Fighter Practice, Parramatta Park, Sundays 2pm

Hi everybody,

A few of us who live in western Sydney and struggle to make it to the regular Rowany practice because of work/family commitments have decided to have a fighter practice every couple of weekends. We will try to ensure that it does not clash with the Rowany war practices.

The first practice will be held at Parramatta Park on Sunday 30 August from 2pm.

Thanks, Chuck (Sir Jock Mactavish)
chuck101@internode.on.net
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Radburne War VIII

Come and join House Radburne in the far western reaches of the Barony of Rowany (Dubbo NSW) for Radburne War VIII – a weekend of fun, war, feasting and the country side. Bookings are open!

Bookings to katrijn.van.delden@gmail.com by 31 July 2015 please. Bookings are not confirmed unless payment received.
PLEASE include all relevant information in your booking, example whether you have any dietary requirements or special needs we will need to
be aware of.

When:
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th August 2015

Where:
29L Gidgee Road
Dubbo NSW

Cost per person:

$65 per adult member fully catered (Friday evening to Sunday lunch)
$70 per adult non member fully catered (Friday evening to Sunday lunch)
$35 per adult member feast only (Saturday)
$40 per adult non member feast only (Saturday)
$25 weekend rate adult member (no meals)
$30 weekend rate adult non member (no meals)
5 and under free
6 to 17 – $35 fully catered, $20 feast only (Saturday) and $10 event rate (no meals) for members, add $5 for non members under 18 (due to changes to event membership from 1 September 2012)
Family Rate on application and at Steward’s discretion.

Draft Timetable

Friday 7 August

Site opens from 12pm for set up.

Soup kitchen from 6.30pm

Bardic Circle/Catch up

Saturday 8 August

8.00am to 9.00am Breakfast (strictly this time only – kitchen will close at 9:00am sharp)

9.30am Armour inspection

10.00am War Scenarios commence

10am A & S activities (TBC)

10:00am Equestrian Gear Check

10:30am Equestrian Authorisations (if required) and information session/activities

1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm A & S activities (TBC)

2:00pm Armour inspection

2.30pm War Scenarios begin

2:30pm Equestrian games commence

4.00pm Target Archery (IKAC) – to be confirmed

7pm Feast and Bardic Circle afterwards (Court if required)

8:30pm Night shoot

Sunday 9 August

8.30 to 9:30am Breakfast (strictly this time only – kitchen will close at 9.30am sharp)

9.30am Armour Inspection commences

10.00am War Scenarios commence

10:00am A & S activities commence (TBC)

12:30pm Lunch

If people are staying the extra night (Sunday), pick ups in the afternoon etc and a pizza run will be organised for the Sunday evening where we can sit and chat around the campfire.

Site improvements (planned for 2015/2016)

• Fort moved and made bigger
• New bridges
• New Village built for fighting around
• Horse area made bigger and fenced for mounted games (horseback archery in the future)

Spring War XXI, 2-5 October, Mordenvale (Newcastle surrounds)

Spring War XXI
October Friday 2nd – Monday 5th, 2015
Standen Drive, Lower Bellford
NSW 2335
Lochac

Spring War will once again be held in the Hunter Valley, running from October 2-5, 2015. This year we will be celebrating her 21st birthday! Join the Barony of Mordenvale for a catered camping weekend with war, arts and sciences classes, tourneys and feasting with friends. Rapier, heavy combat, target and combat archers, come and test your skills. More information, including booking forms, can be found at
springwar.blogspot.com

The site opens at 12 noon on Friday and closes 12 noon Monday to allow for set up and pack down. Meals are provided from Friday dinner to Monday breakfast.

