[LOC] Third Annual Chess Challenge and Tourney

The Barony of Stormhold is proudly hosting the third Chess Challenge! The Shires of Arrowsreach and Borderscros will be defending their titles of Champions of Chess. All challengers on the field of battle and chess are welcome. All Newcomers welcome.

This is a pot-luck picnic, with a tourney and many rounds of chess.

Rules for the tourney are-
Round 1 - Pawns: Everyone to fight with sharpened sticks (i.e. thrusting spears)
Round 2 - Knights: Counted Blows e.g.- each fighter gets to throw five blows or three good blows with arms&  legs not lost.
Round 3 - Bishops: Maces and shields (in the Medieval Period, churchmen could not draw blood, Bishop Odo the brother of William the Conqueror, is depicted in the Bayeaux tapestry wielding a club.
Round 4 - Rooks: Sword and large shield (defence)
Round 5 - Queens: Queens are the best protected and each combatant fights with two guardsmen drawn at random, fight to end with the death of the "queen"

Final Round- The two finalists meet on the field in charge of half of the combatants drawn at random, against one another in a melee. Winner is the last "king" left alive.

The park also has a free bbq and bocce ball court. Please book but payment can be accepted on the day.

*Event Details*
Event Date :   17/3/2012
Group Hosting Event :   Stormhold
Event Name :   The Third Annual Chess Challenge and Tourney
Event Type :   Potluck picnic and tourney
Event Time :   2pm-6pm
Event Site :   Harleston Park, Seymour Rd, Elsternwick VIC 3185 AU

*Steward Details*
Steward SCA Name :   Miriam bat Shimeon
Stewards email :miriam.staples@gmail.com

*Booking Details*
Booking cost for members :   $6
Booking cost for non-members :   $8
Booking cost for children :   $2
Cheques payable to :   Barony of Stormhold
Bookings required :   Yes
Booking deadline :   15/3/2012
Booking contact (SCA name) :   Miriam bat Shimeon
Booking email :miriam.staples@gmail.com