When: Jul 9 at 9 AM to Jul 10 at 5 PM (see below)
Where: The University of Sydney- Great Hall
Come and Witness the end of the reign of King Gilbert & Queen Bethony, and the beginning of the reign of the 29th Crown of Lochac.
More details to come; check out our event website at https://midwintercoronation2016.wordpress.com/
Adult Member: $75, Children 5-12: $35, Under 5: Free. Add $5 for non-members.
Off-board, Hardship, and Worker rates available upon request.
Feast may be capped at 150 people, so book early; email firstname.lastname@example.org, or join this FB event:https://www.facebook.com/events/1684210405163487/
The timetable for Midwinter Coronation, hosted by the College of St Ursula
at the University of Sydney, has now been approved for publication. As
always, times are guides, and events may run earlier or later than
0800: Site opens for set up
1000: Final Court of Gilbert I and Bethany I
1100: Coronation Court
1300: Armoured Tourney begins (details below)/Dancing and music/Order of the Laurel Meeting
1400: A&S competition judging
1500: First Court, ThorolfR I and Halla I
1600: Worshipful Company of Broiderers Meeting/ Council of the Purse and Regalia Meeting/ Tourneys or pickups
1700: Order of Chivalry meeting/Herb and Garden Guild meeting
1800: Feast (may include Court)
2200: Lights on
0800: Site opens for set up
0900: Lochac Company of Archers meeting
1000: Order of Defence meeting
1100: Order of Pelican meeting
1300 -1600: Rose Tourneys (details below)
1600: Closing Court
1700: Pack down
There will be Armoured (Heavy) tournaments run both days at Midwinter Coronation this year. Local fencers have advised me that almost no one is attending the event with the intention of fighting rapier, hence there will not be a rapier tournament. If you feel this decision is ill-advised, please contact Theodulf immediately: MidwinterStewards@
Saturday: Swiss Seed Tournament
Lists and Inspections open at 12:30 (during lunch). Tournament runs from 1:00 to 2:00 with pickups afterwards.
Sunday: Rose Tournament
There will be a winner by prowess in the Rose Tournament this year in addition to the champions chosen by the Ladies of the Rose. This means defeated fighters must tell Lists who defeated them before distributing roses. The rationale behind this decision is as follows: Rose tournaments are all for the sake of chivalry, but it is easy to be chivalrous when there is nothing at stake – perhaps sportsmanship is a more apt word to use here. If the tournament is non-competitive, sportsmanship is meaningless, thus there must be a winner by prowess.
Lists and Inspections open at 12:30 (during lunch).
Tournament runs from 1:00 to 4:00 (plenty of fighting for everyone).
Fighters may enter the tournament after the start time but must still be inspected and see lists – because of the format this doesn’t affect the outcome.