Lyondemere Arts and Archery 2022

The Barony of Lyondemere is pleased to host our annual tournament to choose new champions in Arts and Sciences and in Archery. Our grand return to the fields of competition will be Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Woodley Park archery range in Van Nuys. We invite you all to join us for the fun, high skill, and the marvel of being together again outdoors!


Along the theme of “Shoot ‘til You Drop,” competitions will run all day, including early-bird shoots before morning court. There will be novelty shoots, which you can do as many as you like–with only your highest score from each competition counting. Contests are currently planned for 20m, 30m, 40m, and a Clout competition at 100 yards. Top scores from each of the mini competitions will be eligible for the finals.


We are actively recruiting staff and equipment to be able to host both Crossbow and Thrown Weapons. Please check the event listing on our website: — for details as the event approaches.


This is our Premier Arts Competition in Lyondemere! Entrants may enter between one to three categories. The Champion should enter all three.

  • Category 1: “Your Best” arts or sciences endeavor
  • Category 2: “Even More” arts or science, may be similar to category 1
  • Category 3: “Something Completely Different”

Please include your best effort at documentation for your competitive entries. 

All Arts entrants must send in an email by Friday, April 8, 2022 with their intent to compete. Please list what kind of entry or entries you’ll be bringing to competition so that the event staff can have appropriate judges on hand. Send your topic submissions to  

All ages are welcome: If there are youths who enter, they will be judged separately in their own category.

Judging is done blind. Please do NOT include your name or any identifying marks on your entries and/or documentation. Your entries will be given a Number for competition.

There will also be a People’s Choice for Arts. Anyone may bring something for the People’s Choice display, even if they do not wish to compete or provide documentation. People’s Choice entries do not need to have an email sent in advance.


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.


  • 8 AM – Site Opens
  • 10 AM – Opening Court / Announcements
  • 4 PM – Closing Court / Champions Announced
  • 5 PM – Site Closes


Adults $15 entrance, Adult members (discounted rate, with proof of membership) $10. Children 16 and under are guests of the Barony. Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian. We regret to inform you that the site does not allow pets. Please bring cash or make checks payable to SCA, Inc./Barony of Lyondemere.

Event Steward: Dame Eilidh Swann,  


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.