Sunday, April 18, 2010

April 2010 Beau Geste

This month's Beau Geste was contested today by five fighters: Hildemar, Zumi, Johnathan, Oscad, and Jabril. I ran it with three rounds of round robin. Everybody had to fight everybody else three times. In the first round, the person with the lowest precedence got to choose weapon forms (though they could choose fighter's choice). In the second round the fighters with the higher precedence chose weapons. It was mostly weapon and shield fights, but we did have some good pole arm fights in Zumi's rounds (I am very impressed with her. She fights like she has had a fair amount of Kendo training, because her style is true classical Japanese, not SCA Japanese). The third round was single sword at the barriers.

Jabril, because he arrived late, had to fight his first two rounds straight through, eight fights in a row. In the end, he won the tournament with nine total victories out of 12 fights--a truly impressive feat of prowess.

Vive le Beau Geste!