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Come enjoy River's Bend's William Tell Tourney XXXIII at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds.
The Annual William Tell Tourney and other Archery and Thrown Weapons competitions, the Adult/ Child Team Shoot, children's archery, and the Beast Who shall Not Be Named are in the covered arena so you can once again shoot and throw without the weather interfering. Also evening events may be scheduled as we have night lighting! A special children's archery event is planned as Last year's Children's Apple shoot was so successful.
In addition to the weekend of target related events, a rapier tourney is scheduled. The Guillermo da Serra Patace Memorial Bocce Tournament for the ladies and the Scottish Rules Croquet Tournament are on tap. And new to this year a Saturday evening brewing competition with 3 divisions - mead, cider cordial.
There are horse stalls available to rent for camping. Fee is $15.00 per stall for the weekend and must be prepaid by August 18 to guarantee your spot. Stalls are 10x10 and directly across from the covered arena. Payment needs to be sent to Shire of River's Bend, c/o -Exchequer David Stredwick,1204 N. Pacific Ave., Kelso, WA. 98626. Include your Modern and Society Names and make checks out to "Shire of River's Bend, SCA Inc.".
There is shade for camping. Water and Electric for wheeled campers! Indoor Restrooms!!! A shower!!! Just a short walk from the Fairgrounds is the Duck Inn, for those that don't wish to cook their own meals. Ice will be available on site at 10 -10:30 Am and 5-5:30 PM for $1 a bag.
The Friday night Travelers soup available for a mere $4.00!! Dessert and bread are included. Coffee will always be on in the covered arena.
Saturday night there will be a campfire bardic at the permanent fire pit, which we invite and encourage all to participate. Additional wood burning fire pits are not allowed by the Fairgrounds. If you use one for cooking, you may use charcoal or briquettes.
New this year is a brewing contest on Saturday evening. Contact the event steward for details on the divisions.
Sunday morning brings the Scottish Rules Croquet Tournament!!! Bring your Bribes! Bring your people! Bring your plaids!!! HL Magda will need a few judges so let her know on site if you are available for this.
This year for the Purple Beast that Shall Not Be Named Tournament the Contestants shall be required to wear PURPLE in some form!! Extra points are available for those who bring a new purple beast for target purposes!!
Merchants: contact Magda Murdoch of Derhirst (Margaret Volkrodt) at email@example.com/ 360-431-8307 if you are interested! The Merchants are also in the Archery covered area with their camping right next to this. The merchant fee is an item for the prize chest!!
Site opens at 12Noon on Friday and closes on Sunday at 6PM.
Please remember: 1) All dogs on leash and under control per Kingdom Law!! Those not adhering to this will be warned once. A second occurrence will result in being asked to leave without site fee being returned. 2) Observe good manners regarding people's camping spaces. Do not walk thru a camp without permission 3) Pick up your litter. There is a large dumpster to deposit your trash. 4) Smoking only in your camps or on graveled areas. Observe Kingdom law about no smoking near erics.
At this moment we do not know about the safety of the wooden playground equipment. Last year it showed structural rot and will be off limits to everyone if it has not been repaired.
Check the shire webpage for updates (http://www.shireofriversbend.com/)
$20.00* for Adults (18 and up) Under 18 free
$15.00* for Adults (18 and up) Under 18 free
*$5.00 Member Discount for adults applies to day trips or camping.
Make checks payable to "Shire of River's Bend, SCA, Inc."
Robert Food (Eric Barnett) firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds
16 Fairgrounds Rd
Skamokawa, WA 98647
Directions to Site: Take I-5 North or South to exit 36, Follow the signs to West 432/west 4/Longview/Long Beach and merge onto West 432 towards Longview for 2.7 miles to the 3rd Ave. exit, at the bottom of the ramp turn left onto 3rd Ave. for .5 miles, and get into the right lane, turn right at the next light onto West 432/Industrial Way, Continue on this for 7.1 miles to West 4/Ocean Beach Hwy., turn left at the stop light towards Cathlamet /Long Beach. Continue on West 4 for 26.2 miles to East Valley Rd., turn right just before the bridge, take the first left onto Fairgrounds Rd. Signs will be posted once you get to East Valley Rd. in Skamokawa, WA. Google says it is 37.2 miles and takes about 45 minutes from I-5.
