Balfar’s Challenge – April 21, 2018

Now that winter’s icy hold has loosed it’s grip and spring is once again on its way the Barony of Dragonship Haven would like to invite one and all to celebrate.  Come join our Barony and test your winter worn skills against fellow martial combatants!  We challenge you to create teams of three for each martial skill, three fighters, three fencers, three archers and three thrown weapons combatants.  The usual rules apply to the three person teams in all areas:  there may be no more than one KNIGHT per rattan team or one Martial Order of High Merit on any (relevant)team (only 1 Saggitarius on an archery team or 1 OGR on a fencing team, or 1 OTC on a Rattan team).  The MoL will clarify any changes to the heavy list rules before the tourney begins.

The heavy list field with be alive with fighters greeting old friends and making new while challenging each other to be a better fighter.

Fencing will not only boast its usual 3 man team tourney but it will also be running it’s 2nd annual long sword cut and thrust tourney

Archers will have the ability to draw their bows and loose their arrows in the crisp New England air.

Thrown weapons competitors will get to compete in the an exciting tournament while enjoy the crisp spring air

The youth of the realm will get a chance to test their combatant skill under the watchful eye of Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Østgarðr Youth Marshal

Sorry for being late with this

Heraldic Challenge
Spring has come and art is still live.  Come enter the second annual heraldic challenge.  Make any piece you want that integrates heraldry.  It does not have to be your own heraldry.  Winners will.be selected for complexity of the item, best integration of the heraldry, and best over all.  Documentation is not required but a picture of the original heraldry must accompany the item.

We have been fortunate enough that Master Jaji and his artisan assistants will once again be creating a mouth watering day board.  If you have specific dietary concerns please contact the Master himself at chefjaji@yahoo.com.

Event Details

Mountain Mist Outdoor Center YMCA
576 High Hill Rd
Meriden, CT  06450

Site Opens: 9:30 AM (8:30 for those with tents to set up)
Site Closes: 7:00 PM

 

Please Note:  Not all GPS directions are accurate and may send you to High Hill Road in Wallingford which does not connect through to High Hill Road in Meriden.

I-91 South:
1.Take exit 19 Preston Ave.  exit.
2.At the end of the ramp take a left.
3.Follow Preston Avenue until you reach the traffic light on the corner of East Main St.  and Preston Ave.
4.  Cross East Main St.  onto Cone Avenue.
Cone Avenue becomes Thorpe Avenue.
5.  Continue until you see High Hill road on your left.
6.  Turn left on to High Hill Road and follow to the very end.
7.  Mountain Mist will be on your left.

I-91 North:
1.  Take exit 16 East Main Street
2.  At the end of the ramp take a right.
3.  Proceed through three traffic lights.
4.  At the intersection of East Main and Preston Avenue, take a right on to Cone Avenue.  Cone Avenue becomes Thorpe Avenue.
5.  Continue until you see High Hill Road on your left.
6.  Turn left on to High Hill Road and follow to the very end.
7.  Mountain Mist will be on your left.

I-691 East:
1.  Take exit 12 the Preston Ave.  exit.
2.  At the end of the ramp take a right onto Preston Avenue.
3.  Follow Preston Avenue until you reach the traffic light on the corner of E.  Main St.  and Preston Avenue.
4.  Cross East Main St.  onto Cone Ave.  Cone Ave.  becomes Thorpe Ave.
5.  Continue until you see High Hill road on your left
6.  Turn left on to High Hill Road and follow to the very end.
7.  Mountain Mist will be on your left.

IF you are heading NORTH on I-91 (from New Haven) and your GPS/Google directions indicate taking exit 15 off I-91, DISREGARD this and continue on to exit 17 (see directions above).
If you follow GPS and get off at exit 15, DISREGARD the “slight right up a road with a sign ‘High Hill Orchard’ off of Thorpe Road.” (this will take you to an impassable gravel track.) INSTEAD continue about one more mile further on Thorpe Road to High Hill Road on the right.

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