Knight Light Tournament on September 16, 2014!

Their Excellencies Sim and Magdalen invite you to the Barony of Tir Ysgithr’s annual Knight Light Tournament. We will be holding a helm auction which includes all fighters in attendance (Heavy, Rapier, and Youth fighters). The event is a fundraiser to help keep the lights on for our Tuesday night practice. The tournament formats will be determined by the number of participants, but it will include weapon of choice. Prizes will be awarded for the winner and their financer. The festivities will begin at 6pm instead of the usual 7pm . Royal Court will begin at 630pm and the helm auction will follow at around 7pm, beginning with youth. We will continue to add fighters as they arrive. Baronial Court will close out the night at approximately 10pm.

Grilled hotdogs and burgers will be available for a small donation.

Their Excellencies also encourage all participants to display their heraldry and add to the pageantry of the tournament as best they can. Donations of prizes are greatly desired and side dishes or desserts to round out the table will be gladly accepted, as well assistance in setting up, tearing down, and manning the grills.

 Please contact the autocrat, Lord Riàn hua Tadgàin, if you would like to help. k_swift1028@yahoo.com  (520) 425-5251 Please no calls after 10pm

 Knight Light Tourney will take place at the regular Tuesday night fighter practice, at the SW corner of Reid Park, near the NE corner of 22nd and Country Club, west of the Cancer Memorial. No glass containers allowed in the park, and dogs must be on leashes. Parents, please be advised that the playground equipment is not lit at night and youth activities are not planned.

Site Fee: NONE

Directions:

From the North: Take I-10 East to Tucson’s Speedway Blvd Exit. Head East on Speedway to Country Club, Turn South on Country Club to 22nd Street. Turn East onto 22nd Street and follow Tucson Directions.

Within Tucson: Take your best route to 22nd, east of Country Club. Enter Reid Park from 22nd St. at the Cancer Memorial, turn left into the parking lot and proceed past the playground to the area near the restrooms.

From the South: Take I-10 East to Alvernon, Take Alvernon North to 22nd Street. Turn West on 22nd Street and Take the entrance into the park by the Cancer Memorial.

Officer/Populace Meeting on June 18, 2014!

Where:  Ward 6 City Council office, 3202 E. 1st Street, Tucson, AZ

Ward 6 City Council office (Near Country Club and Speedway)

When:  Starts at 7 p.m.

Directions:
From Country Club and Speedway, go South on Country Club.  Turn East on 1st street (first residential street South of Speedway).  The Ward 6 city council office is at 1st Street and Anderson Blvd, directly South of the Walgreens Pharmacy.  Enter through the back door on the South-West side of the  building.

Description:  A joint baronial officer and populace meeting to discuss everything of interest in the Barony: officers’ reports, upcoming events, Kingdom and Baronial news of importance,  Baronial expectations, projects, and concerns. The Baron and Baroness and the Baronial Seneschal head the meeting and set the agenda.

If you would like to have something put on the agenda for discussion, please contact the Baronial Seneschal,at seneschal@btysca.org.

BTY Boar-onial A & S Competition on May 10!

Greetings and Salutations!

On Saturday, May 10th you are invited to present your artistic works for judging in the annual Boar-onial Arts and Sciences Competition. We will again be at the beautiful site of Green Fields Country Day School at 6000 N. Camino De La Tierra in Tucson, Arizona.  Site will open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.

Our Arts and Sciences Champion, Lady Eyvor and the Arts and Sciences crew invite all of you to enter your pieces into the competition. From textiles to wood to scientific creations, enter one and all so we may celebrate your craft. This includes youth! Please encourage your children and adolescents to also enter. It is a fantastic experience for everyone. For a list of categories, check the A&S page on the barony website, btysca.org.

If you are interested in judging, you do not need to be certified as a judge. In fact, even if you are entering the competition, you are welcome to judge categories you have not entered. Please speak to any officer of the A&S.

As a special treat, there is going to be a cardboard castle building competition.  Supplies will be provided to teams and they will have a set amount of time to complete the castles. To win, the castle must withstand a siege in order to protect a treasure.  Please register with Lady Mishia no later than May 1 so she can determine how much material needed.

For the entertainment of the populace during the judging there will be a flower tourney sponsored by Mistress Bloxam, open to both heavy and rapier fighters. Erics will be set up for the use of the combatants to challenge each other at their pleasure. The victor wins the right to direct his or her opponent to deliver a flower to the gentle of his or her choice. There will be no list or fee for entry and the field will be available until the flowers have all been given.

