The following tournament results are available from the oxhide bear-pit style tournaments traditionally held at A Market Day at Birka.
At Her Majesty’s whim, a Youth Rose Tournament was held before Crown Tournament this past weekend. For those unfamiliar with youth combat, it is run much in the style of adult combat. Each fighter was sponsored by a Lady of the Rose, or a few Ladies of the Rose. The tourney was run as a bear pit. When a fighter won a bout he brought his Rose or Roses a rose, and returned to the list to fight the next combatant. The honor and chivalry of the young fighters was so inspiring that it caused Baroness Aneleda to set words to paper in commemoration.
An Account of the Youth Combat Tournament at Crown Tourney, on the Feast Day of All Souls in Carolingia, as seen by Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge.
Results from both Chivalric and Fencing Tournaments at the 2013 Market Day at Birka have been posted to the Northern Army website. Vivat to Kenrick of Warwick who placed first in the Chivalric bear pit, and to Quintin Brilliant who placed first in the Fencing Bear pit. Congratulations to everyone who competed!