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Kingdom Arts & Sciences / Bardic Chmpionships

March 01, 2013 to March 03, 2013
Blatha An Oir

Tacoma-Pierce County, WA

Autocrat: Elizabeth Fittzwilliam

Kingdom Event No Conflicts

Greetings unto the populace of the Fairest Kingdom in the Known World! On March 1-3, 2013, the championship for the Kingdom Arts, Sciences and Bardic will be held in Blatha an Oir at the La Quinta Inn & Suites.

Site: La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1425 East 27th St, Tacoma, WA 98421-2200

Site opens at 3 pm on Friday, March 1st, with the display room open to competitors only. Site opens Saturday, March 2nd at 8:00 am for meetings, guilds, and the populace. Site closes at 3 pm on Sunday, March 3rd.

As the site is a hotel, alcohol is restricted to guest rooms and other designated areas. There is no smoking in the hotel.

Site fees: adult (18 and over) $15, youth (12-17) $10, child (5-11) $5. NMS applies. Pre-register either on-line with ACCEPS ( or by mail. Mail preregistration to Elisabethe Phipps, ATTN: Kingdom A&S, 805 South J Street, Tacoma, WA 98405. Make checks payable to Barony of Blatha an Oir, SCA, inc.

On-line registration closes February 15th, 2013. Mail pre-registration must be postmarked by February 21st, 2013.

Lunch Buffet will be available for $6.95. It consists of soup, salads and rolls & butter. Dinner buffet will be available for $11.95. It consists of penne pasta, alfredo sauce, meat sauce, salads, bread & butter and Steamed vegetables. Menu items are avaible for both meals. A list of some local eateries will be available at gate.  Breakfast is included with your room reservation, which need to be made by 2/8/2013.

Event schedule is set by Kingdom Law and the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Minister, Viscountess Katherine atte Moure ( Please refer scheduling queries appropriately. Peerage meetings are planned to coincide with the competition.

The hotel is currently taking reservations for the event and has blocked off a group of rooms at the special rate of $91 USD per night for the 1st through the 3rd. If you wish to take advantage of this special rate, please DO NOT BOOK ON-LINE! Call the hotel DIRECTLY at (253) 383-0146 and use the group confirmation name of "Kingdom of An Tir 03/13". This will ensure you receive the special rate.

5:00 - 9:00 PM      Site opens for competitors             GATE/BALLROOM

7:30 AM               Site opens for set-up, competitors  GATE/BALLROOM
8:00 AM               Registration/Site Opens                GATE
9:00 AM               Opening Court                             BALLROOM
9:30 AM               Combined Judges/Competitors Meeting
10:00 AM             First Judging Session                    BALLROOM
11:00 AM             Second Judging Session                BALLROOM
12:00 PM             Lunch break 
12:00 PM             Laurels meeting                          OAK ROOM
1:00 PM              Third Judging Session                   BALLROOM
2:00 PM              Fourth Judging Session                 BALLROOM
3:00 PM              Fifth Judging Session (if needed)   BALLROOM
4:00 PM              final tabulation                            OAK ROOM
                       single entries are removed from competition area. BALLROOM
5:00 PM              Evening Court and Bardic
After court, remaining displays will be moved to Pine section

9:00 AM              A&S Finalist #1 presentation           BALLROOM
9:30 AM              A&S Finalist #1 judges consultation
                         Bardic Finalist #1 presentation
10:00 AM            Bardic Finalist #1 judges consultation
                         A&S Finalist #2 presentation
10:30 AM            A&S Finalist #2 judges consultation
                         Bardic Finalist #2 presentation
11:00 AM           Bardic Finalist #2 judges consultation
                        A&S Finalist #3 presentation (if applicable)
11:30                AM A&S Finalist #3 judges consultation (if applicable)
                        Bardic Finalist #3 presentation (if applicable)
12:00 PM           Bardic Finalist #3 consultation (if applicable)
12:30 PM           Final Court
3:00 pm            Site closes

Judges will use the Oak Room for conferencing.
Hall in front of Ballroom will be used for Guilds and other displays, which will be removed before evenng court.
Childrens' displays will be in East Foyer and/or Ballroom Hallway.


Site Info:
Name: Tacoma Dome La Quinta
1425 East 27th Street
Tacoma, WA 98421

Directions to Site:

Directions: Take your best route to I-5. From I-5 Northbound, take exit 134/Portland Ave, turn left. From I-5 Southbound, take exit 135/Portland Ave.

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