Households of Tir Ysgithr, we would ask a boon of you. The judges will be in need of food as they work through the event to judge the various wonderful entries of our populace. Please consider a dish that your household might provide to sustain them during their endeavors. Contact Lady Dubhchobhlaigh to let her know what you have decided to prepare.

Greenfields is a dry/nonsmoking site. Site fee for adult members is $7.00 with a $5.00 charge added for nonmembers. Children aged 5-17 is $3.00 while children under 5 are free.

Autocrat: Lady Dubhchobhlaigh Inghean An Bhaird Ui Neill – aamerritt74@gmail.com

Gawd Awful Grail/BTY Archery Championship on April 12-13!

Gawd Awful Grail / BTY Archery Championship

Saturday, April 12th, 2014 – BTY Archery Championship

Sunday, April 13th, 2014 – Gawd Awful Grail

Behold! The curse of the Gawd Awful Grail and all of its ugliness is upon us again! Come join us in bravery as we are forced to gaze upon its grotesqueness once again so that the current holders of this hideous vile grail can find it a new home. They have paid their dues and must now pass this “honor” on to a new rightful keeper! Come and relieve them of this wretched burden in the Gem of Atenveldt, the mighty Tir Ysgithr!  There will be hardsuit, rapier, and youth fighting to compete for the grails for each category of fighting style!

But wait! There’s more! This year we will be holding the “Oh No!” fashion show! This competition has two categories: 1) most awful display of old school, beginning-days-in-the-SCA garb, and 2) a period outfit made from horrific awful fabrics and accents!  Also, there will be a Gawd Awful arts competition with 2 categories: 1) period awful tacky creations, and 2) entries based on period designs using modern tacky materials. There will be a panel of judges to determine who has the most awful entry for each category.

Site fee for this event: $3.00 for adult members, $1.00 for children 6-17, and free for children 5 and under. An additional $5.00 non-member surcharge will apply. Site opens at 9am and closes at 5pm. Please come and help with set up and break down, as many hands make light work!

The site is damp (no glass bottles), smoking is allowed, and pets are allowed but must be leashed.

The event will be held at Himmel Park, 1035 N. Treat Ave., Tucson.

Directions: North east corner of Himmel Park. Please take the route you are most familiar with. From the Phoenix area: Take your best route to I-10 and head East towards Tucson. Take exit 257 and turn left (East) onto Speedway. After 3 miles, turn right (South) onto Forgeus Ave then left (East) onto 1st Street. From the Sierra Vista area: Take your best route to I-10 and head West towards Tucson. Take exit 263 and turn right (North) onto Kino Parkway. After 3 miles, turn right (North) onto Broadway Blvd. After 0.5 miles, turn left onto Tucson Blvd. After 0.9 miles, turn right (East) onto 1st Street. Parking is either street parking on Treat Ave or the north parking lot accessible from 1st.

In addition, the BTY Archery Championship will be held the day before, Saturday April 12. This is to determine who shall take the place of our current champion, Lord Ronan, as the archery champion for our incoming Excellences Simon and Magdalen.   Come join us at PSE and prove your worth to be their FIRST champion of archery. There will be NO additional range fees.  The fee for shooting in the championship is included in your site fee for Gawd Awful.  So, come one, come all!  If you do not wish to declare, please come and test the mettle of those who would vie for the honor of being Simon and Magdalen’s Champion!  PSE Archery is at 2727 N Fairview Ave, Tucson, AZ

Autocrat for this event is Lady Berkedei Kokosara, O.B.O.

(520) 358-4583 (No calls before 11am or after 1am)

 

Heraldry Hut on Friday, March 21, 2014!

Heraldry Hut is held on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7:30 p.m.

This is an opportunity for gentles throughout the kingdom to consult with our Kingdom Submissions Herald on a suitable SCA name, device or badge.

Contact: Contact HE Baroness Marta as tu Mika- Mysliwy, O.L., Pel.,
(520) 881-9492,
bagbaazai@nexiliscom.com

Great Helm & Baronial Investiture on March 15 & 16, 2014!

