Cold Keep Champions


Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Sibán
Date: May 13 , 2006
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on May 13th 2006
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

Event site:
Miworth Community Hall
13510 Flint Road Prince George, BC V2M 6B9

Cold Keep Champions
May 13 -14, 2006
Shire of Cold Keep
Prince George BC

Another winter has been endured and Cold Keep is ready to greet the spring by choosing their new Heavy Armoured Combat, Light Rapier Combat, Arts and Science and Archery Champions. Yes, there is something for everyone, so come help us warm up and cheer on all worthy participants! This is a two-day event to fit in all of the fun and competitions, and the opportunity to be a Cold Keep Champion!

UPDATED SCHEDULE and TOURNEY FORMATS are below. Scroll to the end for contact information, directions, and maps. Due to a lack of interest, there will be no camping on-site. Crash space is available; please contact the autocrat for details.

The requirements to be a Champion of Cold Keep are posted on the Champions of Cold Keep Page .

Visit the Shire of Cold Keep’s Forum for updates and more details at the Shire of Cold Keep’s web site and follow the links. (If the link doesn’t work, copy and paste this URL:

Site fee: Adult $10.00, Adult without membership $14.00
Ages 14 – 18 $5.00, 13 and under Free
The $4 NMS surcharge is in effect for this event.
Make cheques payable to Shire of Cold Keep.


Site opens at 8 a.m., Saturday and closes at 3 p.m., Sunday.

Saturday, May 13
8:00 AM – Site opens
9:00 AM – Rapier lists open
9:30 AM – Rapier inspection
9:45 AM – Rapier lists close
10:00 to 11:30 AM – Rapier Champions Tourney
– break –
12:00 PM – Archery lists open
12:30 PM – Archery inspection
12:45 PM – Archery lists close
1:00 to 2:30 PM – Archery Champions Tourney
– break –
3:00 PM – Heavy lists open
3:30 PM – Heavy inspection begins
3:45 PM – Heavy lists close
4:00 to 5:30 PM – Heavy Champions Tourney
– break – The kitchen will be open for re-heating and other light meal-making from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
8:00 PM – Populace choice bardic competition

Sunday, May 14
7:00 AM – coffee will be provided for our early-risers 🙂
9:00 AM – Cold Keep Company of Archers Spot Shoot ($1.00/arrow)
11:00 AM – Gathering of the Shire (and Friends of the Shire) to announce the 2006 Champions of Cold Keep
3:00 PM – site closes


Rapier (As posted by the current Rapier Champion, Lord Argan of Lionsdale)

Two 40-minute bearpits with a 10-minute break in between. The top 4 fighters will advance to a single elimination semi-final, which will be followed by a best of 3 final.

Weapon choice will be up to the fighter, no case allowed, and only one significant difference will separate this championship from the last. Rather than using the traditional bearpit ranking system, which rewards most fights, the final four will be selected based on win percentage. A minimum number of fights will be necessary to allow one to be considered (probably 10, but we’ll see after the first bearpit), at which time the four fighters with the best win percentage will advance. Not sure what win percentage is? Basically, you take the number of wins and divide by the number of losses. So, if you win 5 and lose 5, your percentage is 50, or .500. As a result, quality of fights will be more important than quantity.

Archery (As posted by the current Archery Champion, Lord Brynach ap Rhys)

In honour of the Avacal Tournament of Tournaments for Games, the theme of the shoot will be….games. Some of these games are period. Some of these games are certainly not period, but might have a period twist. Prepare to have fun.

This will be a traditional target archery competition with six targets.

Heavy Combat (As posted by the current Heavy Champion, HL Vladimir Andreivich Aleksandrov)

There will be no weapon or style restrictions this year, aside from those traditionally found at Crown Tourney (i.e. maximum of 5 striking surfaces, etc.). The format of the tourney will depend on the number of entrants.

This year the Heavy Champion’s tourney will also feature a prize table. Therefore all entrants will be required to provide a prize for the table, and of course all entrants will be choosing a prize to take home/bestow on their inspiration/eat. Prizes should ideally be handmade and/or SCA/medieval in nature. A reasonable value for the prize would be in the $20.00 range, but of course your personal budget may vary as needed.

Arts and Sciences (vacant)

Competition closed – please keep these requirements in mind for next year.

Requirements for entry are simple:
– two items, of different types (e.g., one piece of embroidered work and a calligraphed page, or a sample of a brewed liquor and a chain mail piece);
– neither item can ever have been entered in an A&S competition before and both must have been made within the past year;
– each item must be “in period,” or a reasonable facsimile of a period item;
– each item must have full documentation, including cites and sources;
– submitter must be prepared to defend his or her entries;
– all entrants must be prepared to abide by the requirements as outlined on the Cold Keep website, under Champions, including organizing the A&S Champion’s competition next year.

Entries will be judges on quality of work, appropriateness to period, and thoroughness of documentation.

Autocrat: Lady Sibán (Marquita Milliken)
1325 Irwin Street, Prince George, BC V2M 2Y4
email: moc.oohay@nengam
Phone: 250-649-0997 (before 9:00 PM)

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