Rose Tournament at Pennsic 42

Duchesses Anna and Seonaid are pleased and proud to announce that this Pennsic will feature the return of the Knowne Worlde Ladies of the Rose Tourney. The official date and time of the Tourney is Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the East Kingdom Pavilion.

The format will be the same as two years ago:

  • All Roses, Diamonds, etc. are welcome to be a part of the tourney as are all sitting Queens and Princesses, both Heirs and Territorials who are not yet members of the Orders.
  • Each Rose will sponsor one Unbelted Heavy fighter and one Non-White Scarf (or White Scarf equivalent, i.e. they cannot be the recipient of your kingdom's highest level Rapier award) Duellist.
  • A Rose does not have to be at the War to sponsor fighters, but we do ask that you either notify us in advance or provide your fighters with a letter of sponsorship or a proxy to bring to the list table.

We are hopeful that therewill be the opportunity for Roses to pre-register their fighters prior to the War, but more on that later. The list table will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the Tournament.

If you have any folks who would like to help out during the tourney, marshals, heralds, waterbearers, MOLs, etc. please have them contact us and we will link them up with the appropriate folks. Our hope is that this will be a multi-kingdom wonder.

The tourney will be run in a Bedford Points Style to maximize the number of bouts for the fighters. The tourney will be run to Atlantian/Eastern Standard.

In the tradition of the Ansteorran Rose Tourney at Gulf Wars, we will ask that your fighters take a moment to introduce their opponents to Their Roses before each round.

Please encourage your fighters to present their best appearance on the field and come prepared to fight hard and have a lot of fun.

There will be a silk banner as the winner's prize for each division (heavy and rapier) and other tokens that will be handed out throughout the tourney to recognize individual accomplishments in the lists.

We encourage Roses to bring tokens to reward those who impress or inspire you throughout the day. As in the past, we will provide refreshments for all comers - all you need to bring is your fighters and a chair. We would also like to extend our thanks to other Roses who have offered to become a part of the team working to make this tourney happen.

Duchess Katherine, Duchess Isabel, Countess Kari and Duchess Kalisa.

Hopefully we will be adding more names over time. We will post more information as it becomes available

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Looking forward to seeing you all there,

Anna and Seonaid

Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn

Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon