Tournament of Chivalry
& St. Valentine's Day Massacre 2018

Sponsored by the Canton of Three Hills

In Kalamazoo, Michigan on February 9, 2019

Location:  Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.
Map and Directions
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Times: Site opens at 9 am and closes promptly at 10 pm.

Facebook Page

Three Hills Seneschal: Úlfarna Kjellen / Jax Anger, Ulfarna@gmail.com, 231-250-9238

Site Fees:

  • Adult Event Registration: $17
  • Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $12
  • Children ages 6-17: $5
  • Children 5 and under: Free

Volunteer Sign up Web Sites:

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Site Information

Location

Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.
Map and Directions
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Times: Site opens at 9 am and closes promptly at 10 pm.

General Site Information

  • ATM available onsite
  • No pets allowed on site; service animals welcome
  • DRY site; no alcohol permitted

Food Service

The event site requires use of their on-site concession stand but we cannot guarantee the quality, quantity, or variety of food that will be available, but there are no restrictions on bringing food and drink for personal use.
All we ask is that you be discrete with your items and that nothing is left out for an extended period of time that would allow the Site Manager to consider it a health code violation.

Day Camps

Limited Personal Items - No Open Food Buffets 
(Due to Site Rules, Health Department Rules and Fire Marshall Rules)
Fire Marshall Rules require set aisle widths and clear space. 

No loading or unloading through the main entrance of the expo center. 
  • For fencers, please use entrances on either side of the main entrance. 
  • To unload for heaving fighting, go to the historic front entrance of the building and look for unloading signs.
  • A&S can unload at the hall entrance on the 'fairground' side of the complex, there is also ample parking in that area.

Limited Personal Items means:

Allowed – Personal Chairs, food and drink in small coolers, small side tables, fight gear. 
Not Allowed – pop-ups, camping items, large storage boxes, large tables, items not for personal use.

No Open Food means:

Allowed – Personal food and drinks kept in coolers and small containers until consumption. 
Not Allowed – Open buffets left out for long periods of time to serve multiple people, tables of food for display or serving of large groups (other than those pre-approved for Vigils).

Areas near Fire Doors must be kept CLEAR:

Fire doors must be kept clear. All hallways and main walking areas between and through buildings must be kept free of stationary items for Fire Department access in an emergency. Please assist us by asking those who put items in these areas to locate to a new spot.

Important Information for Minors

Minors (anyone 17 years of age and under) attending events MUST:
Attend with a parent or legal guardian 
OR
Attend with another responsible adult and have a valid SCA Medical Authorization for Minors form as well as a completed Minor Waiver signed by the parent or guardian. Note: Minor medical forms no longer have to be notarized as long as a witness there (a person not signing the form) who sees the process occur.
Without a parent, legal guardian, or valid Medical Authorization form, minors will not be allowed to attend the event. We cannot make exceptions to this policy. Please refer to the Middle Kingdom Minister of Youth page for more information. 
Note: Copies of the Minor Waiver form, duly executed, should be kept with the child; at least one adult named in the document and present at the event; and the parent or guardian executing the authorization. 
It is very important these documents are brought in this situation as we cannot admit a child without them into an event.

Minor Waiver Link
Medical Authorization for Minors Form

***Please note that the Canton of Three Hills requires the minor waiver completed for ALL youth regardless of membership status. If the minor was assigned a “Blue Card” and the card is signed as required, the waiver form must include the membership numbers in lieu of a signature, however all parent/guardian information must be included in addition to the minor(s) name(s), birthdate(s) and home state. We are sorry for the inconvenience; however this information is vital in helping us contact guardians in the event of an emergency.

Meetings
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Room C- Meeting Room

 

Time MEETING
9:00 am  
9:30 am  
10:00 am  
12:00 pm  
   
1:00 pm  
1:30 pm  
2:00 pm  
2:30 pm  
3:00 pm  
4:00 pm  
5:00 pm  
5:30 pm  
6:00 pm  
COURT  
   

Building Map

Preferred Hotel

Rate: $94 per night for Queen Double Rooms or King Rooms if booked before January 13, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton - Kalamazoo
3600 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Book your group rate for St Valentine's Day SCA 2019
Reservation Phone No. 269-385-3922

Other Hotels

Event Staff

Event Steward: Lady Úlfarna Kjellen (Jax Anger), ulfarna@gmail.com, 231-250-9238

Disclaimer

This page for the 2019 St. Valentine's Day Massacre is hosted by the recognized web site for the Canton of Three Hills of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and is maintained by Master Rowan of Wind-tree Tower. This site may contain electronic versions of the group's governing documents. Any discrepancies between the electronic version of any information on this site and the printed version that is available from the originating office will be /p>decided in favor of the printed version. For information on using photographs, articles, or artwork from this web site, please contact Master Rowan, the Webminister, at rowan25 at charter.net. He will assist you in contacting the original creator of the piece. Please respect the legal rights of our contributors. Copyright © 2018 Canton of Three Hills. The original contributors retain the copyright of certain portions of this site. All external links are not part of the Barony of Andelcrag web site. Inclusion of a page or site here is neither implicit nor explicit endorsement of the site. Further, SCA, Inc. is not responsible for content outside of http://www.threehills.midrealm.org/.

