COME ONE, COME ALL TO SPRING CROWN TOURNAMENT OF GREGOR AND KIENA!


Spring Crown Tournament will be held in the Crown Province of Ostgardr April 26th to 28th at William H. Pouch Boy Scout Camp on Staten Island, New York. A full day of heavy weapons fighting, rapier and thrown weapons competitions, arts & sciences will be capped by a feast to celebrate the new Heirs of the East!

Crown Tournament

The Crown Tournament of Gregor and Kiena will be on Saturday, April 27. Combatants and consorts are asked to submit a letter of intent to Their Royal Highnesses in accordance with the laws of the East Kingdom. Click here for more information on submitting Letters of Intent.

Planned Amusements

  • The Crown Tournament of Gregor and Kiena
  • Friday Night Torch Light Heavy Tournament
  • Heavy combat on Saturday for those not in the list (or those who have been eliminated) on a separate list field.
  • Rapier fighting, also on a separate list field.
  • Sunday Mellees for heavy and rapier.
  • Thrown Weapons Competition
  • A&S Display
  • A&S Classes
  • Dancing out of doors on Saturday (weather permitting)
  • Dancing indoors after the feast
  • Outdoor Bardic Activities
  • There is also opportunity for fishing and hiking.
  • Site Schedule

    Site opens at 3:00 P.M. on Friday. Crown list closes at 11AM on Saturday. Crown Tourney will begin at noon. Stay tuned for more details.

    Arts & Sciences

    We will have an A&S Display. Please bring your Arts & Sciences creations to proudly display on this joyous occasion of the selection of the Heirs to Their Majesties.

    Vicereine’s Challenge

    Baroness Johanne i Visby Vicereine of Ostgardr challenges the artists and craftsmen of the East to display projects which feature heraldry, be it their own, their local area or kingdom.

    If you wish to contribute please contact Lady Lada Monguligin at A&S@springcrown.eastkingdom.org.


    IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ARCHERY

    It has been determined that due to the size of the Scouts' archery range and differences in the range rules between SCA and BSA, we can not use the camp's archery range. Therefore the archery shoot has regretfully been canceled. We will be using the thrown weapons range and will be having a thrown weapons competition.


    Youth Activities

    Jolie Delarue will be running a youth point. Youth Point will be set up next to the fighting field and will open at 12:30. Planned activities will include castle building (out of rice crispy bricks) and tassel book-mark making. There will be other activities as well.
    Parents: please come and help. Youth Point is not a baby sitting service, and Society policy wisely dictates that here be at least two adults to supervise youth activities.

    Site Merchant Policies

    Per the direction of the site owners, merchanting will not be permitted at this site.


    Feast and Dayboard

    A dayboard will be provided on Saturday. Lord Maol Eoin is in charge of dayboard and can be contacted with any questions regarding allergens at dayboard@springcrown.eastkingdom.org by April 15th.

    Lord Friedrich Grimm will be cooking a feast for 100 people. Due to space limitations, no off-board space is available. Any questions about menu or dietary restrictions should be sent to the chef at chef@springcrown.eastkingdom.org before April 15th.

    THIS IS A DRY SITE! THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY!

    Melanie de la Tour is the Mistress of Revels for the feast. If you would like to entertain please contact her at revels@springcrown.eastkingdom.org. She will be attending King’s and Queen’s Bardic and King’s and Queen’s A&S, so you can speak to her there. Please note that we cannot provide free feast tickets for entertainers.


    Site Facts:

    The Pouch Camp is an active Boy Scout camp, with two lakes, wooded trails, and lots of activities available. In addition to the lists for Crown Tournament, we will have a separate list field for rapier and heavy pickup fighting. We will also have archery and thrown weapons activities. There will be scouts on site and they will likely come to watch the tournament, under the supervision of a scoutmaster.

    AGAIN WE MUST REPEAT: THIS IS A DRY SITE! THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY!

    There is a discreet no-smoking policy. If possible, do not smoke. If you must smoke, do so where the scouts cannot see it and police your filters. There will be no smoking inside any of the structures.

    New York City has a strict weapons policy. Do not wear your knives, swords, or other weapons off site. No firearms of any kind, including non-working replicas of period firearms, are allowed on site.

    For a complete set of site rules, please visit the camp's website at http://www.pouchcamp.org.

    Site Accessibility

    The tourney field is accessible and close to the main parking lot. The feast hall is some distance from the tourney field along well-trodden paths through the wood. For handicapped accessibility, there is a second parking lot closer to the feast hall.

    Service animals are allowed but pets are not. If you intend to bring your service animal please let us know.