When:     Saturday, Mar 15, 2014

Where:  Himmel Park, 1000 S. Tucson Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716

Description:  We invite you, one and all, as we bid a fond farewell to our outgoing Baron and Baroness, Zhigmun’ & Aleyd, and welcome our new Baron and Baroness, Simon & Magdalen, to the Gem of Atenveldt. Join as we celebrate our new captains of the heavy and rapier guards. Join us as we select our new Bard of the Boar! There will be combat, feasting and merriment for all. The festivities will begin Saturday morning at Himmel Park. Bring your shade pavilions and banners to line the area around the tourney fence. Honorable combatants will fight to become the new captain of the heavy guard and bearer of the Great Helm. Brave youth of the barony will compete to become our new youth champion!

In the evening, we will move to the Tucson Women’s Club (5 miles east of Himmel Park) to feast and behold the final court of our current Baron and Baroness, Zhigmun’ & Aleyd, and witness the investiture of our new Baron and Baroness, Simon & Magdalen.

A hearty family style feast of roast chicken, mashed potatoes, rolls, & vegetables will be served. Lemonade and ice water will be provided for refreshment. Following the feast, a dessert of tarts and brownies will be served in the courtyard while the hall is prepared for court and the investiture.

The feast fee is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children aged 5-17. Paid feast reservations are required through ACCEPS. Registration will close March 4th. Seating is limited to 120 seats. Side board is welcomed, but will be limited due to space.

On Sunday, we will return to Himmel Park for a grand day of fighting and entertainment! Following opening court, Heavy and rapier fighters will compete for their place in the baronial guard. Throughout the day singers and entertainers will delight their Excellencies as they contend to become the next Bard of the Boar!

Site fee is $6.00 for the weekend for adults ($11.00 for non-member adults) and $3.00 for the weekend for children aged 5-17. Children under 5 are free.

Saturday day site location: Himmel Park,1000 S. Tucson Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716. Site opens at 9 AM and is discretely damp, no glass bottles please.

Saturday feast / investiture site location:  Tucson Women’s Club, 6245 E Bellevue St, Tucson, AZ 85712. Site opens at 5 PM and is a discretely damp site.

Sunday site location: Himmel Park,1000 S Tucson Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716. Site opens at 9 AM and is discretely damp, no glass bottles please.

Co-Autocrats: Lord Finnr Eiriksson (reeve@btysca.o​rg) (520) 339-7504 (No calls after 9pm please) and Lady Norah Rose Tenpenny (waivers@atenve​ldt.org)

Estrella War XXX on February 25, 2014!

Hail to gentles from far and near, … as Estrella War XXX approaches, Atenveldt warmly greets you, and bids you welcome!

Go to http://estrellawar.org/ for all the information you need to prepare for War!

Southern War Practice and BTY Polling on January 12, 2014!

LETTERS OF INTENT

Simon and Magdalen Letter of Intent

Stefan and Isobail Letter of Intent

 

POLLING

A polling of the current paid members of the Barony of Tir Ysgithr will be conducted on January 12, 2014 at Kingdom Southern War Practice. The polling will begin at noon and last until 1:30.  If the results of that polling do not show a clear preference, a second run-off polling will be held immediately following the closing and tabulation of ballots from the first poll. Members are encouraged to remain onsite should a second poll be necessary.

To participate in the polling, you must possess a valid SCA membership that is listed in the zip codes assigned to the Barony of Tir Ysgithr and be eighteen years of age or older.

Current membership will be verified on a membership list at the polling site, or you may present an online membership renewal confirmation that is dated after the Milpitas Registry Office list was generated. A driver’s license or government picture ID will also be required to be shown to prove age and identity.

Absentee Ballots

Proxy ballots are NOT allowed. If you are unable to attend the polling, you may follow the procedures below to submit an Absentee Ballot Letter. No exceptions will be made to the timeline or contents for an Absentee ballot to be counted, so review the requirements carefully, and send your letters in as soon as the candidates are announced. You must write a letter to the Kingdom Seneschal stating your preference in the poll.  Your absentee ballot must be RECEIVED by January 2, 2014 to be counted. DO NOT require a signature at delivery on a mailed ballot, as that will delay delivery. If there is a second polling, absentee ballots will only be counted if the preferred candidates remain in the run-off polling.

Your letter must include ALL of the following:

The names of one and only one couple you prefer as candidates.

Modern and SCA name and the mailing address for your membership, including zip code.

