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The Forty-First Year

Ducal Prize -- KHTI / Kingdom of the West

September 1-4, 2006 (AS XLI)

Yolo County Fairgrounds,
Woodland, CA

From The Page (August, 2006):

Green Grass! Auctions! Showers! Auctions! Fighting! Auctions! Games! Did we mention the AUCTIONS? And, don't forget the incredible Garage Sale! As usual. Ducal Prize is an event jointly sponsored by the West Kingdom and KHTI, with the profits to go toward the purchase of a permanent tourney site for the West Kingdom.

So, other than the auctions... what is there to do??

Heavy Fighting: Ducal Team Melee
Super Hero Melee: Costumes and props are expected - and must be field-legal in some manner.
Cat's Cradle Melee
Sword & Shield Lists (Belted & Unbelted)
Florentine (in any form) Lists (Belted & Unbelted)
Resurrection Melee
Shasta Melee
Mass Weapons Melee

Rapier Fighting: The Wizard's Apprentice (website address omitted)
"One Bad Day in Spain"

Evening Activities: Friday Night All-Request Bardic
"Duos" Filk: Either written by or performed by a pair.
Instrumental pieces
Theme Bardic: "Magic Moments" -Times when everything comes together to feel 'real'.
The Sunday Night Casbah

Arts & Sciences: Refreshing Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic categories)
Obnoxious Garb (aka Sunday Morning Eye Bleeders)
Design the new KHTI T-Shirt!
On-Site Embroidery

Games: Hula Hoop in Armor
Hunkerhauser: heavy and light divisions.
Bucket Brigade
Spoon Race (water balloons)
Balloon Toss (for accuracy)
Boffer List: Page School mles.
Drag Races: 3 categories - Men in female attire; Women in male attire, & Children - Scored on attitude and speed. NOTE: ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RATED PG or G!!! Children are a part of our game, inappropriate entries will be automatically disqualified.
Monday Morning Wrestling

AS ALWAYS, Ducal Prize needs stuff! Your stuff. My stuff. Everyone's stuff. Donations to use as competition prizes, to sell at the Garage Sale, and to fuel the Monster-Auctions-from-Hell. We can't hold a three-hour auction for your listening and shopping pleasure if you don't give us stuff to sell back to you, now can we? Remember that donations of services can be just as attractive as donations of goods. In fact, dinners and such-like have been some of our most successful offerings! Our Illustrious Commissar of Auctions is Eilis O'Boime (contact info omitted). Contact her ahead of time if you are unsure about your ideas for donations or promissories, and to arrange pickup of your donation of bulky items.

Want to help out with the event? We LOVE volunteers! If you would like to join in the fun of keeping Ducal Prize running smoothly, look for the Volunteer Sign Up, next to the Tab Table! Volunteers will earn special "Volunteer-Only Raffle Tickets" for special drawings!

Site Information: Site fee is $10, which gets you 5 raffle tickets. Since this is a jointly-sponsored event, be ready to sign a waiver and show your proof of SCA membership at the gate. The site will open Friday at 1 pm. If you show up before then, you are part of the set-up crew! Saturday and Sunday will be full of competitions, auctions, and the world-famous Ducal Garage Sale. Monday will be wrap-up and tear-down time. The site closes at 6 pm. This means you need to be OFF SITE by 6 pm!

Autocrat: Vigdis vestfirzka (contact info 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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The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).