Marshal Activities

Maidens 2023 Martial Activities Layout
Maidens 2023 Martial Activities Layout

Located in the Illini ABC Rooms on the First Floor

Water/snacks will NOT be provided. Bring your own hydration (no alcohol). There are bottle filling stations on site.

Rapier/Cut & Thrust: Roland de Sullane

9:00 AM – Lists open, authorizations and inspection
10:00 AM – Up and Comers Tournament – This tournament is open to all fencers who have not received a GoA level fencing award or higher. It will be a double elimination tournament speed tourney.
12:00 PM – A-Game Tournament – This tournament is open to all. It will be round robin pools feeding down to single elimination brackets. There will be a C&T pool.
2:00 PM – Pickup Tournament – This tournament is open to all. Everyone fights whomever they wish, but points will be awarded according to the award level of the defeated fencer – Novice (1 point), Cavendish Knot (2 points), Bronze Ring (4 points), and Master of Defense (8 points). The fencer in EACH track with the most points will be declared the winner.
3:00 PM – Lists close. Begin clearing space.
4:00 PM – Space must be totally vacated by 4pm for room change.

Cut & Thrust is allowed in all tournaments provided both combatants agree and are authorized.

Armored: Lady Thorunn (Rune) the Twisted & Sir Ix

9:00 AM – Lists open and inspections begin – One list will be open for warmups until 11am
9:30 AM – Authorizations begin – First time authorizations will be ran before advanced authorizations.
10:00 AM – Novice Tournament Starts – Open to any fighter whose first authorization is after August 1, 2018 and has not received an armored fighting award or won a tournament. This will be a double elimination tournament. The start time for this will be delayed if needed to allow any first time authorizations to finish. If numbers are small for this, each round will be best two of three.
10:00 AM – Unbelted Tournament – Open to any fighter that is not a novice per the above and is not a member of the chivalry. This will be fought as standard double elimination.

11:00 AM – Sir Sabah Challenge – Sir Sabah will be taking the field for what will likely be one last time. He will take on all comers. This challenge will have breaks when needed for pools in the open tournament. 
11:30 AM – Traditional Maidens Open Pool tournament – This will be between 6-8 pools of fighters in the first pool. Numbers who advance and number of pools will be determined by the list person based on the fighter count. The final four fighters from the last pool round will face each other in best two or three in the semis and three of five in the finals. In the semis the first two will be matched weapons chosen by each fighter. If third is needed, it will be bring your best. In the finals the first four will chosen from these categories; Sword and Shield, Sword and Buckler, Two Handed Sword, Two Weapon, Polearm of matched lengths, spear, dagger and buckler, dagger. The fighter with the better score of the day will choose rounds 1 & 2. The fighter with the lower score will choose 3 & 4. If round 5 is needed, it is bring your best. No duplication allowed in rounds 1-4. Number of bouts in the finals may be reduced if time is an issue.

2:00 PM – By this time or before 1-2 lists will be open for pickups.

3:00 PM – Lists shut down to clear hall for court.