Rapier Combat

Combat with rapier, schlagger, or similar bladed weapons.

[WES] West Kingdom Crown Tournament

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Their Majesties Hauoc and Ginevra invite the populace to join them in witnessing the selection of Their Heirs in beautiful Tres Pinos, California.

There will be a grand Carnival/Performing Arts festival and many artisans of Their Realm shall perform and play and be a part of the festival. It will begin at 11am in conjunction with the Queen's Tea.

Site will open at noon on Friday and close at 4:00pm Location:
West Kingdom (Tres Pinos, California)

Baron Morvran Corbet de la Flamme victorious in Atlantia's Masters of Defense Tourney

Baron Morvran Corbet de la Flamme, Knight of Atlantia, was victorious for a third time in a unique tournament held in the Barony of Lochmere recently.

Photos and video from Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday 2007

Adam Ingram has posted an album of photos and videos from the recent Baronial Birthday celebration in the Barony of the Secred Stone (Atlantia).

Rapier Academy

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The Barony of Thescorre is pleased to announce the return of the Rapier Academy! Join us on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at the breathtaking Main Street Armory (900 E. Main St. Rochester NY 14605) for a day of learning, fighting, comaradie and fun!

The site will be open from 9am until 9pm, with first classes beginning at 10am. The site has limited handicapped accessibility, it is extremely wet, and there will be Location:
Barony of Thescorre (Rochester, New York)

First Mates Tourney

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It is that time of the year again. For the past twelve months, Lord Tostig has valiantly served my Captain in defense of my ship. The Guardian will now be requiring a new and loyal First Mate whose job it is to protect the Captain and the Ship. The First Mate will be chosen by means of a Rapier Tourney, defending the ship from all rogues. The victor will hold the title of First Mate for the following year. Location:
Barony of Innilgard (Adelaide, South Australia)

Known World Academy of Rapier

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The Barony of Nordskogen is hosting the Known World Academy of Rapier on November 30th - December 2nd. We would love to see the entire Northshield Rapier community in attendance. We would like to see the entire Kingdom of Northshield in attendance (Hey it's Northshield, we like to get toghether for any reason).

The pre-registration fees increase as the event date gets closer. In order to get the $25 weekend pre-registration rate, your forms must be postmarked Location:
Barony of Nordskogen (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Australian Historical Swordplay Conference 2007

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Australian Historical Swordplay Conference 2007: German Medieval & Renaissance Martial Arts

Saturday 22nd to Monday 24th September
Greensbourough Secondary College,
Victoria,Greensbrough, Victoria, Australia

The AHSF Conference 07 website is up. You can find it here:
http://events.swordplay.org.au/

The Con will cost $185 for early birds. The price will rise, so sign up Location:
Australian Historical Swordplay Federation (Greensbrough, Australia)

Photos from Leodamus of Thebes Tourney 2007

Henri le Juif and Arabella Gotokirke have posted photos of the recent Leodamus of Thebes tourney in Calafia.

Position open: Society Rapier Marshal

Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that the SCA is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Society Marshal for Rapier.

Fluffy Duck Tavern

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The Fluffy Duck Tavern is once again offering an easy evening of relaxed company. Wander in after the day is done and sample the talents of Politarchopolis' Brewers and good wholesome food. Stay a while and pit our wits and your purse against others in the Tavern or just sit in the corner and enjoy the entertainment.

Prizes for the evening are best Brew as judged by all, and best entertainment/game. Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Charnwood, ACT)

Lyondemere Anniversary

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Come one, come all! The Barony of Lyondemere invites all good gentles to join us on July 21st as we celebrate our anniversary. Come and enjoy the fighting, fun, and revelling with us.

Site:
Calle Mayor Middle School
4800 Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA 90505

Directions:
Take your favorite freeway to the I-110 southbound. South of the I-10 interchange, south of the CA-91 interchange, south of the I-405 Location:
Barony of Lyondemere (Torrance, California)

Raven Faire

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Midsummer is a time to celebrate the bounty of the warm season and all of its pleasures. The Shire of Crystal Crags invites you to our inaugural summer event, RAVEN'S FAIRE! Come play with us as we enjoy a weekend of lighthearted games and competition. Keep cool in the summer sun with our water balloon melee and the soothing Wall O' Mist. Camping sites are available for the weekend.

COMPETITIONS: Location:
Crystal Crags

Blackwater Hunt

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As the war drums fade in the distance we look to the return of the ice dragon and find our larders empty. Come help us fill them. Bend your bow and raise your spear and help fell the wild beasts amongst the rocks.

Troll opens at 9 am and closes at 5 pm on August 25

Site fee is $ 8 for adults and $ 5 for children and under 5 free as usual the nonmember surcharge of $ 3 will apply

Location:
Shire of Black Water (Bradford, Pennsylvania)

[ATL] Got Vice?

