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Cooking Guild – Saturday 9/23

I’m sorry for the late notice but Lady Aurelia Della Rossa will be hosting a cooking guild meeting this Saturday, September 23, 2017 – in Long Beach. If you would like to attend, please let us know and we will send you the address. Contact: cookingguild@lyondemere.org

  • Topic: period pies and tarts
  • Date: Saturday, September 23
  • Time: 11-2 pm

Please bring something to share for a lunch potluck.
Baroness Eva filia Edeneweyn

Rancho Park Archery GRAND OPENING

My Lords & Ladies —
It would be Grand if you could attend the Grand Opening Saturday 23 Sept, 10 AM – Noon.
Easton Foundation has poured well over $1m into this lengthy project, and it has been necessary for a number of us to start from scratch to build a member program, with a board, by-laws and rules for safe operation. As we hope to be frequent users, please seriously consider attending in full regalia! There will be on opportunity to hold court, as the time is limited, but it’s vitally important that the powers be understand what communities support — and are served — by the range.
Thank You for Your Attention!
Yours in Service
Robin Greenwood of Arden

Polling Letter for Conchobhar and Serephina

Unto all good citizens of the Barony of Lyondemere do King Alexander and Queen Tahira send warm and courteous greetings.

Well pleased with the service and representation of your Barony, We have asked your Baron Conchobhar and Baroness Seraphina to extend their time of service to a minimum of 2 years from their investiture as Vicars. A polling of the populace of Lyondemere is required to advise the Crown on the will of the people.

This polling is not a vote as the decision is solely the burden of the Crown of Caid.

The polling will be either in favor of Baron Conchobhar mac Cionaoith and Baroness Seraphina Arlotto serving a full term or not in favor.

This polling is confidential.

Please provide any commentary that you wish.

Please also note that the following information is required.

  • SCA Name:
  • Modern Signature:
  • SCA Membership Number/Expiration:
  • Modern Name:
  • Street:
  • City/state/zip:

Please check one of the following. You may provide commentary below your selection.

  • I support the full term Baron Conchobhar mac Cionaoith and Baroness Seraphina Arlotto
  • I do not support the full term Baron Conchobhar mac Cionaoith and Baroness Seraphina Arlotto

Additional Comments

Please return by October 14, 2017 via mail, email, or PM to Master Christian de Guerre.

Caid Archery Open 25th Anniversary

Sunday, October 15, 2017

An invitation to all archers in the known world: Come celebrate with us the 25th Anniversary of the Caid Archery and Thrown Weapons Tournament. Since 1992, this tournament has given all archers the chance to show both their skill and their endurance. As an Open, all persons in the known world are encouraged to participate no matter their rank, status, or privilege.

For the celebration of this milestone, not one but two tournaments will be provided.

  • 25th Anniversary CAID Archery and Thrown Weapons Open
  • 1st Lyondemere Archery Open and Archery Handicap

Caid Open Archery and Thrown Weapons

Caid Open Archery and Thrown Weapons Tournament will consist of three competitions:

  • Open Bow
  • Period Bow
  • Thrown Weapons

The Open Bow and Period Bow archery competitions are each double-elimination Royal Round tournament-style events. The rules are basic. Each archer is paired like a fighting match. The only scores of concern during each round are between the archer and their opponent. An archer who has two losses is out of the competition. All other archers continue competing until one remains and is declared the CAID Open Champion.

The Open and Period bow competitions will be staggered. This will allow any archer who so wishes to compete in both.

Late arriving archers may still compete as long as they are ready to shoot and are signed in to lists before the second round of the tournament has begun.

The Thrown Weapons competition is a single Royal Round. The competitor with the best score of the day will be declared Champion.


Lyondemere Archery Open

The Lyondemere Archery Open will be shot at the same time as the Caid Open and is a prelude to the Lyondemere Archery Handicap.

