NEW CHAMPIONS!

Today, on the 23rd day of June in the 54th year of the society The Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands has selected new Archery and Fencing Champions.

First Lord Skjoldr Bjorn conducted a well designed, fun and challenging archery shoot to select our next archery champion. The shoot winnowed down the field of 15 archers to produce Lady Katheryn Taentzel as the new archery champion. Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope agreed to stand as her second.

Then Don Ru Cavorst ran a round robin tournament amongst the fencers to select finalists to vie for the position of fencing Champion. After 5 passes in the final Don Jorundr hinn Rotinn stood as the new fencing champion. Mistress Irene von Schmetterling agreed to stand as his second.

We wish to thank Lord Skjoldr for his service as our Archery Champion, Don Ru for his service as our Fencing Champion, Lady Arthes for marshaling the archery range so that new archers could practice while the championship was held and Mistress Anna for her service as Mistress of the List.

And Congratulations to our new Archery Champion Lady Katheryn and our Fencing Champion Don Jorundr! We look forward to both of their performances at the Pennsic Baronial Champions tournaments and at the Seven Pearls Championships to be held at Shoot in the Wyldwood.

Cheers,

Brandubh et Hilderun

In Levitate et Caritate

Archery and Rapier Champs on Sunday! And Timing

Hello Debatable Lands! Here’s your last reminder! 🙂

The Baronial Archery Championship is THIS Sunday, 6/23. The Championship will begin at 11:30 am, with sign-in starting at 11am. Lord
Skjoldrbjorn has created quite the shoots, so be prepared to test your mettle! [Note: Youth archery champs is on 6/30]

The Baronial Rapier Championship is THIS Sunday, 6/23. We will be starting the Tournament at 2pm to give everyone a chance to warm up and sign in with the MOL. It will be a round robin or bear pit to choose a final four in a double elimination.

These pageantry, sportsmanship, and camaraderie of our Championships is quite the experience, as anyone attending or participating in Heavy or TW two weeks ago will tell you. It was heart-lifting, and we expect these contests will be, too. We look forward to seeing spectators and participants show the best of the Barony tomorrow. See you there!

( And don’t forget sunscreen)

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

P.S.: Read more about Baronial champs here:
http://debatablelands.org/blog/?p=3186

Champs THIS Sunday! Archery and Rapier!

Just a quick reminder that the Baronial Championships for Rapier Fighting (afternoon) and for Archery* (morning) are THIS Sunday, June 23rd!

Read more details here:
http://debatablelands.org/blog/?p=3186

*Note that this Archery Champs is for those that wish to compete at the adult range distances. Youth ranges will be at the Youth champs on the 30th.

Questions may be addressed to baron@debatablelands.org

Heavy & Thrown Champs this Sunday! And Timing

Hello Debatable Lands! Here’s your last reminder!

Thrown Weapons Champs is THIS Sunday, 6/9. Lord Meinolfr will be running qualifiers during the first part of practice, and the Championship throw will be held at 1pm.

Heavy Weapons Champs is THIS Sunday, 6/9. We will be starting the Tournament at 3pm to give everyone a chance to warm up and sign in with the MOL.

We are so excited to see your Prowess and Chivalry!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

P.S.: Read more about Baronial champs here:
http://debatablelands.org/blog/?p=3186

Baronial Martial Championships This June!

Hello Debatable Lands! We are happy to announce the dates for our Martial Championships this year!

Sunday, June 9th – Thrown Weapons and Heavy Fighting
(June 16th rain date)

Sunday, June 23rd – Archery and Rapier Fighting
(June 30th rain date)

Sunday, June 30th – Youth Archery and Youth Fighting
(rain date tbd)

Our Equestrians Champs will be held later in year.

Attaining the Championship of the Largest Barony in the Kingdom is a great honor, and we can’t wait to see the prowess of our martial enthusiast on the fields and ranges!

As usual, only Debatable Landers and those that hold Friend of the Barony (Green/Cometus Amicus) Comets are eligible to become Champions, except for the Youth Championships. For both Youth Championships, we allow Youths from our neighboring groups eligibility, since their opportunity for glorious competition of this type is far less than what adults enjoy across the Kingdom.

Besides the Glory and Honor of representing the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, winning our Baronial Championship also means you can join us in our Baronial Court on the dais, you can participate in Known World Baronial Champions’ activities at Pennsic, and you may display the regalia of the honor you achieved. You also have the honor representing the Debatable Lands in the Seven Pearls Championship, where all seven Baronial Champions in the Kingdom will compete to be the BEST of the Best in their respective areas. The Seven Pearls Championships will be held in Delftwood on Labor Day weekend this year.

