaded snood, a blue bobbin lace collar, an ecru silk tatted collar, and an assortment of lengths of edgings. Other items will be gratefully accepted, and need not be restricted to pieces of hand-made lace.

Autocrat: Aireon of Kaerlidamsgar (contact info omitted).


There will be signs once you are in the park. Since there are two gates (three after 6 PM) along the road that must remain locked, we will be using the SCA locks. They will open on the traditional lock combination (remember Hastings!) - if you don't know it, ask someone. When you go through the gates, lock them after you unless you know the car behind you is an SCA car, and if it is an SCA car, let them through and then lock it yourself. Do not scramble the numbers on the lock until after you have closed it. Also, make sure the locks are locked in series (i.e., a chain of locks), since groups other than the SCA will be using the park.

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Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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