[Ansteorra-rapier] The Rapier Tournaments at Ansteorra's Argent Anniversary

Chris Zakes moondrgn at austin.rr.com
Sun May 2 10:35:15 PDT 2004

Happy New Year everyone,

In just over two months, we will be celebrating five-and-twenty years as an
independent kingdom. As part of the festivities, a series of rapier
tournaments will be held. They will include:

Tournament #1, showing our past: Foils will be the primary weapon,
"experienced" fighters may use epees. By special dispensation from the
Kingdom Rapier Marshal, rattan and PVC daggers will be allowed for this

Tournament #2, showing our present: Weapons will be fighter's choice, any
weapon legal in Ansteorra, for which the fighters are authorized may be used.

Tournament #3, showing possible futures: Only heavy blades (Schlagers, Del
Tins, etc.) may be used. Fighters must be authorized with heavy blades to
fight in this tournament. In conjunction with this tournament, a judged
sidesword tournament will be held. Fighters must be authorized in sidesword
to compete in this tournament as well.

Tournament #4, Challenge the Champions: Past Queen's Champions will be
lined up on one side of the field. The other fighters will pick their
opponents from among the assembled champions.

Youth Rapier: Youth fighters are encouraged to compete as well. They will
be paired against other youth, but their pairings will be included and
announced with the pairings of the adult fighters. Youth rapier fighters
may compete in Tournaments 1 and 2 and may challenge past holders of the
Queen's Hope in Tournament 4. 

Some really nice prizes will be awarded to the winners of each of the four
tournaments, the judges' favorite in the sidesword tournament, and to the
best Youth Rapier fighter. There will also be an overall prize for the
fighter who does best in all four tournaments. 

Armor inspection for the Ansteorra Argent Rapier Tournament will begin at
8:00 a.m on Friday, July 9th, A.S. XXXIX. See the main event website
(http://argent.ansteorra.org/) for more information about the event.

	-Tivar Moondragon
Rapier Coordinator for Ansteorra's Five and Twentieth Year Celebration

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