Youth Boffer Combat at Pennsic War

Master Sean o'Shaughnessy, Midrealm Kingdom Marshal for Youth Combat, will be the Pennsic XXXII Youth Combat Marshal. Boffer combat sessions have been scheduled for the War. Master Sean writes:

YOUTH BOFFER COMBAT

The Midrealm will be hosting youth boffer combat this year. This will be a joint effort with the East Kingdom again. We are planning on holding two sessions daily from Friday, August 8, 2003 through to Friday, August 15, 2003. On Saturday, August 16, 2003, we will only have one session. There will be a morning session that runs from 8 am to 10 am; the afternoon session will run from 3 pm to 5 pm. We have scheduled the youth boffer combat sessions so that they do not conflict with the major war point battles; the schedule for youth boffer activities will be changed to accommodate any changes in the war point schedules.

We will be following the Midrealm Youth Boffer combat rules with a few minor exceptions. Please consult the Midrealm youth combat rules [by clicking on the header of this article] or the rules of your own kingdom if it has a boffer program. Three age groups will be used. The boffer program covers those youth who are 6 to 9 years old; 10 to 13 years old; and 14 to 17 years old. The rules will be available at the Youth Boffer Marshal's tent. Authorized youth boffer fighters are encouraged to participate. We will hold authorizations everyday for all those youth and their parents who are interested. Please note that the parents of the youth must sign in their children everyday and that the parents of those youth boffer figters aged 6 to 9 must remain at the boffer list area while their children are participating. Again this year, we will be encouraging anyone interested in becoming a youth boffer marshal to join us as we will be training youth marshals as well.

We are planning on having three sponsored tournaments - one tournament each by the Midrealm, the East Kingdom and the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Sir Ix of the Midrealm will be sponsoring a youth armored combat tournament on Thursday, August 14 at 3 pm; come see the youth compete in full heavy weapons style! We will also have a fort battle, a water balloon fight, a boffer rules rapier tournament, and lots of other kinds of fun. We will have special training sessions covering fighting styles and melee tactics. On Monday, August 11 at 3 pm, we will have a boffer weapons construction training class at the youth boffer list tent. We will show the youth and their parents various techniques for making weapons.

Master Sean o'Shaughnessy
Midrealm Kingdom Marshal for Youth Combat
Pennsic XXXII Youth Combat Marshal
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