10:00am - 1:00pm
Authorizations and pick-up fighting
- anyone wishing to authorize must present themselves by 11:00
1:00pm - 2:30pm
This is a reverse bear-pit format lasting 60 minutes. There will be five lists. Combatants enter each list in turn, loser stays in the list. Advancing through all five lists will earn the combatant a point.
An additional point may be earned for each of the following:
- Heraldic display on a surcoat
- Heraldic display on a shield
- No visible modern (plastic) armor or clothing
- Period footwear
- Performing a poem during Luncheon
The top eight point scorers will be entered in a single elimination Pas de Armes to determine the day's victor.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
5-man Melee Tourney (depending on space)
Round Robin or Single Elimination (depending on numbers)
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Open Lists for pick-up fighting or individual Deeds of Arms
(If you wish to announce a Deed before the day, please contact the Martial-in-Charge to make arrangements, and have it published in the program and on the website.)
10:00am - 1:00pm
Authorizations and Pick up Fighting
Le Tournoi de Rapière d'Alouette
This is a Swiss 5, round-robin style tourney. During each round, the combatants must fight five bouts per opponent they face. It does not matter who wins the most of the bouts as points are given for bouts won. Any double kills must be re-fought until a winner is determined. Each round should last no longer than 20 minutes, but timing will depend on the amount of fencers.
The final round will not be a fight to the death; rather, a bout will end when an opponent has been completely disarmed.
1st Round: Single sword only.
2nd Round: Sword and Dagger.
3rd Round: Sword and Rigid Parrying Device.
4th Round: Sword and Non-Rigid Parrying Device.
5th Round: Any form, "To the Pain."
After the Tourney is complete, the list will be open for melee games, Prima Spada bouts, or pick-up fighting.