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The Forty-Second Year

Ducal Prize Tournament -- Kingdom of the West / KHTI

August 31-September 3, 2007 (AS XLII)

Yolo County Fairgrounds,
Woodland, CA

From The Page (July, 2007):

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. Since this is a jointly sponsored event be prepared to sign an event-specific waiver at the gate.

You will find all the details on the competitions and other activities and complete site rules in the August Page. We will also have handouts available at major events. Some of the competitions already on the schedule include a War Unit Melee - units of no more than six (with prizes for both the unit and their sponsor), an Unusual-Off-Hand Weapon event for the fencers, a Ducal Coronet Toss in the horseshoe pit, and, for the first time ever in the West, coursing of the hounds!

The theme for the bardic competitions is patriotism and politics - the filk competition is for filks of patriotic or political songs; the theme bardic competition is to write a patriotic or political song (preferably for application to or in the SCA); the period-style bardic is to write a song about a PERIOD patriotic or political situation in a documented period style. Friday night will feature the Special Request Bardic, beginning after dinner. Saturday and Sunday will be full of competitions, auctions and the world famous Ducal Garage Sale. Monday will wrap up with Monday Morning Wrestling and tear down.

As always we need stuff — your stuff, my stuff, everybody's stuff! Donations to use as competition prizes, to fuel the Monster Auctions From Hell, and to sell at the garage sale. We can't hold a three hour auction for your listening and shopping pleasure if we don't have your items to sell back to you, can we now? Remember, services as well as items make great auction donations. Dinners and such-like have been some of our most successful offerings! If you have any questions about whether a particular item would make a good donation, please contact the Supreme Commissar! Also contact her if you need to donate items before the event.

Site Information: Yolo County Fairgroimds in Woodland Site fee is $10, and you will receive five raffle tickets. The site opens at 1 pm on Friday and closes at 6 pm on Monday. If you show up before 1 on Friday, then you are part of the set-up crew.

Supreme Commissar: Eilis O'Boirne (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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