The Rapier Champions’ Tournament has begun in the Shire of Hartshorn-Dale. The format and rules for the day are below.
Those vying for the honor to serve as champion are divided into the following pools
- Antonio Patrasso
- Robert Tytes
- Robert Earlson
- James O’Galleghure of Tyr Connal
- Liadan Ingen Chineada
- Sterling de la Rosa
- Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne
- Declan Gobha
- Kara Njalsdottir
- Rodrigo Medina de la Mar
- Antonias Hasebroek
- Edmund Forster
- Brendan Firebow
- Gregori Rogue Montana
- Magdalena von Kirschberg
- Yin Feng-yu
- Ian Douglas
- Celine Elizabeta
- Jean Pierre
- Viola Soldus
- Alastar Tucker
- Jacob of Dunmore
- Katerina Falconer de Lanark
- Wentlyanna Bengrek
- Sebastian orca Roch
- Attila Soldus
- Ursela de Torres
- Hans bon Bek
- Ogedei Becinjab
- Thomas de Castellon
- Xavier the Sinister
- Eldrich Gaiman
- Ellynor Redpath
- Lucian “Roy” de Basillon
- Leonardo Morde Folco
- Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Sviatoslavina
- Grim the Skald
- Mikulaj von Meissen
- Melchior Kriebel
- Adeline de Verrriers
- Jan Janowicz Bogdanski
- Phillipe Renault
- Elena di Cosimo
- Jódís Borsdottir
- Andre l’Epervier
- Jacques de Villiers Saint Oryen
- Owynn Greenwood
- Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaoláin
- Lawrence Thornguard
- Caitrina Gordon called Katya
- Aziza Andrade
- Effing Thomas
- Genevieve Spillane
- Malcolm Bowman
- Colin Monroe
- Akamatsu Katsumoto
- Brigid nyn Thomas O’Neill
- Yehuda ben Moshe
- Eva von Kölln
The rules and format for today’s tourney are as follows.
All combatants will be divided into round robin pools.
Each fight will be bring your best, single pass, and doubles will be refought once. After that, doubles will be counted as a loss for both.
Each fighter will fight every other fighter in their pools.
Marshals will record wins and losses within their list.
After the round robin pools, 16 fighters who are willing to serve as champion will move on to the elimination round. IF A FIGHTER IS NOT ABLE OR WILLING TO SERVE AS CHAMPION, THEY MUST TELL THE MOL PRIOR TO THE ELIMINATION ROUND.
Elimination round is bring your best, best two out of three.
Doubles will be refought until clean.
This will be a double elimination round, unless time constraints force us to reduce it to single elimination.
For the double elimination version, we will have a winners and losers bracket.
The top two fighters will fight call and response rotating weapons forms.
(Fighter A says they will use buckler, fighter B responds with dagger, etc).
Combatants may not repeat any weapons forms, with one caveat: if needed, an opponent may use up one of their weapons forms but discard their offhand weapon down to single sword.
Fighters do not have to match weapons forms.
The first person to choose will be determined by a coin flip.
This will be best 3 out of 5 passes.
Doubles will be refought until clean.
Losses from the elimination round will be forgiven and each fighter will start from a blank slate.
Cut and thrust and two hander will be allowed.
Spears are not allowed.
For cut and thrust, both combatants must be armored and authorized and must agree to fight this. FIGHTERS MAY NOT SURPRISE THEIR OPPONENT WITH ARMORING UP TO CUT AND THRUST STANDARDS. YOU MUST ARMOR UP AND KEEP YOUR ARMOR ON IF YOU WISH TO FIGHT CUT AND THRUST AND YOUR OPPONENT AGREES. We will not have armor change delays during the finals.
Cut and thrust is allowed, if both combatants are armored and authorized appropriately. Each combatant must agree to participating in a cut and thrust fight.
Two handed swords are allowed throughout the tournament.
Spears are not allowed in the tournament (this is due to list field constraints).
Reduced armor experiment is allowed.
All marshals are asked to please ask the opponents if they are ready, call lay on, call holds as needed, and help with any questions from the combatants. If both combatants are satisfied, the marshals are asked not to delay the combatants from leaving the lyst so as not to slow down the MoL.
If an opponent repeatedly backs into the ropes, the marshal may ask that opponent to resume with their back against the ropes instead of permitting them to repeatedly recenter. This is to reduce the frequency of combatants running out of the list.
All opponents are asked to report to the MoL promptly after their bouts in the elimination phase.
The Gazette thanks the MoLs and outgoing champions for their help and support. Any mistakes are entirely the fault of the Gazette.