St. Valentine's Day Massacre and Winter Tournament of Chivalry

Sponsored by the Canton of Three Hills In Kalamazoo, Michigan on February 22, 2020
Location:  Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Site opens at 9 am and closes promptly at 10 pm.
Map and Directions

Adults: $12 with proof of membership
Non-Member Adults: $17.00
Children: $5 (6-17 years: non-member fee does not apply to children)
Children 5 & under are free & NMS Fee does not apply
Family Cap $51 (equals 3 adults w/3 children) Adult Non-Member fee is added over any cap

Volunteer Sign-up Lists:

Retainers and Royalty Room Guards for Val Day
St Valentine's Day Retainers for TRH 
St. Valentine's Day Massacre 2020 Gate Sign up
Youth Point Volunteer

Site Information

Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.
Map and Directions
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Times: Site opens at 9 am and closes promptly at 10 pm.

General Site Information

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.

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.

Amored Combat

Marshal in Charge: THL Armand de Chartres

We will be holding a Tournament Of Chivalry (TOC), and will be holding youth sparring with adults shortly after a lunch break. Members of the chivalry wishing to teach a specific class are encouraged to contact the Martial in charge.


Rapier Combat

Rapier Activities: Warder Amanita Villarosa

Poker Tournament + C&T This tournament will be a Loser’s Bear Pit. The Loser stays for 3 losses. Every time you leave – you get a card. You may have 7 cards in your hand, after that you must give a card of your choice back before getting another card. Best 5 cards win. Every ten minutes the styles will change: Single, Single with Dagger, Single with Parry, Case, and finally – Your choice. If you are not authorized in that style default to Single. C&T will have a separate list to participate in.
Marshals: Warder Amanita Villarosa, Master Tedesco da Venezia and Warder Ælfwine Pyttel

Warlord Tournament: Tournament starts out with 1 on 1 combat. The winner of each fight in the first round becomes the warlord for a two-man team of himself and the fighter he defeated. They will then fight another two-man team; the winner becomes the Warlord for a four-man team, which will fight another four-man team and will continue until there are 2 teams.
Marshals: Warder Amanita Villarosa and Warder Ælfwine Pyttel

Melee: TBA

A Game Tournament: Come out and show us what you got and test your mettle against the very best. Pooled round robin, each match is one and done, double kills refight one, bring your best game.
Marshals: Master Maximilian der Zauberer

Heroic Showcase: Based on Pennsic Rapier Champions tournaments. Paired with a single fencer to fight 1 fight. Bring your best form and your best game.

Novice Tournament: New to fencing and just waiting to use that new authorization? This is the tournament to be in. Pool format with top winners advancing to a finals pool. Fencers must have less than 3 years’ experience and have not won a tournament.

C&T Medieval Weapons: Fighters must have a single-handed sword of a medieval profile. (Loaner will be available.) Two-handed weapons can be used if both fighters have rigid gauntlets and agree to fight with them. All sword hilts may only have one or two rings, the blade must be no longer than 38" from tip to cross guard, and must be greater than 1" wide at the cross guard with an even taper. (Colichemarde, federschwert, or rapier blades mounted on simple hilts will not be allowed.) Fighters may also use a buckler or shield with no size restrictions. This will be "Drop-In/Drop-Out", since so many other tournaments/melees are happening at this time, fighters can arrive late or leave early to participate in other activities, and score will be based on the number of bouts fought.
Marshals Master Tedesco da Venezia

C&T Long Sword Tournament: - Fighters must have a two-handed sword alone, with no restrictions on length or profile of the weapon. Rigid gauntlets are required for all fighters. (Hockey/Lacrosse gloves, while not pretty, will be acceptable.) Each pair fighting multiple passes, earning points based on which part of the body was struck. Afterblows will count, so be prepared to defend yourself even after successfully striking.
Marshals Master Tedesco da Venezia

Fighting Hall conditions: The floor is smooth concrete and can be slippery. Bring appropriate footwear.

Call for marshals: This event requires help from Marshals of the Field to assist in running the event. If you can help out please check in at the Marshal’s Table.

