Twas in the spring of 2018
A gathering and tournament took place in a far flung corner of the globe.
Much merriment was had by all.
Families were invited by scroll and required to respond by supplying their banner to Castle Barrow prior to the day of the event.
The formal competitions consisted of Jousting, Archer, Trebouchet target accuracy and a Meleé.
There was, in addition, apple-bobbing, quoits, a ball-n-shy and much music (though the minstrals were not present; it was magically reproduced through four small black boxes).
12 Families defended their honour, with Ladies and Squires assisting the Lords admirably.
At the conclusion of the tournament a feast was enjoyed by all. There was much food, including a whole deer which has been roasting on a spit for all the day.
Much ale and wine was drunk - the water of course carries the plague.
After so much physical exertion with all the tournament competition, and much wine and food, most folks were somewhat weary, and the planned dancing in the hall came to naught.
The tournament events were competed by one nominated Knight from each family. Other knights were allowed to compete, but only the score of the nominated knight counted for the tournament.
The winners of the tournament events were thus:
- Trebouchet - Family Barrow
- Archery - Family Pealing
- Jousting - Family Hamilton
- Meleé - Family Magnus
- Tournament Champions - Family Magnus.
There are more photo's available on Dropbox
The trebouchet was built by Douglas and Tim Barrow over the last few weeks. It was an amazing device. Probably about 50% scale, but fired a painted pentanque ball over 100m.