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Spring Crown Requirements

Rapier Tournament and Crown Tournament Announcement:

Spring Crown Tournament is coming up in May and some are wondering what the format may be. If there are fewer than 16 combatants, there will 2 round robin pools of single bouts to get the list down to 8 fighters. If there are 16 or more combatants, it will be a regular list tree with challenge-ins. When at 8 from pools or if starting with 16+, the format will be best 2 bouts out of 3. The first fight of these will be either weapon and shield, two weapons, or great weapon. Each fighter will choose the weapon style for their opponent! They will be given a 3x5 card, on it they will write either an "S" for shield and weapon, a "2" for two weapon, or "G" for great weapon. A corner person from each fighter will exchange cards before the first fight. All fights after the first are bring-your-best.

A Rapier Tournament will be held the morning of Crown Tournament and open to the Combatants/ Consorts of the armored tournament as well as the populace of Northshield. Results of the Rapier Tournament will determine the order in which the Combatants/Consorts process in for the armored tournament. If the Combatant/Consort does not wish to participate, they can either sponsor a rapier fighter who will assist in their placement in the processional, or they can abstain from the tournament, Then the Combatant/Consort will process in by the order the letter of intent was received. The Rapier Tournament will be a bring-your-best depending on number of participants, including two or more pools with round robin. Then, it will proceed to a double elimination.

Consorts are encouraged to bring tokens for each other to pass out during the day, and are also invited to attend a Consort Tea in which we will have time to socialize and exchange tokens before the Armored Tournament begins. If a Consort is unable to attend the Tea due to the Rapier Tournament, we will make sure your tokens get to you.

We are looking forward to this day that will name our heirs and continue the Northshield legacy!

Yngvar and Luce

The requirements to enter are at least an AoA and Corpora and Northshield requirements.

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All prospective combatants and their consorts must meet the minimum criteria in the Governing Documents, as well as the following requirements:

  1. Each must be a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism and have access to the Northwatch.
  2. Each must have been a subject of Northshield for one year immediately before the Crown Tournament
  3. All prospective combatants and their consorts must be acceptable to the Presiding Royalty.
  4. No one under 18 years old may fight or be fought for in a Crown Tournament.
  5. No member of the Royalty may either fight or be fought for in a Crown Tournament.
  6. One member of the couple must also affirm that they can and will maintain the ability to legally cross the U.S./Canadian international border for the duration of their reign, should they be victorious to ensure that they are free to travel to all parts of the Kingdom.
  7. All prospective combatants must hold a valid Northshield heavy combat authorization card. If the combatant does not hold all authorizations that will be used in the tournament, the Crown has the sole discretion as to how and whether they will allow that combatant to participate.
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Prospective competitors must send to the Presiding Royalty a letter expressing their intent to compete. The letter should provide evidence of fulfillment of any requirements for entrance by the prospective combatant and consort and outline their involvement in diverse areas of the SCA, as the Heir and Heir's Consort may require. The Presiding Royalty will insure that necessary information concerning eligibility is provided to the Kingdom Seneschal for verification.
 

To the consort and combatants to wish to enter we will need your letters by end of our Coronation, the second Saturday in April (April 14, 2018). 

Posted by: Luce Tolle Princess on 3/20/2018

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