  • Archers each shoot four Royal Rounds. No elimination.
  • Awards will be given out for the best cumulative scores in each of the Archery Rankings: Novice, Bowman, Yeoman, Forester, Bowmaster, and Royal Bowmaster. An additional prize will be awarded to the archer who improves their current Ranking by the most points.
  • Archer’s scores from the Caid Open are counted toward this tournament.
  • Only each archer’s first four Royal Rounds from the Caid Open will count. Any archer who is eliminated from the Caid Open before completing four Royal Rounds will be given the opportunity to complete as many rounds as is needed.

Any archer who arrives too late to compete in the Caid Open will still be eligible to compete in the Lyondemere Open and Handicap. Late arrivers will be given the opportunity to shoot four Royal Rounds.

Lyondemere Archery Handicap

This will consist of several mini-competitions. Archers may compete in as many or few of these mini-competitions as they wish. Each archer may compete in each competition as many times as they like but only their best score will count.

Each mini-competition will have one winner, but with a twist. As in golf, each archer will be given a handicap. Lower ranked archers will add points to their scores while higher ranked archers will have points taken away.

For the purpose of the tournament, each archer will have a ranking for the day: Novice, Bowman, Yeoman, Forester, Bowmaster, or Royal Bowmaster

Any archer may compete in the Handicap. Archers who shot four Royal Rounds earlier in the day will be given their rank for the day based on their scores from those rounds. Archers who have not shot in the Royal Round competitions will use their highest rank as shown on the SCA Scores website. Archers who are unranked and who have not shot four Royal Rounds earlier will compete as a Forester.

Handicaps will be different for each mini-competition. For example, the Dragon Hunt competition may have a possible maximum score of 90. For this the handicaps might be as follows.

  • Novice – add 30 points
  • Bowman – add 15 points
  • Yeoman – add 5 points
  • Forester – subtract 5 points
  • Bowmaster – subtract 15 points
  • Royal Bowmaster – subtract 30 points

The Lyondemere Archery Handicap will start after the Caid Open has completed its first four rounds and rankings for the day have been determined. It is anticipated that this will be sometime after noon.

Archers must be authorized in order to compete. Authorizations will be performed from 8-9 AM and as time permits throughout the day.

Schedule

  • Range Opens for Practice: 8 AM
  • Lists Opens: 8 AM
  • CAID Open Archery Start Time: 9 AM
  • Opening Court: 10:30 AM
  • Lyondemere Archery Handicap: 12 PM
  • Closing Court and Awards Presentations: 4 PM
  • (Times are approximate)

Site Fee: $5 dollars for SCA members, $10 for non-members

Event Site:  Woodley Park Archery Range, Van Nuys, CA 91436 (link to Google maps)

Event Stewards: Lord Miguel de Granada and THLord Paganus Grimlove – caidarcheryopen@lyondemere.org

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Announcement regarding Baron and Baroness

Announcement from the Lyondemere Seneschal

For those who missed tonight’s Council meeting:

I would first like to thank all of the candidates who offered letters of intent for the Baronage of Lyondemere. Conchobhar, Seraphina, and I have interviewed all the candidates and, after consultation with the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal have elected to place Cassandre Loustaunau and Anabel de Marseille as Reeves of Lyondemere effective immediately.

However… Their Majesties and the Kingdom Seneschal have asked Conchobhar and Seraphina to stay on as Baron and Baroness for at least two years to help stabilize the barony. After careful consideration Conchobhar and Seraphina have agreed to stay on. There WILL be a vote of confidence polling for them which will be sent out before the end of this month.

Before Cassandre and Anabel are placed as Baroness and Baroness there will be another vote of confidence polling no earlier than six months prior to their stepping up.

Please feel free to contact me or Their Excellencies with any questions.

Claudia Prima
Seneschal, Lyondemere

Upcoming Baronial Progress

Baron Conchobhar mac Cionaoith and Baroness Seraphina Arlotto
(photo by Ercil Howard)

Our Baron and Baroness have the following events currently on their schedule for attendance. Members of the barony are always invited to be part of the baronial presence at tournaments and events.

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Rapier Open
  • Tuesday, October 3 through Monday, October 9, 2017 – Great Western War (GWW)
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 – Archery Open
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 – Dreiburgen Anniversary
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Calafia Anniversary
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017 – Lyondemere/Gyldenholt Yule
  • Saturday, January 6, 2018 – Coronation