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St Paddy's Day Blood Bath

March 12, 2016
Barony of Ponte Alto


Banners of the North, weep!  You shame your noble King with your winter’s lethargy!  It is time to seize your swords and grasp your shields.  Time to check your kit, increase your might, work out your kinks, and share in the joy that comes only with the bonds of brotherhood forged during war.  Arise and shake off the rust of these past frigid months. Sound the battle horn and muster again.  Let all the banners of the north fly and fan our hearts to acts worthy of song!

Join your fellow Atlantians at the Barony of Ponte Alto's Annual St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath where the fighting is fierce and the lunch is free.  We present a day that will be sure to satisfy even the most bloodthirsty fighter.  This event is a fighter’s dream, featuring our usual bearpit tourney and as many pickups as you can stomach.  Remember, this is for both light and heavy fighters, and this year we will be adding Heavy Youth Combat to the schedule.

SCHEDULE

 9:00 am - Troll Opens
10:00 am - Authorizations begin
10:30 am - Bear Pit Tourney (Rapier and Heavy)
12:00 pm - Heavy Youth Fighting
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Bear Pit Tourney resumes
2:00 pm - Youth Combat Updates Forum
3:00 pm - Court (may be moved up due to weather or back based on stamina)

Website:  http://pontealto.atlantia.sca.org/events/bloodbath.php

Martial Activities:  This event is a fighter’s dream, featuring our usual bearpit tourney and as many pickups as you can stomach. This is for both light and heavy fighters, and this year we will be hosting Heavy Youth Combat.

Arts & Sciences Activities:  No A&S activities are scheduled, but all are encouraged to bring projects to work on.

Cost:   
        Adult, Member:          $7.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Adult, Non-Member:  $12.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping
        Youth (5-17):             $5.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Child (0-4):                $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To:  SCA, Inc., Barony of Ponte Alto

Cost Notes:  Lunch is included in the site fee.

Site:  Nottaway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA 22181

Site Restrictions:  Site is dry. This is a state park, there is NO alcohol permitted in the park. Friendly pets are permitted on leashes. Site is open from 9AM until 5PM.

Feast Information:  Lunch is included in the site fee and will consist of hearty soup and nibbles.

Other Information:  Please note: This outdoor event is traditionally a *cold* event, so please dress appropriately.

Autocrat's Information:  Adina von der Heide (L. Cicirelli), 4214 Maylock Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033,  Phone: (571) 249-1250, E-mail:  chroniclerp[AT]pontealto.atlantia.sca.org

Reservations:  Send reservations to autocrat

Directions: 

Take your best route to I-66, West of 495. Take exit 62 for VA-243 N/Nutley St (Vienna Metro Station). Merge onto VA-243 N/Nutley St SW, follow signs to Vienna.  Go through three lights and turn left onto Courthouse Road. The park entrance will be less than a half mile on the left. Go into the park keeping right to a parking lot.  The fighting field is on the left side of the sidewalk.
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