On a hot and sunny list field, the final comabatants met with wit and courtesy. The bouts demonstrated the great skill of both men, and were a treat to watch for those who enjoy the intricacies of tourney combat.
In the first bout, fought with greatswords, Lutr went down after a relatively short time (for Crown Tourney finals) with one good thrust from Bardolf.
Despite the heat, both Knights took to the field a few minutes later for the second round, fought with sword and shield. This style prompted much more action and maneuvering about the list. Lutr was eventually forced to his knees, facing into the sun. Bardolf courteously enquired if Lutr would like to reposition. "I think the glare from your helm will come from anywhere," Lutr responded in reference to Bardolph's highly polished helm. (Lutr was wearing a black helm.) Lutr then went on to prove that the glare was not a factor by killing Bardolf.
Tied going into the third bout, the combatants paused briefly before taking matched spears onto the field. All received a respite as some cloud cover as well as a light breeze crept in. Both men took their time to seek a target for the spear, walking toward one corner of the list before moving a bit back toward the center. Then Bardolf bore down on Lutr, and a fierce battle ensued. Bardolf chased Lutr to the edge of the list, where Lutr was taken down by a thrust to the lower face inside the range of both spears.
The new Prince was announced, to great applause and shouts, and Prince and Princess were welcomed with open arms by King Felix and Queen Madeleina.