Sir Edwards Tournament


Hosted in-person by Device of Thornwold

The Shire of Thornwold (Bellingham – Whatcom County, WA )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Jadwiga Radomyskowa
Date: April 29 , 2022 until May, 1 2022
Site opens at: 3:00 PM on April 29th 2022
Site closes at: 12:00 PM on May 1th 2022

Event site:
The Lavender House
779 E Pole Rd Lynden, WA 98264

This is a Level 1: Other (Branch primary events of regional or Kingdom interest) event.

“Welcome Home!” Join us for the 43rd Sir Edwards Tourney! The Shire of Thornwood invites you to join us for a weekend full of fun, fighting, and festivities. We will have competitions to find our new Champions in Heavy, Rapier, Archery, A&S!

Competitions will be held all day to determine the New Champions in the following areas:
Heavy: Our famous Holmgang Heavy Tourney
Rapier: A Round Robin or Honlgang depending on the number of participants
Archery: Format TBA
Arts and Sciences: A&S during the time of the Plague
Thrown Weapons: TBA
Bardic: TBA

Day Food, at the Rampant Miffin Tavern! (Vegetarian and options available)
Merchants! We have room for more merchants please contact TBD!
Silent Auction: We have hundreds of items for you to bid on! funds raised will go to the Shire of Thornwold.

Eddies will be a three-day camping event!
Note: The county has a 10pm quiet curfew. This is not to say that people can’t party and enjoy themselves, but we cannot have loud music, drum circles, and the like after this time.

Service animals only on-site, no pets. This is an insurance thing with the site.

Smoking at your campsite or out at the parking lot. Please be respectful of your neighbors.

We must follow all federal laws, and cannot have marijuana on site.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - Queen
Royal Presence - Tir Righ
Accepts PayPal
Has Merchants
Has Classes
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Offers a feast or meal

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This is a Level 1: Other (Branch primary events of regional or Kingdom interest) event.

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Site fee 18+ $20
Site fee 17 and under FREE
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule

Time Activity Location
Noon Site opens for Merchants
Set up for Silent Auction
3pm Site open for Public
10pm Mandatory Quiet Time (No drum circles past this point) Everywhere
8am Gate Opens
10am Archery Range Opens Archery Range
Lists open for Holmgang Main Eric
A&S Entries Setup Main Pavilion
Largess Competition Begins Main Pavilion
11:00 Silent Auction Opens Silent Auction Tent
11:30 Armor Inspection for Heavy Main Eric
Day Food Available Rampant Miffin Pavilion
Noon Holmgang Begins Main Eric
12:30 Lists open for Rapier Tourney Main Eric
Enchanted Ground Luncheon Begins Main Pavilion
1:30 Armor Inspection for Rapier Main Eric
2:00 Rapier Tournament Begins Main Eric
Archery Championship Begins Archery Field
2pm Enchanted Ground Luncheon Ends Main Pavilion
3pm Silent Auction Ends Silent Auction Tent
4pm Day Food Ends Rampant Miffin Pavilion
Demo Area Closes Main Pavilion
All competitions tallied Main Eric
Archery Range Closed Archery Range
4pm Gate Reopens for Late Comers Gate
4:30 Court of Her Majesty An Tir followed by the Court of Thier Highnesses Tir Righ Main Eric
After Court Guinness Cake Fundraiser Begins Rampant Miffin Pavilion
Sundown Social on the Eric (Weather Permitting) Main Eric
10PM Site Quiet Time Everywhere
8am Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Main Eric
Noon Event Ends
2pm Site Closes: Please be off site


Meal Information

Day Food Provided by the Rampant Miffin Tavern!

Day food by donation! Please support the Shire and eat some tasty treats!
(Ingredients will be listed soon)

  • Beef Meatballs
  • Turkey Meatballs
  • Sauce 1
  • Sauce 2
  • Baked Veggie Medallions (Choice of Roasted Cauliflower, Potato)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Cheese
  • Bread

Plates and utensils provided! Just bring cash and a hungry belly.

Pancake Fundraiser

Join us Sunday morning to get a little fuel for teardown and the ride home.

  • Pancakes (Butter and Syrup provided)
  • Protein
  • Orange Juice

Plates and utensils provided

Guinness Cake Fundraiser

In honor of the memory of our dear friend Sir Thorkel we will have a Guinness cake fundraiser that starts after Court. Please bring a Guinness cake, and/or buy slices of the cakes that are brought! For a donation of $5 you get a slice of the cake of your choosing! All money will go to the memorial fund to be used to provide loaner shields for the new fighters of the shire. Each person who donates a cake will receive a token of appreciation.
Please bring a card with your name and the ingredient list for your cake.

Tournament Information

Heavy Championship Tourney
Traditional Holmgang style tournament, two 30 min rounds. First-round is to first blood or stepping out of the circle. Second-round is standard kill rules, as well as stepping out of the circle. The most wins across both rounds will be declared champion of THornwold and receive a scroll and shield created by Sir Ulfgar and painted by Pani Jadwiga.

Rapier Championship Tourney
This will be fought in the traditional holmgang style like the heavy tourney. The winner will receive the title of champion and a scroll. We are looking for a donation of a tourney prize.

Archery Championship Tourney
The prize is a scroll, title of champion, and a dozen arrows donated by Mistresses Megan and Mersha

A&S Tourney
Did you learn something new? Finished an old project? Started a new project? Didn’t finish a project? Do you want to make something about the plague? Or how to survive quarantine, plague, or anything else to do with your experience in the last 2 years

It can be finished, just started, or in progress.
Please provide one sentence on how your project is connected to the prompt above at least one sentence a what, where, when, how about your project.
This is low stress, and low stakes, anything you did can count!
More information can be found here. 
Prizes are a scroll, title of champion, and a hand-painted scribal slope made by HL Ursula and Genevieve.

Bardic and Thrown Weapons
Currently, our shire does not have the setup for Thrown Weapons and as such cannot host them. However, if you have the weapons and would like to help run the tourney, please let us know! We do have some targets.

Volunteer Information

We are still looking for volunteers to help set up on Thursday!
We are currently looking for marshals, and people to help at the gate!
We are still looking for someone to run our silent auction!

Please message the event steward at moc.liamg@acs.agiwdaj if you’d like to help

Merchant Information

Merchants welcome!
Please let us know the name of your booth and a quick blurb about what you sell.
Merchants can come on-site at Noon on Friday
Location is first come first serve, and all merchant booths will be facing the event field.
If you have a few pictures of the items you are selling we’d love to see them, so we can show off on our event page.
No merchant fee! We as for a donation that will be added to our largess to be given to the site crew.

Classes Offered

Enchanted Grounds Luncheon: 
Hosted by Mistress Mersha
When you cross the barrier into the enchanted ground the modern world fades away. Join the Carps, Red Flames, and Swans of An Tir for a in-persona luncheon! In this space, topics will be kept to in-persona, and it is a perfect opportunity to leave the real world behind for a few hours! New to persona development? That’s okay! We are happy to work with you and teach as we go.


More info coming soon!

We will have a demo and crafting area available. Feel free to let us know if you would like to host a class!
If you have a project you want to work on, feel free to join us in our A&S area. Tables and chairs will be provided.

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