The Shire of Briaroak (Roseburg, Douglas County, OR )
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Celeste Thorne
Date: September 14 , 2012 until September, 16 2012
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on September 14th 2012
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on September 16th 2012
51 Thompson Blvd
Winston, OR 97496
Summits Fall Coronet
Their Alpine Highnesses have been searching high and low for
Heirs. Will You be the next to reign over the Summits?
Please join us in the Shire of Briaroak for a tournament to
determine the next Heirs.
Site opens at 11am on Friday and closes at 4pm on Sunday
Gate fees are as follows
Youth (12-17) $10
Child (6-11) $5
5 and under Free
Family Cap $40 Immediate family only please.
$5 surcharge applies to all non-member adults
Please make checks payable to “SCA Inc. Shire of
Name: Riverbend Park
51 Thompson Blvd
Winston, OR 97496
Contact person: HL Celeste Thorne (Julie Melson) 541-863-3937
Message # moc.liamtekcor@enrohtetselec
Deputy Autocrat : Lynnet Wayfarer, (mka Linda Zinck)
We have acquired the field next to our site for archery. It will
be open for Archery whenever anyone wishes to run it!!
We will NOT be having a feast at this event.
Fires will be determined at a much closer date to the event
(Think the week before)
There is a river next to our site. At this time of year it
is usually not clean enough to swim in.
There is potable water onsite.
We will be providing a separate trash container for propane
containers, please use it.
There will also be an ash can if fires are allowed.
Our site is next to a recycling center. If you wish to recycle
non-returnable plastic, paper or glass please ask at gate and we
will direct you to the center.
There will be a fundraiser for the Summits General Fund.
We will be collecting any and all returnable cans, glass and
plastic bottles. Please look for the blue kydex barrels.
No vehicles in the camping area after dark Friday until
No smoking allowed out of your camp, not within 50 feet of
Eric, Archery Field or ANY Royal Encampments. Thank You!
Please bring a wagon, hand cart etc. to move your things.
Anyone who can share would be appreciated!
Letters of Intent Information
Due before the consorts teas at the event on Saturday.
You will be accepted anytime before then also.
You may send them to Her Highness’ Mailing Address found on the
Period for your persona is highly asked for.
— His Highness Prince of Summits Aaron Duncan–
Friday site opens 11
Archery field open
Please Note: All times are
subject to change and at the Royalty’s pleasure
8:30 Combined Peerage
– Laurel Meeting
10 – 11am – Consort’s
11:30 am – TAH & Principality
Seneschal Meeting w/ Ministers of the Lists (Branch &
NOON – Invocation of the Coronet
Court to follow immediatly after
Time TBA: TAH &
Principality Officers’ Meeting (approx. 1/2 hour +/- After court,
before Bardic Championship)
Time TBA: Seneschals’
Meeting (approx. 1 hour +/-) This will follow the Principality
Time TBA: BARDIC
Championship – early evening LOCATION: Rampant
Squirrel Encampment Bardic Circle
9:00 am – Principality Chatelaine
hosts morning coffee
9:30 am –
One Hour after Curia/Moot
The first Briaroak Archery
Tournament will begin!
fires are approved so far. Unless we get a lot of rain before
Friday morning, don’t expect fires 🙁 You can still use charcoal,
propane and white gas.
Forwarded from the Summits Yahoo Group
unto the Bards and populace of The Summits, Their
Aaron and Telisia wish to announce the commencement of
Bardic Competition to determine the *First* Bardic
Principality of the Summits. The Bardic Championship will
September Coronet in the Shire of Briaroak and will be hosted
Squirrel Encampment. The Bardic Champion is an Officer of
and will have
the same duties and responsibilities as other
information regarding a Letter of Intent, rules and
will follow shortly. Branch Seneschals, please forward
your branch groups. Thank you.
In Service to
Crown and Coronet,
Principality of the Summits
Kingdom of An
Greetings Summits from Keterlin,
Co-organizer for the Premier of the Summits Bardic
Now for the much anticipated details for the Bardic competition to
place at September Coronet. Please be sure to familiarize yourself
these basics if you plan on participating. We will be getting entry
on the Principality website as soon as we can.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me
In Joyous Service,
General Requirements and Rules for Entry
.To enter The Summits’ Bardic Championship, entrants must be 18
years of age
or older, have a current membership in the SCA, Inc., and must
during their tenure as Champion.
