An Tir Collegium & Bardic Championship


and Device of Kingdom of An Tir

The Kingdom of An Tir (Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and British Columbia)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): þorkell Palsson
Date: November 18 , 2023
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on November 18th 2023
Site closes at: 11:59 PM

Event site:
Red Lion Columbia Center
1101 N Columbia Center Blvd. Kennewick, WA 99336

An Tir Collegium & Bardic Championship competition!

Event schedule and class lists can be found here:

November 18th, 2023: The Kingdom of An Tir and the Barony of Wastekeep would like to invite everyone to join Us for a day of Bardic competition and learning.  Instructors from all of the Kingdom will be sharing their Arts & Sciences passion, as well as competitors vying to become the Bardic Champion of An Tir.

We’re trying a new format for the event this year.  It will be a one-day event at the Kennewick Red Lion with a room block available on Friday and Saturday night.

Hotel Booking Information:

  • The block is closed, however some people have had success obtaining a room by calling the hotel directly at (509-783-0611) and pressing ‘0’ and providing your Group Name (Barony of Wastekeep SCA), Group Code (BARO1117) and check in and out dates.

Keynote Speaker, Timawa Bato!

“Searching for Reflections of Myself in the Pre-Colonial Philippines”
Bato is a knight of An Tir and Viscount of the Summits who is known for researching and reigning as a Pre-Colonial Filipino persona.
Mundanely, Heath Lawson was born in Subic Bay, Phlippines, earned his Bachelor of Science in History from Southern Oregon University, and a law degree from Willamette University College of Law.
The Barony of Wastekeep and the Kingdom of An Tir are proud to host and welcome Timawa Bato and hear his thoughts and experiences with non-European identity and persona research!

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - King
Royal Presence - Queen
Royal Presence - Heirs
Is an online gathering
Accepts PayPal
Has Classes
Has an Heraldic consultation table
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)

Add all events from Kingdom of An Tir to your personal calendar (ical format)

Map Unavailable

Site Fees

Fee TypeCost*
Adult (18+)$30
Youth (0-17)$0
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule

7:00amGate OpensLobby
8:00amKeynote Speaker (Timawa Bato)Lion’s Den
9:00amClasses startBallrooms I, II, III, IV, V, Clearwater C, and Nomad Dining
9:30amBardic competition beginsLion’s Den
5:50pmLast class endsLions Den, Ballrooms I, II, III, IV, V, Clearwater C, and Nomad Dining
6:00pmDinner break
7:30pmBardic finalsLion’s Den
8:00pm (or after competition)CourtLion’s Den

Meal Information

Hotel guests have breakfast options from 7am-10am in the Nomad dining room.
Lunch breaks are included in the track schedules, lots of options for quick food in area.
Nomad Lounge opens at 4pm for drinks/bar menu (available to be taken into common spaces).
Dinner break is from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Tournament Information

Please fill out the following form:
Conventions for An Tir Bardic Championships 2023
Entrants will be presenting three pieces before the Crown and the assembled populace.
– Two pieces should be documentable as period.
– The third piece can be anything that is SCA appropriate, including original pieces.
– Each Presentation will be given 10 minutes or less.
Documentation is required for the two period pieces.
– Documentation should be a maximum of 500 words, with additional pictures, text & translations (if applicable), other supporting documents, & bibliography/citations (including websites, books, articles, CDs/DVDs, etc.) afterwards as needed.
– Entrants are allowed to have others help with documentation (proofreading, formatting, typing etc.).
– Entrants do not need to document the third piece, unless they wish to, or wish to provide lyrics/music in the case of original pieces.
– Documentation is due by 11:59 PM, November 1st. Please send to
– Please send it as a PDF file if possible. This just avoids formatting errors when opened on a different computer.
– Documentation will be posted on the An Tir A&S Website for anyone who wishes to read it before the event (If an entrant does not wish to have their original piece posted, they should contact the Kingdom A&S Minister).
– Entrants are to bring 4-5 copies of each document for display at the event. KMoAS will be putting together a packet for TRMs and other advisors, displaying one on the table for the populace.
There will be two rounds of competition:
– Saturday Morning, the performers will be presenting their 1st and 2nd performance pieces. At the end of these performances, the populace will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite performers. The top performers will be presented to Their Royal Majesties and Their council to choose the finalists.
– The final round will be held at the close of all Collegium Classes, tentatively scheduled Saturday at 6:00pm. The finalists will perform their third piece.
– After this round the winner will be chosen by The Crown, the Current Bardic Champion, and the Kingdom A&S Minister, and with consideration of the populace vote. Court will be held Saturday evening to announce the winner and install them in TRMs court.
Those that are not chosen to be finalists will have an opportunity to perform at the event. A Bardic space will be provided. Our hope is that the first rounds will end in time for lunch. This will leave the bardic space open for classes all afternoon.

Classes Offered

Class schedule has been posted.  Please follow this link here.

This page for event id 8345 was last updated: November 15, 2023
This event has completed its EIF form
This event's waivers have NOT been marked as received by the Senechal's Waivers Deputy