September Crown Tournament


An in-person Crown event of Device of Kingdom of An Tir

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

and Device of Principality of Tir Righ

The Principality of Tir Righ

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): UlfR Blodfotur Fallgrson
Date: September 1 , 2023 until September, 4 2023
Site opens at: 3:00 PM on September 1th 2023
Site closes at: 12:00 PM on September 4th 2023

Event site:
Camp McLean
20315 16th Ave Langley, BC V2Z 1W5

This is a Level 1: Crown Event (Crown Tournaments and Coronations) event.

Please join Their Majesties Morgan and Livia in Lions Gate as they host a grand tournament to determine who shall ascend the Lion Thrones as Their Heirs. Competitions to choose the Kingdom Equestrian Champion and Kingdom Protector will also be at this event.

Event Schedule
3:00 PM Site opens for Populace
8:30 AM Chatelaine’s Meeting – Chatelaine’s Pavilion – Kendal
9:00 AM Marshall’s Meeting – Marshalls Pavilion – Kendal
9:00 AM Chatelaine’s Expat and Newcomers Tea – Chatelaine’s Pavilion – Kendal
10:00 AM Largesse Competition Display – 10 AM – 3 PM – Royal Pavilion – Kendal Beyond the Lucet Cord (2 hrs) – Wren’s Threads Merchants Row – Kendal
10:00 AM Pewterers Gathering – Merchants Firepit – Kendal
10:30 AM ♕ Equestrian Championship (2 hrs) Lists open at 9:30 am – Campbell Downs Dyeing with Woad (drop in) – Merry Minions Encampment – Starfollower
10:30 AM Cut & Thrust Tournament – Cathedral List Field – Stormcrowe How to Pattern Garb from N. Africa and S. Asia (2 hrs) – Cabin Ring Courtyard
11:00 AM Arcuarius Tourney for Target Archery – Falconmoor
12:30 PM Squire’s  / Rapier Open Field Tournies (followed by MoD Invitational) (2 hrs) – Stormcrowe
1:30 PM ♕ Kingdom Protector Invocation/Tournament (3 hrs) Lists open at 12:30 pm – Falconmoors Twined Jute Tiny Basket (3 hours) – Cabin Ring Courtyard
3:00 PM Cut & Thrust – Pas D’Armes – Cathedral Field – Stormcrowe
3:00 PM Youth Armoured Combat ( 6 yrs and up) – Argent Field  – Kendal
4:00 PM Mongolian Folk Dancing (1 hr) – Cabin Ring Courtyard
4:00 PM Bardic – Scenes from Shakespeare – Cathedral Building (1 hr) – Off of Stormcrowe Banner Embellishment  (2 hrs) – Cabin Ring Courtyard
4:00 PM ♕ Order of Defense Meeting – Royal Pavilion (45 min) – Kendal
5:30 PM ♕ Royal Court – Kendal
7:00 PM ♕ Garlic Feast (1 – 1 1/2 hours) – Cabin Ring Courtyard Cuttlebone Casting with Pewter (1.5 hrs) – Cabin Ring Courtyard
7:00 PM Bardic – Bards of An Tir Bardic “Fire” – Bards of An Tir Encampment – Stormcrowe
8:00 AM Lists for Crown Tournament Open – List Pavilion – Kendal
9:30 AM ♕ Crown List Processional and Invocation (1 hr) – Kendal
10:30 AM ♕ Crown Tournament (4 hrs) – Kendal
11:00 AM Rapier Pairs Tourney on Cathedral List Field – Stormcrowe
12:00 PM ♕ Children’s Story Time with Her Majesty – Royal Pavilion – Kendal A Discussion on Natural Dyeing (1.5 hrs) – Cabin Ring Courtyard
3:30 PM ♕ Chivalry Meeting (or 30 minutes after Crown finishes) (45 mins) – Royal Pavilion – Kendal Tablet Weaving: Tricks and Tips (1-1.5 hr) – Cabin Ring Courtyard
3:30 PM Arcuarius Tourney for Thrown Weapons (1 hr) – Falconmoors (after Crown Finals) Customs and Etiquette in a Ger (1hr) – Neurguei’s Ger – Starfollower
6:30 PM ♕ Royal Court – Kendal
After Court Bardic – Chorum Leo – Cathedral  (after Court/Dark) – Bards of An Tir Camp – Stormcrowe
3:00 PM Site Closes
Event Registration Fees:
Adults: $30 for adults, $5 discount for members
Children: free – minors in BC are 18 and under
US funds accepted at par; change at Gate will be provided in Canadian funds.
Cheques made payable to “Barony of Lions Gate”.
Merchant Fee: As per Kingdom Law there is now a “Standard Kingdom fee for merchanting: $25″. This is on top of the normal per person site fee.

