The Stronghold of Hellsgate

cordially invites you to

Elizabeta deviceQueen's Champion Elizabeta


Guardian of the Queen's Hope Tournament

Vie in love and grace for the honor of Her Stellar Majesty Elizabeta di Valore della Rosa on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the beautiful Barony of Bryn Gwlad, Austin, Texas.

Schedule of Events.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.

Queen's Champion will be held at the camping area of Camp Mabry- 3100 W. 35th St., Austin, Texas.

Tournament information:

I would like Letters of Intent from all those entering the list; they can be mailed ahead of time or presented the day of. Please be so kind as *not* to send via email; I ask this of you as I wish to have a physical remembrance of each and every one of you that honors me with your presence!
The list will be a 'Swiss 5' with 10 fighters advancing to fight a single-elimination best two-out-of-three tournament to determine the Queen's Champion.The 5 styles for the Swiss 5 will be: open hand, rapier & dagger, buckler, cloak and 2 sword where the swords can be any legal length including mismatched lengths.

There will not be 'set style rounds' rather the fighters may chose when to use which style as long as they use all 5.

The byes are destructive.

Double kills will be re-fought once & if doubled again both fighters take a loss.

The final 10 will not only be chosen from those with the best fighting records but I will also be choosing from fighters who impress me! I charge all of you to observe other fighters and share with me acts of chivalry and grace above & beyond the high level we have here in our fair Kingdom among our rapier community to start with.
I hope as many of you as possible can make it out to share this special day with me; I have so many wonderful memories from my first Queens that I am overjoyed to be able to add new memories as well as a new bond with my next Champion.
Thank you!


Adults must have state-issued ID to enter Camp Mabry.

Event Steward:

Don Avery Shaw (Sean Hertzberg)
1006 East Applegate Drive
Austin, TX, 78753

Site fee

(make checks payable to SCA Inc./Barony of Bryn Gwlad)

Site opens at 8:00 a.m and closes at 7 p.m. Site is wet in period ontainers. Leashed pets are welcome (please clean up after your pets!)

To reach Camp Mabry, make your best way to the intersection of Mopac/Loop 1 and 35th St. in Austin, Texas. Go WEST on 35th St, and turn right at the gate across from Four Sons Quality Cleaners. Follow the signs to the gate and to the camp road.

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