Briaroak Birl

Briaroak Birl 2019

Date: February 2 , 2019
Site opens at: 9:00 AM on February 2th 2019
Site closes at: 9:00 PM on

Event site: 
Umpqua Community Center
806 Hubbard Creek Rd Umpqua, OR 97486


Welcome to a day of feasting, fighting and merriment!

Our lovely covered space will be host to three tournaments, and our indoor spaces will be open to multiple activities. We have rooms for dancing, gaming and projects. Tables and chairs will be plentiful, so feel free to bring your project.

Competitions and Combat:

At 10am we will have a Rapier Tournament to choose Briaroak’s next Rapier Defender. “To remind us all that our art is one designed around not only dueling but also civilian self defense, the combatants shall begin with sheathed swords and off-hands. The combatants will start in the center of the list field, sword hand on the opposing fighter’s shoulder. The fight shall begin at the Marshal’s command. To prevent any uncouth knifings, swords must be drawn before any off-hands can be brought into play. This is a challenge not only of skill, but of nerve and boldness. The tournament will be a single round robin, choose your pairings. May you come armed with a swift hand and sharp wits!” ~ Lord Samwell Langdon, Rapier Defender of Briaroak.

At noon we will have a Cut and Thrust tournament

At 2pm the Carlos Memorial tournament will test our heavy combatants

During the day will be a half-dozen largess competition hosted by the Shire of Briaroak. To participate, please make 6 of the same items. The winner to be decided by populous vote. Items are then given to Their Highnesses to use as largess.

To compete for the Bardic Championship, please prepare two performances for the contest and a third piece for the finals.

Details for the A&S Championship to come.

Classes (more to come!  Please check back for updates. If anyone would like to teach a class, please let us know! We are also looking for a dance instructor!):

9:30am: Wood Stamping by Her Excellency Morrghan O’Siodhachain  – learn how to decorate fabric through the use of wood stamps.

11am: Demo 101 by His Lordship Brandubh MacCairbre – how to put together a successful demo. The do’s and don’ts of demo making.

Noon: SCA 101 by Lord Sleibhin O’Leannachain – Are you new to the SCA? Learn the basics and have your questions answered

3pm: Bardic Basics by Her Ladyship Aelis de la Rose- are you interested in doing bardic but don’t know how to start? Maybe you want to get up in front of people but it’s kind of terrifying? Come to this class to alleviate fears, learn some basics of what bardic can be, and even create a plan of how to start your entry into the world of bardic!

Food and drink:

A dayboard of food will be available during the day, along with coffee, tea and cider.

At 4pm the feast will begin, if possible, please let us know if you will be joining us for the feast, the fee is included in your site fee. The site is discreetly wet. Feast Menu will be posted, please check back for updates.

Other Activities:

YAFA activities are being planned, details to come!

There will be a silent auction, donations are appreciated. Funds go to the Summits general fund.

This site has a fenced play area for small people!

Site info:

Site fees: Adults $20 (less $5 for members), under 17 free. Make checks payable to SCA, Inc.—Shire of Briaroak (we are unable to accept credit cards)

Site opens at 9am and closes at 9pm Saturday

Location: Umpqua Community Center, 806 Hubbard Creek Rd Umpqua, OR 97486.

Please note: there will be a specific smoking area, please only smoke/vape in that area.

The only animals permitted on site are service animals. No animals in the kitchen, please. Be sure to clean up after your pet.

Directions: Make your best way to Sutherlin, Oregon (Exit 136). Turn LEFT at the light on to Central Ave. Veer LEFT at “Y” on to Fort McKay Rd. Follow for appx. 6.5 miles, past winery. Site is the only large building on the LEFT. Look for signs.

Event steward: Mistress Rose Scarlett Graham, moc.kooltuo@maharGttelracSesoR

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