Tournament of Champions'

General Format

  1. Each officially recognized local branch and incipient branches may sponsor three (3) entrants into the Tournament of Champions
    • One (1) into the Chivalric Tournament
    • One (1) into the Rapier Tournament
    • One (1) into the Arts and Sciences Competition
  2. Each entrant may only accept one (1) sponsorship and may only enter the one competition for which they received sponsorship.
  3. Sponsorship into the competitions may be accepted or declined by the combatant. Sponsorship may not be transferred by the combatant. A combatant who accepts sponsorship and is unable to attend may relinquish that sponsorship and the sponsor may offer sponsorship to another combatant.
  4. The Baron and/or Baroness of each Barony is responsible for deciding how they will determine who is to be offered the sponsorship for their Barony.
    The seneschal of non-baronial branches (shires, cantons, etc.) will be responsible for determining how sponsorship will be offered by their group.
  5. Each Crown, jointly, having ascended the Stellar Throne in Calendar Year 2017 may sponsor one entrant in each venue.
  6. All groups and Royal pairs are requested to send an email to Countess Toryn Sevenstiches [javascript protected information] or by phone at [javascript protected information] to preregister their combatants by December 1, 2017.
  7. Because each combatant may only accept one (1) sponsorship please confirm with your Champion ASAP; contact Countess Toryn Sevenstiches [javascript protected information] or by phone at [javascript protected information].

Chivalric Unique Rules

  1. Each King's Champion selected in Calendar Year 2017 may enter the Chivalric Tournament. No prizes are required to be donated by the King's champions as they are Champions of the Kingdom and do not require sponsorship.
  2. A tournament for chivalric will be held the morning of Tournament of Champions to give any combatants without sponsorship one last chance at entry into the list. No combatant with sponsorship may enter this tournament.
  3. The victor of the prior years Tournament of Champions Chivalric list (2016) may not enter this year's Chivalric Tournament of Champions List (2017).
  4. Each group and Royal pair will be responsible for providing a donation to the prize baskets for each combatant they sponsor into a tourney. A group sponsoring only one fighter need only provide a donation for the tourney prize basket that their fighter enters.

Rapier Unique Rules

  1. Each Queen's Champion selected in Calendar Year 2017 may enter the Rapier Tournament. No prizes are required to be donated by the Queen's champions as they are Champions of the Kingdom and do not require sponsorship.
  2. A tournament for rapier will be held the morning of Tournament of Champions to give any combatants without sponsorship one last chance at entry into the list. No combatant with sponsorship may enter this tournament.
  3. The victor of the prior years Tournament of Champion Rapier list (2016) may not enter this year's Rapier Tournament of Champions List (2017).
  4. Each group and Royal pair will be responsible for providing a donation to the prize baskets for each combatant they sponsor into a tourney. A group sponsoring only one fighter need only provide a donation for the tourney prize basket that their fighter enters.

Arts and Sciences Unique Rules

  1. The artisan may be the group's title artisan or may be chosen from the populace or peerage of Ansteorra
  2. The competition will be single item entry only. Documentation is required, but there is no theme. This is a "Bring Your Best Item" competition.
  3. The judges for this competition will be Their Majesties plus a group of three (3) anonymous judges selected by Their Majesties. Both the King and Queen each get a vote, along with the three (3) anonymous judges, to ensure no tie can result.
  4. We request, but do not require, that a donation to the Artisan's Prize Basket be submitted by each group sponsoring an artisan for the competition.
  5. If you have any questions, please contact HL Jeanne-Marie le Verriere [javascript protected information] or by phone at [javascript protected information]