[Namron] The Battle Of The Champions Coming To Med Fair!

Cynthia Teague cmt1708 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 05:50:35 PST 2012

I'm speaking up as a relative newcomer to the SCA.  My family and I have
been attending Med Fair for about 8 years, and the fighting is one of our
favorite things.  We usually come every day, and we have spent hours
watching the bouts.  But none of us have a clue what we are watching.  A
couple of guys circle each other, there's a flurry of blows, and then
either they do it again or one of them kneels.  I rarely have any idea why.

What if there were occasional bouts followed by a slo-mo replay, with a
herald describing the action?  Or just a slo-mo demo, where some common
patterns were demonstrated, with narration?  Knowing what I was watching
would do a lot to make the fighting even more exciting and engaging.  At
this point, if I were given a streamer and told to root for someone, I
still wouldn't know whether he was doing well or not.

I'm not thinking of anything huge, but a five or 10 minute session a couple
of times a day would be pretty cool.


On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM, Tadhg <ld_tadhg at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Personally, I recommend we let the fighters fight for all they're
> worth...especially on Saturday and Sunday. Friday is a another matter...and
> we can involve the crowd in individual fights--but tracking fighters
> through a Tournament is rather dicey in this type of setting.
>  As part of our Entertainment offering at Fair, we will be doing a
> Tournament-style Fighting Demo at 2 pm Saturday and Sunday and Baroness
> Maleah has given it the name *The Battle of The Champions*!  Spectators
> will be provided streamers and Herald(s) shall introduce the Fighters and
> encourage the spectators to cheer for their favorite.  The Tournament will
> last between 30-45 minutes.
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