Brian de Moray, Free Scholar of the Academie de Espee in the Kingdom of Atlantia reports that a rapier tournament to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research will take place July 29, 2013 at Pennsic 42. Thugs for Jugs - A breast cancer rapier charity tourney - will be held on the rapier field.
Brian de Moray writes:
It gives me great pleasure to announce the continuance of a Pennsic tradition near and dear to so many in our great kingdom. The Free Scholars of the Academie de Espee of our great kingdom are hosting the eighth annual rapier tournament to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research at a half past 3, on the nine and twenty of July, upon the rapier lists. (3:30 PM, on July 29th)
The format will be triple elimination, with progressive weapons forms following Atlantian rapier conventions. Combatants start first with Single Sword. Upon taking a loss, the combatant may take up a defensive secondary. Upon taking a second loss, the combatant may take up an offensive secondary. Upon taking a third and final loss, the combatant will take heed on the need to learn to parry, and watch their fellow combatants strive to bring glory and awareness towards a most noble and important cause.
A donation of at least $5 will be required to compete, though all are welcome to support this important cause.
The winner and finalist will be awarded a drinking vessel worthy of their great feat of strength, as well as libations appropriate for the age of the victor. All funds raised will be donated to a breast cancer charity of the winner's choice.
Your faithful and obedient servant,
Brian de Moray, Free Scholar of the Academie de Espee