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The Thirty-second Year

March Crown Tournament

March 21-22, 1998 (AS XXXII)

San Benito Campground,
Tres Pinos, CA

From The Page (February, 1998):

Come one, come all to witness the tourney to see who our new Majesties will be! We are planning on a very fun weekend at this new site. This being a new site, there are some changes from the past that must be adhered to and are as follows:

1) This is a DISCREETLY WET SITE (this means all botdes/cans must be "tucked away" or put in other containers & HAULED OUT - NOT THROWN IN THE DUMPSTERS). 2) STAKES SHOULD BE NO LONGER THAN 10 INCHES (as the fairgrounds electrical & sprinkler system is right below this). 3) PARKING IS LIMITED, so please consider carpooling as much as possible. (Please be patient with the constables as they are going to be working as "traffic directors," too! Huzzah to the constables!! 4) IN CONSIDERATION OF THE NEIGHBORS AROUND THE SITE, the noise level must be lowered at 10:00 p.m. (that means we can have singirtg and bardic circle, but no drums, as the noise of the beat carries).

Now for the good news! On this new site, we have a lot of wonderful grass, picnic tables, running water, and - the best part - SHOWERS AND FLUSH PRIVIES!!! This should be a wonderful delight after a hard day of fighting and consorting!

Autocrat: Sarah Elizabeth (contact info omitted)

Site fee: $5.00 per person - Make checks payable to: "SCA Inc - Kingdom of the West"

Directions: (omitted). Start looking for the San Benito County Fairgrounds sign and the Kingdom Constable's pavilion on the right-hand side of the road. NOTE: SITE WILL NOT OPEN UNTIL 2:00 RM., SO PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY!

At March Crown, enter the SPRING EQUINOX MEAD AND CORDIAL CONTEST. All mead or cordial makers are invited to enter this spirited competitioiT. Leave samples of your finest — or otherwise — available for judging at the pavilion of Lodema the Potter on Merchant's Row by noon on Saturday. All entries must be in unmarked, unlabeled, long neck, 12 oz., nondescript, brown, beer bottles, appropriately capped or corked. Judging will be done by a perceptive panel of preeminent palates under the watchful eye of Sir Adam Jason Gauvitch. A fine, one-of-a-kind, handmade flagon created for the occasion by Lodema the Potter shall be presented to the winner in each category at evening court.

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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