Prices
Booked by July 20th
Full event
Adult, $105 member / $115 event member
Child 7-17 $45 M / $50 EM
Child 0-6 $1 M / $5 EM

Booked by September 20th
Full event
Adult, $130 member / $140 event member
Child 7-17 $60 M / $65 EM
Child 0-6 $1 M / $10 EM

At the gate
Full event
Adult, $155 member / $165 event member
Child 7-17 $70 M / $75 EM
Child 0-6 $1 M / $15 EM

The approximate location can be found on whereis at the following URLhttp://www.whereis.com/?id=1D2C4A7DBDA234

For any questions, booking assistance and offers to volunteer, please email the stewards at
springwar.bookings@gmail.com.au

Stewards
Rowland Bridgeford & Heilwich Gheerts

Knight School 22-24 May, Austral (Sydney)

Learn your “Knight moves”
Two days of intensive fighting with Knight trainers teaching a broad range of fighting skills.
We will have a morning and early afternoon of classes on both days followed by personalised one on one training with all the knights present.
Site Opens Friday May 22nd, 2015 at 4 pm
Austral Girl Guides – 4th and 12th Avenue, Austral

Cost – $60 per person – Catered from Breakfast Saturday to Lunch Sunday (Friday night is NOT catered)
If you want to come for a day or to the event feel free, day $30 two days $60.
Cabins at $10 per person – Camping is also available.
Discount of $10 for full time Students.
Children under 14 for Free.
Payment By Cheque : Berenger of Nancy (Brendan Gill) 10 Broadbent Street, Scullin ACT 2614
Brendan_of_menai@yahoo.com.au
Direct deposit options available contact Berenger for details

 

Class details at event but there are 4 classes of 11. With 6 trainers & fifty fighters in total so far.

Saturday 23/5/15 Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4

Class 1 – 9:30 am to 10:30 am Kitan Bleddyn Lucas Stig
Class 2 – 10:30 to 11:30 Am Felix Eva Stig Bleddyn
Class 3 – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Eva Felix Kitan Lucas

Lunch 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

After Lunch – Find a knight find a fight
* Open pickups with all knights attending fighting and providing one on one feedback

Stops when sun goes down or when people stop
Around 6 pm Dinner

After dinner there will be three discussions
Discussion 1 – Berenger around 20 minutes based on leadership in the SCA commuinty and what you can do to be part of it

Discussion 2 – Seymon on pagentry and improving your look

Discussion 3 – Liadan and shieldmaidens of the ravening of female armour and how to make/improve

There will of course be drinking e.t.c during

Sunday 24/5/15 Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4

Class 1 – 9:30 am to 10:30 am Lucas Kitan Felix Eva
Class 2 – 10:30 to 11:30 Am Stig Lucas Bleddyn Kitan
Class 3 – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Bleddyn Stig Eva Felix

Lunch 12:30 to 1:30 pm

After 1:30 pm Fighting – King of the hill, pickups with anyone or anything else you want to do.

After Lunch fighting will happen until time to leave which will be around 5 pm- You will need to allow time to fix up your dorm room e.t.c
Off site by 5 pm so I can get back to canberra

Join us for the annual Rowany Yule Feast!

Feast

Where: Granville Town Hall, Dean St, Granville NSW AU
When: 13th December, 2014
Time: Hall opens from 5.30pm

Booking Information:

Bookings Officer: Altani Khalighu
Email: RowanyYule2014@gmail.com

Full Event Price:
Adult member: $45:00
Adult non member: $50:00
Child member<16: $10:00
Child non member <16: $15:00
Child member <5: $0:00
Offboard member: $20:00
Offboard non member: $25:00
Adult member- unbooked: $55:00
Adult non member- unbooked: $60:00
Child member- unbooked: $15:00
Child non member- unbooked: $20:00

Feast Information:
Contact: Annora Martin
Email: RowanyYule2014@gmail.com

Rowany Heavy and Rapier Tournaments

Their Excellencies the Baroness and Baron of Rowany invite all to the inaugural
Knights of the Heartlands Pas d’Armes Challenge members of the Order of Chivalry, and the Order of the White Scarf, in a pas d’armes

Where: Parramatta Park, Byrnes Ave, Parramatta NSW AU
When: 13th December, 2014
Time: 11am
Cost (Tourney only): $3 members / $8 Non-members
Steward: Annora Martin
Email: RowanyYule2014@gmail.com

Tourney Information
Contact: Kinggiyadai Ba’atur & Anton de Stoc
Email: kinggiyadai@gmail.com
Email: ian.whitchurch@gmail.com

Cold War – bookings close in less than 2 weeks!

