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St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath

March 11, 2017
Barony of Ponte Alto


Banners of the North, weep! You shame your noble King with your winter’s lethargy! It is time to seize your swords and grasp your shields. Time to check your kit, increase your might, work out your kinks, and share in the joy that comes only with the bonds of brotherhood forged during war. Arise and shake off the rust of these past frigid months. Sound the battle horn and muster again. Let all the banners of the north fly and fan our hearts to acts worthy of song!

Join your fellow Atlantians at the Barony of Ponte Alto's Annual St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath where the fighting is fierce and the lunch is free. We present a day that will be sure to satisfy even the most bloodthirsty fighter. This event is a fighter’s dream, featuring our usual bear pit tourney and as many pickups as you can stomach. Remember, this is for both light and heavy fighters.

No A&S activities are scheduled, but all are encouraged to bring projects to work on.

Please note: This is traditionally a *cold* event, so please dress appropriately.

Website: http://pontealto.atlantia.sca.org/events/bloodbath.php

Martial Activities: Bear Pit Tourney (Rapier and Heavy)

Arts & Sciences Activities: None scheduled - but spectators are encouraged to bring a project!

Cost: 
        Adult, Event Registration:       $12.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
        Adult, Member Discount:  $7.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
        Youth (5-17):      $5.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
        Child (0-4):     $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Barony of Ponte Alto

Cost Notes: Lunch is included in the site fee.

Site: Nottaway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA 22181.

Site Restrictions:  Site is DRY. Friendly pets are permitted on leashes. Site is open from 9AM until dusk.

Feast Information: Lunch is included in the site fee.

Other Information: Tentative Schedule:
9:00 am - Troll Opens
10:00 am - Authorizations begin
11:00 am - Bear Pit Tourney (Rapier and Heavy)
12:30 pm - Lunch Break
1:00 pm - Bear Pit Tourney resumes
3:00 pm - Court (may be moved up due to weather or back based on stamina)

Autocrat's Information: Adina von der Heide (L. Cicirelli), 4214 Maylock Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033, Phone: (571) 249-1250, E-mail: adinavdh[AT]gmail.com

Reservations: Send reservations to autocrat.

Directions:

Take your best route to I-66, West of 495 to the Nutley Street exit (Vienna Metro Station). Follow signs to Vienna. Go through three lights and turn left onto Courthouse Road. The park entrance will be about a half mile up on your left. Go into the park past the house on the hill. Fighting field is in the back of the park.
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