We look forward to it!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

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New Baronial Champions!

Choosing Baronial Champions is always difficult, particularly for the peaceful arts. This past Saturday at 12th Night, our Artisans, Scientists and Bards came out in force, and showered the Barony with their gifts of art.

The Baronial Bardic Competition had a record 11 entrants, and had the audience in tears of both sorrow and laughter. The Arts & Sciences Display was a wonder to behold, and included beginners to Laurels, some very impressive documentation, and all the works displayed were representative of the talent of our bright A&S Community. Without further ado:

Your New Baronial Bard: Lady Beatrix of Anglesey
Seconded by: Brehyres Gwendolyn the Graceful

Your New A&S Champion: Lady Aurelia Argentia Prima
Seconded by: The Honorable Lady Rachel Dalicieux

Vivant the New Champions, seconds, outgoing Champions (Mistress Fredeburg and Mistress Arianna), and all those gentles who put themselves forth for consideration!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

A&S Championship Display at 12th Night!

We are so excited and honored to be selecting the new Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion this Saturday at Debatable Lands 12th Night!

All Artisans are invited to create a Display, to assist the Baron and Baroness in choosing this year’s Arts & Sciences Champion. Finished or in progress, bring your best! We have the best artisans in the Kingdom – let’s remind them!

You may display as many or as few works as you like, in any (safe) way, with as much documentation as you like, in any form. If you’d like to be considered for Champion without displaying, please let our outgoing champion, Mistress Fredeburg, know, and you will be considered.  People with large displays should consider bringing their own small table if possible. You may send your display with someone else if you cannot be there Saturday. More recent works and (at least some) documentation are encouraged. Good luck!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers!
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda


Note: This display is to assist in Champion selection and is not a competition. Nothing displayed on 1/12/2019 will have been entered into a competition. We are selecting a Champion and are not judging individual works. 

 

Links in the above message:
http://debatablelands.org/events/twelfth_night/2019/
http://www.larsdatter.com/ezdoc/

Harvest Revel Barony Meeting this Sunday!

Sunday, November 11th, from 11am to 4pm
755 Stonegate Dr, Wexford

Join us for a celebration of the autumn at Eorl Byron and Countess Sir Ariella’s castle in Wexford (755 Stonegate Dr, Wexford, PA). A big thanks to them for opening their home to us again! And what better way to celebrate than thwacking, tossing, singing and PIE! That’s right, we’ll have fighting (heavy and youth), thrown weapons, and archery, plus throwing pumpkins from the parapets (BYOP, no rotten ones – learned that the hard way!).
 
PIE!
The categories this this for the pie contest are (drumroll…) Period Pie, Traditional Pie and Whimsical Pie!!!
 
Make sure to bring enough or cut it small, since the judges are YOU! Yes, it’s a populace vote (tokens in a cup)! Each meeting attendee gets 3 tokens and can vote once per category. Gluten free pies always go over well if you are so inclined. The prize is GLORY (and maybe some trinket or two)!!
 
And if you’ve never encountered the Debatable Lands Harvest Revel Meeting PIE contest before – just about anything counts as pie, if you can name it pie…. “Pumpkin roll? Spatially challenged pie. Cookies? Crustless mini-pies. Pork roast? Deconstructed meat pie. Deviled eggs? Cursed baby chicken pies. BRING IT ALL!
BREWERS ROUNDTABLE
Our Brewing Guildmistress is hosting a Brewers Rountable. The goal of this roundtable is to learn about different beverages – how they taste, how they are made, and what people have learned through the process. Period is preferred, but not at all required. Some level of process documentation is preferred, but not required. Email brewing@debatablelands.org for questions/info.
There will also be a bake sale fundraiser (non-SCA funds) to benefit the local brewers, so bring cash if you are interested in delicious baked goods!
MONEYERS’ GUILD
The AEthelmearc Moneyer’s Guild will also be meeting sometime during the day.
 
SCHEDULE
The traditional schedule is:
Thrown Weapons and Archery starts at 11am.
Pie contest runs from noon to 3pm
Choir concert is at 1:45-ish, with a short Court and Barony Meeting announcements to follow.
Fighting (Heavy and Youth) will start after announcements, about 2:15ish.
Pumpkin tossing will happen at such time as feels appropriate. 🙂
 
NOTES: No garb. Some activities are weather-dependent. BRING PIE and pumpkins!
Facebook link to this Meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/470186970138286/