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You have been called into judgment by the seven Vices for pride...the first step on the path of the vices. Come enjoy a seven course feast while you watch the Vices and Virtues compete to win you over.

http://www.gotvice.org/ Location:
Farm Ventures (Person County Group Home) - 363 Jerry Dixon Rd, Leasburg, NC

Fencers brave the mud at library ren faire

Young observers called for blood recently during a rapier demonstration at the Mancos Renaissance Faire, a two-day affair sponsored by the Mancos Public Library and featuring members of the local SCA group. Katie Burford of the Durango (Colorado) Herald had the story.

Talons of Fury

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This weekend will be a fun-filled event with a three-person team competition. Each team will be a random draw and consist of an archer, a heavy fighter, and a fencer.

Location:
28011 WCR 56
Kersey, CO 80644 (THIS IS A CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR)

Fees: Whole weekend: $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for children (15 and under), Kids 5 and under are free. Day-Trippers $10.00 per day. The Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Kersey, Colorado)

Sir Sagan's Workshop II

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SAGAN IS COMING! SAGAN IS COMING!! IT IS TRAINING TIME AGAIN!

Heavy and Rapier fighters:
Mark your Calendars for Friday July 27th , Saturday July 28th, and Sunday July 29th. This is a continuation of what we studied last year with Sir Sagan. I have posted the notes from his last visit to the Oerthan List under "Files". It is recommended that you access these notes as a refresher, and study up. That way we can take full advantage of his training in the limited time frame. Location:
Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Candlelight Camp photos online

Lord Gawin der Fuchs has posted an album of photos from the recent Candlelight Camp event in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Beltane Coronation photos online

Lady Margrethe reports that Lady Gellis has posted two albums of photos from the recent Beltane Coronation in the Kingdom of the West.

First time "Cut and Thrust" in Northshield

Lord Julio reports that a Northshield "first" took place recently at Provost Challenge when he and Master Kevin made use of "Cut and Thrust" during a rapier tournament. Toshikage explains the technique.

Fencing sharpens mathematics skills

Sports psychologists believe that fencing can actually improve math skills, perhaps because it improves a perception of geometric shapes.

Atlantia Coronation photos online

Antonio Felluci has announced that he has posted a small album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Using a table format to run a list

Lord Yves de Fortanier has posted an article on the website The Rotunda detailing the Table Method for running tournament lists.

Quintavia's Bardic Bar-Room Brawl

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Come to picturesque Quintavia for a Spring Day of bards, dancing, fencing, thrown weapons, feasting and fun!

Bards come sing a song or tell a tale we will have a day of sharing and practice for the evenings festivities. Dancers come and twirl around the beautiful tavern fair. Those who prefer to throw things, like axes and the like will have space outside for thrown weapons competition. Also plenty of room for gaming! Bring your favorite period games and teach us how to play! There will also be a ‘serf’ auction where you can bid to have your own personal servant for the feast in the evening. Location:
Quintavia (Bolton , Massachusetts)

Report from West Kingdom Crown Tournament

Jade of Starfall, inspired by Kaaren Hakonsdottir, was the winner of the March 24, 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the West, one of the highlights of a weekend-long event which also featured the first Western Rapier Champion Tourney

Ice Dragon photos online

Meg the Mad reports that she has posted photos from the recent Ice Dragon event in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos were taken by her lord husband Leonardo of Sunderoak.

International Swordfighting & Martial Arts Convention

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Since 2000, one of the premier and oldest International conferences for the study of Historical Martial Arts,hosting accomplished and leading instructors from around the globe.

Detroit Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint
Hotel Sponsor

http://artofcombat.org/public/thespis/Convention/Schedule.htm Location:
Art of Combat, Inc.& New Dawn Duellists Society (Detroit, Michigan)

L' Esercisio della Spada

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The Company of the Martillodores does send word to all that would accept our challenge to once again come to the Field of Honor and fight with Courtesy, Skill, Camaraderie and Style! All who would come to meet us will be prepared to show the assembled Gallery their best display of those aforementioned qualities in both the Arte of Defense with the rapier (which will be conducted in the style of a Pas d' Armes) Location:
Younge's Grove, Turlock, California

Bride vs Groom Melee and wedding photos from Estrella

Wallace and Viola were married recently at Estrella XXIII. Photos from the wedding and the Bride vs. Groom Rapier Melee are available to view online.

California SCAdian opens fencing school

Quartz Hill, California resident Antek Ignatowicz opened the Phoenyx Fencing Studio last year and now provides classes for municipal recreation programs. Christine Berwick of the Antelope Valley Press has the story.