    Overnight Camping

    There will be space for tent camping available on Friday and Saturday nights. All camping will be on the tourney (Camporee) field; the large athletic field where the lists will be located and many activities will be taking place. There will be fighting on Friday Night. Flush toilets and showers are located nearby, as is the main parking lot. There is no additional charge for overnight camping. You do NOT need to pre-register for camping: however, if you do pre-register, please let us know if you are planning to camp.

    FIRE POLICY:

    THERE WILL BE A TORCH-LIGHT TOURNAMENT ON FRIDAY NIGHT!


    Getting To The Site

    Site Address: William H. Pouch Boy Scout Camp
    1465 Manor Road
    Staten Island, New York, 10314
    (This is the address of the camp. We are using the upper gate, which is closer to 1285 Manor Road)

    Click here for a map to the site

    The closest hotel to the site is the Ramada Hotel
    535 North Gannon Avenue
    Staten Island‎ NY‎ 10314
    United States

    Directions to Site -- (UPDATED FROM PREVIOUS EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS)

    From All points other than Long Island and New York City:

    From All points other than Long Island and New York City:
    Make your best way to exit 13 on the New Jersey Turnpike.
    Merge onto ramp for I-278 East, Goethals Bridge, Verrazano Bridge.
    Cross the Goethals Bridge and take I-278 East to Exit 11 Bradley Avenue.
    The off ramp lets you out onto South Gannon Avenue. Cross Bradley.
    In about a half mile, turn right at the T intersection, Manor Road.
    The site will be 1.5 miles down on your left.

    From New York City and Long Island:

    Take the Verrazano Bridge/Staten Island Expressway to Exit 12, Slosson Avenue/Todt Hill Road.
    The off ramp puts you on North Gannon. Cross Slosson Avenue. Turn Left at the T intersection, Manor Road.
    The site will be 1.5 miles down on your left.

    Via Public Transportation from Manhattan

    ATTENTION: Google Maps and Hopstop may give instructions to take the S54 bus, but this bus does not run on Saturdays. Use the following instructions instead

    From SAINT GEORGE FERRY
    Take the S I MALL YUKON AV bound S61 Bus
    Get off at BRADLEY AVE & HAROLD ST.
    Walk 1 block south to Portage Avenue.
    Walk East (left) 8 blocks till Portage turns right and becomes Gower.
    At the end of Gower is a triangle intersection where Gower, Brielle and Manor Road meet.
    Cross Brielle and turn right onto Manor Road. The site will be on your left less than 1/4 mile down the street.


    Event Contacts

    Autocrat: Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver / Dr. Michael A Cramer
    81 Ocean Parkway #4L
    Brooklyn, New York, 11218
    autocrat@springcrown.eastkingdom.org
    347-668-9521

    Co Autocrat: Master Ian of Clan Mitchel / Mitch Krevor
    co-autocrat@springcrown.eastkingdom.org
    718-767-0757 (Before 7PM)

    Pre-Registration


    Site fees:
    $13 for the weekend for adults
    $5 non-member surcharge will be collected at the gate from those who cannot show proof of membership.
    $6 for children
    $10 for the feast

    Checks should be made payable to SCA Inc.—Crown Province of Ostgardr.

    Pre-registrations are due by April 13th. If you intend to camp on site, please indicate this with your pre-registration. It is not required but very helpful! People who do not pre-register will still be allowed to camp.

    Pre-registrations should be sent to:
    Master Philip White
    Craig Shupee
    3157 Broadway #4
    New York, NY 10027
    gate@springcrown.eastkingdom.org

    Refund Policy: Cancellations will be accepted up until the registration cut off, April 13th, with a full refund. After April 13th there will be no refunds. Tickets will be issued for the feast and tickets are transferable. If you lose your ticket you can be checked off the master list, but lost tickets are NOT transferable (meaning you can’t come up and say Lord Bob told me I could have his seat at the feast).




    Submitting Letters of Intent to Compete in Crown Tourney

    Unto all who desire to enter the Spring Crown Tourney!

    In accordance with the Laws of the East Kingdom (section II.B), both the combatant and consort are asked to send a letter of intent, preferably in a joint email or mailed letter, to Their Royal Highnesses (prince@eastkingdom.org / princess@eastkingdom.org) with a copy to the Seneschal (seneschal@eastkingdom.org) no later than thirty days prior to Crown Tourney (ie, March 27). This requirement may be waived, on a case-by-case basis, by the King and Queen.

    The letters of intent must include, at a minimum, all of the following information for both combatant and consort (If both entrants are combatants, it should be clearly indicated):

    Society Name (please include full Society Name as listed in Order of Precedence as well as any familiar Society Names)
    Legal Name
    Address
    Telephone Number
    Email Address (if possible)
    Years of Residency In the East Kingdom

    Proof of Membership: Both combatant and consort must submit in their letter of intent active SCA membership number and membership expiration date. Membership expiration must be no less than 30 days after Crown Tournement.