Friday August 26
Noon - Gate opens
5:00 pm Ice available until 5:30
6:00pm - Traveler's Soup Dinner (soup, bread, dessert) $4.00
8:00pm - Community Fire Gathering
Saturday August 27
7:30am - Wake up Cry (listen for announcements)
8:00am - TAM class at the range.
9:00 am - Archery and Thrown weapons Ranges Open (with Marshal present) (Check at the range for the Thrown Weapons Schedule)
10:00am - Rapier Armor Inspection Begins
- Social area opens in covered arena area
- Ice available until 10:30am
11:00 am - Rapier Championship's Tourney begins
3:00pm - Guillermo da Serra Patace Memorial Bocce Tournament
- Thrown Weapons Novelty Shoot
4:00pm - Children's Apple shoot
5:00 pm - Adult apple shoot
- Ice available
6:00pm -Brewing competition: mead, cider, and cordial divisions
7:00 pm - Evening activities in the covered arena
8:00pm - Bardic at Community Fire Pit
Sunday August 28
8:00am - Wake up
9:30am - Scottish Rules Croquet
- Archery/Thrown Weapons Ranges opens with Marshal Present
-Atlatl Competition in the Arena
10:00 - Ice available until 10:30
11:00am - Adult/child Archery Contest
Noon - Novelty Shoot - Purple Beast that shall not be named
2:00pm - Shire Award Moot at Arena
6:00pm - Site Closes
*Rules for William Tell Archery Competition
1.) The tournament will consist of Royal Rounds only.
2.) If you are entering the William Tell Shoot, you must shoot in two different classes. Your choice of classes will be open class (Recurve only), longbow class (either 1 or 2), or cross bow. These classes include the period version of each class. The highest of your rounds in each of the two classes you shoot will be added together. The overall winner will be the person with the highest total score for two rounds.
3.) The winners of each division will be decided by their highest single Royal round shot.
4.) You must use your highest attained ranking in any weapon style (i.e. - You are a Master Bowman in open class and an archer in crossbow. You would be scored as a Master Bowman for this competition).
#Rules for the Adult/Child Archery Contest
1. The adult asks the child to shoot as their partner.
2. Each team of archers will begin with 6 arrows.
3. The contest will begin with the children shooting at 10 yards and the adults shooting the remaining arrows at 20 yards. A second round will be shot at 15 and 30 yards respectively, etc.
4. The contest will be a ring shoot based on the Adult's Archery Rank and the Child's Division.
5. Junior Children just need to hit anywhere on the paper. Senior Children must hit a scoring shot within the White Ring or better. Adults must hit as follows: Novice and Tyro Archers need to hit white ring or better; Archers must hit black or better; Bowmen must hit blue or better; Master Bowmen must hit red or better; and Grand Master and Ludicrous Bowmen must hit Gold. Your partner will get to shoot an arrow for every arrow that was a scoring shot. The contest will begin with the child shooting 6 arrows and then the adult shooting a number of arrows based on their partner's scoring shots. They will continue alternating this way until one team has any arrows remaining at the end of a round. The remaining team will be declared the winner.
For this competition only the Child's division is as follows:
Junior Children are 5-10.
Senior Children are 11-15.
Name: Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds
16 Fairgrounds Rd
Skamokawa, WA 98647
Directions to Site:
Last Event's Directions:
Take I-5 North or South to exit 36, Follow the signs to West 432/west 4/Longview/Long Beach and merge onto West 432 towards Longview for 2.7 miles to the 3rd Ave. exit, at the bottom of the ramp turn left onto 3rd Ave. for .5 miles, and get into the right lane, turn right at the next light onto West 432/Industrial Way, Continue on this for 7.1 miles to West 4/Ocean Beach Hwy., turn left at the stop light towards Cathlamet/Long Beach. Continue on West 4 for 26.2 miles to East Valley Rd., turn right just before the bridge, take the first left onto Fairgrounds Rd. Signs will be posted once you get to East Valley Rd. in Skamokawa, WA. Google says it is 37.2 miles and takes about 45 minutes from I-5.
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