Tourney of the Yellow Rose

is on again this year on the 6th November celebrating friendship. We are offering IKAC in the morning, sausage in a bun for lunch, Heavy Tourney in the afternoon and a potluck feast in the evening.

So am I as the rich, whose blessed key
Can bring him to his sweet up-locked treasure,
The which he will not every hour survey,
For blunting the fine point of seldom pleasure.
Therefore are feasts so solemn and so rare,
Since, seldom coming, in the long year set,
Like stones of worth they thinly placed are,
Or captain jewels in the carcanet.
So is the time that keeps you as my chest,
Or as the wardrobe which the robe doth hide,
To make some special instant special blest,
By new unfolding his imprison’d pride.
Blessed are you, whose worthiness gives scope,
Being had, to triumph, being lack’d, to hope.

– William Shakespeare

As is the tradition in Radburne, the Tourney of the Yellow Rose, in
celebration of friendship will be held on the first Saturday of November,
that being the 6th of the month.

Tourney style will be round robin with the winner of each bout presenting
a yellow rose to the spectator of their choice.

IKAC will be held from half past ten in the morn with lunch of ‘sausage
ina bun’ to be served at the conclusion. Socialising and gentler
activities will be held through the heat of the day with the Tourney of
the Yellow Rose to commence at four in the afternoon. A potluck feast
(please bring a plate of food to share) will be held in the evening after
the fighting. Guests are welcome to stay as long into the evening as they
would like. (Camping space available on request.) It is requested that all
who attend the potluck feast have an item of entertainment to present –
this could be a poem, singing, riddle or anything else you may wish to do.

This celebration of friendship will be held at Dragon Hill, 29L Gidgee
Road, Dubbo NSW.

– 10 gold for adult members
– 12 gold for adult non members
– 5 gold for children 6 – 17 years
– Under 6 free
– Family rate at the Steward’s discretion

For further information or to book, please contact the Steward, Lady
Katrijn van Delden on 0419 850067 or email

Bookings appreciated by 31 October to ensure enough amenities are available.