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Heavy Weapons and Rapier Tournaments

Rapier Tourney Schedule, Estrella War XXXIV

Wednesday

Early Bird Rapier Tournament

Date:                      21 Feb 18

Day:                       Wednesday

Time:                     3 – 5 p.m.

Location:              Town Square

 

So you came to Estrella War early. So you get to fight early. Join the other early arrivals and enjoy the camaraderie. The Early Bird Tournament is for those Rapier fighters who are on site and ready to fight early in the War.

It will be a five weapons style prize tourney. Bring a prize valued at $10-$20 to enter.

There will be as many fights as possible, with everyone fighting every round, and prizes will be given out based on the number of fights won. Heavy Rapier is the standard, but Cut & Thrust is encouraged for those authorized. Come fight someone, or several someones, you have never faced or rarely face.

Outlands and Atenveldt allowable heavy rapier blade conventions will be observed. Parrying devices, armor, and weapons will be inspected before each tournament by Tournament Marshals and designees. Armor standards are those of your home kingdom.

 

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Heavy Rapier / Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by the Company of the Sable Blade, marshal in charge is Master Koga Takashiro Kagehiro (TakaKensei) & THL Hamasaki Eiwa Miyako (EiwaKensai)

 

Thursday

Men’s Skirts Tourney

Date:                      22 Feb 18

Day:                       Thursday

Time:                     10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location:              Knowne World Rapier Camp

 

Men’s Skirts Tournament will be a five weapons style prize tourney (Bring a prize valued at $10-$20 to enter.). Everyone will fight every round, and prizes will be given out based on the number of fights won.

As the name suggests, only males can sign up and they must wear a skirt. Acceptable skirts include dresses, full length skirts, and kilts (all exposed skin must be covered according to SCA Rapier armor standards). Fighters and their consorts may add other “accessories” as they wish.

In addition to the prizes brought by the fighters; first place, “best dressed”, “most graceful”, and “most tragic death” will get a prize. “Best Dressed”, “Most Graceful”, and “Most Tragic Death” winners will be voted on by the gallery at the conclusion of the tournament.

Atenveldt allowable blade conventions will be observed. Parrying devices, armor, and weapons will be inspected before each tournament by Tournament Marshals and designees. Armor standards are those of your home kingdom.

 

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Heavy Rapier / Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by the Barony March of Mons Tonitrus, marshal in charge is THL Hamasaki Eiwa Miyako (EiwaKensai)

 

Ladies’ Treasure Chest Tourney

Date:                      22 Feb 18

Day:                       Thursday

Time:                     12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Location:              Knowne World Rapier Camp

 

Come one, come all, Lady Rapier Fighters of the Known World: participate in the Weissdrachen Lady’s Treasure Chest Tournament. This year’s tournament is once again in honor and memory of The Most Honorable Lady Regan Weissdrachen. Test your skills with sword in hand, against other Ladies while wearing your fanciest Fighting Garb. Demonstrate the “Spirit” ladies have on and off of the tournament field. Today we celebrate Life!

List fee is a bauble or a prize for the Treasure Chest. Maestra Deborah and some of the Estrella merchants have donated additional prizes. Favors made by the Maestra’s own hand will be provided for all participants; returning fighters will receive a ladybug button.

Outlands and Atenveldt allowable blade conventions will be observed. Parrying devices, armor, and weapons will be inspected before each tournament by Tournament Marshals and designees. Armor standards are those of your home kingdom.

This will be a Swiss 5 weapons style tournament.

 

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Heavy Rapier / Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by Maestra Deborah and THL Hamasaki Eiwa Miyako (EiwaKensai)

 

Longsword Cut and Thrust tournament

Date:                      22 Feb 18

Day:                       Thursday

Time:                     2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location:              Barony of Twin Moons Encampment

 

Do you love your Lange Messer? Would you mangle someone for a Montante? Do you have a soft spot for a Spadone? Does a Passot make you passionate? Would you cleave someone for a Claidheamh Mòr? Do you find a Federschwert fascinating? Then join us for a playdate just for you…

Welcome to the Estrella Longsword Cut and Thrust Tournament!

Thursday from 2-4 pm in the encampment of the Barony of Twin Moons, join me as your Patron of the Pass, your Sponsor of the Swinging Sword. All authorized Cut and Thrust fighters will be allowed, as long as you use a long sword. And to mix things up a bit, the first round will be at the barrier. The rest of the combat will be in a regular field. We hope you enjoy the fight and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by Caballero Maestro Don Domingo Diaz de la Vega y Martin

 

Friday

Rapier Roses for Cancer Tournament

Date:                      23 Feb 18

Day:                       Friday

Time:                     3 – 6 p.m.

Location:              Town Square

 

In honor of those who fight the battle against cancer, having lost or continuing to fight, and those who support them, the Roses for Cancer Tournament is a fund raiser. All fighters are encouraged to donate $10 or more to enter the tourney and any and all are encouraged to donate even if they don’t enter the tourney (this is a fundraiser after all). The format is a progressive weapons style tournament, beginning with single weapon (be it sword or dagger), weapon and soft parry, weapon and rigid parry, and two weapons.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. Fighters may buy back in once, at the Marshal’s discretion.

