Lady Mary Memorial Tournament
The Lady Mary Memorial Tournament is a long-standing annual SCA event hosted every May by the Barony of Rising Waters in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. It is named after Lady Mary Campbell of Inverary, a Lady who was active in the early SCA Barony of Rising Waters. Following her death in 1984, the Barony's first major tournament was named after her. This event is popular not only with Ealdormereans, but because of its long history and close proximity to Æthelmearc and the Midrealm, there is generally a substantial foreign presence as well.
This event is notable as being a Prestige Tourney. The combat is preceded by a formal procession of all combatants and their consorts. The combatants publicly declare for whom they are fighting, usually giving a short speech on how that person inspires them. In the spirit of the tournament all combatants are encouraged to make a fine heraldic display and to compete in the most chivalrous possible manner.
The event has both fencing and heavy combat tournaments as well as an archery tournament; participants of all three tournaments are welcome to participate in the procession. There is also a Youth Combat tournament. Following the tournaments there is Court and Feast.