Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Elphin O Flaithbheartaigh
Date: April 5 , 2003
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on April 5th 2003
Site closes at: 12:00 AM
Fraser River Heritage Park
7494 Mary St
Eisenmarche Champions Tournament and
Join us in a celebration of
Celtic culture at the annual Shire of Eisenmarche Champions
Tournament and Banquet.
There will be entertainment
and activities for ALL! Our Pied Piper will be on site
to help entertain our younger guests.
Enjoy the challenge and
excitement offered at the erics, as the Rapier and Armoured
combatants vie to be known as Shire Champions.
This year we will add a new
Champion to our ranks!! Archers who wish to compete as
the first Archer Champion will be competing the weekend
BEFORE the banquet. (see information below)
Does your child want to
learn the arts of war? Join our Master of Stables on
the field as he teaches children between the ages of 4 and 11
to compete in the Boffer Tournament. Whalebone will
also be taught if there are enough individuals between the
ages of 12 and 17 interested.
Visit the Arts and Sciences
booth to admire (and envy) the work done by those wishing to
compete as Shire Champion A&S.
You may even take a moment
to visit the Cock and Bull Tavern for a refreshment and
Browse merchant row for
that special something for that special someone.
In the evening come
celebrate the spring in true Celtic fashion. Prepare to
be entertained as you enjoy the savoury tastes from our
COME!!! JOIN THE
All persons wishing to
compete are welcomed. Those wishing to become Shire
Champion will have to agree to the following should they
* Encouraged to
attend all Eisenmarche events
* Help run the
tournament the following year
Arts and Science
The Arts and Science
competition requires two different embellishments that may or
may not incorporate a Celtic design. One as an art and one as
a science. These can be done in any medium. For example,
needle work on a tunic or wood carving on a box.
Documentation is always encouraged. One research paper is
required for Champion entries. Any questions contact
HL Caitrin ni
Cingeadh at 604-466-0654.
and Science Competitors, Youth
The Youth Arts and Science
Competition consists of both an Art and a Science. This
competition is for a favour that my have been given to a
fighting friend in the Middle Ages. This competition is
open to the Youth ages 12-17. This favour must be made
by the Youth with NO help from the
Parent. The Youth should be able to show the judges the
basic construction of the favour as well as what such a
favour may mean to the creator and the recipient. Please
contact Alyna Baker
for more information at 604-466-5243.
and Science Competitors, Junior
The Junior Arts and
Sciences Competition consists of both an Art and a
Science. This competition is for a toy that may have
been used in the Middle Ages. This competition is open
to the children ages 4-11. The toy must be made by the
child with MINIMAL help from the
Parent. The child should be able to show the judges how
to play with the toy as well as what country the toy may have
been found in. Please contact Alyna Baker for more
information at 604-466-5243.
Test your stamina on the
field this day as you compete in a Bear Pit Tournament.
If you have any questions regarding this competition, please
Marcellinus at 604-657-0937.
Standard Single Elimination
– Championship Competition
A fighter is out of the
tournament after receiving one (1) fatal blow.
Wounded fighters do not retain wounds between
rounds. The first round is a challenge round.
Pairings for all subsequent rounds are drawn randomly.
Double kills are mutually destructive. Fighters are
allowed to use whatever weapons they choose, provided they
meet total blade length of 64 inches. (Blade is measured from
the Quillion to tip). Bye Fights are non-destructive vs
Don Kieran Gunn. If you have any questions regarding
this competition, please contact the current Shire Rapier
Champion, Don Kieran
Gunn, at 604-556-0887.
Secondary Tournament (Bear
Once Eliminated from the
Single Elim. Championship the fighter can immediately enter
the bear pit tourney. No Restrictions. Keep
Wounds. The longer you are in the Championship
tourney the less chance you will have to win the bear
pit. If you have questions, please contact Don Kieran Gunn at
Come one, come all to
Eisenmarche’s inaugural Shire Banquet Archery tournament to
determine our Champion for this year! Set-up in a Grande Prix
format this first (but certainly not last) tournament
promises to not only be very fun, but very challenging as
well. So buff up those arrows, stretch out those muscles and
come on out and test your skills! Please note that due
to site safety concerns this tournament will be held off-site
the weekend *prior* to the Shire Banquet. Garb will still be
required, unless otherwise stated. Any questions
or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Archery
Mistress Delwyn verch
Ynyr at 604-585-2991.
Boffer and Whalebone Competitors
Who’s child will hold the
field on this day? Only the gods can possibly know.
Please bring your child?s weapon and armor (if
available). Limited loaner equipment will be
available. If you have any questions regarding this
competition, please contact Drusus Marcellinus at
welcome!! Come, sell to your hearts content. You
are part of what makes an event. There are no merchanting
fees. Space is limited, so contact the
autocrat for information and to reserve your space.
times are SHARP!!
10:30am Gate and Lists open, Rapier
Inspection begins *
12:45pm Armoured lists close
11:15am Rapier lists close
11:30am Rapier fighting to
12:00pm Boffer and Whalebone training
and Tourney *
12:00pm Armoured Inspection Begins,
Armour Lists Close *
01:00pm Armoured Fighting to Begin
04:00pm Court * 06:30pm Feast
12:00am Well met and may we meet
Smoking ONLY in
No pets in
ALCOHOL. There will be a licensed
Tavern on site.
NOT bring your own candles to the
banquet, there will be adequate lighting.
Site opens Saturday April
5, 2003 at 10:30 AM and will close at 12:00
Site Fees are $5 CDN
for SCA members* and $6 CDN for non members
Those 14 and under
are half price. Those 6 and under are free
Feast Fees** are $18
CDN for SCA members* and $20 CDN for non members
Those 14 and under
are half price. Those 6 and under are free
Reserve early as
seating is limited to 100.
Can?t afford the feast, but wish you
could be there? Contact the autocrat to find out how
US exchange rate will be posted at the
gate. Please make cheques payable to Shire of
* members MUST provide valid
SCA membership card at the
gate/when purchasing feast tickets.
** Feast Fees include site
The Aut O’Crat
101 – 8729 Fremlin
Street Vancouver, BC V6P 3X5 604-323-9844
Co Aut O’Crat:
Dougall (Sandy Nelson)
1751 Prairie Avenue
Port Coquitlam, BC 604-942-9412 cell:
HL Eric of Clan
Smith (Norman Nelson II)
Avenue Port Coquitlam, BC 604-942-9412