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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Per the direction of the site owners, merchanting will not be permitted at this site.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com) with a copy to the Seneschal (firstname.lastname@example.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)
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.