Queen’s Champion Archery and Thrown Weapons, Lyondemere Arts and Archery – Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Two Events in One!

Caid Queen’s Champion Archery and Thrown Weapons Tournament

Lyondemere Arts and Archery Competition

When: January 21, 2018
Where: Woodley Park Archery Range, Van Nuys, CA 91436
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Adult Registration – $10.00
Adult Member Registration – $5.00
Make checks payable to SCA Inc./Barony of Lyondemere

The Barony of Lyondemere is pleased to host Queen’s Champion Archery and Thrown Weapons, at which Her Royal Highness (soon to be Majesty), Sigriᵭr will determine her Archery and Thrown Weapon champions as well as Youth Archery and Youth Thrown Weapons champions. The Baronial Archery and Thrown Weapons championships and youth championships will occur the same day. Please note that SCA membership is required for those who wish to compete for the Queen’s Championships, and that onsite consorts are not mandatory in order to compete. Archery finalists will be determined by preliminary shoots for both archery competitions, with finals conducted in the afternoon. Thrown weapons will go through the morning with finals at Her Majesty’s pleasure in the afternoon.

Please Note: Sunset is at 5:12 pm and there are no lights in the park or parking lot. Please plan accordingly!

The Barony of Lyondemere is pleased to announce that it is once again time to choose our new champions for Archery and Arts, plus Thrown Weapons and Bardic! All are welcome to participate for the honor of representing Lyondemere as the Baronial Archery Champion, Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion, or Lyon Bard.


  • 8:00 AM – Site Opens
  • 8:30 AM – Early Bird Archery Competition
  • 11:00 AM – Lyondemere Archery Champion
  • 1:30 PM – Lyondemere Thrown Weapons Champion
  • 1:30 PM – Queen’s Champion (Archery & Thrown)
  • 2:00 PM – Lyondemere A&S Champion
  • TBD – Lyondemere Bardic Champion

All archers must be authorized to compete. Authorizations will occur during the day as time allows.


Event Stewards: Lord Bubba of Wolfhou and Mistress Mary Taran of Glastonbury – artsandarchery@lyondemere.org

Arts Competitions

There will also be a people’s choice arts competition for those who wish to display their skill but not enter in the championship competition.

The Lyondemere Art and Science Champion is judged on three entries. All entries should be recent, completed in the past year, and are expected to be 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 each entry at List. Please submit a brief description of your entries for arts champion by January 12th, to our minister of arts so she can arrange suitable judges for your work: artsnscience@lyondemere.org. All bards and performers are encouraged to participate! The Barony of Lyondemere appreciates and encourages all levels of participation, regardless of experience.

Rules for the Lyon Bard competition are below. Please contact The Honorable Lady Meala Caimbeul with any questions. (Contact information below.)

All those who enter the list for the baronial archery championship AND participate in Arts will require double elimination in the championship shoot.

Site Informatoin

There is no need for pavilions for there are many tables and natural shade provided by the park. Everyone is encouraged to bring chairs as seating at the tables is limited. Sorry, no pets. Merchants are allowed with prior arrangement with the event steward.


The Honorable Lady Meala Caimbeul will prepare a pancake breakfast for a small donation and the Lyondemere Cook’s guild will be preparing a light lunch for the populace. Suggested donations are $5. Please bring your feast gear!


Woodley Park is bordered by Victory Blvd. on the North and Burbank Blvd. on the South. The site is west of the 405 Fwy.

From the South: 405 Fwy North to Burbank Blvd exit. Go west on Burbank, turn right onto Woodley Ave. Head North, turn right on the road leading to the Japanese Garden. With the Japanese Garden on your left, head past the cricket field on your left. At the small traffic circle, veer to the right and head 3/4 of the way around the circle and exit to the north. The archery range is up the hill.

From the East: 101 Fwy South (which is actually heading west), transition to the 405 Fwy North, then follow the directions above. From the North: 405 Fwy South. Go south to Victory Blvd., turn right (west) onto Victory Blvd., then West to Woodley Ave. Turn left onto Woodley Ave and left at the road leading to the Japanese Garden. Follow the directions above.

LyonBard Competition

Bards are the keepers of our history. Without them our glories would fade faster then they were accomplished. As such all strong baronies need a bard to keep and tell the stories of the land. Lyondemere has the LyonBard, and it is a job that changes every year.

The contest to determine this prized position is held at Arts and Archery – Sun, January 21, 2018.

All bards are welcome to enter, though the winner will be expected to represent Lyondemere in the Bardic Community, perform at Yule and possibly other Lyondemere events, and run the contest to determine your successor.

Those interested in the position should prepare three SCA and family-appropriate (PG-rated) pieces to be performed at Arts and Archery.

  1. Something documentable to pre-1650, or a self-composed piece in a style documentable to pre-1600. Documentation required.
  2. An original composition inspired by or evoking the symbols, people, or lands of Lyondemere. Documentation recommended.
  3. Bard’s Choice – Show us your best. While it should be something plausible for a pre-1600 society, it need not have documentation.
  • Musicians, singers, poets, storytellers, and all manner of bards are invited to compete.
  • Please keep the total time of your three pieces under 15 minutes. Entrants must perform at least one piece them self, solo.
  • Original compositions can be performed by others.
  • One entry of the three can be performed by a group that includes the Entrant. Such performances can include only ONE entrant per piece.

If there are any questions, please contact the current LyonBard, THLady Meala Caimbeul, she is prolific on the Book of Faces and her email is lyonbard@lyondemere.org

This event is sponsored by the Kingdom of Caid, which is part of the Society for Creative Anachronism. More information can be found on our website here, www.sca.org