Newcomers and Warlord Tournaments

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9am - 6pm

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!

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.

This year we're also hosting a Cook's Playdate! We'll have two barbecue pits available to use, so bring your best dish to show off!

While the fighting is happening, we will also have demos of a variety of arts and sciences. 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!

Where: John D. Morgan Park, Campbell, CA
540 W Rincon Ave, Campbell, California 95008 Map/Directions (by HERE WeGo)

Site Fee: FREE, donations welcome

Attention Dog Owners: Quick heads up about the site for any dog owners: this park does not allow dogs on leash or otherwise. 

Even though I have seen dogs there, there are signs posted and it is reiterated in our reservation, so let’s respect the park rules and leave our furry friends at home.Another possible option is a nearby off leash dog park if you can’t leave your dog at home.

Schedule: This year, we're trying something different and holding the Warlord Tournament FIRST and the Newcomers Tournaments second. So, if you're planning on fighting in Warlord, make sure you're there bright and early! 

9:00 am- Site opens; all lists open

10:30 am- Warlord & rapier lists close 

10:30-11:00 am- Armor inspections

11:00 am- Warlord and rapier tournaments begin

12:00 pm- Warlord tournament begins

12:30 pm- Newcomers lists close

12:30-1:00 pm- Armor inspections

1:00 pm- Newcomers 1 year and under tournament begins

2:00 pm- Newcomers 2 year and under tournament begins

3:00 pm- Cook’s Playdate ends

4:00 pm- Court 

Ongoing activities throughout- A&S demos and displays

Site closes 1 hour after court, no later than 8:00 pm


Autocrat: Apollonia Faust

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Additional event details will be posted as they become available.




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