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Shire of the Shadowlands

Come to Ansteorra's Winter Crown Tournament and vie to be the next Heirs to the majesty that is the Kingdom of Ansteorra. Come for the Tournament, stay for the Games.

By their Majesties request all entrants must submit a letter of intent no later than January 6th, 2017 (AS LI). Fighters can preregister with the Kingdom Seneschal by clicking HERE.

The Shire of the Shadowlands wishes to honor all of the entrants in Crown Tourney, and requests that entrants send a depiction of their arms and the arms of their consorts to

Pavilion space by the list field is limited, and will be by reservation, with priority given to period pavilions. Please send pavilion dimensions (including ropes) to

In deference to the weather, hot drinks will be available in the morning, and a hot sideboard/soup kitchen, included in your site fee, will be served around midday.

Ansteorran Arms

Winter Crown Tournament Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. Site Opens

9:00 a.m. Armor Inspection

8:00 a.m. Drop off Largess Derby and Insignia Derby Items in the Hall

10:00 a.m. Court in the Hall

Following court, Procession of Entrants (in the hall) and Tournament to follow at the Crown’s pleasure

10:30 a.m. voting for Largess Derby and Insignia Derby begin.

10:00a.m. Youth Combat practice under the trees/ Games in the hall

12:00 a.m. Morning youth activities end

12:30 p.m. lunch

1:00 p.m. Fighting resumes/ Afternoon youth Activities begin/ games in the hall

2:00 p.m. Gate closes

4:00 p.m. Derby voting ends

5:00 p.m. Evening Court in the Hall

6:30 p.m. Pot Luck feast and games

11:00 p.m. Hall Closes


Children's crafts, youth boffer tournament, insignia derby, charter painting, games and other activites will take place in and around the hall during the day.

In the evening, the Shadowlands will be hosting a potluck meal, with the Shire providing some of the meat. Bring a dish to serve 4-6 others. Please bring serving utensils and an ingredient list if possible. If your items need heating, please contact the potluck coordinator. Refrigerator space is limited, so please plan to store your item until feast time.

Site Information

The site is SPJST Lodge #9 at 457 County Road 269, Snook, Texas 77878.

GPS coordinates are 30.484760, -96.467912

Site opens at 8:00 am and closes at 11:00 pm.

The site has a climate-controlled hall, indoor restrooms, indoor tables and chairs. Site is wet in period conditions.

Pets are allowed outside on leashes. NO PETS allowed in the hall

Merchants welcome. Please contact the event stewards to arrange space at:

Site Fee

Adult $15
Youth (6-17) $5
Child (5 and under) free
Family Max $30

Member discount price = $10

Fee Notes

Make checks payable to: SCA Inc./Shadowlands.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.


To show the prowess of our would-be king with multiple weapon styles, Their Majesties have decreed that the format for Crown Tourney is as follows:

All but the possible last two rounds will be best two-of-three combat. For the first two points of each round, bring your best weapons. If there is a 3rd point, it will be decided with choppas.

The first round will be challenge up. The second round will be challenge down.

There will be normal pairings after that, leading to either a round robin or a final two. In the case of a round robin, single fights will be held until any one of the 3 fighters suffers two losses. In this round, fighters can bring their best styles.

The finals will be best three-of-five combat with these styles as follows in order:

1. Sword and shield

2. Two weapon

3. Bastard Sword

4. Great Weapon

5. Spear

Choppas will be provided, but gauntlets will not, so bring your own. If you have any questions as to what constitutes a choppa, feel free to contact His Majesty.

Local Amenities

Hawkins Area

Sonic Drive-In, 317 Beaulah St, Hawkins, TX 75765
Richies Grill, 110 W Front St, Hawkins, TX 75765
Mobil Gas/Convenience Store, 304 Front St, Hawkins, TX 75765
Brookshire's (Grocery & Pharmacy), 1477 N Beulah St, Hawkins, TX 75765
Shell Gas, HIGHWAY 80 AND FM 14, Hawkins, TX 75765

I-20 & FM 14 Area

Pilot Travel Center w/McDonald's, 12881 FM 14 A, Tyler, TX 75706
Bodacious Bar-B-Q, 13069 FM14, Tyler, TX 75706

I-20 & US 69 Area

Walmart Supercenter, 105 E Centennial Blvd, Lindale, TX 75771
La Quinta Inn & Suites, 204 W Centennial Blvd, Lindale, TX 75771
Best Western, 3501 S Main St, Lindale, TX 75771
Americas Best Value Inn, 13429 I-20, 13429 I-20,Tyler, TX 75706
IHOP, 3408 S Main St, Lindale, TX 75771
Posados Cafe (Mexican), 3201 S Main St, Lindale, TX 75771
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, 13821 US Hwy 69 North, Tyler, TX 75706
Pizza Inn, 2551 S Main St, Lindale, TX 75771

NW Tyler

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3247 W Gentry Pkwy, Tyler, TX 75702
Quality Inn Tyler-Lindale, 2843 W NW Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75702
Motel 6, 2739 W NW Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75702
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 2828 W NW Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75702
Days Inn & Suites, 2631 W NW Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75702
12 Oakes Hotel, 3100 W NW Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75702

Tyler Area

The University Of Texas Health Science Center At Tyler, 11937 US-271, Tyler, TX 75708

Lake Hawkins RV Park at 156 County Road 3455, Hawkins, Texas 75765.
Located approximately 30 miles north of Tyler, Texas.

For those with GPS, the coordinates are: 32.6115404, -95.2579374
or use the following links:

For the rest of us:

  • From your best route to I-20 and FM 14N/State Park Hwy (north of Tyler, TX), travel north on FM 14, to Hawkins, TX.
  • Turn west on US 80W for 3.2 miles.
  • Turn right onto CR 3440 for 0.9 miles.
  • Site is on the right on CR 3455.

Co-Event Steward

Lady Elsie Hooper
Shanna Obit
P.O. Box 201
Lyons, TX 77863
nateshanna <AT>

Co-Event Steward

HL Paedric O’Mullan
Pat Mullins
1209 Saunders St.
Bryan, TX 77803
paedrics <AT>