Photo Credit: Richard Mandel

Their Excellencies Calum and Constanza cordially invite you to the 22nd Annual Cleftlands Standard Bearers Tournament to be held on Saturday, August 24 at the country estate of Juliane and Llywelyn in Chardon, OH. Duties have called away those who currently serve the Barony, and so their Excellencies have invited the most skilled within their borders to compete for the honor of serving as champions in armored combat, rapier, archery, and the arts! Come one and all to compete or to cheer for your favorites. For our younger populace, an activity area will be set aside for parent-supervised activities. All are welcome!

Location

Country Estate of Juliane and Llywelyn, fondly known as Minion Ridge
12842 Grand Army of the Republic Hwy, Chardon, OH 44024

For Very Detailed Directions (TM), see the end of this web page.


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Site Fees

Ages 0-5 6-12 13+ (Adults)
Site & Lunch Tavern $0 $4 $8
Feast* $0 $5 $7

A $5 non-SCA member surcharge applies to ages 13 and above.

Lady Kateline Eliot is accepting unpaid pre-registrations (also known as reservations) for site and feast with payment due at the gate. If you are interested in reserving a feast ticket, please contact her as soon as possible. Exact change is always appreciated!

To expedite check in, please include the following information in your email reservation:

SCA Name:
Real Name:
Membership Number:
Expiration Date:
Reservation: (Site, Feast or both!)

** Please bring personal feast gear (utensils, plates, bowls, cups) for both lunch and feast. **

The lunch tavern will consists of a selection of the following items: baked cheese and flatbread with new world sauce or with the addition of sliced spiced meats, assorted non-alcoholic small beers, and sweet cakes. If you are interested in volunteering to work the lunch tavern, please contact the event autocrat.

The feast will be orchestrated by The Honorable Lady Sarra Bossard and includes the following dishes: stew, leek pie, Glamorgan sausage (vegetarian), and Welsh cakes for dessert. In addition to a delicious repast, each feast goer will receive a ticket that shall be entered into a special drawing for several prizes, including hand-turned cups, pottery cups, and perhaps an entire feast gear set!

Schedule of Events

8:00 AM Doors open for set-up
9:00 AM Site open to the public
9:30 AM Authorizations, Inspections, and tourney sign-up
10:00 AM Rapier Tourney
11:30 AM Archery Tourney
12:30 PM Lunch Tavern
1:30 PM Armored Combat Tourney
3:00 PM A&S Tourney
4:00 PM Court
5:00 PM Dinner

* All times are subject to their Excellencies whim.

Standard Bearers

Arts & Sciences

The challenge for Arts & Sciences competitors this year is to do something that a Cleftlands member has taught you. While no documentation is required, Their Excellencies will ask people to verbally explain what they did and who taught them or inspired them.

Martial Combatants

Their Excellencies have asked that authorized fighters who are willing to fight for the Cleftlands may enter into the running to bear the Standard.

Event Staff

Event Steward Viscondessa Isabella Falcão Deh Galinha vicondessa@hotmail.com  
Site Liaison Lady Juliane Bechaumpe    
Gate Keeper/Troll Lady Kateline Eliot kateline.eliot@gmail.com  
A&S Coordinator Lady Lote Winterborn    
Armored Combat Marshal Sir Kjartan Eikbrandsson    
Rapier Marshal Warder Brice Colquhoun    
Archery Marshals The Honorable Lord Edward Brackenburye
Mistress Milesent Vibbert
   
Lunch Tavern Keep TBD    
Feast Steward The Honorable Lady Sarra Bossard    
Webminister Lady Gianna Vettori gianna.vettori@gmail.com

Very Detailed Directions (TM)

  • From all points North, Northwest and West - take I-90 to Route 44
    • Exit at Route 44 (exit 200) and head South (left)
    • Go south about 7 miles until you reach Chardon town square.
    • Continue straight as Route 44 becomes Route 6 East.
    • Go about 1.3 miles.
    • Minion Ridge is on the left as you reach the top of the first hill.
  • From due East - take Route 6 towards (but not to) Chardon
    • Take Route 6 towards Chardon.
    • Minion Ridge is on the right, about two miles past Hambden (which is the junction of Route 6 with Route 608 or Route 166). If you reach Chardon, you missed it. Go around the square and go back the way you came about 1.3 miles.
  • From the Southeast - take I-271 to Wilson Mills
    • If you force map web sites to avoid I-90, they will attempt to send you via Mayfield Road. You'll get to the site, but the directions below are quicker and shorter.
    • Exit at Wilson Mills Boulevard (exit #36) and head east (right, if you're coming from the south; left if from the north).
    • Go east about 14 miles (at River Road, you will jog right, cross the bridge, then turn left on Bingham - which becomes Wilson Mills again), until you reach Route 6 (Water Street) in Chardon
    • Turn right on Route 6.
    • Go .4 miles until you reach Chardon town square.
    • Continue to the east edge of the square., about .1 miles
    • Turn left (i.e., follow Route 6), go to the north edge of the square, about .1 miles
    • Turn right at the north edge of the square (i.e., continue to follow Route 6; North Hambden Street)
    • Go about 1.3 miles.
    • Minion Ridge is on the left as you reach the top of the first hill.
  • From due South - take Route 44 to Chardon
    • Take Route 44 to Chardon town square
    • Turn right and go to the east edge of the square.
    • Turn left immediately (i.e., follow Route 6), go to the north edge of the square, about .1 miles
    • Turn right at the north edge of the square (i.e., continue to follow Route 6; North Hambden Street)
    • Go about 1.3 miles.
    • Minion Ridge is on the left as you reach the top of the first hill
 
Header Photo Credit: Richard Mandel