Please be aware that the gate for general populace opens strictly at 3pm. The site is not officially ours until that time due to another group’s contract. If you arrive early you will have to wait in parking until such time as we are allowed to open the gate.

**Smoking only allowed in marked location** (location indicated on site map)
Fire Policy will be determine by conditions/regulations at the time of the event.

There are several water taps available on site (locations marked on site map)

Dogs – Please note that dogs are only allowed on-leash. This will be strictly enforced.

Event Steward – Duke UlfR Blodfotur Fallgrson –
C0-Event Steward – Mistress Isabella Lucrezia –
Finance / Gate – Dame Elena de Maisnilwarin –
Marshall in Charge (MiC) –
Archery MiC –
Thrown Weapons MiC – Jaqueline Lefleur –
Rapier MiC – Master Warwick Drakkar –
Cut & Thrust MiC –
YAC MiC – Viscount Sir Alden Ap Owain –
Equestrian – HL Briana Cassia
Merchant Liaison Dame Arianna Freemont –
Royal Liaison – Duchess Caoimhe –
Bardic Co-Ordinator – Mistress Alisaundre –

Hotel Options:
We have no special arrangements with the hotels but these are, in descending order of desirability in the unofficial opinion of the Event Steward (who spends 100+ nights a year in hotel rooms), some hotels that are the closest to the site. We cannot claim any special knowledge of these hotels other than that they are nearby.
Hampton Inn
Coast Hotel
Days Inn
Westward Inn

Nearest Grocery Stores to site:
2410 – 200 St, Langley City, BC V2Z 1X1
2.7 km (1.6 miles) from site
Hours: 8am to 9pm

Real Canadian Superstore
2332 160 St, Surrey, BC V3S 9N6
10.6 km (6.6 miles from site
Hours: 7am to 11pm

Nearest Hardware Store to site:
Home Depot
2525 160 St, Surrey, BC, V3S 0C8
Hours: 7am to 10pm

September Crown is being held in the province of BC, and the age of majority here is 19. Please be aware of the following and avoid delay or disappointment at gate.
All minors must provide either:
1. Proof of blue card SCA membership
2. The “Minor Consent to Participate and Hold Harmless Agreement” (link, signed by their parent or legal guardian. This can be signed on site by the parent/legal guardian if they are accompanying the minor.
If not accompanied by their parent/legal guardian, all minors must
1. Be accompanied by an adult (21 or over), who will be responsible for them at the event,
2. Present to gate two copies of the Medical Waiver for Minors – Canadian version (link,  signed by their parent/legal guardian,
4. A signed Equestrian Waiver link

For those travelling from the US, please remember that you’ll need your passport, or other suitable government ID to cross the border. Also, be sure to check the government websites for what you are permitted to bring to Canada. There are specific rules surrounding cross border transport of fruits and vegetables, meats, alcohol, firearms, and illegal or controlled substances.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - King
Royal Presence - Queen
Royal Presence - Tir Righ
Is an online meeting
Has Merchants
Has Classes
Has an Heraldic consultation table
Offers Youth & Family activities
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Equestrian activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)
Offers a feast or meal

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Registration Information

Please Note: Requests for Group Camping, Cabins, List Field and RV reservations are now open and will close by Aug 15th
List Field Space Request Contact – Isabella Lucrezia –
RV Reservation Request Contact – Duke UlfR – Please fill in this form – Deadline August 15th
RVs: **We have extremely limited RV spaces at this site. RV Reservations are first-come, first-served. You will receive a notification when your reservation has been confirmed.
Cabin Space Request Contact – Archos Morwenna – Please fill in this form – Deadline August 15th
Cabin Reservations: We have 10 cabins that we will be opening up for reservations. Priority will be given to those who are traveling from afar or would prefer cabins for accessibility reasons. These will be available for $10 per person for the event. The cabins are basic scout cabins with 4 bunk beds each and reasonable space for bags/boxes, etc. There are flush toilets and showers in the same area as the cabins.
Group Camping Contact – Isabella Lucrezia – Please fill in this form – Deadline August 15th .
Space on this site is more limited than some sites, please keep your camp size requests to your actual needs. Group camping requests are only for larger groups of people who wish to camp together. Any other people desiring to camp simply need to find an open space that fits their camp size.  Thank you.


