The Barony of Bjornsborg honored to hosts the Coronation of Gabriel the third and Sonja the third
Event Steward: Mistress Seraphina Maslowska (Adrienne Ferrell)
Date: January, 14th, 2023 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Bexar Bowling Society Hall 15681 Bexar Bowling, Marion, TX 78124
Bexar Bowling Society – Google Maps
- Adult Event Registration: $20
- Adult Member discount registration: $15
- Children 17 & Under: Free
- Feast: $10
Paypal Pre-registration: https://tinyurl.com/GSJan2023
Make Checks Payable to SCA Inc. / Barony of Bjornsborg
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21-year-old or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.
Note: The site token (pictured above) is 2.5 inches in diameter. It was designed by Seraphina (mka Adrienne Ferrell) and inspired by Anglo Saxon disc brooches. For the sake of cost, it has a modern clasp on the back.
- Site sells beer, wine and set ups.
- Service Animals Only
- Merchants welcome, please contact autocrat.
The following times are tentative at the time of this posting:
- 8:00am : Site opens
- 10:00am: King’s Champion/King’s Dream
- TBD – 1:00pm : Stepping down court
- 1:00pm – 3:00pm : Interregnum, lunch/feast
- 3:00pm : Coronation court
- Following court: Greater Officers of State meeting
King’s Champion Tournament:
The winner of the tourney will be the King’s Champion, one privileged to bear the sword of state in court, to attend the king throughout the reign, and represent the kingdom in those instances where single combat is required.
The tourney is open to all who would entertain the prince with a display of honorable and enthusiastic combat. Entrants must declare whether they are fighting to win and be the Champion, or solely fighting for the prince’s honor.
The tourney has two parts, and is completely fought with weapon of choice. The first part is a bearpit, in which anybody who wants to fight is welcome to enter. Each bout gives two points for a victory, one point for a loss. The victor holds the field following the bout. Double kills result in one point each, both combatants leave, and two new fighters enter. The duration of the bearpit will depend on the number of entrants.
Part two is open to those who declared intent to win. The highest scoring fighters who declare intent and meet the prince’s approval will progress to the second part. The format is single elimination. However, in each match, the fighter who scored higher in the bearpit needs to win only once, while the other must win twice to progress. Finals are best two of three.
Guardian of the King’s Dream The tournament:
This tournament is open to youth combatants. The format will depend on the number of entrants. Rounds will be fought in between rounds of the King’s Champion.
- Savory toasted cheese (aka cheese goo) and bread
- Salad of mixed greens and winter vegetables
- Roasted chicken served with rice
- Ham accompanied by carrots with currants
Dessert contest, impress the judges and populace with your favorite dessert, may be modern or period. Please send brief letter of intent to the autocrat.
Feast steward: Lady Jayne Cobb
- From San Antonio: take I-10 E exit 593 Turn right onto FM2538, continue 1.5 miles to make a left onto Bexar Bowling road.
- From Seguin: take I-10W exit 595 to Zuehl Rd(curve to the right to go back over the hwy), go 1.6 miles then left on to Gin Rd continue to Bexar Bowling Rd.
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