K&Q Rapier Championships

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Barony of Iron Bog - Moorestown, NJ

Event date: October 22nd, 2016

Event Last Modified: October 18th, 2016

Event details

The Barony of Iron Bog is honored to be hosting the next King and Queen's Rapier Championships. 

From Master Donovan Shinnock current King's Champion of Rapier:

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 is a special consideration, noted below.
Two handed swords may not be used in conjunction with secondary items.
With the active agreement of both combatants, any bout may be fought as Cut and Thrust.  However:
Both combatants must proactively inform the marshal that it is a C&T bout.
I don't want to hear about anyone trying to badger folks into fighting C&T if they really don't want to.  I will take a very dim view of this.
Combatants are expected to be mindful of the rest of the tournament when armoring for C&T.  Excessive time spent armoring up that causes a delay may result in forfeiture of the bout.
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.

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:
Dead Is Dead.  Double kills are counted as a loss for both combatants.
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 double kills, we'll have fightoffs to advance.

Sweet 16
The sweet 16 will be a standard double elimination tournament.  In this portion of the tournament:
Per His Highness' request, 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.
Double kills at this point will be refought for a clean result, so we can keep the tourney tree from becoming a non-Euclidean mess.

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.

Lists close at 11:00 and tournament to start at 11:30.
You must show your site token to sign up with the MoL, so please remember to troll in first.

A nourishing and bountiful dayboard will be provided.  For allergies, dietary restrictions, or questions about the dayboard, please contact Lady Genevra d'Angouleme at genevra_dangouleme@verizon.net or (856) 535-8150 (please no calls after 10:00pm). 

Please remember your feast gear as we may not be able to have access to paper goods.

Dayboard Menu:
butters (plain, honey)
savoury tosted or melted cheese (cheese fondue)
fresh fruit & veggies
diced cheeses
hard-boiled eggs
to boyle a rack of veal on the French fashion (beef soup with carrots & turnips)
capons stwed (braised chicken)
pumpes (meatballs in almond milk)
cariota (roasted carrots)
mosserouns florys (glazed grilled mushrooms)
spynoches yfryed (fried spinach)
tart in ymber day (onion & cheese pie)
ryse of flessh (rice in broth)
sikanjabîn, lemonade, water

Please note:  This is a very dry site.  No alcohol is allowed on the premises (including outside on the grounds).  No pets allowed with the exception of service animals.

Weather permitting the event will be held outside on the grounds of the Church.  Please plan accordingly.

Site Opens: 10:00
Site Closes: 6:00

Event Location

First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown
101 Bridgeboro Road
Moorestown, NJ  08057
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Registration Fees

Registration fees (which includes dayboard):
Adults members will receive a $5.00 discount on the registration fee with proof of membership. 

Adults pre-registered $13.00 ($8.00 with Member discount)
Adults at the door $15.00 ($10.00 with Member discount)

Children will receive discounted registration fees as follows:
Children 12-17:  $5.00
Children 11 and under are free

For pre-registrations, please include both SCA and Modern names, SCA membership numbers and ages of any minors.

There will be no feast.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NJ Inc.  Barony of Iron Bog

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Lady Aibhilin inghean Ui Phaidin
mka Erica Janowitz
(201) 615-5598

Send Reservations to:

Lady Molly inghean ui Raighallaigh
mka Jean Bachen
140 Sunset Drive
Mount Royal, NJ 08061

Pre-registrations ends 10/18.

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This site is very dry!  Please no alcohol on site or outside on the grounds.

No pets allowed on site with the exception of service animals.