Outlands and Atenveldt allowable blade conventions will be observed. Parrying devices, armor, and weapons will be inspected before each tournament by Tournament Marshals and designees. Armor standards are those of your home kingdom.

 

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Heavy Rapier / Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by the Ladies of the Rose, marshal in charge is Master Koga Takashiro Kagehiro (TakaKensei)

 

Rapier Torchlight Tourney

Date:                      24 Feb 18

Day:                       Friday

Time:                     6 p.m. – Until Complete

Location:              Barony of Twin Moons Encampment, Krieg Einhorn

 

You and your friends gather at a tavern, the aroma of freshly baked bread manages to permeate the stench of spilled beer, sweat, and stale sawdust. A fire crackles weakly in the corner, casting long shadows upon the barkeep who continues to polish a dingy glass with his filthy rag. From these dingy premises a party of adventurers will sally forth to face the forces of evil, setting their courage against the maniacal minions of a vile villain: The Dark Lord

Do you have the courage and skill to carve your name in the sky, etching a legacy amongst the stars? Do you have the blackness of soul and illness of intent to halt a hero’s ascendance?

Join us for a tournament of good versus evil, of mighty heroes versus vicious monsters.

The Rules:

– Heroes will have classes that determine their weapon set, decided by a random card draw.

– They will enter a dungeon encounter in which they will face four foes in a Monster’s Gauntlet, one after another. This gauntlet shall be composed of randomly drawn Monsters.

– Once they have completed their bout, Heroes shall be resurrected by the Dark Lord to join the ranks of the monsters.

– A Round is completed once all entrants have fought their Monster’s Gauntlet.

– Rounds shall continue until every entrant has fought with every class, or until time is spent.

 

Three shall be the number of victors, and the number of victors shall be three (3)!

* Victor the First: The Hero with the most kills.

* Victor the Second. The Monster with the most kills.

* Victor the Third: The best Monster portrayal.

 

Come forth and levy your skill against the forces of evil and thwart the villainous plans of the Dark Lord. Fight, win, and become a legend.

 

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Heavy Rapier / Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by Krieg Einhorn and the Barony of Twin Moons

 

Saturday

Rapier Novice Tournament

Date:                      24 Feb 18

Day:                       Saturday

Time:                     2 – 5 p.m.

Location:              Town Square

 

The rapier novices of Atenveldt revealed themselves in great numbers at Southern Crusades. There must always be opportunities for the new men and women of the rapier community to show their steel. At Estrella War there shall be a Rapier Novice Tourney for those among the populace of Atenveldt who have been fighting for 3 years or less and have not be recognized at the Kingdom level with a fighting award. There shall be prizes for the top three fighters but also for the most chivalrous and the most disciplined or practiced. This is a chance to throw your hat and your blade into the tournament ring that should not be passed up. The format will be contingent upon numbers but expect a Round Robin that will maximize the number of fights. What better way to show your burgeoning skill than by crossing blades by torchlight?

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions.

Outlands and Atenveldt allowable blade conventions will be observed. Parrying devices, armor, and weapons will be inspected before each tournament by Tournament Marshals and designees. Armor standards are those of your home kingdom.

 

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Heavy Rapier / Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by the Barony of Atenveldt, marshal in charge is Lord Duncan Aaron of Windemere, THL Hamasaki Miyako (EiwaKensai) and Master Koga Takashiro Kagehiro (TakaKensei)

 

Estrella War Cut & Thrust Tourney

Date:                      24 Feb 18

Day:                       Saturday

Time:                     3 – 5 p.m.

Location:              Town Square

 

This is an invitation only tournament.

HINT: Everyone who is authorized is invited to participate!

Every attempt at early and pre 1500 weapons and style of use of those weapons will be encouraged.

Format is everyone fights everyone (as much as time allows). Each pairing is to 3 bouts, win or lose. Armor requirements will be to the standards of SCA Cut & Thrust Rapier, modified by each fighter’s home Kingdom.

The fighter with the most total bouts won will receive the adulation and respect of their fellow fighters and the marshals, and gain the satisfaction of knowing that they won the day.

The Victor will be the Fighter to best Represent the Swordsmanship or Style of an SCA Period Master, as chosen by their fellow Fighters and the Marshals

Prize(s) are to be announced on the Tourney Field that day.

Allowable Weapons:  Maximum blade length for single handed weapons is 38 inches as measured forward of the quillons/guard. Two handed weapons will be judged on a case by case basis, but must be used as two handed and not just to increase length of reach.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier and Atenveldt Cut and Thrust conventions (thrusts, tip cuts, draw cuts, and percussive cuts).

Outlands and Atenveldt allowable blade conventions will be observed. Parrying devices, armor, and weapons will be inspected before each tournament by Tournament Marshals and designees. Armor standards are those of your home kingdom.

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by His Royal Majesty King Marek the Jew, 96th Crown of Atenveldt marshal in charge is Master Koga Takashiro Kagehiro (TakaKensei, King Marek’s Cut & Thrust Champion)