Proof of membership (Any one of membership number, photocopy of membership card, photocopy of Southwind label, photocopy of confirmation printout from online membership renewal)

Photocopy of Driver’s license or government ID showing your modern name, zip code, and proof that you are 18 years of age or older.

Send the absentee ballot by US Mail or email to arrive by January 2, 2014 to seneschal@atenveldt.org or by mail to Sylvia Baldwin, 3638 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85019.

 

SOUTHERN WAR PRACTICE

The time for war approaches!  Join us in the Barony of Tir Ysgithr as we ready for battle. We also are in need of a new Baron and Baroness, and as such, polling will be held during war practice. We will gather at Himmel Park, in soccer fields A & B to the south of the library.  Site opens at 9am for set-up.  Court will be held at Their Majesties’ discretion. There is no site fee for this event.  Pets are welcome, but must be leashed and picked up after.  Several establishments are located nearby where lunch may be obtained. There will also be a soup kitchen and the College of St. Felix will have food available, donations requested. Water and field support will be provided.

Location: Himmel Park at 1035 N. Treat Ave., Tucson. Site times 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Event Steward: Lady Annika Sveinsdottir SCA.CollegeOfStFelix@gmail.com (469)744 – 3570 (please leave a voicemail)

Sable Knight Tourney on January 11, 2014!

Sable Knight Tournament (College of Saint Felix)

January 11, 2014

Once again St Felix has fallen under the Tyranny of Sir Sable. You have a chance to help save St. Felix from the clutches of the dreaded Sir Sable and his villainous lieutenant Rogue Noir. Come to the Sable Night Tourney on January 11 at Himmel Park! You can support the College of St. Felix whether you fight in armor or with a rapier. Site will open at 9:00 am and tournaments will begin after court.

Location: Himmel Park at 1035 N. Treat Ave., Tucson. Site times 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Site fees:

$3.00 for adult members, $5.00 additional for non-members (additional $2 if you wish to fight)

$1.00 for Youth ages 5 to 17

Youth under age 5 are guest of the populace

Event Steward: Lady Annika Sveinsdottir SCA.CollegeOfStFelix@gmail.com (469) 744 – 3570 (please leave a voicemail)

Knight of the Tree Tourney on December 8th!

Barony of Tir Ysgithr

Sunday, December 8, 2013

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Himmel Park 1035 N. Treat Ave.,
Tucson, Arizona

Four noble Knights and four Defenders of the White Scarf were on a quest for their Queen when they had an unfortunate meeting with a gang of infamous knights!  These knights declared that a shrubbery that looks nice but wasn’t too expensive be found.  When the group denied the knight’s demands, they were  cursed and imprisoned in a tree.  The infamous knights have declared that a Tournament be held so that the cursed may be freed by fighting all who challenge them. These cursed noble knights and white scarfs, and those who inspire them, beg you to come to the Tournament and aid in their release!  The tourney will be held across four fighting fields, each with its own weapon style. The challengers will be split into groups of four and lots will be drawn to determine the opponent that will be challenged.  The winners of Hardsuit, Rapier, and Youth will be the challenger with the most wins.

Event Date & Times:  The event will be Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Himmel Park.  The site will open at 9am and close at 6pm.  The Court times will be at Their Excellency’s discretion.  Himmel Park is at 1035 N. Treat Ave., Tucson, Arizona.

Site Fee: $3.00 for adult members, $5.00 additional for non-members $1.00 for Youth ages 5 to 17. Youth under age 5 are guest of the populace

Directions: This event will be held north east corner of Himmel Park. Please take the route you are most familiar with.  From the Phoenix area: Take your best route to I-10 and head East towards Tucson.  Take exit 257 and Turn left (East) onto Speedway for 3 miles.  Turn right (South) onto Forgeus Ave then Left onto 1st Street. From the Sierra Vista area: Take your best route to I-10 and head West towards Tucson.  Take exit 263 and Turn right (North) onto Kino Parkway for 3 miles. Turn right onto Broadway Blvd. for 0.5 miles. Then turn left onto Tucson Blvd. for 0.9 miles. Parking is either street parking on Treat Ave or the north parking lot accessible from 1st.

General Site Info:  The site will be damp and smoking is allowed.  Pets are allowed if leashed.  There are no fires or camping, although staking is allowed.

Event Steward: Lord Robert Heinrich  (Robert Stickney), 520-256-6127. Please, no calls after 9pm.  robert.stickney@gmail.com.