Weapon and Armor Inspections: Present yourself to the Marshal’s table and get an Inspection card. Go get inspected by the marshal of your choice and have that marshal sign the Inspection card. Bring back the card to the Marshal’s table and then go play.

Youth Combat

Youth Combat Marshal-in-Charge: Lord Ingvarr son of Red Wolf,

Arts and Sciences- Main Page

Arts and Sciences Coordinator: Baroness JahanAra bint al-Yehya amat al-Hafeeza
If you would like to teach a class, sign up here:


11 AM
The Angevins: Henry II, Richard the Lionheart, and King John (Class Area 1)
Instructor: Aurias de Malestroit
This class will be an overview of The Angevins focusing on the first three Plantagenet kings of England, why they are called the Angevins, and how a tragic event would give rise to the longest ruling dynastic line in the history of England.

Combat Archery Ammunition Inspection -- Fiberglass Ammo (2 hr, Class Area 2)
Instructor: Mistress Sarah of the Erie Sea, DEM for Combat Archery
This class covers the basics of what you need to know about Combat Archery at an event when you're marshaling.  All Armored Combat Marshals should take it for knowledge, and all CA MITs need to take it for a sign-off.  Topics include paperwork (for events & authorizations), how to run CA auths, and marshaling on the field with CA (and Siege).    If you get a chance, please drop me an email to let me know who to expect!

A Brie(f) history of cheese (Class Area 3)
Instructor: THL Sadb ingen Neill
Learn about the medieval history of the cheese that came to be known as brie. Techniques for making and aging brie will be shared and samples will be provided.

Inkle Looms 101 (Class Area 4)
Instructor: Lady Abigail Ase
How to warp and weave an inkle loom.  Limited number of loner looms. Please bring your own if you have one.

Cleaning and Maintaining Leather Goods (Class Area 5)
Instructor: THL Gwynneth Featherstone
A demonstration of the proper technique to clean leather shoes and accessories in order to extend their useful life (and make them look nice).  The class will focus on modern methods and materials.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 101: Definitions and Concepts (2 hours, Class Area 6)
Instructor: THL Zahra Astridr Tesfaye
In this excerpt from the full DEI 101 course, we will discuss the meanings of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to the SCA. We will also cover the concepts of privilege, unconscious bias, and microaggressions. Bring your questions and we will discuss them as a group.

Japanese Salon (Open from 11am - 3pm)
Hosted by: Mono no Aware (the traveling Japanese classroom)
Join us throughout the day to work on Japanese crafts, ask us questions about the culture and generally geek out for a while with us. Come and go as you please.

Rare Book Exhibit (In Front of Stage)

12 PM
Pinch Pot to Raku – Part 1 (2 hrs, Class Area 1)
Instructors: Mistress Helewyse de Birkestad, Sargeant Gilebert le Braceeur  
In April 2020, the Shire of Greyhope is hosting a Metal and Glass Symposium.  We, as potters, will be operating a Raku kiln at that event. Should the student desire to fire your own pottery at the Metal and Glass Symposium, the piece MUST be made and bisque-fired in advance. This class will introduce the student to pinch pot techniques, concentrating on forms common to Japan; although other cultures and times used similar techniques. At the end of the class, students will have produced a pinch pot, which will be fired and available for the student to glaze and fire at the Greyhope Metal and Glass Symposium for the additional cost of $5.
Fee: $5.  Your pinch pot will be bisque-fired and available for firing at the Metal and Glass Symposium OR will be returned, bisque-fired and unglazed, to the student by arrangement.

Risqué Pompeii: Art Under the Volcano (Class Area 3)
Instructor: Lady Rosie Dubroc
Upon the discovery of Pompeii, and its neighbor Herculaneum, Victorian explorers were both surprised and horrified by what they found. The sexually explicit artwork they uncovered would forever change their view of Ancient Rome and eventually lead to our modern concept of pornography. Come have a look at the artwork that caused such an uproar that it was hidden away for nearly two centuries.  Due to the adult nature of the content of this class it is limited to adults age 18+.

15th/16th Century Ottoman Bookbinding
Instructor: Melike Hatun bint Nikola
Learn the basics of bookbinding, Ottoman bookbinding, and some history about why bookbinding was important to the Ottomans.

