Come once again to the beautiful, temperate coastlands and the epic war between the mighty Kingdoms of An Tir and the West. There will be battles, both heavy and rapier. There will be Arts and Sciences, rapier and archery, equestrian activities galore–and of course there will be fine merchants.
This year, Grand Court is hosted by the Kingdom of the West!
Site OPENS for Merchants on June 29th at NOON. Site opens on June 30th at NOON for the general populace.
Only those who have coordinated with site setup leads and the volunteer coordinator will be let on site early.
First, War has officially been extended through July 5th! Calendars are still being updated but as of today, War will run June 30th through July 5th, 2022 for the general populace! To cover the additional cost of another day of showers and biffies, site fee needed to be slightly increased to $60 at pre-reg and $65 at gate($55 and $60 respectively with the SCA member discount).
Second, Pre-registration is now OPEN! This year all registration types are filtered through the same pre-registration form, including standard attendees, merchants, RVs/Trailers, or Equestrians. The other significant change this year is land allotment for registered group camping will be tied to pre-registration numbers. Please see the War website and the pre-registration form for details. Encourage your group member to register early to maximize your groups allotment!
Their majesties King Kenric and Queen Dagmar the Red invite you to the coronation of their Heirs, Crown Princess Catronia and Crown Prince Cyrus!
Please join us in the beautiful small town of Blue Lake (there is NO lake) in the heart of the redwoods and the sun and salt sea air and celebrate The West with courts, fighting, archery, and arts and sciences.
Features of the site:
- There are approximately 13 acres of fresh mown grass in a flat field, with running potable water.
- Walking distance and all connected are the Casino and Hotel which has a wonderful Restaurant called Alice’s and Sushi Bar inside..
- Walking distance to the small convenience store with attached gas station, a propane tank refill station and ice and a small amount of groceries.
- There are also hook-ups and parking for RV’s and a hotel within walking distance of the site.
- Dogs are allowed as long as they are on leashes.
(The hotel is being renovated and hopefully it will be complete before the event and I will notify everyone if it will be available)
PLEASE BE AWARE!
THIS IS ADJACENT TO THE CASINO AND THEY DO NOT ALLOW ANY KIND OF WEAPONS (STEEL, ARCHERY, ETC.) INSIDE THE CASINO OR IN THE CASINO PARKING LOT.
Event Steward: Lois Crawford aka Solveig Brunsdottir Email:email@example.com
Cell Phone: 707-502-7696
Start time: Site will open at 12pm on Friday, August 24th, 2022 and closes at 4pm on August 26th, 2022.
Site fee: Adult non-member registration $30; Adult member Registration $25. 17 and under free. No family cap.
Site information: Blue Lake Casino and Hotel 755 Rancheria Road Blue Lake, CA 95525 707-668-9770
Directions: From the North and the South take 101 to Arcata, CA and turn East onto the Hwy 299 exit and drive about 6 miles to the Blue Lake exit. There will be signs posted. Please follow them. You will come to a roundabout and you will turn right towards the Casino on Chartin Road. At the first corner turn left (SCA sign will be here and a little confusing because the street is also named Chartin). Go about two blocks to Rancheria Road (SCA sign here)and turn right. Ahead of you is a chain link gate that will be open and after passing thru it turn right (SCA sign here) onto a narrow lane and go straight towards the Casino and the encampment. You are There!
For the RV parking – before you go thru the chain link fence, turn right into the RV parking area. You will need to register with the hotel (if not open, contact the casino) and they will give you a key to unlock the power and waste area. PLEASE DO NOT GO THRU THE HOTEL PARKING LOT!
West Kingdom Equestrian Championship
Sept 18th 8am to 5pm
Ed Hughes Arena, 600 South Church Street, Ione, Ca 95640
Event Steward: Dianne Karp (Siobhan ni Seaghdha, OP) firstname.lastname@example.org 775.742.1457
Site fee: $25 nonmember adult, $20 member adult, children under 18 free.
General Directions: From the North, take your best route to Ione, CA From W Main Street, turn right onto 124s/S Church St and left into the arena. From the south, take 99 to 88E in Stockton, turn left on 124N and right into the arena.
Welcome to West Kingdom Equestrian Championship AS 57. We have a different site this year as the archers will not be with us. ED Hughes Arena is very large and is covered. The event is a one-day event but there is the option to haul your horse(s) onto the site the evening before. Please do not plan to arrive before 5pm so as to give the event steward time to arrive on site.
Box stalls are $45. Outside pens are $27. Owner set up pens are $18. Sleeping onsite over night is $18 for a dry camp. If you are not bringing horses to overnight, please do not plan to camp, thank you. All fees are payable to the City of Ione. Forms must be signed, and monies given to the Event Steward, when you arrive onsite. Checks are preferred.
As of the writing of this copy, rentals horses have not been confirmed. Please contact the Event Steward or look for announcements in the West Kingdom Facebook group. If you will need to be authorized to ride for this event, and there are no formal practices near you, please let the Event Steward know BEFORE the event so time to do a Games authorization can occur Sunday am.
