Updated Rapier Activity Schedule!
Order of events:
1. Rapier Tent – Open Liste: 6:00 – Dark (provide your own marshals)
2. Rapier Tent – Dark:30 – 3 AM: Rapier Party
1. Authorizations: 9 AM – 10 AM;
2. Youth Rapier: 9 AM – 12 Noon Rapier Tent, if marshals are available
3. Kingdom Rapier Melee Practice: 10 AM – 12 Noon;
4. Lunch Break: 12 PM – 1 PM;
5. Captain Craidd’s Boarding Actions: 1:00 – 2:00; Rapier Tent
6. Learn to Parry Tournament: 2 PM – 4PM; Rapier Tent and area
7. Pageant of the Masters 4:00 – 5:00
8. Open sparring After the Tournament 4:00-ish, Rapier Tent
9. Rapier Tent Lists close: 4:30 PM
10. Field lists close: 5:00
11. Court: 5:30 PM?, in the Rapier tent.
12. Dark:30 – ? AM: Rapier Party Part II!
To save space I’ll skip the Boarding Actions rules & description. If you don’t know what it is – “Fun bear-pit on the boards” sums it up nicely.
The Learn to Parry Tournament: 2 PM – 4:00 PM-ish
A tournament in two (2) parts:
• Round robin pools to start
o Three (3) lethal passes per bout.
o 0-3 possible points per bout.
o The victor of each pass gets 1 point.
o Double Kills count as 0 (no point for either combatant).
o Half of each pool will advance to the Double Elimination portion of the Tournament.
• Double Elimination Portion – with a Swiss-6 component. (Now 6 because of the 2-handed rapier authorization)
o Each combatant will list the order of authorization styles to be used as the Double Elimination portion progresses:
o Default to single rapier for any missing authorizations.
o Off-hand Parry is divided into Rigid & Non-rigid.
o Windy Day Rule: Single Rapier may be substituted for Rapier & Non-rigid parry at the Marshals’ discretion.
o One kill, only 1 re-fight for a double kill. A second double-kill counts as a loss for both. Learn to parry.
• Prize for 1st and 2nd places.
Rapier activity for those out of the Tournament:
• We’ll come up with something.
Pageant of the Masters 4 PM-ish – 5 PM
• Demonstration of the Master’s practice by students of opposing Masters.
o The students practise their Master’s system upon their opponents.
• Expositions of the Master’s method as being superior – given by the students.
o The students and pageant spectators divide into groups, as they desire, whereupon the students expound upon the Master’s craft in tutorial.
There’s melee!! There’re tournaments!! (with prizes!)
Any day with a sword in hand is a good day!
Come on out, we’re gonna have a blast!
(and the weather is looking good, too!)