The format shall be as follows:
The first three rounds of the tourney shall be random
draw; one Crown fighter pitted against a member of the
Honourable Opposition. Both fighters will choose
weapons forms to suit themselves. Matches will be best
two of three fights. Double kills will be refought. Wins
and losses for each fighter will be recorded.
If there are more Honorable Opposition than Crown
fighters, they will be pitted against each other, so that
everyone will fight at least three rounds. If there are more
Crown fighters than Opposition, an Opposition fighter will
be randomly selected to fight an additional time in that
round. No one will be eliminated in this stage and any
losses in these first three rounds will not be carried
forward into the remainder of the tournament.
The next stage of the tourney will be a seeded double
elimination tree. The seed for each Crown fighter will be
based upon their performance in the first three rounds.
First, every Crown fighter with three wins and no losses
will be randomly placed into the top seeds of the
tree. Next, everyone with two wins and one loss will be
randomly placed into the next seeds of the tree. And so
on, until all Crown Fighters are placed upon the tree. Any
remaining spaces will be bye fights. Edward and Rylyn
will choose the bye fighters from amongst the Honourable
Opposition on a case by case basis before each fight.
In the elimination stage, both fighters will choose
weapons forms to suit themselves. Matches will be best
two of three fights. Double kills will be refought. This will
continue until we have two fighters on the undefeated side
and two fighters with one loss each. At this point each
undefeated fighter will cross to face a fighter with one
loss. Every effort will be made to pair one undefeated
fighter with a fighter with one loss in such a way as to
avoid a match up that has already occurred. If this is
unavoidable, random draw will match one undefeated
fighter with a fighter with one loss. The fighter with one
loss must win twice, each two out of three in order to
advance to the finals. The undefeated fighter need only
win a single match, best two of three to advance.
The finals shall follow the following format. Best three out
of five matches with matching weapon categories, each
best two of three fights. The highest ranking fighter
makes the first selection of the weapon category from the
following list: Weapon and shield, Polearm, Two weapon,
Great Sword, and Sword and Buckler. The other finalist
will then choose from the weapon forms remaining. Then
the highest ranking fighter may pick from the remaining
three forms. This trend will continue, if necessary, until a
victor is declared. For this tournament a “buckler” will be
defined as a shield with a maximum dimension no more
than 15” in any direction. Great weapons will be limited to
We would also request ALL participants, Crown fighters
and Honourable Opposition, to do the following:
Present a reasonably period appearance.
Please cover or disguise ALL modern sporting
equipment and Logos (this is Society policy).
Please freshly tape all weapons.
All armour and shields will be in good repair.
Additionally, to add some more pomp and ceremony to
the tournament, we would encourage all Combatants and
Consorts to bring a heraldic banner if they have one, and
at least one retainer to carry the banner in the
Arts and Sciences
Largess Donation Derby:
The Kingdom and the Barony are in need of donation items to be given as Largess. These items are traditionally given as gifts to other kingdoms, as prizes in both Kingdom and Barony, and as gifts to deserving members of the populace.
So, the challenge to the Kingdoms Artisans is this:
Create 12 items. The items need not be identical, just related in some way. Some items donated at other Derbies in the past include needle books, hats from different (or the same) period(s), dolls, earrings, rings, jewelry sets, candle holders, beads, children’s toys, game sets, spindles, bobbins, sewing kits, pouches…
Here are some links that may give you some ideas:
Each entry must contain 12 items. You may enter more than once, but please make each entry a different type of item.
1. You may enter as a group; just remember that the items should all be related in some way.
Documentation is not necessary, but it needs to be an item useable in the SCA.
2. Item should be handmade.
3. Each item must be tagged in such a way that the tags won’t get separated from the item (no loose cards – tape or string is allowed in this case). Include your name and local group information on your tag.
4. Bring your entry to Fall Coronation on September 17, 2016. Please try to get your entries in by 10:30am. This will give the populace time to view and pick their favourites.
If you wish you may designate your entry/donation as for their incoming Majesties or their Excellencies. Any items not designated with be split 60% for their incoming Majesties and 40% for their Excellencies
Judging and Prizes:
King’s and Queen’s Prizes:
The King and Queen will each select their favourite entries.
The winners will get to select one item from the other entries
Judging will be done by popular vote of tokens placed in a cup provided for this purpose. The winner will be the one with the most tokens.
The winner will receive the choice of one item from the other entrants.
If anyone has anything they wish to donate to largesse (does not have to be a dozen) to their Excellencies or incoming Majesties are welcome to contribute to a collective basket that will also be presented at court. This will not be part of the competition.