Plato's Birthday Celebration and Champions Tournament
Join Their Excellencies of Citadel and the Medici family at their summer estate and winery, La Vina, in the sunny southern Outland's countryside as they celebrate Plato's Birthday and have their annual Baronial A&S Competition and Collegium. The fabulously beautiful site has a stage, two acres with grass, and trees with a gorgeous view of the Mesilla Valley and the Franklin mountains on the historic Don Juan Onate Trail. Let the acres of grape vines and fresh air take you to the countryside of Florence where we will choose our Baronial A&S Champion, Visiting A&S Champion, and Science Champion so everyone is welcome to enter. The competition will occur in the morning and the collegium with symposiums will be in the afternoon with scientific oddities and surprise entertainments in the evening. There will be rapier, heavy, and heraldic fighting so bring your armor and weapons, too. Enjoy the traditional Italian pastoral luncheon by Mistress Bahiyyah and an Italian feast by Mistress Leah during the evening of Bacchanalian festivities.
When: Saturday, June 23, 2007
Where: La Vina Winery at 4201 S. Hwy 28. - La Union, NM 88021 - Ph.505-882-7632
From the North, take Interstate 25 south to Las Cruces, New Mexico. Then proceed to Interstate 10 heading east. Take Exit 2 at Vinton/Westway, Texas and head south (right) on Vinton Road. Continue south across Doniphan Road and the river until you reach a "T." Turn left onto South Vinton Road and follow it until you reach Highway 28, then turn right onto HWY 28 heading west. La Vina Winery is on the left.
From El Paso, Texas, take Interstate 10 heading west. Take Exit 2 at Vinton/Westway, Texas and head south (left) on Vinton Road. Continue south across Doniphan Road and the river until you reach a "T." Turn left onto South Vinton Road and follow it until you reach Highway 28, then turn right onto HWY 28 heading west. La Vina Winery is on the left.
Map Links: http://www.lavinawinery.com/contact.htm and
Site opens at 9:00 am and closes at 11:00 pm.
Competition rules (they are in the PDF format)
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
All A&S Competition Entrants must sign in and set up
Heavy and Light Tourneys
Bocce Ball, Kite Flying, Trebuchet Competitions
Science Presentations during Dinner
Court and Carnival Festivities
Cost: $6.00 per member, $3.00 non-member surcharge
Site has a wine tasting room and server throughout the afternoon and evening, but absolutely no outside alcohol on the premises! You may also purchase wine by the bottle and they will professionally re-cork for legal travel for free.
Feast is limited so please make reservations by June 16, 2007.
Contact the autocrat, Toragana Al'altun, for questions or reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations and checks may be sent by mail to Allison Wall, 216 Flynn Drive, El Paso, Texas 79932. Please include your real name, SCA name, and member number. Make checks payable to SCA, Inc-Citadel.