Accessibility Information

  • The site is flat and lots of trees to provide shade.

There are water taps on site.

There are flush toilets and showers on site.

There are cabins where space can be booked.

Meal Information

Tournament Information

Crown Tourney Format

Pre-registration for An Tir September Crown Lists (This is the Crown tournament specifically, not the event) is open until 8/30 at:

Greetings good gentlefolk of An Tir,

The time is fast approaching for us to select Our Heirs so that the line of the Sable Throne may continue unbroken into the future.  As is tradition, We shall hold Our Grand Tournament on Sunday of September Crown.  Combatants and their consorts will present themselves before us in procession of reverse order of precedent Sunday morning.  Challenge round to be immediately after.

We’ve heard the words of those who compete in the tournament as well as those who enjoy the pageantry, suspense, and ambiance of the tourney.  To embrace those with a love of the field and those who hold dear the grandeur of An Tir’s traditional format, we have decided to hold a double elimination tournament with each round best 2 out of 3.  (Note: should the entrants exceed 80, We will revert to a traditional single fight for the health and wellbeing of the fighters)

We encourage our potential Heirs to bring their most proficient fighting style, with the only prohibition that it match the legal weapons and shields guidelines per the An Tir Book of Combat.

An Tir has the richest tradition of inclusivity in the known world.  We wholeheartedly support and encourage inspirational equality.

Equestrian Championship

The September Crown element of the new Championship format will be held at Campbell Downs Equestrian Centre across 16th Avenue from Camp McLean. This site is walkable from the main site, but there is also plenty of parking if people prefer to drive over.


Archery Championship

Will be held on the Falconmoor Field


Thrown Weapons – Tournaments and competitions:


  • 1:30-4:30 pm Kingdom Protector Tournament (TW component)


  • 12 pm-2 pm Thrown Weapons Inter-Kingdom competition (all weapons)
  • 3:30 pm-5 pm TW Arcuarius tourney (or after Crown finals)

Full thrown weapons range schedule:


  • Range set up 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (help welcomed!)


  • Range opens 9 am – noon
  • Closed noon – 1 pm lunch break
  • Closed 1 pm to set up Kingdom Protector tournament
  • Closed for Kingdom Protector tournament 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Open 4:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Closed at 5:30 pm for dinner, court, and evening


  • Range opens 9 am – 11:00 am
  • Closed 11:00 am – noon am to set up Thrown Weapons Inter-Kingdom competition
  • Closed 12 pm – 2 pm Thrown Weapons Inter-Kingdom competition (all weapons)
  • Open 2 pm until Crown finals begin
  • Closed 3:30-5 pm for Thrown Weapons Arcuarius tourney
  • Closed after 5 pm for dinner, court, and evening


  • Range opens  9 am – noon
  • Closed noon – range pack up (help welcomed!)


Youth and Family Activities


We have plans for children’s activities. Times and locations are listed below. Kids of any age can participate (except where indicated). Adults must supervise their own children:

Designated kids play area near at the south end of the List Fields (unless otherwise indicated)


10:00 am Kids Meet and Greet – bring your kids to come meet other kids at the event
10:30 pm Making Yarn Dolls with Mistress Caitrin – Main Cabin Ring
1:00 pm Wood Lantern Making with Mistress Caitrin: lights – Main Cabin Ring
 3:00 pm Youth Armoured Combat (6 yrs and up) – Argent List Field – Kendal Field
3:00 pm “Knock Your Block Off” fun fighting for smaller kids (6 and under)
 4:30 pm Thrown Weapons for kids (toy sets)



10:30 am Kids Archery (5 and up) on Falconmoors Field
Noon Story Time with her Majesty at the Royal Pavilion – Kendal Field
1:00 pm Painting Rocks with Mistress Caitrin – Main Cabin Ring

Volunteer Information

There are always opportunities to volunteer! Especially Gate. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer.

