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The Twenty-seventh Year

March Crown Tournament

March 20-21, 1993 (AS XXVII)

Site: Gardner's Cove Resort, Modesto, CA

From The Page (February, 1993):

One and all are invited to join the pageantry and fun that is Crown Tourney in the West. Though many of you are familiar with the site, there are changes under way. This time we have found a large flat area for the lists and are planting grass seed during the rainy season. Camping will be in a horse shoe around the Eric. There will be a quiet camp grove a distance away from the main camp area. No drums, horns or loud partying Friday or Saturday after midnight. Merchants will be in the same area as at the Mists/Cynagua War, but the road is off limits to all cars (except merchants).

The water on site will be tested through February and March so we may have potable water on site. Bringing your own water is recommended. Like any western site, spiders are native so be careful. The site has been sprayed and will be again before the event. There is a small store on site, a few flush privies and showers. There is plenty of shade and the site is less dusty in March. The San Joaquin River borders the site and there are steep cliffs - parents, keep track of your children. No swimming in the river due to quicksand. Pets are allowed on leash only. Kingdom fire rules are in effect - no ground fires, all raised fires must be watched.

The site fee is $5 per person, $2 for children under 12, and $10 per booth for merchants.

Competitions: Arts - spoken vocal performance; Sciences - non-metallic jewelry; Wooden Spoon - Lenten meal; Pied d'Argent - Goddesses.

Autocrat: Gwenlhian Rhiannon (name/contact info).

Directions: (omitted)


From The Page (March, 1993):

One and all are invited to join the pageantry and fun that is Crown Tourney in the West. Though many of you are familiar with the site, there are changes under way. This time we have found a large flat area for the lists and are planting grass seed during the rainy season. Camping will be in a horse shoe around the Eric. There will be a quiet camp grove a distance away from the main camp area. No drums, horns or loud partying Friday or Saturday after midnight. Merchants will be in the same area as at the Mists/Cynagua War, but the road is off limits to all cars (except merchants).

The water on site will be tested through February and March so we may have potable water on site. Bringing your own water is recommended. Like any western site, spiders are native so be careful. The site has been sprayed and will be again before the event. There is a small store on site, a few flush privies and showers. There is plenty of shade and the site is less dusty in March. The San Joaquin River borders the site and there are steep cliffs - parents, keep track of your children. No swimming in the river due to quicksand. Pets are allowed on leash only. Kingdom fire rules are in effect - no ground fires, all raised fires must be watched. Please note - There are mundanes on site with dogs. These dogs are on chains and are kept to protect their property. Please keep away from the mundanes' dogs.

The site fee is $5 per person, $2 for children under 12, and $10 per booth for merchants.

Competitions: Arts - spoken vocal performance; Sciences - non-metallic jewelry; Wooden Spoon - Lenten meal; Pied d'Argent- Goddesses.

All fighters in the Crown Tournament are strongly encouraged to bring heraldic pennants, and nine foot poles to fly them from. All fighters are invited to participate in Her Majesty Shaheena's Challenge of the Roses, to be held on an open challenge field as soon after third round as possible.

All artists and artisans of the kingdom are invited to bring projects, completed or in progress, for display at the Royal Pavilion after the second round of the Crown Tournament. All members of the populace are encouraged to come to the arts and sciences display, and view the works, and to learn what they may of new skills and talents.

All members of the populace are also invited to the round table discussion of questions regarding chivalry and honor, to be held in the center of the Eric after the dinner hour.

The herald's consultation table will be set up Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers to cry lists and announcements are needed.

The Page School will be in session on Saturday. There will be a chain mail class at 2 p.m. Bring needle nose pliers. There will be a children's bardic circle in the evening. There will be a arts competition for the children: drawings, stories and poems. Please include what inspired the entry. Bring the entries to the Page School sunshade on Saturday. All participants will receive prizes. There will be a boffer tourney on Sunday. The list for the boffer tourney will open at 8 a.m. and the tourney will start at 9 a.m. Adults are needed to assist with marshaling and heralding. Boffer Game recommendations apply.

There will be a senecshal's meeting on Sunday.

Autocrat: Gwenlhian Rhiannon (name/contact info).

Directions: (omitted)

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