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Sword and Compass
Poster: "Kate Spears" <email@example.com>
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Comments by: Kate Spears@DCA@Washington
One important thing seems to have been left off the announcement--
The dates are June 27, 28, 29. Hope to see you all there!
(And thanks to everyone who called it to my attention....)
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Tourney of the Sword and Compass
The Barony of Ponte Alto invites one and all to join us for two days of fun
and fighting at the
Sword and Compass. On Saturday, a ransom tourney will be held for the heavy
Rapier fighters will sharpen their tactical skills at a Five Man Melee
Tournament, in preparation
for the Great War. Bring an entire team, or we can assemble one for you! To
numbers on the fields of battle, authorizations in both heavy and light
weapons forms will be
held prior to the tourneys. Authorizations will begin at 10:00am, and the
tourneys will begin at
12 noon or after authorizations are completed, whichever is later. And on
for War. The pre-Pennsic Northern Region War Practice will be held on
Sunday. (See next
announcement in the Acorn)
There will be two A&S competitions on Saturday, one for blackwork embroidery
and one for
Elizabethan accessories. And of course there will be dancing and a bardic
circle in the evening.
Lunch will be provided on Saturday. A delicious feast prepared by Lady
Ysabel Farquhar will
delight the palate Saturday evening. Dietary concerns about any meal should
be addressed to
Lady Ysabel at (703-815-9707 NLT 9 pm). Both breakfast and lunch will be
Sunday, as well.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!!!!
On Sunday we will hold a Northern Regional War Practice
The Barony of Ponte Alto invites one and all to join us in preparing the
Kingdoms forces for the upcoming War in August (AKA--Pennsic). Rapier
fighters will sharpen their tactical skills at a Five Man Melee Tournament.
Bring an entire team, or we can assemble one for you! Melee's
and other War manuvers will be conducted for the Heavy fighters as well.
Again, you can assemble your own units, and/or join a unit once on-site.
To increase our numbers on the fields of battle, authorizations in both heavy
and light weapons forms will be held on Sunday as well. Authorizations will
begin at 10:00am, Practices will begin at 12 noon or after
authorizations are completed, whichever is later.
The site is the Prince William Forest Park, in Triangle, VA. It is cabin
camping, and NO TENTS ALLOWED. There are 170 (bed) cabins spots available,
so register early if you want to sleep in a bed. Please indicate on your
reservation how many bunks you'll need. If that fills, we've got a plethora
of floor space.
Site opens 7:00pm Friday and closes 5:00pm Sunday. Site is wet, drinking age
in Virginia is 21. Minors found in possession of alcohol will be escorted
Day-trip Saturday or Sunday (including lunch) --$7
Saturday and Sunday, off-board-- --$10
(Includes lunch both days)
Saturday and Sunday, on-board --$16
(includes dinner Saturday, all of the above, and breakfast on
Children 6-12 are half-price, under six are guests of the Barony.
There is no additional charge for Friday night arrival!
Directions to the Site:
FROM the North:
I-95 S. (Past Capitol Beltway), to Rt.. 234 (Manassas/Dumfries) (Exit 148).
Go east on Rt.. 234
for about two miles. Camp will be on your left, follow signs for Camp 4.
>From the South: I-95 North to Rt.. 234 (Manassas/Dumfries) (Exit 148). Go
east on Rt.. 234 for
about two miles. Camp will be on your left, follow signs for Camp 4.
Send both on-board and off-board reservations to the autocrat, Lady Aislynn
Fyrlocc (7974 Revenna Lane, Springfield, VA 22153 (703)569-9743 (NLT 9 pm),
email@example.com. Please reserve as early as possible. Make checks payable
to the Barony of Ponte Alto, SCA Inc.
Please address any questions on tourneys or the schedule to the deputy
autocrat, Alina Silverthorne (Kimberly Telsch) 2779 Prince Harold Court,
Herndon VA 20171, (703) 860-9262 (NLT 10 pm), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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