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Archery Tourney, College of St. Hildegard -- Province of the Mists
March 11, 1973

From The Page (March, 1973):

On the 11th of March, from 10:00 am to about 5:00 pm, there will be an ARCHERY TOURNEY at Mills College. It will be held on the archery field, near Richards Gate (see map - omitted). There will be archery competitions, an archer's quintain, orc-shooting, a jingling match, a pudding-eating contest, and divers other merriments. Crossbows and javelins will be allowed. Bring banners, picnic paraphernalia, food, and archery equipment; no pavilions please, there isn't room. For further information call Michaëla de Nueville, farspeaker (phone omitted).

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at Mills College, Oakland. There were archery contests, and a pudding eating contest. Michaëla de Neuville was the autocrat and the first Seneschal for the new College of St. Hildegard, which had been created at Twelfth Night (January 6, 1973) when King Paul granted their petition.

“The pudding eating contest was for teams of 2 who were both blindfolded and had to spoon feed each other. Very messy! Richard of House Havn and I were the winning team. "Slow and easy does it."” – Henrik of Havn

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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