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Lady Mary Memorial Tournament

Barony of Rising Waters
Proudly Presents

Lady Mary Memorial Tournament – The Flower of Chivalry

13 May 2023
Doors open 9am

New Hope Church
2360 First Street Louth
St. Catharines, ON



Adult non-member $25, adult member $20
Youth 16 and under – Free


Adult (15 and up) – $20
Youth (12 to 14) –  $10
Children under 12 are free

Feast is limited to 30 plates (plus head table). Please register for feast at

Off-board space will be available.


9 am Doors open
Tournament participants should aim to complete their inspections before the processional at noon.
10:30 am – 12 pm Youth Armoured Combat
11 am Scholar’s Tournament Table opens for Entrants
12 pm morning court and processional (All entrants in this year’s tournaments are invited to join the processional with their inspiration. Heralds will be on hand to provide a    boast, or participants may choose to make their own boasts)
1 pm tournaments begin 
           – 1pm Fencing Tournament
           – 2pm Armoured Combat Tournament
           – 3pm Archery Tournament
           – 4pm Thrown Weapons Tournament
2pm to 4pm Scholar’s Tournament Entrant demos and performances
5 pm Afternoon court (at the pleasure of Their Majesties)
6:30 pm Feast

Event Staff

Event Stewards: Baroness Sciath ingen Chaennaig (Trudi Crumpwright) & Noble Crespin le Fae (Gawan Reichheld)

Heavy Weapons Marshal: lord Iustus di Cordoba (Jay Farrar)

Fencing Marshal : Maestro Albrecht Stampfer (David Stamper)

Archery Marshal: Magistra Nika Dmitrieva doch’ Zvezdina (Susan Carroll-Clark)

Thrown Weapons Marshal: Mistress Catriona inghean Ragnaill (Jo-Ann Sturgess)

Lunch Tavern: Baron Valdr Jarnsmithr (Sam Falzon)

Scholar’s Tournament Coordinator: Countess Genevieve Chastellain d’Anjou (Jennifer Thompson-Moore)

Merchant Liaison: Mistress Annabelle Makmyllane (Sabrina Perrin)

Silent Auction Coordinator: lady Alis Grenewode 

Lady Mary Memorial Tournaments

Armoured Combat Tournament Format – This year’s Prestige Armoured Combat Tournament will take place in a Double Elimination Format, with best 2 of 3 wins to find this year’s champion. If space (and number of marshals) permits, we will have 2 lists set up.

Fencing Tournament Format – This year’s Prestige Fencing Tournament will take place in a Round Robin format, with the best 2 out of 3 wins (if time permits) to find this year’s tournament champion.

Archery Tournament Details – Yeomen of the Wolf shoot; Lady Mary Tourney: Flowers and butterflies; TBD: Seasonal shoot and/or Royal Round

Thrown Weapons Tournament Detail – TBC

Scholar’s Tournament Details – Artisans are invited to enter the Baronial Scholar’s Tournament by completing three tasks: 1. Bring a completed project (of any A&S discipline) for display, 2. Complete a project on the day of the event, and 3. Perform or Demonstrate.

  1. Bring a completed project – this should be a project that has not been presented in competition, but may be a project that has been displayed at a previous event. It should have been completed in the past year.
  2. Complete a project on the day of the event – Many of us have projects that languish in the ‘to be completed’ pile, and this is your chance to complete that one project that needs just a bit more work.
  3. Perform or demonstrate – This task may be combined with item 2 to demonstrate a skill or technique. Alternatively, you may enter the bardic competition (held during feast) with a song, instrumental, poetic recitation or story.

Silent Auction

We are pleased to bring back the much-enjoyed silent auction, including mystery boxes, crafted items, and experience packages! If you have items to donate, please let us know. The proceeds from the silent auction will go towards replacing the barony’s communal shelter for war events.

Bardic Competition

Two categories to win a prize: Non-Period Entries and Period Entries. The competition will take place during the evening’s feast. Please contact Baron Valdr Jarnsmithr, who is coordinating the bardic competition, for any details

Oak and Hammer Lunch Tavern

The Oak and Hammer Tavern Lunch Menu Proprietor: Samuel Oakes


$1.00 Bun; $2.00 Cheese; $1.00 Hard-boiled eggs; $1.50 Pickled eggs; $1.50 Dill pickle; $2.00 Bean Salad; $1.00 Fresh Fruit (apples or pears); $1.00 Fresh Vegetables (carrots or cucumbers)

$5.00 Vegetable hand-pie (regular crust and gluten-free crust) (carrots, onions, mushrooms, leeks, chard, celery); $5.00 Cheshire Pork hand-pie (regular crust and gluten-free crust) (pork, apples, spices – jellied); $5.00 Cornish hand-pie (regular crust and gluten-free crust) (beef, carrots, onions, turnip); $5.00 Chicken and Ham hand-pie (regular crust and gluten-free crust) (chicken, ham, pork, onions, leeks – jellied); $3.00 Devonshire Honey Cake with Pears

Tavern Specials:

Ploughman’s Lunch. $6.00 – Bread, Cheese, Egg (choice), Pickle, Fruit or Veg

Drover’s Lunch. $10.00 – Hand-pie, Cheese, Egg (choice), Pickle (choice), Fruit or Veg

Shepherd’s Lunch. $7.00 – Hand-pie, Egg (choice), Fruit or Veg Monk’s Lunch. $5.00 Bread, Cheese, Bean Salad, Fruit or Veg.

Feast Menu

Sur la table

Focaccia with garden scene atop, Pickled veggies, Vinegar and oil to dip


Spring Pea Soup, Baguette with honey butter


Lamb Pasty, Mushroom Tarts, A Gravè of Small Birds, Frumenty, Turnip Potage


Vanilla Custard with Sugared Violets, Shortbread cookie, Fruit Compote