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The Trials

September 15, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Lions Gate

Vancouver, BC

Autocrat: James Irvein of Lions Gate device9091OP
Sergeant, Gallant, Yeoman, Lancer, Steward, and Artisan.

Many are the names who serve Their Excellencies through the Order of Sergeantry and the Order of Courtier. Those looking to test their mettle and join these Orders will need to pass through the Trials. Candidates must petition the Baroness for permission to participate in these trials, and must prepare to participate in the testing. Candidates will be tested on fighting, dancing, history, heraldry, armor, games, service, and courtly behaviors. Current and former members of these Orders, as well as any and all who would like to help, are welcome to join us for the weekend to assist in the testing.

Additionally for those not testing there will be many activities throughout the day to join in on including equestrian, archery, games, dance, a bardic circle and much more. Come celebrate in Lions Gate.

We will also be holding FIVE tournaments: the Lions Gate Cut and Thrust Championship tournament, the Lions Gate Youth Armoured Combat Championship tournament, two Rapier prize tournaments, and an Archery tournament.

Registration fee: $25 (Member discount of $5) Youth 17 and under are free. Make cheques payable to the Barony of Lions Gate

Event Schedule:

2:00 pm Site opens
Lists open for all Tournaments
7:00 pm Candidate meet and greet
Lists close

8:30 am Wake up call
Lists open for all Tournaments
9:50 am Lists Close
10:00 am Opening Court
Invocation of the Cut and Thrust Champions List
Invocation of the Youth Armoured Combat Champions List
10:30 am (or immediately after court)
Candidate armour inspections and testing
Rapier armour inspections
11:00 am Candidate core testing begins
Bear Pit Rapier Prize Tourney
Archery Range opens for practice and Royal Rounds
12:00 pm Melee Rapier Prize Tourney
1:00 pm Archery Range closes
2:00 pm Estimated beginning of candidate aspect testing
Archery Tournament begins
2:30 pm Cut and Thrust armour inspections
3:00 pm Cut and Thrust Championship Tournament
4:00 pm Dance testing begins
8:00 pm Bardic circle

9:00 am Wake up call
10:00 am Courtesy meeting
11:00 am Sergeantry meeting
12:30 pm YAC armour inspections
1:00 pm Youth Armoured Combat Champions Tournament
2:00 pm Closing Court
4:00 pm Site closes

There is no haul-in fee for horses; both stalls and paddock (herd) space is available. You are responsible for your horse’s care while onsite. This includes feed, water and cleaning up after them. You must contact the event team before the event in order to arrange arrival and departure times.

Dogs are allowed on site and An Tir leash laws will be in effect; please pick up after your pooch!

There is space for merchants, but no food merchants are allowed. There is no merchant fee - a donation to largess is appreciated, but not required.

Please note: There will be a designated equestrian area, however as we will not be monitoring who is entering it all participants must sign the equestrian waiver at gate.

Minors not attending with their parent or guardian must, in addition to the required Medical Authorization for Minors (, bring a signed Equestrian waiver (

Please check with the rider/owner before approaching any horse; authorized equestrians only in any horse enclosure except with permission/supervision of a senior marshal. If you or your dog react poorly to the presence of horses, please speak to the event team so we can ensure the event is safe and fun for all.

Site Info:
Name: Albion Fairgrounds
23448 105th Ave.
Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1G3

Directions to Site:

From Hwy 7/Lougheed Hwy, turn NW onto 105 Ave, Albion Fairgrounds is immediately on the right.

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