Newcomers' and Warlord Tourney

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Province of Southern Shores, (Central Santa Clara County, CA)


Woodcut circa 1496/97

Greetings, West Kingdom! The Province of Southern Shores presents our annual Newcomers & Warlord Tournaments!

[Returning once again for the 1st time after our break for (the Pandemic) plague.]

Whether you're new to the SCA or have been in for years, Newcomers is an event you don't want to miss! We will have arts and sciences demos, socializing, and, of course, fighting!

The Newcomers Tournament is open to heavy fighters who have been fighting 2 years or less, and will take place in the morning. There will be one tournament for fighters who have been fighting a year or less and then a tournament for those fighting two years or less. Prizes will be given to the Champions!

The Warlord Tournament is open to any heavy fighters, and will take place in the afternoon. The Champion will receive the title of Warlord of Southern Shores along with some spiffy regalia and a prize!

In addition to the heavy fighting tournaments, we will also have a Prize Tournament for Rapier Fighters! This tournament is open to rapier fighters of any experience level, and a prize will be awarded to the Champion.

While the fighting is happening, we will also have demos of a variety of Arts and Sciences.

Appolonia Faust will be teaching/demonstrating an Illuminated letter!

Siobhan of Cloverdell will be teaching/demonstrating Leatherworking!

John Theophilous will be teaching 5 useful Songs with 2 Dances!

If you'd rather just come and spend some time with friends, that's perfectly fine, too!

The BEST thing about Newcomers? It's FREE! That's right, no site fee (but donations are welcome)! So, if you have friends who want to know what the SCA is all about-- bring them! If you just want to spend a day in the park with friends-- bring yourself! Hope to see you there!

Site Information: Marijane Hamman Park: 2747 Westfield Ave, San Jose, CA 95128 [google map]

Parking is limited to street parking. Please carpool if possiible. Dogs are allowed on leash. "Sport equipment only", no "dangerous implements" allowed per San Jose general park rules.

Site Fee: FREE! (Donations accepted)

Event Steward: Lydia Brittanica

Deputy Event Stewards: Cynthia De Meetham and Morgan Athenry

Questions? Check the following pages for updates or drop us your question there: Southern Shores Facebook page | Or Newcomers' and Warlord Tourney Event Facebook page

Additional event details will be posted as they become available on Facebook and here.



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