Fighting and Chivalry!
8 AM - 11 AM - MORNING SWIM & SET UP
1-2PM LUNCH (Bring something to contribute)
3-4PM AFTERNOON SWIM AND BREAKDOWN
Instead of a regular practice, we're doing a season kick-off tournament! Parking can be difficult at Ala Moana, so plan to come early. Parking across the street from the Ward Cinema is possible, but is a little walk. I'll arrive @7:45am to secure a parking place and to start the setup--but I plan to do a quick beach-swim first ;-)
The tournament will be done in four rounds, with special encounters between the rounds.
Opening melee, to "three good strikes", sword in two hands
1. Round 1 - Sword in Two Hands, challenge pass
between round melee, sword in two hands, to "first blood"
2. Round 2 - Challenge pass Breadth Weapon (other than sword in two hands)
between round melee, daggers, "three good strikes"
3. Round 3 - Random weapon - Random Opponent (to five blows received)
between round melee, sword in one hand, "three good strikes"
4. Round 4 - Random opponent - Sword in Two Hands
Champion's Pass - Semi-finals (best of 3) - pairs nominated by each
Champion's Bouts (Best of 5) - by acclaim
While not required, a nice tradition is to being one or more small gifts that you can present to those you think do well in the tournament. This can be done at the end of a bout, or at the end of the tournament.