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Baroness' Tournament

November 19, 2016
Lions Gate

Vancouver, BC

Autocrat: Arianna Freemont



Baroness’ Inspirational Tournament


Autocrats: Arianna Freemont and Cyneric Bearson


Site: Shannon Hall - 6050 176th St, Surrey, BC V3S 4E7, Canada

November 19th, Hall opens at 9am and will event will close at 11:59pm.


Come join Their Excellencies Uillium and Caitrina for a day of fun and festivities.


Heavy and Rapier and Youth Combat Tournies and Gerhard’s Riposte. Games tables will be open, a great opportunity to learn something new and have fun playing with friends. There will be TUTR classes scheduled during the day thanks to Baroness Margaret (schedule coming soon) If you’re interested in teaching a class please contact her at


We’re also having a Super Six largess contest, with all entries going to the Barony of Lions Gate. There will once again be a Heraldry consultation table open! We also have merchants coming to display their wares, so set aside some time for shopping. For those interested in merchanting, please contact Arianna at


There will be soup and a bun by donation for lunch again and in the evening we will have our traditional potluck feast so bring a dish to share. The tavern will open at dinner and is being hosted by our very own Clan MacAndrew. There will be music and dancing and rumour has it a play for our amusement!!! So come join us all for a wonderful day and evening of merriment.



Event Schedule (Tentative schedule, subject to change)


 09:00am                  Site Opens

09:30am                   Opening Court

10:00am                   TUTR classes begin
10:00am                   Rapier Armour Inspection

10:30am                   Baroness' Rapier Tournament begins in Alice McKay

Gerhard's Riposte follows immediately after

11:30am                   Heavy Armour Inspection
12:00pm                   Baronesses’ Heavy Tournament begins in Alice McKay

2:00pm                     YAC- Youth Armoured Combat Tourney in Alice McKay

3:00pm                     Court of TEs Uillium and Caitrina

4:00pm                     Court of THs Ieuan and Gwyneth

4:30pm                     Court of TRMs or Heirs of An Tir

6:00pm                     Potluck Feast directly after Court

6:00pm                     Tavern opens

6:15pm                     Play begins during potluck

7:30pm                     Dance

11:30pm                   Cleanup
11:59pm                   Site Closes


Baroness' Heavy Tourney - This tourney is open to any fighter who is not a member of the Order of Chivalry. Each entrant should bring a prize for the prize table and after the tourney each entrant will walk away with a prize.


Baroness' Rapier Tourney - Open to all rapier fighters. Format will be determined by Rapier MiC depending on number of entrants.


Gerhard's Riposte Rapier Tourney - This tourney is open to any rapier fighter who has been authorized for less than a year. Entrants should have a more experienced patron to sponsor them into the tourney.


Youth Armoured Combat Tourney - Youth Armored Combat or YAC, is the youth version of the adult heavy combat program. Witness Lions Gate find its first YAC Champion!!


Super Six Largess Contest – All entrants will create 6 items based on a theme that is suitable for largesse, ie 6 needlebooks, 6 game boards, 6 pouches, 6 socks would not be suitable as they are only 3 pairs. Items need not be documentable as this is not an A & S competition but period materials are appreciated. Please make sure all items are tagged with your name and area. The winner of the contest is the person with the most beads in their entry cup. The winner gets to select one item from each of the other competitors, so 8 entries means 7 prizes.

(There will also be a prize for Baroness' Choice :)



Potluck Dinner - by mundane last name


A-F - Bread and Cheese

G-L - Side Dishes/Vegetables

M-S - Main Dishes

T-Z - Desserts/Fruit


Site fee


Adult $15 – Non-member surcharge $5 – No fee for youth/children 18 and under.


Event Stewards:


HL Arianna Freemont  604-866-8591.

HL Cyneric Bearson 604-861-4164.






Site Info:
Name: Shannon Hall & Alice McKay Building
6050A 176th Street
Surrey, BC V3S 4E7

Directions to Site:





From the Pacific Highway Border crossing:


Exit Canada Customs Entry point

Drive north on hwy 15 (also known as 176th street)

Continue north on hwy 15 until you reach 60th Avenue

Turn Right on 60th Avenue ( At 7 Eleven)

Turn left into Gate 2


From Abbotsford, Chilliwack and points east:


Drive west on Hwy 1 ( Trans Canada)

Exit Hwy 1 at 200th Street exit

Drive South on 200th Street until you reach 64th Avenue

Turn right on 64th Avenue

Stay on 64th Avenue until your Reach Gate 8


From Richmond:


Drive South on Hwy 99 until you reach Hwy 91

Exit Hwy 99 at Hwy 91

Drive on Hwy 91 until you reach 56th Ave

Exit on 56th Avenue ( Hwy 10)

Drive East on Hwy 10 until you reach Hwy 15

Turn Left on hwy 15 ( 176th Street)

Drive North on Hwy 15 until you reach 60th Avenue

Turn Right on 60th Avenue (7 Eleven)

Turn left into gate 2


From Vancouver – Via Port Mann Bridge:


Head east on Highway 1 over the Port Mann Bridge.

Exit right onto 176th Street (Highway 15).

Head south on 176th until you get to the Cloverdale Fair Grounds.

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