Crown Tourney and King’s Champion

July 10, 2021

The Barony of Elfsea Presents

Crown Tournament
And King’s Champion

Join Their Stellar Majesties,
King Jason Drysdale and Queen Margherita de Mantua III
as They select the Heirs to Black Star Throne
and the next King’s Champion

View the live stream here!

COVID-19 Restrictions

Please note the following restrictions per SCA policy:

  • Pre-registration is required. The details for the process are below.
  • Masks that fully cover the mouth and nose must be worn by all attendees over the age of 4 while indoors, during all activities except for eating and drinking.
  • No day board, water-bearing, or food of any kind shall be provided by event staff or attendees to other attendees. All attendees must provide their own food and beverages.
  • While consuming food or beverages, attendees are required to remain stationary and follow social distancing rules.


Per the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal:

For both Crown Tournament and King’s Champion: Letters of Intent are due to by June 16, 2021 at 6pm CDT, in order to be eligible to fight to become the King’s Champion or to become the Heirs at Crown Tournament which will be held on July 10, 2021 .

To enter the Crown Tournament, you MUST complete the Kingdom’s Seneschal’s Pre-Registration via Google Forms by June 16, 2021 at 6 pm CDT. If you have any questions about this process, please email the Kingdom Seneschal at

As of June 3, the limits on event attendance have been lifted. All are welcome to attend Crown Tourney, but pre-registration is still mandatory. The link is here:

All registrations into PayPal must be in by July 1, 2021 at 6 pm CDT.

All PayPal registrations MUST be paid in full by the date given on the Paypal invoice. If you do not complete each of these steps on time, your name will be removed from the list and will not be allowed to attend the event.

Event Schedule

All times subject to change as Their Majesties command.
8AM: Gate opens (Gate will stay open until either 2PM or everyone pre-registered checks in, whichever comes first)
8:30 – 9:30 AM – Armor inspection & sign in with the list minister
9:30 AM – Morning Court Immediately following morning Court – Presentation of Fighters
15 minutes after presentation of fighters concludes, Crown Tournament starts.
15 minutes after the coronetting of the Heirs, King’s Champion starts. King’s Champion will last 1 hour.
10 minutes after King’s Champion concludes, the Centurion circle begins. Centurion circle will last 1 hour.
5 minutes after Centurion circle concludes, the Chivalry circle begins.
Chivalry circle will last 1 hour. 30 minutes after the Chivalry circle concludes, evening court will start.
After evening court concludes, teardown/cleanup of the site can begin.
8PM: Event ends.
10PM: Everyone should be off site.

Crown Tourney Format

All combatants must bring a complete set of their own weapons and armor. There will be no sharing of weapons or armor between fighters.

All pairings for initial rounds will be random drawings by members of the populace.

Round 1 – Best 2 out of 3 – Dane Axe – Maximum weapon Length of 5’, single edge, butt spikes and back spikes will not be counted.

Round 2 – Best 2 out 3 – Glaive, maximum length 7’ 6”, Butt spikes are allowed. Fighters are also allowed to carry and use a side arm, maximum length of 24”.

Round 3 – Best 2 out of 3 – Great sword, maximum length 6’, no butt spikes allowed.

Round 4 or 5 – Best 2 out of 3, Bring your best.
All rounds and weapons are subject to change at the discretion of the Crown.

King’s Champion Format

All fighters are encouraged to attend and fight – regardless of whether or not you are wanting to win it. This is a great opportunity to test your skill against a wide range of combatants in a very paced environment.

This will be a timed tourney. There will be ONE HOUR from start to finish. Each round will have ONE MINUTE to fight. Fighters will then line back up, pair off against their next opponent, and fighting will continue.

The Format will be:
Bring your best.
Fighters will be lined up in 2 equal lines facing each other.
You will fight a single point against the person across from you.
The person on the end of A will then go to Side B
The person on the opposite end of Side B will go to Side A
The net effect of this will be that the person that is rotating to the other side will now start fighting the people that were to their Left. This creates a circular motion for the fighters.

This process will continue for a full hour. If anyone needs to take a break they can but the fighting will continue.

Those fighters that do not wish to compete to be the King’s Champion will just notify the Lyst mistress that they are not competing. All Knights are encouraged to attend the Lyst and fight if able. The Tourney will be over prior to Closing Court. This will allow everyone to participate in the day’s activities.

Hamilton Fair Park
1007 Park Road
Hamilton, TX 76531

Event Stewards:
Lady Melodie Ann de Ryes ( Melanie Gallon)
Duchess Sonja Ryzaja (Renee Billington)
2817 Major Street, Fort Worth TX 76112
254-716-1547 /

Pre-registration is required, per Society!

$15.00 Adult Member Registration
$20.00 Adult Non Member Registration
Children (ages 17 & under): Free!

Site is Dry! Per city ordinance, no alcohol on site at all.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.

Location: 1007 Park Road, Hamilton, TX 76531
Gate opens July 10 at 8:00 AM
Site closes July 10 at 10:00 PM

Service animals only