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Tir Righ A & S and Bardic Championships

September 27, 2013 to September 29, 2013

Penticton and Kelowna B.C.

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Tir Righ A&S and Bardic  Shire of Danescombe September 28-29th, 2013 Kelowna, BC  

Join the Principality of Tir Righ as it celebrates its craftspeople, artisans, performers and bards at the A&S and Bardic Championships! 
The Shire of Danescombe welcomes all, and is proud to host this year's competition to determine our Principality Scholar and Skald. It will be a truly fantastic weekend, filled with classes, presentations, demonstrations, tournaments, fighting and performances!  Check the event website at, and keep checking here, for details, class lists and event information as the event nears.  


Event Schedule


7:00pm Site Opens for merchants & exhibitors, and site set up.

            A&S Display set up (Till 8:30pm)


8:00    Site Opens Gate opens. Latecomer set up.

9:00      Morning Court - Invocation of the A&S&B Tournament

9:30      Judges & Entrants Meeting - We request that all judges and entrants be on site at this time.  
Armoured Lists open, armour inspection begins

10:00    A&S &B Judging - round 1
 TUTR Classes - Session 1 begins (runs till 12:00)
  Armoured Tourney begins

11:00    A&S &B Judging - round 2

11:30    Armoured Tourney ends (11:45)

12:00    Break for Lunch! (till 1:00)  Lunch service begins - day food for sale on site till 1:30

1:00      A&S &B Judging - round 3
TUTR Classes - Session 2 begins (runs till 3:00)

1:30      Rapier  Lists open, armour inspection begins

2:00      A&S &B Judging - round 4
Rapier Tournament begins

3:00      A&S &B Judging - all wrapped up!
TUTR Classes - Session 3 Mini- Class begins (runs till 4:30)

4:00      Rapier Tournament Ends

4:30      Bardic Populace Presentations - Bardic Entrants will present their "Populace Choice" entries. Bardic presentations will be concluded prior to court.

5:00      Court of Their Highnesses Tir Righ, and of Her Majesty of An Tir




9:00      Pancake Breakfast!!  (runs till 10:30) Proceeds will go towards the Principality Travel Fund, so come out, and eat up!

9:30      Bardic Discussion Group - Everyone welcome! 
Laurels's Meeting   
TUTR Class Track 1A (runs till 11:30)

10:00    TUTR Class Track 1B (runs till 12:30)

10:30    Laurel Speed Dating (runs till 11:30)
FIGHTING!!  Armoured Tournament! Rapier Tournament! (Both are outdoors, rain or shine)
TUTR Meeting



2:00      Site Closes


Is not available on site, save for Royalty.  There will be a designated loading zone, for drop off of gear and people, but please be respectful of others needing the zone as well. Parking IS available on all surrounding side streets (though we recommend NOT parking on Hein Road), and a block and a half down the street at Ben Lee Park. Click here for a map of suggested parking options, or be adventurous and explore! :)

TUTR Classes!
We have a variety of TUTR Classes on offer. Check the Class Schedule, and then take look at the class descriptions for further details, and notes on supplies to bring. :) Registration for all classes will be available on site, but e-mail the Event Steward to reserve your spot, as supplies will be first come, first served. 

Danescombe's Hospitality!
Danescombe is happy to host its out of town guests. If you are in need of crash space for this event, please contact the Event Stewards, and we'll do our best to connect you with a Shire memeber who has space. If you'd prefer to book a hotel close to the site, the Holiday Inn Express has kindly agreed to put a block of rooms aside for us, at a great rate of $119 per standard room. Just click on the link: Tir Righ - The Shire of Danescombe


Fighting and Classes and Prizes, Oh My!
Are YOU wondering why you ought to come to A&S and Bardic? There are SO many reasons! There will be an armoured PRIZE tournament, with gauntlets by Sir Kerrigan, who generously donated materials, and his time, and was sponsored by HE Chiara Fiama up to be won! There will be a Rapier PRIZE tourney, with a buckler donated by Maestro Guidobaldo up for grabs! There will be a PLETHORA of Classes, open to all to amaze and entertain you! There will be Merchants to shop at! 
On Sunday, we'll be hosting a Pancake Breakfast as a fundraiser for Tir Righ, and yes, there will be BACON! 
And of course, you'll also have a chance to witness all the amazing skills and talents of your Principality as several worthies vie for the Championships of Arts & Sciences, and of Bardic. 

So many reasons to come to Danescombe, how can you NOT come to this event? :)


Site fee:
$25 for adults - SCA members receive a $5 discount.
Youth (13-18years) just $10
Family Cap (2 adults and 2 or more youth) is $50
Children are free.
Please make cheques payable to the Shire of Danescombe.

Site opens at 8:00am Saturday, and closes at 3:00pm on Sunday. Set up may be available for entrants and merchants on Friday evening - please check back here, and on the event website for up-to-date information.

Site Location: 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna, BC.  For more information please contact the event stewards: Porzia di Corbino Rosso (mka Leanne Witherly), 250.869.7866, or HE Chiara Fiamma (mka Kendra Hesketh), 250.869.7199.

Site Info:
Name: Studio9 Arts School
1180 Houghton Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 2C9

Directions to Site:

Make your best way to Kelowna BC. From the north: turn left onto Highway 33. From the south: turn right onto Highway 33.  Turn left onto Kneller Road. Site is at the end of the block, on Houghton Road. Parking is on side streets around the site, so please carpool wherever possible.

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