Carolingian Rapier Championship

Hosted by Barony of Carolingia - Framingham, MA

Event date: July 10th, 2022

Event Last Modified: June 20th, 2022

COVID-19 Statement

The East Kingdom and the event staff are committed to making sure that our friends & families stay safe. Kingdom guidelines for COVID safety change often. Masks that conform to CDC standards and worn properly over the nose and mouth are required of all attendees over the age of 2 in all indoor spaces or in public tents or pop-ups with 3 or 4 walls up and may only be lowered briefly for eating or drinking. Masks are optional when outdoors and we encourage frequent handwashing and social distancing. Please take whatever steps you feel are necessary for your own sense of safety beyond the stated mandates.

All persons over the age of 5 are now required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. All persons over the age of 18 must also present government issued photo ID or a valid SCA membership card. Please have these in hand when checking in.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event details

Carolingia welcomes its fencers to compete for the honor of being Their Excellencies' Rapier Champion! 

Weather-permitting, we hope for the entire day's activities to take place outside.  The site has plentiful parking, and lovely grassy, shaded areas for activities and spectators.  Ellison Hall has three bathrooms and an indoor hall which are available for our use. 

Carolingia's Low Company will also be in attendance, hosting their traditional summer Throwing Things At Things Gathering!  So come along and enjoy the finest games that involve...  well, throwing things at things. 

We will have water and lemonade available, but encourage attendees to bring picnics or snacks, as no dayboard will be provided.  Please consider bringing chairs or blankets for sitting outside.  There should also be room for pop-ups, if desired for shade. 

We expect the Rapier Tourney, as well as Low Company activities, to begin around 2pm.  Rapier pickups will be happening all day, and we'll have melee activities after the Tourney.

From the current Rapier Champion:

Greetings, fencers of Carolingia!

The time to compete for the honor of defending Their Excellencies and serving as Their champion is upon us!

To win the honor of serving in this role, each combatant will be put through a gauntlet of fights where they must show their skill, comportment, and valor against a gallery of selected fighters. 
The combatants are encouraged to bring a selection of weapons combinations so they may choose to match their opponent, counter their opponent, or simply bring their best.

After the fighters have been tested, a final will be announced.  The finalists must compete in a best 2 of 3 blows, bringing their best equipment and highest level of martial skill. 

Notes:  In order to serve as champion, one must be capable of attending events with Their Excellencies and be able to keep safe and store the Baronial Champions sword, tabard, and collar.  If you are unable to serve but desire to participate, please let the MOL know so you may not be selected for the finals.

There will be space for fighters to enjoy pickups throughout the event.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Yours in Service,
Lady Millicent Rowan


Site Opens: 12:30pm
Site Closes: 6:00pm

Event Location

The Plymouth Church in Framingham
87 Edgell Road
Framingham, MA  01701
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Directions:

The Plymouth Church in Framingham is located on Edgell Road, right off Route 9 in Framingham, Mass.  The driveway is just past the church, on the right if you are coming from Route 9.  Activities will be taking place on the side lawn of the church and in and around Ellison Hall, which is on the far side of the parking lot. 

Registration Fees

Registration:
Adult admission to the event is $15. 
Adult members will receive a $5 discount, making their admission $10. 
There will be no charge for attendees 17 years of age or under. 

There is no deadline for pre-registration, though if you are planning to attend, please fill out the pre-reg form to make it easier on gate staff.  No payment is due at the time of pre-registration - please bring cash or check to gate. 

Pre-reg form:  https://forms.gle/9wScm1jd7FF7rzgE7

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Barony of Carolingia

Contact Information

Event Steward:

THL Kassandra Aiantide
Caitlin Bright
(339)224-8934
184923@members.eastkingdom.org

Send Reservations to:

Reservations should not be sent ahead of time.  Please fill in the pre-reg form and pay at gate.  Thanks!