EVENTS BOOKED FOR 2017
18th - 19th February - Cambridge Living History Fair - Wood Green Centre Godmanchester
17th, 18th, 19th March - The Original Re-enactors Market. Sports Connexion
Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore CV8 3FL
8th - 9th April - International Living History Fayre - Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree, in Essex (CM77 8PD)
EASTER BREAK - TBC
13th of May - The Legendary AOBC St Georges Banquet - AOBC annual banquet open to AOBC members only and invited guests. Also Don’t forget those Judgments!
This years theme - RED DWARF!!
29th April - 4th May - Brixham Pirate Festival - Just a small get together for those interested in a Pirate themed weekend. You will need to source your own accommodation
TBC - Dovers Hill English Olympick games - AOBC English country Backswording display. Come along and enter for the Shin kicking tournament. There are plenty of things for the children if you want to take along your families and the evening finishes with fireworks and a fire worm made up of thousands of people. www.olimpickgames.co.uk
3rd - 4th of June - Colchester Oyster Fayre - The AOBC East of England Country Backswording tournament. Players will be fighting for the coveted Oyster Fayre Cup. There will also be a tournament for the Valour Cup. AOBC members can arrive on Friday from 12 noon to book in and pitch. www.oysterfayre.co.uk
17th June - Sandy Carnival cup and Medieval camp - Call for fighters and non-combatants and family: Contact Buzz for details
25th of June - Letchworth Garden City Festival - Open Backswording tournament - Contact Pete Buzzsaw Holland to sign up.
9th - 10h July - The Tewkesbury Medieval festival, The battle of Tewkesbury - This is one more for those AOBC members who are also involved in re-enactment. A brilliant battle weekend event. There will be the opportunity for AOBC members to partake in the Archery this year so if you wish to do that and you have the kit let me know. Email for more information if any AOBC members wish to partake in the battle. www.tewkesburymedievalfestival.org
SUMMER BREAK - TBC
TBC. August - Some un-scheduled Sunday morning training may be booked for pre tournament training for those who are lucky enough to fight at the AOBC UK English Country Backswording Finals 2015 at the Sandringham Games & Country Fair
9th - 10th September - ECBA UK finals 2017 held at the Sandringham Games & Country Fair, Royal Sandringham Estate, Sandringham, Norfolk - The AOBC will be hosting the 2017 Backswording Champions tournament at Sandringham this year. 8 finalists, champions in their own right will be fighting over the weekend for the coveted AOBC UK Champions Cup. Those old gamesters who take part this year will themselves be part of the rich tradition of English country Backswording and go down in history. WEB SITE
16th and 17th September - Reenactment Battle weekend event with the Early medieval Alliance at Caldicot Castle South Wales www.caldicotcastle.co.uk
TBC - International Living History Fayre. Web site
TBC - Original Re-enactors Market. Web site