SR - Interesting Idea.....

maddie teller-kook meadhbh at
Tue Feb 23 04:46:31 PST 1999

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Dewart <gilli at>
To: <southern at Ansteorra.ORG>
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 1999 10:34 PM
Subject: Re: SR - Interesting Idea.....

>Greetings all,
>Thank you Ivar.  That was pretty much what I had in mind.
>However; if we do them twice a year, wouldn't that add two events to each
>groups total yearly event total.  Unless ofcourse we get Kingdom to buy off
>on this method of us doing *regional* events.  Currently, I believe, for it
>to count as a *regional* event, at least three groups within that region
>must be particpating in the putting on of the event.

You could still have 2 other groups involved in the event to make it a
regional event (i think one group has to be the one carrying the financial
burden).  One group can 'sponsor' the event and at least 2 others can
help... one can support the feast and another group can help organize the
tournament (set up, waterbearers, supplying list poles, etc).. This way,
with 3 groups signed on it becomes a regional event...

>Another possible problem I see with doing them twice a year is the Kingdom
>calendar.  It's pretty crowded now.
>OTOH doing them only once a year would take 7 years to do one turn.  But
>then, aren't we in it for the long haul?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Michael A Scofield <ivarcat at>
>To: southern at Ansteorra.ORG <southern at Ansteorra.ORG>
>Date: Tuesday, February 23, 1999 9:51 PM
>Subject: Re: SR - Interesting Idea.....
>>Mistress Jehanne wrote:
>>>Amen Aethelyan,
>>>Please don't do that to a champion.  If they want to - they always
>>I am not sure that Jehanne and/or Aethelyan are reading the suggestion by
>>Gilli the way I think he meant it. I read it as each group would, on a
>>rotating basis, be responsible for one of the seven different activities.
>>The person who won that activity the prior year would set the rules for
>>the next year's competition, not run the competition. The event steward
>>would then be responsible for providing the needed props (within reason)
>>for the various competitions.
>>Expanding on the idea, I think that the events should take place twice a
>>year, like fall and spring (but not close to Gulf War), and the events
>>should rotate among the groups in the SR. Which group gets which event
>>should be set by a random drawing at the next SR fighter practice or some
>>other SR event coming up soon. Put all of the groups into a hat (okay I
>>mean the names, not the whole group --- the hat would be WAY too big! -
>>GRIN) and have someone draw out the names, the order drawn would
>>determine who would do them for the next three and a half years.
>>(before you jump on this, look at the end of this message -- I am
>>>I really think that if you are the one who wants to try to put this
>>>it should be your vision!  An event steward really shines when they
>>>have a
>>>strong idea of what they want to see and then choose a crew that can
>>>implement that vision.
>>This is where the region gets to work together. The steward and the prior
>>winners _MUST_  work together to pull off the next event. I can't think
>>of a better way to do it. This is very much like what we did for the
>>SCA's Twenty-fifth Year Celebration (TFYC) in Burnet. If I remember
>>correctly, it was mostly folks from the SR that did the preliminary work
>>that caused that event to be as grand as it was. Coordination was the
>>key, and the site liaison, Rognvaldr, was good at getting all of the
>>_props_ there for everyone who needed them, with a lot of "we need this
>>for so-and-so" from the steward, Sigmund.
>>The groups (and the stewards) who do the first two will have a lot of set
>>up and, in reality, establishment of the traditions of the SR to do, the
>>ones that follow should have less planning and more pulling together of
>>props and expanding on what has happened in the past.
>>More brainstorming as I reread this brought this to mind: Have the
>>ranking (read that as been there the longest or most active now) person
>>in each of the seven activities be responsible for the way the first
>>competition is set up. After that it is the winner of the prior
>>competition who sets the rules. Any other ideas?
>> I do urge you to limit the activities so that
>>>everyone will have time to visit with each other.  There's more
>>>bonding done with a few Shiner Bocks and a fire than there is on a list
>>I totally agree with this concept, we probably need to divide the seven
>>possible areas into two semi-logical groupings (like chivalric and rapier
>>NOT being done at the same event) and go from there.
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>> I agree that there should be a mandatory "winner is next-year's
>>>>> stipulation on each champion.
>>>>What if you get someone totally inept at organization?
>>>>Bryn Gwlad
>>Everybody PLEASE brainstorm on this - Isobel and others have come up with
>>a really good idea. Let's pull it together and run with it!
>>Ivar -- I'll regret this, but I volunteer to be the Steward for the first
>>one (if Bjornsborg gets it or if I can talk everyone into letting BJ do
>>it just to get it running) -- Runamagi
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