[Ansteorra-announce] Rules for Kingdom Eisteddfodd

Jay and Diane Rudin rudin at ev1.net
Tue Dec 17 18:41:54 PST 2002

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Lord Antigonus Bearbait, Premier Bard of Ansteorra, has asked me to post the rules for the upcoming Kingdom Eisteddfodd.

 The tournament will be held at Steppes Twelfth Night.  The winner will become Ansteorra's Premier Bard for the next year.  This is not an empty title, but an honor that includes the responsibility to support Ansteorra's bards for the next year.

 Signup starts at 10:00, and the performances will start a little before 11:00.  You can continue to sign up through the end of the second round.

The tournament will be held in rounds.  It is a double elimination style tournament with no pairings.  The number of rounds will depend mainly on the number of competitors.

  1..  Each round, all remaining competitors will perform one piece.  The judges will choose the top half of the pieces performed.  If you are not in the top half, you take a first loss, but are still in the competition.
  2.. When you take a second loss, you are eliminated.  This allows you to have one bad performance, or skip one round for other responsibilities, and continue in the competition.
  3.. If you sign up for the Eisteddfodd during the first round, you will perform during that round, with no penalty.  This may not leave much time to prepare.
  4.. If you sign up during the second round, you are presumed to have taken your first loss in the first round, but you will perform during the second round.
  5.. You must change genres (poem, story, song, music) from one round to the next, i.e. you may not do two poems, or stories, in a row.  You may use the genre again in a later round.
  6.. Double elimination means a lot of performances.  Please be early and ready to perform.  We cannot hold up the competition waiting for you.
 Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin


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