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August 11, 2012
29th Annual Protectorate Tournament
Canton of Borderwinds (Santa Maria, CA)

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, this is a reminder that Canton of Borderwinds, 29th Annual Protectorate is looming close upon us.

Be prepared to defend the Kingdom(Kingdom of the West) as an invasion from the South(Kingdom of Caid) attempts to breach our borders. All defenders are called upon to help protect our Kingdom in its time of need.

Tournament champion will be presented with a Banner of their Kingdom, a promissory from The Baroness, Lady Katherine Blackheart for a custom forged spear head and few other delightful goodies. The Tournament Champion Competition is open to all Kingdoms.

The Protectorate Champion, will be honored with the title, Lord Protector and bestow the title of Lady of Love and Beauty upon their consort. The Lady of Love and Beauty will be honored with their very own Court of Love, upon which they will preside. The Court of Love will be held in February of 2013 and the Lady of Love and Beauty may pick a theme of choice. The Shire of Carreg Wen and The Barony of Tarnmist populace may vie for the Title of Lord Protector.

For the small ones, there will be various activities for them to enjoy. Catapult compettion(marshmello), Shield decorating, Bead stringing and more. Prizes for the small ones as well.

Prepared to be enchanted by large shady Oak Trees all around, a playground for the children, real bathrooms and much more.

Hark!   Tis  the rumble of feet & the clash of swords sounding throughout our humble yet mighty canton for the coveted title of Lord Protector. Bestow the title of the Lady of Love and Beauty upon your consort.  Show your prowess on the field of honor, place a wreath of victory upon your consort, place your mark upon the baldric and have your consort be honored at the annual Court of Love (held in Feb). It is time once again to choose by right of arms our next Lord Protector and Lady of Love and Beauty.  Come join us for a day filled with pageantry, revelry, frolicking, food and fun (not necessarily in that order).  This year's Protectorate Tourney is only open to local fighters, but the Fabulous Prize Tourney is open to all.  All Protectorate entrants must have their consorts present to be eligible, per Crown Tournament Rules. Fighting begins at 11:00 a.m.

Contests: BEST: Death, Salute to Consort, Salute to opponent, Mourning, Most Chivalrous, Childs Garb(worn), Rhyme with no Rheason(original works).  Chocolate dish(No Coconut), Tartes of Flesh(Meat Pyes) consisting of  beef, pork, venison, or fowl, or a mixture of those meats. - as well as the annual Tarnmist Bardic Competition, piece to be determined on site as in previous years. Small Ones Activities:  Design a Shield, Stitch a pouch, Marshmallow Catapult fun, and Beading. A&S Table will be available. The Canton will provide bread and charcoal for the potluck & BBQ after the fighting; If you wish to participate, bring your favorite BBQ item, and dish to serve 8 as follows(legal last name):

A-H: Salads or veggies;
I-P: side or main dishes;
Q-Z: desserts.

If you have a specialty dish you'd like to bring instead, please email the autocrat.

Site Information: Pioneer Park 1000 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria, CA. Site opens at 9am, Potluck BBQ,  mid-afternoon. Site fee: $5 member/$7 non-member. Children 12 and under free.

Autocrat: Lady Eleanor atte walter de  Liverpoole,,,

**New Location this year: Beautiful rustic setting filled with oak trees away from road (see pic below). Pioneer Park

Directions: From the north: Take your best route to HWY 101 to Santa Maria. Take the Betteravia Exit, turn right (west), and **proceed to S. Broadway ( 4th light); turn left (south). Proceed south to Foster Road, turn right (west), then 1 mile, Park entrance is on left hand side before you hit Blosser Rd. ++++++From the South: Take your best route to HWY 101 to Santa Maria; take the Clark Avenue exit,  and turn LEFT (west). Follow from **. Location:

Click on Picture below to pictures of the lovely site: