Annual Events

BORDER WAR

HELD on the last full weekend of February each year Border War is the largest event our local Shire presents each year.

The Incipient Shire of Border’s Crossing hosted the first Border War in February 1999, just four months after forming. At that war, a battle was held to decide which Barony would be mentors to the fledgling Shire: Politarchopolis, approx 3.5 hours north, or Stormhold, approx 3.5 hours south. Politarchopolis won.

In 2013 It is Borderwar XV. This year sees the Baronies of the South banding together to throw back the raiding forces of the North in the style of the Crusades, with Crusaders and Saracens doing battle.

A weekend of fighting, classes and fun from Friday 22 Feb to Sunday 24 Feb at Kurrajong Scout Camp, Oura Rd, Wagga Wagga.

For those who get in early there is dormitory accommodation, and ample choice for camp sites.  If your household or Barony would like to have its own camping area, please advise this at the time of booking, together with the approximate number/size of tents.

The food will be plenty, tasty and satisfying for all tastes from Friday night until Sunday lunch.   If you have specific food allergies or preferences, please let us know at the time of booking.   For those who do not wish to participate in the fighting, there will be a range of Arts and Sciences activities available.

Bookings are now open, and should be emailed to BorderWar15@hotmail.com with the subject line ‘booking’.

Prices, including camping costs and GST:

Bookings paid prior to 1 December 2012:Base rate – Member/BC member                  $90.00

$9

Base rate – Non-Member                                $95.50

$98.00

Bookings paid prior to 31 January 2012:

Base rate – Member/BC member                 $100.00

Base rate – Non-Member                               $105.50
Bookings paid prior to 15 February 2012:

Base rate – Member/BC member                 $105.00

Base rate – Non-Member                               $110.50
Bookings/payment after 16 February 2012:

Base rate – Member/BC member                 $110.00

Base rate – Non-Member                               $115.50
For those who wish to have dorm accommodation, please add $10 per night.   This is available on a first

Come, first served basis for paid bookings.

 

Under 6 years old are free.  Day rates and Special family rates are available upon request.

WAR BANDS ENCOURAGED

We appreciate that costs have had to rise, so to ease this burden a little we will be breaking with tradition and not holding a Fighter Auction tournament.

Instead we will be having a competition that will encompass all aspects of Border War for War Bands/Households consisting of up to 8 members.   The group entry with the highest overall score will be the winner, and take home the War Chest to which all participants are requested to contribute.    To earn points there will be:

War Scenarios

Fighter Tournament

Archery Tournament

Fencing Tournament (to be confirmed)

Arts & Sciences Competition

Bardic Competition

Points would be awarded to those who fought in the winning side in each ‘battle’, and there would be a points system for the tournaments and competitions –1 point per fighter per round that they survive (or per competition entry), with a bonus 10 for the winner, 5 for second.

In order to encourage greater pageantry, there will be 5 points for the best presented War Band, with 3 for second, and 2 for third.

ARTS & SCIENCES

Invitations are warmly extended to those in the Kingdom who would like to share their expertise on any area of Arts and Sciences with those attending Border War.   If you are interested, please email BorderWar15@hotmail.com with ‘A&S’ in the title.

There will be the following competitions all focussed on European or Middle Eastern from 11-13 Century:

Brewing – alcoholic and non-alcoholic cordials

Embroidery

An item of clothing

Armour – soft or hard

Calligraphy and/or Illumination

 

BARDIC COMPETITION

Participants will be required to present a performance piece in any format appropriate to the time of the Crusades, no longer than 5 minutes.

PROGRAM

Friday 22 February 2013

Site opens for attendees at 2 pm

Dinner served 7 – 9 pm

Bardic circle from 8.30 pm

 

Saturday 23 February 2013

Breakfast served from 7.30 am – 9 am

Armour inspection begins 9 am

A&S activities from 10 am

War scenarios 10-12.30

Lunch served 12.30 – 1.30 pm

War scenarios  2 – 5 pm

Target Archery from 2 pm

Fencing Tournament from 3 pm

Feast begins at 6.30 pm

Bardic Circle begins at 9 pm

Sunday 24 February 2013

Breakfast served from 7.30 am – 9 am

Armour inspection begins 9 am

A&S activities from 10 am

Heavy Tournament 10 am-12 noon

Closing Court 12 noon

Lunch served 12.30 – 1.30 pm

To book please email BorderWar15@hotmail.com to receive bank account details.

 


ROWANY FESTIVAL

Held in the Barony of Rowany (Sydney Area) each year, Rowany Festival runs for six days over Easter. Click here for a link to the Festival web page.

Currently, Rowany Festival is held at Glenworth Valley, a beautiful, moist, green valley north of Sydney, south of Gosford. Usually somewhere between 600 and 1,000 SCAdians attend this event.

Bordescros generally has a presence at Festival, which is much enjoyed by all who attend. More fighting / A&S / campsite revelry than any other event in Lochac.

This is the Bordescros Campsite gate and Cairi’s Cottage (tent) at Rowany Festival AS 42 (March 08)