Cold War bookings close on August 17 – less than 2 weeks!
August 22-24, Glenfield Scout and Activity Centre, NSW.
Full event is $90*. “What do I get for that?” I hear you ask.
– Fully catered from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch, including a feast on the Saturday.
– a day and a half of WAAAAAAAAAAR!
– an amazing array of half day Arts and Science workshops
– dorm accommodation
– fun, frivolity and friends
– and those with an interest in rapier activities, we haven’t forgotten you. This year at Cold War, there will be the opportunity for training sessions with Don Gomez de Crecy and Lady Juliana de Northwood, Provost of Lochac! Lady Juliana is also planning a tournament…
How do you book?
Email gui@lochac.sca.org with your name, how long you plan to attend, membership number and any dietary requirements you may have.
See you there!
* Individual day and feast only prices available on request.

Whilst on the subject of Cold War…
There will be both Baronial and Royal presences at Cold War.
So, do you know anyone worthy of recognition? Someone who has gone above and beyond? Then submit an award recommendation for them!
For Baronial level awards, email Their Excellencies Ameline and Miles at rowany@lochac.sca.org
For Kingdom level awards, email Their Majesties Niáll and Liadan at royal@lochac.sca.org

Rowany Baronial Changeover – May 17 (Updated 4/5/2014)

The Barony of Rowany shows the best of its wealth and bounty as we thank Loyola and Annora for their service to the Barony and Crown, and welcome their successors. There will be a tournament in the morning, followed by a hunt and a ball, with the stepping down of their Excellencies followed by a sumptuous feast and the investiture of our new Baroness and Baron, Ameline and Miles.

Timetable:

Here is the timetable for Rowany Baronial Changeover on may 17 as it currently stands (4/5/2014):

A mixed heavy, rapier and cut & thrust pas d’armes will be held in the morning, with lists opening at 10:30 and will conclude around 2pm.
There will also be a dance practice from 12-2.
Afterwards there will be a ball from until 5, followed by the final court and divestiture of their excellencies Annora and Mendoza.
The feast hall will open at 6pm, with the investiture of Ameline and Miles at 6:30.
First main remove will be at 7pm with Royal court at approximately 7:30.
Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day, with lunch being a pot-luck affair, please bring something to share.

Venue:

Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204

Date:

Saturday May 17th

Bookings:

Contact Sigvald Sviðanda at alex.selth@gmail.com with your name, SCA name, membership details and any dietary requirements.
Please book as soon as possible to ensure we can plan the event for everyone’s enjoyment. It will be a great day!

EDIT 4/5/2014: Early bookings will close midnight Tuesday 6th May. Bookings are capped as well, and we’re currently at 99 bookings, so book now to avoid disappointment. If you have not received an email from me regarding your booking, I have not received it.

Prices:

$35 Members pre-booked (add $5 event insurance fee for non-members)
$25 Off-board rate
$25 Helpers
$45 Late booking

 

VENUE Tues Nights – All Venue Changes (21 Jan 2014 until TBA)

Unto the Populace.

As our normal venue of Petersham Town Hall is going to be unavailable from the 21/01/14 for maintenance, the following arrangements have been made:

NOTE: If you just put the address or name of the hall into Google Maps, you’ll possibly have difficulty finding it! There is a church on the corner of Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Herb Greedy Hall is opposite the church on Petersham Road. Looking at the image below, the entrance is where the phone booth is, right of the cars a few cars back.

