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!