Arts & Archery – March 21, 2020

The Barony of Lyondemere will once again hold its annual tournament to choose new champions in Archery and the Arts & Sciences. Event to be held Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Woodley Park archery range. All are encouraged to partake in a full, fun day!


Shoot till you drop! (Then shoot a little bit more.) Competitions will run all day, including early-bird shoots before morning court. There will be fun with novelty shoots, which you can do as much as you like; only your highest score from each competition counting.

We are currently planning to have several contests, which will be at a variety of distances: 20m, 30m, 40m and a Clout competition at 100 yards. And, of course, there will be the traditional Lyondemere Dragon Hunt.

Again, each archer may shoot as many or as few of the competitions as they wish. Top scorers from each of the mini competitions will be eligible for the finals.

Crossbow and Thrown Weapons

Competitions will be held in both disciplines. Details to come in future announcements.

Arts and Sciences

To enter Baronial Championship, you will need one period object (any type, from functional to non, any period medium) and provide written documentation. Please send a brief description of your entries for arts champion, by February 15, 2020, to our minister of arts so she can arrange suitable judges for your work to the following email: This is a great opportunity for those wanting feedback on their projects for Crescent Artisan to assist in honing your entries.

All ages welcome (there will be a youth category, judged separately). The Lyondemere Art and Science Champion is judged on a recent, completed in the past year (2019-2020) project, and is expected to be fully documented. Because the judging is to be “’blind,” please do NOT put names or any other identifying marks on entries or documentation. Entrants will be given a number to identify their entry at List.

There will also be a People’s Choice arts competition for those who wish to display their skill, but do not have proper documentation, or do not wish to enter in the championship competition.


Woodley Park is at 6331 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406 in the Sepulveda Dam Basin Recreation Area, between Burbank Blvd and Victory Blvd. This is a dry site. Extra-long stakes are needed when putting up pavilions or pop-ups.

Schedule of the Day

  • 8 AM – Site opens
  • 10 AM – Opening court
  • 4 PM – Closing court
  • 5 PM – Site closes

Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian. Pets are not allowed.

Registration Information

  • Adults, $10
  • Adults members [discounted rate], $5
  • Children 16 and under are guests of the Barony.

Please make checks payable to SCA, Inc./Barony of Lyondemere.

Merchant Information

Merchants are allowed within the confines of the range. Please contact the seneschal ( for merchant information and reservations.

Event Stewards


Take your favorite route to the 405 and Burbank Blvd.

  • From the 405 North: Exit at Burbank Blvd. and turn left toward Woodley. 
  • From the 405 South: Exit at Burbank Blvd. and turn right toward Woodley.
  • At Woodley, turn right. Look for a sign that bears the legend “Japanese Gardens.” Turn right towards the gardens. Just before entering the gardens, turn right on the access road that traverses the park picnic grounds. Continue along this road until you reach the traffic circle.
  • The Archery range is on the left, up the hill.
  • Parking is limited near the range, but overflow parking is available alongside the range, behind the paved lot.

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