Lyondemere Arts and Archery: March 11, 2023

The Barony of Lyondemere is pleased to host our annual tournament to choose new champions in Archery, Crossbow, and Thrown Weapons. There will also be a display of Arts with demonstrations, workshops, and classes. Plus, thanks to anonymous benefactors’ the first ten people at the gate who are planning on bringing a display, doing a demo, or holding a workshop, will have their gate fee waved.
Lyondemere’s return to grand competition will be Saturday, March 11th , 2023 at Woodley Park archery range in Van Nuys. We invite you all to join us for thrilling competitions and to stand in awe at our talented artistry.

Archery

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.

Crossbow and Thrown Weapons

It has been confirmed. There will be both Crossbow and Thrown Weapons competitions at this year’s tournament.

Arts

Join us to marvel at the artistry of Lyondemere. We will be celebrating the talents of artists throughout our land. Come display your art: finished or unfinished, pieces you want to show off, and projects you are proud of. Your display can be anything you wan to share, such as a bardic performance, dancing, or storytelling. There will be a People’s Choice for art, open to anyone; it’s not a competition but a fun way to celebrate your talent. Want to share your knowledge or learn to refine your growing talent? There will be classes and workshops! Show us how you mastered your art, how to dance, tell a story, or model how to perform in front of other. Please note that the site is DRY so no alcohol is permitted, alas. Teach us the tricks and short cuts you learned along the way. Classes and workshops are open to anyone (whatever skill level you are) who wants to share their experience with everyone.

Site

 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

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

Site Fee

$20 Adult Event Registration, $15 Adult Member Discount Event Registration (with proof of membership). 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: Lupus Baltis, artsnarchery@lyondemere.org  

Directions

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.