Beaded Flowers: Rose (2 hours, Class Area 5)
Instructor: Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren
Make a beaded miniature rose in the style of 16th century Venice.

Chatelains Meeting (In Front of Stage)

1 PM

Photography and the SCA (Class Area 2)
Instructor: Lady Vinca Taviani
A primer course for SCA Photographers covering etiquette, subjects, overcoming fear of asking for photos, release forms, and some technical considerations unique to SCA photography.

Participants are welcome to bring any photography gear you use at events, including cell phones.

Scottish Dialect (Class Area 3)
Instructor: Laird Angus Folksinger
This class will work to improve your ability to affect a Lawland Scots accent.
It does not address the Gaelic spoken in the Western Highlands (Incidentally, the Irish pronounce “Gaelic” as “Gay lik”, whereas the Scots pronounce “Gaelic” as “Gal lik”).
Participants will leave with practice pronouncing words correctly and a written handout which explains pronunciation, as well as provides limited vocabulary.
While much of my background deals with 18th century Scots, this background compares almost identically with William Shakespeare and the King James Bible ... with the addition of Scottish specific words.
Class Limit - 12

Pre-17th century Pokerwork (Class Area 4)
Instructor: THL David of Lochmorrow
This is a presentation of my research into Pre-17th century Pokerwork. We will look at period examples of pokerwork as well my experimental archaeological research into this art form.

Experimental Archaeology in the SCA (Class Area 6)
Instructor(s): Baroness JahanAra amat al-Hafeeza & THL Fujinami no Kaede
This is a class designed to discuss Experimental Archaeology and how it is used in the SCA, how we talk about it and present it in the SCA, and the importance of it in both the SCA and as part of modern anthropology.

2 PM

Combat Archery Admin Class  - for all Armored Combat Marshals and CA MITs (2hrs, Class Area 1))
Instructor: Mistress Sarah of the Erie Sea, DEM Combat Archery
This class covers the basics of what you need to know about Combat Archery at an event when you're marshaling.  All Armored Combat Marshals should take it for knowledge, and all CA MITs need to take it for a sign-off.  Topics include paperwork (for events & authorizations), how to run CA auths, and marshaling on the field with CA (and Siege).    If you get a chance, please drop me an email to let me know who to expect!

Beginning Carolingian Bookbinding (Class Area 2)
Instructor: THL Siobhán an Einigh of Connacht
We will go over the basic techniques of early-period Carolingian bookbinding in this one hour long hands-on class.  Students will work with pre-made kits to assemble a Carolingian-style leatherbound book.  Limit 6 hands-on, unlimited may observe.  If you have your own scissors, please bring them.
Fee: $3 - for people who make a book; Class Limit/Age requirements: Age suggestion 13+

Suck it Up: The History of Cupping
Instructor: Lady Rosie Dubroc
This class will teach you about the ancient history of cupping, from its beginnings using animal horns to more sophisticated bamboo and glass cups. Learn how different types of cupping were done and what each was used for. The class will include a brief demonstration of fire cupping.
Ages 18+

A Ketubah (Marriage Contact) is Not a Bill of Sale (Class Area 5)
Instructor: Baroness Alianor (Aliyah) bat Asriel
This class will focus on one of the earliest known documents ensuring women’s rights

An Elizabethan Guide to Chocolate (Class Area 3)
Instructor: Baroness Slany bean Uillic
It's 1600 and you've just sat down to try a new delicacy - chocolate. Come for the chocolate, stay for the history, and leave with authentic recipes for your next feast.

3 PM
Natural Dyes 101 (Class Area 3)
Instructor: Aurias de Malestroit
Learn how to use natural dyes and mordants. Advice on how to process natural items and prepare fabric for dyes. Class will include examples to look at as well as a list of natural materials and the colors they produce.

List Administration (Class Area 4)
Instructor: THL Gwynneth Featherstone
An overview of the procedures and paperwork for running a Rapier or Armored list table. Including a discussion of recent changes in paperwork, the Midrealm document library, and how the upcoming policy changes will affect the list table.

