Join the Baronies of Stargate & Loch Soilleir for
the 4th Annual Combined Baronial Championships
and Witness Stargate's Baronial Investiture!

April 8-10, 2011
Camp Camwood in Hockley, Texas


The baronies of Stargate and Loch Soilleir invite you to attend their joint championship event and Stargate’s baronial investiture. In the presence of Their Excellencies Caelan and Rhiannon of the Loch, Master Robert Michael MacPharland and Baroness Simone Valery la Rousse will step up to succeed Baron Ihon Vinson MacFergus and Baroness Isabeau Quiquandon as Baron and Baroness of Stargate.

In addition to the investiture, there will be tournaments to determine Chivalric, Rapier, Archery, and Equestrian champions for both baronies, and a Bardic challenge. A Laurel’s Circle is planned during the day, as well as the Herald's decision meeting for April. There will also be children's activities, several classes, and charter painting during the day, and both a torchlight tourney and a drum circle to enliven the evening.

Site Information:
The site is Camp Camwood at Magnolia Road and Clear Creek Drive in Hockley, Texas. Sorry, no pets allowed. Service animals are permitted. Horses must have proof of current negative Coggins test.

Site opens at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8th and closes at noon on Sunday April 10th.

Adults with proof of membership: $10
Children 5-17: $5
Children 5 and under: FREE
Family max: $30.
Non-members: $5 additional surcharge.
Feast fee: $7
Make checks payable to SCA Inc., Barony of the Stargate. You may register before the event at ACCEPS.
Nota Bene: ACCEPS registration for the event will close very early on Tuesday morning, so please register no later than Monday night, April 4.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or they may also attend with a 21 year old or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver form from the parents. Site is beer/wine only allowed in period containers only.

Merchants are welcome but must e-mail the event steward at least a week before the event.

Feast: The feast is being provided by Loch Soilleir, stewarded by Baron William of Welewen.

Feast Menu:
Breads and Butters
Grilled Romaine Panzenella Salad
Steamed Vegetables
Roast Beef
Roasted Chicken
Berry Napoleons

Championships: Both Baronies will be choosing Archery, Chivalric, Equestrian and Rapier Champions.

The Chivalric and Rapier championships will both be fought challenge style.

For the Archery Championship, we have this update from Lord Padraic of Kilkenny and David of Gate’s Edge: "We have several ends designed to test your skills against a variety of targets, including wreaths, string shoot, animals and even a Combat Archery round to make sure our Champions can defend no matter what the field of battle may be.  The Combat round will require that you have combat legal bow/crossbow, ammo, head and hand appropriate armor (be that rapier or heavy weapons forms).  There will be limited loaner gear available so please make arrangements with us prior to showing up.

Drum Circle: At the request of Her Excellency Simone and Her Excellency Mistress Rhiannon, there will be a drum circle Saturday night.  We will begin after dark, after Feast, wherever we can find a good spot.  Most likely under the big pavilion, wherever we can find the best light.  Bring chairs, drums, rugs, and something to drink!  And if you play some other musical instrument, don't be shy!  Come join us! We welcome all musicians who are interested in Middle Eastern music. Dancers are, of course, very welcome to join us!

Children's Activities:
A Quest/Treasure Hunt (a service project for the children will be part of this)
Egg dyeing
Dragon egg hunt (we will have some special eggs for the very young)
Making/painting a wooden toy (from a kit)
Decorating "golden" crowns.
Story time
An afternoon snack (goldfish, fruit of some sort, probably either grapes or oranges, and lemonade) will be provided


2:00 pm Set-up begins - volunteers welcome!
4:00 pm Site opens / Gate opens
9:00 am Armor Inspection at the List Field
10:00 am Opening Court & Stargate Baronial Investiture
After Court Chivalric, Rapier & Archery Championships begin
After Court Children's Activities begin
After Court Charter Painting begins
11:00 am Equestrian Championships begin
Noon Sideboard Luncheon (Nobles first)
Noon-ish Children's activities break for lunch
Afternoon Iron Star will be fought - exact time TBA
1:30 pm Court 101, taught by Detlef von Marburg
2:30 pm Archery 101, taught by Faolán mac Cairbre
2:30 pm Bardic Challenge begins
3:30 pm Children's Activities conclude
4:00 pm Equestrian & Archery Championships conclude
4:00 pm Laurel Circle begins
4-4:30 pm April Herald's Decision Meeting begins
5:30-45 pm Evening Court/Elevation begins
7-7:30 pm Feast begins
After Feast Torchlight Tourney begins
After Feast Drum Circle begins
Noon Site closes


From 290: Take Highway 290 to Hockley and take the Hegar Rd. exit. Turn east onto Hegar Rd. and proceed 5.5 miles to Magnolia Rd. Bear to the right onto Magnolia Rd and continue 2.4 miles to Clear Creek Dr. Turn left onto Clear Creek Dr and the camp entrance is on the right. (Do not use the entrance off Magnolia Rd.)

From I-45 through Tomball: Take FM 2920 west 13 miles to Tomball and Rt. 249. Cross Rt. 249 and continue west on FM 2920 approximately 8 miles to Roberts Cemetery Road. Turn right onto Roberts Cemetery Rd. and go 3 miles to the stop sign at Magnolia Rd. (NOTE: you will be making four 90 degree turns. Exercise caution.) Turn left onto Magnolia / Nichols Sawmill Rd. and go 1.5 miles to Clear Creek Dr. Turn right onto Clear Creek Dr. and the camp entrance is on the right.

Places to Stay:

Motels in Tomball, TX
1. Executive Inn-281-255-3232
2. Comfort Suites-281-290-7070
3. La Quinta-281-55516-0400
4. Super 8 Motel-281-351-4114
5. Economy Inn-877-747-8713
6. Hampton Inn & Suites-281-357-1500

Motels in Magnolia, TX
1. Magnolia Inn & Suites-281-259-6119
2. Executive Inn & Suites-281-259-8200
3. La Quinta-281-259-1757

Motels in Hempstead, TX
1. America’s Best Value 936-372-2227‎
2. Super 8 Hempstead 979-826-4700

Event Steward Feast Steward
Lady Maureen Faulkner
Jennifer Smith
15411 Town Green Dr.
Houston, TX 77083
(281) 989 4792
ponies111 AT gmail DOT com
Baron William Westcot of Welewen
Buddy Butler
chemistbb3 AT yahoo DOT com