Rowan of Windtree Tower Three Hills Webminister

Main Schedule

  • Morning
    • 8:00 am - 11:00 am
        • Merchant- Setup and Check in Merchant Liaison- Expo North
    • 9:00 am
        • Site Opens
    • 10:00 am
    • 11:00 am
  • Afternoon
    • 12:00 pm
    • 1:00 pm
    • 2:00 pm
    • 3:00 pm
    • 4:00 pm
    • 5:00 pm
  • Evening
    • 6:00 pm
    • 7:00 pm
    • 10:00 pm
        • Site Closes

Armored Combat

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Rapier Combat

List A

9:30 - List Opens
9:45-11:00- Authorizations/ Sparring
11:00- Novice Tourney
Everyone can fight, but Warders and Masters of Defense are not allowed to win the tourney.  This tournament is for those who may not be as experienced as other fighters, but who have a lot of finesse and skill to display.

12:00-  Two-Handed Tournament
Bring out your two-handed sword and strut your stuff!  The rules of the tournament will depend on the number of participants but will most likely be a round-robin style.
1:00-2:00-  Lunch and Open Sparring

2:00- 4:00  Pentamere Melee Practice

5:00 List Closes

List B
9:30- List Opens
9:45-11:00-  Authorizations and Sparring
11:00- A Game Tournament
This will be a loser stays bear pit tournament.  Everyone who leaves the list will get a point.  Losers will stay up to three bouts and will receive a point upon exiting the field.  Fencers may choose their best form.  There may be several bouts occurring at once depending on the space within the list.  The winner will be determined based on who has the most points at the end of the tournament.

12:00-  Poker Tournament
This will be a Bear Pit style tournament.  Participants not start out with cards but will receive a card from a marshal at the front of the line.  Fencers may have a maximum of 7 cards, the best poker hand of five cards determines the winner.   Fighters have to discard if they have 7 cards before they can receive a new card.

1:00- 2:00-  Lunch and Open Sparring

2:00-4:00 Pentamere Melee Practice
5:00-  List Closes

List C-  Cut and Thrust
Note:  The Cut and Thrust Marshal will determine the final schedule closer to the event.
9:30- List Opens
9:45-11:00 Authorizations and Sparring
11:00-1:00 Risk Tourney
This is a challenge, single pass round robin tourney in which combatants may choose to take handicaps each round to earn extra points (multiple rounds depending on attendance). Rules: The combatant earns 1 point with each victory. For each bout, combatants may choose to adopt one or more handicaps to earn additional points.
Handicaps —
Single sword: + 1 point
No secondary: +1 point
Offhanded: +1 point 
Single arm: +2 points 
Weak: +1 point
Additional Conventions: — Combat will be conducted to standard C&T conventions unless noted elsewhere. — Head and body blows win in the case of a double against a leg or disarming blow. — Longswords qualify as single swords with no secondary, making them automatically worth 2 points. — Fencers who are ambidextrous may take the offhand handicap, but their opponent chooses which hand they use. — Case fencers may not take the “offhand” handicap, regardless of the lengths of their swords. The “single arm” handicap is worth 2 extra points because it includes the “single sword” handicap. — “Weak means any blow is a loss, including doubles.” — Accepting late blows delivered within a single action/tempo after the first blow lands (the after blow) is highly encouraged.

1:00-2:00-  Lunch and Open Sparring
2:00-5:00 -  Tournaments or Open Sparring

List D- Youth Fencing
Note:  Fencers may use this list for open sparring until 11:00 when it is reserved for any youth fighters.  After the youth fencers have completed any sparring or tournaments, the field will be open for open sparring at 2:00.
9:30 List Opens
9:45- 11:00-  Authorizations and Sparring
11:00- 2:00  Youth Fencing
2:00-5:00-  Open Sparring

Youth Combat

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Arts and Sciences

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Class Schedule

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Arts and Sciences Display

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The Craftspersons' Faire and Laurel Prize Tournament

Greetings!

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre will again play host to the Pentamere Regional Craftpersons' Faire and Laurel Prize Tournament. The Faire is an informal display with no judging, but entrants are encouraged to spend some time with their entry to share and explain it to others.

Entrants wishing to reserve space for the Craftspersons' Faire can use this form: https://goo.gl/forms/dsvMmJC37gHmy4DB3 Standard size space is about 3' square. There may be more available depending on the number of entrants and the number of tables available.

The Laurel Prize Tournament is judged by the Laurels offering prizes. These are usually on a specific theme and the sponsoring Laurel will decide which of the entries they like best. You can enter both the Faire and any Prize Tourneys that fit your entry without having to take them to another location.

Any Laurels who would like to sponsor a tourney can use the form here:
https://goo.gl/forms/T24n3KA3qlQ6eMFm1

Prize Tourney themes will be announced as they come in, so artisans can have as much time as possible to finish any entries geared toward a Challenge.

Questions can also be directed to me at (pentamere.moas@midrealm.org).

Thank you,
Meestres Eva vanOldebroek
Pentamere Regional MOAS

Dessert Revel 2018

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Merchants

Welcome merchants!

Merchant Reservation Forms- downloadable in PDF format.