Introduction to Pyrography/Pokerwork (Class Area 6)
Instructor: THL David of Lochmorrow
This class is the beginning class on the art of Pyrography/ Pokerwork. In this make and take class, the students will learn the basic techniques of Pyrography/Pokerwork. They will also learn through experimental archaeology why electricity can be considered ones apprentice while using a solid point wood burning tool.

Monsters in Japanese Folklore (Japanese Classroom)
Instructor: Ksenia Kęsgaila
We will discuss some of the iconic monsters that define Japanese folklore in period.

Spinning Wool with a Drop Spindle (Class Area 2)
Instructor: THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir
Class covers the basics of spinning wool with a drop spindle. I will have spinning kits for $5 (drop spindle & wool). Or you can bring your own. All ages welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent.

Arts and Sciences- Room B

Dance Coordinator- Room B Classes: Mistress Gwenllyen the Minstrel

Classes in Room B

Val Day Ball Music 2019- Google Drive 

Queen’s Prize Tourney

Queen’s Prize Tourney: Sarai Tindall Sogliana,

Queen's Prize Tourney Guidelines


The Queen's Prize Tournament is a non-competitive jurored arts display sponsored by the Kingdom of the Middle and Her Majesty. Designed to help those artisans wanting to expand their art and research for competition by providing feedback based on a rubric.

Entrant Information

Sponsor Information


Queen’s Prize Tourney:

Current planned schedule for the day is as follows.

Youth Activities

Youth Activities: Morgan - Windi Sievers

Meeting Room Schedule- Room C

Room C Scheduler: Countess Catarina,, 269-598-0064

Time Meeting
9:00 am  
9:30 am  
10:00 am  
10:30 am  
11:00 am Officers Meeting Barony of Andelcrag: 11:00am to Noon
11:30 am ---continuing officer meeting – Barony of Andelcrag
12:00 pm Archery Marshals Meeting- 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
12:30 pm ---continuing Archery Marshals Meeting
1:00 pm ---continuing Archery Marshals Meeting
1:30 pm ---continuing Archery Marshals Meeting
2:00 pm Paige School Party – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Saehildr Barngodr,
2:30 pm ---continuing Paige School Party
3:00 pm Event Bid Staff Meeting– Barony of Andelcrag 3:00-4:00
3:30 pm ---continuing Event Bid Staff Meeting – Barony of Andelcrag
4:00 pm  
4:00 pm  
4:30 pm  
5:00 pm  
5:30 pm  
6:00 pm  
Court Room C available during court

Main Schedule

Morning Afternoon Evening


Merchant Liaison: Baroness Emmalie the Faire

Val Day 2020 Merchant Reservation Form (PDF)

Merchants Attending the 2020 St. Valentine's Day Massacre

A Leather Crafter
Amber Hammer Creations
Annikas Dungeon
Barony of Andelcrag Silent Auction
Black Swan Inn
Black Tower Creations
By My Hand Designs
Caitlin's Cloaks
Celtic Sun
Elemental Earthworks
Egill's Woodstuffs
Field of Honor Armor
Glow Again (non-profit)
Halden Creations
Hedwig's Corner
Kazoo Books
Kraken Press
Large Wooden Badger
Luminous Studios and Sunshine Henna
Medieval Medallions
Of Earth And Air
Oma's Crafty Crochet
Oswin's Tailoring
Red Dragon Designs
Sparks of Inspiration
Talonval's Castle Clearance
Thalion Othar Originals
The Not So Ugly Duckling
VCR (Van's Chairs)
Wandering Wood
Water Weasel Mudworks
Wool Weed

Evening Dance Revel

Dessert Revel Comestibles Coordinator: Lady Ysenda of Andelcrag

Music Coordinator: THL Siri Toivosdotter

Dance Coordinator- Room B Classes:Mistress Gwenllyen the Minstrel

Building Map

Event Staff


Rate: $94 per night for Queen Double Rooms or King Rooms if booked before January 15, 2020
Four Points by Sheraton - Kalamazoo
3600 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Book your group rate for Society for Creative Anachronism 2020
Reservation Phone No. 269-385-3922

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