Provost Challenge

The Shire of Coldedernhale invites you to The Sixteenth Provost Challenge! October 2, 2021/AS LVI

Join your fellow fencers in a day to challenge as you push your skills, learn from each other, and see who becomes the next Provost Champion!

An event for ALL rapier fighters!  Classes and authorizations in the morning, duels and tournament in the afternoon.  This is your chance to fight duels until you are too tired to stand – single sword, double sword, dagger, and so on – all the forms will be used.  Come and learn, practice, and try to win the Provost Challenge traveling trophy.
No matter your abilities you are welcome. You can authorize in the morning and fight in the tournament in the afternoon. You do NOT need to be a Provost, Cadet or student of any School or Master to attend.

Once again we are at the Oahe Downstream Lodge, Oahe Downstream Campground. This is just below Oahe Dam, 5 miles north of Ft. Pierre, South Dakota.

Site opens at 4 pm Friday October 1, 2021. Site closes noon Sunday October 3, 2021 

$15 Adult registration (age 18 and over)

$10 Member adult registration

17 & under are free

NOTE: We are not collecting money for pre-reg but please go to our pre-reg form to help us plan for classes and authorizations. 

  • There is a $6/day state park fee PER car. Not per person
  • Outdoor camping is free.  
  • In the past we have let people sleep in the lodge. However, due to COVID, Society and Kingdom rules at this time, August, 2021, we not allow people to sleep in the lodge.
  • Checks payable to SCA Inc – Shire of Coldedernhale
  • Pre-registration is highly encouraged so we can plan classess and lunch.
  • The site is handicapped accessible. However, all activities take place outside so be prepared for rough ground and inclines.
  • We will have several large pavilions for covered outdoor populace space. 
  • Children are welcome, but no children’s activities are planned.
  • We will have our traditional lunch of soup and rolls. It will be on a donation basis. You are welcome to bring your own foods, especially if you have special dietary needs.
  • The site is wet.
  • Showers on site.

The Event Steward is Ealdred of Malmesbury / Dawson Lewis. He can be reached at or via text/phone at 605-222-9530

The Marshal in Charge is Lord Hans of Korsvag. He can be reached via email at

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

For more details, please see our COVID plan.