Held where? Charles of Dublin was the autocrat. The lists were limited to brotherhood members but the challenges were open to all.
“Likely held at Arroyo Seco Park. Sir Hugh the Undecided was the founder and Grand Master of the Brotherhood. From this point forward (I believe), all other officers, including the Captain of the Brotherhood, were decided by the Tourney of Rank. Charles of Dublin should have a complete list of the Brotherhood Membership and it's officers.” – Martin the Temperate
“Arroyo Seco Park was the location as Martin said. Lists in these Tournies of Rank were unusual with a lot of fighting even though of necessity a limited number of entrants. We had double elimination until we eliminated down to 4. Then it was round robin until the 2 with the best scores fought 2 out of 3 to become Captain and Vice-Commander, the other 2 becoming sergeants.” – Charles of Dublin
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