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Battle on the Bay 2022

(September 23-25)

The Barony of Lochmere would like to welcome you to a weekend of games, puzzles, puns, and most importantly – friends. There will be activities to entice all. Combat in all disciplines. Bedazzling arts and informative sciences. There will be a gaming parlor for all of those that wish to match their wits and skill upon the gaming boards.

General Notes:

  • Merchants welcome
  • Equestrian welcome

SCA-rs

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Site

Patuxent River Park Pavilion (aka Croom Park)
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Link to Google Maps

Site Restrictions (these are park policy and NOT restrictions from event staff):

  • Covid restrictions may still be in effect. Please stay tuned.
  • Pets must be on a leash at all times.
  • Please clean up after your pet.
  • Fires in site’s fire rings or fire bowls only.
  • Alcohol is allowed; please use period containers.
  • Please separate trash and recycling and dispose of them in the dumpster and recycling bins.
  • No RVs or travel trailers (horse and personal trailers are fine).

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Event Registration

Day-Trip Feast Camping
Adult Member Registration $15.00 $15.00 $5.00
Adult Non-Member Registration $20.00 $15.00 $5.00
Youth (5-17) $5.00 $15.00 $5.00
Child (0-4) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

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Schedule

Friday – September 23

  • 6 PM – Site/Troll opens
  • 8 PM – Gaming ‘salon’ opens
  • 9 PM – Troll closes

Saturday – September 24

General Schedule (see below for activity-specific schedules)

  • 8 AM – Troll reopens
  • 9 AM – MoL opens
  • 3 PM – Troll closes
  • 4 PM – Lists close
  • 5 PM – Court
  • 6 PM – Feast

Armored/Combat Archery

  • Melees all-day
  • All melees will have Combat Archery

Rapier

  • 09:30-10: Authorizations/Inspections
  • 10:30-1130: Single Sword Single Elimination Tournament
  • 11:45-12:15: C&T Valhalla Melee
  • 12:15-12:45: Rapier Valhalla Melee
  • 12:45-1:15: Lunch Break/Pickups
  • 1:15-2: Crab Melee
  • 2:15-3: Crab and Minnow Melee
  • 3-4: Field Open for Pickups

Rebated Steel

  • 9 AM field opens
  • 10 AM Gallery combats
  • 12 open field
  • 1 PM lunch break
  • 2 PM judged tourney
  • 4 PM Field Closes

Target Archery 

  • Range opens 9:30 for inspections
  • Targets until 4 PM.

TW schedule 

  • 9:30 range open
  • 11 – 12:30 game of TW Flux
  • 1 – 3 Royal Rounds
  • 1 – 4 advanced TW exercises
  • 4 PM Range closes

Equestrian Schedule

  • 9 AM:  Ground Crew Class (needed to authorize to help on Equ list Field)
  • 9:30 AM:  Authorizations and Arena open to warm up
  • 10:00 AM:  The Game is On! (A challenge based on time and score)
  • 12 PM: lunch break
  • 12:30 PM: Equestrian Meet and Great.  Come by and meet the horses and their owners.  Owners will have treats you can feed, but if you bring your own, please double-check with owners before feeding.
  • 1 PM:  Puzzle it Out (A gambler’s choice challenge)
  • 3 PM (if there is time after Puzzle it Out): Tippet Tag

Sunday – September 25

  • 10 AM – Site closes

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Arts of War

There will be all manner of combat to be found: armored, rapier, steel, archery, thrown weapons! Take your pick and enjoy the day. Battle on the Bay has a long and storied history of melees. 🙂 See the schedule above.

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Arts of Peace

A&S competitions, displays, and classes will be coordinated by Mistress Avice Claremond: avice.claremond@gmail.com.

Game and Puzzle Competition: Display a complete period game or puzzle with rules or instructions. Documentation should include origin, materials used, and at least one source. EZ Doc form is acceptable.

Games and Puzzles in Art: Provide a rendering of a period game or puzzle. Create a scroll depicting jousting. Sew a tunic with an embroidered game of skittles on the hem. Let your imagination run wild. Documentation should include information about both the game/puzzle and the adorned item.

Each competition will be divided into separate adult and youth (17 and under) competitions.

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Feast

  • 1st course
  • Saumon (Smoked salmon with wine and scallions) !
  • Lorey Pastries (fried crackers) *
  • Soupe Crottee – (cheese bread soup) *
  • 2nd Course
  • Char de porc fresche – (Fresh pork in herb sauce)
  • Petits Choulx – small cabbages +!
  • 3rd Course
  • Numbles of Beef with Lamprey sauce
  • Vermiseaux de cecille – Pasta with aged cheese *
  • 4th Course
  • Roasted Chicken with Barbe Robert (buttery mustard sauce)
  • Black Porray (Fried Spinach & Bacon) !
  • 5th Course
  • Wine Poached Pears +!
  • Sweet egg custards *

Vegetarian = *
Vegan = +
GF = !

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