St Urho's Tourney
March 13, 2010
Canton of Salesberie Glen


Know that long ago, in far Finland, the wine crop was threatened by hoards of Grasshoppers. Into the maelstrom of Vintner’s difficulty stepped a Giant of a Man, URHO, Mighty URHO, who with his pitchfork chased the evil Grasshoppers from all of Finland. Forever earning him the love and honor due a Finnish Saint…Saint Urho!!! His Heroic deed is commemorated every March the day before St Patricks Day (some 2nd rate Irish Saint) and we, the members of House Taivassalama, hold a Wondrous Tournament in his honor WITH FABULOUS PRIZES!!!!

Again we have Kubb** (Yeah, yeah I know Kubb is Swedish... but Sweden was once part of Greater Finland) **Kubb is a throwing game where teams try to knock down the opposing side’s pieces with a short throwing stick.

Filk Singing competition (Extra Points given for Grasshopper or St Urhoesque theme)

Website: http://www.housetaivassalama.com/stUrhos.html

Time Table:

9:30AM Site Opens

10:00-11:00 (Youth combat class)

11:00-11:30 (Youth Fight Practice)

12:00-12:30 Div 1 Youth Tourney

13:00-13:30 Div 2 Youth Tourney

13:30-14:00 Div 3 Youth Tourney

14:30-16:00 Heavy Tourney

14:30- 16:30 Kubb Tournament (3 person teams)

16:30-17:00 A&S competition (Best use of grasshoppers and/or Purple and green in a Dessert)

18:00-19:30 Pasty feast (Feast limited to 40 people) (Filk Singing Competition)

20:00-22:30 Dancing

23:00 Site closes

Cost: $2.00 day trip + $6.00 for Pasty Dinner (Pastys are Corni...uh Finnish Meat Pies)

Cost Notes: Please add $3 for Non-Members.

Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Canton of Salesberie Glen

Site: Salesberie Glen (Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC 28144)

Site Restrictions: Pets on leashes and outdoors only. No Alcohol.

Autocrat: Sir Axel of Tavastia, (704) 637-2594, wremes[AT]carolina.rr.com

Reservations: Wayne Remes, 550 Timberlane Trail, Salisbury, NC 28147

House Taivassalama translates to House Sky Lighting in Finnish

Directions:
I-85 to Exit 75 (Jake Alexander Blvd), Take Jake Alexander past the car dealers to Stateville Blvd, Turn Right on Stateville Blvd (the church will be on your left).


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