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The Thirtieth Year

Arts and Sciences Tourney
July 29-30, 1995 (AS XXX)

Concow, CA

From The Page (June, 1995):

It's Arts and Sciences Tournament time again. If you are a "regular" you already know this is absolutely one of the best events of the year. A whole weekend of camping, plenty of time for learning something new and interesting, or for just relaxing in the shade of tall pine trees.

We are back at that wonderful site in the mountains above Oroville, elevation about 2000 feet, with a small lake for fishing. The weather has been wonderful the past two years. Not too hot, not too cold, just lovely!

The Page School will again be busy with their own classes as well as the ever popular lemonade stand and boffer tournament.

The site will be open during the following week for an extended camp, where you can complete a new project or just relax. If you are interested in teaching a class, call Lady Kay the Innocent of BelAnjou at (phone) to sign-up. For more information, contact the autocrat.

Additional event information will be published next month.

Autocrat: Marjorie of Bethany (contact info omitted)


From The Page (July, 1995):

It's arts and sciences tourney time again. Absolutely one of the best events of the year and you don't want to miss it. It's going to be a great weekend for the whole family. Camping out in the tall pines, belly dancing, boffers, bardic stuff, dancing, fighting, cooking, basket making, sewing, card weaving, etc., and just hanging out with your friends. Set your own schedule and keep your own pace. The only hard thing you'll have to decide is what not to do.

If you're planning your first trip to A&S you'll find lots of hands-on classes designed so you can actually start/work on/Finish your own project. Many classes charge small fees to help defray the cost of materials so check the class listing for what to bring and cost. The page school will be joining us again for their traditional round of classes and boffer tourney.

We will be back in the mountains above Oroville. A private campground, elevation about 2,000 feet, a small lake for fishing (permits required, sorry no swimming); This is rustic camping, the on-site water is potable but there are no showers. The weather is expected to be warm but not unbearable and the whole site is shaded by tall pine trees. The site opens at noon on Friday. The site fees are $7 for adults, $3 for children under 14, and under 5 are free.

Again this year, there will be the opportunity to stay and relax for a few more days. Beginning the evening of Sunday, July 31, campsites will cost 15 per car/day plus a 50 cent per person, per day privy tax, with the encampment closing Wednesday, August 2. Summer fire rules and kingdom fire laws will be strictly enforced so bring your extra buckets and fire exringuishers. This year you MUST haul out your own'trash, so please bring extra trash bags.

On the following page is the general plan for classes. Please note those that require a fee for materials, or other requirements. For classes with a limit, sign up at INFORMATION CENTRAL/AUTOCRAT'S POINT. At this location, you will find detailed schedules and information about classes, demos and other activities planned for the weekend as well as the extended camp.

There will be children's classes all day Saturday. Many will have a slight fee for materials. Times will coincide with adult classes. The auction to benefit the Page School will be at 7:00 pm on Saturday, on the Page School Eric. Donations for the Page School Auction will be gratefully accepted. The Lemonade Stand will be located near the Page School Eric.

The boffer tourney on Sunday will be double elimination. There will still be two divisions by weight. All equipment must be pre-approved on Saturday. The list weapons are sword/axe/mace and shield only. Swords must meet these standards: Blade should be the length of the arm from wrist to armpit or 18", whichever is less. No more than 4" of PYC pipe may extend into the blade. Blades should not "whip" but should not be solid. Use duct tape sparingly (one layer). PYC pipe must be capped, and hose ends must be taped. Helms must meet these standards: No solid metal-metal face screen only is OK Must cover enrire head. Must have rigid eye protection. No more than 1/2" close cell foam, 1" open cell. Provide good ventilation. All shields must be edged with hose or foam. Clothing: All skin surfaces must be covered though not necessarily padded. No more than 1/2" padding or 12 oz. leather. Cups for all boys, chest protection where appropriate for girls. Gloves must be worn. Consorts are required for all fighters, and surcoats and banners are encouraged. Lists open at 8:30 am and close at 9:15 am.

Many kids have complained that not all kids take blows the same way. Kids wear very different "armor" and equipment. When the marshals can see that a blow would have injured a body part if unarmored (that's how we count blows) they will tell the fighter. If a fighter must be spoken to three rimes in one fight, the fight will be called a draw. If you have any quesrions please contact: Duncan Yitrarius at (phone).

Autocrat: Marjorie of Bethany (contact info omitted)

(Class lists 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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