Merchant Information

McEwen Hand Craft
Showcasing wood bowls, plates, cups, mortars & pestles, leathermaking tools, and leather conditioning balm. Also at the booth is , Heathen’s Hearth – (Saturday & Sunday only) Home-made cookies, muffins, and more, (keto friendly options available), as well as refreshing beverages. Find us under the same tent as McEwen Hand Craft
Beggars Bazaar
Selling an eclectic mix of items that these poor tinkers have gathered on their travels. Including used garb, assorted items of feast ware, set dec, and something for the kids.
Mara’s Medieval Marketplace
Hand woven trim and garb and decor for sale
Vargus Hides and Dyes
Leatherworks, Woodworks, and Sundries
Wilfulle Creations
Hand-cast pewter dress accessories including buttons, belt fittings, veils pins and more. Sharing the booth is Beatris with bone and antler items as buttons, needles and veil pins as well as her Warrior’s Balm for fighters.
Wren’s Threads
Aspasia is the purveyor of fibre goods and will be bringing handwoven items, handspun wool and batts of hand dyed wool for spinning. Also available will be fabrics and other sundry items that are fibre related.
Glass Weirdo
Hand made lampwork and kiln fused glass art.
BC Chains
Supplier of fine chain mail, tapestries, journals, axes and much more.
Thyra’s Trading Post
Cloaks of wool and waxed canvas, leather belt bags, quivers, belts and various other sca related goods
Night Swatch
A selection of Wools, Cotton, Silks and Blends. We are the Needle in the Darkness!
Sara’s Odds and Sundries
Trim and cordage & tarot reading


As per Kingdom Law there is now a “Standard Kingdom fee for merchanting: $25″. This is on top of the normal per person site fee.

Merchant Liaison Dame Arianna Freemont –

Classes Offered



All classes in the Courtyard of the Cabin Ring unless specifies

Beyond the Lucet Cord; 3 colour braid Instructor: Signora Aspasia Bevilacqua
Time:  drop in between 10-2, just let me know you’d like to learn. Class fee: free


Location: Merchants Row; Wren’s Threads

This class is for those who would like to learn braiding with 3 colours of thread (which can be increased into 4 colour). There will be lucets and thread available to use for learning, though bringing your own is encouraged so you can take it all away and continue on your own. Students should feel comfortable with simple lucet braiding though it’s not essential.


Pewterers Meet and Geek! Instructors: Spike Zoetaert
Time: 10:00 AM

Class length:

Class fee: free


Location: Merchants Row – Firepit
Please come, bring and share molds, casts, tools, questions, answers, problems, solutions and comradery.  All experience levels are welcome.


Dyeing with Woad Instructors: Dame Morweena and
Dame Margaret Hamilton of Stirlingshire
Time: 10:30 AM

Class length: drop in

Class fee: free

Capacity: 8

Location: Merry Minions Camp – Starfollower Field
The instructors will be processing freshly harvested Woad leaves during the event from plants they both grew this year. If all goes to plan, they will also be dyeing some items. Anyone interested in seeing the process and magic of the indigotin transformation is welcome.


How to Pattern Garb from N. Africa and S. Asia Instructor: Marie bint Yussuf
Time: 10:30 AM

Class length: 2 hrs

Class fee: $5.00

Capacity: 8

Student should have: note pad, pen or pencil, a cord or elastic to tie around the waist, measuring tape. Learn how to measure and pattern a qamis (Arabic, tunic/dress) and sirwal (Arabic, pants) which will be suitable for gentles of any sex/gender playing in el Andalus (Spain), the Maghreb (North Africa), southwest Asia, central Asia, the Balkans, northern India and parts of southeast Asia. The time period covered is 7th to 16th Centuries.

The following information will be covered: Variations in design & patterns – Construction techniques – Sex/gender differences in design, fabric, and embellishments; and Shopping for and adapting/altering ready-made garments. Handouts with pattern designs will be provided so that participants can record measurements. At the end of the class, attendees will have enough information to make mock-ups and finished garments at home as well as how to shop for and adapt/alter ready-made garments.


