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Canton of Borderwinds' Annual Protectorate Tournament

Saturday August 15th, 2015
Nipomo, California
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Once again it is time to bestow, by right of arms, the title of the Lady of Love and Beauty (or Lord of Love and Honor) upon your consort. Come join us for a day filled with pageantry, thrills and heart-pounding combat. Show your valor and exceptional bravery on the Field of Honor! Let your battle cry ring out as you conquer your opponents and place the wreath of victory upon your consort! Your mark shall be placed upon the Baldric and your consort will be revered and honored at our 32nd annual Court of Love!

This year's Protectorate Tourney is open to all fighters, as well as the Fabulous Prize Tourney. Fighting begins at 11:00 am.

All Protectorate entrants must have a consort present to be eligible, but no consort is needed for the Fabulous Prize Tourney. Activities for the small ones will be available.


BEST: Death; Salute to Consort; Salute to Opponent; Grieving; and most Chivalrous.

Food Contests: Most delectable Pasty (a "pasty" is a dish-less pie filled with meat which can be beef, pork, venison, fowl, or a mixture of those meats). Most creative and most tasty medieval dessert in any way shape or form. Please label and advise autocrat if any edible item contains coconut, strawberry, turmeric or walnuts because of food allergies.

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. Specialty dishes are welcome.

Autocrat: Eleanor atte walter de Liverpoole

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site opens at 9 am and closes at 7 pm
Site Fee: 
$5 member/$7 non-member. All children 12 and under free. Park charges a $3 fee per car at entrance.
101 north or south, exit Nipomo, Teft Street exit, west on Teft, 3 stop lights down turn right after library.