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  • ‹From the event steward for Iris Festival and Kingdom Equestrian Champs, With Iron Comet Challenge, THL Hara Kikumatsu.

The Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands Iron Comet Challenge, Japanese Iris Festival, and Kingdom Equestrian Champs event is only a few days away, on June 4th. We hope for a beautiful, fun-filled day.

Last minute reminders:

1. SCA Covid protocols as of the event date will be enforced. Please be prepared to show your vaccination record or proof of a negative Covid test upon arrival at the event or at event setup Friday evening.

2. No food will be served, so bring food and drink. No glass bottles please.

3. Remember sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, a chair to sit on and, if you have one, a pop-up for shade.

4. There is handicap accessible parking, next to handicap restrooms, and an all gender changing tent. There are also separate Lords & Ladies changing tents.

5. Service animals only (other than the horses). They must be on a leash.

Iron Comet Challenge Rules:

1. For adults to be eligible for the iron comet challenge, you must enter the A&S competition, and have fought in at least 3 of the four non-equestrian martial tournaments.

2. Scoring will be done by tournament winner get 10 points, second 9 points, etc for each of the tournaments. The scores are added.

3. Youth iron comet winner will be determined by a combined archery, thrown weapons, and arts and sciences tournaments score.

4. Youth scores are tallied for only the youth, not as part of adult scores.

A Little More on the Event:

Here is the event page: http://debatablelands.org/events/2022-06-04%20Japanese%20Iris%20Festival.php. The event will have fencing, thrown weapons, heavy fighting, and archery tournaments. In addition there is kingdom equestrian champion tournament for horses and riders. There is also a arts and sciences competition with no theme. There is an equestrian arts and sciences competition. In addition to the arts and sciences competition, there is a arts and sciences display with an Asian theme.

The combined iron comet challenge is combination of the results from all the non-equestrian competitions.

The event will be held in the horse arena at Brady’s Run, 121 Brady’s Run Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. Preregistration is closed, but you can pay at the door with cash or check.

Adult Event Registration: $12
Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $7
Youth 17 and under are free.