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30th Annual Borderwinds Protectorate Tournament

Saturday September 28th, 2013 to Sunday September 29th, 2013
Santa Maria, California

30th Annual Canton of Borderwinds Protectorate Tournament 

Hark! Tis the Canton's 30th Anniversary, and time once again to bestow, by right of arms, the title of the Lady of Love and Beauty ( or Lord of Love and Honor) upon your consort. Show your prowess on the Field of Honor! Place the Wreath of Victory upon your consort, your mark upon the Baldric and have your consort be honored at our 30th annual Court of Love ! Come join us for a day filled with pageantry, revelry, frolicking, food and fun (not necessarily in that order). 

This year's Protectorate Tourney is open to all fighters, as well as the Fabulous Prize Tourney. All Protectorate entrants must have a consort present to be eligible, but no consort is needed for the Fabulous Prize Tourney. Fighting begins at 12:00 noon. 

Activities for the small ones will happen throughout the day. There will be a Silent Auction and all donations will be gratefully accepted.

Contests: BEST: Death; Salute to Consort; Salute to Opponent; Grieving; Most Chivalrous and Fighter's Garb(worn). Bardic :"All's Fair in Love and War" (original works).Food Contests: (PLEASE NOTE-NO Coconut or Strawberries in ANY food entries, please !), "Tarts with a Twist": fruits and Bacon. A tart made with fruit combo'd with bacon (beef or turkey bacon can be substituted); "Chocolate Covered..."(you choose an edible). 

Potluck:- bring your favorite BBQ item, and a dish to serve 8, as follows (by legal last name):A-H: appetizers/salads/soups); I-P: Side or Main Dish; Q-Z: desserts.The Canton will provide bread and charcoal for the potluck & BBQ will be after the fighting.  If you have a specialty dish you'd like to bring instead, please email the autocrat.  

AutocratJena Whitehart


Event Schedule: 
9 A.M. to 7 P.M.
Site Information: 
Start Time: 
9 A.M.
Site Fee: 
$5 member/$7 non-member. All children 12 and under free.

From the North: take your best route to HWY 101, to Santa Maria. Take the Betteravia Exit, turn right (west), and **proceed to S. Broadway ( 4th light); turn left (south). Proceed south to Waller Lane; turn right, then immediately left onto Frontage Road. Enter park, follow main road west (it's curvy), continue past the exit Y (with privies and playground) and around ( it will turn northward) to AREA 6, in the Northwest corner of the park.
From the South: Take your best route to HWY 101 to Santa Maria; Take Betteravia Exit, turn LEFT (west) and follow from **.