Twined Jute Tiny Basket Instructor: Duchess Meagan ferch Meredydd
Time: 1:30 PM

Class length: 3 hours

Class fee: $2
Capacity: 10
Learn one of the oldest methods of basket weaving and twine a tiny basket out of jute. With a base of eight spokes, we will use a long length of folded jute to twine around the spokes, creating a small, compact basket. A choice of rims will be laid down, and the ends woven in. All supplies are provided, but students may wish to bring their own small, sharp scissors.


Embracing Diversity with Respect: Exploring Cultural Appropriation vs Cultural Appreciation Instructor: Baroness Talia bint al-Athir
Time: 2:00 PM

Class length: 1 hour

Class fee:


Dive into the nuances of cultural appreciation and appropriation within the SCA community. Learn to navigate respectfully, understand the differences, and celebrate diversity while avoiding harm. Explore real-world examples and gain practical insights for an inclusive SCA experience.


Mongolian Folk Dancing Instructor: Narmandakh
Time: 4:00 PM


Class fee: free

Capacity: no limit all are welcome

Come and learn some Mongolian dances.


Banner Embellishment Instructor: Mistress Cushag an Ellan Vannin
Time: 4:00 PM

Class length: 2 hours

Class fee: $6.00

Capacity: 10 students.

Finished your new banner, feel that something is missing, and want to take it to the next level? Learn to make your own custom cords, tassels and fringes as taught to the instructor by the late Serene Highness Janeltis. Bring scissors and note-taking materials (if desired). Fee includes supplies, cord- and tassel-making materials (acrylic yarn, wooden beads, embroidery and pearl cotton, and tassel templates), bodkin, and handout.


Cuttlebone Casting with Pewter Teacher: Neurguei
Time: 7:00 PM

Class length: 1.5 hours

Class fee: $3 covers materials

Capacity: 8

Location: Neurguei’s Ger

Come learn an age-old method of simple casting with cuttlebone and pewter.
We will be exploring different methods of creating molds and casting one-sided pieces.


All classes in the Courtyard of the Cabin Ring unless specifies

A Discussion on Natural Dyeing Instructor: Margaret Hamilton of Stirlingshire
Time: Noon

Class length: 1 ½ hours

Class fee: free

Capacity: 12 people

This class is a one-hour discussion on the steps necessary to dye with natural ingredients. It will detail scouring, mordanting, and dyeing, touching on natural ingredients for each step and modifiers than can create a range of colours out of one dye ingredient.

We will also discuss growing, harvesting, and gleaning natural dyes and how to prepare them for use in dyeing. As there is not enough time to do all the necessary steps this is a discussion only. I will provide a simple handout. A notebook and writing implement should be brought for any notes you wish to take.

Afterwards we will stroll the site for approximately half an hour looking for ingredients you can use from our natural world. This should give you a solid bases to investigate your neighbourhood for items to glean for your own experiments in dyeing. Note that this is private land and thus should not be harvested.  Plant material cannot cross international borders.

Students should bring pen and paper for notetaking, camera if any plant pictures are desired for future reference    Location: the picnic tables by the cabins.

Note that some of the class involves walking so good shoes should be worn. If a student cannot walk, we can make arrangements for plant identification at a later time.


Tablet Weaving: Tricks and Tips Instructor: Morwenna goch Bengrych


Time: 3:30 PM

Class length: 1 – 1.5 hrs

Class fee: free

Capacity: 8

How do I get smooth edges? How can I keep track of my pattern steps?  Why is my band UPSIDE DOWN?  In this one-hour class I will share my tips and tricks for smooth edges, how not to lose your spot and deciphering patterns from different sources that always seem so confusing. This is not a “how to” class nor is it for the advanced weaver, it is tips to get beyond beginner. Bring your looms and your questions and maybe let’s just sit and tablet weave for a while. Handouts can be mailed after the class on request.


Customs and Etiquette in a Ger Teacher: Neurguei
Time: 4:30 PM

Class length:

Class fee: 0

Capacity: 8

Location: Neurguei’s Ger

Have you ever passed by a Ger and wondered what it takes to build and set one up? Are you planning on going to Mongolia and want to know the do’s and don’ts of ger etiquette? Join Nereugei for a discussion on all this and ask him questions about his journey through Mongolia!


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