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This morning, the fencers of the kingdom are vying for the honor of serving as the King’s Rapier Champion and the Queen’s Rapier Champion. The King’s Champion will be the winner of the tournament, and the Queen’s Champion will be the Queen’s choice based on skill, comportment, and honor throughout the tournament. Below are the entrants for the round robin portion of the tourney, as well as a reminder of the rules and format:

Dona Aesa Ormstunga

Aesa Skurladottir

Baron Aiden McShae

Akamatsu Katsumoto

Agapios

Alastair Tucker

Albert Faulkner of Sandford

Alexander Maclachlan

Maestra Anastasia de Monte

Andre Le Pervier

Anne de Basillon

Antonio

Avaldr

Lord Allerick van den Broecke

Baroness Beatrice de Warynton

Don Berrick Grayveson

Brian le Wolfhunt

Lady Brigid nyn Thomas O’Neill

Brita Mairi Svensdottir

Duchess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain

Master Caine Ramsey

Cassius

Ciaran Ua Meicthire

Colonel Christian Wolfe

Collin Monro of Tadcaster

Connor Mac Scamus O’Neal  OGR

Corbin Blackthorn

Declan

Doroga Voronin

Lord Erich Gutermath

Don Eldrich Gaiman

Lady Ellynor Redpath

Engraving de Madrigal

Eon

Etaine

Even Alswyth of Friskan

Eyja of the Isles

Faílbe Mac Neill

Lord Finan

Frostulf The Swordsman

Gabriel Roberts

Gerhardt

Gritty Vulselin

Master Grim the Skald

Lord Grímólfr Skúlason

Lady Isabel del Okes

Sir Ivan Ulrickson

Don Jean De Montagne

Jean Michel LeVode

Jacob Fisher

Jacobus

Jaffi

Jamie of Anglespur

Jean de Montagne

Jean Michel LeVode

Jordan

Katerina Falconer de Lanark

Lady Katya Gordon

Katsu

Kazimierz

Baron Larry

Lord Leo MacCullan

Liadan ingen Chineada

Llewelyn Walsh

Don Lorenzo Gorla

Lupold

Mabel

Lady Magdalena von Kirschberg

Mairenn Ingen

Master Malcolm Bowman

Countess Marguerite inghean Lachlainn

Lord Mat Wyck

Lord Matija Potočnik

Lord Matteo Genovese

Matthias

Matthew Miller

Medir

Melchior

Mercedes Vera de Calafia

Don Mikulaj von Meissen

Millicent Rowan

Mistress Molly Schofield

Montana

Don Morty

Lord Morwill MacShane

Lady Muirenn Ingen Ciric

Myrun Leifsdottir

Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova

Lord Olan Blackhand

Pedro of the Mountain Confederation

Piero Quagliati

Priscilla of Bergental

Remy

Don Robert Earlson

Robert Tytes

Rodrigo Medina de la Mar

Ronan

Scrooby

Seamus

Maestra Sorcha Dhocair

Lord Sterling De la Rosa

Thomas of Effingham, Master of Defense, Baron of Carolingia, and sometimes Deadpool.

Thomas del Broc

Brigidnyn Thomas O’Neil

Lady Thora Kotter

Baroness Wentliana Bengrek

Don Xavier the Sinister

Yin Fengyu (Gongzhu)

Zohane Faber

The overall structure of the day will consist of the perennial favorite of round robin pools followed by a 16 person double elimination tournament, followed by a set of finals with rotating weapons. For tournament conventions and details for each part, read on!

General Conventions —
* This tournament is heavy rapier default. Light rapier may not be used. C&T may not be used.
* All double kills are to be refought until a clear victor is found.
* Two handed swords may not be used in conjunction with secondary items.
* Barring safety issues, there will be no recentering. If you are on the ropes or in a corner, we expect that you wanted to be there or have been placed there by your opponent and you will need to deal with that.
* Holds will not be called if you reach the ropes. If you cross them, tangle in them, or otherwise create a hazard, a hold will be called and you will be placed on the rope for the bout to continue.
* If you are on the ropes and continually creating a safety issue or causing repeated holds by stepping out, marshals can be expected to take action based on that.

Round Robin Pools–
* Ideally (space permitting) we’ll have 8 pools, so the top two fighters from each pool can advance. In this portion of the tournament:
* Bring your best form.
* Fights are one and done.
* If there are ties to determine who advances, we’ll initially resolve them by who beat who. In other words, if two fencers are tied for second but one beat the other in the pool, that fencer will advance. If that doesn’t work due to some strange edge-case math, we’ll have fightoffs to advance.

Sweet 16–

The sweet 16 will be a standard double elimination tournament. In this portion of the tournament:
Those fighters who remain undefeated should display their prowess with single rapier. Should you take a loss, you may fight with whatever you see fit.
Each pairing will be determined by the best of three passes.

Final Four–

At this point:
The bouts fought among the final four combatants may be fought with whatever forms the combatants wish.
When an undefeated fighter is paired against a fighter with a single loss, the latter needs two wins – that is, they must win two matches, each best two of three passes – to advance. The undefeated fighter needs to win a single best two of three match.

Finals–

In the finals, losses are forgiven, and both final combatants start off on even footing. It will be the best three of five bouts, with rotating non-repeating call and response weapons forms:

A coin toss will determine which fencer calls their form for the initial bout first.
Forms that can be chosen by combatants consist of Single Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Case of Rapier, Rapier and Rigid Parry,Rapier and Non-Rigid Parry, and Two-handed Sword.
Forms need not match.
Double kills are refought for a clean result. Please parry.

The Gazette thanks the MoLs, marshals, and heralds for assisting in reporting.  Any mistakes are the fault of The Gazette alone.