[Central] Feast Crossbow & Table Top Siege Competition for Steppes 12th Night:
William Black Dragon
ironwyrm at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 6 06:18:10 PST 2011
Our Feast Crossbow & Table Top Siege Competition at
Steppes 12TH Night not only appeals to children but
to the child within each of us and is one of the few
contest where all ages may compete equally together
for the right to brag whom is the best shot with
their on mini-missile launcher!
Should you have yet to attend this most amusing &
entertaining little contest of food flinging skill
you have missed one of the little gems of our 12TH
So please plan to come join us for this extremely
enjoyable and fun little feast weaponry competition!
Please note, this year there is a major change to
our contest's format! After much play testing we
have decided to change from our previous accuracy
contest of who can hurl the most grapes into a
bucket to a much more entertaining & fun single
elimination duel between competitors.
That's right folks, this year it's a "FOOD FIGHT"!
Competitors shall be facing off from either end of
table in an attempt to score more hits than their
opponents to be declared the winner of the match!
Winners of the foodstuff duel shall advance in the
list, losers must join the spectators behind the
Ammo shall be supplied in unopened plastic baggies
before the start of the match and not allowed to be
opened until the call of "lay on"! Matches shall be
timed at one minute and continue until both opponents
are either out of ammo or the time runs out.
All hits shall counted & scored by the attending
marshals only! If there is any violation of the
contest's rules(see below) by either competitor a
hold shall be called, the clock stopped, the
offending competitor warned and penalty noted on
the scores. Should the violation be repeated the
offender shall be disqualified and the match awarded
to their opponent!
The "12 years and under" group shall compete first
by age the youngest paired against each other. The
winners of the second end of these matches shall be
advanced to compete with the "13 years and older"
Siege engines shall be paired with siege engines
Loaner feast crossbows shall be made available for
those wishing to enter the competition without a
feast weapon of their own.
Eye protection shall be required to be worn by
competitors, safety glasses will be supplied.
We plan to start sign-up around 1PM and begin our
tournament promptly at 2PM (or as close as we can
given SCA time)!
2011 Contest Rules:
The contest is open to all hand-held or table top
devises constructed for the sole purpose of hurling
small bits of foodstuffs(marshmallows, grapes, cheese
cubes, veggies, peanuts, etc.) which can met the
1) All devises will be declared within one of two
categories; "Hand held - those meant to be fired
while held in the hand (so called "baby", "feast",
or "mini" crossbows. Or "Table top" - those meant
to be fired while sitting upon a flat surface (so
called "baby", "feast"' or "mini" trebuchet,
ballista, catapult, or other type siege engine).
2) All feast devises must fit into a sixteen inch
feast platter (or circle), or have a footprint
which does so to be permitted to enter the list.
3) All string & prod powered entries (crossbows &
ballista) may not exceed a draw weight of 10 foot
4) All entries must be capable of launching table
grapes as ammo! All ammo shall be supplied by the
contest sponsors. No other projectiles will be
allowed for the contest.
- All Competitors twelve years or under must be
accompanied by a parent or legal guardian!
- All spectators must remain behind the safety
ropes during the competition!
- All contestants must enter & complete the
competition using one type "feast weapon" only!
- All contestants must demonstrate to the
attending marshals that their "feast weapon" is
safe, in good working order, and they can operate
the devise in a safe and sane manner!
- All contestants must wear eye protection while
competing in their match! Some safety glasses
shall be provided, however most is made for adults.
Competitors & parents may supply their own.
- All contestants must be ready when their names
are called! Absent contestants shall declared as
a forfeit of the match and their opponents declared
- All contestants must remain in their chairs at
all times during the entire match!*
- All competitors must keep their upper torso above
the table at all times!* You may dodge however you
may not duck under or otherwise use the table for
- In the event neither combatant scores a "hit" upon
the other during their match it shall count as a
loss for both!
- In the event of a tied score within the match both
competitors shall advance into the next end!
- Used "intact ammo" may be gleamed from your person
or the table top and fired for additional points!
* Failure to do so a hold shall be called, clock
stopped, the offending competitor warned, and a
point shall be awarded to their opponent.
We would wish to thank House Arkham for supporting
and sponsoring our our little tournament once
again this year!
We're looking forward to having an even more
splattering good time and lots of laughs again during
this year's contest! Pray come out and join us,
however be advised wearing a good washable cloak is
HL William Black Dragon
Feast Weaponry Marshal In Charge
More information about the Central