[MR] Tournament of Love & Beauty Flyer
Rodger and Dawn Hutchings
randdhutchings at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 08:37:18 PST 2010
*Tournament of Love and Beauty*
February 20, 2010
Barony of Ponte Alto
In celebrations of the 17th year of the Barony of Ponte Alto a passage of
arms will be held that exemplifies chivalric love and beauty, both on and
off the field, as can be found in the ballads and tourneys of the 15th
century. The winner of the tourney will “crown” their consort with the halo
of Love and Beauty.
Moreover, we entreat all such knights, barons, lords, squires and men at
arms who intend to participate in the tourney to bring with them their best
displays of heraldic achievements, including banners, shields, surcoats and
crests. Inspections and authorizations will begin at 10:00 am with
Tournament to begin promptly after at 10:30 am.
*Arts & Sciences Activities: *A&S Activities will take place in Sykes Hall,
the heated building on the site. Please have your items set up by 12:00 and
picked up by 4:00 to allow time for set up for Court and Feast.
As the Baron and Baroness of Ponte Alto will be seeking to fill the position
of Baronial Artisan, there will be a general A&S competition for any items.
There will also be room for an open display of any items. Their Excellencies
of Ponte Alto will also be seeking to fill the position of Baronial Bard,
and would delight in hearing all who enter as they make their way through
the days activities.
*Children's Activities:* Ponte Alto’s minister of minors, Gráinne inghean
Dauídh uí Chonchobhair will be hosting a children’s corner from noon to 2:30
PM in Sykes Hall.
*Luncheon & Feast: *A luncheon of soups and accompaniments will be sold for
$5.00 a plate and Baroness Graciela and Lord Brénainn will prepare a
fabulous feast for 60 for the evening repast.
*Adult, Member: *$ 12.00 Day Trip, $ 8.00 Feast
*Adult, Non-Member: *$ 15.00 Day Trip, $ 8.00 Feast
*Youth (6-17) Member: *$ 8.00 Day Trip, $ 5.00 Feast
*Youth (6-17) Non-Member: *$ 8.00 Day Trip, $ 5.00 Feast
*Child (0-5): *Guests of the Barony
*Make Checks Payable to: *SCA, Inc., Barony of Ponte Alto
*Reservations: *Lady Courtney de Houghton (Courtney Houghton), 11639
Newbridge Ct. Reston VA 20191, 703-391-5929
*Merchants: *Merchants are welcome. Please contact Master Edric the Potter (
living.history.rob at gmail.com <%20living.history.rob at gmail.com>) to register
for space. Merchants will close and pack up 1 hour before court.
*Site: *Loudoun County Fairgrounds, 17558 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg VA 20175.
Troll opens at 9:00 and closes at 4:00. Site closes at 11:00.
*Site restrictions: *No open flames, no alcohol. Dogs not allowed in the
main hall. Dogs are welcome in the Barn, but must be leashed and cleaned up
*Autocrat: *Lady Emma West (Dawn Hutchings), 631 Constellation SQ SE Apt I
Leesburg, VA 20175, 703-443-1003 ewestsca at gmail.com<%20ewestsca at gmail.com%20%20>
*From Points North, South, and East: *Take your best route to the Dulles
Toll Road/Greenway (Rt. 267) off of the Washington Beltway (I-495). Go
through the toll booth(s) past Dulles Airport. Merge onto VA-7 W via EXIT 1A
on the LEFT toward LEESBURG/WARRENTON. Take Route 9 West exit (stay in left
lane of exit). At STOP sign at end of exit, turn left and proceed over
bridge that crosses Route 7 (stay in the left lane). Proceed to STOP sign
and turn left onto Dry Mill Rd. Travel approximately 1 mile to Fairgrounds
entrance on left.
*From Points West of Leesburg: *Take Route 7 East (Harry Byrd Hwy) towards
Leesburg, VA. Take Route 9 Exit. At STOP sign at end of exit, turn right and
immediately get into the left lane. Proceed to STOP sign and turn left onto
Dry Mill Rd. Travel approximately 1 mile to Fairgrounds entrance on left.
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