Wednesday, December 25, 2013

December 2013

The December 2013 Beau Geste was fought on December 19. Three nobles competed, and the victor wad Andreas de Vulpes, Count of Oultrejordain and Tiberius. Vive le Beau Geste!! 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

November Beau Geste at 100 Minutes War

Because of the holidays and scheduling conflicts we held the Beau Geste tournament at 100 Minutes War. As a result, it was by far the largest tournament that we have held in the series. It was big enough, and it was so cold and late, that we didn't even have a sign in sheet. As a result, I don't know the names of everyone who competed. I apologize to those I leave out.

I think there were 23 fighters competing, but i could be wrong, These included Sir Bryce and Sir Ragnar from Atlantia, Lady Beatrix from Aethelmarc, Avran, Tormunder. Ionis, Karl, Ansel, and the Mayer clan.

The finalists were Sir Ragnar and Ionis, Ionis won 2/1. Ragnar received the baner.

Vive Le Beau Geste! 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

October 20, 2013

Five fighters showed up on a warm sunny day at Grants' Tomb: Valgard Samale, Ansel, Tycho, and Azier. They fought a bear pit round robin, wherein each held the field against the others and  wins only counted for the fighter holding the field. Valgard beat Azier in three fights in the finals. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Beau Geste, September, 2013

This was one of the better Beau Geste Tournaments that we have held. It was well attended and well fought. We did it at the Queen's County Fair, but it seemed  a little much for the audience. They loved our earlier, smash and bash show, but an actual tournament that went through 21 fights plus a three fight final wa a bit much for them. It was great for the fighters though.

There were seven fighters in the Beau Geste this month: Myself, Gui, Agrippa, Ansel, Samale, Tycho, and Mathias. Agrippa and Gui advanced tot he finals, and Agrippa was victorious. Mathias received the banner. Vive le Beau Geste.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

August 2013

Accidentally posted this to SCAFighter.

The dog days of August are like this. Only three fighters showed up for the Beau Geste yesterday: myself, Ansel, and Samale. We fought a three of five round robin, in which Ansel was victorious. Samale was awarded the banner. Vive Le Beau Geste.  

Friday, August 23, 2013

Beau Geste Does Pennsic

Due to the crowded calendar and the fact that Pennsic occupied nearly half of July this year, the Viceroy decided to hold the Beau Geste tournament at Pennsic in July.

10 fighters took part overall.
Duke Amalric (An Tir)
Cedric (An Tir)
Oscad (An Tir--not Sir Oscad de Segovia)
Lord Marcus Antonius
Iones (John the Breeder)

The victor was Taliesin and the winner of the banner was Ansel.

The next Beau Geste tournament will be this Sunday, August 25, at noon, at Grant's Tomb, 123 and Riverside Drive in Manhattan.

Vive le Beau Geste!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Riverfest June 2013

This month's Beau Geste was held at the Riverfest demo. There were firefighters competed all of them unbelted: Avran, Agrippa, Ervald, Tycho, and Samale. We fought a round robin. Tycho and Agrippa advanced to the finals. In a two out of three bout, Agrippa won with Great Ax and with dagger to claim his second Beau Geste. Tycho once again won the banner. The next Beau Geste will be middle Saturday at Pennsic. Vive le Beau Geste! 

Friday, June 7, 2013


The May Beau Geste was a bit of a bust. There were two fighters: Gui and Tycho. But thye fought it out anyway and Gui won.

The next Beau Gest will be Sunday, June 30 at the RiverFest in Riverdale, the Bronx.

Vive le Beau Geste!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

April 2013

Today was April's Beau Geste tournament, which also served as a warm-up for crown. Unfortunately, there were only three of us in armor, myself, Anton, and Tyco. We fought it as a round robin. We each have to fight each of the others three fights each with sword and shield, to weapons, and poleax. That's 18 fights altogether. At the end of the round Robin Anton adds 10 victories, I had nine, and Tycho had eight. In the final round, Anton beat me in a dagger fight to win the day.

Vive le Beau Geste!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March 2013

Oddly enough, it was the first real nice day, weather wise, that we have had at Grant's Tomb, yet only five people showed up in armor. Nonetheless, we had a tournament and it rocked. 

Gui was annoyed that his man at arms Anton had not shown up by 1:00 when the tournament was supposed to start, so he made a rule that only people who were on tim e could advance to finals. This meant me, Landon, and Alexander. Tycho and Anton fought, however. 

With five fighters we ran an elimination bear pit. We ran a round robin, starting with Alexander holding the field against everybody, then Anton against the three people he had not fought, etc., till everybody had fought once. The person with the most losses was dropped for the next round and we continued like that till finals. In case of a tie the fighters who were tied fought for the right to advance. I fought with a great sword and got my butt kicked! (and was happy I wore my body armor). I ended up tied with Tycho for most losses at three, then he beat me in the play-in fight. This continued till the end. Landon and Anton won, but because Anton could not advance Alexander advanced into finals. Landon won in two quick fights. Vive le Beau Geste! 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

February 2013

Today we held the second of our revived Beau Geste tournaments. It was bright and sunny but COLD. 29 degrees with a wind chill of 15! I ran the tournament as the current Beau Geste. There were four fighters: Dougal, Gui, Tycho, and Garret (Zach). We fought three rounds in which each fought each of the others, then the fighters with the fewest losses advanced to the finals, which would be three out of five with mixed weapons: great sword, then two weapon, then sword and shield, then great ax, then choice. The finalists were Gui and Garett. Garrett won the first two fights and then Gui won the final three for the victory. Dougal was granted the banner for his chivalry. Vive le Beau Geste!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

January 2013

We finally rebooted the Beau Geste tournament this weekend. There were seven fighters in the list: myself (Valgard) Agrippa, Anton, Baron Alexander, Tormundr, and Zach and Tycho from An Dubaghine. We fought a round robin, two out of three for each round. Agrippa and I advanced to the finals where I was victorious in three fights plus one double kill. We now have a spiffy medallion for the Beau Geste.