[Ansteorra-announce] EVENT: Cour d' Amour, 10/10 - 10/12 in the Shire of Gate's Edge

Kelly Rhodes corsair at concentric.net
Wed Oct 8 16:12:59 PDT 2003

The Shire of Gate's Edge presents
Cour d'Amour
October 10 - 12, 2003
Camp Camwood (near Magnolia, Texas)
Maps and directions: http://gatesedge.ansteorra.org/files/camwood.htm

Come and compete to become the first Champions for the newly-elevated SHIRE
of Gate's Edge!

The 100 Years War rages on, but on this lovely autumn day competitors will
vie to honorably represent their chosen country: England or France.

The Shire of Gate's Edge will choose Champions for:
Heavy Armoured (aka Chivalric) Combat
Thrown Weapons

Winners will receive honor and glory, the acclaim of the populace of Gate's
Edge, pass-down banners, and nifty prizes!

Fighters, come represent your country of choice in our lists, in which honor
and chivalry are as important as combat prowess. The ladies will be watching
from two Ladies Galleries under the tutelage of two Queens of Love. Ladies,
please come and spend some time in our Galleries, enjoy some lovely music
and good company, and inspire the fighters on the field with your grace and

Archers, don't miss the 'skins' tournament which offers plenty of
opportunities for prizes, glory and fun. Rounds will include Clout Archery,
Combat Archery, Hunt Archery, Speed Archery and Target Archery. There will
also be an archery-themed Arts & Sciences competition in which entrants will
received an extra 'life' in the tournament (and the A&S winner will get a
neat prize). There will be lots of archery throughout the day--and if you
know Gate's Edge, you know we are home to some of the finest and most
enthusiastic archers around. Come shoot your best! For more information,
please visit http://gatesedge.ansteorra.org/files/courarchery.htm

For those who prefer Thrown Weapons--knife, axe and spear--never fear,
there's competition afoot for you as well. There will also be an
authorization class, so come give Thrown Weapons a try.

Bards, sing your finest song or tell your best tale as you compete to be the
Bardic Champion of Gate's Edge!

Equestrians, Lady Guenievre Maynard promises a fun and challenging course!

As for the youngsters, there will be lots for them to do as they compete for
our Children's Championship, including a puppet show, treasure hunt, and
more. Children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent.

For something very different, the Honorable Lady Annes Clotilde von Bamburg
will teach a class on period aphrodisiacs and poisons. Herbs are fun!

If you like a little mental challenge, come and Quest for honor and glory
(and a nice prize!) in a test of your knowledge of the 100 Years War.

Artisans, come show your work at our non-competitive Arts and Sciences
display, run by Mistress Shanahan the Fey.

A Silent Auction will be held, so come out ready to bid, or donate your
'someone else might love this' items.

There will be an evening bardic circle with two phases: the first hour will
be 'family friendly' for all ages, and then later in the evening the circle
will focus on bawdy songs and tales.

Like to eat? Then come feast upon the sumptuous English fare provided by our
Feast Steward, the Honorable Lord Dolfin of Cork:
Green Beans with Pearl Onions
Herbed Honey-glazed Chicken
Beef Brisket
Herbed Butters
Rumballs and Gingerbread

Please contact the Feast Steward, HL Dolfin, to make reservations: dol77phin
at aol.com

Merchants are welcome! To make arrangements, please contact Event Steward
Lady Sabine Dubois: sabine_6978 at yahoo.com

FEES: Site fee is $8 adults, $4 ages 6 - 12, ages 5 and under free. Site
family maximum fee $24. A $3 non-member surcharge will be added for all
non-members. Feast fee is $7 adult, $4 ages 6 - 12, ages 5 and under free.
Make checks payable to the SCA Inc./Shire of Gate's Edge.

Camp Camwood is a DRY SITE. This is a requirement of the site owners and we
will honor this requirement. There is plenty of camping space, so come out
and stay with us, and enjoy the fall weather. Pets allowed on leash with
current WRITTEN proof of rabies vaccination. Horses must have written proof
of negative Coggins.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Minors may attend
with a 21-year old or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event
Waiver Form from the parents.

Maps and directions may be found at

Please visit the event website at
http://www.geocities.com/natashastorfer/GeneralInformation.html for more
information. Please feel free to contact the Steward, Lady Sabine, with any

Thank you--and we hope to welcome you to our shire's fall event!

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