Fencing


A note from Marshall in Charge of Fencing, Don Therion Sean Storie:

Fencers take note: You will be stickered with a white or a red rose after you’ve been inspected. It’s not dissimilar for the process at Pennsic. When you come to the Rapier Tent bring your authorization card and ALL of the weapons you plan to use FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT. If something in your armor or weaponry changes during the event it must be inspected/re-inspected by a marshal before use. If you don’t have a sticker you will not be allowed to compete in the tourney.

Fencing Schedule

Friday

6pm - 9pm ~ Inspections & Sign in

7pm-8pm ~ Ship Boarding Melee ~ Warm up the weekend with some melee on the high seas! Board your enemie’s ship and drop their flag to claim their booty.
Host: Don Therion Sean Storie

9pm - 10:30pm ~ Torchlight Tourney ~ “It’s a shot in the dark” 
This will be a round robin fought under torchlight with bulls-eye lanterns as a rigid parry device. **Weather dependent**
Host: Don Therion Sean Storie

Saturday

**There will be plenty of opportunity for melee throughout the day** 

9am – 11am ~ Inspections & Sign in

11am - 12pm ~ Short But Deadly ~ This is a double elimination tourney focused on the use of ANY short blade that is 32 inches in length from the tip of the blade to the cross piece of the sword. No secondary forms allowed, however, Daggers can be used as the primary weapon. So get ready to get up close and personal because it's time to dance cheek to cheek in the grand Concordian fashion.
Host: Master Caine Ramsey

12pm - 1pm ~ Gamblers Tourney ~ This tourney will be a multi-form tournament, with the combatants' weapon form to be determined by chance. Each combatant will throw dice to determine what forms they will bring. If you are not authorizes in a from you must default to single. Loaner weapons will be available.
Host: Master Grim the Skald

1pm - 2pm ~ Talhoffer Shield Tourney ~ The tournament will be fought with all usual rules of Eastern Cut and Thrust. The only allowed form is rigid parry. Combatants will use a provided Talhoffer-style dueling shield in conjunction with their sword. There is no restriction on size or style of combatants' swords, so long as they can be used safely with one hand.
Given the unusual size and mass of the dueling shields, shield contact deemed beyond incidental, aggressive, or unsafe by the supervising marshals will result in the disqualification of the offending party. The tourney will be fought round robin unless the total number of participants exceeds 10. In that case, the tournament will be single elimination. In either format, pairs will fight to best 2 of 3 passes. Doubles refought once. Rules are subject to minor revisions up until the day of the tournament. 
Host: Lord Alastor Tucker

1pm – 2:30pm ~ Singles Champions Tourney ~ Want to make it on the Pennsic Rapier Champions Team? Now's your chance! One of a series of tournaments/practices across several events, the results from this will help determine the makeup of this year's team.

Sunday

9am - 11am ~ Inspections/Sign in 

11am – 12pm ~ Baronial Rapier Championship Tournament ~ 
*Anyone who enters the tourney must be willing to commit to the duties of the baronial champion, and they must have no duties or fealties which would conflict with these duties. Any gentles who are not residents of the Barony of Concordia of the Snows who wish to compete for the championship must present themselves to Their Excellencies before the tourney. If you are interested in entering the Baronial champion competition, please read the Baronial champion requirements*
A true champion is versed not only in the art of the duel but also the art of war. This year's format will be a Warlord Tourney. First round, all combatants will be restricted to single sword. Winner of that round becomes Commander for their pair. All pairings will be random. No weapon restrictions during the melee portion of the tournament. Tournament shall be run until one side is the victor. The final round shall be run three times, best two out of three wins. Commander of the winning side will be the newest Baronial Champion.Host: Lord Yin Fengyu Gongzhu

1pm – 3pm ~ Rapiers & Roses Tournament ~ Please come join us for an annual favorite. Rapiers and Roses is a timed bear pit tourney. Fighters may choose to fight any other fighter in the open list for the duration of the tourney. Each win is worth 2 points. Each loss is worth 1 point. The victor of each match will provide a rose (provided by our host) to a gentle of the losers choice. Said gentle must be within the battlefield area of the site.
Host: Don Therion Sean Storie