Initial further details are available here.

Herb Greedy Hall Location

Full details for Rapier class structure and venue change can be found at the following post.

 

(As usual, venue info, links and maps are also available on the Addresses and Maps page)

 

VENUE Tues Nights – Rapier / Fencing Practice Class Structure and Venue Details (21 Jan 2014 till TBA)

Update May 2014
New venue location is: Addison Rd Community Centre 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204.
Rapier classes will be from 5 May to 27 June this semester. 

There is a new sites for rapier practice in early 2014 as Petersham Town Hall is being refurbished.

From 21 January 2014, rapier will be held on Tuesday nights 7:30-10:00 at St Peters Town Hall until further notice.
This is above St Peters Library at 39 Unwins Bridge Rd, about one block from Sydenham Station [MAP]

Tuesday night rapier training will be as follows:

  •  7:30- 7:45 Warm up
  •  7:45- 8:45 Structured Classes
  •  8:45- 9:45 Free sparring

Formal classes in rapier will be held for 1 hour and all are encouraged to be ready by 7:30 to begin with warm ups. Warm up is prerequisite to participating in the structured classes.

Formal classes delivered by senior members of the Lochac Guild of Defence:

  • Pre-authorisation: Those learning to fence to authorisation (8 week program)
  • Intermediate /advanced class: based on the work of Giganti (specialty program each topic of 12 weeks)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Yule Tournaments – Heavy and Fencing – 14 Dec 2013

To the Kingdom of Lochac, and to all Knights, squires, man at arms and all who enjoy the combative arts within the Kingdom of Lochac, does Sir Gabriel de Beaumont, former squire of Count Sir Berenger of Nancy, invite you to a celebration.

Ten glorious years has passed since Alaric & Nerissa, Third King and Queen of Lochac, did elevate Berenger of Nancy to the Order of Chivalry in AS XXXVII at Rowany Yule.

Let it be known that on the 14th Day of December, we, the extended Household of Nancy, being Sir Berenger of Nancy and his squires, students and men of arms, and those knights, squires, students and men at arms who claim lineage to him, will hold the field in the Barony of Rowany against all who would challenge us in a passage of arms. The forms of the challenges shall be inspired by those weapon forms loved by Sir Berenger of Nancy, being either the matched forms of sword and shield, single sword or matched halberds. All challenges shall be fought either as a single combat, team melee, counted blows or over the barrier.
This will also be the last time that one of the members of the extended Household of Nancy, THL Stigh Joghensson will take the field as my squire before his elevation to the Order of Chivalry at the Feast that evening.

We hope that many will come and cross weapons with us in the spirit of friendship, or will watch this wonderful spectacle.

And… to the Kingdom of Lochac fencers and to all members of the guild of Defence be it be known to all that profess skill at arms that we, Provost Lindoret of Bryn Myrddin and Provost Gomez de Crecy, do give leave and licence to our students, Mistress Baroness Alexous of Yuri, and Tatjana Natasha of Lunihawk, to play there Free Scholars Prizes against all Free Scholars, Journeymen, Provosts and Guild Masters in their subtle mystery at these weapons, viz: rapier and dagger. We are honored that her highness Queen Liadan, as a member of the Guild of Defence, will be testing our scholars upon the fencing field.

Following this demonstration of skill, a tournment of rapier will be held to determine the Rowany Rapier Champion, we invite all having the prowess in the art of defence to take the field for the glory of Rowany that she may be well defended.
11:00 Armour inspection
11:30 Free scholar prizes
12:00 Pas d’Armes Tournament
12:30 Rowany Rapier Champion Tournament

Location: Petersham Park, Petersham. [Map]

The list fields will be at the Brighton St end (opposite end from the cricket field).

Bring plenty of water, something to sit on, and something to eat for lunch.

Yule Feast will be held following the tournaments.