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10:00Armored: Novice Tournament - 5 years or no fighting awards.ArmoredBattlefield
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11:00Rapier: North Oaken ChampionshipRapierRapier List
11:00Crafterpersons' Green OpensPopulaceMain Pavilion
11:00Youth Bocce TournamentPopulaceVillage Green
11:00TBDClassesClassroom 1
11:00TBDClassesClassroom 2
11:00TBDClassesClassroom 3
11:00TBDClassesClassroom 4
11:15Armored: Open Field Scenarios - 4 field battles with a brief break between.ArmoredBattlefield
12:00TBDClassesClassroom 1
12:00TBDClassesClassroom 2
12:00TBDClassesClassroom 3
1:00Archery: North Oaken Regional Champions ShootArcheryArchery
1:00Rapier: War PracticeRapierRapier List
1:00TBDClassesClassroom 4
1:00TBDClassesClassroom 1
1:00TBDClassesClassroom 2
1:00TBDClassesClassroom 3
1:00TBDClassesClassroom 4
2:00Armored: Crossed Bridge - Resurrection battle with Combat Archery.ArmoredBattlefield
2:00Archery: Gnome Duo ShootArcheryArchery
2:00TBDClassesClassroom 1
2:00TBDClassesClassroom 2
2:00TBDClassesClassroom 3
2:00TBDClassesClassroom 4
3:00Baroness' Bocce TournamentPopulaceVillage Green
3:00TBDClassesClassroom 1
3:00TBDClassesClassroom 2
3:00TBDClassesClassroom 3
3:00TBDClassesClassroom 4
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5:30Court*PopulaceMain Pavilion
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[ Bardic | Bocce | ClassesCraftpersons’ Green ]

Baroness’s Bocce Tournament

The Baroness’s Bocce Tournament takes place Saturday afternoon at 3:00 PM on the Bocce Green near the Main Pavilion. All are welcome to enter, although we request that participants be at least 10 years old. There will be a youth bocce tournament at 11:00 AM for all those interested in joining in before lunch. The NOWM Bocce Green is 10′ wide by 40′ long. In order to make the tournament more challenging, all natural landscape irregularities have been kept in place. (Seriously, have you TRIED manicuring a campground?) The winner of the Baroness’s Bocce Tournament will become the guardian of the coveted Brass Elephant on a Bocce Ball until the next tournament.

As bocce is a game that has evolved over time, we have created our own variation of modern bocce rules to simplify the game and make it more enjoyable for all contestants:

  1. The Baroness throws out the pallino (target ball) for all rounds. The pallino must pass the mid-point of the bocce court (20′). If the landed baroness is either unavailable or competing in a current round, all efforts will be made to acquire a stand-in baroness for that round.
  2. Rounds will consist of sets of four contestants. Each contestant will have two bocce balls of the same color. Balls will be thrown alphabetically by color in two phases. Contestants may throw their bocce balls from any position within the court up to the 5 ‘marker stake.
  3. The contestant whose ball is closest to the pallino will receive 1 point. If the second ball of the same color is the next closest to the pallino, the contestant will receive two points. Points are awarded only to the individual whose bocce ball is closest.
  4. If two (or more) bocce balls if differing colors are equidistant from the pallino, those contestants will re-throw 1 ball each to break the tie. The pallino remains in its original location during the tie-breaker.
  5. The tournament will consist of five (5) rounds. The contestant with the most points after five rounds will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie, one additional round will be played of two balls each to break the tie.
Previous Winners
  • Lady Cebelia de Namaria – NOWM XV, XVI
  • Sir Lorimer MacAltin of the Garioch – NOWM XVII
  • Lord Sergei the Jester – NOWM XVIII
  • Lord Hákon Hrafnsson – NOWM XIX
  • Baroness Constanza de Mendoza – NOWM XX
  • Lady Lynette la Rousse – NOWM XXI
  • Lord Ladislas Vulcu – NOWM XXII
  • Lord Miguel de Servesas – NOWM XXIII
  • ? – NOWM XXIV
  • … You? – NOWM XXV


If you are interested in teaching a class at NOWM, please sign up here.

Craftperson’s Green

NOWM will feature a Craftspersons Green and the Artifacts of a Life: Midrealm Edition A&S challenge.

The Craftspersons Green is a public space for artisans to work on their art, demonstrate it, and discuss it with visitors. Artisans should plan to bring their own chairs and tables. No sign-up is required, but please contact Dame Elizabethe Alles with questions.

“Artifacts of a Life: Midrealm Edition” is a persona-focused* Arts & Sciences challenge to create items a particular persona* would have left behind, that future scholars would use to learn about their life.These items could be grave goods buried with you, items from your will or probate inventory, documents such as charters, indentures, or receipt books, or artifacts that might be found in an excavation of your life context — anything we now use as a primary source to reconstruct a plausible persona. The Challenge will be to create at least 3 items related to your persona that could have become part of a museum collection or an archive. You can work individually or as part of a group of up to four people. ( *The persona in question doesn’t even need to be your current SCA persona, just a pre-17th century persona.)

Our goal is to have every participant walk away with some sort of prize/recognition, so we’ll be looking for both participants and sponsors. Please contact Dame Elizabethe Alles to sign up.

This Midrealm Artifacts of a Life A&S challenge is inspired by the event series of the same name (“Artifacts of a Life”) created by Mistress Elizabeth Vynehorn, OP, OL, and hosted by the Barony Beyond the Mountain and Barony of Carolingia, all of the East Kingdom. The Midrealm organizers appreciate their willingness to share their ideas and hard work with us. [  Main Pavilion, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM ]

NOBLE Cup Bardic Challenge

The Bards of North Oaken, summoned by the pursuit of excellence, gather to compete in story, song, and verse for the right to claim Stewardship of the NOBLE Cup. Bear witness to the finest North Oaken has to offer in the bardic arts, as appointed by the assembled baronages and seneschals of our fair land.