Yule Feast


Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Kierran Moncrieffe
Date: December 4 , 2004
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on December 4th 2004
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

Event site:
Longbranch Improvement Club
5213 Key Peninsula Highway South Longbranch, WA 98351

The Barony of Dragon’s Laire extends an invitation to Bards throughout the Kingdom to come and participate in our first Baronial Bardic Championship. It will be held at our annual Yule Feast on Dec 4, 2004 at the Longbranch Improvement Club, 4312 Key Peninsula Hwy S, Longbranch, WA 98351.

Site opens at 10 a.m. Opening Court at 10:30 a.m. Competitors need to be at Opening Court. Competition check-in at 11 a.m. Competition to start immediately following. Deadline for submission of the Notice of Intention is November 4, 2004. Bardic Championship Coordinator is THL Angharad Albanes and she can be contacted at moc.mrafwollohyrrebkcalb@darahgna.


1. PURPOSE OF THE COMPETITION a. To choose a ‘performing arts’ Champion for the Barony of Dragon’s Laire. b. The performing arts include: i. Vocal music. ii. Instrumental music. iii. Story telling. iv. Poetry. v. Drama. vi. Dance. vii. Physical arts (jugglers, acrobats, jesters, magicians, etc.) viii. Other performance type arts may be allowed at the discretion of the Baron & Baroness, the “Bardic” autocrat, and the Baronial A&S minister.

2. ELIGIBILITY a. Entrants must be paid members of the SCA, Inc. b. Entrants must submit a written Notice of Intention to enter the Baronial Bardic Championship: i. Written notice can be snail mail, e-mail, or by personally delivered to the Baronial Bardic Championship Coordinator. ii. The Notice of Intention is due to the Baronial Bardic Championship Coordinator 30 days prior to the Championship. iii. The Notice must include a description (i.e., time period, country of origin, etc.) of the entries planned.

3. DUTIES OF THE BARONIAL BARDIC CHAMPION a. To swear an oath of fealty or service to the Coronets. b. To defend the honor and prestige of the Coronets and the Barony of Dragon’s Laire, whenever such is challenged. c. To support the Coronets in war. To take the field at the Coronet’s command. d. To maintain membership in the Society during the champion’s term of service. e. To speak or act in the Coronet’s name when delegated to do so. f. To further the interests of their area of endeavor. g. To attend the next Baronial Bardic Championship, where their successor will be chosen.

4. COMPETITION FORMAT a. The competition will be styled similarly to the Kingdom Bardic Competition. b. The Initial Judging – i. The entrants will be judged by teams of three judges (specialized if possible to the field of endeavor that the entrant has chosen). ii. The judges will use a judging form that is similar to that used by the Kingdom. iii. Audience appeal will also be a factor in determining who becomes a finalist. c. The final judging- i. The finalist will be judged by a team of 3 to 5 judges. ii. The judges will determine the winner based on depth, breadth and ambassadorship. iii. The finalists may be given fifteen minutes notice to prepare a piece on the subject of the Coronet’s choosing.

5. BASIC CHAMPIONSHIP RULES a. Number of pieces: i. The entrant will be required to present two entries in the initial judging. ii. The time taken to judge the entry will be broken into: oral presentation, performance, questions, time for the judges to consult, and time for judges to prepare for the next participant. b. ‘Periodicity’ requirement – All entries must either be documentably period OR have a period/traditional ‘feel’, sound or ambience. c. Documentation – All entries must have written documentation. d. Category requirement – There are no ‘category’ requirements (i.e.: one music, one story, etc.). The entrant may choose any two entries they wish, however ONE of the two entries must be a documentably period performance piece. e. Group entries: i. Group entries will be permitted, however the entrant’s contribution to the piece must be easily distinguishable from that of the other members of the group. ii. If the entrant’s contribution is not easily distinguishable (i.e. – to determine the abilities of one singer in a madrigal group), then the entrant must also perform at least a portion of their ‘part’ as a solo. This can happen either before, after or during the group performance.

6. SINGLE ENTRY RULES a. Single entries will be permitted. b. Single entries must pre-register in writing by contacting the Baronial Bardic Championship Coordinator. c. Single entrants should give a detailed description of their entry when they register. d. Single entrants must have documentation.

At gate, everyone will be given a slip of paper upon which will be the names of the competitors. Throughout the day, each competitor will perform a piece for the populace. After all the competitors have performed, audience members will be asked to circle the name of their favorite and give it to the gentle who will be collecting the slips of paper. The results of this audience poll will be one of the factors that determines which competitors will advance to the final round. Please remember to be considered to those that are performing and keep conversations low-key.

In honor of the Baron’s birthday we ask you to bring an item of canned or dry food to be given to the local food bank.

We will have Piped Piper activities for the children from 12-4 p.m. Two volunteers are needed to help the Piped Piper you can contact Lisa at the following e-mail address moc.nsm@skcirdnubeht

Schedule: 12:00p – PP Open 1:00 – 2:00p – Craft #1 (Tissue Mosaics) 2:00 – 2:30 Closed for clean-up #1/set-up #2 2:30 – 3:30p – Craft #2 (Edible Yule Logs) 4:00p(ish) – PP Closes, Clean-up and Load prior to feast

A&S activities:

You are encouraged to bring your current projects that you are working on. If you have none A&S will have a few for you to try. Along with projects we will be working/playing board games. If you have games you would like to bring and play, please do.

Our Chatelaine, Lady Khulan Shizir is hosting an artistic contest at Yule for the NEW Chatelaine Badge / Regalia / Sign and slogan for our Baronial Office. The CHATELAINE OFFICE BADGE CONTEST will be in divided into groups by ADULT 18 and over / TEEN 13 to 17yrs / CHILD 0 to 12yrs, and Honorable Mention. The winner(s) will be selected just before evening Court. A prize(s) will be awarded and a copy of the Badge will be submitted to the Flames for publication. Each person will receive something for participation. For more information please contact Khulan at moc.elbacevaw@5847kp .

T-Tunic Drive – donate used T tunics for loaning to newcomers.

A simple lunch of soup and bread will be provided, price included in the site fee.

A feast will follow the competition with the Champion and first runner up performing. Seating for the feast will be limited to 75. For reservations please contact the Feast-o-crat Petr Catspawz, moc.nsm@ldgnitsaef. The feast is $10 for ages 13 and up, $6 for children ages 6-12 and reservations need to be confirmed by Nov 12.  Please send check to Deborah Dolle 3411 SE Laurel Ct, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Menu for Feast:

Bread and Butter – Grape and Feta Salad – Baked Chicken and Honey and Spiced Carrots – Rouladuen with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Gravy – Dessert

Archos Cedric Wlfrav will be in charge of the servers for the feast and volunteers for the kitchen Please contact him at ten.tsacmoc@nevarflw Kitchen staff and servers will not pay a feast fee.

Autocrat: Kierran Moncreiff (Deborah Dolle), 3411 SE Laurel Ct, Port Orchard, WA 98366. moc.nsm@MnarreiK

Site fee will be $7 for ages 13 and up, $3 for ages 5 to 12, family cap of $25. Non-member surcharge of $3 will apply. Make checks payable to ‘Barony of Dragonslaire; SCA, Inc.’

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