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Lady Mary – Tournament

Lady Mary – Tournament

Armored CombatRapierSiege Weapons

Armoured Combat & Rapier

Good gentles this tournament is a fun and simple way to celebrate the Lady Mary Memorial Tournament. The rules are laid out below.

You will need a regulation deck of playing cards and a camera on your device to display your card. If we have the maximum of 32 we will switch to single elimination to keep the tournament within one hour.

In addition, here are the steps in order to compete in the Armoured Combat & Rapier Tournaments, combatants MUST be registered no later than May :

1. Register your team (teams can be registered with only one member); Teams are encouraged, but not required, to participate in the other Great Hunt activities. If you have already registered for a Great Hunt team, please do not register again. Use the team you registered with.

2. Go to the Lady Mary Memorial Tournament Facebook event and comment on Item 6 your team name, the SCA name of the participating member (1 entrant per team), and which tournament you are registering for.

3. On May 8th, be ready to participate in the tournament at 12pm EST (team members not competing may attend and cheer on their teammates)

These tournaments are open to all Gentles of the Knowne World. To add to the fun we encourage all participants to stay for the whole tournament and virtually cheer on all combatants.

Rapier Tournament Rules

Item 1 Have Fun

Item 2 Fight Honourably

Items 3 Double Elimination Tournament with each bout best two out of three fights

Item 4 Each fighter has a deck of cards with no Jokers, set the deck face down,

Item 5 Each Member of the Order of Defense has four bonus points,

Item 6 Each Member of the Order of Thorbjorn’s Hammer gets two bonus points

Item 7 Each person not a member of one of the above group, ‘Unbelts’ draws three cards, face down, and places to the side known as back-up weapon cards

Item 8 Each Member of the Order of Thorbjorn’s Hammer gets one dagger card. This can only be used in fights against members of the Order of Defense. Drawn from the top of the deck and kept face down

Item 9 Aces are One, Jacks are 11, Kings are 12

Item 10 Combat each fighter draws the top card of the deck and shows it to the camera. Please hold it until the Marshal acknowledges the number.

Item 11 Unbelts may play one of their back-up weapon cards after both cards have been shown within five seconds. Then discard that card. Have your two sword card handy before you play to save time. Same for Members of the Thorbjorns Hammer with their dagger card against Knights.

Item 12 Total the bonus points if you have any to the card drawn.

Item 13 A ‘Queen’ automatically wins as our fair Queen Isabel fights rapier

Item 14 The highest points wins that fight.

Item 15 Double kills are refought including if two Queens are drawn

Item 16 The tournament is open to all gentles to a limit of 32

Item 17 There will be prizes

Armoured Combat Tournament Rules

Item 1 Have Fun

Item 2 Fight Honourably

Items 3 Double Elimination Tournament with each bout best two out of three fights

Item 4 Each fighter has a deck of cards with no Jokers, set the deck face down,

Item 5 Each Member of the Order of Chivalry has four bonus points,

Item 6 Each Member of the Order of Thorbjorn’s Hammer gets two bonus points

Item 7 Each person not a member of one of the above group, ‘Unbelts’ draws three cards, face down, and places to the side known as back-up weapon cards.

Item 8 Each Member of the Order of Thorbjorn’s Hammer gets one dagger card. This can only be used in fights against members of the Order of the Chivalry. Drawn from the top of the deck and kept face down.

Item 9 Aces are One, Jacks are 11, Queens are 12

Item 10 Combat each fighter draws the top card of the deck and shows it to the camera. Please hold it until the Marshal acknowledges the number.

Item 11 Unbelts may play one of their back-up weapon cards after both cards have been shown within five seconds. Then discard that card. Have your two sword card handy before you play to save time. Same for Members of the Thorbjorns Hammer with their dagger card against Knights.

Item 12 Total the bonus points if you have any to the card drawn.

Item 13 A ‘King’ automatically wins.

Item 14 The highest points wins that fight.

Item 15 Double kills are refought including if two Kings are drawn

Item 16 The tournament is open to all gentles to a limit of 32

Item 17 There will be prizes

Siege Weapons

This year, we are done with missing targets and invite one and all to engage in siege warfare! How you might ask? Follow these simple steps to lay siege in your very own castle:

  1. Step one – email to register your siege efforts
  2. Build your very own siege weapon(s)
  3. Using a stable surface (e.g. coffee table, kitchen table)
  4. Set up your range – minimum distance 45 inches; maximum distance 55 inches
  5. Ready the ammunition (marshmallows)
  6. Scoring:
  7. Siege weapon construction: 10 points
  8. 10 x Miniature marshmallow ammunition: 2 points for each basket (20 total)
  9. 10 x Regular-size marshmallow ammunition: 2 points for each basket (20 total) DIY

DIY Siege Weapons

  1. Tabletop Popcycle Catapult
  2. Clothes Pin Trebuchet
  3. Pingpong ball catapult
  4. Small Onager
  5. Easy Popcycle Catapult
  6. Marshmallow Launcher

Send a photo of your siege, and evidence (photo, score tracking, or video) of your score to