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

(Greatly edited / updated by Jan Janssen van den Zype geheeten van den Goere – Also, reminder that as usual, venue info, links and maps are also available on the Addresses and Maps page)

Unto the Populace of the Barony of Rowany does Lord Jean-Christophe le Saussier send greetings.

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.
St Peters Library

Yours in Service

Lord Jean-Christophe le Saussier
Baronial Reeve

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

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.

Fencing Tournament and Garb (costume) night (3 Dec 2013)

To the Populace of the Barony of Rowany
From Lord Gomez de Crecy

Greetings,

The time has come for a fencing tournament to be held as a practice for the Rapier championship at Yule. This tourney will be a points based round robin format.

This is a garb (costume) night so please com in full kit. The armoured combatants will be in attendance to support us.

The venue will be Petersham Town Hall (see the Addresses & Maps page for details) on the December 3rd, which is a Tuesday night. Inspection starts at 7.30pm and tourney starts at 8pm. Finish time is 10pm.

(The tournament will be in place of regular Tuesday night combat practice)

Monthly Sunday Tournaments!

Just a reminder that the first Rowany Monthly tournament is on this Sunday the 27th October!

What:     Potluck lunch and tournament.
Where:  St Peters Public School, 31 St. Peter’s Street, St Peters, NSW, 2044 [MAP]
When:    Site opens at 12pm. Armour inspections from 1pm. Site closes 4pm

Cost:      $5 to help cover site hire. (+$5 for non member insurance levy)

The format of the tournament will be decided on the day based on there number of fighters, likely round robin, Valhalla or single kill / double elimination. This is a garbed event, and we can arrange loaner garb if needed. There is seating on site, but bringing a chair wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Hope to see you there!

Yours in service,
Sigvald Sviðanda

(Information on other regular events found here)

Sunday Fighter Practice

A missive from Lord Sigvald:

Sunday fighter practices have a new home!

From the 13th of October (the week after Spring War), the Barony of Rowany has booked the oval of St Peter’s Public School, St Peters (more info via link below) from 12-4pm. This field is private, large, copious amounts of parking, and has facilities attached.

Archery practice will start up at the same place from the 20th. I will be bringing my two bows and a number of arrows, so I’ll be able to help out those without, but if you have arrows please bring those. We’ll have a temporary target (armour on a chair), so if anyone has any ideas about a more permanent archery target, please let me know.

The field is also perfect for war practices (which have been held there in the past, and will again).

To help cover field hire, a small donation is requested.

Further details (address, directions, MAP) can be found here.

We will be having a monthly tournament which be starting up soon. One Sunday of each month, fighter practice will now be transformed into Monthly Sunday Tournaments! Click on the link back there for more details.

Look forward to seeing you all there on the 13th!

Yours in Service,
Sigvald Sviðanda

(Information on other regular events found here)

Full Tournament and Garb (costume) night (26 Nov 2013)

To the Populace of the Barony of Rowany
From Duke Alfar of Attica

Greetings,

I’m thinking its time for a tourney in the Barony. This tourney is open to all fighters who have not competed in a Coronet/ Crown tournament. There will be a prize for the victor and prizes given by the ladies of the Barony. We have a lot of fighters in the barony and its time we started to sharpen our competitive edge.

The venue will be Petersham Town Hall (see the Addresses & Maps page for details) on the 26th November, which is a Tuesday night. Inspection starts at 7.30pm and tourney starts at 8pm. Finish time is 10pm.

For this event, this is a garb (costume) night.

(The tournament will be in place of regular Tuesday night A&S and combat practice)

I would like to extend this invitation to the people below in particular. Some of whom have fought in a tournament and some not. Of course, this is open to all fighters who meet the above criteria:

Hana Marra Murra
Deyel Dalziel-Charlier
Natasha Naughton
Joanna Guse
Alex Selth
Geoffrey Sallans
David Lippman
James Quinn
Eckellen Nahwyn
Patrick Feeney
Chris Colefax
Michael Hill
Philip Preston
Robert Flowers
Thomas Marinucci
Thomas Ng
Seth Callaghan
Peter Hoekstra-Bass
Dan Goodfellow
Michael James
Ella Bella
Michael Jelbart
Matcheu Lin
Gareth Heard
Stephen Oftheshack
Des Howard
Mark Ng

Upcoming Events Sep /Oct 2013

10th September – Beginners Singing,  Petersham Town Hall,  from 7:30.

29th September – Dence Park A&S. Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park

1st October – Beginners Singing, Petersham Town Hall from 19:30

4th October-7 Spring War, Barony of Mordenvale. Bookings recommended! Information on venue and bookings can be found here

26th October Rowany Festival 2014 Site Visit 10:00-15:00. 162 Black Spring Rd, High Range, NSW 2575

26th October – Ossuary (k)Nights Fools Feast and Masque. Hosted by Stowe on the Wowld. 1st Toongabbie Scout Hall from 6:30pm

Ongoing Events:

Fighter Practice: Tuesdays from 7:30 at Petersham Town Hall, Crystal St, Petersham and Sundays from 14:00 at Sydney Park, St Peters (near the brickworks)
Beginners Singing: 1st Tuesday of every month

Rowany Festival 2013 – Details and timetable (28 Mar – 1 Apr 2013)

Greetings to all,

Rowany Festival runs over Easter each year and for 2013 it is almost here once again, HUZZAH!!

For all the latest details, head over to the festival site http://festival.lochac.sca.org.au

The latest timetable can also be found through the menu at the top of that site, or a direct link to the page itself is: http://festival.lochac.sca.org/timetable

We very much look forward to seeing you all there

Jan

Knight School Is Booked For Aug 31 & Sep 1

Knight School this year is at the same venue this year, Austral Guides Camp.
It will be on the weekend of Aug 31 and Sep 1st

Alfar is looking at running Cold war on the weekend of 24 aug and 25th Aug.

We thought it might be a good idea for people who fly in that you can attend two awesome events and stay in Sydney for a week.