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The Sixth Year

Spring Tourney -- Barony of Calafia
April 23, 1972

From The Page (April/May, 1972):


The Barony of Calafia will hold a tourney on Sunday, April 23, in the Pine Grove Picnic Area of Balboa Park in San Diego (map omitted).

8:00 Setup
9:00 Qualifications
10:00 Grand March
10:30 Challenge Matches, interspersed with entertainment.
12:00 Feasting and entertainment.
1:00 to 4:00 Fighting for title of Arbiter of Beauty; the winner will present the lady of his choice with the Girdle of Hippolyta.

There may also be challenge competitions for the title of Black Knight; this award is granted by the acclaim of all the fighters participating to that fighter who has shown the greatest technique, general skill, and chivalry.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in the Pine Grove Picnic Area, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. There were lists for the title of Arbiter of Beauty, who got to present the lady of his choice with the Girdle of Hyppolyta and a competition for the title of Black Knight. Leodamas of Thebes was deputy Seneschal and Procurator.

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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