1559Re: Fencing at Coronation: Details
- Apr 26, 2010A big thank you Lars! The home gangs were really fun! THis list sizes were just right..
--- In E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com, "L. Tremblay" <lrt512@...> wrote:
> Greetings, all.
> The schedule seems fairly set now, so here is our plan for fencing on
> The weather forecast is now showing sunny with a high of around 14C.
> Hopefully we don't get rain, as that will make life a little less fun
> for combatant types.
> The site opens at 9:30AM, and morning court will be at 11:00AM, so there
> will be time for authorisations between site opening and morning court,
> if any are so inclined. I myself am planning to arrive at or shortly
> after 9:30. The stricture on it is that we must do them outside in any
> case so as to not get in the way of people setting up. Happily, there is
> a fairly large covered area outside, so there should be no problem even
> if it is raining. I don't know what other rapier marshals might be
> around when the site opens, so it would be a good idea to make sure that
> someone besides me will be around if you want to do an authorisation.
> Morning court will (theoretically) end by 1:00PM. This is when amour
> inspections for all combatants are scheduled to start, with tournaments
> beginning at 1:30PM
> - If it is nice out like the forecast claims it will, then there is no
> issue and our tournament will be set up outside. Once the tournament is
> done, we will then have lots of space for people to just play, run a
> bear pit, or whatever seems like a good idea at the time. Playtime ends
> aroud 4:30PM, to allow people time to prepare for evening court at 5:00PM
> - If it is raining out, then the armoured folks are still going to be
> outside. The main hall will be made available to the rapier and youth
> combatants. In this case, our allotted time will be halved as each group
> shares the space. The rapier tournament will begin at 1:30PM and our
> lease on the space will end at 3:00PM, after which the youth combatants
> will take over the space for their tournament. If the weather has
> cleared we can look at moving outside for more play time, though the wet
> grass probably would suck. If the armoured folks aren't using the large
> covered area outside, that may be an option for us. There is also a
> mezzanine area that is relatively small which may be available for us to
> use afterwards, but we won't know until the time arrives.
> The tournament format will be a variation on a round-robin that I am
> going to play out a bit tonight at practice to make sure it works as
> well in reality as it plays in my head :)
> Come on out and fence!
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