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The Twenty-first Year

Ducal Prize Tournament

July 26-27, 1986 (AS XXI)

From The Page (May, 1986):

The annual Ducal Prize Tournament which benefits the Land Fund of the Kingdom will be held this year on July 26 and 27 at the Two Rocks Coast Guard Station near Wolfscairn. At this event, prize competitions are held and the entry fees charged to the competitors go to the Land Fund. We are currently looking for people to sponsor competitions at the tournament. To sponsor a competition you must provide for the prize, set up the rules and run the competiton at the tourney. In the past, there have been competitions in heraldry, needlework, sword and shield, dancing, pole arms lists, calligraphy, gurning, live chess, hide and seek in armor, singing, etc. Let your imagination go; invent something fun. This is a good time to get people involved in a skill that you think is neglected too. Please contact Their Majesties, James and Verena, as soon as possible wtih your ideas for Ducal Prize.

In the past, we have also held auctions of donated items at Ducal Prize. These are generally very effective fund raisers, so we'd like to do one this year, too. Please let us know if you have anything you can donate for the auction. Please send information on your competition, or on items you can donate for auction, to Helmsgaard in writing. The address is (omitted). Thank you.

From The Page (July, 1986):

Ducal Prize Tournament will be held on July 26 and 27 at the Two Rocks Coast Guard Station near the Shire of Wolfscairn. This exciting tourney is the annual fundraiser for the Land Fund of the Kingdom. Many competitions will be held throughout the weekend. There will be entry fees for those who wish to compete for the fabulous prizes; all the monies raised at the event go to the Land Fund.

Among the events at this tourney will be a balloon melee (the winner is the fihgter with the most intact balloons at the end) a contest for most inspirational poem, song or story, a "bonny knees" contest (judging is done blindfolded!), many fighting lists and melees, a contest for the best painted shield and a Celtic Goddess obstacle course. There will be an auction of many beautiful objects which will also benefit the Land Fund.

The site will open at 2 p.m. on Firday July 25 for setup. The general tourney schedule is: approximately 9 a.m. signup for competitions; 11 a.m. throughout the day many competitions; after dinner a bardic circle wtih competitions. On Sunday, signups will again be at 9 a.m. with competitions throughout the day. The auction will be held Sunday afternoon. Closing court will be at approximately 3 p.m.

DIRECTIONS: (omitted)

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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