Championship will have two parts. Part one is a challenge course consisting of Heads, Reed Chop and Rings. The course may be attempted at any gait or combination of gaits. Points are earned for removing Heads and Reeds and for spearing the Rings (rings will be the standard one inch to six inches in diameter). Ring lances must be 7 feet long and loaners are available, as are swords for the Heads and Reed chop. The winner will be determined by dividing your point score by the amount of time it takes to complete. (Example: 50 pts divided by 30 seconds = 1.7. 100 pts divided by 120 seconds = .83). IKEqC point values will be used. There will be a prize for the winner..
The second part will consist of a Ride Before the Prince Element where elegance of horse and rider will be considered. The pattern is a serpentine from Pierre de la Noue, 1620 (out of period but an easier pattern than the in-period serpentine}. It looks like an inverted cone. The Gallery will be looking for consistency of pace, quiet cues, elegance of seat and even loops on the turns. Again, any gait may be used. Extra weight will be given to the rider who canters the whole pattern but ONLY if the other parts are accomplished. A copy of the pattern will be given to everyone in the morning. The Gallery will determine the winner of this part and there will be a prize for it.
***The Champion will be determined by using a ranked order system combining both elements.
- Event Steward: Chaninai bint Ibrahim ibn Rashid (Chani) – Kristina Spurgeon
- Event Steward phone number and email: 530 520-2377, email@example.com
- Date: September 30-October 2, 2022
- Time: Opens Friday at 12:00 PM, closes at 5:00 PM Sunday
- Registration Amount – Adult Event Registration: $30, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $25, Children under 17 are free, No Family Cap
- Name of sponsoring branch: West Kingdom
- Location of site – Rancho Seco Recreational Park (14962 Twin Cities Rd, Herald CA 95638)
Directions: See map: Google Maps
General Directions: Take the Twin Cities Road / CA-104 towards Herald. Turn into the park, you will see the old nuclear power plant, 14440 Twin Cities Road.
From Sacramento/North: Find your best route to CA-99 South OR i5-South. Then follow the general directions.
From Fresno/South: Take your best route to CA-99 North. Then follow general directions.
From Reno/East: Take CA-88 West. Then follow general directions.
From Bay Area/West: Find your best route to I-580 East, to I-205 East, to I-5 North and CA-99 North. Then follow general directions.
- More will be added in time, please check the FB event page.
Unfortunately, this year the reigning Archery Champion is unavailable to host the event on the normal date with the Equestrian Championship. So, he has secured the Windy Meads Range. All skill levels are welcome to come out and shoot. Come out and and shoot for fun even if you don’t want to compete. Come out and picnic and cheer on the competitors! Bring a sack lunch and maybe a chair. The overall shoot will definitely be scored as a GAT, a Grand Archery Tournament, but the exact elements are not yet known. The winner of this championship will serve as Kingdom Champion for 1 year, stepping up at Twelfth Night. They should be prepared to meet all archery challenges and agree to run the shoot to be held during the following Fall.
Date: October 23, 2022
Event Steward: Sibéal inghean Alaxandair (Sandy Lowry)
Shoot to be run by the current Kingdom Champion, Seán Ó Labhradha
Yolo Bowmen Archery Club (Yolo Grasslands Regional Park, Davis CA )
Yolo Grasslands Regional Park Davis , CA
Gate opens at 9:00 AM and the shoot starts at 10:00 AM. Shooting is expected to be complete about 4:00 PM.
Site Fee: Adult Event Registration: $20, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15. Non-archers $5. Children (under 16): free.
Directions: Online maps have been unreliable — like miles off — do not use them unless you want to see miles of backroads that do not include the site!.
If manually entering the address use the Grasslands Regional Park address: “Mace Blvd & Tremont Rd, Davis, CA 95618”. The listed address for Yolo Bowmen when entered will take you half a mile south of the site.
Live from the West Kingdom, Collegium Occidentalis is back with In Person Classes. We will have three classrooms and four additional rooms for classes. We also have room on the field for heraldic voice classes, martial demonstrative classes, dance classes and a day long and a scribal arts workshop pavilion. (The field also includes a gazebo in case of inclement weather.) Sadly, we do not have access to the kitchen so there will be no hands-on cooking classes and no feast. This is a dry site.
Event Steward: Antonio Giordano da Sicilia/ A.J. Pongratz
Event Steward Contact: (916) 600-2716, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: November 12, 2022
Site opens at 9:30 a.m., classes begin at 10:00am. Site closes at 6:00 pm.
Site Information: Martinez Church of Christ; 5050 Hiller Lane, Martinez, CA 94533
Site Directions: Take your best route to the intersection of Highway 680 and Highway 4 in Martinez. From the intersection, go West and take the Morello Avenue exit heading North. Turn right on Arnold Drive and left on Hiller Lane. The church will be on your left.
Adult Event Registration: $20, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15, Children under 17: Free
Mark your calendars West Coast Culinanary Symposium is coming!
When: Friday thru Sunday, February 17 – 19, 2023.
Where: Camp Bothin, Fairfax, CA
Special Guest Speaker: TBD
Site fee: TBD
Steward: Agnes barengarii de Girona
Watch this space for more information!