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2626Re: Rapier at Scotchtoberfest

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  • Yvonne
    Oct 11, 2012
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      Please take this two the Marshal's discussion group.

      Jocelyn Cranewall
      Deputy KRM Ealdormere

      --- In E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com, Kathleen Gormanshaw <kgormanshaw@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > > Thanks for sharing your ideas on the subject of two handed weapons,
      > > knowing where people stand on various issues is critical in finding
      > > consensus on improving such matter.
      >
      > And what have you interpreted my ideas as being?
      >
      > > I might suggest that you
      > > a) don't play or marshall the tournament if you have safety concerns about it.
      > > b) address your concerns about the issue of two handed weapons to the KRM.
      >
      > I am very fond of 2 handed weapons, I have a lot of fun playing with them.
      >
      > On July 8, as part of the changes to authorization procedures, our KRM wrote:
      > "It is the responsibility of the combatant to become familiar with other
      > devices covered by the authorization category before using them outside
      > of practice."
      >
      > Albrecht's original posting said
      > "Finally, in honour of the Germans, we will hold a two handed weapons
      > tourney. Again it will double or single elimination depending on
      > time/numbers. I'll try to make sure there are some extra two handed
      > weapons available and remember, you only need your single
      > authorization to use a two handed sword"
      >
      > Encouraging people who've never played with a longsword in practice to
      > pick it up for a tournament. He has since clarified that he'll have
      > some introduction to the weapons before people play with them, though
      > it still sounds like he may provide verbal instructions and no chance
      > for someone to use the weapon before entering the tournament.
      >
      > This is contrary to the guidelines for authorizations.
      >
      > Eyrny
      >
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