Lions Gate Champions


Hosted in-person by Device of Lions Gate

The Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Morweena goch Bengrych
Date: May 7 , 2022
Site opens at: 9:00 AM on May 7th 2022
Site closes at: 6:00 PM

Event site:
Warner Loat Park
4250 Piper Street Burnaby, BC

Join the Baron and Baroness of Lions Gate as they choose their new champions of Heavy Combat, Rapier combat, Target Archery and Thrown Weapons.
This one day event will be in the historic heart of Lions Gate, Warner Loat park.
There will be an artist village, scribal workshop  and weather permitting, games.

Merchants welcome (no food merchants due to park regulations)

Artisans’ Village

Lions Gate Champions will include a sheltered space for artists.
Here you can display your work, chat about your projects, work on your craft, and become inspired by others.
To reserve space please contact Dame Margaret @ ghmargaret (at) yahoo dot com. Messenger is also acceptable.
In service,

Dame Margaret Hamilton of Stirlingshire

Sribes Village

Pop up scribal will be at Champions. If you’d like to hang out and paint, or try painting charters for the first time we will have Baronial charters available, as well as loaner paint/brushes.
If you need to turn in Principality charters we can pass those on for you, too.
HL Sgt Brynja Kortsdottir
Lions Gate Scribe

No crossbows or horses permitted, leashed dogs, cats et welcome, smoking in designated area only.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Has Merchants
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)

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Accessibility Information

Site is mostly flat with wheelchair accessible washrooms and disabled parking spots

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Adults $20
Youth 18 and under Free
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule


Time Activity Location
7:30 am Set up- volunteers welcome
9:00 am Gate open for populace Gate area
9:15 am Lists open for all championships List table near Erics  (north field)
9:45 am Opening court and invocation of the lists Lions Gate Pavilion on the Erics
11:00 am Rapier Tourney begins Erics
11:00 am Archery and Thrown Weapons qualifying rounds begin Archery and thrown weapons fields
11:00 am A&S Village opens South field
12:30 pm Heavy Tourney begins Erics
3:00 pm Thrown Weapons finals Thrown weapons range
4:00 pm Target Archery  finals Archery  range
4:00 pm Dancing on the list field Erics
5:00 pm Closing court Lions Gate Pavilion on the Erics
7:00 pm Site closed

Tournament Information

Rapier, Heavy, Thrown Weapons and Archery Championships will be held.
Note site prohibits the use of Crossbows

Heavy and Rapier will be a round robin format

Target Archery

Wand shoots and speed round – let’s keep it simple 


Reverse scoring speed round 

The top scorers of these rounds will go on to prove their might against… …ORCAS! In preparation for Sealion War, the new Champion will show little fear in shooting two orcas. 

Further details will be available during the tournament. 


Thrown Weapons Championship Tournament
Greetings to those wishing to challenge for the Lions Gate Thrown Weapon Championship. Here is proposed format of the tourney with the caveat that this is subject to change based on conditions on the day of the Tournament.
Practice – Time permitting there will be chance to warm up and practice before the qualifying rounds. However, once the qualifying rounds start, no practice throws will be allowed.
Qualifying Round – This will be a half round of the An Tir Royal Round with 10 axe throws, 10 knife throws, and 10 spear throws at the standard distances. There will be no practice throws when switching weapons. The top throwers will move on to the final round.
The finals will consist of a knife end, an axe end, and a spear end.
Knife End
Knife throwing does show up in some of the historical fencing manuals such as Michael Hundt’s Ein new Kůnstliches Fechtbuch im Rappier published in 1611. The knife end will reflect this.
Challengers will have five knife throws but must also hold a sword or rapier in the other hand pointed at the target. There is no restriction on what hand the throwing dagger is in and which hand the sword is in. The target would consist of three playing cards inside the 14 inch circle. The thrower would score the playing value of the card the first time they hit the card but only 1 point for any subsequent hits on the same card which is the same they would score for any knife sticks that do not hit a playing card. Distance of the target would be the standard 10 feet.
Axe End
Challengers would have seven axe throws. The target will again consist of the three playing with scoring the same as the knife end. Distance of the target would be 15 feet.
Spear End
Challengers will have 10 spear throws. The distance will be determined on site with some calibration throws from the finalists but aiming for around 10 yards. The target is still to be determined but will also be larger to go with the greater distance.
In Service,
Baron James the Just
Lions Gate Champion of Thrown Weapons


Volunteer Information

Set up and tear down crews as well as gate, and voice heralds and marshals for the tournament needed

Merchant Information

There is plenty of space so all merchants all welcome. No food merchants due to contract stipulation

Please register with Mistress Caitrin ni Cigeadh ahead of time with your dimensions so we can set up space and avoid the boggy areas.

There are no table or roofs provided so you must bring your own.
You can message on the event face book page,   privately via IM , or email ac.wahs@noskcajecinaj


Emergency Preparedness Information

First Aid Kit near Erics
Call 911 for all emergencies

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