In the air there is a hint of spring to come.
Faces are bright, smiles are welcoming. Come into the hall, filled
with the sound of storytelling and song. Artisans and scientists
are explaining their creations... you stop a moment in front of a
game board to engage in a rousing game of.. chess or nine man
You have wandered into Canterbury
Join the Baron and Baroness of Lions Gate as
the new Champions of the Arts and Sciences and Bardic are chosen.
Making its debut this year is the Games Champion, how will it be
decided? Who will show their strategic skill. Come support those
willing to defend the Barony in times of War and
During the day artisans can display their
crafts and workshop with other artisans, come see what they
Many will have traveled the Knowne World and
come to linger, come join for conversation or perhaps just sit and
drink it all in.
Information on the other activities including
bardic, children's activities, any TUTR classes, and Newcomer Meet
up coming soon!
Event start 9 am
Ends 11 pm
Cost - adults $10 (yes
Tavern Fee for those coming in
after 6 pm) $5
Please note the evening will have a licensed
tavern. Please respect the license holder who is liable for all
alcohol consumption while the license is in effect, no outside
Information The Arts & Science and Bardic
Champions are meant to be an inspiration and role model for
teaching and encouraging others. As Champion, you will represent
the Barony through your leadership and by your
1. Only one entry is required to compete in the
2. Each entrant must be present at the
competition (no proxy judging).
3. An entrant must submit a letter of intent to
Their Excellencies of Lions Gate and the Arts & Science
Minister by January 31st (although earlier is preferred!). This is
to ensure suitable judges can be located prior to the event. Email
is perfectly acceptable and encouraged. The letter should include
your name, home branch, any fealty ties (if you’re a squire,
a protégé or an apprentice for instance), a detailed
description of your entry and any special requirements you may have
for your entry.
4. Each entry must be consistent with a
pre-1600 date and can be from any culture within Europe or from a
culture that traded with a European society. This can include Asia,
North Africa and others.
5. The entry may not have been previously
entered at Kingdom or Principality level. A piece can have been
entered at a Baronial or Shire level previously but only if there
has been significant notable changes (you should be able to discuss
these changes with the judges).
There is no theme for the Arts & Sciences
Championship or Bardic Championship.
An A&S entry can be an object (book,
clothing, footwear, box, etc.) or a research paper. It consists of
the item/research paper, a visual display, documentation (showing
your progress, research, conclusions, etc.), and an oral
presentation to the judges.
A Bardic entry is a performance piece. It
consists of the performance, documentation (showing your progress,
research, conclusions, etc.), and an oral presentation to the
For more information, please liaise with the
Baronial Minister of Arts & Sciences, Her Ladyship Eleanor
Odlowe (firstname.lastname@example.org or
And if there's anyone out there who would like
to judge, please email me with your name, fealty ties, and areas of
Thank you! HL Eleanor Odlowe, Arts and
Sciences Minister of Lions Gate
Games Championship! Lions Gate's Games Champion will be chosen
after a competition in three different
We'll begin with Quoits. We'll try for a
round-robin tournament, but the number of competitors may change
this opening format. The number of wins will determine ranking
coming out of this, and will indicate a number of points (1 for
first place, 2 for second, etc.)
The next game will be Tablut, with the same
competition and ranking format as above. However, each player will
need to play as both attacker and defender, to determine skill in
The final game will be Nine Man's Morris.
Ranking from the combined scores above will determine how these
final pairing will play out, as will the number of entrants and
time remaining. It is my intention to have the four top ranked
players enter this tournament, and come down to two final
competitors playing for the title, but this will be determined at
(Specific tournament rules for these three
games will be published separately,
The winner will earn the rights and title of
Games Champion of Lions Gate! It could be you! It won't be me.
(insert sad face)
Play more games!
Site Info: Name: Lochdale Hall 490 Sperling Ave Burnaby, BC V3n4p4
Directions to Site:
Site is located at the corner of Sperling and
Hastings in Burnaby, easilly accessable by transit as well as
Traveling Eastbound on Hastings, turn a left on
to Sperling - hall is on your left.
Note that the above Weather and Map information is generated from the site address and can be easily confused. The weather will say if its for the branch or for the site. It will be for the site if the site can be found, but this again is not always the case, and if the site is some distance from the branch then the weather may be different.