.Entrants to the Championship must have been a resident of the
at least 1 year (12 Months) and remain a resident of The Summits
duration of their term. (This requirement may only be waived with
and express written consent of The Coronet) Proof of membership
residency will be required at the time of the competition and will
verified by the Principality Seneschal.
.All entrants must declare, in writing, their intent to enter the
Championship. This Letter of Intent must be sent to the Coronet and
Summits’ MoAS 90 Days prior to the date of the Championship.*Don’t
the exceptions for this year in Competition Rules Below
. The Bardic Champion is required to attend the event where
replacement is chosen, and expected to work with organizers in
the competition for that event.
Rules & Requirements Specific to the Bardic Competition:
. All entries must be within the standard SCA time and cultural
. The Bardic Champions competition is open to all accepted forms
Examples include but are not limited to:
Song, instrumental music, story-telling poetry, dance,
puppetry and dramatic/comedic presentations.
. Original compositions should be in historical format or style
reasonable explanations of adaptations provided, and of historical
. Performance may be subject to time/length restrictions
. Entrants may not serve as judges.
. Any person may enter a piece without the goal of being the
Champion. Performance of Individual entries may be limited to
.The Principality of The Summits does not allow joint Alpine
. In the case of identical scoring for two or more contenders, the
current Champion and Minister of Arts & Sciences shall meet
Highness’ to determine an appropriate method of final selection.
circumstances will this method be construed as any form of
. Special Note: For the 2012 premier of the Bardic Championship
Two (2) pieces will be required with a limitation of no more than
Only the top two (2) scores will be applied.
. From 2013 forward, it will be required that competitors submit
performance pieces for judging with a limitation of no more than
Only the top three (3) scores will be applied.
Special Note: For the 2012 premier of the Bardic Championship
A Letter of Intent (LoI) is required and must be submitted to Their
Highnesses, The Summits MoAS and Mistress Keterlin 14 days prior to
. From 2013 forward, A Letter of Intent (LoI) is required and must
submitted to Their Alpine Highnesses and The Summits MoAS 60 days
. The Bardic Champion Competition will be held on Saturday Evening
September Coronet. The preferred environment will be a Bardic
Entry performances will be presented before judges, other
the audience. Please keep in mind that light may be limited to
fire and candle sources (you may provide your own light for music
and weather conditions will vary. Please prepare accordingly.
. Dancers are responsible for providing their own musical
live or recorded, and disc players if needed. There will be no
available. Again, be prepared.
. Presentation of musical compositions must include a
. Accompaniment of another performer will not be considered for
however, the performer may be scored on how well they utilize the
. Self accompaniment is acceptable and will be scored as part of
. A reasonable attempt at documentation is required for the first
. A reasonable attempt at documentation is strongly encouraged for
second piece and may be verbal.
. Please be prepared to answer questions from the judges regarding
of aspects. Questions may include but are not limited to such
topics as your
personal inspiration, experience, technical choices, creative
and/or your plans to support & nurture the bardic arts should
you become the
new Principality bard.
Please remember that these guidelines are a work-in-progress and
this is a premiere championship and the principality’s first
coordinating and organizing the bardic competition championship.
attempt will be made to answer your questions promptly and clarify
needed. Your understanding, support and participation are
As performers, you should have a significant repertoire at the
always be working on adding to, adjusting and refining your
With the relaxed requirements for this initial event, it shouldn’t
difficult or stressful to figure-out what will work. Remember to
“your best foot forward” and go with what you do best.
Judging is based on:
. Initial Impression Presentation
. Technical Ability
. Complexity of Piece/Subject
. Source materials
. Authenticity & interpretation/adaptation
Communication is Key:
Communication between all parties will ensure a successful
. All email related to the Competition must be sent to the
. The Summits MoAS
. Current Alpine or Bardic Champion (as appropriate)
*Special Note: For questions regarding the first Principality of
Bardic Competition, Please contact Mistress Keterlin, Dizcat @